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On August 27th, the NCCAA released their official Preseason Top 10 Rankings and Barclay College is staring 2014 off where they spent most of the 2013 season; in the Top 10. The Bears are coming off a season in which they were Midwest Christian College Conference Co-Champions and NCCAA Southwest Region Runner-Ups.

The first national poles had the Bears ranked #10. They were just one spot behind fellow MCCC Co-Champion Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO), who the Bears will host on Saturday, September 20th. Also in the Top 10 were last years SW Region Champions Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at #7 and MCCC Co-Champion Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) at #6. At #1 was powerhouse Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL).

The Bears will take the field this afternoon in attempt to defend their ranking and start off conference play on the right note. They take on Calvary Bible College at 2:00PM CST.

Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

August 26th marked the date for the first Barclay College Men’s Soccer game for the 2014 season. They took on a talented junior varsity squad from Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bartlesville, OK) in an exhibition match before beginning their regular season schedule this coming Saturday.

It was a muggy evening match in Haviland, KS  that was filled with excitement and drama. The Bears were slightly undermanned for the contest as they continue to solidify their roster for the regular season, but it did not matter one bit. In front of packed stands, decked out in red, the Bears gave them plenty to cheer about. Freshman Julio Cobo (Katy, TX) got some space in the 7th minute and found the back corner of the net to put the Bears in front early. The remainder of the half was a battle with both teams playing hard and keeping possession. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Bears heading into halftime.

In the second half, the Eagles played a desperate brand of soccer, picking up four yellow cards for a variety of offenses, ranging from hard fouls to misconduct from the bench. Eventually, they were able to knot the score up at 1-1 in the 66th minute. The Eagles continued to pressure the Bears, but the back line stood the test and the midfielders competed valiantly. Then in the 81st minute, Freshman reserve, Austin Ghelarducci (Derby, KS) sent a great through ball to Freshman Tyler Wright (Wichita, KS) who calmly placed the ball in the back net from near the 18 yard line. With the Bears back in front 2-1, they played energized and even though Freshman Goalkeeper Josh Herndandez (Atascadero, CA) piled up five saves on the match in an incredible performance, the Eagles were able to capitalize on one mistake in the 85th minute to tie the game. The final score ended up being 2-2.

The Bears are back in action this Saturday as they take on a Midwest Christian College Conference opponent in Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) at 2:00 PM in Haviland, KS. It will be the Bears first regular season game.

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BARCLAY COLLEGE IS HOSTING A GOLF TOURNAMENT WITH A NEW EXPERIENCE!

When

Friday, October 17, 2014

Where

Sand Creek Station Golf Course – Newton, Ks.

Time

8:30 Registration 9:00 Shotgun Start

Cost

$70 *includes green fees, cart and lunch

Format

4 Person Scramble

Things you need to know about Sand Creek:

  • Host of the 2014 US Amateur Public Links Championship
  • Given 4 1⁄2 stars by Golf Digest
  • Voted 2nd
  • Top 50 best public golf courses to play in US.
  • Best golf course to play in Kansas (Golf Week magazine)

**You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to play one of the best golf courses in Kansas and enjoy fellowship with others who love Barclay College.
**To register, contact Larry Lewis at (620) 862-5252 or email larry.lewis@barclaycollege.edu.

Group Of Senior Couples Enjoying Meal Together

September 30 – October 3

Click here to fill out the Reservation Form for the Senior Camp on the Prairie.

LODGING

You will be staying in spacious air conditioned rooms with connected baths.

CAMPING

The college has 4 camping stations with all the amenities for camping. The local Thresher   Show Grounds could set up about eight locations for campers with electricity and water only.

BACK TRAIL EXTRAVGANZA

Here is your chance to enjoy all of the fun you can have with a 4×4 and the sandy back roads of Haviland.  Dr. and Mrs. Halverstadt will do their best to not get you stuck (not really).  During the ride you will see an outdoor park with exotic animals. You may even get to tour the “4 bay home” that Ron Kendall is building.  You will also enjoy a break at the German Baptist pastry shop. If you do not have your own 4×4, I may loan you mine.

