Soccer teams look forward to opening round of nationals

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has a new format for the opening round of soccer this year. The top 16 teams will host two games: one game on Friday for the two play-in teams, and the winner will go on to play the host team on Saturday. The winner of Saturday’s game will then move on to the final site: the women’s final … Continue reading Soccer teams look forward to opening round of nationals

Carpenter continues to shine for women’s soccer

Now in her second season starting for the Hastings College women’s soccer team, Junior Sarah Carpenter is already making a lasting impression both on the field and in the record books. The native from Olathe, Kansas, has been playing soccer since she was able to kick a ball and has been a goalkeeper since goalkeepers were allowed in youth soccer (starting at age 11).  Carpenter … Continue reading Carpenter continues to shine for women’s soccer

Volleyball plays for something greater than themselves

It’s just more than any other night for players on the Hastings College volleyball team. Dig Pink Night is a night for the team to come together to bring awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  “Pink Night used to be a night where we played for something greater than ourselves, for all those who battled with cancer, fighting for their life. Today, it is still … Continue reading Volleyball plays for something greater than themselves

After practice on September 10, the men’s soccer team gathers around to listen to Junior Captain Francisco Arevalo about what the purpose behind wearing their shirts inside out for practice and also to bring awareness of suicide.

Men’s soccer stresses “one team, one family”

The Hastings College men’s soccer team continues forward to dominate the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) this season, going for their 20th regular-season title and their 16th GPAC post-season tournament title. The team also has not lost a regular season conference game since 2013, which was against Midland University.  “Yes, I think that there is no question about it (winning the 20th GPAC regular season … Continue reading Men’s soccer stresses “one team, one family”

Bachle focuses on team and winning before records

With already six rankings in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), five out of those six being in the top 10, First-Year Student Place-Kicker Jason Bachle has already made an immediate impact for the Hastings College football team by scoring a quarter of the team’s points — 20 points to the rest of the team’s 78 points in two games. “I knew that being … Continue reading Bachle focuses on team and winning before records

Broncos’ new Volleyball Head Coach Alex Allard grasps the attention of all her players and staff during a timeout as she discusses a new attack for her team.

Broncos’ new head coaches face new responsibilities while taking over dominant programs

Within a week from one another last spring, the Hastings College volleyball and women’s soccer teams were informed that their head coaches were stepping down for new jobs. Shortly after campus was cleared for the summer, new volleyball and women’s soccer coaches were named to take over their programs.  Alex Piekarski was named the women’s soccer head coach, and the following day, Alex Allard was … Continue reading Broncos’ new head coaches face new responsibilities while taking over dominant programs

All-American takes Bronco Award

Click here to read the preceding article. Being a triple major in criminology, psychology and religion while maintaining a 3.9 GPA, Eboni Nash manages time to also throw for the Hastings College track team. Nash has collected a total of five National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American awards through both her indoor and outdoor seasons. She also has been tabbed a Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Now, Nash will … Continue reading All-American takes Bronco Award

Stogdill balances student and athlete

“Student-athlete” is a phrase that gets talked about a lot throughout high school and college. When prospective students are deciding where to go to college, they have to look at what college fits them both academically and athletically. For Senior Alex Stogdill, he has been able to balance both being a student and an athlete.  “Time management and prioritizing how you use your time is … Continue reading Stogdill balances student and athlete

Meyer rediscovers passion in high jump

After being a standout volleyball player for the past four years for Hastings College, senior Sage Meyer has now taken her talent to the track and field team, high jumping for the Broncos this season. “One of my friends on the track team reached out to me saying they needed more high jumpers,” said Meyer. “Doing volleyball for four years, having that take up so … Continue reading Meyer rediscovers passion in high jump

Senior Kelsey Brown keeps her eye on the ball to return it over the net in a match against Northwestern College. She defeated her opponent, keeping her undefeated record in GPAC play.

Tennis closes out regular season strong before GPAC tournament

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are coming off dominant seasons from last year. The men won their fifth consecutive Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) tournament title, and the women won their third consecutive GPAC tournament title. With these tournament wins, both teams punched their tickets to nationals. For both teams, sights are set on winning another conference tournament title this year. “Our goal is always try to win conference, not just regular season, but the conference tournament. … Continue reading Tennis closes out regular season strong before GPAC tournament