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Giving back to the community that provides students with an education and the opportunity to play basketball is Coach Adjalma “Vando” Becheli’s goal when he takes his team to the area schools to meet the students. “We started this tradition when I became head coach and my team loves to interact with the students,” he said. Head women’s coach Chelsey Warburton echoed Becheli’s thoughts. “It is a great opportunity for our student athletes and the youth to interact as well as discuss the importance of working hard in the classroom and on the court.
Posted Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:58pm
Coach Scott Madsen planned to go into last weekend with confidence as the USU Eastern baseball team traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., for its first competition this spring. Using the Carbon County Horse Arena to prepare for the 2017 spring season has been a first for the team, Madsen sees it as a huge benefit. He says, “We are able to pitch live in one tunnel and hit batting practice in the other tunnel. Being able to see live pitching is something that not very many schools from our region are able to do before the preseason games.”
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:55pm
The NBA season reached its halfway point. I’m going to separate all the contenders into groups. The sort of lingering group: First, the Washington Wizards. The Wizard have come on strong lately winning eight of their last 10 games. John Wall is playing like an all-star and his backcourt partner Bradley Bell has played well. Next, the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks traded Kyle Korver and everyone expected them to start over. Instead, they’ve been rolling, reaching all the way to the fourth seed in the East. Dwight Howard is quietly playing good basketball in his hometown.
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:49pm
USU Eastern’s athletic department brought someone special to the teams this year. After almost 20 years without an athletic trainer, players and coaches welcome Jess Brinkerhoff to the ranks. “I had no idea it had been that long,” said Ammon Bennett, head coach of USUE’s soccer program. “I knew it had been a while, but wow!” Similar statements were expressed by athletes and faculty because, as of the start of the New Year, Brinkerhoff is head athletic trainer responsible for overseeing every sport from basketball and soccer, to softball and spirit squad.
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:45pm
Scoring their first conference victory on the road, the Eagles struggled the next two home games. On Jan. 19, the Utah State Eastern men’s basketball team traveled to Rangely, Colo., to take on the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans. They got their first conference win in a two-point contest, 62-60. Sophomore forward Cam Bailey would lead the team with a double double: 20 points and 10 rebounds. At half, the team led 37-29. By the second half, Eastern was outscored 25-32 in the second half, but the first half lead would hold up for the team.
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:40pm
Dixie State commit Maile Richardson, who hails from America Fork, Utah, is a sophomore on this years Utah State Eastern women’s basketball team and is a returning starter for them. Standing at 6 feet 1 inch, Richardson is a force to be reckoned with in the middle. She is the second leading scorer on the team at 8.8 points per game, and leads the team in rebounds at 5.8 per game.
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:34pm
Former Utah State Eastern assistant coach Justin Brown found incredible success outside of Price, Utah. The former Eagle coach is an assistant coach at South Plains Community College in Levelland, Texas. Brown’s team has spent the last 10 weeks as the nation’s top junior college D1 program on the NJCAA site. South Plains is ranked No. 1 in the nation with a perfect 20-0 record.
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:28pm
USU Eastern’s Eagles have had a rough go of it in conference play and over the span of games from January 17-19, the Eagles went on a three-game-road-losing streak. In those three road games, the team lost by an average of 15 points and struggled to consistently play as a team. After the disappointing road trip, the Eagles hoped to have a reversal of fortune as they returned home to Price.
Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:25pm
What a weekend of football. These were three-heavy weight battles and then one game that ended up being more competitive than anyone thought it would be. These really were some great games. Let’s talk about all of them.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:11pm
With high expectations for the 2017 spring season, Utah State University Eastern welcomes newcomer Brittani Richins and her softball program to the sports family in Price. Out of Tremonton, Utah, Coach Richins has vast experience with softball. Playing since age 6, she moved on to play through middle school and high school at Bear River High. That didn’t stop her though, she moved on to play at the next level at Lamar Community College and Adam’s State University. Prior to USUE, Brittani coached under her former mentor, Craig Brooks at Lamar Community College.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:08pm