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The official student-run newspaper of Sterling College, serving since 1889 • For updates and more info, visit http://stir.sterling.edu Volume 112 Issue 2
ON THE INSIDE
Opinion: Page 6
Letter from the Editor “Cup of Joe” Cartoon Weekly Tornado Column SGA Column Campus Pulse
Features: Page 7
Sophomore Marcus Mull plays guitar Friday night at Broadway Market. Photo by Diddy Patrick.
Coffee House Forensics Preview October Concert Listing
Sports: Page 8
Senior Carlos De Los Reyes kneels after a play against Bethel Saturday. Photo by Grayson Graves
Football Boys and Girls Soccer Volleyball Cross Country Golf
Tonight. 7 p.m.
Volleyball (vs. Ottawa)
Tomorrow. 9 p.m.
Campbell Hall Root Beer Keggar
Saturday. 1 p.m.
Soccer (vs. Kan. Wesleyan)
Saturday. 2 p.m.
Football (@ NW Okla. State)
NEWSBITES Culbertson Renovation You may have noticed some changes to the auditorium. Recent additions to Culbertson include 48 more dimming light circuts, 2 new fly-lines for lights and outlets on the stage floor for lighting. There is also a new main curtain and black curtains down the sides and borders. Future updates will involve a new sound system, including a new sound board, speakers and wireless mics.
WARRIOR FEST 2008
Students and community gather for Warrior Fest By DERIC ROACH Staff Writer Students and community members who happened to be meandering among the many booths downtown Saturday found that this year’s Warrior Fest had plenty to offer. Besides the booths of t-shirts, jewelry and customembroidered hats, attendees were also treated to games, barbecue sampling and a garage sale at the United Presbyterian Church. For community members who needed an extra hand, the SC basketball Lady Warriors had a work auction booth, offering up to four hours of work for the highest bidders. Visitors also had the opportunity to smash up an old car, part of a fundraiser for the United Methodist Church Commitment on Relief fund. Music Professor Blair Martin represented the music department at the festival. Martin felt the music department booth provided an opportunity for community members to be connected the the college’s music department. “Part of the greatness of the Warrior Fest,” Martin said, “was that it really brought the community, businesses and college together.” Senior Melissa Yarrow was
Senior Cecil Smart plays basketball with community members during Warrior Fest last weekend. Most SC fall sports teams were involved in activities throughout Warrior Fest. Photo by Grayson Graves also optimistic about the event’s effectiveness. Representing SC’s Student Government Association, Yarrow helped participants
make cards for the football team and sold refreshments to parched community members. “It’s really cool to see all the
kids running around in Sterling Warrior gear,” Yarrow said, “we can start recruiting at age two. It’s never too young to start.”
SC and Teen Mania Quiznos campaign begin new program gains momentum By MATT EHRESMAN Editor-in-Chief After three years of ironing out details, Sterling College has finalized a new program affiliated with Teen Mania that offers students class credit by participating in internships focused on ministry and missions. Teen Mania is a Christian organization based out of Tyler, Texas and is well known for their national Acquire the Fire and Battle Cry youth conferences. As a part of the program, Teen Mania will have the opportunity to represent SC at their conferences. Vice President of Admissions Dennis Dutton said he is excited for the new relationship. “Sterling College is very pleased to partner with Teen Mania, an organization which is widely known and respected,” Dutton said. “We feel this unique [articulation agreement] will be beneficial for both SC and TM. [It] will only help in spreading word about Sterling.” The specific Teen Mania programs SC is offering credit for are: the Honor Academy, Center for Creative Media, and Global Expeditions. The program requires students to take several classes through Teen Mania, which SC will then grant academic credit for. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Troy Peters and other faculty members from the respective departments were very involved in
the process, making sure that the Teen Mania courses covered the same class material as the corresponding courses offered at SC. Students from the Teen Mania programs who choose to attend SC will go through the standard admissions process, and the class credits they earned will transfer free of charge just as if they had transferred from any other institution. If they choose to have the credits transferred elsewhere, they will be charged a standard $55 transcript fee for each credit hour (covering the cost of reviewing the student’s transcript, converting the courses to Sterling’s courses, developing and sending out the student’s transcript). Freshman Lauren Cox is one of the first students to come to SC with hours transferred through the new partnership. She came to SC from the Honor Academy: a year-long internship for high school graduates that focuses on leadership, character and spiritual maturity. “Honestly, [attending the Honor Academy] was one of the greatest decisions of my life,” Cox said. “God used the HA to call me to Himself and refine the raw materials He put inside of me.” Two other freshmen, Ashley Barnes and Megan Graham, also came to SC directly from the program. The hope from both Teen Mania and SC is that the program will continue to grow and provide opportunities for students nationwide.
