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Wednesday, November 2
Conference match at Concordia

Barton def Cloud County, 30-24, 28-30, 30-22, 30-21

Saturday, November 12
Region VI Tournament at Hutchinson

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Barton def Seward, 30-25, 30-12, 30-17
Hutch def Barton, 30-27, 31-29, 30-25

Sunday, November 13
Region VI Tournament at Hutchinson

Barton def Colby, 30-23, 20-30, 30-25, 30-17
Hutch def Barton, 30-25, 30-27, 30-21

Volleyball Schdule Fall 2006

Uli named NJCAA All-American
The Barton County Community College volleyball team earned an All-American selection this year, with Sunshine Misa-Uli. Uli was named to the NJCAA Division 1 Volleyball All-American 2nd team. Her performance this season was instrumental in a great year for the Cougars. She led Barton to a record of 36-11, going 7-1 in Jayhawk Conference play, along with a second place finish in the Region VI tournament. Uli is the 29th All-American in Barton County history. Last season the Cougars saw a string of at least one All-American since 1987 broken. Uli starts that string over once again for the Cougars.

Barton’s season ends with losses in Region VI tournament
The Barton County Community College volleyball team proved to the 2nd best team in the conference and the region throughout the season. Problem was, that wasn’t good enough to back the NJCAA National Tournament. Barton rolled through conference and region play beating everyone this year except Hutchinson. That was again the case this past weekend at the Region VI Tournament as the Cougars, under the direction of 1st-year coach Kurt Kohler, lost to Hutchinson twice to end their season with a 36-11 record, one notch short of the National Tournament. Hutchinson, 34-8, advances to the National Tournament.

Uli named West Player of the Year; Kohler selected Coach of the Year
The Barton County Community College volleyball team had a couple big awards come its way Wednesday as sophomore Sunshine Misa-Uli was named the Most Valuable Player by the coaches in the Jayhawk West and 1st-year coach Kurt Kohler earned the Coach of the Year award from his peers. In addition to Uli earning MVP and 1st team honors, sophomore Sarah Shinstock and freshman Ashlee Maple were tabbed as 1st selections as well. Kali Angerman earned 2nd teams honors for the Cougars while Tayna Sale was an honorable mention pick.

Barton wraps up regular season with win at Cloud; finishes 2nd in West, Region
The Barton County Community College volleyball team concluded the regular season portion of its slate Wednesday night with a win over Cloud County at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia. The Cougars defeated the Thunderbirds in 4 games, winning 30-24, 38-20, 30-22, 30-21. The win improved the Cougars to 7-1 in the Jayhawk West and 34-9 overall. It also secured Barton a 2nd place spot in the upcoming Region VI playoffs, which gives the Cougars a 1st round bye. Cloud County fell to 20-12 overall and finished the West with a 4-4 record. The Cougars 1st match in the Region VI tournament will be at 2 pm, Saturday, November 12 at the Salt Hawk Activities Center in Hutchinson. The opponent is still to be determined.

Cougars slip one spot to No. 14 in latest NJCAA Poll
The Barton County Community College volleyball team fell one position from No. 13 last week, now standing at No. 14 in the NJCAA Top 20 Poll. Barton had an even 1-1 record on the week. The Cougars had been ranked No. 13 for 4 straight weeks until the latest rankings. Barton’s overall record stands at 33-9, with a 6-1 record in Jayhawk Conference competition.

Barton sweeps Sterling JV
The Barton County Community College volleyball team earned another sweep for the season, this time taking on the Sterling JV team. The No. 13 ranked Cougars looked like a powerful team once again, beating Sterling 30-28, 30-26, 30-24. It was a non-conference match, but it gives Barton some momentum heading to Concordia to finish the season on Wednesday. The victory over Sterling moves the Cougars overall record to 33-9.

Cougars hang tough at No. 13 in NJCAA Poll
The Barton County Community College volleyball team came in again in the No. 13 spot in this week’s NJCAA Top 20 Poll. With a perfect 2-0 week, featuring another Jayhawk Conference victory over Garden City, the Cougars remain unchanged in the rankings. Barton’s record stands at 32-8, with a perfect 6-0 in conference play, as of the date of the poll.

