Panther Blog Blog Archives
Jared A. Stark, AD
May 15, 2013 - The Panthers are headed to the NAIA World Series after winning three straight in the Opening Round, Joliet NAIA bracket. That has a great ring to it, doesn't it? Kudos all around for our student-athletes who competed at Joliet. I'm proud to say it was a true team effort from a program that's been built the right way by Coach Nick Harlan. Our first game at the World Series will be played May 24 at 3 p.m. against number 3 seed, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles from Daytona Beach, Florida. Our young men will represent York College well both on and off the field. More on that later.
At the same time, two of our track and field athletes will be headed the other direction for NAIA Track and Field Nationals at Marion, Indiana...being held May 23-25. Two seniors will represent us - and I believe they will represent us well. Shaylee Carlock and Andrew Aragon have competed well in the shot put since we re-introduced our track and field program. Shaylee was already honored as an NAIA All-American during for 2013 Indoor season. They are great athletes and great ambassadors for York College. Coach Justin Carver's program keeps on growing and maturing...big things are ahead for his teams.
May 3, 2013 - The changes to Baseball tournament continue and I think this will be the final alteration. Bellevue and Central Baptist, the #1 and #4 seeds will play at noon at Westgate Field, which is their typical field..meanwhile York versus Oklahoma Wesleyan, #2 and #3 seeds will play simultaneously at Creighton's Field in Omaha. The winners of those two games will meet in the championship at Westgate.
Also Softball All-Conference teams were announced and we had several ladies honored, here is the list:
1st Team All-Conference
Nice job ladies!
May 2, 2013 - The conference tournament for Baseball has absolutely been crazy to plan as winter storms have attacked us here in early May. Yesterday, on May 1st we had rain, a little snow and some ice to deal with and so they also had the same conditions in Omaha which is where the tournament is to be hosted. The tourney was to begin on Wednesday..it didn't. We're not going to get any games in today either but things have been rescheduled and the tournament is now set to begin tomorrow at noon at the home field of Creighton University with us playing Oklahoma Wesleyan.
Also, more good news... Baseball All-Conference Awards were announced today and York College has several honorees. Here is the list.
First Team All-Conference
Alec Abend - Right Field
Second Team All-Conference
Newcomer of the Year – Aaron Conyers
Congrats to all of them for those recognitions. The Newcomer of the Year award is given to the best student-athlete who has transferred in from another institution. All in all, our Baseball team had more all-conference honorees than any other school - I am told.
Softball all-conference information has not come to me yet but it should be coming soon. Also, the Track and Field team hit the road early this morning for NCCAA Nationals in Joliet, IL. I'm praying for their safe travel as weather has been rough out there as well.
April 30, 2013 - Congrats to Aaron Conyers who yesterday was awarded Conference Pitcher of the Week for his efforts versus Central Baptist last weekend throwing a no-no and striking out 12 batters. About 5 minutes ago as of 1:44 pm he was selected as National Pitcher of the Week; nice job Conyers, you're the man, read the NAIA article!
April 29, 2013 - Softball ended their season this past weekend with a 22-23 record. These girls flashed a lot of power at the plate this year, and with several of the top performers coming back next year it sets up really nice for 2013-2014. A lot of offensive performance returns; not just potential but performance. This season Arica Reeves had 6 home runs and will return at third base. Corrine Pearl will be back and hit 8 home runs and can play outfield and infield and Dani Marks returns who led the team in slugging percentage and batting average with an additional 4 home runs. This team was fun to watch this season; especially when the wind was blowing, they could really swing the bats. All-Conference selections should be out in a matter of days and I'm hoping we appropriately honor some of our ladies - they really deserve it.
April 23, 2013 - Huge news today; Baseball breaks into the top 10 at #10 in the nation. Here's the story! Huge deal.
It would be easy for Baseball's success to overshadow the other great things happening in our department, and not to take away from what Baseball is doing but also don't forget about Track and Softball. Track team heads to conference tournament this weekend in Yukon, OK and will compete to win conference for both the men and women.
