Haviland, KS – As the afternoon temperatures reached triple digits, the Barclay College Men’s Soccer team went head to head with MCCC conference foe and NCCAA Southwest Region foe, Ozark Christian (Joplin, MO). It was the Bears first conference game of the season and it couldn’t have come on a hotter day as they fell 3-1.
Even though the Ambassadors of Ozark Christian controlled ball possession in the first half, the Bears had several opportunities to put points on the board but came away empty handed. At the half, the score remained 0-0. Roughly fifteen minutes into the second half, the Ambassadors struck first and then added two more goals before Fr., Justin Segura (Chino Hills, CA) scored on a lazer of a shot from near the 18 yard box in the final 10 minutes of the game.
“It was a hard fought game and we saw a lot of improvement from a lot of guys,” said Assistant Coach Marc Compton. “I truly believe the improvement we saw today will translate into future success.”
The Bears (1-1, 0-1) will be back on the pitch Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM CST against another NCCAA Southwest Region opponent, Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Moore, OK). The home game will be the Bears first ever under the lights.
Springfield, MO – Coming off a tough home opener loss Tuesday, August 28th, the Bears Volleyball team rebounded with two wins in a triangular hosted by Central Bible College (CBC).
The Bears squared off against CBC in their first match. In the opening set, the Bears set the tone early with a number digs and several of their 31 offensive kills for the match to take the first set 25-16. Sets two (25-16) and three (25-22) followed suit and the Bears were able to get their first win of the season with a sweep against the host school. Defensively Fr. Courtney Gillaspy (Medina, TX) led the Bears with five digs, So. Dani Gressel (South Haven, KS) put 12 of her 13 passes on target while Fr. libero Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) put 86% of her passes on target. Offensively, upperclassman Jr. Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Sr. Katie Cruse (San Dimes, CA) had 11 and 10 kills respectively.
In the Bears second match of the day, they faced off against Champion Baptist (Hot Springs, AR). The Tigers of Champion Baptist came out ready to play and took the opening set 25-15. However, the Bears were able to adjust to the Tigers scrappy style of play and won the next three sets 25-16, 25-15, and 25-18. Champion Baptist’s decision not to block paved the way for 37 kills by the Bears led by Sullivan’s 17. Cruse was also in double digits with 11. So. Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) followed up a 25 assist match earlier in the day with a 31 assist match again Champion Baptist.
“I was very pleased with the team playing together and making necessary adjustments during the course of the matches today,” said Head Coach Shari Bryan. “It was good to get a couple wins under our belt as we get ready to play a regional competitor in Hillsdale.”
The Bears (2-1, 0-0) will host NCCAA Southwest Region rival Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Moore, OK) at 5:00 PM CST on Tuesday, September 4th.
Omaha, NE – The Barclay College Men’s Soccer team traveled to Grace University (Omaha, NE) on Tuesday with a new roster and many unknowns but walked away with a 2-1 victory.
The Bears started off the scoring in the first half by a throw-in assist from Freshman Mauro Villanueva (Lions, KS) to Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX). Later in the half, Freshman Alec Stivender (Huntsville, TX) played a long cross to the feet of Salazar for his second goal of the match and 2-0 halftime lead on the road.
“First college game and scoring two goals. It felt great,” exclaimed Salazar.
On the defensive side, All-American goalie Junior Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) put in yet another stellar performance with 17 saves.
Second year Head Coach Kevin Lee added, “We feel glad to have our first game and win in the books. Grace is a solid team and so we are glad to have passed this first test. We were pleased by the effort and contributions from the entire team.”
The Bears (1-0, 0-0) home opener happens to be the first MCCC conference match. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at 2:00 PM CST against Ozark Christian.
Haviland, KS – The Barclay College Volleyball women opened up their 2012 season against NAIA Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) on Tuesday night. Fans poured into Hockett Auditorium to catch their first glimpse of Lady Bears Volleyball. The Bears took early leads in every set, before falling in three sets to the Moundbuilders.
The Bears dropped the opening set 14-25 after leading 5-3 early. In the second set, the Bears led by as many as four before a big rally by the Moundbuilders helped them pull away late 18-25. All the long rallies in the third set seemed to go the Moundbuilders way as they got the sweep by taking the third set 17-25. The Bears were led by Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) with five kills, followed by Senior Katie Cruse (San Dimes, CA) and Sophomore Megan Eby with three kills apiece. Transfer Sophomore Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) led the Bears with 11 assists, while Freshman Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) contributed nine digs.
“Considering Southwestern’s offense will be one of the fastest offenses we will see all year, I was very pleased at our passing and our never die attitude,” first year Head Coach Shari Bryan concluded. “We need to cut back on our service errors and get better at covering our hitters and the tips. Overall, even though the outcome was not a “W” on the record, we showed a lot of composure and heart, which will lead to great things.”
The Bears (0-1, 0-0) will next travel to Central Bible College (Springfield, MO) on Saturday, September 1st for a match with CBC at 12:30 PM CST and Champion Baptist (Hot Springs, AR) at 2:30 PM.
The Run for Missions 2012 will be held Saturday, October 27th 2012 in Haviland, KS.* The Half-Marathon will begin at 8am and the 5K & 10K events will begin at 9am. Participants should arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the start of their race. An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:45am.
