November 29, 2011

Sterling, CO – The men’s and women’s basketball teams return home this weekend after nearly three weeks on the road.  Both teams are improving immensely and have competed against some of the nation’s best teams. Coach Parker and Coach Trenkle know there is room for improvement and understand that this season is a marathon and not a sprint.

“We need to give a lot of credit to our kids,” explains Coach Eddie Trenkle. “We have suffered some heart breaking losses on the road; however our kids come every single day to practice with the goal to get better.  Coach Soza and I really believe we are on the verge of something special.  Every day at practice we preach the importance of togetherness, selflessness and teamwork, and these kids are starting to buy in.”

This weekend both the Northeastern Junior College teams will be hosting talent from across the Midwest at the Bank of Colorado Shoot-Out.  The men’s team will host nationally ranked, Casper College, Air Force Prep and North Platte Community College.  While the women are set to play Fort Carson Air Force Base and the Northeastern All Stars.  Games will begin Friday at 1:30 PM.  The Northeastern women tip off at 5:30 PM followed by the men at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday respectively. 

Admission will be free for each individual person when they bring two (2) nonperishable cans of food to the gate on Friday and Saturday.  All donations will be donated to Cooperative Ministry here in Sterling, CO.