TV GAMES

You will want to be a part of such old standards as “The Price is Right,” “To Tell the Truth,” Family Feud,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “What’s That Tune?”  Since you have always wanted to be on these shows, here’s your chance. 

BIKING TRECK

This is a ten mile, one way, bike trip.  It will provide a stop at a convenience store to “catch your breath.”  You may bring your own bicycle or one will be provided.  You will need a mountain bike or a highway bike for this.  You need to be a little healthy to make this trip.  The guide for the trip is Dr. David Williams.

TRAILBLAZER BIKING

This back trail trip lasts for seven miles. It is down the back roads and along an abandoned highway bed.  You need a trail bike or something that can handle sandy roads real well. The guide for this is experienced riders, Pete and Gayle Zook.  They have already planned for bicycles you may ride – or bring your own.

METEORITE MUSEUM

Haviland is the closest incorporated city to the Brenham Meteorite Field.  This field of meteorites is one of the most highly recognized fields of meteorites in the world.  In 1995 the largest pallasite meteorite that was ever found had landed near Barclay’s President’s home.  We are all pleased that the meteorite missed it. J The museum carries a selection of meteorite jewelry.  You may want to wear some home.

KAYAKING/CANOEING/FISHING

You’ll feel like you have caught your dream whether you catch a fish or not.  The guide for this experience is Jon Folkerts, the master outdoorsman.  He takes you to t (which is really a pond) where you can fish to your hearts content.  The pond is spring fed, which means it’s always full of water.  Bring your own rod and reel, or use one of ours.

ANTIQUE SUPREME

Your tour will begin at Hall’s Flea Market in Wellsford, 4 miles from Haviland. Next you will get to visit the home of Carol Brown where you will be captivated by the antique furniture, and stories Carol can tell (which will surprise you).  Then you may enjoy the Antique Junction, right here in Haviland – one of the nicest antique venues in the area.  So, during this trip you experience the best of three worlds.

BARCLAY HOMECOMING

This will take you back to the music you love.  If you have never seen a Gaither Homecoming you will not know what to expect.  But if you have, you’ll know you won’t want to miss it.

TENNIS/GOLF/BASKETBALL

If you are into the sports, here is your chance to shine.  We have the equipment, but if you want to bring your own, do it. Who knows, you may be the camp’s champ in your sport.

UNDERGOUND ANGEL

The story of Haviland’s own namesake, Laura Haviland, is a remarkable story.  Laura was small of stature but a giant when it came to making things happen.  The Book review by the author will inspire you to want to read the book. The author will even place her signature in you own personal copy.

SENIORS CHOICE

By the end of two days you may have heard about some things you had to miss and wished you had opportunity to do them.  Wednesday evening you will get to choose your Thursday morning activity. It will be a good feeling to be able to go home knowing you got to do what you wanted to do.

HISTORICAL TOURS

You will be surprised what you will learn about the city of Haviland and the County of Kiowa.  There will be a bus tour with our own V.P. for Registration and Records, Dr. Glenn Leppert, as narrator.  He has a ready knowledge of this city and the County of Kiowa.  The narration will be micked so you won’t even need your hearing aids.

SENIOR CENTER VISIT

This visit will give you an opportunity to enjoy the activities at the Kiowa County Senior Center .You will enjoy the Wii Bowling game, pool, table games, outdoor games including horse shoes and the walking path.

MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC

During your time at camp you will enjoy singing and listening to music you love.  With a little drama and time with Quacker, the puppet, and you’ll feel at home with people you like.

GREENTOWN TOUR

This will be an unbelievable story of the disappearance of our neighboring city of Greensburg.  The disappearance of the town was by a tornado in 2008 and now, its rebirth.  You will see the new hospital, commons building, high school and the old soda fountain where you may have ordered a soda at some other time.

