Baseball players named to district Rawlings Gold Glove Team

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Black Hawk College baseball players claimed three of the nine spots on the 2019 NJCAA Division II North Central District/Region IV Rawlings Gold Glove Team. The BHC team members are: Sean Hebreard – Plainfield East HS (IL) Nick Traystman – Ledyard HS (CT) Jake Conley – Durant HS (IA) Region IV consists of 12 teams […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards

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Black Hawk College student-athletes earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2018-19. NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year Honorable Mention – Teams must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2018-19 school year to be eligible. Softball – 3.43 GPA Volleyball – 3.14 GPA Women’s Basketball […]

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BHC baseball coach named interim athletic director

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Black Hawk College has named Arnie Chavera as the college’s interim athletic director effective July 1. Chavera, the Braves’ head baseball coach since Fall 2004, is replacing Gary Huber who is retiring June 30 after serving as athletic director since Fall 1990. “I am excited for the opportunity,” Chavera said. “My goal is to build […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards

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Black Hawk College student-athletes recently earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2017-18. All towns are in Illinois unless otherwise noted. NJCAA Academic All-American individual awards – Eleven student-athletes were honored for GPAs they earned during the 2017-18 school year. NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA) Madison […]

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BHC baseball players named to Rawlings Gold Glove Team

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Three Black Hawk College baseball players earned a spot on the 2018 NJCAA Division II North Central District/Region IV Rawlings Gold Glove Team. Shortstop Sam Stonskas also was named Defensive Player of the Year. The team members are: Chris Liggett, Blue Springs H.S. (MO) – outfielder – freshman Stephen Pim, Pleasant Valley H.S. (IA) – […]

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BHC baseball players win region, conference awards

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Congrats to eight Black Hawk College baseball players for winning Region IV and Arrowhead Athletic Conference awards! The 2018 Division II All-North Central District/Region IV teams include four BHC players. First Team Chris Liggett, Blue Springs H.S. (MO) – outfielder – freshman Devin Wessels, United Township H.S. (IL) – pitcher – sophomore Second Team Nick […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards

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Black Hawk College student-athletes recently earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2016-17. All towns are in Illinois unless otherwise noted. NJCAA Academic All-American individual awards – Thirteen student-athletes were honored for GPAs they earned during the 2016-17 school year. Previously the most BHC student-athletes honored in […]

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Five BHC baseball players on Region IV Team

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Five Black Hawk College baseball players have been named to the 2017 Division II All North Central District/Region IV Team. First Team Pitchers — Zack Erdman, sophomore (St. Laurence H.S., IL) Infielders — Connor Lowrie, sophomore (John Paul II H.S., TX) Outfielders — Pedro Alfonseca, freshman (North Kansas City H.S., MO) Designated Hitter — Gama […]

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BHC baseball MVP, six players on All-Conference Team

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College baseball team for an outstanding 2017 season! The Braves won the Arrowhead Athletic Conference with a 15-3 record and went 36-8 overall for the season. The team will compete in the NJCAA Region IV Finals May 19-21 in Kankakee. 2017 Arrowhead Athletic Conference Baseball Most Valuable Player Gama Martinez […]

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Congratulations to BHC Coach Chavera on 400th win

Black Hawk College baseball coach Arnie Chavera notched his 400th win Saturday, April 1 when the Braves beat Highland Community College 7-2. Coach Chavera is in his 13th year as head coach of the Braves. The team currently is 12-3. In 12 years at Black Hawk College, Chavera has led the Braves to the Arrowhead […]

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