Athletics News - Black Hawk College

Ochoa named BHC’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach

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Aug. 17 was the first day of school for Black Hawk College students and also the first day of work for the college’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach. Charlie Ochoa will build the Braves team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. “I look forward to putting together a competitive program and giving students the […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards for 2019-20

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Black Hawk College student-athletes earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2019-20. Congratulations to these teams and student-athletes! NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year – Teams must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2019-20 school year. Women’s basketball – 3.33 GPA Softball – 3.19 GPA […]

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Metz named BHC’s first-ever women’s soccer head coach

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Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her […]

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BHC alum Keim coming home to coach baseball

Josh Keim is coming home. The former Black Hawk College baseball player will return to his alma mater Aug. 1 as the college’s new head baseball coach and academic success coach. “I am thrilled to hand the reigns of this program over to Coach Keim,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Chavera has continued to […]

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35 student-athletes win all-conference academic awards

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Congratulations to 35 Black Hawk College student-athletes for earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Arrowhead Academic All-Conference awards! The following BHC student-athletes were honored for achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2019-20 school year. Baseball Ely Adams, Pleasant Valley HS (IA) Grant Baker, South Elgin HS (IL) Anthony Barrios, Alleman HS (IL) […]

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Chavera named permanent BHC athletic director

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Black Hawk College has named Arnie Chavera the college’s director of athletics and community recreation effective July 1, 2020. “My goal is to afford our student-athletes every opportunity to succeed and perform at a high level in the classroom, as well as on the playing courts and fields,” he said. One of Chavera’s first big […]

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Men’s basketball players named to All-Conference Team

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Congratulations to Braves men’s basketball players Terry Ford and Delaney Little for being named to the NJCAA Region IV Arrowhead Conference All-Conference 2nd Team! “Delaney and Terry played at a high level throughout the conference season,” said Darren Bizarri, head men’s basketball coach. “It’s good to see them recognized for their hard work,” he said. […]

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BHC women’s basketball coach, players win awards

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The Black Hawk College women’s basketball team wrapped up a successful 2019-20 season with several players and their coach winning awards. In only his second year at Black Hawk College, Logan Frye was named the Arrowhead Conference Coach of the Year. In 2019, the Braves ended their season 2-22. For 2020, the team was 22-11, […]

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Two BHC basketball players named to NJCAA All-Region Team

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Congratulations to Braves basketball players Sydney Hannam and Terry Ford for being named to their Region IV All-Region Teams! Ford, a freshman guard from Jefferson High School (Rockford, IL), led his team with 20.3 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per game. Hannam, a freshman guard from Canton High School (Canton, […]

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BHC women’s basketball team wins Arrowhead Conference

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Congratulations to the BHC women’s basketball team for winning the Arrowhead Conference title! The 79-61 win over Carl Sandburg College at home Feb. 18 gave second-year coach Logan Frye his first conference championship and the Braves’ first conference championship since 2003. The team is now 19-10 overall, 13-4 in Region IV and 7-1 in the […]

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