Sterling College senior Ryan Covey has been named NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), Men’s Soccer “Offensive Player of the Week” after his two stellar performances in Sterling’s victories last week.
Covey led Sterling to a 2-0 record last week, scoring six of his team’s ten goals last week and tallied two assists.
Sterling College will be dedicating its two newest residence halls on Saturday, October 18, at 11:30 a.m. during the Homecoming festivities. The halls, formally known as just X and Y, will be officially named “Douglas Men” and “Douglas Women,” together called “The Douglas Residences,” in honor of SC’s 10th President, Dr. Bruce Douglas, and his wife, Dee.
Seldom do football games go the way they predict on paper, but on Homecoming Saturday, the Warriors of the gridiron showed why they were the favorites going away over the rebuilding Moundbuilders of Southwestern College, victorious by a 42-14 margin.
Ironically, one year ago the Warriors used the aerial attack to best Southwestern putting up 42 points as well, but as the personnel changed, so did the Sterling attack as the offensive amassed a pummeling 316 yards on the ground on 55 carries on the day, QB Tyler Degenhardt leading the way gaining 144 yards on just 18 carries.
The days of dominace in the KCAC have drastically changed when the once perennially strong Swedes of Bethany suffer a lopsided shutout from the Warriors of Sterling College. Change is welcome as the Warriors continue a drive for postseason play defeating the Swedes 47-0.
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