Homecoming Court and Game
Friday: Royalty Crowned
Mount Marty Gras Homecoming Royalty included (in the back row from left to right) Jordan Pater, Dylan Babel, Nikki Boyle, Stacey Schleich, Mychal Bierwagen, and Chris Hoffman; and (seated from left to right) Megan Wortman, Johanna Scheich, Ben Harmon, and Kim Kokesh. This year Ben Harmon and Johanna Scheich were chosen to be Lord and Lady Marben.
The men and women’s basketball teams played Hastings College in Cimpl Arena. In the picture, the men’s team huddles around Coach Baker.
Our winter may have been frigid but our winter sports teams gave us a reason to warm up. Although the women’s basketball team was plagued with a shocking amount of injuries, they managed to pull off incredible performances on the court. With a current record of 12-17 the Lady Lancers seem to have discovered a way to put up a fight despite a shortage of players and only two seniors on the entire roster: Allison De Kam and April Winnie,and April is on the long list of injured players. Despite all the adversity faced by these young women, they were able to come together and earn some important wins, including a remarkable victory against nationally ranked Northwestern College. On the opposite side of the ball we have the men’s basketball team who are undergoing a renovation with the guidance of new coach, Andrew Baker. As mentioned in last month’s issue, Baker is in his first year as head coach of the Lancers. With a current season record of 4-23, it will be fun to watch this team improve over the next few seasons under Coach Baker.
Basketball may be the only sport that is in session during the winter season but Indoor Track began in January. The Lancers have been in action at seven indoor track meets already this year. Rosters for both the men’s and woman’s teams lack an abundance of seniors but are stacked high with young talent. These indoor track meets are not as high profile as the outdoor meets but the athletes take them just as seriously. Now, with some practice and meets already in their system, it will be a pleasure to watch all of our track athletes compete in the spring 2014 season.
Switching gears to what is yet to come this year we have the introduction of Trap Shooting as a spring sport, which will make a debut in March. This is the very first year that Mount Marty College has had a Trap Shooting team and it will be coached by Nick Kaslow. who is an NRA certified shotgun coach. Those interested should speak to him for details on how to get involved. Along with that, spring is just around the corner and that means spring sports will be in full swing once more. Baseball, softball, tennis, and golf have all been working hard since the end of last season to improve their teams and skills. These teams have started the year practicing hard for the upcoming season. Tennis’ first meet for 2014 will be on February 22 in Sioux City, IA. Over spring break the softball and baseball teams will be heading down to Tuscan, AZ to compete in a tournament. All of these sports will be eager to get back “in the swing” of things this spring, be sure to come out and support your Mount Marty Lancers in their quest for victory this season.