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YHC men’s soccer ends season with 4-0 loss

November 3, 2010 Comments off

By Ethan Burch, Sports Editor
with information from wire reports

YOUNG HARRIS– On Wed. Oct. 3, the Young Harris College men’s soccer team ended their season with a 4-0 loss at home to Berry College.

The Vikings (13-1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute as Dino Ceric and Jorg Bermann assisted on a goal by Chris Capati to give Berry a 1-0 lead.

Berry extended their lead to 2-0 on a free kick in the 19th minute off of an own goal that bounced off of a Young Harris player.

Berry pushed the advantage to 3-0 as Daniel Wartner scored his first goal of the game off of an assist by Dino Ceric in the 25th minute.

The Vikings put the game out of reach in the 55th as Ceric assisted on a Bermann goal on a 2-on-1 breakaway to give Berry a 4-0 lead.

Sophomore goalkeeper Wezley Barnard finished with three saves for Young Harris (2-9-4), while Kevin Madigan had two saves in the first half for Berry College and was replaced by Sam Alexander in the second half, who recorded one save.

The Vikings out-shot the Mountain Lions 23-7 and had a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.

Clayton State tops Mountain Lions, 3-1

October 25, 2010 Comments off

By Ethan Burch, Sports Editor
with information from wire reports

MORROW, GA—On Sat., the Young Harris College men’s soccer team fell on the road to #8 Clayton State University by a score of 3-1.

In the 7th minute, Jonathan McKeever of Clayton State (13-2) scored an early goal to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead. The shot was fired just out of reach for YHC sophomore goalkeeper Wezley Barnard for the goal and was assisted by Arturo Cruz.

Clayton State extended their lead to 2-0 in the 13th minute as Leighton Frederick would score the team’s second goal of the game with the help of Ryan Pugh and Matt Phillips on the assist.

YHC (2-7-4) cut the margin in the 25th minute as YHC sophomore forward Andreas Pechmann was able to put a shot into the back of the net to cut the lead to 2-1.

Clayton State, however, would extend their lead in the 75th minute with a goal by Frederick to give him his second score of the game and a 3-1 Lakers lead. The goal was assisted by Cruz and McKeever.

YHC sophomore defender Ashley Walker came close to slicing into the lead in the 85th minute, but his shot off of a corner kick was off target and Clayton State would remain on top, 3-1.

Barnard finished with five saves, while Brian Garcia did not record a save for Clayton State.

The Lakers out-shot the Mountain Lions, 17-3, and had a narrow 4-3 edge on corner kicks.

Young Harris concludes the home portion of its schedule 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 27th at the YHC Soccer Field against Berry College.

Cadets form a new Justice League

September 26, 2010 Comments off

By Holly Meyer, Staff Writer

There are a lot of work study programs on the Young Harris College campus to help students combat the cost of higher private education. The police cadets program is becoming a more and more popular option at YHC, giving students the opportunity to experience leadership and responsibility while working alongside real police officers.

Currently the cadets work twice a week on three-hour shifts, usually starting around 8 p.m.  During their shifts, the cadets patrol campus, check buildings, turn off lights and lock up after hours.

Cadets are also present on campus over the weekend, handling security for soccer, baseball and basketball games, as well as directing parking for any events in, or around campus.

Normally, the cadets will be on duty with at least one police officer.

Cadets will typically respond to any kind of disturbance reported such as parking violations, or anyone causing a disturbance in the dorms or on campus.

Before any students can be considered for the cadet program they are required to answer a set of questions which will help the police department determine whether or not the applicant is responsible enough to make logical decisions when faced with a difficult situation.

The program has seen so much interest this semester that the police department on campus isn’t sure if they will be able to take any more cadets this semester.  Wezly Barnard, a cadet for the campus police department, explains that he has even had students approach him while on duty asking about how they can get involved with the police cadets.

Any students interested in joining the Police Cadets are asked to contact Chief of Police Ken Henderson. He can be reached at (706-379-4427) or in his office in the Manget Hall.

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Men’s Soccer scoreless against Anderson’s six goals

September 17, 2010 Comments off

by Ethan Burch, Sports Editor
with information from wire reports

Anderson, S.C. — Looking for their first win of the 2010 campaign, the Young Harris College Mountain Lions traveled to 100 miles east to South Carolina to take on Anderson University. While defense has not been a weakness for the Mountain Lions to this point in the season, they were blanked 6-0 by a strong Trojan attack.

Anderson (3-2-1) tallied the first point seven minutes into the contest, with Ryan Messick scoring unassisted just under the crossbar. Fellow Trojan Lasse Sohrweide netted two more points, one on an assist from Zach Denson at the 15 minute mark and another at the 28th minute that caromed off of YHC goaltender Wezly Barnard and crossed the goal line. The Trojans added two more goals before half, taking a 5-0 lead into the locker room. Anderson would score one more goal at the 60th minute as Denson was fed by Sohrweide, and the Trojans took the 6-0 victory against YHC (0-3-3).

The Mountain Lion’s offensive woes continued in this contest as they were outshot 17-6. For the season, YHC has taken 115 shots on net, but only two have found the back of the net.  YHC opponents have been much more efficient, scoring 11 times on 73 shots. Both goaltenders – Barnard and Trojan Lukas Hesse – each had three saves in the contest.

The Mountain Lions travel 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22 to Marietta, Ga., to take on Southern Polytechnic State University.


Wez patrols pitch, campus

September 12, 2010 Comments off

By Brand Driver, Staff Writer

What do Scotland, South Africa and Young Harris all have in common?  While geography and culture might be very different, they all play the world’s game, and that is what has brought sophomore business major Wezly Barnard to Young Harris College.

Young Harris College men's soccer goalkeeper and captain Wezly Barnard.

Barnard, or “Wez” as he’s known around campus, is a 25-year-old from Johannesburg who has played soccer for nearly his entire life. At home Wez represented his national team when he was 12, and again when he was 17. He also played the sport in high school, where his coach in school was teammates with YHC men’s soccer head coarch Mark McKeever. This connection between McKeever and his high school coach led to Wez’s interest in the small, private Appalachian college.

“It sounded like a great plan to me, coming [to YHC] to play soccer and getting a good education on top of it,” Wez said.

Shortly after his visit to YHC, he was offered a scholarship and made plans to leave his home country. While it might seem tough making a transition from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg to the peace and quiet of lYoung Harris, Wez fits in just perfectly, although he says that “[South Africa] is more of a comfort zone for me, because I have friends and family there.”

McKeever has always spoken highly of Wez both on and off the field. On the field he has appointed Wez captain of the team for this season, and off the field he works with Wez on both soccer and on life.

“Coach has helped me out ,” Wez said. “[He has taught me about] always having respect, believing what you are doing with some kind of desire, and most of all just be[ing] yourself.”

Besides soccer, Wez is also involved on campus as a police cadet, riding in police carts from time to time in the evening and monitoring campus safety.

“It’s nice to interact with students and [being a cadet] gives you respect [for authority],” Wez said. “You are always looking to better the campus [and get] rid of negativity on campus. I like how it makes you look at things from more of a mature aspect.”

After college, Wez has aspirations of playing some sort of professional soccer and maybe going into marketing or events managing. When asked about finishing his degree and his playing career as a Mountain Lion, Wez was optimistic and plans on staying, but given the uncanny circumstances that brought him here in the first place, he could only say that if something were to come up, “I’d have to take a look at it.”