For online registration, click here. Race-day registration will be available. **T-shirts are only guaranteed with registrations processed before October 16, 2012.
Inflatable for kids!
Finish line celebration!
Abby Hutson Performing live!
T-shirt included with registration fee!**
*Directions to Start/Finish Line: Go north six blocks on Main Street in Haviland off of US-54, turn right on Elm Street; the race will begin and end in front of the gymnasium.
For more information, visit the official Run For Missions website
Our mission is to train leaders. In keeping with that goal Barclay College is stepping forward to provide estate planning seminars across the country. Leadership in stewardship is a high calling and we want to help our alumni and friends lead in this area. The seminar is not a sales pitch and there is no requirement to give anything to Barclay College. We want to raise good stewards who give wisely from their resources. Maybe it’s your church, a camp, a yearly meeting, a mission organization or the special people in your life.
If you would like us to bring an estate planning seminar to your area please let us know and we would be glad to serve you. You can contact Herb Frazier (620-862-5252) at the college to set up a seminar near you.
Wichita, Kansas native Sam Thompson will be transfering to Barclay College this Fall to play soccer for the Bears in 2012.
Thompson played for NAIA Southwestern College in Winfield, KS as a Freshman during the 2011 season and has opted to continue his education and athletic career at Barclay College.
“Sam is a true soccer fan and student of the game. His speed, solid technique, and scrappy style of play will be a huge asset for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Lee. “When he came to try-out he seemed to mesh well with the team and believe he is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle for a championship caliber season. We are excited to have him join our program.”
Sam is the son of Robert and Paulette Thompson.
Barclay College Soccer welcomes Dalton Hall from Great Falls, MT, son of Keith and Ramona Hall.
Hall was a three time MCAA All-Conference goalie, a three time MCAA First Team All-State goalie, and team MVP his senior year. Head Coach Kevin Lee states, “Dalton was a suprise. I heard about him from one of his teachers but didn’t know what to expect. When I got a chance to work with Dalton, it became very clear to me that he had the skill level and athleticism to be a very successful goalie. Dalton will get to train with our All-American goalie, Austin Ogle, and because of this will likely become one of the top goalies in the league. I appreciate his humility, and his willingness to learn. Barclay College is blessed to have another high caliber goalie.”
A youth ministry major, Hall plans on playing basketball at the conclusion of the soccer season as well.
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Barclay College values a long tradition of faithful graduates and friends who continually keep us in their prayers. We recognize that prayer is essential to functioning as a community. Your faithfulness is a blessing throughout the body.
“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16).
- Barclay College hosted an ice cream social following the Friday evening service at the MAYM Ministry Conference in Wichita. We had so much fun eating banana splits and visiting with those attending.
- Coppock Hall is in the process of renovation which includes new bathrooms, and exterior landscaping.
- Night games are coming to Barclay College. The soccer field will soon have lighting installed so night games have been scheduled. The Barclay College Soccer Alumni Game will be held on October 5 at 7:00 PM.
- The Hockett Auditorium gym floor has been refinished and new carpeting will be installed in the dining hall.
- Pray for Dr. Royce Frazier and Dr. Adrian Halverstadt as they represent Barclay College at Iowa Yearly Meeting August 1-4.
- Senior Nick Sterner is working with a men’s ministry in Pratt, ministering to troubled youth at the Blythe Family Fitness Center, playing basketball and working out. Through this he is hoping to build relationships and trust that would tear down the walls that prevent the gospel from being heard and reallized in the lives of these young people.
- Pray for students, staff, faculty, and administrators as the start of a new school year begins on August 20.
- Pray for the Ross Fine Arts Center project.
Mrs. Cheryl Couch has been named as the Associate Vice President of Distance Learning at Barclay College. She spent her earlier years in Mustang, OK, but later moved to Attica, KS, where she met her husband, Mike, of 28 years. She has taught Elementary Education at a variety of schools, including the Derby Public schools and Roundtree Christian Academy, on the campus of Maude Carpenter Children’s Home.
For the past three years, Cheryl has been the Early Childhood Coordinator and Instructor at Barton Community College. She earned a master degree at Wichita State University in Early Childhood Special Education. Cheryl said, “Early Childhood Special Education is my passion and has meant the world to help families.” Through answered prayers and Cheryl’s knowledge of education, her youngest daughter, Amanda, had special needs, but is now in several honor programs at Pitt State University.
Cheryl’s Husband, Mike, is the Superintendent of schools for the Haviland school district. Cheryl’s middle daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Dan Bloom, have recently relocated here from Minnesota. He is the construction manager of the Shooting Star Wind Farm south of Mullinville. They have a three month old daughter, Evey, whom Mike & Cheryl are delighted is now in Kansas with them, and Melanie stays home with her. Her oldest daughter and son-in-law, Chanda & Jared Bollman, reside in Wakita, OK where she is the Farmer’s Grain elevator manager and he is a farmer and rancher.
Barclay College is proud to introduce you to its newest faculty member and looks forward to strengthening the teacher education degree program with state accreditation in the near future.