“Every season is a journey. This one started off tragically,” said head coach Shawn Kelley. “But we are excited with how it is ending.” [Read more...]
This past season, the HC volleyball team had one of its best seasons in school history. The Broncos finished with a GPAC record of 16-1 and a 30-7 overall record, with the only loss coming in the GPAC conference championship game against Doane, where they lost in a five-set thriller at Lynn Farrell Arena. [Read more...]
Video by: Ross Struss/HC Media
By: Lauren Sawyer and Dan Miller
Students packed into the bleachers tonight for the final men’s basketball home game at Lynn Farrell arena. The HC Broncos took on the GPAC last place-ranked Concordia Bulldogs.
Students cheered in an array of sweater vests to support Coach Lance Creech in his final home game before retirement. Creech has coached 11 seasons at HC and was the GPAC Coach of the Year in 2010.
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...]
As HC men’s basketball coach Lance Creech finishes his final season here, women’s coach Carrie Hofstetter is at work to make her first season memorable. Hofstetter, is a 2004 graduate who helped to lead HC to back-to-back national championships. Hofstetter returns to campus looking to lead the Broncos back to a championship. [Read more...]
Last night, Lance Creech walked out onto the court of Lynn Farrell arena for his final regular-season home game as head coach for the HC men’s basketball team. After holding the position for 11 years, Creech will resign at the end of this season to spend more time with his family, whom he attributed as the main reason for his resignation. [Read more...]
Jessica Cunningham is the only member of the HC women’s cross country team to qualify for the national cross country meet that will be held on Nov. 17 in Helena, Mont. This HC senior has been training arduously over the past summer, as she logged about eight miles per day in addition to taking care of herself through watching what she eats and making sure she gets enough sleep. Now that she trains by herself, Cunningham admitted that it is a little more difficult to motivate herself to run, but her teammates have been supporting her by sometimes joining her in her workouts. Cunningham’s performance at the GPAC conference meet earned her second in HC’s list of women’s cross country top performances.
Hastings College fell to Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon for their last game of the season. The final score of the game Saturday was 21-14. HC was down the entire first half, trailing 13-0. With 2:22 left in the third quarter HC scored their first touchdown. A handoff to freshman, Sean Robnett sealed HC with 6 points, and Kenny Anderson made it 13-7 with his point after kick. After this touchdown, Nebraska Wesleyan added eight more points to the board after a touchdown and going for two. Senior Keenen Ballage was able to say goodbye to the team by scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter with a seven yard run. After the kick the score was 21-14. They had 3 minutes to hold Nebraska Wesleyan and get the ball back to try for a tying touchdown. Unfortunately, Nebraska Wesleyan was able to hang on to the ball and run out the time to keep the score at 21-14.
This was the last game of the season for all of the players, but for some it was the last of their careers. The team had to say goodbye to their senior teammates this week. In all, HC will say goodbye to 15 seniors this year. The HC seniors were ready to play going into Saturday’s game. Senior John Melies tried pumping the team up late in the fourth quarter with HC down by only a touchdown, “There’s no such thing as a first down for them, let’s get this!” he told his fellow teammates.
In Saturday’s game senior standouts included; Keenen Ballage, who ended the game with 68 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown, quarterback Johnny Dostal ended the night with 37 rushing yards and 198 passing yards, and defensive linemen, John Melies ended the game with a total of 2 sacks. The underclassmen promised the leaving seniors that next year they will make sure to get the ring that they all deserved.
The Broncos ended their season with a total record of 6-4 and a conference record of 5-4.
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...]
The HC football team has had ups and downs from 2008 to 2011, however, the Broncos are rising back up in the NAIA rankings this season. The Broncos currently sit at No. 17 with a total of 122 points and a 5-0 record. This is the first time since 2009 that the Broncos have been ranked nationally. [Read more...]