April 3, 2013 - Softball got two great victories yesterday over College of St Mary's and now stand at 4-0 in the conference heading into this weekend's conference round up where they have all conference teams attending and playing multiple games. I wanna point out on girl who led offensively - Dani Marks, wow did she have a great couple games against College of St Marys. 2 home runs including a grand slam, she almost single-handedly won the game but I won't go that far because the whole team played well and the pitchers; Justine Kodesh, Tiffany Cole and Jessie Griffith really threw great games. I'm so proud of what the women's softball team is doing right now; making some noise in conference play!
Also, I want to mention Baseball is 27-7 heading into a key match up with Bellevue Bruins. The Baseball team just achieved their highest national ranking ever at #16. Big year for the Panthers. If you remember that several games back Coach Harlan got his 300th win; here's a great article by local columnist Jack Vincent in the York News Times covering just how difficult that feat is to accomplish:
Thanks Jack for covering that, one thing also worth a mention is that while Coach Harlan gets the honor of receiving that 300th win there is 1 man who has been there right beside him all along, Congrats to also Coach Brian Walth who is invaluable as an assistant and employee in other areas at York College.
March 27, 2013 - No post for a while but there is a couple Baseball things worth mentioning. First Coach Harlan got his 300th win last weekend versus Waldorf. It was a chore to even play those games as we were up at 9 am pushing 2 inches of snow off the field. But the wind was not blowing too bad although it was 33 degrees the whole game. Congrats to Coach Harlan AND Coach Walth who have been here for many years together. There's an article on our main page about - go ahead read it if you have time, its well written by the Development Office. Also, the first regular season poll came out yesterday and York College checked in at #20 in the nation after being unranked in the pre-season poll. Baseball is rolling right now, they beat Hastings last night 9-1 and play again at home Thursday and Friday versus Central Christian.
Softball plays at home tomorrow as well and is right about 500 right now. They have some intense players on the team this year and I believe will contend for a spot in the conference tournament. They play tomorrow versus Nebraska Wesleyan away and are at home vs Waldorf for the start of the conference season. We made some upgrades to our webcasting system where we won't have as many issues webcasting from Miller Field.
March 6, 2013 - So proud of our men's basketball team. They won game #1 of NAIA tourney vs Davenport University who is #9 in the country. They played really well and kept coming and won a ball game in OT. Check our front page for a good story and some pics.
Feb. 28, 2013 - I received this youtube video attachment from our President, Steve Eckman, and I thought it was good enough and definitely needed to be passed on. Please watch and then continue reading, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw1iwvp-HFA Great video right? While our teams may not have the situation that warrants doing what this particular coach did; we do all have instances where our character can clearly be seen above all other things. I would hope that the character that people see from our athletes and coaches inspires others. One example I can think of is this past Saturday night when our men's basketball team faced a heartbreaking loss at home to Bellevue University. Most people thought we'd win that game. I thought we'd win that game.... for Pete's sake the Bellevue AD thought we'd win that game...we didn't. Our team, who has only lost one home game all year was dejected. After each home victory this season our team has gone to midcourt and led our student body and faculty/staff in the singing of the alma mater. A great York College atmosphere moment. I've wondered all season what would happen if we lose? When we lose? After all, no team wins them all. Does our team still lead us in the school song? Do they have the right to just walk off the court without keeping that tradition because we lost? I'm happy to say that 80% of our men's basketball team instinctively went to midcourt but the person I was most proud of was our head coach, Delton Deal. I know that he was more hurt by the loss than anyone in the building. He wanted that game. I had breakfast with him the morning of the game and he'd been at the coffee shop since 5:30 because he couldn't sleep. He wanted to win and had prepared his team as best as he knew how. When the final buzzer sounded; he did his job and walked, head high, to midcourt and pulled wandering athletes back to the court to sing the alma mater. Win or lose, I hope York College will always be seen for what it truly is - a campus with quality, character-driven athletic programs and coaches who love Jesus Christ.