By TAYLOR LIBBY Features Editor Sterling College students have been hearing the whispers and the rumors of a Quiznos on campus for almost a year, and now the promise is finally becoming a reality. “We’ve actually spent money, we have things in writing [and] we have commitments,” Assistant Professor of Business Timothy Thorpe said. Pulling from the DeBoer Family Foundation fund, which was donated specifically for use on the Quiznos project, Thorpe said $60,000 has gone into securing a contractor and a building completion date. Currently, the building is expected to be finished January 15, 2009 and the estimated opening date is March 1. While Thorpe serves as the faculty advisor for the Quiznos project, four SC students are receiving class credit for helping put the project together. Sophomore Ashlen Stamm said the hardest part of working on the Quiznos project has been getting everything to work together as a team. “The student team spent a lot of late, stressful nights writing the business plan and preparing for the meeting with the investor,” Stamm said. “But I believe the hardest part for us all was to have to sit back while the school worked on ironing out other details.”
Although the experts are still working out a few things, the business department is calling all students to help them with the next phase of the Quiznos project: advertising. Quiznos requires each new store to spend $10,000 on opening day advertising campaigns and Thorpe -along with the entire department- wants students to help create excitement about the grand opening. In order to encourage student participation, the business department is inviting all students who may be interested in helping with the Quiznos advertising campaign to attend an informational meeting in Thompson Room 217 on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. Thorpe said cash prizes would be offered to the student, or students, who came up with the best radio, newspaper, or opening day ad. “I want communication students, art students, everybody, because it all has to be student done,” Thorpe said. Overall, both Thorpe and Stamm agreed that the best way for students to speed up the process is to get involved any way they can. “Keep reminding the administration, faculty, and students that you are excited and waiting,” Stamm said. “Then, when Quiznos opens, come eat and show us it was worth the time and money.”
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WEEKLY TORNADO -- THE ROTATING COLUMN
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
Clarification: Poker feature In the previous issue of The Stir, we decided to publish a feature about the Sterling Poker Tour (a group of Sterling students that gathers weekly to play cards). It has been brought to my attention that SC has received quite a bit of criticism and feedback from community members and alumni concerning the article, so I felt it was necessary for me to address the issue. Gambling is obviously a controversial issue, especially for many Christians. We recognized this before we published the article. To account for it, the author referred to the Student Handbook and noted in the article, “Although the Sterling College Student Handbook does not forbid activities such as poker, students are strongly discouraged from gambling.” Furthermore, we contacted Vice President of Student Life Tina Wohler to make sure we had the correct understanding of the rule. In addition, a student quoted in the article said their games are not a place for people interested in gambling; it is simply an event to increase community on campus. Regardless, we recognize several readers were concerned with a Christian school allowing such activities to occur on campus. First, we want to make known that views published in The Stir are not necessarily endorsed or supported by Sterling College. We aim to act as a voice of the student body, and we felt that there were enough students involved that it was worthy of our coverage. Community is something that is stressed very heavily at SC (just look at the other two articles on this page, neither of which were assigned by the Editor). Although we may all have differing views on poker, we would likely all agree that increasing community on a small campus is a positive result. Not very many activities on campus attract male students from all three dorms on a weekly basis. This is the aspect of the story we were trying to stress. Gambling can become very addictive and has the potential to cause serious problems. In the article, the author was in no way encouraging students to participate. The Student Handbook lists several resources for students who may have a gambling problem, and we encourage students to take advantage of these if they become necessary. I want to apologize to any readers who may have taken offense to the article, but we did not feel it was necessary to retract it. We claim responsibility for what we publish. As I stated in the previous issue, we aim for journalistic excellence in every issue of The Stir. Although some issues we have to cover may be controversial, we aim to never start any controversy ourselves. If you ever feel we have overstepped our boundaries, please contact us. - Matt Ehresman, for The Stir editorial board
Do your part to create community in Sterling By JD Smith Staff Writer
