The Horizon

Rippin’ Lips

IU Southeast Bass Fishing duo of Gavin Lagle, left, and Atom Ward, right, looking to get a bite during the Carhartt Bassmaster College National Championship.

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

Normally when a sports team forms for the first time, it usually takes a few years for it to build a successful foundation. That would not be the case for the newest IUS athletic squad, Bass Fishing. The program, a club sport, is only a semester old and has already shown great success despite its young...

Monica Loftus Rises Up

Monica Loftus, senior outside hitter, prepares for a serve against Lindsey Wilson College.

Clay Ables, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

Monica Loftus’ life has revolved around volleyball and mastering the game. She started as child, picking up the game in her backyard. Now she’s a captain of the IU Southeast volleyball team. Loftus, senior outside hitter, started playing volleyball in first grade and hasn’t looked back sin...

Grenadier Volleyball Drops First Match of Season

The Grenadier volleyball team celebrates after taking the third set against the defending national champions from Lindsey Wilson College. The Grenadiers would go on to lose the match 3-1. Photo by Tamar Kelly.

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

September 5, 2018

IU Southeast hosted the defending national champions and No. 4 ranked Blue Raiders from Lindsey Wilson College in the Grenadiers’ toughest match of the young 2018 season. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Grenadiers (7-1) entered the match as unbeatens and off to the team’s best start of Eric Brian...

A Guide to the 2018-19 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Squads

Junior Sam Venter sets up a backhanded return in a Spring 2018 match. Venter is one of four juniors who Epkey believes will lead the men's team this season.

Tate McGarvey, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018

Entering his sixth season as head coach of the IU Southeast tennis program, Joe Epkey knows a thing or two about winning at the collegiate level. From earning GLVC Freshman of the Year honors at the University of Southern Indiana to winning a MAC regular season championship at Ball State — both of which as a player — Epkey is familiar with how a tennis pro...

Louisville City FC to Host College Night

Louisville City forward, Cameron Lancaster, takes a free kick during a 6-0 rout of the Richmond Kickers. The club is hosting “College Night” for students on Aug. 31.

Tate McGarvey, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018

The defending United Soccer League (USL) champions are looking to make their fourth playoff appearance in as many seasons with just over a month left in the 2018 campaign. Sitting at second in the USL’s Eastern Conference through 24 games, Louisville City is in the midst of yet another winning seaso...

Bump! Set! Spike!

The volleyball team celebrates a point during a home match against Cincinnati Christian University last season. The Grenadiers home opener will fall on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. against St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

August 21, 2018

The 2018-2019 athletics year is set to get underway with the return of Grenadier volleyball right around the corner. On paper, the 17-20 record from last season may not seem too impressive. After starting the year 0-11, the injury-ridden Grenadiers finally got healthy and rattled off 12 consecutive victorie...

Competition breeds Success

Photo by Dustin Kiefer.

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

August 21, 2018

Joe Epkey is entering his sixth season at the helm of the Grenadier men’s and women’s tennis teams, but the sport has been a part of his life from the very beginning. With his father as a coach, and sandwiched between two brothers — one a year older and one a year younger — who also loved...

Nolan Rogers — Champion Among Us

Nolan Rogers, senior outfielder, stands in the batters box in a game at the IU Southeast Koetter Sports Complex. Rogers is a graduate transfer from  Vanderbilt University, where he was a part of their 2014 NCAA World Series championship team. Photo courtesy of Angie Branz

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018

For a team with 15 seniors, a young decorated coach, and an All-American shortstop, IU Southeast baseball gave every indication of getting over the edge of last year’s shortcomings. Then they added a World Series champion. Nolan Rogers is a graduate senior outfielder who played three years at Vande...

IU Southeast falls to Indiana Wesleyan 85-72

Wiley Brown passes the basketball during a team practice. Brown and the Grenadiers hope to take down the Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan and move one step closer to another final four appearance.

Samuel Murphy, Content Editor

March 9, 2018

March 9 — The IU Southeast men's basketball season comes to an end as the Grenadiers fall to Indiana Wesleyan 85-72. The Grenadiers squad began the game shorthanded, with their leading scorer, Jaime Johnson, and key reserve, Nick Tinsley, both forced to sit out due to injury. Tinsley turned an ankle...

IU Southeast rolls Stillman (Ala.) 84-66

Joe Jackson, senior forward, jumps toward the basket for a dunk against Ohio Christian. Jackson is one of the nation’s best defensive players, leading NAIA Division II in both total blocks and blocks per game.

Samuel Murphy, Content Editor

March 8, 2018

March 8 — The Grenadiers took care of the Stillman (Ala.) Tigers 84-66 to advance to the second round of the NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament. Senior forward, Joe Jackson, led the team in both points (20) and tied as the leader in assists (5). Senior forward, Cody Young, led the way...

Defense Carries Grenadiers into Postseason

Joe Jackson, senior forward, jumps toward the basket for a dunk against Ohio Christian. Jackson is one of the nation’s best defensive players, leading NAIA Division II in both total blocks and blocks per game.

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2018

Swish goes the net as sophomore guard, Jamie Johnson, takes his turn shooting free-throws, winding down an intense Sunday afternoon practice. The team gathers for a huddle before they go change and wrap up for the day. Everyone is focused, holding serious faces as the conference tournament approache...

Softball Team Hopes to Make a Push in RSC

Morgan Keefer, junior pitcher and outfielder, winds up for a pitch at practice. Keefer is part of the group of returning players Coach Witten hopes to lead the Grenadiers this year.

Bailey Sanders, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2018

The weather may make it seem like it is still the middle of winter, but Grenadier softball is right around the corner. IU Southeast will kick off their season on Friday, Feb. 23, at home against 10th ranked Indiana Wesleyan. Following a winning season last year, Joe Witten, IU Southeast head softball coa...