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Avery Wood hit a RBI triple in game one vs No. 8 Rodgers State. Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Softball finishes long season with four home losses

Grant Tighe May 17, 2023

The Loper softball team honored their three seniors Avery Wood, Katie Gosker and Stacy Bott before Saturday’s doubleheader against Northeastern State. They would look to honor them even more with a victory...

The Pronghorns held their first meeting on April 25. Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Organization starts to boost student support for athletics

Traeton Harimon May 17, 2023

A new student organization, The Pronghorns, wants to boost school spirit at UNK athletic events in the future.  With the support of the UNK athletic department, the organization looks to improve upon...

UNKs plan is to have a video board by fall 2024. Courtesy of UNK Athletics

Lopers creating new football experience with additions

Grant Tighe May 17, 2023

Football at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium is going to look a little different in a few years. That is, if the UNK athletic program can get the funds it needs to make the upgrades that they envision. Program...

Carrie Eighmey leaves the Lopers for Idaho University  after eight seasons as head coach. File Photo

Women’s basketball coach steps down for Idaho job

Nathan Lowther May 17, 2023

UNK head women’s basketball coach Carrie Eighmey is moving up the collegiate coaching ladder. The 2023 MIAA Coach of the Year accepted the head coaching job at the University of Idaho on Friday.  “Carrie...

TJ Davis looks at coaches for a play call. Photo by Nate Lilla / Antelope Staff

Loper defense prevails late over offense in spring game

NATHAN LOWTHER April 27, 2023

The Ryan Held era has begun for Loper football. In the spring game on Saturday, the Loper defense took advantage of a unique scoring system, beating the offense 33-30. “It was good...

Ben Arens holds the indoor school record at 3,000 meters. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Medical student finds structure running with track team

TRAETON HARIMON April 27, 2023

For Ben Arens, maintaining a 4.0 GPA is an impressive task. Add in being on the track and cross-country teams majoring in biology while working toward medical school.  Now it’s not just...

The 160-meter Cushing Coliseum track was last resurfaced 21 years ago. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Cushing Coliseum undergoing renovations, resurfacing

NATHAN LOWTHER April 12, 2023

Cushing Fieldhouse is undergoing renovations to improve the safety and reputation of the facility. The project consists of resurfacing the track with a softer material, new curtains, new basketball hoops...

Loper record-breaker golfing through her final season

Loper record-breaker golfing through her final season

GRANT TIGHE April 12, 2023

[email protected] Faviola Gonzalez has done nothing but break records in her time at UNK. When looking at the Loper women’s golf record book, it’s not hard to find Gonzalez’s name at...

Tennis player regains rock solid confidence on the court

Tennis player regains rock solid confidence on the court

TRAETON HARIMON April 12, 2023

[email protected] Usually, college athletes dedicate more time to their sport at the college level than ever before. For UNK tennis’s Jazmin Zamorano, this was not the case. In fact,...

Avery Wood went 2-2 against Pittsburg State and scored two runs in UNKs 3-0 victory. Leads the team hitting .362 this year. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Softball ends eight-game losing streak with weekend win


[email protected] Loper softball picked up a win in their final weekend contest, defeating Pittsburg State  2-0 to end an eight-game losing streak. Prior to the win, UNK scored only...

Tim Schaffner had 51 wins at Butler Community College. Photo by Ethan McCormick / Antelope Staff

Loper defense embracing coach’s ‘win now’ mentality

GRANT TIGHE April 6, 2023

[email protected] A coaching change isn’t the only thing that the UNK football team is adjusting to this spring. The defense is replacing 13 of the top 17 tacklers from last year’s defense.  Despite...

Colby Ellis coached wide receivers at North Alabama before UNK. Photo by Ethan McCormick / Antelope Staff

New coach provides experience in fast offensive scheme

NATHAN LOWTHER April 6, 2023

[email protected] It’s a new era for UNK football, and although offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Colby Ellis has new responsibilities, he isn’t worried about his new roles.  This...

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