Community is a word o f t e n calibrated by a plethora of criteria, most of which are intangible and littered with complex standards. However, when you get down to it, what does it all mean? As I trek through the streets of Sterling, I grimly realize that community is as community does. It’s a rather simple premise, yet muddled with a vast array of shifting syllogisms and irrational assumptions. In the most simple of terms, community is what
you want it to be. You like worship? Behold your community! Have a fascination with chasing flying plastic? Kite clubs are the answer! So as it would seem, the environment you choose to subscribe to is the community you embrace. With that in mind, another question rings in the back of my head; am I doing my part as a community member? After all, I did choose Sterling. Here’s the quandary we’re faced with. On the Sterling College web site you’ll find that alongside a mission statement calling for the development of leaders, there is also a “core values” list that remarkably suggests that community is a “first class”
A Cup of Joe THE HIVE
guiding principle. The question is, how often does the student body engage the community of Sterling? When was the last time you took a trip to the local retirement center, or sat in during a Chamber of Commerce meeting? Have you met Ben at the local pizza joint? In shame, I can’t honestly say that I’ve done these things. Naturally your response should be, “hypocrite,” and with a chin caked in dirt I respond, “touché.” But our contest of blame doesn’t accomplish much does it? I’m not saying the rigors of Foundations class do not facilitate community service. I am suggesting that the work doesn’t stop with a couple of paint brushes
By JOE DARDZINSKI
BY JUSTIN DAWSON
(see front page article)
“Seeing everyone showing their school spirit.” - senior Bonnie Windle
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and a few smiles while driving down Broadway. Missions’ trips to Egypt and worship conventions are great ways to experience modes of community, but are we really embodying those ideas in our own little village? To value another is to embrace a life as your own, to take pride in a community and share with it the desire of progress and the lament of stagnation. In a time when defining community has been made so multifaceted it’s only logical to assume that this difficulty of definitions would stem further into affecting one’s own definition. Simply put, your character is a reflection of those around you. So, what does community mean to you?
Student Senate wants your opinions
By DAVID FULLER Vice President of Senate T h e SC Student Senate has established t h r e e m a i n goals for this school year. 1. To focus on a monthly, campus-related issue in order to get a better understanding of the student body’s perspective. 2. To hold a minimum of one constituent meeting each semester with at least a 25% of the constituency represented. 3. To utilize multiple and creative forms of communication to reach the students and administrators.
In fulfillment of the first goal we chose the issue of college and Sterling community involvement for September. In fulfillment of the third goal I am using this article as an outlet for gaining a better understanding of our issue. Here are some basics. As a college, we have much to offer the community. We provide a workforce, customers, a center for higher education, and more. The community provides support during the sometimes difficult times that college life provides, places to shop, places to work, a network of future supporters and people who are living in the real world (from whom we could learn a lot) and more. The college needs to
utilize these opportunities. The Senate has seen several areas that need improvement. What do you think? Do we lack community involvement? What are some of the problems you see? What are some of your solutions? What can the college and the community do to help this situation? This is a call for comments and suggestions that goes out to all the students and community members. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or write to me at 125 W. Cooper Box 527 Sterling, KS 67579. Students, contact your senators and let them know what you think. Let’s work together to improve the vital connection between the college and the community.
“It was a great way to meet people as they walked by the music booth.” - Choir Director Mark Clark
“The car smash, because it was fun seeing everyone beating up an old junky car” - Staff member Lynn Valentine
Corrections and Omissions
Although The Stir always strives for journalistic excellence, we recognize that we may occasionally publish false information or leave out important details unintentionally. We apologize for our mistakes. Corrections and omissions will appear in this space every issue. If you find a mistake, please let us know. Contact Matt Ehresman at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the previous issue, we misquoted the cross country assistant coach. The quote should have been attributed to Ashley Tesone. The article also stated that the team competed at Friends University, but it was actually at Johnson County Community College.
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On the Features page, we misspelled Sarah Thomas. Also, the smaller picture of the cheerleaders was taken by Randi Parrott, not Grayson Graves.
