Calvary’s basketball teams are enjoying a stretch of home games. For the men’s team that home court advantage has resulted in three straight conference wins. On January 18, they defeated Faith Baptist Bible College, and then the next day brought another victory over Emmaus Bible College. Ozark Christian College travelled to the Pyramid Athletic Center (Calvary’s gym) on January 22, and the Warriors won by the score of 80-74.
In their ninth game of the season, the men’s soccer team earned their first win defeating Barclay on the road by a score of 2-1. The Warriors had lost by only one point in three previous games, and Coach Daniel Nichols believed that his team was on the way to victory in Haviland.
Ian Montgomery (#4), Masaki Ouchi (#6), and Joshua Tomlinson (#15)
The team will head west to Barclay again for the Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament in two weeks. In the meantime, they have a home game on Tuesday, October 16 against Kansas Christian and a road trip to Manhattan Christian on October 18. Please pray for safety as they travel and compete.
One of the best aspects of playing sports, in my opinion, is the opportunity to develop good character qualities and sportsmanship. One can learn a number of lessons through athletics, and those lessons can be applied to life off the court or field as well. That is one of the reasons Calvary has an athletics program! Due to that fact, our coaches work with their players on more than just strategies for winning. One way to measure success in that area is the sportsmanship displayed during the heat of a game. During the conference tournament each year, the Midwest Christian College Conference hands out Sportsmanship Awards. We are pleased to announce that both our men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team received those awards this fall. Praise the Lord for students who are playing for Him!