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Published January 20, 2011 10:12 am

Down 17 points at one time in the second half, Southwestern rallied at Marshalltown to cut the lead to 5, but the furious comeback fell short when the Tigers made some key stops and grabbed a big offensive rebound off a missed free throw. The final margin resulted in a Marshalltown win, 76-62. The Tigers came out of the gates strong, connecting on their first 5 field goals, but Southwestern kept pace and led 22-20 at the halfway point of the first half.

Published January 17, 2011 3:03 pm


Southwestern Community College's Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff welcomed the college's largest recruiting class ever to campus on Saturday for SWCC's Softball Signing Day 2011. Fourteen recruits and their families were in attendance. The future students signed as a group and will all be joining the team in August 2011. Stumpff told the girls and their parents they were there not only because they are great athletes, but also because they are all strong in the classroom as well. Bill Krejci, SWCC's athletic director, reiterated the coach's point, stating, "What she (Lindsay Stumpff) is doing with the girls on and off the field is outstanding." Krejci continued, "We want academics to be number one for all of you."

Published January 17, 2011 10:01 am


Having won two conference games on the road so far, Southwestern got a much-needed home conference win against Clinton Saturday, 65-59. The win pushes the Spartans to 3-2 in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play, with key battles against Kirkwood and North Iowa Area remaining. Southwestern ran its unique style well, freeing up shooters who were able to convert (Tyler Smith (pictured) 4-5 from behind the arc; Austin Emerson for 16 total points).

Published January 14, 2011 9:19 am


Pumped up and ready for the game against the No. 2 Bears, the Spartans came out of the gate with great intensity and defense. However, they found themselves unable to keep up with the scoring pace of the Bears team letting them slowly slip away. Read more about the game in "No. 2-rated Bears pull away, 61-41" on the Creston News Advertiser Web site or in the Jan. 13 edition of the CNA.

The Spartan's next game will be at home Sat., Jan. 15 against Clinton CC. Game time is 3 pm.

Published January 11, 2011 11:59 am

 Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to donate and work during Phi Theta Kappa's (PTK) Open Table meal!  As of January 17, the group has enough volunteers, but is still in need of more bars/cookies.

Please drop donated items off at Jody Nedley-Newcomb's office, room 815 in the instructional center, as soon as possible. 

The group will be serving at the Open Table downtown at the United Church of Christ (Congregational), at 501 W. Montgomery Street, on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 5 pm. 


Published January 11, 2011 9:22 am

Southwestern bounced back from a conference earlier in the week by winning a wire-burner against Ellsworth in Iowa Falls, 72-70.  The two teams struggled for control for the entire game.  Ellsworth took a 33-31 lead into halftime, but the Spartans were able to keep in the game with key defensvie play from Austin Emerson and Tyler Smith, and a balanced scoring attack.  The second half was a see-saw, but Southwestern made two key plays to set up the exciting finish.  Down 58-54, Collin Artinger was fouled on a three-point attempt that went in. 

Published January 6, 2011 8:52 am


Having both won their conference openers, Southwestern and Iowa Central were each looking to take the early front-runner's position in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. The Tritons were the team that walked away with the advantage after a 70-36 win over Southwestern Wednesday night. Southwestern's precision offense showed the rust that can be created during a holiday break, as Spartan shooters struggled to find the target all evening. Southwestern went 10-51 from the floor, which contributed to a 32-19 halftime deficit. In addition, the center position was a point of challenge for the Spartans on the evening. Starting center Collin Artinger was in foul trouble early, and eventually fouled out of the game. De'Everett Williams had missed some practice over the break to attend his mother's wedding, which put him down in the Spartan rotation. David Farmer did not play due to an ankle injury, which left Keenan Joiner, typically a forward, attempting to fill in at the spot. Southwestern's small lineup was over matched on the boards, giving up a 50 to 16 rebounding advantage to Iowa Central. Southwestern moves to 10-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. They next play Ellsworth on the road Saturday.

Published December 23, 2010 3:44 pm

Auto Skills StudentsCRESTON —Four teams of students from Southwestern Community College's (SWCC) Tech Prep/Career Academy automotive program received honors during the Iowa high school Auto Skills Contest held December 17, 2010, at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny. 

East Union’s team, made up of SWCC students Levi Stonehocker, a senior from Lorimor, and Lewis Ripperger, a junior from Afton, placed second overall in the statewide competition.  Creston’s team, which consisted of Zach Wignall, a senior from Creston, and Cody Bristow, a junior from Creston, competed and earned fifth place honors. 

Corning’s team of Micheal Avila, a senior from Corning, and Dalton Cormeny, a senior from Corning, placed seventh; and Mt. Ayr’s team of Trevor Richie, a senior from Benton, and Andy Freihage, a senior from Mt. Ayr, placed eighth.


Published December 23, 2010 3:32 pm

From the Stars of Christmas program to coat donations to a stuffed animal drive, it has been the season of giving at Southwestern!

Student Support Services once again organized the Stars of Christmas program this year.  Almost 80 children received gifts from volunteer Secret Santas the Stars of Christmas program.

The Southwestern Community College Student Senate adopted a family for the holidays.  The Christmas family was selected by the Rural Iowa Crisis Center in Creston.  Gifts were delivered to the family in mid-December.

Below:  SWCC student senate member Amber Thomas on her way to deliver the adopted family Christmas basket.

Student Senate member with gift basket


Published December 20, 2010 8:53 am

10Southwestern erased the memory of a challenging week with a conference road victory, 75-59, at Iowa Lakes Saturday. The Spartans, with smothering defense which included four charges taken, built a 40-26 halftime lead behind a spark from David Farmer, who drilled two big three-point goals. Iowa Lakes was far from out of it, however, as they stormed back at the beginning of the second half with aggressive offensive rebounding and frigid shooting from Southwestern.