With transportation options on the rise in Arlington, one method is increasingly becoming popular within the community. With the loss of one of the major transportation options in the city, a new option has become available, and that option is Via Rideshare. Via Rideshare is a growing transportation option, in which you share a ride with others, and split the cost. For around two dollars, members of the Arlington community are able to access the service. For now, however, Via Rideshare is available to those in select locations in Arlington, but hopes to expand in the near future to more places. Reporter Madison Korta had a chance to ride along with one of the drivers, and got an inside look at the service.
The Men’s and Women’s track team had a great showing at their lone home meet of the year on Saturday March 24th. All relays teams won gold as well as some individual runners. For some of the athletes, it was their last home meet of their careers, but they rose to the occasion and blazed around Maverick Stadium, one last time. The team’s next meet will be March 30-31, at the university of Texas at Austin for the Texas Relays.
Cierra Johnson suffered an ACL injury at the beginning of the basketball season. She talks about how she is grateful for this second chance at her senior season and being able to play her favorite sport for one more year. Her teammates also played a crucial part of her recovery and acted as her family as she healed on the bench.
On February 1st, the Lady Mavs Basketball Team faced off against Appalachian State University in a thrilling match, which kept fans on their toes. In the first half, the Lady Mavs put their game faces on and led by one point. In the second half, the Lady Mavs were able to score the game winning goal, with only seconds on the clock. In the second half, The Lady Mavs scored 26 points to 24 over Appalachian State, with Rebekah Van Dijk scoring the game winning goal with eight seconds of the clock remaining, leading the Lady Mavs to a 49-48 point victory. Overall, Shelby Richards and Crystal Allen each scored the most points for the team, with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Lauren Billie also had a high of 9 points for the season. This was the lowest winning score for the Lady Mavs this season. Coach Krista Gerlich said the match was tough for both sides, but said that the team conquered the challenges.
In a World Wide Web of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a number of other social media platforms, it seems as if users have reached the brink of online presence. That is, until the latest social media application “Vero,” hit the stores for Apple and Android phone users.
No algorithms, zero ads and a modernistic sharing platform is what the application offers for users, according to the website. Since it’s release, students and faculty explain their experience using the app and answer whether they think it will gain similar presence as other prominent social media platforms or if it will soon be a thing of the past.
Maverick Basketball is in its last two home games before the Sunbelt Conference Tournament in New Orleans. The Mavericks hosted Georgia Southern and Georgia State who gave them some difficulties on the road. Mavericks found redemption on their home court and home to keep the momentum going forward to the Conference Tournament. The Mavericks played Georgia Southern on Thursday and defeated them 83-63. Kaelon Wilson made his home debut after being injured two games prior, he also led the team with a career-high twenty three points.
UTA Athletics hosted the seventh annual First Pitch Fundraiser in the Justin D. Wilson Hitting Facility at Clay Gould Ballpark for the baseball team Saturday after their win to Texas A&M- Corpus Christi. There were silent and live auctions to help raise money for the baseball team for the upcoming season. Over two hundred students, parents, and alumni showed up to support and recognition for the Maverick program. Food was catered by Fuzzy’s and the event was sponsored by Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington.
The Mavericks hosted the Texas A&M- Corpus Christi Islanders in their home opening weekend. The Islanders held on to a 2-1 series win over the Mavericks. David Moffat made his college debut for the Mavericks, and is the first freshman to start on opening weekend since 2015. In the game the Mavericks won, they had seven hits and only drew nine walks. They only struck out four times on Saturday and had six players with RBIs.
Softball had their home opener Tuesday against Texas Tech in which they suffered a 12-5 loss at home on Allen Saxe Field. This put the Lady Mavericks record at 3-2. Sandra Mendoza and Whitney Walton each had two hits contributing to the Mavs total of eight hits. Pitcher JoJo Valencia had her third start of the season, but it was also her first loss. The Lady Mavs will be back in action on a road trip to Florida on Friday.