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Barton Community College
245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend KS 67530

PH: 620-792-9378
FX: 620-786-1161

Dr. Carl Heilman

Athletic Director
Trevor Rolfs

Athletic Trainer
Ken Henderson

Sports Information Director
Todd Moore

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Bammes becomes first head coach in Barton Wrestling history
January 28, 2015

After announcing in October 2014 to add Wrestling to its athletic opportunities, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of Mike Bammes in becoming the first Head Coach in Barton Wrestling history.  

"Mike Bammes comes highly recommended by his peers and is poised to set the stage for wrestling  to become just one of another record setting programs here at Barton,” said Barton Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs.  “Mike brings with him high energy and a passion to put a high quality product on the mat that the Barton family can all be proud of.”

Arriving to Barton from his alma mater Fort Hays State University, Bammes has spent the last two years as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked Tigers.
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity and ready to hit the ground running in our first year of Barton Cougar Wrestling,” Bammes said. “My goal is to establish a two-year program where Kansas wrestlers and out-of-state wrestlers will compete and put Barton Wrestling and Barton County on the map academically and on the mat.”
Prior to joining the Tigers’ coaching staff, Bammes served as a high school head coach on two different occasions, Lakin High School in 2010-11 and Dodge City High School from 2006-08. Bammes has also had assistant coaching stops at Garden City High School, Manhattan High School and Salina South High School, along with a middle school in Salina, Kansas, and head middle school coach in Emporia, Kansas, and Hays, Kansas.
“The dawn of a new age begins as Barton starts a collegiate wrestling program,” Rolfs sad.  “It is an exciting time bringing opportunity to so many high quality wrestlers in the state of Kansas aspiring to wrestle at the collegiate level.”
A native of Manhattan, Kansas, Bammes began his collegiate wrestling career in the 142 weight division at Garden City Community College during the 1991-92 and 1993-94 seasons where the Broncbusters captured two NJCAA National Championships.
Following his collegiate years at Garden City, Bammes was a member of the FHSU varsity squad in 1995-96 and 1998-99, wrestling in the 150 and 165 pound weight divisions winning a regional and conference championship in 1998-99.  Voted a team Captain in his final season in a Tiger uniform, Bammes was ranked nationally and qualified for the NCAA National Championships.
Bammes received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from FHSU in 2000 and is currently working towards completion of his master's degree in FHSU’s Sports Administration program.
More regarding Barton Wrestling can be found online at www.BartonSports.com

Warren gets 1000th as Barton Baseball victorious in walk-off fashion
April 30, 2014

The joy of sweeping a conference doubleheader quickly turned to the celebration of a milestone as the Barton Community College baseball team swept Pratt Community College 9-8 and 11-10 Saturday at Lawson-Biggs Field.  The Cougars won both contests in walk-off fashion, winning game one with a Caleb Cherryholmes bases loaded walk and winning game two as freshman Trevor Turner blasted a bases loaded single to deep center setting off a series of celebrations on the field.  As the Cougars chased and mobbed Turner behind first base, Barton Head Coach was congratulated by Assistant Coach Roger Ward as the victory marked the 1000th of Warren’s collegiate coaching career.   The mob of happy Cougars then quickly turned towards Warren, eventually catching and dowsing the 30th year Barton skipper with ice cold water.   Having won No. 900 at the Barton helm on Wednesday, Warren reached the 1000 feat against the same school that gave him his collegiate coaching start.  The teams concluded the 2014 regular season and the Pratt series finale on Sunday as the Cougars won a 20-16 slugfest.   Barton finished the regular season 32-23-1 and 15-17 in the West Division of the Jayhawk Conference while finishing Pratt’s season at 20-34 and 7-25 in conference play.   

Contributing to Kansas baseball throughout his career, the Winfield, Kansas, native Mike Warren is in his 35th year coaching collegiate baseball after a successful Kansas high school and collegiate playing career.  Winning the 1972 state championship at Winfield High School, Warren played and helped Emporia State University to a third place finish at the NAIA Championships.   Beginning his collegiate coaching career in 1979 at Pratt Community College, Warren spent two years with the Beavers before moving on to Dodge City Community College in 1981.  Warren coached the Conquistadors for three years before taking over the Barton program in 1984.  Now in his 30th season as the skipper for the Cougars, Warren is 904-628-1 while his career mark is 1001-738.  Warren’s teams have won five Jayhawk Conference Western Division championships, two Western Sub-Regional championships, and have earned him four Western Division Coach of the Year honors.  

Aiding in the development of the Jayhawk Conference Baseball Coaches Association in 1994, Warren was elected the association’s first president where he initiated the first Region VI All-Star game to provide national exposure for sophomores in the Kansas junior college ranks.  Touching the lives of over 900 student-athletes and coaches, Warren’s coaching tree reaches nearly fifty former players and fifteen former assistant coaches, including two members of the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and one member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame.