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Debate team closes out season opener
Sophomore Caley Chestnut debuts her musical talents at Broadway Market. Chestnut, along with several other SC students, provided Friday night entertainment at the local coffee shop. Photo by Melissa Yarrow
Broadway Market plays host to local musicians, artists
Freshman Hannah Obrect delights the crowd with a song during Friday night’s musical showcase hosted by Broadway Market. Photo by Diddy Patrick By RANDI PARROTT Staff Writer On any given weekday, one can walk into Broadway Market and, after taking in the tasteful décor and being greeted by the friendly Mrs. Landis, sit down to a warm cup of coffee. This past Friday, however, was especially entertaining as it was artist and musician night. Several Sterling College musicians had the chance to show off their skills and perform for an eager crowd. Those featured were: sophomores Marcus Mull and Caley Chestnut; freshmen Ian Dawson and Hannah Obrect; and Camb-
pell Hall Resident Director Ben Edwards. “The great thing about this event is that the crowd is always very open and excited to see new and different styles being presented to them,” Mull said. “I’ve played at a few different coffee shops, but the vibe I get at the Broadway Market is always a positive one, and Friday had a good turnout.” While music has consistently been featured at Broadway Market, this past Friday also featured original artwork by junior Megan Derowitsch Freshman Rebekah Bell said she also enjoyed the evening. “It was a fun time to
Seniors Bonnie Windle and Ashley Earle chat during performances at Broadway Market. Students packed into the coffee shop to enjoy caffeinated beverages and local musicians. Photo by Caley Chestnut mingle and hang out,” Bell said. “It was great to get off campus; I really enjoyed the performances and the [Broadway] Market has delicious drinks.” With satisfied students like Bell and passionate leadership from Broadway Market employee Nicole Edwards, who will continue the event every other week, SC can most definitely expect future performances and good times.
If you are interested in performing at the Broadway Market, please contact Nicole Edwards, explain any talents you possess and provide intended material to ensure that its content is appropriate. “I’ve always believed that coffee as well as art brings people together,” Mull said. “We’re very fortunate and blessed to be able to see the two come together in Sterling.”
Long roadtrips are not required for these entertainment options By NATHANIEL DORY Staff Writer P i c ture this scene: you’re at a rocking concert, hearing the best music of your life, and feeling that right now is the greatest moment in the history of the world. To your disbelief, you are not in Los Angeles, and it’s not the middle of July, the prime concert season. You’re in Wichita, in the
middle of October, and you’re at a great show. How can you make this great dream a reality? Read on. October is a busy time in the Kansas concert business. First off, you can go see Jeff Dunham on the 4th at the Kansas Coliseum. Dunham is one of the world’s leading puppet comedians, and is a personal favorite of mine. While his act may not technically be considered a concert, it is hilarious and moderately priced, as every ticket goes for $45.
Boyfriends, listen up. Michael Buble will also be appearing at the Kansas Coliseum six days after Jeff Dunham. This is an ideal concert for a date, and while it is a bit more expensive ($51- $76) it should be great fun. I also want to draw your attention to a less well- known band for the final profile: Los Lobos. They will be playing in Salina on the 18th. This band was formed in the 70s but they’re still rocking today. Their style is best described as fusion of Latin music and Amer-
ican blues music. Their latest album was released in 2006 and they will be playing songs from that album, as well as from their entire discography. A few tips to remember: Be sure to reserve tickets well in advance, and make sure that you have the seats you want. Get to the concert early, so you don’t have to fight through long lines and other holdups. And finally, be sure to mentally thank me when you’re rocking out in the front row if you enjoy these shows.
From left: freshman Jessica Brayton, freshman Maggie Rainwater, junior Andrew Hogan, freshman Ryan Corwin, sophomore Taylor Libby, senior Jana Miller, junior Lauren Rivard, junior Dan Hogan, and sophomore David Bowers stop to take a team photo following their first tournament of the season. Photo courtesy Jana Miller By TIM LUISI Staff Writer Coming off of one of the most successful seasons in its history, a season which included 150 individual trophies, eight team victories, and a ranking in the national top 25, the 2008-2009 debate and forensics team hopes to improve on last year’s success and continue its tradition of excellence at Sterling College. Their quest began with a bang last Friday, when they attend their first tournament of the season and shut out both divisions of parliamentary debate. The team of freshmen Jessica Brayton and Ryan Corwin placed second in the novice division, while the team of freshman Maggie Rainwater and sophomore Taylor Libby took first place with an undefeated record. Sophomore David Bowers and junior Dan Hogan also went undefeated and won the open division of the debate tournament. Individual events also resulted in several victories for the team, with senior Jana Miller taking home a first and third place medal and junior Lauren Rivard walking away with a fourth place and two sixth place awards. As in years past, forensics coach Ken Troyer said the primary goal for the team is to “get as many people as possible into the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament.” The AFA-NIET, held at the end of each year, is a tournament at which only the best competitors across the country will qualify to compete. Troyer said he believes it is important that even a small school like Sterling has the opportunity to compete against the best forensics teams in the country. “It’s always nice to win trophies, but if you’re going to compete you may as well go all the way and compete with the best to see how you compare,” Troyer said. Despite the appeal
of winning trophies, the debate and forensics team also provides students with an opportunity to meet new people. “I enjoy arguing quite a bit,” Corwin said, “but I also enjoy meeting new people and the friendships that debate facilitates.” On top of the friendships that are gained, Troyer said forensics helps develop communication skills by giving students the opportunity to discuss important issues openly. “I learn ten times more from someone that I disagree with,” Troyer said. “And with the amount of conflict in the world, we have to be able to talk civilly.” Miller echoed Troyer, saying forensics has given her public speaking opportunities that will come in handy in her future. “It has helped me gain confidence of speaking in front of people,” Miller said, “and that will certainly help me when I become an art teacher.” As the year progresses, trophies will likely be won and members of the team will probably qualify for events, much like previous teams at SC. In the end however, the success of the team will not be judged by any one award, but rather on how the team competed as a whole, striving to be the best that could be. The team will continue their season this weekend as they travel to a tournament at Central Missouri University.
