The Pratt Wrestling Team had another strong showing at the Central Missouri State Open. This tournament, like the OCU open, showcased some of the top ranked talent in the nation. Programs included were Central Missouri State University, The University of Oklahoma, Lindenwood University, Missouri Valley College, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Missouri.
Two key performances included Skyler McComb at 133 lbs. and Landon "Tug" Keiswetter at 184 lbs.
The Women's team also played their home opener this Saturday night as they took on Bethany Junior Varsity. It was a good chance for the Beavers to clean some things up before a tough upcoming schedule.
Pratt jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, leading 39-15 at the half. The second half was more of the same getting a balanced attack offensively and everyone playing solid minutes as the Beavers got a 72-34 win.
The Women's Basketball team traveled to Hesston for their first true road game on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Larks were 2-0 and came in averaging 85 points per game. It was their "community night" which meant free admission for anyone in town and was a good basketball environment.
The first half was a little sloppy back and forth as neither team could quite settle in with a lot of whistles from the officials. The Beavers managed to take a slim 33-31 lead to the break despite three of the starters being in foul trouble.
The Beaver Men's Basketball team traveled to Hesston, Kan. Tuesday to take on the Hesston College Larks. The tempo was set from the tip with a Lucas Stivrins dunk on the first possession, and the fellas put the clamps on last season's number three 3 (26 PPG) and number 11 (21 PPG) scorers in Division II Junior College basketball.
The Beaver Men's Basketball team traveled to Great Bend, Kan. last weekend to take on first year program Northwest Tech out of Goodland, Kan. and Ft. Scott, Kan.
Against Northwest Tech on Friday, PCC trailed the majority of the game until the Beavers found a group consisting of Javis Flynn (18 pts), Ralph Abraham (15 pts), Kazmere Boyd (9 pts), Aaron Abram (10 pts) and Deon Taylor 10 pts)
The Beavers traveled to Goodland, Kan. to dual the 29th ranked Northwest Kansas Technical College Mavericks on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Beavers squeaked out a win with a key pinfall by Taylor Baird late in the dual meet.
After forfeiting the first match at 125 lbs., the Beavers also had to forfeit at 174 lbs. due to an injury to Colten Picking. The Beavers showed poise and took care of business to focus on the win. The match was tied at the end of the dual succumbing to a decision of criteria which lead to the count of pinfalls. Pratt won that category of criteria with 3 pins to 2.
The Beavers ended the season yesterday with 1-0 loss to Dodge City Community College in the first round of the playoffs. In the first half the Beavers defense held firm, yet the offense created very few chances.
The second half was much more exciting soccer with Nik Bohne and Gordo Rodriquez going close to scoring for the Beavers. Scott Robertson in the nets for the Beavers came up some big saves, but Dodge City came up with a goal after 25 minutes into the half.
The women's soccer team hosted their final game of the season yesterday, Oct. 18, at the Beaver Dam against Dodge City Community College. With the winds howling up to 50 miles per hour, the teams had a clear advantage for one half each as they attacked the south goal.
Pratt had the wind at their backs for the first half and failed to produce a goal, but not for lack of trying. The second half began scoreless with Dodge having the "wind advantage."
The Beavers travelled to Dodge City Wednesday night to finish the regular season in very cold and windy conditions. From the outset neither team was able to control the game.
Playing their third game in five days, the Beavers had little to offer offensively, but kept Dodge City Community College under control. Just minutes before the half time whistle, Dodge took the 1-0 lead on a free kick from 20 yards out.