Feb. 26, 2013 - Big weekend for a couple sports at NAIA Nationals. Coach Carver left this morning with his two stud shot put throwers; Andrew Aragon currently rated #8 and Shaylee Carlock who is #14. Those 2 will compete in Geneva, Ohio this weekend and I know represent York College proudly. I'm headed to Des Moines on Thursday; we have 5 York Wrestlers who made it to the NAIA Nationals in Des Moines. Those names are listed below in a post from Feb 18th. I am excited about seeing out guys compete there. On a conference level, Waldorf is sending 4 of their guys and Central Baptist is sending 2 as well. The MCAC should be well represented at NAIA Nationals. Many are wondering what the situation with our men's basketball team is..is the season over? is it not? What happens next? Well...here's what happens next. York is in a pool of teams hoping for an at-large birth. You maybe have heard of teams "on the bubble" in the NCAA tournament. We're on the bubble. I think we stand a great chance at getting in because of our overall record and impressive statistics. We've been turning heads all year. We learn our fate through an on-line selection show on Wednesday night.
Feb. 21, 2013 - MCAC All-Conference Basketball teams were announced and we had several awards there. Thad Varmall and Marcus Johnson were named MCAC 1st team with Desmond Strickland, Dylan Brewer being Honorable Mention. Delton Deal received Conference Coach of the Year and Thad Varmall was awarded Conference Player of the Year. On the women's side, Sara Lincoln also garnered Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Feb. 20, 2013 - There has been quite a few questions about the conference tournament and with the coming weather if it has changed or not. Quick reply; right now we are on as scheduled - no changes to game times.
Another quick word for those holding York College athletic passes; this is a conference event which prohibits us from accepting the season pass. We must charge regular admission, which is $8 for adults, $5 for students and 12 and under are free.
Feb. 18, 2013 - A lot going on this past weekend in basically every sport. I have written a brief write up on all the teams we had out this past weekend so you can catch up and get your fix of Panther athletics.
Wrestling was at the NAIA Central Region qualifier; there are 11 teams in our region and the meet was hosted at Midland Lutheran in Fremont, NE.
Feb. 13, 2013 - Senior guard Marcus Johnson of York College has been named MCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10. A native of Leavenworth, Kan., Johnson averaged 25.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 2.7 assists per game last week as the 16th-ranked Panthers posted a 2-1 record. In an 86-68 win over Haskell Indian Nations University, he scored 37 points on 15-of-24 shooting from the field. For the week, Johnson shot 66.7 percent from the floor (32-for-48).
York is now 22-5 on the season. With Waldorf's win last night over Bellevue University, the York College Panthers secured at least a share of the MCAC regular season conference championship and moved up to #15 nationally. York plays next at Waldorf on Friday night and will complete the regular season Saturday at Bellevue. With a win on Friday night at Waldorf, York could secure sole possession of the regular season championship; regardless of the outcome of the final two games York College will be the host of the MCAC conference tournament at the Freeman Center beginning on Feb 22nd.
Also over the weekend, you probably saw on the main page our men's baseball team took 3 out of 4 from Oklahoma Baptist on the road, at their place. They are playing really well and have a strong defensive team and great starting pitching as well. Tyler Helms, our starting catcher hit a big home run in the final inning to secure one of the wins against OBU. If you would have told me that our baseball team would be sitting at 6-2 at this point and haven't played a home game at all, with a tough schedule then I might have said you're off your rocker but sure enough they have done it. Nice job to baseball.
Feb. 5, 2013 - A few hours away from our home game with Central Christian. The women and men played down there a couple weeks ago and had an up and down trip. The men lost, which is their lone conference loss of the season and are looking to even the scorecard against the Tigers. The whole campus is getting amped up as its a huge deciding factor in who hosts the northern portion of the MCAC Conference Tournament. The lady Tigers were actually up on our women's team by 20 points in their last meeting and we can back to stun them and win the game so I think they'll be out for revenge as well. It'll be a nice night of basketball I believe.
Feb. 4, 2013 - A lot of athletic activity over the weekend, here's a rundown... Wrestling was at the Briar Cliff Open and Brad Carls finished 4th and Miles Negley finished 5th. They compete next in two weeks at the NAIA Northern Qualifier. That will be a huge tournament, each college in the northern area of NAIA wrestling takes 12 wrestlers and that's the only location where wrestlers can qualify for NAIA Nationals.
