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The PRAIRIE

Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Nick Alvarado

Nick Alvarado, Editor for The Prairie

I’m Nick Alvarado, a senior broadcasting and electronic media major, and the editor of The Prairie. I’m from Plains, TX and cover WT sports and other campus happenings. I also own a website, Roy Report Media, covering high school sports across Texas.

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Lady Buffs complete sweep of UTPB

Lady Buffs complete sweep of UTPB

March 30, 2018

West Texas A&M pitcher Kilee Halbert became the program’s all-time career leader in wins as the Lady Buffs swept UTPB in a twin-bill on Friday. Halbert, who improved to 14-4 on the season, surpassed...

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LCU edge out Lady Buffs in regional final

March 12, 2018

Fans would call Monday night a ‘celebration of West Texas basketball.’ For the Lady Buffs, it would not be so much of a celebration at the Rip Griffin Center. Despite facing a seven-point deficit...

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Lexy Hightower has been one of the top sophomores in the country, averaging about 15 points per game for the Lady Buffs

[Photo] ‘Sustaining excellence’ expectation as Lady Buffs approach post season

February 14, 2018

Lexy Hightower has been one of the top sophomores in the country, averaging about 15 points per game for the Lady Buffs

Reagan Haynes prepares to shoot a three-point shot during the game against Western New Mexico on Saturday, January 27 at the First United Bank Center.

Buffs, Lady Buffs finish regular season home schedules this weekend

February 14, 2018

Buffs The nationally ranked Buffs have always done well in protecting their home court. This past weekend, WT took care of business in back-to-back road games. One was a win at Midwestern State, which...

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Jimmy Cubillos is one of 11 seniors on the team that will bring experience from a 36-18 team that qualified for regionals a season ago.

[Photo] Buff baseball confident about new season with balanced roster

February 14, 2018

Jimmy Cubillos is one of 11 seniors on the team that will bring experience from a 36-18 team that qualified for regionals a season ago.

West Texas A&M catcher Shanna McBroom chases down an Augustana runner attempting to score. The Ldy Buffs will rely on senior leadership and experience in attempt to get back on the big stage of the World Series.

Lady Buffs keep same expectations, goals with new coach

February 14, 2018

Despite having a different coach in the third base box, the West Texas A&M softball team will stay the course with having the same approach of games, philosophy and goals as the 2018 season is here. For...

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Master student in ag business, Noah Jesko, plans to attend Texas A&M University in the falls being a part of the pipeline.

Pipeline to Graduate Studies program introduced this semester

February 14, 2018

Students can find it tough to get accepted into any tier-one research university, including Texas A&M University. The launch of the new Pipeline to Graduate Studies at West Texas A&M University...

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Head Football Coach Hunter Hughes speaks during the National Signing Day press conference at the Buffalo Club Room at the First United Bank Center on Wednesday, Feb. 7

[Photo] Hughes signs quantity and quality with big recruiting class

February 7, 2018

Head Football Coach Hunter Hughes speaks during the National Signing Day press conference at the Buffalo Club Room at the First United Bank Center on Wednesday, Feb. 7

West Texas A&M catcher Shanna McBroom chases down an Augustana runner attempting to score. The Ldy Buffs will rely on senior leadership and experience in attempt to get back on the big stage of the World Series.

Pair of walkoffs open up Abrams era

February 1, 2018

The Candace Abrams era has started, and it could not have pictured to be any better. No. 13 West Texas A&M Lady Buff softball team had to dig deep and come from behind in both games, using walkoffs...

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Jordan Collins shoots a teardrop jumper during the game against Western New Mexico on Jan. 27. Both men and women end their home slate this weekend.

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Jordan Collins shoots a teardrop jumper during the game against Western New Mexico on Jan. 27. Both men and women end their home slate this weekend.

WT will look to bring back the Wagon Wheel back to  Canyon when they host Eastern New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 30

[Photo] Restore Kimbrough Stadium’s Glory

September 29, 2017

WT will look to bring back the Wagon Wheel back to Canyon when they host Eastern New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 30

Senior forward Marlene van Mourik dribbles the ball past a New Mexico Highlands defender during the game at the Pitch on Sept. 7

Buffs split LSC openers, Lady Buffs start strong

September 26, 2017

The new soccer season is well-underway for both the Buffs and Lady Buffs as both teams started off smoothly in their respective non-conference slate. The Buffs also kicked off Heartland Conference play...

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Junior Pomee is enjoying the transition to defensive line after three games for the Buffs.

[Photo] Pome’e transitions to new defensive role

September 26, 2017

Junior Pome'e is enjoying the transition to defensive line after three games for the Buffs.

