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Published May 6, 2015 9:22 am

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The Southwestern Community College athletics department is hosting a variety of summer camps for youth of all ages.  Currently scheduled are boys basketball camps and girls volleyball camps.  Watch for information coming related to girls basketball camps (June 15-17).

2015 Boys Basketball Camps

  • Individual Skills Camp (Grades K-2), June 8-11, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Individual Skills Camp (Grades 3-8), June 8-11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Elite Camp (Grades 9-12), July 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • High School Team Camp, June 6-7
  • Satellite Camps
  • Small Group Workouts
  • High School Summer League

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Published May 5, 2015 3:58 pm

Tevor Elwood signs with Spartan sports shooting

Griswold High School senior Trevor Elwood will be joining the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team during the 2015-16 season. Elwood, pictured with his father, Dan (center), and Charlie Mundy (at right), SWCC sports shooting coach, will major in electrical technology at SWCC this fall.

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Published May 5, 2015 11:58 am

Kendall Patton signs with SWCC Basketball

Kendall Patton, a 6-foot-6-inch forward from Omaha North High School, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to play basketball at Southwestern Community College.  He joins Jordan Johnson from Roosevelt High in Des Moines in the Spartans 2015-2016 recruiting class. 

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Published May 1, 2015 11:36 am

Jordan Johnson signs with Spartans

Jordan Johnson, Des Moines Roosevelt High School senior, has signed a National Letter of Intent (LOI) to continue his academic and basketball career at Southwestern Community College. 

Johnson led Roosevelt in scoring, assists, and steals during his junior and senior seasons with the Rough Riders.  His averages were 14.4 as a senior and 16.9 as a junior in the scoring column, while he dished out 163 assists and had 68 steals during his final two seasons.

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Published May 1, 2015 10:03 am

PIF CPR/AED Training

More than 100 people were trained during the Pay it Forward CPR/AED classes held during the month of April! The classes were sponsored and paid for by Creston's local insurance agents and taught by SWCC adult and continuing education instructors.  Participating insurance agencies include Tyler Insurance Services; American Family, Katie Turner; Carter Insurance Agency; Farm Bureau, Joe Calvin; Hometown Insurance; and State Farm, Ben Adamson.

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Published April 30, 2015 2:34 pm

Ethan Westphal

Right handed pitcher Ethan Westphal was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference DII Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 20-26. Westphal led the Spartans in a no decision against DMACC and then a win over NIACC. In the two outings, Westphal tallied 14 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings, with five earned runs on 16 hits and three walks. His K/9 on the season is 11.06 and has given up 16 walks to his 68 strikeouts, a 4 to 1 strikeouts to walks ratio.

Published April 28, 2015 1:41 pm

Sports Shooting Conference Champs

On April 25 the Spartan sports shooting team hosted the Iowa Collegiate Shooting Sports Conference (ICSSC) Championships at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance Gun Club facilities in Afton, Iowa. The cold temperatures, rain, fog, and high winds made for a very challenging conditions for the competitors and spectator alike.

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Published April 27, 2015 12:26 pm

Baker and Skarda sign with the SWCC Drill Team

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Dazzlers dance team has added two more student-athletes from Creston High School (CHS) for the 2015-16 dance season. Brenna Baker and Maddie Skarda, both seniors at CHS, committed to the SWCC Dazzlers late last week.

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Published April 27, 2015 8:48 am

Meals from the Heartland Packaging

Thanks to everyone who participated in SWCC's 2015 Pay it Forward (PIF) Week!  Here are a portion of the great activities that happened all week long: 

  • During Thursday's Meals from the Heartland event 65,232 meals were packaged by more than 350 volunteers.
  • Approximately 58 people participated in Wednesday's Red Cross Blood Drive with 51 units collected, exceeding the blood drive goal by 12 units.
  • The Crew, SWCC's electrical technology club, cleaned the yards of two elderly individuals in Creston on Thursday.
  • Cemetery clean-ups took place on Wednesday.
  • The FREE theatre performance of the Drama Club's Gas Light was a packed house!
  • Afternoon on the Farm brought 150 parents, teachers, and children to the ag site.
  • The ag department planted 17 trees and cleaned McKinley Lake.
  • The social psychology class headed to Afton to read to East Union Elementary first graders.
  • Almost 30 people came to the Community CPR/AED Event on Monday.
  • A number of super heroes showed up to give their all during Monday's Superhero 5k Walk/Run.
  • The Psychology Club passed out mental health awareness materials at the All-Campus Cookout on Monday.
  • Students demonstrated a ton of knowledge during Wednesday's Poster Day event.
  • And guess what ... there's still time to PIF
    • The Phi Theta Kappa food drive was extended through today so head to the grocery store if you haven't already donated!
    • The campus clean-up followed by the ice cream sundae bar were moved to this Friday, starting at 1:30 p.m. due to the weather.

See all Pay it Forward Week photos on the SWCC Pay it Forward page on Facebook.

Cleaning up at McKinley Lake


Published April 24, 2015 10:32 am

Due to inclement weather, the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) softball team will begin regional play at noon on Sunday vs. Ellsworth.  The game was originally scheduled for noon on Saturday.  If the Spartans win the first game, they are guaranteed to play again on Monday.  The games will be played at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids.

The Spartans are in the Region XI-A bracket.  For more information, please visit