On Friday May 3rd Hastings College celebrated the life of John Clarke. Clarke was a Lincoln Police officer who passed away after a workout on March 1st the event was called “Jump shots for John” and it took place at Hastings College Lynn Farrel arena beginning at 5:30 with a meal that was served with admission to the event. [Read more...]
This Friday, Hastings College will host an event to honor the late John Clarke and help support his wife and three kids. Clarke was a 21-year-old veteran police officer in Lincoln, Neb. who passed away earlier this year after finishing a workout. There has been no reported cause of his death. [Read more...]
Hastings College Alumni Bill Gavers ’88 announced that he will be the new head coach of men’s basketball this morning in a press conference held in the legacy room of the Fleharty Athletic arena. Five months ago the former head coach Lance Creech announced his retirement following the 2012-2013 season. [Read more...]
“Forensics is an ancient Greek term that means essentially getting to the truth, getting to the bottom, which is why you have forensic-science, where they try to figure out what is going on with DNA and all of the evidence to be able to say ‘This person did it,’ to get to the truth,” said Kittie Grace, director of forensics. [Read more...]
The HC men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have been hard at work since early December, under head coach Kendrick Clay, who is entering his tenth and final season. The teams have been competing for the majority of January and February against other GPAC schools, in addition to UNK and UNL, in preparation for this weekend’s GPAC conference championships. [Read more...]
After a disappointing 2011 season, the HC men’s basketball team has focused and preparing for the beginning of the season since August.
Last season, the Broncos finished 12-18 overall, but they have been working hard to turn things around when the season starts Nov. 2. [Read more...]
By Dan Miller / HC MEDIA
On Monday, Hastings College hired the latest full-time sports information director, Adam Maser. Maser graduated from HC in 2006 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
“Sports have always been a big part of my life. I played football when I was a student here and first thing in the morning it’s always ESPN,” Maser said. “This is the perfect thing for me to be doing; I get to be the fan I want to be and I will still put together a phenomenal story and I would love to stay in this type of area as S.I.D. for however long I am here.”
Maser has had many jobs in sports journalism, working with newswriting, radio and the Internet, but this is his first time as a sports information director. As SID, Maser will have to provide statistics and team and player notes in addition to relaying other information about HC’s sports teams to the media and general public.
Maser’s job currently entails much responsibility, including improving the athletics website by making it become more user-friendly and running the advertisements on the scoreboards on game day.
“Right now my main focus is continuing to get content on our website,” Maser said. “Another big part of my job right now is putting up stats and making sure everything gets loaded up as quickly as possible, as well as trying to get coverage out there and obviously branch out to our local media, whether that is Grand Island [Independent], Hastings Tribune or even Lincoln or Kearney.”
This is Maser’s first week on the job as the HC sports information director and he looks to add and improve to the schools athletics.
By Dan Miller
When HC women’s volleyball beat then-ranked No. 11 Doane at home earlier this month, all eyes were on them. The Broncos almost immediately jumped into the top ten and are now ranked at No. 7 after a consistent winning streak, most recently against GPAC rival Northwestern College at home last Saturday.
“We have some experienced players and some good athletes and we are making good decisions on the court,” said Matt Buttermore, HC head volleyball coach. “There were some early tests and if we passed those tests I thought we would be a good team; and so we passed most of them and the girls have a lot of confidence now, so we will continue to be a good team.”
There’s no doubt that leadership has helped to turn the team into the powerhouse it has recently become. Three captains lead the Broncos: senior Hayley Beardsley, junior Shayna Schacher and senior Kendra Schwein. Seniors Carissa Kinne and Kirsten Nickel also help set goals for the team and lead by example on the court.
Leading players really stepped up at the beginning of the month, as demonstrated when Kendra Schwein was named NAIA volleyball player of the week on Sept. 11. Schwein was selected based on her performance in the first week of September in which she posted 65 kills, 29 digs and a .247 attack percentage in the four matches the Broncos played.
“I’m not surprised,” Buttermore said. “She has a lot of physical ability. She is an aggressive player and a tough competitor and she wants to win everything she does. She scores a lot of points and it’s a testament to her hard work and her dedication that she was honored in that way.”
The Broncos’ next challenge is their five upcoming games against GPAC competition. This includes top 25 teams in No. 21 Midland on Oct. 3 and No. 14 Doane on Oct. 9.
“It’s a tough conference, so it makes it fun. We have to prepare for every match in regards to who we are playing,” Buttermore said. “That makes it exciting and I enjoy the challenge. It makes it worthwhile to have good teams to play.”
The Broncos travel to Sioux City, IA to take on Briar Cliff University this Saturday. Their next home game is against Morningside College Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m.