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The Prospector

The previous Mexican record of 581 was held by Palafox as well.

UTEP Rifle coach breaks Mexican record and strives to fulfill lifelong dream

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Reporter October 25, 2023

In a triumphant return to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) shooting range, UTEP Head Rifle Coach Andrea Palafox had her eye on the prize and set a record for Mexico at the 53rd ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan from Aug. 14 to...

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Sophomore setter Mattie Gant goes up for the ball.

UTEP volleyball sends LA Tech to the ‘doghouse’ in two home wins

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

UTEP volleyball went up against the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs (LA Tech) (6-16, C-USA 1-9) in victorious fashion, as the Miners won both games at the Memorial Gym.  In both games, the Bulldogs had strong starts in the first sets. However,...

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Quarterback Cade McConnell signals the offense prior to the snap, during a game against NMSU.

NMSU Aggies defeat UTEP football in 100th Battle of I-10 rivalry game

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

UTEP Football (2-6, 1-3 C-USA) played one of the most historic and promoted games of the season against New Mexico State University (NMSU) (5-3, 3-1 C-USA). This was the 100th battle against I-10, continuing UTEP's long rivalry against the school.   Although...

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Goalkeeper Angelina Amparano kicks the ball towards UTEP players.

UTEP soccer’s final home game ends in heartbreaking fashion to Liberty University

Nicholas Maes, Contributor/Reporter October 17, 2023

The UTEP women’s soccer team (2-11-3) ended its home closer with a loss to the Liberty Flames Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15. With one last game in the regular season, the Miners’ first year under Head Coach Gibbs Keeton has been less than ideal.  Liberty...

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From Bogotá, Colombia, redshirt junior Daniela Chipchase plans to pursue golf after graduation and continue her journey in the states with the support of her friends and family. Photo courtesy of Minero Magazine

Carrying Colombian heritage through golf, and eight different countries

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 16, 2023

Some kids begin their childhood in preschool or by stacking toy blocks in the living room. For Daniela Chipchase, she remembers her childhood being in the back of a golf cart. It is memories like these that Chipchase cites as the roots to her lifelong...

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The Miners would go onto win their first game ever in Florida, 27-14, Wednesday, Oct. 11 against Florida International. Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics.

Strong start grants Miners football much needed ‘electric’ win against FIU Panthers

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 13, 2023

After a lackluster start to the season, UTEP football team (2-5, 1-2 C-USA) found a key win against Conference USA (C-USA) opponent the Florida International (FIU) Panthers (3-4, C-USA 0-4) on the road Wednesday, Oct.11.  Coming off a gut-wrenching...

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Sheyliene Patolo recorded a season high of 73 minutes VS LA Tech as she notched up her lone goal of the season.

The Prospector’s Student-Athlete of the Month: Sheyliene Patolo

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 11, 2023

It was like a first love. Those are the words Sheyliene Patolo, a criminology major and player for UTEP’s soccer team, used to describe her first encounter with soccer. Growing up in Oahu, Hawaii, Patolo lived a very active lifestyle. When she was not...

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Forward Mina Rodriguez attempts a shot during a match against WKU Oct. 7.

Women’s soccer defeats WKU in penultimate home game

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 10, 2023

The women’s soccer team welcomed Western Kentucky University (WKU), Oct. 7, on a chilly and windy Saturday night.  However, the energy and feel of the match was nothing but cold as the Miners (2-12-2, C-USA 1-3-1) defeated the Hilltoppers (3-3-7, C-USA...

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Outside hitter/middle blocker Alianza Darley jumps into the air to hit the ball during a set against FIU Oct. 7.

Volleyball busts out the brooms in series sweep against Florida International

Gianluca Cuevas, Photographer October 9, 2023

The UTEP volleyball team (13-6, C-USA 5-3) swept Florida International University (FIU) in a two- game series which took place Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday Oct. 8, at Memorial Gym.  The wins extended the team’s 5-0 home streak.    Game one    Set...

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Charlie Admas attempts a free kick from outside the box to try and break open the score.

‘Fatigued’ Locomotive play leads to underwhelming draw versus San Diego Loyal SC

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 7, 2023

The El Paso Locomotive FC (12-712) said goodbye to Southwest University Park Wednesday night as the team's regular season stint ended in El Paso.   In an uneventful game versus the San Diego Loyal SC (14-8-9), the Locos managed to keep the Loyal...

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Pressure mounts on Dana Dimel as UTEP football drops fourth straight game to LA Tech

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (1-5, C-USA 0-2) returned to the Sun Bowl to resume conference play versus the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (LA TECH) (3-3, C-USA 2-0).   With losses against Northwestern, Arizona and UNLV, the Miners were desperate for a...

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Middle blocker Danika Washington jumps up in the air to hit the ball during a set against Jacksonville State.

UTEP Volleyball defeats Jax State in exciting two home games

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 30, 2023

With an overall record of 10-5, the UTEP women's volleyball team faced Jacksonville State University (JSU) in two intense home games. The love for the team radiated throughout Memorial Gym as both games garnered large cheering crowds. UTEP sailed through...

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