WT junior quarterback Ben Arbuckle throws the ball during the UTPB game on Sept. 16 at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium

[Photo] Buffs consecutive wins show improvement

September 26, 2017

WT junior quarterback Ben Arbuckle throws the ball during the UTPB game on Sept. 16 at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium

Kamille Jones (right center) hits the ball over an Adams State blocker during the match at the Box on Saturday, Sept. 2

[Photo] Young volleyball roster rises to tough opponents

September 26, 2017

Kamille Jones (right center) hits the ball over an Adams State blocker during the match at the Box on Saturday, Sept. 2

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Johnson tabbed new vice president of strategic relations

September 26, 2017

West Texas A&M is expanding in all sorts of ways with newly constructed buildings, record enrollment and new faculty and staff. With expansion comes new positions in faculty as Dr. Bradley Johnson...

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WT running back Warren Witherspoon stiff arms an Azusa Pacific defender during the season opener on Sept. 2 at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

[Photo] Buffs fall to Azusa Pacific in Hughes debut

September 4, 2017

WT running back Warren Witherspoon stiff arms an Azusa Pacific defender during the season opener on Sept. 2 at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

Freshman shortstop Alyx Cordell throws to first during the game against Midwestern State on Mar. 26 at Schaffer Park.

[Photo] Lady Buffs Sweep Midwestern State

March 28, 2017

Freshman shortstop Alyx Cordell throws to first during the game against Midwestern State on Mar. 26 at Schaffer Park.

Adam Adkins takes a swing for the WTAMU Buffs.

[Photo] Baseball Looks to Build Off Strong Week at Tarleton

March 8, 2017

Adam Adkins takes a swing for the WTAMU Buffs.

Coach Kerry Bartholomew comes from Texas A&M-Commerce to work with WTs pitching staff, which includes Alexis Alfonso and other nationally-ranked pitchers.

[Photo] New Coach Joins WTAMU Softball Staff

March 8, 2017

Coach Kerry Bartholomew comes from Texas A&M-Commerce to work with WT's pitching staff, which includes Alexis Alfonso and other nationally-ranked pitchers.

Skyler OLaughlin looks to lead the Buffs to a deep post-season run in regionals in Golden, Colo.

Buffs,Lady Buffs wrap up conference tourney action, learn national tournament fate

March 7, 2017

The West Texas A&M men’s and women’s basketball teams took part in the Lone Star Conference tournament with their final push to improve their seeding in the regional tournament. For the Lady...

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Buffs, Lady Buffs garner conference honors, move up in regional rankings

Buffs, Lady Buffs garner conference honors, move up in regional rankings

March 3, 2017

Prior to Lone Star Conference tournament play in Allen this weekend, six combined athletes from the West Texas A&M men’s and women’s basketball teams were recognized for their efforts in conference....

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Women (attached): WTs Madison Parker (42) gets fouled by an A&M-Commerce defender during the game on Feb. 23  at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

[Photo] Lady Buffs Outlast Tarleton State

February 26, 2017

Women (attached): WT's Madison Parker (42) gets fouled by an A&M-Commerce defender during the game on Feb. 23 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

​WTs Joe Prince (middle) shoots a three-point shot during the game against A&M-Commerce on Feb. 23 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon

[Photo] Buffs Tame 15th Ranked Texans

February 26, 2017

​WT's Joe Prince (middle) shoots a three-point shot during the game against A&M-Commerce on Feb. 23 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon

WTs Madison Parker (42) shoots over two defenders during the game on Feb. 23 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

Lady Buffs Push Past Commerce to Kickstart Important Home Finale Weekend

February 24, 2017

In an all-important season finale weekend at the First United Bank Center, the West Texas A&M picked up a crucial victory in their final home stretch of the season. With four players finishing in...

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WTs designated hitter Allie Smith (18) comes into home plate with the team celebrating after hitting a home run against Fort Lewis on Feb. 11 at Schaeffer Park.

[Photo] Lady Buffs Host WT Invitational, Finish Weekend 6-0

February 15, 2017

WT's designated hitter Allie Smith (18) comes into home plate with the team celebrating after hitting a home run against Fort Lewis on Feb. 11 at Schaeffer Park.

An elated Lacey Taylor hugs her father.

[Photo] Lacey Taylor’s Number Retired During WT Invitational

February 12, 2017

An elated Lacey Taylor hugs her father.

WTs Madison Parker (42) shoots past a Cameron defender during the game on Feb. 9 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

Lady Buffs Toughen Past Cameron Behind Fourth Quarter Push

February 12, 2017

With one player hitting shots, more players did the same. Five players wrapped up their night with double-digits as the Lady Buffs streteched their winning streak to five game after an 86-69 victory...

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West Texas A&Ms Maddison Wild shoots the ball over a Texas Womens University defender during the game on Feb. 4 in the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

Wild Posts a Career High to Lead Lady Buffs Past TWU 

February 6, 2017

Maddison Wild went wild for the Lady Buffs. The 6-foot-2 senior center posted a career high 23 points as the West Texas A&M women’s basketball team returned home and earned another win in convincing...

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West Texas A&M head football coach Hunter Hughes discusses the recruiting class on Feb. 1 in the Buffalo Room at the First United Bank Center.

[Photo] Hughes Signs Debut Class

February 2, 2017

West Texas A&M head football coach Hunter Hughes discusses the recruiting class on Feb. 1 in the Buffalo Room at the First United Bank Center.

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