Cases in athletics prompt for game, practice schedule changes

With many rumors swirling around campus about what the reasoning was for changing from Level Orange to Level Pink, Hastings College Athletic Director B.J. Pumroy explained that it had more to do with making sure that HC had enough housing for the students that needed to be in quarantine. “It was basically we’re having some shortage on our housing for those who needed quarantine in … Continue reading Cases in athletics prompt for game, practice schedule changes

Even with a final loss, Mason takes gains from the court

As Carter Mason left the court following his three-set singles loss in the GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) Invite semifinals two weeks ago on Saturday, he had to take a moment to understand the reality that he had just played his last college tennis match. “I definitely took a moment after I lost. I just needed to gather myself because I realized it was my … Continue reading Even with a final loss, Mason takes gains from the court

Teams’ annual rosters include a line-up of new coaches

Adding to the overall changes this year, Hastings College has made multiple changes to its coaching staff, including Cara Romeike, who will take over the startup of the women’s wrestling program. Romeike spent last year coaching at Cyprus High School in Utah, but was ready to move into the college ranks. “I always knew that I wanted to be a head coach of a college. … Continue reading Teams’ annual rosters include a line-up of new coaches

Pumroy holds hope for season in midst of virus concerns

While navigating through the unknowns of COVID-19, second-year Athletic Director B.J. Pumroy remains confident that the protocols and precautions put in place by the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hastings College will be a success. “I feel very confident. We’ve worked with our Health District; we’ve worked with the governor’s phasing of operations,” Pumroy said. “Within the GPAC, we’ve worked together as all 12 … Continue reading Pumroy holds hope for season in midst of virus concerns

Earnest qualifies for U.S. Open

As the Hastings men’s bowling team continues their historic season, currently ranking third in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) poll, Senior Blake Earnest is adding to the list of accomplishments. On Feb. 16, the senior from Wood River, Nebraska qualified for the U.S. Open. After invitations are sent out to members of Team USA and Junior Team USA, as well as other major … Continue reading Earnest qualifies for U.S. Open

Men’s, women’s bowling third in NAIA polls

The Hastings College Bowling team continued their strong season as the team completed their final regular season home tournament, Bronco Blast IIV, on Feb. 1. HC played 36 baker games, with the men, who currently rank third in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) poll, finishing first out of ten teams and the women, who are currently receiving votes in the NAIA poll, coming … Continue reading Men’s, women’s bowling third in NAIA polls

South African adapts to North American wrestling

With the critical National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Qualifier tournament just three weeks away, First-Year Edrich Nortje (known as Eddie among teammates) has been waiting a long time for this moment. Hailing from South Africa, Nortje came to Hastings this season with high expectations for himself due to his success back home, where he won many national championships. Nortje currently has a record … Continue reading South African adapts to North American wrestling

Hiscock and Hiemstra team up on the defensive end to stop Concordia’s Carter Kent from scoring.

Men’s Basketball scores win over Dakota Wesleyan

Note: Some information in this article first appeared in a previous story published exclusively online on January 22, 2020. To read the preceding article, click here. While the season has been full of highs and lows for the Hastings College men’s basketball team, the team has been able to steady the ship. The Broncos are currently sitting 12-10 overall, with 5-7 in the Great Plains … Continue reading Men’s Basketball scores win over Dakota Wesleyan