College News

Published October 26, 2016 11:59 am

Southwestern volleyball traveled to Lamoni on Friday for a double header against two of Graceland University's JV teams.  The first match went to the Spartans thanks to a strong showing from sophomore Brooke Decker and freshman Sydney Maynes. Decker finished the match with a career-high 24 kills.  Not to be overlooked was Maynes with 15 kills, also a career high.

Read more: Spartan Middles Dominate in Win Over Graceland

Published October 24, 2016 4:05 pm

2016-2017 Spartan Men's Basketball

The NJCAA released their pre-season rankings for the 2016-17 season on October 24, 2016.  Southwestern enters the season as the #11 team in NJCAA Division II.

“Coaches know better than to get excited about pre-season rankings," said Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen. "Take a peek at the college football pre-season compared to today.  We have a great nucleus returning and added some quality players to go along with them but ultimately we have 30 games over the next four plus months that will determine what we are and are not.”

Read more: Spartans Pre-Season #11 in NJCAA DII

Published October 24, 2016 10:56 am

 The Spartans sports shooting team traveled to Cedar Rapids this past weekend to compete in the Corridor Clay Crushers shoot. The Spartans finished second overall, only nine targets (482) behind Iowa Central Community College (491). The top scorers for the Spartans were Hunter Anderson (98), Blade Smith (97), Loren Coberly (96), Tate Jolliff (96), and Clayton Dale (95).

Read more: Spartan Sports Shooting Improves on the Road

Published October 24, 2016 9:28 am

Nate Hoyt

On Saturday, October 22, the Southwestern Spartan Cross Country team competed at the Mount Marty Invitational in Yankton, South Dakota. Racing against a deep field of NAIA schools from the Great Plains Athletic Conference, and the North STAR Athletic Conference, the men’s team placed fifth out of 11 teams in the 8,000m competition. The men were paced by Nate Hoyt (Shenandoah, pictured) with his 19th place finish in a time of 26:55. Jacob Bolinger (Clearfield) ran to a time of 27:44 and a 34th place finish. Closely behind Bolinger in 37th place was Kevin Dietrich (Port Neches, TX), who set a personal record with his time of 27:49 Jalen Two Leggins (Hardin, MT) placed 48th with his time of 28:13, and Chance Webster (Panora) concluded the scoring for Southwestern with his 58th place finish in a personal record time of 28:43.

Read more: Spartan Cross Country Runs in South Dakota

Published October 21, 2016 8:54 am

The Spartans were on the road Wednesday night to face conference opponent Ellsworth Community College.  The Panthers beat the Spartans prior to conference play in three games.  Ellsworth entered the match without a conference win but were able to top the Spartans in three sets.  The win forces a three way tie in the conference standings between the two teams and Southeastern Community College.

Read more: Conference Opponent Ellsworth Tops Spartans

Published October 19, 2016 3:22 pm

New PTK Members

Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, held its Fall 2016 Induction at 3 p.m. on Sun., October 16, 2016, in the Allied Health & Science Center auditorium. 

Read more: Phi Theta Kappa Holds Fall Induction

Published October 18, 2016 3:11 pm

Congratulations to Chuck Hulett of Creston for winning the Ithica side-by-side 28 gauge shotgun given in this year’s Southwestern Community College sports shooting raffle, drawn for at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance banquet on Thurs., October 13, at Three Mile Lodge in Afton.  

Each year, the sports shooting program has a raffle fundraiser.  This year, 250 tickets were sold for the drawing.  The raffle profits are split with MidwayUSA Foundation, who donates the gun.  Midway then provides incentives by donating extra funds if all raffle tickets are sold.  This raffle fundraiser raised approximately $7,500 for the sports shooting team.

Published October 18, 2016 8:13 am

Southwestern traveled to Indianola to take on Simpson College’s JV team Monday night.  This would be this first of four matches for the Spartans this week.  The Storm compete in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Division III of the NCAA.

Read more: Simpson JV defeat Spartans in Four

Published October 17, 2016 1:44 pm

The sophomores of Southwestern volleyball were honored Friday night before their match. The players honored included Brooke Decker, Brittany Langendoerfer and Kassie Craig.  The three athletes are undecided on their plans for their future schooling.

The match was against Southeast Community College, which the Spartans lost their season opener to in five sets.  The Storm compete in Region IX and entered the match with a 4-21 overall record.  Southeast earned their fifth win against the Spartans winning again in five sets.

Read more: Spartans Host a Storm for Sophomore Night

Published October 13, 2016 4:47 pm

SWCC Volleyball vs ICCC

The Spartans played at home Wednesday night for their third of four matches this week.  Iowa Central Community College came to town to battle in the conference matchup.  The Tritons came into the match with a 19-12 record; 6-3 in conference play.  The match ended in four games in favor of the Tritons.

An early deficit put the Spartans in a hole they could not climb out of in the first set.  The Tritons carried the lead to the end of the set.   The second match was back-and-forth in which the Spartans used their blocking to carry them to the front.  With Southwestern’s late run, the set finished 25-21.  The next two sets belonged to the Tritons as they gained an early advantage in both of the games.

Read more: Southwestern Hosts Conference Opponent Iowa Central