Sights and Sounds: Dig 4 Pink Night

Category: MiscellaneousVolleyballWKU Sports
Reporter: fletcherkeel

Last week, the Lady Topper volleyball team, on their way to sweeping Tennessee Tech to close non-conference play, held “Dig 4 Pink” night, in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. The Lady Tops know all too well how detrimental cancer can be, after one little girl – Harlie Bryant – touched their lives in an unimaginable way.

 

 

 

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Hoosier Sister? Rachel and Sydney Engle

Category: VolleyballWKU Sports
Reporter: fletcherkeel

Teamwork requires a certain chemistry for success. Some would say that the bond formed through competitive sport is one of family but, for two Lady Toppers, that bond started long before volleyball.

WKU volleyball holds with it a tradition in family, literally, as Rachel and Sydney Engle are playing together as sisters on the Hill.

Before Sydney followed her older sister from Southern Indiana, Rachel had family influence as well following her cousin and best friend, Ashley Potts.

“I always had a dream to come to Western, especially because my two older cousins played here, and I saw how Travis coached and saw that I really wanted to be apart of this Western Kentucky family because my biological family was already apart of it...

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Stark: If we communicate well, it doesn’t matter who plays

Category: FootballWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

WKU Head Coach Jeff Brohm, along with OL Derrick Stark and DL Tanner Reeves, spoke about the win against Navy, their return to Bowling Green for a home game, and offensive line play. The Hilltoppers host the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

 

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Williams: It’s turnover Wednesday

Category: FootballWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

Defensive Coordinator Nick Hold and Linebacker Terran Williams discuss this weekend’s upcoming game at Navy, the work of the scout team defense, and the importance of forcing Naval turnovers.

 

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Doughty: We have got to do the little things

Category: FootballWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

WKU Quarterback Brandon Doughty and Offensive Coordinator Tyson Helton talk about facing a Navy team that the Hilltoppers defeated last season and the discipline necessary to take down an armed forces opponent.

 

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Down the stretch: WKU’s Justin Carnes moves up the ranks at Beech Bend Raceway

Category: Local Pro Sports
Reporter: Elliott Pratt

Beech Bend Raceway is commonly known as a weekend getaway for drag racing enthusiasts. For Edmonson County sophomore Justin Carnes, the quarter-mile stretch of asphault is more like home.

Justin Carnes' 1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula. PHOTO/Josh Holland

Justin Carnes’ 1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula. PHOTO/Josh Holland

“The first time I ever came to the drag strip was when my mom was actually pregnant with me,” Carnes said. “I have done a lot of growing up at the track, even through my toddler years. I was coming down and watching my uncle, Early Tally – he’s kind of a local track legend here – and my dad. He’s done a lot of racing and actually works here some. I kind of grew up knowing I wanted to get into that someday.”

Carnes began competing in the Tuesday night street drags three years ago...

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Brohm and Thomas push the same point, discipline

Category: FootballWKU Sports
Reporter: Josh Holland

After the BYE week, WKU Head Coach Jeff Brohm and Senior DB Cam Thomas spoke about the discipline needed heading in to facing a service academy. The Hilltoppers travel to Annapolis, MD, this weekend to battle Navy.

 

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