AFTERNOON or MORNING WITH DR. FRED

This is your opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Fred, author and Professor Emeritus.  His beautiful home, in the newest neighborhood of Haviland, will bless your soul and fill you full.  During your time, you may play croquet, horseshoes or sit on his wonderful second floor veranda and see the country prairies.

 THE CREATIONISM MUSEUM

Enjoy some time at the new museum with Doc Rock.  The museum is for showing how God created everything. You may even get to see some things you have never seen before, and maybe The Doc will give you a Rock. 

SCRAPBOOKING/QUILTING

You’ll love to do either of these activities with those who love to do it too.  We are blessed with local people who are close to being professionals in these areas. Bring your pictures, you will be surprised by what they become.

MEET THE FAMILY

You will have opportunity to meet the Barclay Family.  There will be a dinner for you and the faculty and staff so you may become better acquainted with them.

DEVOTIONALS

Your devotional time will be enriched by the people who will be with you when you have your devotions.  Members of our staff and faculty will share times of inspiration when you may share with others your own private times with the Lord.

PUZZELS AND TABLE GAMES

These will always be out and a part of your spare time during the weekend.  Whenever you want to get to yourself or with others like you, go to the tables with the puzzles and table games.

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Another Paris, TX recruit in Jaqualion “Jay” Milton has committed to transfer to Barclay College for the Fall semester. Milton spent the 2013-14 year at a Tyler Junior College as a red-shirt and comes to Barclay with four years of eligibility.

Milton graduated from 3A Paris High School in 2013 where he was instrumental in leading the Wildcats to back-to-back Area Runner-Ups. As a junior the Wildcats went 26-7 while Milton picked up 2nd Team All-District 13 and All Red River County honors. His senior year he was 1st Team All-District and 1st Team All Red River County in leading the Wildcats to a 22-9 record. His defensive prowess and his 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists paved the way for him participating in the Element of Champion All-Star Game in Dallas, TX and the Scouts Focus All-American Game in Charlottsville, VA.

“To get someone of Jay’s character and athletic ability this late in the recruiting game is extremely fortunate,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “We hope to play a part in continuing to sharpen Jay athletically, academically and spiritually while he is here at Barclay.”

He is the son of Tammie Wright and Vernon Milton.

BC Athletics

The 2014-15 Barclay College Athletics schedules were recently released. This year the Bears will compete in Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in the fall and Men’s and Women’s Basketball in the winter. In Spring 2015, the Bears will also explore regional competitions for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field.

At the end of August, both Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Soccer will open their season on August 26th. Women’s Volleyball, under new Head Coach Larry Lewis, will travel to Sterling College in Sterling, KS to begin their season while Men’s Soccer will host Oklahoma Wesleyan in an exhibition soccer match on the campus of Barclay College. Men’s Soccer looks to build on their recent successes; 2013 Co-Champions in the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) and their runner-up finish at the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region Tournament. The NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament for both volleyball and soccer will be hosted by Barclay College October 24th-25th.

Cross Country will be up and running on Sept. 6th in Wichita while they continue to grow the program and qualify runners for the mid-November NCCAA National meet in Cedarville, OH for the second year in a row. They will also plan to run meets in Hillsboro, Hutchinson and Vanessa, KS leading up to nationals.

This winter, Men’s Basketball opens up against Central Christian College in McPherson, KS on Nov. 4th while Women’s Basketball will kick things off on Nov. 11 in Haviland, KS against Dallas Christian College under the leadership of new Head Coach Ryan Kendall. Homecoming will be Saturday, February 7th against Ozark Christian College. Then on February 19th-21st, the Men’s and Women’s MCCC Tournament will be played in Haviland to start post-season play for both teams. Both will travel to Arlington, TX for the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region Tournament on February 26th in hopes of qualifying for nationals.

The Barclay College Athletics page will have the most up-to-date news, schedules, times and match results. Please email royce.bryan@barclaycollege.edu about any Barclay College Athletics questions.