T-3 Treck

Category: Local Sports
Reporter: David Holloway

Bowling Green has its fair share of running, swimming, and cycling clubs to promote physical fitness, but reporter David Holloway found out what happens when you combine all three into one.

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Bruce Marchionda opens up in letter

Category: OtherWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

WKU Swim Coach Bruce Marchionda sent out an open letter regarding the allegations against the Swim and Dive program and the suspension that followed.

Marchionda noted that he is “truly saddened by how these events have tarnished the Program and negatively impacted all those associated with it.” But, he followed by maintaing that his staff did not knowingly and willfully allow the acts listed in a letter from former WKU swimmer Collin Craig to happen.

“I want to dispel the misperception that the coaching staff knowingly turned a blind eye to this misconduct,” Marchionda said. “First, neither my staff nor I would ever condone hazing, harassment, or underage/excessive drinking of our student-athletes in any form...

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Time laps – Bill Powell’s Birthday Tradition

Category: Local SportsOtherWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

Many celebrate their birthday at home with family and friends. A former Western Kentucky swim coach is no different, but the home he uses to celebrate is. ExtraPoint reporter Josh Holland went to Bill Powell Natatorium and found a birthday tradition started by the man with his name on the wall.

If the way to understand a man is to walk a mile in his shoes. What happens when you swim a mile in his goggles?
Bill Powell saw less than 25 meters floating between Bill Powell and the finish line of an annual tradition. People familiar with the pool and the man cheering him on from the place where he stood years ago as a coach.
Each stroke is designed to get him from wall to wall, but 70 years ago, he used those same movements to glide him somewhere else.

Bill Powell swims from wall to wall during his annual birthday laps. Photo by Dan Blommel

Bill Powell swims from wall to wall dur...

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WKU Softball Weekend Highlights

Category: SoftballWKU Sports
Reporter: David Holloway

The Lady Toppers welcomed in Southern Miss to the WKU Softball Complex. The Lady Tops sent in star ace Miranda Kramer for the first game, where she set the WKU single season strikeout record. The Tops would win the first game 7-1 and the second game 6-0. In the series finale, WKU continued their dominance finishing off the Lady Eagles 8-0 in 5 innings.

 

 

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WKU vs Southern Miss Highlights

Category: BaseballWKU Sports
Reporter: David Holloway

WKU welcomes in C-USA foe Southern Miss to Nick Denes Field this past weekend. The Tops shut the Golden Eagles out 5-0 in the first game, but Southern Miss wasn’t going to go out like that. They would take it to the Tops in the next two games, and walk out with a series victory of 2 games to 1.

 

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WKU vs Murray State Highlights

Category: BaseballWKU Sports
Reporter: David Holloway

WKU headed into the Nick coming off a comeback win over UK. The Tops and Racers came out swinging with hot bats as the game came down to a 5-4 win for the Tops. WKU will travel to sunny Florida to take on C-USA rival FIU in Miami.

 

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Baseball bond in the infield

Category: BaseballWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

Ryan Church, Danny Hudzina, and Cody Wofford share a dugout, an infield, and an apartment. ExtraPoint reporter Josh Holland spent some time with the roommates to see how on field teamwork transitioned into something deeper than a friendship.

The fourth infielder, Leiff clarkson might be left out of the housing arrangements, but his team leading .354 batting average makes him a valuable part of the Hilltopper lineup.

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