Barclay College dismisses classes for one day each year during its Missional Conference. This year it was on September 26. A total of 236 people were assigned to work at various jobs.

The Barclay community completed eleven paint jobs including 5 houses, 2 fences, and 3 garages. They also worked on two yard fences, cleaned six yards, and began the process of roofing a garage. Outdoor windows were washed at three locations and students also cleaned out an antique store. Five dump trucks patrolled the town in search of trash, while others cleared three miles worth of highway litter. The future site of the Haviland Creation Museum saw significant leaps forward. In the downtown area, students restored a mural painted on the wall of a building under the direction of Hannah Kendall.

The community of Haviland is highly appreciative of the jobs accomplished. The town continues receiving support from the faculty and students at Barclay who continue advancing the town with follow-up projects.

Dallas, TX – On a rainy afternoon at Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX), the Bears were unable to exact revenge from an earlier loss to the Crusaders in Haviland, KS on September 14th.

Roughly 25 minutes into the game, Dallas Christian scored first on a well-played through ball. The Bears were able to tie the game in stoppage time when Senior Rusty Eadie (Manton, MI) drilled a laser into the upper right corner of the goal. However, the game winner came from the Crusaders when they crossed the ball to an unmarked man in the box in the closing minute of the game.

Assistant Coach Marc Compton said, “It was a hard fought game. I was proud of the way our team played. Although we lost, we showed a lot of improvement.”

The Bears (6-6, 2-3) will play their annual alumni game under the lights at 7:00 PM CST on Friday, October 5th before they conclude their MCCC schedule at home against Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) on Friday, Oct. 12th.


Joplin, MO – With the MCCC Tournament three weeks away, the Bears traveled to Ozark Christian College for an attempt to improve their seeding. However, their second meeting with the Ambassadors ended in the same fashion as their first, with a straight set loss.

“Defensively we were slow on our feet. Made too many unforced errors at the net and you just can’t do that against a good team like Ozark,” said Head Coach Shari Bryan.

Ozark Christian came out in the first set like a top caliber team that they are and won the set 25-13. In the second set, behind superb serving, the Bears went stride for stride with the Ambassadors but fell just short, losing the set 19-25. The third set was similar to the first with the Ambassadors winning 25-14 to end the match.

The Bears (3-10, 1-5) play at NAIA Central Christian College (McPherson, KS) at 7:00 PM CST before they take a week off and then play at Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) on October 9th.

Moore, OK – On Tuesday, September 25th, the Barclay College Bears Volleyball team traveled to Hillsdale Free Will Baptist for a rematch against the Saints. The Bears had been beat earlier in the month by the Saints and were looking for a win against the NCCAA Southwest Region competitor. As the first set began, the Bears jumped out to a quick 8-3 lead before the Saints bounced back with strong serving to pull it close and eventually take the set 25-19. The Saints continued with their strong serving to win the second set as well, 25-11. The third set was close throughout with both teams fighting hard for the win. With the help of Sophomore Megan Eby’s (Arlington, WA) thee aces, the Bears hung tough with the Saints, but the Saints were able to finish out the set 25-21. The Bears were led by Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Eby with 6 kills a piece. Sophomore Dani Gressel (South Haven, KS) pitched in with 8 digs. While Sophomore setter Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) had 11 assists. The Bears (3-9, 1-4) will be in action again Friday night against MCCC rival Ozark Christian in Joplin, MO at 7:00 PM CST.

Ankeny, IA – Bears Volleyball made the trek to Faith Baptist Bible College on Friday night to battle the MCCC second place Eagles and came up short.

Senior Katie Cruse (San Dimas, CA) concluded, “Though we played a great team and we played well, we were unable to pull this game off.”

Action was back and forth throughout the match with multiple long rallies, good attacking and hustle from both sides, however, the Bears were unable to be near as consistent as the Eagles and dropped the match 13-25, 17-25, and 19-25.

BC Bears Volleyball (3-8, 1-4) will play NCCAA Southwest Regional Opponent Hillsdale Free Will Baptist in Moore, OK at 6:00 PM CST. In the Bears first meeting with the Saints, the Bears lost at home in straight sets.

Florissant, MO – Barclay College Soccer has had its ups and downs so far in 2012. They started the season off on fire, winning four of their first five, only to lose five in a row, and then this past weekend the Bears started another streak; a two game winning streak.

For the first time in several games, the Bears were back at full strength. Senior Rusty Eadie (Manton, MI) said, “It felt good to turn around and play with most of the guys back on the team to remind us what we are made of.”

