It took one game, the season opener, for the Barton Community College Cougars to show their aggressive side.
With only three sophomores on his women's soccer team, Barton Community College head coach Aaron Avila led the Lady Cougars to a 15-4-1 record.
WICHITA - It wasn't a win.
SNYDER, Texas - The Barton Community College men's soccer team ended its season on the road at the NJCAA Plains District championship game.
Just 24 hours after losing his first game as a women's head basketball coach, Carter Kruger led Barton Community College to his first career win.
It didn't matter that Barton Community College's men's basketball team held a 16-point lead midway through the second half.
It was a rough start to the women's basketball season for Barton Community College.
Only one game into the junior-college basketball season, the Barton Community College Cougars are already showing an aggressive side.
Another season of community college basketball starts tonight as Barton's Highland Hotel/Pizza Hut Classic gets underway at Kirkman Activity Center.
Algie Key saunters with the basketball around the perimeter on the hardwood inside Kirkman Activity Center at the outset of a preseason practice. He stops momentarily, dribble-penetrates and blows past a teammate, a would-be defender, and lays a scoop shot off the glass.
A late-season surge paced by returning guards Al Key and Turon Parker and departed power forward Dwayne Brunson, Craig Fletchall's fast-and-the-furious Barton Community College Cougars roared in the National Junior College Athletics Association Region VI basketball tournament last March.
Hitting their stride at an opportune time last season, the Barton Community College Cougars made some noise last March at the NJCAA Region VI basketball tournament.
With a new head coach comes a new system.
Early November finds the sixth-ranked Barton Community College men's soccer team shooting for another run at an NJCAA national tournament berth.
The Barton Community College Volleyball team passed its first test in defending its NJCAA Region VI crown.
And so it begins. Fittingly enough with a local wrestler.
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's BCCC softball game at Tabor JV has been cancelled. Barton's Friday single, nine-inning baseball game at Pratt has been moved to Sunday for a doubleheader.
It has been a season full of 'first time since' for the Barton Community College softball team.
SALINA- The bats continued to bang out the hits.
Trevor Rolfs will be the next head women's basketball coach at Barton Community College. He will take over for Carter Kruger who resigned at the end of the season, spending three years at the helm.
HESSTON- There is little doubt the Barton Community College men's tennis team plays in one, if not the toughest, regions in the NJCAA. Two of the top four teams in the nation are in the region.
LAWRENCE- It was a battle all day long. The second Jayhawk Conference men's golf tournament was a close contest the entire way at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.
It was a season full of honors for Ahmad Walker. The Barton Community College sophomore basketball star capped his post season honors by being named NJCAA second team All American.
HESSTON- In the final tune-up match for the Region VI Championships, the Barton Community College women's tennis team did not have the success it would have liked. In fact it was another day of fighting injuries for the Cougars as they lost to nationally ranked Cowley College 8-1.
SALINA- A perfect conference season is in the books. The Barton Community College women's golf team made it 6-for-6 in winning Jayhawk Conference tournaments this season. The final leg was completed with another easy win at the Salina Municipal Golf Course Monday and Tuesday.
WICHITA- It isn't often superstar Lydia Mato doesn't cross the finish line first. But it did happen Friday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Mato took second in the 5000m at a very competitive KT Woodman Classic on the campus of Wichita State University.
WICHITA – It was one of the largest meets of the season by sheer numbers. Several events had more than 70 entrants. The event included several junior college teams from Kansas as well as the Midwest.
It was just the weekend the Barton Community College baseball team was in need of.
STERLING- The weather seemed to be the only thing that was going to stop the Barton Community College softball team Saturday – and it did.
Lydia Mato has hit the jackpot...and shattered it! She met her fortune not panning for gold in a river bed or some lost tunnel in a mountainside but on a well laid path of pressurized rubber and Poly-Resin binders.