Sports

Volleyball takes down Oklahoma City and Johnson and Wales in home triangular

By Randy Speer, Reporter Benedictine volleyball now possesses the best record the volleyball team has seen in the last five years after Saturday’s victories over Oklahoma City and Johnson and Wales. They improved to 13-7 on the season, which is the highest win total this program has seen since 2009. The opening match of the

Maur Hill plays host to BC baseball fall practices

By Michael French, Reporter While construction of the Asher Sports Complex continues in earnest, the Raven baseball team is practicing at Maur Hill-Mount Academy for the fall season. In what both coaches are calling a mutually beneficial situation, the Ravens have a facility to practice on a consistent basis and in return, Maur Hill will

Dillard, Benzing lead Lady Raven cross country to second place finish

By Victor McDowell, Reporter When the Ravens toed the line Sept. 13, they began a challenging schedule that has placed them alongside NCAA talent. The annual Mule Run saw the Ravens hold their own against the likes of Central Missouri, Southwest Baptist, William Jewell, and Rockhurst. The women’s side finished second in the overall standings,

Running back Marlon Mitchell has complimented featured back Tyler Henness this season. Mitchell has 80 total rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. Photo Courtesy of Laurence Rossi

Rushing attack leads Ravens to HAAC-opening win at Central Methodist

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor With one tally already in the loss column, a win to open conference play was crucial. Benedictine got exactly that Saturday in a 23-17 win over Central Methodist. Tyler Henness starred for the Ravens. The sophomore back out of Paola, Kansas rushed for 184 yards on 18 attempts and averaged

Blackbourn, Molinari move up in coaching ranks

Adam Burns, Sports Editor Kyle Blackbourn landed a new head coaching gig at Delta College last month. A two-year Benedictine men’s basketball graduate assistant, Blackbourn will now call the shots at the National Junior College Athletic Association school, based in Michigan. “The total goal was to be a college head coach,” Blackbourn told the Circuit

Ravens suffer 1-0 loss to Grand View

By Randy Speer, Reporter Future HAAC opponent Grand View visited Benedictine Saturday night in a matchup that featured a 3-3-1 Ravens squad and a 6-1-1 Vikings team, ranked 9th nationally. The match played out evenly through the first 45 minutes as Grand View racked up 13 shots and keeper Taylor Vinnage stonewalled them. Early in

Intramural department cracks down on rules

By Kelsey Fiedler, Special to the Circuit The Intramural Department has cracked down on roster management, medical waiver rules and adjusted game times. Senior Tyler Nance is a supervisor for intramural games. He and other supervisors keep games organized and running smoothly. This year, supervisors have the added responsibility of making sure everyone on the

Softball finish one game away from national tournament qualification

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Benedictine softball has made strides under a new regime this season. The season came to a close coming one game shy of qualifying for the NAIA Opening Round of the national tournament. Head coach Dana Goss said that she feels it was a group effort that contributed to the showing at

Volleyball takes down Oklahoma City and Johnson and Wales in home triangular

By Randy Speer, Reporter Benedictine volleyball now possesses the best record the volleyball team has seen in the last five years after Saturday’s victories over Oklahoma City and Johnson and Wales. They improved to 13-7 on the season, which is the highest win total this program has seen since 2009. The opening match of the

Shooting woes end Lady Ravens season

By Randy Speer, Guest Writer The fourth-seeded Benedictine women’s basketball season came to a close with a 77-71 loss to No. 5 Missouri Valley, 19-10, in the HAAC tournament Thursday night. “Our effort was there,” said Chad Folsom, Lady Raven head coach. “We played our hearts out. It’s tough when our shots just were not

Benedictine suffered its first loss Tuesday against Hastings. Photo by Hannah Pinkerton

Lady Ravens undefeated run ends at nine wins

By Michael French, Reporter From early on something seemed very odd about the Lady Ravens Tuesday night. They were not scoring. Which is unlike a team with the highest goal total in the nation headed into the match couldn’t find the net at all in the first half. For the first eight games of the

Loosbrock: “I’m not satisfied with second”

