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Jordan Strom Announced as Head Men’s Basketball Coach

DCC is happy to announce that Jordan Strom, of Manhattan KS, has accepted the position of Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Admissions Counselor, beginning in July. Coach Strom, a native of Manhattan, KS, graduated from Manhattan Christian College in 2011 with the Bachelor of Science, in Christian education, and from Kansas State University in Manhattan with the Master of Science, in academic advising, in 2016. He has been actively involved in basketball and coaching since college days.  From 2006-2010, while a student at Manhattan, he played on teams that won four consecutive Midwest Christian College Conference championships, made two...

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Finding A Way | Kyle Spurgin

DCC has always been blessed by the help of volunteers, from those from area churches who have helped paint and clean dormitories, to youth groups landscaping on spring break, to folks in retirement who serve in offices, dorms, and community (the Arringtons these days, or Mrs. Crawford in the past, e.g.). Rarely does a young person starting out in a career (and marriage) have much time to volunteer, but this year Kyle Spurgin has found a way.  From 1:00 to 5:00 or 6:00 most weekdays, and weekends when there are games, he is out on the baseball field as...

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Annual Alumni Baseball Season Kick-Off

Crusader baseball season opened Saturday, January 28, with an exhibition game against an alumni team, an exciting game that demonstrated that alums don’t have to go to seed after college. Those watching were impressed by the playing on both sides. But what happens after DCC baseball?  Professional baseball?  Ministry?  “Get a job”? A visit to the dugout revealed that, if the alums who showed up for the game are any indication, Coach Denny Dixon’s folks are doing what they ought to be doing. Though this is a highly unscientific survey, everyone was happy to tell me what they are...

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Volleyball faces Huston-Tillotson University

The Lady Crusaders had a slow start to their match on Tuesday, but turned it up after a winning a tight second set (28:26). All sets were within 5 points. We struggled to get ahead on the 5th set exchanging points back and forth. After a hard game, we lost by one point, ending the game at 2-3. Overall, this was the most consistent the team has played together in a while. We’re looking forward to our next home match on Saturday, Oct. 1 as we play Ozark Christian College at 1...

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Volleyball Team Faces University of Dallas

The Volleyball team had an exciting home opener facing University of Dallas on the new gym floor! It was a hard fought match for the DCC Crusaders 25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 25-15, and 10-15. The final score was 2-3, DCC losing by one. However, it was our best game, protecting the net with Ta’Kela Taylor leading in blocks with 4 solo and 1 assisted. Destinee Branch led the team with 17 kills. Everyone stepped up their game and played together. Although we lost, we made a statement at that game. We may be small in numbers, but can be mighty...

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Volleyball Team Places fourth in the NCCAA Nationals

The Volleyball teamed placed 4th in NCCAA Nationals. Jonae Thompson was accepted into the 1st All-American team! Congratulations! Some of the Volleyball players were recognized at the Athletic Banquet: Jonae Thompson- Female Athlete of the Year Na’Qwavian Nelson – Clutch Player of the Year Destinee Branch – Newcomer of the Year Raelynn Morris-Utu – Most Aces Kisha Williams – Heart...

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Professor Hardy’s Ministry as Baseball Chaplain

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” These words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 4.8 (NIV) have become even more meaningful to me as I have served as chaplain for the DCC baseball team for the past three seasons. I love baseball, and the players and coaches I serve love it even more than I do. To play the game competitively at a high level requires commitment and discipline. While we try to remind ourselves that “it’s just...

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Crusader Baseball Season Comes to a Close

The Crusaders’ impressive run in the NCCAA Central Regional Tournament came to an end with a hard-fought 10-9 loss to third-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the semifinal game on Friday. After getting excellent performances from their starting pitchers in their first four games, DCC was forced to take a committee approach on the mound, using four hurlers in the game. The Crusaders’ bats were hot, though, as evidenced by the nine runs scored. Coming into the tournament DCC was seeded fifth, but managed to knock off the #8, #4 and #2 seeds before finally bowing out. That performance was...

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Crusader Baseball Defeats Southwestern Christian University

Just a few hours after eliminating the #4 seed in the NCCAA Central Regional Tournament, the Crusaders did it again, defeating second-seeded Southwestern Christian University, 7-4. DCC struck first, scoring a run in the top of the first inning. SCU tallied two of their own in the bottom of the inning. That’s how things stood until the top of the 4th, when the Crusaders scored four runs during a two-out rally. Once they took the lead, they never looked back, adding single runs in the 5th and 6th innings. SCU managed to scratch out single runs in the 8th...

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