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stir.sterling.edu QUICKSTATS Cross Country 9/19 9/27
Football 9/20 9/27
Women, 9th 10th
Sterling 54, Tabor 19 Sterling 24, Bethel 3
9/18 Sterling 2, MCC 1 9/20 Sterling 3, Cent. Christian 0 9/23 Sterling 2, York 1 9/30 OK Christian 6, Sterling 1
9/18 Sterling 0, MCC 0 in OT 9/20 Sterling 3, Cent. Christian 2 9/30 OK Christian 6, Sterling 0
9/19 USF 3, Sterling 0 9/20 Mt. Marty 3, Sterling 0 9/20 Dana College 3, Sterling 0 9/24 Bethel 3, Sterling 0 9/26 Sterling 3, MCC 0 9/26 St. Gregory’s 3, Sterling 0 9/30 KW 3, Sterling 0
Cross Country 10/3
at Emporia State Univ.
at NWOKS, 2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer 10/4
KW at home, 3 p.m.
Women’s Soccer 10/4
KW at home, 1 p.m.
at Friends, 1 p.m.
Cross country runs Texas Tech, Tabor By Jason Finister Staff Writer
The cross country team competed this weekend at the Tabor College Invitational. Sophomore Whitney Dautel set the pace for the Warriors, tying her personal best time and finishing 17th overall. “As a team I felt we ran great,” sophomore Jessica Stuart said. Stuart cut her time by over two minutes.
Head Coach Jack Dillard said he believes a week of tough practice showed in their performance. “We worked all week on pacing and putting ourselves in a position to compete,” Dillard said. “These ladies went out and ran great races and made great improvements.” The girls team finished 10th out of 12 teams. On the men’s side, the Warriors are battling injuries but still competed with five runners. Junior Ernest Newton led the way for the Warriors with a time of 31:40- almost four minutes faster than his time last year. “We ran our hearts out,” Newton said. Last weekend the Warriors competed at the Texas Tech Raider Run Out. This meet marked the first full-length race for the Warriors against some of the top teams in the nation. Although SC’s times were not extremely fast, this helped build momentum for the team. The men were able to finish as a team for the first time in four years. The women’s team finished ninth overall and were in front of a NCAA Division III school, Hardin Simmons. Dautel led the way for SC, finishing 35th overall. She was also the 13th NAIA runner to cross the line.
Warriors ranked 25th in nation after important Bethel victory By Amy WOODS Sports Editor
The near-capacity crowd watching last Saturday’s game was pretty bored by the time the Warriors put Bethel to bed in the fourth quarter with a score of 24-3. “We played fast and hard,” Head Football Coach Andy Lambert said. “We used our ability to run the ball, and put pressure on the quarterback.” Pressure is an understatement, as the Warrior defense counted eight sacks and 38 tackles. “It felt really good beating a nationally ranked team,” sophomore Rashard Colquitt said. “I think its shows the team that we can play with any team in the nation as long as we play Warrior football.” Colquitt totaled 116 yards on the ground alone. Senior quarterback Tyler Degenhardt also put up some impressive statistics, with 89 yards in carries and 148 in the air. Defensively, senior Derrick Sullivan once again led statistically with nine tackles and two and a half sacks, earning him
Senior quarterback Tyler Degenhardt takes it outside on a keeper while sophomore Rashard Colquitt blocks a Bethel defender. Photo by Grayson Graves
With nine tackles and two and a half sacks, congratulations to senior Derrick Sullivan who was named National NAIA Defensive Player of the Week.
national honors. This win comes following the Warriors devastating 54-19 loss at Tabor last weekend. The Warriors jumped to 25 in the nation in NAIA Div. II and will travel to Northwestern Oklahoma State this Saturday.
