Hartnell Panthers Menís Basketball over Half way to service hours goal
Hartnell Menís Basketball had a goal this Academic Year to reach over 700 hours of community outreach and engagement. As of January 31 they have 458 hours so for. Their projects have included free camps, and clinics for youth, academic tutoring for youth, delivering meals and Thanksgiving and Christmas and speaking to area churches, youth groups and service organizations.
Knocks off 12th ranked MPC
Hartnell Menís Basketball defeat 12th ranked MPC in a 67-65 slugfest. The Panthers were led by Kyle Vasherís 15 pts and 8 rebounds in the 1st half, he left the game with 5;40 to go in 1st half with a concussion. Kenan Masic took over in the second half and finished the game with 19 pts. and 6 assist.
Hartnell Menís Basketball Excels in the Classroom in the Fall
Six Menís Basketball student/athletes made the Presidentís list for Academics. Eric Smith and Kyle Vasher both received a 4.0gpa. We additional we had three student/athletes make the Deanís list.
New Weight Room for Spring 2014!
Hartnell Drops close game at West Hills College
In their last game before Christmas break the Panthers travelled to Coalinga to play West Hills College one of the top teams in the Central Valley and ranked in Northern California. A last second three point attempt fell over the rim kept the game from overtime in a 76-73 loss to the Falcons. The Panthers we paced by Kyle Vasher 36 points and 11 rebounds and Kenan Masic 11 points and 10 assist. The next home game is December 31 at 2:00pm against Simpson College.
Hartnell Panthers Student/Athletes spend time speaking with area youth groups
Hartnell Panther student/athletes have spent time going into the community speaking to youth groups and church congregations on the important values of further your education, goal setting, helping the needy and homeless. These last two months our student/athletes and coaching staff have help encourage seven individuals to go back to school and continue their education at Hartnell College. We have had the opportunity to speak at four different church congregations, six youth groups, the Interfaith Alliance of Monterey and the Bishops Council of Monterey. This is a great chance for our student/athletes to get involved with the community and it allows our student/athletes to mingle with and see others willing to give of their time to help their community. If you are interested in volunteering in Monterey County you can go to the website Justserve.org. The website gives you many different opportunities to get involved with in Monterey County.
Hartnell drops second game at San Jose Tournament to MPC
A hard fought game against conference opponent MPC ended with another lose for Hartnell Men’s Basketball. We are excited about the progress we have made. We have struggled with injuries and have time to heal up as we go into the Christmas break. 7 out of the 8 teams we have played have been ranked in the State or North region. We might have played the toughest schedule outside of San Francisco City College in Northern California. The Panther were paced in the MPC game by Kyle Vasher 24 pts and 11 rebounds, Kenan Masic had 12 points and Anthony Cannon is shaking his football legs and came in off the bench for 10 points. Hartnell has one more game on the road before break a rematch with West Hills College in Coalinga December 18 at 6:00pm. The next home game is December 31 at 2:00pm against Simpson College; followed by two road games against Reedley College January 2 and Merced College January 4. Conference play starts January 8 on the road at Cabrillo College.
Hartnell Panthers hold their own against 8th ranked Santa Monica College
Hartnell held the lead at halftime 42-40 and with 30 minutes to go 56-55. Foul trouble with Kaleio Manuela and Kyle Vasher on the bench caused their lead to slip away. The Panthers were paced by Kyle Vasher 22 points 10 rebounds, Kenan Masic had 8 assist.
Hartnell drops two at MPC tournament
Poor shooting in the second half caused the Panthers to allow their half time lead to slip away to Canada College in the 1st game at the MPC tournament. In game two against West Valley it was a back and forth game against a conference opponent. The Panthers came up short in the end in the last minute. The Panthers were paced during the tournament by Kyle Vasher averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assist, Jacob Juras average 13 points a game, Jake Armijo earned his first start of the year and scored 11, going 3 for 4 from 3 pt range. Next week Hartnell goes to the San Jose tournament and is paired against the 8th ranked team in the state Santa Monica College.
