CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - In only their fourth football season, the Iowa Western Reivers raised the NJCAA national championship trophy after defeating Butler 27-7 at the UNI Dome on Sunday evening, capping a 12-0 season.
ARKANSAS CITY - It was a struggle from the outset for the Barton Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.
HIGHLAND - In their final game before the holiday break, the Barton Community College men's basketball team jumped ahead of Midland's junior varsity 39-15 at halftime.
There were some fears entering the fall that Al Key's surgically repaired shoulder would slow him from building on his Kansas Jayhawk Community College Western Division Freshman of the Year honor from last season, along with his first-team all-conference wares.
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - The National Junior College Athletics Association is set to cap an outstanding football season with No. 1-ranked Iowa Western taking on No. 2 Butler Community College in the 2012 NJCAA national championship game.
Parallels can be drawn between this season's Barton Community College Cougars and last year's.
Numerous 3-pointers were falling on Tuesday night at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
HILLSBORO - Sometimes, it's all about how you recover.
Freshman guard Ashton Bruner turned in a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Barton Community College women to a 79-59 win over Neosho County on Saturday night in the Best Western Angus Inn/Cougar Booster Club Thanksgiving Basketball Classic at Kirkman Activity Center.
This was exactly the type of game the Barton Community College men's basketball team needed.
It wasn't what you'd expect from the top two scoring teams in the National Junior College Athletics Association Region VI - at least not to start with.
In spite of a strong start by Southwestern (Iowa) Community College, the Barton women's basketball team was able to take a lead midway through the first half.
It was anyone's basketball game heading into the second half on Tuesday night at Kirman Activity Center with the score tied 32-32.
Basketball is a high-pace game that requires a lot of conditioning.
At the midpoint of their preseason schedule, the Barton Community College Couars play host to the McPherson College junior varsity tonight, tipping off at 7:30 at Kirkman Activity Center, the second portion of a non-conference.
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.
EL DORADO- The Barton Community College softball team headed to the Jayhawk West leader on a roll. Barton had won five of six conference games. But the hot streak came to a hault at Butler.
It was a good start to an important series.
It was perhaps her best week yet. So it was little surprise that Erica Harper won what is becoming a weekly honor for her - the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week award.
DODGE CITY- Taking care of business when it mattered most. That is what the Barton Community College softball team did Wednesday afternoon in a sweep of Dodge City.