Barton will head to the Jayhawk East’s No. 3 seeded Coffeyville Community College, 35-17 overall and 25-11 in the East, for a three-game series set to begin Saturday at Coffeyville’s Walter Johnson Park.  First pitch for Saturday’s nine-inning doubleheader slated for 1:00 p.m. with Sunday’s if necessary nine inning game also scheduled for the same start time.

Barton women's golf team rallies to win Region VI Championship and book ticket to nationals
April 29, 2013

Getting off to a slow start on the first day of the Region VI Championship, the Barton Community College women’s golf team rallied to win the title at Hutchinson’s Carey Park Golf Course by two strokes.   Trailing by eleven strokes after nine holes in Sunday’s competition, Barton rallied in the back nine holes to build a four stroke lead heading into Monday’s final round.  Battling Dodge City Community College throughout the day, the Cougars held on to win their second region title in three years to go along with the regular season conference crown achieved earlier in the month.  Barton also had four freshmen finish in the top ten which qualifies the Cougars for individual and team competition in the NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championship held at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, May 13-16.   

The Lady Cougars’ four stroke lead held off Dodge City 714-716 while Colby Community College finished in third place with a thirty-six hole score of 763.  Hutchinson freshman Kara Koepplin, who won the final conference meet of the season, led four Barton golfers in the top ten by shooting a 172 to finish in fourth place.  Kaylee Crawford, a freshman from Henryetta, Oklahoma, finished in a three-way tie for fifth place with a 176 while Wichita freshman Staisha Miller’s 183 and Andover freshman Maddie Sherman’s 184 were good for eighth and ninth place respectively.

After posting an opening round of 97, Larned freshman Katie Seeman made a second day charge to fire an 89 for a total of 186 to move up to eleventh place.  Despite narrowly missing out of national qualifying by one stroke, Seeman’s second day performance helped lift the team to the region crown.  Fellow freshman Blakelee Cooper also fell just shy of qualifying as the Hoisington native posted a 187.  Rounding out the Barton scoring was Topeka sophomore Kaylee Rudolph with a 190 and Maize freshman Abbie Roth shaving eight strokes off her first day performance to finish with a 200.

April 23, 2013

Coach Mike Warren and the Barton Community College baseball team invites the public to attend “Strike Out Cancer” fundraising events during the Cougar’s April 26 weekend series against Hutchinson Community College at Lawson-Biggs Field.  All proceeds raised will benefit sophomore pitcher and 2011 Little River High School graduate Skylar Hill, who recently was diagnosed with cancer.   Events on Friday, April 26, include a $5 gate admission, $1 hot dogs, and raffle ticket opportunities throughout the evening’s 6:30 p.m. nine-inning game versus the Blue Dragons.  Games on Saturday, April 27, will have free gate admission with the public invited to participate in a free-will donation dinner at the ball park after the conclusion of the games.  First pitch for Saturday’s seven-inning doubleheader is 1:00 p.m.

In addition to the April 26-27 events held at Lawson-Biggs Field, the community of Little River, Kansas, will also be holding a free-will donation taco and dessert bar this Sunday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Little River High School commons area.

For those wanting to support Hill or have questions, please contact Head Coach Mike Warren at (620) 792-9373 or warrenm@bartonccc.edu.  Online donation form and additional information can also be found online at www.BartonSports.com

Region Championship returns home as No. 6 Cougars shut out Johnson County to win title
October 29, 2012

Region Championship returns home as No. 6 Cougars shut out Johnson County to win title
The Region VI men’s soccer championship trophy returns to Great Bend as the No. 6 ranked Barton Community College men’s soccer team defeated Johnson County Community College 2-0 on Sunday at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Park.  The Cougars’ Sam McCrillis scored a goal in each half as the Cougars won its fifth Region VI Championship and third title in the last four years.   Barton earned its way into the championship game with an identical 2-0 score on Saturday over Dodge City Community College.   Under seventh year head coach Oliver Twelvetrees, Barton has won four region titles and is one game away from a return trip to nationals.  Next up for the 16-2-1 Cougars will be the Plains District Championship on Saturday, November 3, at an opponent to be named later this week.  MORE 

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Men's Baseball I - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball I - Stats Archive
Men's Cross Country I
Men's Golf I
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Outdoor Track and Field I
Men's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Men's Tennis I
Men's Wrestling
Women's Basketball I - Stats Archive
Women's Cross Country I
Women's Golf
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Women's Outdoor Track and Field I
Women's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Women's Softball I - Stats Archive
Women's Tennis I
Women's Volleyball I - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 54

Men's Championships: 16
Women's Championships: 38

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Indoor Track & Field: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010# 
  • Men's Division I Outdoor Track & Field: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Women's Cross Country: 1986, 1990
  • Women's Division I Cross Country: 1991, 1992, 1995
  • Women's Indoor Track & Field: 1980, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Women's Outdoor Track & Field: 1980, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Women's Division I Outdoor Track & Field: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Women's Division I Volleyball: 2003

*Invitational Tournament

#Shared title with New Mexico Junior College

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