T-Bird win sets up showdown with Barton County
Cloud County tuned up for its showdown with Barton County by shutting out Independence Community College 5-0 in a home match on Thursday.
The seventh-ranked Thunderbirds now 14-3 overall, and ninth-ranked Barton County, 11-2-1 overall, are both 8-0 in Jayhawk Conference play and will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday at Great Bend.
“It will determine the Conference championship,” Cloud County coach Steve Ralos said.
Cloud County led Independence, (1-14 overall and 1-9 in the Conference), just 1-0 at halftime.
Freshman Chris Lavery scored the first half goal for the T-Birds.
Lavery added a second goal in the second half to give Cloud County a 2-0 advantage.
A goal by sophomore Jake Currie extended the T-Birds’ lead to 3-0.
Lavery would score two more goals in the match to give Cloud County the 5-0 win.
“They were a very, very poor team and we didn’t execute things the way I wanted them to be executed to get ready for this weekend, and the postseason,” Ralos said.
Cloud County 5,
The Cloud County women gave up an early goal, but responded to knock off Independence, 5-1.
Independence scored first in the match.
Cloud County answered with three goals in the first half.
The T-Birds tacked on two more goals in the second half to make it 5-1.
Freshman Georgia Walters scored two goals for the T-Birds.
Beth Millican, Katy Plummer and Chanelle O’Dwyer scored one goal each.
The T-Birds, now 8-8 overall and 6-4 in the Conference, play at Barton County on Saturday.
“We have three Conference games left, and we need to win at least one of those to get sixth in the Conference. They are going to be tough games,” Ralos said.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Cloud County Community College men's and women's track and field teams opened the indoor season at the Holiday Inn Open hosted by the University of Nebraska. Cloud County had 12 competitors post qualifying marks for the NJCAA Indoor Championships. Sophomore... [More]
The Concordia Kids Wrestling Club had 12 wrestlers place in the top four at the 46th Little Apple Classic in Manhattan. Drake Blochlinger, 73 pounds, 8-and-under, and Carter Eakins, 67 pounds, 10-and-under, placed first in the tournament. Second-place finishers include: Landen... [More]
Talk about nervous laughter… “The nursery rhyme ‘Nighty, night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite’ — it’s real,” said Mike Lambert to begin his presentation Friday. And his audience of more than 60 people at the Community... [More]
A Concordia manufacturing plant that closed its doors in December will be reopening soon under new ownership. Roy Applequist on Thursday announced that a contract was signed to acquire the land, building and equipment of the Ljungstrom Division of the ARVOS Group plant in Concordia.... [More]
Dr. Daniel Garlow, M.D., has been elected by his fellow providers as the new Chief of Staff for Cloud County Health Center. Practicing family medicine and providing a wide array of services at the Family Care Clinic, Dr. Garlow was born and raised in Concordia. Dr. Garlow was... [More]
Ever watch the TV game show “Let's Make A Deal”? The host will offer the contestant their choice of door number 1, number 2 or number 3. Which door they choose determines the prize they win. Occasionally, the host will offer cash money or what is behind... [More]
“ . . . and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth,” Acts 1:8b. What is a witness? What does a witness do? A witness is someone who speaks, or testifies, to what... [More]