Category: Sports

NIACC wrestlers earn national honors

By Austin Case Introduction to Journalism Student April 10, 2018 This year, NIACC’s wrestling team managed to qualify eight wrestlers for the national tournament held in Council Bluffs, IA February 23-24. Of those eight wrestlers, two earned All-American status, and one of those All-Americans earned a national title. Austin Anderly, a NIACC sophomore, placed first at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament earning himself the title of national champion and All-American. Anderly defeated Lincoln’s Christian Kanzler … Continue reading NIACC wrestlers earn national honors

Wrestlers transition from high school to college at NIACC

By David Wade Introduction to Journalism Student April 10, 2018 Every year, many kids struggle with the transitioning from different levels of wrestling. The same was true this year at NIACC with a new group of guys who thought they were ready to compete at the next level.  “It’s a different level, so you definitely see a different drive with the kids,” said wrestling coach Steve Kelly when asked about the difference between high school … Continue reading Wrestlers transition from high school to college at NIACC

Skogen faces concussion challenges

By Jaycob Payne Introduction to Journalism Student April 10, 2018 Concussions have been a rising topic recently among the sports world.  They are a serious condition and should not be taken lightly.  At what point is enough, really enough? Mac Skogen, a “hometown hero” from Mason City, played four sports throughout his high school career for the Mohawks.  Throughout his time as a Mohawk, Mac suffered from three concussions.  Each time, Mac took the correct … Continue reading Skogen faces concussion challenges

Paloma shines as intramural star

By Mac Skogen Introduction to Journalism Student April 10, 2018 When people think about intramural basketball, they think about having fun and just playing hoops with some buddies. That is not Christian “The Stache” Paloma. Tuesday and Thursday nights, the 5’8, athletic, silky smooth shooter, Paloma, appears under the lights of the NIACC recreation gym.  When asked how he continues to force his will upon his opponents, Paloma said, “I’m just a competitive person. I … Continue reading Paloma shines as intramural star

Greenwood Learns Valuable Skills from Volleyball

By Miranda Wulff Logos Lite Student April 10, 2018 Have you ever thought about what experiences and skills women’s volleyball affords the players beyond the court? It isn’t just excelling in a chosen sport. Brooke Greenwood, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) women’s volleyball player, shared her thoughts on the topic. “I have learned many valuable skills, teamwork is one of them. Teamwork is something that I can take to the real world,” Greenwood said.  … Continue reading Greenwood Learns Valuable Skills from Volleyball

Low’s passion for softball shines through

By Kyle Stumo Logos Lite Student March 20, 2018 Shelby Low has been around softball her whole life. Her parents first met while playing softball together, and she grew up watching her parents, as well as her sister, compete competitively. A standout softball player at Northwood-Kensett high school, Low didn’t really have an offer to play college ball, but she knew her passion for the game was still there. She came to NIACC, a college … Continue reading Low’s passion for softball shines through

Vrba impacts lives of student-athletes

By Dashawn Wyatt Logos Lite Student March 20,2018 “I love working with athletes and developing relationships with athletes that last years and years after they have left NIACC,” Mark Vrba, NIACC athletic trainer, said. Mark impacts these student-athletes not only in the athletic training room, but outside of the athletic training room also. One of the student-athletes who works for Mark, Elizabeth Mennen, said, ” Mark, to me, is not only a athletic trainer, but … Continue reading Vrba impacts lives of student-athletes

NIACC honors Baird at “Vance Baird Night”

By Samantha Schupanitz Logos Lite Student February 13, 2018 The NIACC campus faced a devastating change this fall. On November 24, 2017, Vance Baird passed away while working at the NIACC women’s basketball Thanksgiving tournament. Vance has been a huge part of the NIACC campus since 1972. NIACC Athletic Director Dan Mason explained, “He (Vance) had several different roles on our campus over the years. From student senate to security, and many in between.” Mason … Continue reading NIACC honors Baird at “Vance Baird Night”

Khat makes impact on and off the track

By Kendall Cornick Introduction to Journalism Student April 11, 2017 There’s no question who it is when Wal Khat nonchalantly rolls into the Rec Center on his long board, his go to transportation method when there is no snow or ice on the ground. It is hard to know what gives him away more, the long board or his tall, slender frame that causes him to duck every time he passes through the door. Khat … Continue reading Khat makes impact on and off the track