The Dawson Community College volleyball team is taking registrations for its Little Bucs fan club for kids in grades K-5. A mini-camp has been scheduled to kick off the season for the club following the home game beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.
The Dawson Community College volleyball team is headed to North Dakota this weekend for a triangular tournament at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, and Coach John Marble said his team is ready to snap a string of losses.
"We are excited to be playing at Trinity this weekend," he said. "This weekend provides us with a great opportunity to pick up some wins."
The Lady Bucs will be competing against Trinity and the Jamestown College JV team.
The last two weeks have been full of surprises for the Lady Buccaneers; between the return of a member of last year's inaugural team, introduction of an unexpected new player and emergence of a freshman as a leader at the net, the Dawson Community College squad hasn't had a dull moment.
The Lady Buccaneer volleyball team was within two points of upsetting last year's Mon-Dak conference champions Monday night, barely conceding the thriller against the North Dakota State College of Science after five hard-fought sets of play.
"It was a battle right down to the end," said John Marble, head volleyball coach at Dawson Community College. "It was a good way to open the conference."
A losing streak continues to frustrate the Lady Bucs, who were swept at home Tuesday night during their first match at the Toepke Center this season.
The Williston State College Tetons, the National Junior College Athletic Association's #21 pre-season pick in division II play, defeated the Buccaneers with scores of 10-25, 19-25 and 16-25.
"I feel like we came overly excited and underprepared for our home crowd," said John Marble, DCC volleyball head coach. "We had a lot of nerves."
The Dawson Community College volleyball program kicks off its second season on the road this weekend, and Coach John Marble said his team is ready. "We're ready to go play," he said. "You can only do so much in practice."
A freshman from Oklahoma has joined the Buccaneer volleyball team. Megan Young, a 5-8, middle blocker from Catoosa, Okla., arrived at Dawson Community College last week for fall training. "We are excited to broaden our recruiting base with the addition of Megan to the team," said Coach John Marble. Young, who plans to study psychology, comes to DCC with an all-district, all-state volleyball background on her high school varsity team. "Megan has a great arm on her and is a superb athlete,” Marble said.
Glendive's women's volleyball players have been invited to a special VIP volleyball sneak peek event at Dawson Community College. Members of the Community Recreation's Women's League, Leisure League and Co-ed league are invited to this exclusive women-only event, giving them an opportunity to be the first people to see the 2009 Buccaneer Volleyball team in action this season.
Volleyball players have reported for fall training camp at Dawson Community College, kicking off the second season for the program.
Eight players have started the two-a-day practices and weightlifting routine, and head coach John Marble said a ninth player was expected to arrive from Oklahoma on Friday. Paperwork for a tenth player also was expected by the end of the week. "It's great to be back in the gym," Marble said Wednesday.
Fans will have their first chance to meet members of the Dawson Community College 2009 volleyball team at a community-wide spaghetti dinner Saturday, Aug. 22. Activity begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Toepke Center on the DCC campus, where players will be available to greet the public and sign autographs.
Dinner will be served by the players and there will be giveaways throughout the evening. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family at the door.