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Homecoming 2010! – A Huge Success

Clearwater Christian College celebrated its annual Homecoming in grand style on Saturday, January 16. Traditional homecoming events included the annual alumni baseball game and home basketball contests against Pensacola Christian College. Coming off two weeks of atypical cold weather, including four consecutive days of subfreezing cold, the 2010 baseball team officially opened their season with a game in balmy, but acceptable, 70° temperature. The strong 2010 alumni team was led by former coach, Ron Edson and included fourteen representatives from a number of graduating classes: Michael Surles (’08), Phil Knight (’06), Jonathan Domico (’04), Will Burgos (’09), Matt Stenberg (’02), Andrew Stenberg (’05), Shawn Lockhart (’03), Nathan Brown (’07), Rob Copenhaver (’09), Chad Luke (’03) , James Coffman (’07), Martin Hughes (staff), Chris Seely (’08), and Ryan Mayer (’09). While the alumni team lost 13-10, everyone said it was a close game. The difference of one or two plays made the CCC Cougars the 2010 alumni game winners.

From baseball, we ran to the gym for the annual CCC vs. PCC home game. In both contests, the Cougar teams came out fighting. Early on in each game, CCC established a solid lead. A packed crowd (standing room only) witnessed a tremendous effort by both Cougar teams. In the girl’s contest, the Cougars went into half-time with a 43-25 lead and finished the game with a 76-55 win. Katie Mullins led the Cougars in scoring with 18 points.

The men’s game started much the same with the Cougars leading 50-32 at half time. PCC attempted to come back in the second half, but the Cougars held their own, winning 86-78. While the point scoring was spread pretty evenly throughout the team, freshman Andy Carson led with 17 points. Alumni from the classes of 2005, 2000, 1990, 1980, and 1970 were recognized at half time. Students and alumni participated in a peanut guessing contest with CCC student Ashley Lawson winning the grand prize—an IPod Shuffle.

In addition to the athletic contests, the Alumni Association offered four Info-Fun Sessions featuring CCC alumni Anthony Wilson (’04) and Sarah (Puckett) Taylor (’99). These new classes were a welcome addition to the day’s typical events. Anthony discussed the importance of having a will and identified decisions that individuals must consider as they pursue such ventures. Plenty of questions and possible scenarios helped participants focus on their current needs. Sarah’s sessions were more hands-on. In her first session, she led her students in making photo and scrapbook albums using paper bags and crafts supplies. In her second session, she introduced her students to the world of digital scrapbooking. Lecturing was kept to a minimum, as Sarah moved from individual to individual, helping them design their own unique gift. Participants for all sessions included interested alumni and current CCC students.

Please click on the following links for more pictures from Homecoming:
Alumni Baseball Game
Basketball Games