Cougars come up short in upset bid of No. 4 Hutchinson; West title
The Barton County Community College volleyball team’s bid for another Jayhawk Conference West title came up short Wednesday night with a loss to No. 4 ranked Hutchinson at the Barton County Gym. Both teams entered the contest with perfect 6-0 marks in the West. Everyone else had at two losses. Hutch remained perfect with the 21-30, 30-28, 30-25, 30-21 win over the Cougars. Hutchinson (27-7 overall) clinches at least a share of the West title with a trip to Colby remaining. Barton, ranked No. 13, falls to 32-9 overall with a West trip to Cloud County remaining next Wednesday.

Cougars to host Hutchinson with Jayhawk West title on the line
The Barton County Community College volleyball team has put itself in position for one of those ‘big games.’ The Cougars have taken care of their 1st 6 Jayhawk West foes this season, including then ranked Seward County. With just two West games remaining, Barton and Hutchinson will clash at the Barton County with the winner likely to capture the 2005 West title. Hutchinson, also 6-0 in the West, is the defending West champions while Barton has won 19 of the past 23 West titles. The two teams will go at it starting at 6:30 pm Wednesday at Barton County Gym.

Cougars stay at No. 13 in NJCAA Poll
The Barton County Community College volleyball team has a tight hold on the No. 13 spot in the NJCAA Top 20 Poll. For the third straight week, the Cougars come in at No.13. The 13th spot matches the season’s highest ranking for the Cougars. Despite a tough 3-2 record this week, Barton remained unbeaten in the Jayhawk Conference and maintained their spot.

Barton knocks off Garden to move to 6-0 in Jayhawk West
The Barton County Community College volleyball team was back to business Tuesday night at the Barton County Gym. After taking on 3 ranked opponents over the weekend in tournament action, Barton was back in Jayhawk Conference play in pursuit of the West title that eluded them last year. Barton took a step toward reclaiming that title – a title it has won 19 of the past 23 years – with a 30-28, 30-23, 30-16 win over Garden City. That kept Barton unbeaten in the West at 6-0 with just 2 more West contests on the slate. Garden City fell to 1-3 in the West and 14-16 overall. Barton (31-8) will play Seminole State (Okla) Friday at 5 pm in the Barton County before the showdown for the West title next Wednesday. That is when Hutchinson will, currently 5-0 in the West, will visit the Barton County Gym in what will more than likely determine the West champion.

Barton earns split in Seward Invitational
The Barton County Community College volleyball team finished this weekend’s Seward Invitational with an even 2-2 record. The No. 13 ranked Cougars notched two victories on Friday over Butler County and No. 17 ranked Seward. Barton dropped both Saturday games, but to a pair of Top 5 ranked teams, No. 2 Western Nebraska and No. 4 Hutchinson. Barton comes out of the weekend with the overall record standing at 30-8. The Cougars come back home, hoping to remain unbeaten in Conference play, when they take on Garden City on Tuesday.

13th ranked Cougars put away No. 17 Seward to stay unbeaten in West
The Barton County Community College volleyball team whittled the list of unbeaten team in the Jayhawk West to just 2 Wednesday night when the Cougars knocked Seward County from the ranks of the unbeaten at the Barton County Gym. Barton won the West showdown with a 30-17, 30-28, 31-33, 30-20 win over the Saints. The win moves the 13th ranked Cougars to 5-0 in the West and 28-6 overall. Seward County falls to 3-1 and 18-6 overall. That just leaves Barton and Hutchinson (5-0) as the two lone undefeated teams in the Jayhawk West. Barton and Hutch will face off in two weeks in Great Bend. Barton’s next West contest will be Tuesday when Garden City (1-2, 14-15) visits Barton. The Cougars will have a full plate this weekend, though, as they travel to Liberal for the Seward County Invitational where the Cougars will take on No. 2 Western Nebraska, No. 4 Hutch, and No. 17 Seward as well as Butler County.

Cougars remain steady in NJCAA Poll; Uli earns NJCAA honors
The Barton County Community College volleyball team stayed steady at No. 13 in this week’s NJCAA Top 20 poll. The Cougars had a very busy week, with 8 matches in all. They finished up the week with a 6-2 record, moving their overall record to 27-6. The week started with a conference win at home against Colby, keeping Barton undefeated with a 4-0 record in the Jayhawk. The Cougars have another busy week lined up with a home contest against Seward and then traveling to compete in the Seward Tournament on the weekend.

