Pat Bauman, the youngest faculty member when Barton was established in 1969, coached women's tennis among other sports, finishing with a 124-45-3 record at Barton with two conference championships, two Region VI championships and five NJCAA National Tournament appearances. Dennis Sherman was the first to win a conference championship in any sport at Barton as part of the men's golf team from 1970-72. Wayne Becker was the owner of Becker Tire and Treading, Inc. He purchased season and regular admission tickets to basketball games for his employees, as well as supporting Barton athletics with a corporate sponsorship.
At first glance, the Barton Community College men's basketball team hasn't moved much on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division standings after its rout of Colby on Wednesday.
The Barton Community College athletic department will induct Patricia Bauman, Wayne Becker and Dennis Sherman to its Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday during a 4 p.m. induction ceremony at Kirkman Activity Center.
HUTCHINSON- It wasn't the finish the Barton Community College men's track and field team had hoped for. The Cougars spent most of the season ranked in the Top 5 in the nation but ended up 14th at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson.
May 18, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune