The Dawson Community College Men’s & Women’s golf teams travelled to Rapid City to compete in the South Dakota School of Mines Invitational, April 19 & 20th. The tournament was held at Meadowbrook GC, a very tight 7100 yard long course which will host the 2009 NAIA Women’s National Tournament in mid May.
Cameron Belcher led the Bucs on day one with a 74, which placed him in second individually. The Bucs team shot a 327, garnering fourth place, 14 strokes behind the first day leader-Minot State.
The Dawson Community College Spring 2009 Horsemanship Clinic will be held April 18th and 19th at the J&A Arena from 8am to 4pm. Clinician, Pat Mitchell, of Pat Mitchell Performance Horses from Shepherd Montana will instruct. Pat focuses on finishing horses in Reining, Roping and Western Pleasure. He has worked with various breeds, creating light and responsive horses that move off aids freely and willingly. His horses have gone on to compete at many levels.
Josh Link took the mound for Dawson Community College Saturday against the University of Mary JV. Six innings later Link walked off the mound with a ‘no-hitter’ to his credit.
Link and his Buccaneer teammates picked up a 10-0 triumph over Mary in their second game in the Subway tournament held at DCC’s Kolberg Field. Link allowed a total of just four base runners throughout his six innings of work. One Marauder reached on an error and three more reached via the way of a base on balls. Link also struck out eight batters in the contest.
The Buccaneer softball team picked up a win over Trinidad State Junior College on Monday at Baker Field by the final of 2 to 1. This was the lone win for Dawson Community College in a four-game series with TSJC. On Sunday Trinidad came away with three wins over Dawson.
In Monday’s contest Trinidad picked up their lone run in the bottom of the first inning.
With one out Karissa Fenstermacher singled to start the rally. Rikki Fedler followed with a single to drive in Fenstermacher.
Dawson Community College’s volleyball team has been nominated for a national academic award based on a team GPA that includes three 4.0s.
Coach John Marble said the team earned a collective 3.42 in the classroom last semester, putting them in contention for the National Junior College Athletic Association’s academic team of the year award.
“It puts us solidly as a premiere team academically in the nation amongst all junior colleges,” he said, adding that the team’s GPA speaks well of players’ character.
Dawson Community College Buccaneers Baseball coach Brent Diegel is pleased to announce the signing of three Montana players to national letters of intent. The three players will join the Buccaneers squad for the 2009-2010 season.
Chris Mjelstad, a 6’1”, 195 pound senior at Billings Senior High, currently plays outfield for the Laurel Dodgers Legion club. In 49 games last season, Mjelstad batted an impressive .393 and scored 40 runs. According to Coach Diegel, “Chris is a kid who loves the game and has the size and ability we are looking for.”
Dawson Community College Head Golf Coach Robert Rowlett is pleased to announce the signing two more student athletes for the upcoming 2009-2010 golf season. Joining the Buccaneer squad for the 2009-2010 season will be Kayla Lloyd of Meridian, Idaho and Emily Thorud of Gaston, Oregon.
Ray Glueckert, Head Coach of the Dawson Community College softball team, is proud to announce that sophomore Samantha Ewalt has signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks next year. DSU competes in the DAC-10 Conference of the NAIA.
The Glendive American Legion baseball program has hired Alex Rivas as its new head coach for the upcoming 2009 season. Rivas was with the Blue Devils last year as an assistant with head coach Travis Langan. Rivas also helped with the program as an assistant in 2005 when Chad Jones was the head coach for the Blue Devils.
Rivas came to Glendive from Kearns, Utah in the fall of 2003 to play college baseball at Dawson Community College. He played for Brent Diegel and the Bucs for two years. Rivas then played one season in Chicago at Olivete Nazarene University.
Brent Diegel, Head Coach of the Dawson Community College Buccaneers baseball team, is proud to announce today that sophomore catcher Jeff Allen has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Texas in Brownsville. The UT-Brownsville Scorpions compete in the Red River Athletic Conference and in Region VI of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).