Hartnell drops another close game to Las Positas College.
Cold shooting in the second half let a half time lead slip away as the Panthers drop to 0-4. The Panthers were lead by Jacob Juras 22 points, Kaleio Manuela 16 points and Kyle Vasher 14 points 16 rebounds and 5 assist. They go next week to the MPC tournament to face Canada College and West Valley College.
Hartnell Men’s Basketball student/athletes assist with Interfaith Alliance of Monterey
Hartnell Men’s Basketball student/athletes helped with the delivery of over 900 Turkey’s and Thanksgiving dinners to the needy in Salinas and Monterey.
Hartnell Falls to number 1 ranked San Francisco City College
Hartnell College fell to San Francisco City College Rams in their second home game of the season. The Panthers were lead by Kyle Vasher 23 points and 12 rebounds. The Panthers played with starters Kyle Dragnich and Justin Sze from injuries.
Hartnell goes down to number 6th ranked Chabot College
Hartnell played a close game at Chabot for thirty minutes against the top rated Gladiators. The Panthers lost Kyle Dragnich with a broken finger and Justin Sze with a concussion. The Panthers were paced by 20 points 13 rebounds and Kenan Masic 11 points and 5 assist.
Hartnell couldnít overcome a slow start 17-2 run for West Hills, Kyle Vasher missed a three point attempt which would have tied the game with 8 seconds to go. The Panthers were lead by Kyle Vasher 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assist, Kaleio Manuela also had 12 points. The Panthers next home game will be November 26th against number 1 ranked San Francisco City College Rams.
Hartnell Panther student/athletes meet with children and distributed candy at the Salinas LDS trunk or treat activity. It is a great chance for our student/athletes to have some fun and give back to our community.
We had over 2000 participants this past year in our outreach, community engagement, camps, clinics and tournaments programs.
Hartnell Menís Basketball has partnered up with the Interfaith Alliance of Monterey County to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in need during the holiday season. This is our fifth year being involved with this project, last year over 850 Turkeys and dinners were delivered in Monterey County. Our student/athletes had the opportunity to deliver 50 of them in the Salinas area.
This year the Interfaith Alliance goal is over 1200 turkeys and fixings. Our student/athletes and coaches have played an important part in getting a donation of a 1000 10lbs-12lbs turkeys donated and over $1000 of canned goods. Pastor Lusk of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Seaside is coordinating these efforts as the Chairman of the group. He has a goal of raising an additional $8,000 to purchase the remaining items needed. If anyone has an interest in participating or making a donation please contact me at the Menís Basketball office 755-6844 or email me at avasher@Hartnell.edu. This has always been a great opportunity for our Menís Basketball student/athletes to get involved in the community.
Hartnell Men's Basketball travelled to Yosemite National Park for a class outing. It was a great day in the park.
After playing two years at BYU-Hawaii, in which he played for the NCAA D-2 National Championship losing to Bellarmine University in final seconds and earning his degree, Ryo Tanaka has signed with a profession team in Japan. He continues to be an example of what hard work and dedication can do.
After finishing at Hartnell Ian Hosford continued his playing career at CSUMB, last season Ian returned to Hong Kong on an Internship. During his internship he was asked to join a professional team in Hong Kong. He average 17 ppg. and 9rpg. on one of the lower tier teams in the league. This season has signed with last years league Champion with a 30% increase over last year's salary. Congratulations to both of this former Panthers.
The 2011-12 Hartnell Panthers Men's Basketball team set a goal of providing 650 man hours of community service in Salinas and Monterey County. They not only reached their goal but ended up with 676 hours of community service and engagement from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012. We want to thank all the student/athletes, coaching staff and the organizations that allowed us to partner with them to help in our community. This has been a great opportunity for our students to give back and learn the important principle that giving service to others not only blesses their lives, but yours as well.