Golf swings for third at home By MATT EHRESMAN Editor-in-Chief
The SC men’s golf team hosted its first tournament of the season on Monday at Cottonwoods Hills golf course in Hutchinson. The course was 36 holes and ten teams competed. After the first 18 holes the Warriors were only five shots behind the leader, but fell to third place by the end of the tournament. “We’re all a bit disappointed in the way we finished,” Head Coach Sean Gillespie said. “We talk a lot about finishing matches and rounds and we had a tough afternoon from the scoring standpoint.” Before that tournament, the Warriors started their season by
competing at Pittsburgh State University and finished one shot out of tenth place. Every school that placed ahead of them was a Division II school and SC beat every junior college that attended. “The guys played well and it was a great start to the season,” Gillespie said. “We’re a young program with lots of sophomores and freshmen. We’re maturing and heading in the right direction.” The team has two tournaments this week, beginning with Bethany College on Monday followed by a trip to Nebraska for a tournament hosted by Hastings College Thursday and Friday. “We’ve got some work to do, but we’ll keep moving,” Gillespie said.
By Godfrey Miheso Staff Writer
Freshman Josh Greiner readies to swing on a tee shot. Photo by Grayson Graves
Tri-match brings Warriors second win By Amy WOODS Sports Editor
Senior Grace Friedman launches an attack over St. Gregory’s defense. Photo by Grayson Graves
The volleyball team picked up their second win of the season Friday afternoon in a tri-match with Manhattan Christian College and St. Gregory’s University, winning in three games. In their second game of the match, the Warriors lost to Saint Gregory’s, 0-3. Coach Melvin Balogh said, “We were able to play our very best volleyball against a strong Manhattan team.” Junior Renee Swisher and senior captain Grace Freidman once again led the way with kills against Manhattan, combining for 22 of the team’s 37 kills.
“Our first game was really good,” senior Shannon Kirby said. “It was good for us to see that we can play like that.” The team struggled with several errors while playing against St. Gregory’s, and that has become an area dog-eared for improvement. “[We need to improve on] unforced errors and not believing in ourselves,” Balogh said. “It comes down to choosing to do what we know we can do,” said Freidman. On Wednesday’s game against Bethel, the Warriors also fell in three. They face off against Ottawa today at 2 at home.
Lady Warrior soccer wears heart on their sleeve By Amy WOODS Sports Editor The women’s soccer team is up and at it again with a win over Central Christian, 3-2, and an overtime tie with Manhattan Christian, 0-0. In an attempt to build team unity, the team did something
new, as senior Ashley Grimes explains. “Heart and playing for each other were the two things we focused on for the past two games,” she said. “We put tape on our wrists and drew hearts in the tape so that we were reminded what we were playing for. ”
Warriors scrape win against York
The Warriors outshot CC by eight. Sophomore Kylie Yates led with six shots on the goal. Junior Karinn Marzan said, “It helps knowing that even though you and everyone else is tired, you can look down ... and know that everyone is working for the same goal.”
A late goal helped the men’s soccer team advance to a 6-1 record after winning over visiting York College, 2-1. Coach Dave Underwood said he was less than satisfied with the win. “Obviously, I was very happy with the win and improving our season record to 6-1,” Underwood said. “However, we were a little sloppy in our attack, mishandling a lot of good scoring opportunities.” The Warriors created plenty of opportunities to win the tightly contested game. The team took 18 shots at the goal. “We started on a low note, but came back to grab the win we deserved,” senior Shawn Sajjadi said. Sterling finally got on the board when senior Jorge Bueso received a pass from sophomore Sheriff Sanusi at the back right, and drove the ball into the back of net. The score was 1-1 midway through the second period. Senior Ryan Covey was able to finally break the dead-lock with two minutes left when he drove past York’s defense, scoring the winning goal with ease. The Warriors also won against Central Christian College a week earlier 3-0, with all three goals scored in the second half. Bueso and Covey scored with ten minutes left. Warriors next face Oklahoma Christian in Oklahoma City.