Barton finishes 4-2 against top competition at Jefferson Invitational
The Barton County Community College volleyball team extended a good weekend, taking 4 of 6 matches in the Jefferson College Invitation this past weekend in Hillsboro, Mo. Barton’s only losses were to Top 10 teams. The Cougars weekend started with a win over No. 2 Miami-Dade in Hillsboro the day prior to the tournament, giving the Cougars a 5-2 mark during the trip to Missouri. Barton is now 27-6 for the season and will return to Jayhawk West action Wednesday when they play host to nationally ranked Seward County. Barton and Seward of 2 of 3 unbeaten teams left in the West along with Hutchinson.

Cougars knock off No. 2 Miami-Dade; hand defending champs 1st loss
The Barton County Community College volleyball team officially served notice to the rest of the nation the Cougars are back on the national scene. That notice came with a hammer Thursday night in Hillsboro, Mo. when the Cougars knocked off the defending NJCAA champions and No. 2 ranked Miami-Dade College. Barton handed the Sharks their 1st loss of the season, 30-23, 23-30, 30-27 and 30-26. The two teams were at Jefferson College in Hillsboro for the Jefferson Invitational that gets under way today and runs through Saturday. The two played the non conference tilt prior to the tournament, not as part of the Invitational. Barton, ranked No. 13, is now 23-4 this season while Miami-Dade falls to 17-1. Barton will also take on No. 8 Southwest Missouri State-West Plains this weekend among the 4 teams it plays in the Jefferson Invite.

Cougars remain unbeaten in West with victory over Colby
The Barton County Community College volleyball team finally came home for a Jayhawk West contest against Colby. Barton continued their hot start, pushing their West record to 4-0 with a 30-22, 30-24, 30-21 win over Colby in Great Bend on Wednesday night. The Cougars will remain at home for the next 3 conference matches, facing Seward, Garden City, and Hutchinson. Barton's next action will be Thursday against Miami-Dade in Hillsboro, Mo against the No. 2 ranked team in the country.

Cougars climb back to No. 13 in NJCAA Poll
A simple week of play with no losses moved the Barton County Community College volleyball team back up one spot in the latest NJCAA poll to No. 13 – a spot the Cougars occupied two weeks ago before dipping to No. 14 last week. Barton played just one match this week – a 30-15, 30-20, 30-20 win at Butler County in Jayhawk Conference play. Barton is currently 21-4 overall and 3-0 in the Jayhawk Conference. The Cougars will be tested this weekend with battles against a pair of Top 10 teams in Missouri. Barton starts the week Wednesday night against Colby at the Barton County Gym.

Cougars move to 3-0 in West with road win at Butler
The Barton County Community College volleyball team has yet to see their home floor during a Jayhawk West match this season but it hasn’t bother the Cougars yet. Barton has started the West season off with a 3-0 mark – all road wins – the latest a 30-15, 30-20, 30-20 win at over Butler County in El Dorado Wednesday night. That means the Cougars (21-4) will have 4 of their final 5 West matches at home. That’s the good news. The bad news is those final 5 West games against the top 5 teams in the conference, excluding themselves of course. Barton, Hutchinson, Cloud County, and Seward County are all still unbeaten in the conference while Garden City and Colby each have 1 loss. The Cougars lone road West game remaining is at Cloud County.

Barton drops 1 spot to 14th in latest NJCAA volleyball poll
The Barton County Community College volleyball team slipped 1 spot in the NJCAA Top 20 poll released today. Barton fell from 13th to 14th after a 3-1 week at the Cougars own Highland Hotel Invitational this past weekend. The Cougars are currently 20-4 with 3 of their 4 losses at the hands of teams ranked in the Top 5 in the nation. The only setback not among the Top 5 was the weekend 5-game loss to Cowley County. But Cowley is playing Divison II this season and is ranked No. 5 there. Barton is back in West play tomorrow when the Cougars travel to El Dorado to take on Butler County. Barton is 2-0 in the West while Butler is 0-3 and 7-16 overall.

