Conference match at Concordia
Barton def Cloud County,
30-24, 28-30, 30-22, 30-21
Region VI Tournament at Hutchinson
Barton def Seward,
30-25, 30-12, 30-17
Hutch def Barton,
30-27, 31-29, 30-25
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
Schdule Fall 2006
named NJCAA All-American
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.
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.
named West Player of the Year; Kohler selected Coach of 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.
wraps up regular season with win at Cloud; finishes 2nd in
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.
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.
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
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.
come up short in upset bid of No. 4 Hutchinson; West title
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.
to host Hutchinson with Jayhawk West title on the line
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.
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.
knocks off Garden to move to 6-0 in Jayhawk West
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.
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.
ranked Cougars put away No. 17 Seward to stay unbeaten in
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.
remain steady in NJCAA Poll; Uli earns NJCAA honors
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.
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.
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.
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.
climb back to No. 13 in NJCAA Poll
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.
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.
drops 1 spot to 14th in latest NJCAA volleyball poll
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.
finishes Highland Hotel Invitational with 3-1 mark; 20-4 on
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.
enter NJCAA volleyball poll at No. 13
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.
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.
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.
wins home opener to improve to 6-1
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.
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
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.