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February has been a roller-coaster ride for the Eagles. After finishing January with a 2-7 conference record, and a six-game losing streak, USUE looked for greener pastures as the calendar turned. With their first game against the fifth-ranked Salt Lake Community College Bruins, the team knew that they’d have to play their best to come out on top. USUE looked to build off their previous game, in which they nearly mounted a second-half comeback.
Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:17pm
The USUE baseball team picked up multiple new players this past semester from all over the globe. One of these new players being Fisher “Ice Man” Hermansen. He is a 5 foot 8 inch freshman from Heber city, Utah. He attending high school at three schools: Wasatch, Park City and graduated from Orem High.
Posted Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:52pm
Left-handed pitcher Colton Hill is a big returning piece to the Utah State Eastern baseball team for this spring season. He is a 22-year-old sophomore returning USUE to play his second year in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. He went to Salem Hills High School located in Salem, Utah, where he excelled, winning not only a state championship, but was named 4A MVP as well. Hill said, “My most memorable moment during the state playoffs was when I hit a grand slam late in the semi-final game.”
Posted Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:01pm
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