-Caleb Smith qualified for NCCAA nationals in the Shot put
-Andrew Aragon got 3rd in shot
-Julian Lamatsch 4th in the 600
-Darreon Collins got 4th in the 400
-Jaimee Stutz got 6th in the 60 meter hurdles
-Shaylee Carlock got 6th in the Shot put
-Kelsey Dallimore got 6th in the 800 meters
Feb. 1, 2013 - Word back from Baseball is that we won our first game against Hillsdale Baptist 11-4 or 10-4, not sure which because we got one from the baseball facebook and another from a fan that was present. So baseball is off and running in Oklahoma City meanwhile the basketball teams are also down there playing Southwestern Christian tonight and Oklahoma Wesleyan tomorrow.
Jan. 23, 2013 - Tomorrow night will be the YC Wrestling team's only home event of the year, a dual versus our Hwy 34 rival, Concordia University. Since its the only home event of the year in this particular year for the Panthers it will also be Senior Night for the Wrestling team and they will appropriately honor 5 student-athletes who have made tremendous contributions to the YC Wrestling proud history. Brad Carls, a national qualifier and wrestler at 197. Miles Negley a 125 pounder who has twice qualified for nationals. Raymond Johnson, a heavyweight and also a two time national qualifier. Kyle Wichman, a 165 pounder who has at least twice qualified for nationals and finally Nick Clarke, a rock solid 149 pounder who not only qualified for nationals but was one match away from All-American status last year at Nationals. It'll be great night, come on out if you're in town. I'm sure I missed some achievements for these 5 wrestlers because all have been very decorated in their careers at YC so please forgive that, just come out and watch what they do live and I think you'll be impressed.
Jan. 22, 2013 - The YC men's Panther basketball team had just received news that they were listed as the #22 team nationally. Big news, especially for our program who only has been ranked once before in the NAIA...and that was in 2001. Then here comes Bellevue University tonight for a home game, a big home game because even though York has the national ranking the Bruins have beaten other good Panther teams handily in recent years. Well.... I am exhausted because our men just came out and backed up that ranking by turning away Bellevue 90-82 in front of an absolutely crazy, screaming and excited home crowd at the Freeman Center. The men's team, who now stands at 17-4 in NAIA competition came out firing and the two teams matched each other bucket for bucket until the last 2 minutes when the Panthers pulled away, at times extending their lead to double digits on the strength of long range shooting from Dylan Brewer and daring drives to the hoop by Marcus Johnson. Brewer finished with 22 and Johnson with 21 to lead the Panthers. It was more than just a "W" tonight for the Panthers. Tonight was a show of campus unity and togetherness, the baseball team dressed up in basketball jerseys and led cheers and a halftime show, the Cheerleaders led the crowd during time outs and after every home bucket were emotional Panther students, faculty and staff getting behind the guys. It was a great night, and as has become tradition the men's team welcomed the student section crowd onto the floor and led the whole building in a singing of the school song. "On the hill of the rising sun stands the college we hold so dear..."
Jan. 20, 2013 - Big weekend for Track and Field this past weekend, we had several students finish in the top 4 in their events but the biggest news was that we had 3 athletes win 1st in their respective events. Kelsey Dallimore, a fabulous freshman won the 800 meter dash. Andrew Aragon, a senior won the shot put and Julian Lamatsch, a new student from Germany took first place in the 800 meter dash as well. Both Andrew Aragon and Shaylee Carlock are listed as the #7 throwers in the nation for shot put and those rankings are likely to shift every weekend with every meet and every new distance thrown. We'll post as much Track and Field information here as we possibly can. I myself will be at the Concordia meet this coming Sunday to witness firsthand how well our athletes in Track and Field are performing.
Jan. 18, 2013 - Hosted Haskell University tonight, women and me. Ladies lost a game that was back and forth until the final minute or so. Men won a buzzer beating shot by Thad Varmall, 85-83, the refs put 1.3 seconds on the clock and Haskell missed a last ditch effort heave. We come back tomorrow with home games for the ladies and men against College of the Ozarks - both will be a very stiff challenge for our teams. Track and Wrestling have competitions also tomorrow with Wrestling competing at the Kearney Duals and leaving very early in the morning, 5:45 to be exact. And Track and Field is headed to a meet in Wayne, NE. Good luck and safe travel wishes to both of those teams. God is good, Go Panthers!
Jan. 10, 2013 - Game times for Saturday's home games have changed and now will be played at 4 pm and 6 pm. Friday's game times are unchanged.
