Sterling College’s Debate and Forensics Team continues its success story with back-to-back wins this past weekend at the Coyote Thunder Debate Tournament, held at West Texas A&M. Competing against University of Texas El-Paso, Kansas Wesleyan, West Texas A&M, University of Oklahoma and other colleges, the team came in first in forensics and debate on both days of the tournament. Sterling’s debate team is undefeated this season.
On Monday, November 3, 7:00pm, a variety of music will once again fill Culbertson Auditorium as the Sterling Community/Sterling College Concert Band presents “An Autumn Fanfare”. In addition to the concert band, the event will feature the Sterling College Jazz Band and the premiere performance of the Sterling College Flute Choir under the direction of Jennifer Kirk, Flute Instructor.
If the Warriors were going to have a game that could get in the way of their late season push, it was Saturday in Salina, KS against the game Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan. Despite what looked like a bleak beginning, the Warriors would do what good teams do when all cylinders aren't firing; they found a way to win.
Sophomore Kylie Yates has been named the KCAC "Offensive Soccer Player of the Week" for her performance last week against McPherson and Friends University.
Yates, a 5'5, forward, from Berthoud, Colorado scored both game winners for Sterling in the last twelve minutes of each game. By winning both games Sterling will advance to play McPherson College in the quarterfinals of the KCAC Tournament Friday night in McPherson. Game time is set for 6:30pm
Sterling College senior Tyler Degenhardt was named the KCAC "Offensive Player of the Week" after helping lead the Warriors to a win over Kansas Wesleyan University Saturday.
Degenhardt, a 5'9, 195lb. running back, from Holton, KS. lead Sterling to a 26-19 win at Kansas Wesleyan University, he completed 10 of 20 pass attempts for 118 yards and 1 passing touchdown with 1 interception, and he also rushed 22 carries for 128 yards and 1 rushing touchdown, for a total of 246 yards offense.
Robert Krause, a junior at Sterling College, and Jamie Gustus and Edward Streckfus, both sophomores at Sterling College, have been selected to receive UPS Scholarships. Krause is the son of Melinda Krause of Windom, Kansas. Gustus is the daughter of Amanda Butts and Dallas Gustus of Lyons, Kansas. Streckfus is the son of Ed and Sandra Streckfus of Lakin, Kansas.
"These games are the reason we coach," remarked Head Coach Andy Lambert in a post game interview. "This was just great back and forth battle and the kind of excitement you hope to have in college football."
Scott Carter has been appointed Director of Advancement at Sterling College. Carter is a 1983 graduate of Wichita Southeast High School and a 1988 graduate of Sterling.
Changes in the Advancement Department brought about the need for a team leader who was familiar with both the College and the community. “I’m thrilled to be back at Sterling College during this time of transition,” Carter comments. Carter’s ties with the community are also deep, and he maintains connections with family who live in Sterling and its surrounding areas.
Christmas Rejoice! A Musical Event” will be held Sunday, December 7, at 3:00 p.m., in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus. The concert will feature performances by a variety of Sterling College music ensembles, including the Saxophone Ensemble, Sterling Lasses, Jazz Band, Highland Singers, Flute Choir, Men’s Quartet, Concert Choir and the Concert Band.
On December 15, 2008, while fellow classmates are setting out for family Christmas celebrations, nine Sterling College students will travel to the Middle East, not only missing Christmas Day with families but also their entire inter-term break. The team will return on January 6, 2009, after spending three weeks on a medical missions trip.