Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

Fall of 2014 welcomed both all returning students and new students alike to another semester at Barclay College. Along with the start of classes, intramurals also begins in order to enhance the student life experience at BC. This semester there are plans for coed 7 v. 7 flag football, coed 6 v. 6 volleyball, and coed dodgeball.

Nearly 75 students, staff and faculty signed up to participate in 7 v. 7 flag football. Teams were randomly chosen and consisted of 9 to 11 players on each team. On Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, teams played a round robin regular season. Based on their regular season record, teams were then seeded for a single elimination tournament with #1 seed, receiving a first round bye.

This years winners were the #5 seed after the regular season, but made a strong run through the playoffs to take home the championship. The team was captained by Sophomore Matthew Fitch. Other members of the team were Junior RaeLyn Epp, Senior Tony Graham, Senior Preston Hall, Sophomore Cole Hibler, Senior Clara Konsky, Junior Nic Lemonds, Freshman Brittany McDowell, and Freshman Jared Werstler.

Next up for the intramural season will be 6 v. 6 coed volleyball. It will start upon return from fall break.

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Team 1 (Red): Pilo  Miranda-Troup (Capt.), Matt Schaefer, Omar Reyes, Hannah Williams, Kaylee Kershner, Clara Konsky, Adrian Maloney, Eric Day

Team 2 (White): Josh Sanchez (Capt.), Austin Ogle, Katelyn Ogle, Shane Brown, Adele Brown, Aaron Colliatie, Tony Graham

Team 3 (Grey): Royce Bryan ( Capt.), Marcus Mitchell, Pat Garrison, Ryan Kendall, Eliot Hinshaw, Larry Lewis, Shari Bryan, Paige Garrison, Tony Wheeler (or other faculty and staff)

Team  4 (Black): Pat Hall (Capt.), Joey Spiegle, Jacob Pribble, Jake Spencer, Ryan Tarver, Sharese Mullikin, Tanner Huck, Sarah Sullivan

Team 5 (Green): Matt Fitch (Capt.), Ross Smedley, Chris Racchini, Matt Jarrell, Ethan Chance, Hannah Rohde, Emily Entz, Melynda Lujan, Breanna Hack

Team 6 (Sky Blue): Brandon Palmer (Capt.), David Lewis, Cole Hibler, Eli Dahir, Dylan Palmer, Morgan Stander, Mikeal Wilder, Michael Vance

Team 7 (Dark Blue): Tommy L (Capt.), Garrett Allen, Caleb Davis, Mercedeez Bell, Alec Stivender, Ashleny Lara

Team 8 (Orange): Melvin Lara, (Capt.), Carlos Agular, Isaiah Shine, Brooke White, Kayla Powell, Marcus Collic, Gydal Sorrell, Forrest Turner

Schedule: (each team should have three regular season games from your pool. Pool A = teams 1-4, Pool B = teams 5-8)

Sunday 1/19

7:30 – Team 1 (0-1) v. Team 2 (1-0)

8:30 –  Team 3 (1-0) v. Team 4 (0-1)

9:30 –  Team 5 (0-1) v. Team 6 (1-0)

Monday 1/20

9:00 – Team 7 (1-0) v. Team 8 (0-1)

10:00 – Team 1 (1-1) v. Team 4 (0-2)

Thursday 1/23

7:00 – Team 2 (2-0) v. Team 3 (1-1)

10:00 – Team 5 (0-2) v. Team 7 (2-0)

Sunday 1/26

7:30 – Team 6 (2-0) v. Team 8 (0-2)

8:30 – Team 1 (1-2) v. Team 3 (3-0)

9:30 –  Team 2 (2-1) v. Team 4 (0-3)

Monday 1/27

9:00 – Team 5 (0-3) v. Team 8 (1-2)

10:00 – Team 6 (3-0) v. Team 7 (2-1)

Double elimination tournament would be played on the following dates: Thurs. 1/30. Mon. 2/3, Thurs. 2/6, Sun. 2/9, Mon. 2/10, and Thurs. 2/13.

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The Faculty win! After a disappointing regular season saw the coed faculty intramural softball squad go 0-3, they won when it counted.

Led by team captains Dave Williams and Tim Hawkins, the Faculty team entered tournament play as the four seed and pulled off an improbable upset of the top seeded team in the tournament. They then marched their way onto victory in the championship game by a score of 20-6.

Even though the Faculty squad had an average age nearing 40, they were able to limp their way through the regular season, dropping all three games by a total of four runs.

“We just had to get into the Big Dance and keep a positive frame of mind,” said left fielder Royce Bryan. “Once the tournament came, there was no looking back.”

The Intramural Coed Softball Championship concluded the 2011-12 intramural season. This year coed 7 v. 7 flag football, coed 3 v. 3 volleyball, coed 5 v. 5 basketball and coed softball were participated in by students and faculty alike.

“It was a good year of intramural sports. Next year I hope to build on the successes we have had this year with even more participation and more sports as well,” said Bryan.