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.
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.
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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