It was Christmas morning and I was awakened by my 12-year-old brother screaming my name: “Tai! Tai! Tai!” As I was about to start yelling at him he said, “mom and dad got us tickets to the Jazz-Warriors game!” I said, “that’s great buddy.” Then he screamed more at me, “No! To the one in Oakland! Tomorrow!” I immediately got almost as excited as him. I have to say almost because he was about as excited as I’ve ever seen a human being become. After all, we were going to Oakland.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:16pm
Abby Butler, a center on the USU Eastern women’s basketball team, began her basketball career at eight. During her freshman year of high school in Grantsville, Utah, she realized that basketball had become part of her identity. Along with basketball, Butler played softball as a freshman in high school. When her sophomore year came around, Butler began to toy with the idea of playing basketball at the collegiate level. She worked hard and succeeded in her goal.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:15pm
“You can do more than you think.” These were words Kaitlin Toluono lived by as she grew up in Taylorsville, Utah. She enjoys reading inspirational books such as “Unbroken,” written by Laura Hillenbrand, that motivates and inspires her to do more than she thinks possible. She constantly is trying to better herself and the people around her.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:13pm
Utah Sate Eastern men’s basketball team finished with an overall record of 10-7 in the preseason and have gone 4-4 in their last eight. Their last two games at home marked the start of SWAC conference play, both of which featured record-breaking player performances. In the last month of their preseason, the Eagles went to the Snow Tournament in Ephraim, Utah Dec 8-9. USUE played Treasure Valley Community College first on Friday afternoon to get things started. They lost by a thin margin of 75-78 with a halftime score of 37-34 that was just as close.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:11pm
Hailing from Riverton, Utah, 5A state champion Seth “Butters” Butterfield, is entering his sophomore campaign for the Eagle’s baseball team. Butters won a state championship while playing at Jordan High School. “When we got the final out, I went absolutely insane, I was so excited to get that ring, months of hard work and great clutch play from my team paid off,” he said.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:07pm
Those who were at the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center on Jan. 6, watched one of the best men’s basketball games USU Eastern has ever played. The Scenic West Athletic Conference opener went to triple overtime, and despite leaving with a loss in the end, Eastern’s basketball team looked good that night, especially beyond the 3-point line.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:04pm
January kicks off the beginning of conference play in the Scenic West Athletic Conference for the Utah State University Eastern Eagles women’s basketball team. After a stellar preseason, the team looks poised to continue their impressive campaign and make a splash during the season.
Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:59pm
Meet Kristupas Totoris. The 6-feet-7-inch shooting guard from Vilnius, Lithuania, is a sophomore at Utah State University Eastern. After proving himself as one of the best 3 point shooters in his freshman season on the SWAC Athletic Conference, the expectations are high for Totoris to have a successful future. He had a season high of 23 points last season in the conference semi-finals against Snow College. This year, Totoris has already scored in double digits in eight of the 11 games he has played.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
Sophomore softball player from Manti, Utah, Madi Blauer is excited for the spring. “The team looks very good this year and it should be a great spring semester, we have made many improvements and have been working very hard, this spring will be our proof of that,” she said. Blauer played centerfield and was a four-year letterer and a two-time state champion while at Manti High School. “Winning a state championship is a feeling unlike any other, it’s very surreal and filled with excitement. All I wanted to do after was hug my mom.”
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:37pm
Magna, Utah’s, Akosita Tuitupou joined Utah State University Eastern as a center for the women’s basketball team. A freshman this year, she graduated in 2017 from Cyprus High School. She plans on starting the season strong and progressing throughout the year and finish even stronger. Anxious for the season to get going, she stays mentally focused by working out every day and trying to improve her game.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:34pm