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.
The NJCAA Region VI men's soccer championship trophy returned to Great Bend as the No. 6-ranked Barton Community College defeated Johnson County 2-0 on Sunday at Topeka's Hummer Sports Park.
TOPEKA - At the NJCAA Region VI tournament at Hummer Park in Topeka, it's win and play another day, or lose and watch your season end.
Speedy forwards proved the difference in an NJCAA Region VI tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday afternoon at Cougars soccer/track complex.
The Barton Community College volleyball team had a tall task in taking down conference leader Hutchinson Community College and lost in four games Tuesday night at Kirkman Activity Center.
The No. 17-ranked Barton Community College women's soccer team advanced to an NJCAA Region VI semifinal game, defeating Neosho County 2-0 on Monday afternoon at the Cougars soccer/track complex.
The Barton Community College volleyball team strung together three straight game victories to put away Cloud County after losing the first on Thursday night at Kirkman Activity Center.
A shutout marked the end of the regular season for the Barton Community College women's soccer team on Wednesday afternoon at the Cougars soccer/track complex.
Freshman forward Ebu Camara recorded a hat trick as the Barton Community College men's soccer team finished the regular season with a Kansas Jayhawk Community College victory on Wednesday evening at the Cougars soccer/track complex.
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.
It was a good old fashion Jayhawk West heavyweight fight – a good atmosphere in a loud building that came down to the wire.
Sometimes it is as simple as putting the ball in the basket. A lot of different factors weigh into a team's ability to win a basketball game but it can also be as simple as if a team can't make a basket it can't score and it can't win.
The first meet of the season is always a bit of a nervous time. Just seeing how each individual reacts to finally getting on the track and field and performing. That was the case for the Barton Community College men's track and field team as it opened up its indoor season at the Air Force Collegiate Open in Colorado Springs.
Coming off a very good cross country season it was no surprise the distance runners paced the Barton Community College women's team to open the 2015 Indoor track season.
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