Jan. 9, 2013 - Senior guard Thadd Varmall has been named MCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 6. A native of Dallas, Texas, Varmall averaged 33.5 points and 11 rebounds per game last week as the Panthers posted a pair of victories over Central Baptist. In a 109-96 win over Central Baptist, he had 49 points on 20-of-31 shooting from the field to go along with 10 rebounds. The men's team is having a great year so far and is currently 12-3 on the season and play at home this weekend against Southwest Christian and Oklahoma Wesleyan. The girls will face the same opponents in games at home as well. Congrats to Thad!
Jan. 8, 2013 - Aaron Beadle just stopped by my office to chat about the recent successes of our basketball programs who returned from Conway, Arkansas yesterday. The women split games against Central Baptist and the men won both. Senior Forward Thad Varmall scored 49 points and had 10 rebounds on Saturday afternoon to pace them in the win. If you're wondering why we played Central Baptist in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, which is rare in basketball but done often in baseball, it's a scheduling plan that attempts to cut down on team travel between our conference schools. We won't see Central Baptist again this year unless we play them in the MCAC Conference Tournament. Next games are this coming Friday and Saturday when both the men and women host Southwestern Christian and Oklahoma Wesleyan.
Dec. 17, 2012 - At the recent duals hosted at Benedictine University the Panthers were led by seniors, Kyle Wichman (165) and Raymond Johnson (285),each going 4-0, each earning 3 pins on the day. Johnson defeated the #10 NAIA HWT from Missouri Baptist 9-8 and pinned the #10 NJCAA HWT from NW Technical College. The team competed in 4 separate duals and below are links to each dual's results:
York College vs Missouri Baptist University
York College vs Fort Hays State University
York College vs Northwest Kansas Technical College
York College vs Wayland Baptist University
Nov 27, 2012 - Senior guard Thadd Varmall of York College has been named MCAC Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week! Thadd averaged 25.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last week. Men’s basketball plays at Wayne State tonight which will be a stiff challenge but they have certainly been playing very well. Congratulations to Thadd!
Nov 12, 2012 - York College wrestling opened this past weekend, results were as follows. The first set of results are for the guys who represented York College; the second set of results are for the guys who wrestled unattached:
Pretty good opening weekend for the team. York College's 9 attached guys posted a 33-12 overall record & earned the most pins (11) out of any team represented at the tournament. Congrats to the YC wrestling team!
Nov 11, 2012 - The men's basketball team won both on Friday against Bethel and on Saturday against Kansas Wesleyan to push their overall record to 4-1. The team is extremely high energy and plays with great speed and enthusiasm. Thadd Varmall so far has been York College's leading scorer on the season. Thadd was named NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American last year.
Oct 29, 2012 - The YC men's and women's basketball teams open their seasons here in about 2 hours. The women play at 6 pm versus NAIA #1 Concordia University and the men play Grace University out of Omaha, NE at 8 pm. We had Midnight Madness last Friday night and both teams are rearing to get started. Tonight also begins the Matt Madole era of women's hoops at York College. Technically, Coach Madole already started with a scrimmage last week but his first game that counts is tonight. Also, big night tomorrow night, the Volleyball team is doing their annual "Dig Pink" night where we band together as a campus to raise money and support a family dealing with the effects of breast cancer. The game begins at 7 pm and the opponent is Bellevue. If you're around, hope you can come on out.
Oct 18, 2012 - The pre-season rankings are out for Wrestling, which begins their season on November 10th. The following are ranked in their respective weight classes in the North Region of the NAIA:
125-Miles Negley ranked 5th
Congrats to those wrestlers and we're hoping for a very successful season to go along with these nice preseason rankings.
Oct 13, 2012 - As the soccer players were preparing to take the field at today's game we drew attention to a special group of people in attendance at the homecoming game versus Central Baptist. Members of the men’s soccer 1992 National Championship team were in attendance to celebrate their 20 year anniversary of claiming the National Championship for York College in the National Small College Athletic Association.
Members of the team that were present were:
A recap of that game is as follows: After giving up a 3-0 lead in the midst of the game, the York College side under the leadership of Coach Brad Fisher and his two captains Chris Luther and Ricky Pruitt the York College men’s soccer team finished off a 4 team tournament, winning the national championship on this very field in 1992 defeating New Hampshire Tech 4-3. 2 Goals were scored by Darren Thompson, 1 by Brian Edmundson and the final game-winning goal scored by Matt Coppinger in the second half who was also recognized as the Tournament MVP.
