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Season-opening festivities set for Friday, Saturday at BCC
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The annual Meet the Cougars event at Barton Community College will be held on Saturday, with all of the BCC athletic teams being on site for autographs and other activities. There are also festivities set for Friday.
Along with meeting the different teams, fans will be treated to volleyball action inside Kirkman Activity Center as part of the Barton Invitational, which begins Friday and ends Saturday.
There will also be a dedication ceremony for the new soccer/track complex at noon.
The fun begins at 10 a.m. with the Lady Cougars volleyball team signing autographs and hosting kids games at Kirkman.
From 10:30 to 11, everyone will be able to meet the men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with the Barton cheerleaders.
At 11, the BCC volleyball team face Clarendon (Texas). During the match in other parts of the fieldhouse, the baseball and softball teams will be signing autographs and hosting children activities.
At the tennis courts, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the tennis and golf teams will be available. During the events, the golf team will be running the concession stand inside Kirkman, with proceeds helping the team.
The Cougars Booster Club will be running the concession stand at the soccer/track complex.
At 12:15 p.m. after the dedication ceremony, the women’s soccer team will square off against Cisco (Texas).
At 1 p.m., the track and cross country teams will hold activities and sign autographs at the track area.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams will conclude the event with autographs and kids games from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Barton Invitational
running Friday, Saturday

The Barton Invitational volleyball tournament will begin on Friday when Butler faces Clarendon at 10 a.m.
The Lady Cougars begin their day on the court at noon against Hesston.
After two more matches, starting at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Barton is back in action against Cisco at 6 p.m.
Barton has two more matches on Saturday — its 11 a.m. appointment with Clarendon and a 5 p.m. match against Butler, which concludes the invitational.

Men’s soccer gets early
run at new field

While the dedication for the new soccer/track complex isn’t until Saturday, that hasn’t stopped BCC from using it.
Last spring, the Cougars used the complex to host a track and field meet.
On Friday, the men’s soccer team will be hosting the Kansas Wesleyan junior varsity team at 5 p.m.

Meet the Cougars
Tentative schedule

10 a.m. — Volleyball autographs and kids games, (Kirkman Activity Center - Middle Section)
10:30-11 — Men’s and women’s basketball autographs and kids games, (Kirkman Activity Center - Middle Section)
10:30-11 — Cheerleading autographs and kids games, (Kirkman Activity Center - East Section)
11 — BCC volleyball team vs. Clarendon College (Kirkman Activity Center - gym)
11-11:30 — Baseball and softball autographs and kids games, (Kirkman Activity Center - West Section)
11 a.m.-11:30 — Tennis and golf autographs and kids games, (Tennis courts and surrounding area)
11:30 a.m. - noon — Volleyball autographs, (Kirkman Activity Center - West Section)
Noon — Track/Soccer Complex Dedication Ceremony
12:15 p.m. — BCC women’s soccer team vs. Cisco (Texas)
1-1:30 — Track & Field and cross country autographs and kids games, (Track area)
2-2:30 — Men’s and women’s soccer autographs and kids games, (Soccer field)