HUTCHINSON - In a historic week for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division-I basketball ranks, Barton Community College tried to pull a comeback for the ages on Wednesday night at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
HUTCHINSON - It didn't really look like the nation's No. 1 women's community college basketball team versus an unranked opponent on Wednesday night.
Hutchinson Community College's men's and women's basketball teams are undefeated and top-ranked, thus making for double-daunting tasks for Barton as it travels to the Hutchinson Sports Arena tonight.
It's going to be a tough mountain to climb.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Just five days removed from the holiday break, the Barton Community College track and field teams opened their indoor season this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational, which was held on the campus of the University of Nebraska.
Part of the rigors of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference season is being able to adapt to the style of an opposing team.
It really wasn't their night.
The Barton Community College Lady Cougars enter Saturday night's basketball game against Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division foe Butler with an 11-5 overall mark.
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference commissioner Bryce Roderick is going to be in attendance for Barton's game with the Butler Grizzlies, which is set for Saturday night at Kirkman Activity Center. The women's game tips off at 5:30, followed by the men's game at 7:30.
GARDEN CITY - After Garden City Community College upset the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Cougars 66-47 on Wednesday night at Dennis Perryman Athletic Center, both teams got really upset.
GARDEN CITY - It's hard to make a run at a team when you're already faced with a 14-point halftime deficit.
Barton Community College men's basketball player Al Key was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week for his play over the New Year's holiday extended.
Shooting guard Kevin Kuteyi gives the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Community College men's basketball team's three-pronged guard attack - featuring Al Key, Turon Parker and Andell Cumberbatch - yet another dimension on the perimeter.
It was the first basketball game ever on Barton Community College's new LT & Sheila Fleske court, and it was the Lady Cougars' first home Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division tilt of the season.
LIBERAL - After falling to two-time defending Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division champion Seward in the league opener in each of the last three seasons, the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Cougars got it right this time around.
Arley Bryant Gymnasium has been the site of some thrilling games between Barton Community College and Cloud County over the years. Several of those high-scoring affairs.
The bus ride home from Concordia has not involved much celebrating. In fact, it had been seven years since the Barton Community College women's basketball team enjoyed the ride back to Great Bend following a win over Cloud County.
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.
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