Barton finishes Highland Hotel Invitational with 3-1 mark; 20-4 on the season
The Barton County Community College volleyball team made its 1st appearance in the NJCAA Top 20 this past week then promptly finished 3-1 at the highly competitive Highland Hotel Invitational the Barton County this weekend. The Cougars won two games Friday against Alvin College (Texas) and Jefferson College (Mo) before splitting games with Jayhawk foes Saturday. No. 13 Barton was upset by Cowley County in a 5-game match before knocking off Jayhawk West rival No. 15 Seward County in the traditional final match of the tournament. The 3-1 mark gives Barton a 20-4 overall record this season. The Cougars (2-0 in Jayhawk West play) will return to conference action this week, traveling to Butler County Wednesday for a 6:30 pm match in El Dorado.

Cougars enter NJCAA volleyball poll at No. 13
The Barton County Community College volleyball made its 1st appearance in the NJCAA poll this week, coming in at No. 13. Last week’s rankings only included 10 teams and had the Cougars receiving votes. This week’s rankings are back to the normal Top 20 and include all 3 teams that have beaten the Cougars (17-3) ranked in the Top 6 in the nation.
Barton is coming off a 5-2 mark at the North Idaho College Invitational in Spokane, Washington where Barton fell to No. 1 ranked College of Southern Idaho as well as No. 6 North Idaho. Barton’s other loss on the season was in the season-opening tournament to Hutchinson, which is ranked No. 4 in the latest poll.

Barton improves to 2-0 in West with win at Dodge City
The Barton County Community College volleyball team ran its winning streak to 8 games with a 3-game sweep of Dodge City in Jayhawk West volleyball action Wednesday night at the Civic Center in Dodge City. The Cougars defeated Dodge, 30-16, 30-20, and 30-32 to improve to 2-0 in West play and 12-1 overall. Barton will be tested to keep that winning streak in tact this weekend as they take on a pair of Top 10 NJCAA teams this weekend in Spokane, Washington. The Cougars will play 7 matches in all at the North Idaho College Invitational. Included in the field is No. 1 ranked College of Southern Idaho. Barton will play CSI on Saturday and No. 9 North Idaho on Friday. Also in the tournament is Salt Lake City (Utah), sporting at 19-4 mark with its only losses to 4 teams in the Top 10 – including North Idaho and Southern Idaho.

Cougars sweep foes at Colby to capture tournament title
The Barton County Community College volleyball team is continuing its winning ways, running its win streak to 7 matches with 5 straight wins at Colby over the weekend. The Cougars won all 3 pool play matches then defeated Lamar (Colo) in semifinal action before knocking off Colby in the finals for the championship. The Cougars are now 11-1 for the season and will resume Jayhawk West play Wednesday with a trip to Dodge City. The Cougars are 1-0 in the West.

Barton wins home opener to improve to 6-1
The Barton County Community College volleyball team opened home action Tuesday night with a straight game win over the Friends JV. The Cougars struggled in the opener against the Falcons, then rolled to a pair of easy wins for the 30-20, 30-11, 30-14 triumph. The Cougars improve to 6-1 on the season with the win as they head for Colby Saturday and the Colby Classic where the Cougars will play up to 5 games on the day.

Cougars win Jayhawk West opener in Pratt
The Barton County Community College volleyball team started off the 2005 Jayhawk West schedule with a win Wednesday night in Pratt in 3 games. The Cougars knocked off the Beavers, 30-23, 30-27, and 30-23 to improve to 5-1 on the season as well as 1-0 in the West. Barton is tied for the lead in the West early in the season while Pratt lost for just the 2nd time and is now 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the West. Barton will play its 1st 3 West games on the road. The 1st home West game for Barton will not be until October. Barton will host Friends JV Tuesday in the Cougars 2005 home opener at the Barton County Gym.

Barton takes 2nd at Hutch Tournament; starts season 4-1
The Barton County Community College volleyball team opened the 2005 season with a 4-1 mark at the Hutchinson Invitational this past weekend. The Cougars went 3-0 in pool play, then won their semifinal match to move into the finals where they were knocked off by Hutchinson to capture 2nd place.