Oct 8, 2012 - Cross Country had good meets for both Men and Women over the weekend at the Haskell Invite in Lawrence, KS. Both teams broke their own school records for team average by over 30 seconds. Womens Team: Kameryn Brewster had a career best of 19:55 on the 5k course. Karissa Austin, Alice Hackett, Martha Lewis also all had career bests. Men's Team: Matthew Gastineau led the guys and had a career best of 27 : 47 in the 8k race. Levi Swenson, Kyle Bottom, Jake Hasenauer, and Kellan Goben also all had career bests on the day. After their performances this weekend both Teams will be ranked #1 in the MCAC Conference, and will compete in the MCAC Conference Meet on Nov. 3rd on the same course they competed on this past weekend.
Oct 3, 2012 - Volleyball dropped a heartbreaker last night at home to Concordia. The Panthers commanded the first 2 sets of the match and then lost the next 3 to lose the match in 5. This program has a lot of youth on the court, and has great potential for the future. Coach Anderson in her first year has stayed positive and I believe in her as a leader to continue developing this program. Her girls are leaders on campus and do the right things off the court and last night's match flashed some very exciting moments from freshmen Mel Baxa and Nicole Gates just to pull out a couple names. Overall this is a wonderful team of leaders, players like Ana Moyers, Crystal Rush and Mallory Sansom do amazing things for our campus and we're very blessed to have them on our Volleyball team. They have a chance to rebound this coming Friday at home against visiting Central Christian College. If you're in the area, please come out and support our ladies of the YC Volleyball program.
Sept 24, 2012 - Nice job to the ladies Volleyball team who for the second time brought home the Grace University tournament trophy. They also won this back in 2010, and with 4 straight victories over Baptist Bible College, Manhattan Christian College, AIB University and Ozark Christian the ladies stormed through the competition only losing 1 set in the entire tournament. Nice momentum heading into a week where we travel to Bellevue and then host JV and Varsity matches on Thursday night. Also, the men's and women's CC teams both ran well with both teams beating the previously set school records. Leading runners were Matt Gastonia and Kameryn Brewster.
Sept 21, 2012 - Busy weekend with 6 teams out; Men's and Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Men's and Women's Cross Country and Softball. Softball has a fall ball scrimmage; their second of the semester. Soccer teams have a tough non-conference match on the road in Sterling, Kansas. The Cross Country teams are at the Doane Invite and the Volleyball team just finished their first match of the weekend at the Grace Tournament in Omaha, NE; a tournament they won last year. They beat Baptist Bible College in 3 sets and play again tonight against Manhattan Christian. A busy weekend for the Panthers; praying for all of our athletes and coaches on the road. I know these teams will represent us well. The soccer teams have faced stiff competition against non conference schools however those matches will prove helpful when it gets into conference time and every game has conference tournament implications.
Sept 13, 2012 - Doane got the best of York last night in both men and women's games by a score of 1-0. The guys game took overtime, which is the men's 4th game in overtime this year. The guys team really hangs in there regardless of who we're playing; and both the men and women have played solid teams this year preparing us for conference. I was incredibly proud of our goalkeepers last night as they faced extremely tough tests, both men's and women's games. Katy Keefer on the ladies side had a phenomenal game in goal saving 20 shots but unfortunately couldn't get a goal to save the loss. On the men's side it was evenly matched until late in the ball game. Doane had several chances to win the game but could not capitalize until a corner kick in OT. Luis Pulido had several picturesque diving saves; he has really improved and is playing at a very high level. Also in a halftime game sponsored by York College's FCA group Tim Lewis, (Campus Minister) played in goal and faced sophomore basketball player Damien Marshall and stop 3 of 5 shots. Nice job Tim but Damien still won a t-shirt!
