The GPAC tournament continues on Saturday when second-ranked Concordia hosts Northwestern in a semifinal tilt inside Walz Arena. The Bulldogs will attempt to knock off the Red Raiders for the third time this season.
A total of 45 Concordia track and field athletes have been named all-conference performers for their efforts at the GPAC indoor championships. Lucas Wiechman has been tabbed GPAC Outstanding Athlete of the Year.
As a freshman, Lucas Wiechman thought it was “pretty cool” and “like the hardest thing ever” when he broke nine seconds in the hurdles. What he’s doing as a senior is more than pretty cool.
The careers of four seniors, including Chandler Folkerts, concluded in the quarterfinals of the GPAC tournament on Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs finished 2016-17 with an overall record of 21-10.
Dani Andersen and Philly Lammers matched each other with 19 points apiece in leading second-ranked Concordia to an 88-69 GPAC quarterfinal win over Midland. The Bulldogs improved to 29-2 overall.
Ceron Francisco has gone from a fascination – largely because of his stature and physical appearance separated him – to an obvious fan favorite and to one of the most respected student-athletes at Concordia.
The GPAC champion Bulldogs raked in honors from the conference on Wednesday. Ceron Francisco collected GPAC wrestler of the year accolades and Andrew Nicola was named the conference coach of the year.
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For the third-straight year, the Bulldogs will be headed to Dakota Wesleyan for the quarterfinals of the GPAC tournament. Soaring Concordia enters the postseason having won nine of its last 10 games.
Concordia begins what it hopes will be an extended postseason when the GPAC tournament tips off on Wednesday night. The top-seeded Bulldogs host Midland in the quarterfinals.
The Concordia baseball program enters 2017 with momentum after a strong finish last spring. The Bulldogs return mashers Kaleb Geiger and Christian Montero to an offense that has broken the school record for runs scored in consecutive years.
Lucas Wiechman stole the spotlight by winning three individual events and as part of the 4x400 meter relay at the GPAC indoor championships. His efforts helped the Concordia men to a GPAC runner-up team finish. The women placed fourth.
Ceron Francisco and Kirk Kaliszewski captured NAIA North Qualifier tittles while leading Concordia to its third-straight North/GPAC tournament championship. The Bulldogs outgunned Morningside by 10 team points.
The Bulldogs are playing their best basketball at an opportune time. Six players reached double figures in scoring and Concordia celebrated senior day by cruising past Dordt, 99-71, on Saturday afternoon.
Nearing the end of his Concordia career, Chandler Folkerts will be remembered as more than just a basketball player. Says President Brian Friedrich of Folkerts, "He is the young man every parent wants as a son."
An ACL tear as a senior in high school helped Allie Brooks realize just how much the pole vault means to her. Now as a sophomore at Concordia, Allie has taken flight and is living up to the Brooks name.
Plenty firepower returns to a Concordia lineup that averaged nearly 6.5 runs per game in 2016. Head coach Todd LaVelle's Bulldogs were picked to finish third in the GPAC preseason poll. The season begins Friday (Feb. 10) in Fort Worth, Texas.
Not a day goes by without Dani Andersen thinking of her mother Lisa. Even while draining 3-pointers, Dani thinks of mom. This is a story of a mother's love, heartache and the faith that gives Dani the strength to persevere.
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