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Stephen Loosbrock put NAIA wrestling on notice at the national wrestling championships March 9. His runner-up finish at the 197-pound weight class sent a message that the Ravens have arrived in collegiate wrestling. “I definitely think it put us on the map as a team. Having someone in the finals (in

News

Black Mass protestors shocked by Christians’ division

By Katherine Hollcraft, Reporter Despite the forecasted zero percent chance of rain, Black Mass protestors were doused as they stood outside the Oklahoma City Civic Center Sunday Sept. 21. Among the hundreds of Catholics protesting were 10 Benedictine students. When students arrived, it did not seem real, said Lydia McIntee, sophomore. But, it became real

Family weeked hosts new chapel dedication

By Mary Minicky, Reporter The dedication of the St. Juan Diego Chapel will be at 5:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 3 in Guadalupe Hall. It will be followed by the unveiling of the Our Lady of Guadalupe statue. Last year, St. Michael’s Chapel was the first in 60 years to be built in a residence hall.

The Head and the Heart: BC’s Fundraising for the Future

By Maggie Doyle, Reporter As Benedictine College progresses through its 2020 campaign, students and faculty continue looking forward to campus developments on the horizon. “We are just coming off the heels of the Investing in Excellence Campaign, a $50 million campaign that raised $70 million, making it one of our most successful campaigns to date,”

BC professor at Farmer's Market, photo by Hannah Stine.

Farmer’s Market: homegrown, homemade

By Hannah Stine, Reporter Every Wednesday and Saturday, Benedictine students and Atchison residents can support local farmers at the Atchison Farmer’s Market. Located on Main Street, the Farmer’s Market gives patrons a variety of options to purchase. Every item is home-grown and homemade. Betty Fischer, BC alum and Farmer’s Market board member, has been with

Opinion

The Circuit Editorial

By Molly Blaeser, Managing Print Editor You may have noticed you can no longer read a USA Today or Kansas City Star newspaper during lunch in the John Paul II Student Center or Haverty Center. SGA dropped its Raven Readership program over the summer. The reason SGA gave makes sense: less than 10 percent of

Ask the Catechist: Can organ donation be immoral?

Q: What is the Church’s stance on organ donation? I’ve heard that the church endorses it, but also that it’s potentially immoral at the same time. What gives? A: Great question! The Catechism gives a very succinct answer to this question, which will serve as a great starting point. It states, “Organ transplants are in

The Circuit Editorial

By Molly Blaeser, Managing Print Editor You may have noticed you can no longer read a USA Today or Kansas City Star newspaper during lunch in the John Paul II Student Center or Haverty Center. SGA dropped its Raven Readership program over the summer. The reason SGA gave makes sense: less than 10 percent of

Executive Rambling: Change comes to SGA

By Joey Jadlowski, Student Government President Benedictine College Student Government Association has experienced many exciting changes in the last year. We made changes to be a mission-driven organization. Our mission is to uphold the dignity of each student and promote the general welfare of the student body through representation, communication and Christ-like servant leadership. Our

“Big River” a bit hit

Directed by Theatre and Dance Department chair Scott Cox and featuring award-winning music by Roger Miller, the musical “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” tells the story of Huck, a young boy living in pre-Civil War Missouri, and Jim, a runaway slave heading North. Presented by Theatre Atchison and Benedictine College Department of Theatre

Seeking Adventure: BC students coming home

By Hannah Stine, Reporter In the past 90 days, I’ve traveled to two continents, nine countries and 16 cities. It’s been an exhilarating experience. So I’m a little disappointed to say my last passport stamp will come from the U.S. I’m excited to return to good ol’ America — where the burgers are bigger, Budweiser

Raven Life Up Close

Erica Boehm tweeted this photo of  students dancing on the Guadalupe Patio after the Speed Dating event Friday Sept. 19. lightbox javascript by VisualLightBox.com v6.0m
Jake Leathers selfies a selfie at the Volleyball home opener Sept. 9 against Graceland. lightbox javascript by VisualLightBox.com v6.0m
Junior Robert O'Keefe takes control of the ball in Friday, Sept. 5's game against Bellvue. lightbox javascript by VisualLightBox.com v6.0m
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