August 29, 2012 - Women's Volleyball opened their home season last night in the Freeman Center against a tough and tall Briar Cliff team. The JV were first to play and lost 0-2 with sets that finished at 19-25 and 24-26. Head JV Coach Charla Stark said she was proud of the way her team battled. The JV team is still awaiting a couple of players to be cleared by the NAIA and should strengthen as the season progresses. The Varsity team lost in straight sets to Briar Cliff. New coach, Jenny Anderson, also still awaiting eligibility decisions on a couple of players isn't discouraged and knows this team has the talent to again win a lot of games this year. Volleyball heads out on the road this weekend to Mitchell, SD and won't return for a home game again until September 27th - they will have to be road warriors for a while.
We also hosted men's and women's soccer yesterday and both of those teams continued their success from last week's victories. York College swept Mount Marty in soccer action Tuesday night. The ladies were out shot 21-6 but got the lone goal of the match by Livia Medeiros to secure the win. Katy Keefer picked up her 2nd shutout of the season as the Lady Panthers improve to 2-0. The Panthers were tested early and often in a very physical match up.
August 27, 2012 - These words written by York College's Sports Information Director and Head Women's Soccer Coach Trent Hinton:
August 23, 2012 - Orientation is over and classes have begun. Three-a-days are over for the fall sports teams and we're ready to start competing with other schools. The Volleyball team leaves campus today to compete in the Mount Mercy tournament where they will have 4 games over the weekend and Men's and Women's Soccer have home games on Friday. I believe all the great preparation that has taken place will mean good things for our teams. If you have questions or comments I can be emailed at: athletic email@example.com
August 15, 2012 - After about a week of having only fall athletes on campus we are today welcoming all new students from any sport or any campus activity to York, NE. This is always a big day where parents and students come from all over to enroll there student in school and drive away leaving them to a new life. Its a good life here at York College though; the campus is really beautiful. Mr. Gaver, the director of maintenance, and his crew did a great job keeping the grass green and all the construction moving forward. There was construction going on in about every building on campus. Yesterday I met Eddie Coats on campus, a student who moved all the way out to York College to play basketball; what a nice kid, can't wait to see where he's goes with this experience. He found out about YC through his summer camp, Sierra Bible Camp in California. Welcome Eddie! And welcome everyone else; we'll be praying and working hard so that you have a happy and fulfilling transition.
August 10, 2012 - York College is buzzing again with the sound of students. RA's arrived on campus August 3rd and 4th and our fall sports athletes came in on August 8th. About 130 students are already on campus, living in the dorms and forming their college communities: new friends, new schedule, new food...new everything.
As AD, I am particularly excited to see our coaches back in action. Two of our fall coaches are brand new to York College. Jon Ireland started his tenure as the men's soccer coach. I have attended a couple practices already and he's really got a great vision for the sport, for his team and for the college as a whole. He's bought a house so I guess he likes it here thus far. Our new Volleyball coach, Jenny Anderson also bought a house this summer and is hard at work developing the volleyball team. Those fall sports teams have to get close quick, build chemistry, install their offensive and defensive schemes etc. Of course Trent Hinton is back in action with our women's soccer program and his team is currently out on retreat in Kearney. Coach Justin Carver and his men's and women's cross country athletes are running around, lifting and getting mentally prepared to defend their conference championship. So, you see, a lot going on. If you have a specific question, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 19, 2012 - Summer is nearing an end, and it's time to get some blogging done and out there for all those York College sports fans! The summer has brought some changes of course, as it always does. The ceiling of the Freeman Center has been painted and much more of the campus is under construction; it's exciting because there are literally marked improvements popping up all around us. Athletics is getting a nice boost as the Freeman Center entryway is being overhauled and improved to make way to host the Athletics Hall of Fame which was launched in October 2011. The concessions stand is being moved into the main portion of the gym on the upper west side. Before all is said and done to our building we'll have many more improvements. Much thanks to the many donors who have contributed to this campaign and certainly the Freeman family and Don Freeman for his challenge matching gift. More information on that can be found by following this link: http://www.york.edu/news/2012/0229_FreemanGift.asp
New coaches are getting their assimilation to York as both Matt Madole and Jon Ireland have joined us this summer; both are passionate, detail-oriented coaches whose lives revolve around Christ and the good news of the gospel. And of course, Jenny Anderson who joined us in March to coach Volleyball is enjoying her first summer in York, NE. She along with Coach Ireland will welcome their athletes on August 8th to begin fall camp for those sports. More to come, if you have any specific questions I can respond to, please email me email@example.com
Jared Stark, class of 2001