Sports

Wilcox names Harmyk starting quarterback

Adam Burns, Sports Editor Kyle Harmyk is the new starting quarterback, coach Larry Wilcox told the Circuit Wednesday. Harmyk, a junior, beat out classmates Nico Ramirez and Keenan Kruger for the coveted job. “Our staff was pleased with how our quarterbacks prepared in the summer to compete this fall,” Wilcox said. Although Harmyk was named

Raven baseball look ahead to 2015 after early exit in Joplin

By Michael French, Reporter The Raven baseball season came to an end in Joplin, Missouri in the second round of the HAAC tournament on May 2. After a 6-2 loss to top-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene in the first round, the Ravens were sent packing by Baker in a 5-3 decision due to four late Wildcat runs.

Wilcox names Harmyk starting quarterback

Adam Burns, Sports Editor Kyle Harmyk is the new starting quarterback, coach Larry Wilcox told the Circuit Wednesday. Harmyk, a junior, beat out classmates Nico Ramirez and Keenan Kruger for the coveted job. “Our staff was pleased with how our quarterbacks prepared in the summer to compete this fall,” Wilcox said. Although Harmyk was named

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

Greig scores first OKC goal, earns player of the week honors

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor It didn’t take long for Kyle Greig to get comfortable with his new club. Greig scored the first goal in Oklahoma City Energy FC history in the 12th minute of last Saturday night’s 2-0 regular season opener win at Orange County Blues FC in Irvine, Cali. The former Raven forward

Minnis says lacrosse could be a varsity sport in 2015-16

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Benedictine President Stephen Minnis told orientation camp leaders Monday that lacrosse could be a varsity sport in 2015-16. The sports information office denied knowledge of the information. The key word here is “could.” There is no official word, but it’s something Minnis has been working on for some time. Former

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

Victor and Dillard earn All-American honors in Alabama

Staff Report The Benedictine track and field team wrapped up the 2013-14 athletic calendar at the outdoor track nationals last weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Freshman Lindon Victor placed fourth in the decathlon and third in the javelin, earning himself an All-American honor in both events. During the decathlon, the Grenadian’s javelin throw of 48.68

Improved season ends in semifinal loss

By Mike McFarland, Reporter The ride is over for the BC volleyball team after dropping their last game in three sets in the HAAC semifinals to No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene. The Ravens lost by two points in the first two sets and dropped the third by six points. Junior hitter Hannah Grazda led the team

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

Rematch of last season’s HAAC championship on tap for Saturday night

By Maddie Maher, Reporter It’s a repeat matchup for the Lady Ravens as they take on Graceland University for the HAAC Championship match Saturday night. Last year, Graceland came out on top with a 2-0 victory over Benedictine in Lamoni, Ia. This year, however, the No. 21 Ravens have the upper-hand as they clinched 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

Best-Selling Business Author is Convocation Keynoter

By Kaihtlyn Schlachter, Managing Online Editor Best-selling business author and speaker Patrick Lencioni is the keynoter for this year’s Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Ralph Nolan Gym inside the St. John Paul II Student Center. Lencioni wrote 10 best-selling books and numerous articles related to the topics of leadership, organizational health and teams. His

SGA to propose new off-campus age

By Catherine McDonough, Managing Online Editor Junior Brendan McGarry and the SGA Residence Life Committee are leading the effort to move automatic off-campus residence to those 23 and older. McGarry, the chairman of the committee, is putting together the draft per request of Sean Mulchahy, director of residence life. “The resolution will be presented to

Tower Construction

Benedictine changes construction plans

By Kaihtlyn Schlachter, Managing Online Editor Benedictine College has made two major changes to the campus construction plans. First, the tower between Guadalupe Hall and the cafeteria will become a clock tower. It will be four-faced with traditional faces, light from the back and ring at certain times of the day, said President Stephen Minnis. Bob

Tower Construction

Benedictine changes construction plans

By Kaihtlyn Schlachter, Managing Online Editor Benedictine College has made two major changes to the campus construction plans. First, the tower between Guadalupe Hall and the cafeteria will become a clock tower. It will be four-faced with traditional faces, light from the back and ring at certain times of the day, said President Stephen Minnis. Bob

Opinion

Pas de Deux brings a witty tale of love and companionship

By Therese Aaker, Features Editor It’s never too late to find love, to dream for the future, to build new friendships. That’s what playwright Scott Cox, chair of the theater department, portrays in the premiere of “Pas de Deux,” directed by senior Andrew Hagerty. “Pas de Deux” is the story of a bed-ridden elderly woman,

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

Pas de Deux brings a witty tale of love and companionship

By Therese Aaker, Features Editor It’s never too late to find love, to dream for the future, to build new friendships. That’s what playwright Scott Cox, chair of the theater department, portrays in the premiere of “Pas de Deux,” directed by senior Andrew Hagerty. “Pas de Deux” is the story of a bed-ridden elderly woman,

SGA: Class election results

By Joey Jadlowski, Student Government President For those of you who didn’t know, the Student Government Association just elected its new Senate for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. This year, SGA made some changes in the structure to make our senate more representative of the student body. We did this by basing representation in the

“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

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