On Friday afternoon, the Bears were in Springfield, MO for a contest against Central Bible College. Forward Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) added two more goals to his goal count for the season which is up to nine, including the game winner in the second half. Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) also scored, while Senior Sammy Sanders (Haviland, KS) and Freshman Mauro Villanueva (Lyons, KS) assisted as the Bears won 3-2.

The Bears went into their MCCC road match with St. Louis Christian on Saturday afternoon with a little added momentum from Friday. Fresh off an injury, Eadie scored twice and also had an assist, while Senior Joshua Sanchez (Magee, MS) and Villanueva found the back of the net as well to lead the Bears to a 4-2 victory and their second MCCC win of the season. Salazar and Assibey each had an assist to boot.

The Bears (6-5, 2-3) are back in action Saturday, September 29th in a rematch against Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at 1:00 PM CST. Dallas Christian beat the Bears 3-1 earlier in the season.

Haviland, KS – Barclay College Bears Soccer was back in action Tuesday, September 18th in Moore, OK. The game was a rematch against Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Exactly two weeks prior, the Bears defeated the Saints 3-1 in Haviland, but this time around the Saints were able to defend their home turf.

In a game where the Bears had nearly double the number of shots on goal, Head Coach Kevin Lee commented, “after a slow start in the first half, we came alive in the second half and had many opportunities to score but were unable to finish.” However, with roughly twenty minutes left in the game, the Bears were whistled on a questionable call just outside the eighteen box and the Saints converted on a set piece to get the win 1-0.  

On Friday, September 21st the Bears (4-5, 1-3) will play at Central Bible College (Springfield, MO) at 3:00 PM CST. On Saturday they will  play at St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO) at 3:00 PM in a MCCC game.

Haviland, KS – Coming off a tough weekend, Barclay College Bears Volleyball was looking to get back on track with an upset over NAIA Southwestern Christian College (Bethany, OK). 

The Eagles of Southwestern Christian were able to overcome a shaky first few points and run away with the first set 25-14, but the Bears stormed back in the second set 25-15. In the pivotal third set, the Eagles reestablished themselves with strong serving and hitting to win 25-12. It was back and forth action in the fourth set before the Eagles created a gap late in the set to win 25-20. 

Defensively leading the way for the Bears was libero Sophomore Dani Gressel (South Haven, KS) with 12 digs. Offensively, Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) had 15 kills and Sophomore Megan Eby (Arlington, WA) had three aces. 

This weekend the Bears (3-7, 1-3) travel to Ankeny, IA on Friday, September 21st for an MCCC match against Faith Baptist Bible College at 7:00 PM CST. 

This year’s school retreat was a little different than retreats in the past. Instead of the usual off campus experience, it was held on campus this year. The Student body Council worked hard to put together this event. The retreat started on a Friday night with the no talent show. The show was a great success. From singing, to preaching and silly skits, everything came together to make it a great night for college students and off campus visitors as well.

The Saturday beach theme kicked off with an afternoon at the Greensburg pool. A night carnival gave students an opportunity to meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones. It was a very happy time.

All of this play was good, but a vital part of this retreat was what happened at chapel. Our chapel speaker this year was Jim Le Shana, V.P. for Academics. The message spoken and the time the students spent in worship were not in vain. The chapels challenged and encouraged the students. “We believe this was a great start to the school year,” said STUCO president Titus Mease. The Student Council wants to thank everybody who made this retreat happen the way it did. They are excited to see God’s leading.


Haviland, KS – It is evident Barclay College Men’s Soccer is loaded with potential, and clearly experiencing some growing pains as they near the mid-point of their season. Following a three game winning streak, the Bears had lost two in a row, which included a tough loss Friday night to Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX). On Saturday afternoon they found themselves back on the pitch in attempt to right the ship against MCCC opponent Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO).

The Warriors of Calvary Bible College took advantage of their opportunities and struck first in the early moments of the game and then added another goal shortly after to go into halftime with a 2-0 lead. Early in the second, the Bears took another blow by losing Senior defensive leader and captain Sammy Sanders (Haviland, KS) who received his second yellow of the game after a hard tackle. Following the Sanders ejection the Bears played a man down the rest of the half. When things looked bleak, Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) out-maneuvered the Warrior defense and scored from close range to narrow the gap to one with ample time remaining in the game. In a matter of seconds, the momentum had shifted, but Calvary Bible College stayed the course and utilized the extra man advantage they had to tack on one more goal to close the game out 3-1.

The Bears (4-4, 1-3) will be back at it Tuesday when they travel to Moore, OK to face Hillsdale Free Will Baptist at 4:00 PM CST. The Bears defeated the Saints earlier in the season 3-1 in Haviland, KS.