Olivia Draguicevich weighs in on her life as a student-athlete  Tyrenisha James  Reporter  Olivia Draguicevich is no stranger to soccer.  “I grew up playing because my parents and the rest of my family played it. It’s always been a sport everyone in my family played,” Draguicevich said.   Draguicevich was four years old when she first began playing.  “Growing up IContinue Reading

Tyrenisha James  Sports Reporter  Northwestern State University Lady Demon Soccer played against Southeastern Louisiana University Lions April 13 at the Southeastern Soccer Complex for the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lady Demons wrapped up the game and season with a final score of 0-0.  “Proud of the defensive effort,” said co-head coach Jess Jobe. “We put ourselves in a position to win it, and weContinue Reading

Tyrenisha James Reporter Baseball: Demon baseball to play Sam Houston The Northwestern State Demons Baseball team played against the Austin Peay Governors on Friday, March 7 at Brown-Stroud Field. The game ended with a final score of 2-3 in favor of the Governors.  “We’ve got to get some guys going offensively, so we’re not always playing those tight games where one or twoContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  COVID-19 restrictions may still be in place but that hasn’t stopped the fun at Northwestern State University. Students expressed their feelings about the protocols at the first football game of the semester.  “Starting college in a pandemic has definitely been a challenge, but Northwestern State has honestly been such an amazing placeContinue Reading

Tyrenisha James  Sports Reporter   Northwestern State University’s baseball, football and softball teams are resuming after being postponed last fall. The men’s and women’s basketball teams, which both began playing last November, are continuing their seasons this semester. The Demons are not only ready to get back into action, they are ready to get back into action safely.  According to Mike McConathy, the men’s basketball coach, COVID-19 has changed him as a coach in every imaginable way.   “From players being missed,Continue Reading

Trinity Ford  Reporter   Despite the ongoing pandemic, intramurals are still being held with safety precautions in place.  “They are going well,” Tri Sigma President Brette Reaux said. “It’s obviously different than normal and we don’t have as many sports because we can only do spaced out ones but it’s still super fun.”  Many differentContinue Reading

Brianna Corley   Copy Editor  On Sep. 15, the Northwestern State University Athletics Department made the decision to pause five teams to help slow the spread of COVID-19. After a carefully paced return, the department returned to full operation after fall break.  Following the return of student-athletes after Hurricane Laura, Greg Burke, director of athletics, stated that he and the sports medicineContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief Northwestern State University has decided to postpone all fall sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and cross country until the spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus.  “You look at the responsibility we have as an institution to the health and safety of these student athletesContinue Reading

Will Salinas Sports reporter ​Northwestern State University intramurals started an esports league to keep students engaged while taking a break from their studies. ​Jason Stelly, assistant director for intramurals, and Alan Pasch, director of facilities, have partnered with Mission Control, an app that hosts esports leagues, to host esports tournaments for students. ​They talked about the possibility of intramural esports, but Stelly said that theContinue Reading

Will Salinas Sports Reporter Anna Nimz is Northwestern State University’s tenth head coach for the Lady Demons Basketball team. Nimz, who was previously an associate head coach at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will be replacing Missy Bilderback. Bilkderback was announced the ninth head coach on March 18 and stepped down on April 3 due to personal reasons.   Greg Burke, director of athletics, startedContinue Reading