In a wintry time where nothing can be taken for granted, one thing is for certain in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference: the Barton Cougars have already secured third place in the West.
COLBY - An early scoring explosion by sophomore guard Blair Bloomfield put the Barton Community College Lady Cougars in the driver's seat on Sunday afternoon.
COLBY - Al Key kept making big play after big play on Sunday afternoon.
Never mind that Barton Community College's Lady Cougars scored only eight points during crunch time on Saturday night at Kirkman Activity Center.
The only lingering question between Barton Community College and Pratt on Saturday night was how much the Cougars would win by.
Updated rundown of Barton sports schedules
Barton Community College's men's and women's basketball teams play their regular-season finales on Saturday night, entertaining Pratt inside Kirkman Activity Center. The Lady Cougars' game tips at 5:30, followed by the men's game at 7:30.
For the first five innings of Tuesday's softball game between Barton Community College and Pratt, the Lady Cougars looked well on their way to winning their fourth game of the year.
Wednesday's Barton Community College women's and men's basketball games at Colby were postponed due to inclement weather.
The format has changed this March for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI basketball championship.
With the highest place that Barton Community College's women's basketball team can hope for being sixth in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division race, the Lady Cougars have resigned themselves to playing a road playoff game.
There's so much more for Barton Community College to accomplish.
Perhaps memories of their Jan. 16 meeting with Barton Community College's women's basketball team was fresh in the No. 1-ranked Hutchinson Lady Blue Dragons' minds. The Lady Cougars took an early lead in that game, and held it for a majority of the first half.
Only in the wild, wild Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division, right?
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
Finally a game against a team not ranked in the Top 10. And with it finally a win snapping a 4-game losing streak.
Another meet and a growing list of qualifiers. That is the strategy for the Barton Community College men's indoor track team and it worked perfectly this past weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
It was another banner day on the track for Barton Community College standout Lydia Mato. The sophomore shattered the Barton women's record for the 5000m indoor by an astonishing 16 seconds to lead the Cougars during the Holiday Inn Invitational on the campus of the University of Nebraska.
It has been a hectic nine days for the Barton Community College men's basketball team. Nine days that including five games, three suspensions, two ranked opponents and one rival. Oh, yeah, and four wins.
It has been a rugged five days for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. About as tough a 5-day stretch as any team in the nation will see this season. It came to a conclusion Wednesday night with a loss Hutchinson, 73-45 at the Barton Gym.
The Jayhawk Conference only uses Monday's for some spot games and makeup games as a playing date for basketball. The Barton Community College men's basketball team might want to petition to make it a regular playing day.
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