Brennecke leaves KCAC post

By Steve Sell
August 30, 2014

WICHITA — The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is looking for a new assistant commissioner.

The KCAC announced Friday the resignation of Robert Brennecke, assistant commissioner for sports communications and operations.

He has accepted the position as assistant commissioner for strategic communications for the Sunshine State Conference (NCAA Div. II), headquartered in Melbourne, Fla.

"It is with a heavy heart that I leave the KCAC,” Brennecke said in a release on the KCAC website. “My time serving the conference and its 10-member schools has been unparalleled. I look forward to all the new challenges that await in the SSC."

 Brennecke was the first assistant commissioner in the history of the KCAC. The position was created in 2011 and designed to give considerable more attention to championships events, awards programs, sports information and marketing the conference.

"Robert has been a great resource for the conference and its member institutions,” KCAC commissioner Dr. Scott Crawford said. “His contributions in social media and other sport communications continue to be instrumental in giving the KCAC a higher level presence among intercollegiate athletic organizations both within the state and the Midwest. We wish Robert well on his career path with his new role in Florida."

Brennecke assumes his new duties with the Sunshine State Conference on Sept. 15.

Huge crowd attends Fall Sports Preview

By Steve Sell
August 30, 2014

Are you ready for some fall sports?

Apparently McPherson fans are.

An enthusiastic crowd that swelled to more than 1,000 populated the McPherson Stadium stands Friday for the annual Fall Sports Preview.

All MHS and McPherson Middle School teams and coaches were loquaciously introduced, and football, soccer and volleyball scrimmages highlighted the evening.

Perhaps most importantly, more than 300 of the fans on hand test drove vehicles in the Midway Motors-Ford “Drive One 4UR School” event, which means the MHS athletic department will see its coffers swelled by id="mce_marker"2,000. MHS Athletic Director Shane Backhus said Bullpup Nation should be commended for turning out and helping the school achieve this lofty goal.

The first MHS sporting event of the year is today as the Bullpup volleyball team is playing in the AVCTL Preseason Challenge in Hutchinson. The girls tennis team was to have opened Thursday at Hesston, but was rained out.

Bethany men kickers drop to 0-2

By Steve Sell
August 30, 2014

SEWARD, Neb. – Bethany College’s men’s soccer team lost its second game in as many days on Friday, being edged 1-0 by Concordia University.

The Swedes had lost on Thursday to No. 17 University of Science and Arts.

Concordia’s score came 16 minutes into the game when Gideon Soenksen fed the ball to Julian Amaya just into the box, and he played a shot in the bottom left corner just out of the reach of Swede goalkeeper Kayo Vaz.

Concordia outshot Bethany 16-9 and also held the advantage in shots on goal, 5-2.

"I was proud of our effort tonight,” Bethany coach Shane Taylor said. “We had a rough first half, but turned things around nicely in the second half. We had some nice opportunities tonight and we will look to build on that going into next game. I thought Angel (Figueroa) had a great game for us tonight as well as Gerdson (Lubin)."

The 0-2 Swedes travel to Texas on Sept. 12 to play the University of Houston-Victoria, followed by a game on Sept. 14 at Huston-Tillotson University.

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