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Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:17 am

RelayForLifeShirt 2014ForWebThe SWCC Relay for Life team is hosting a Pink Out on February 19, 2014, during the women's and men's basketball games.  The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.  Activities and games are planned throughout the evening.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

As part of the Pink Out effort, the Relay for Life team is selling Keep Calm T-shirts (pictured at right).  The T-shirts are $15 and may be pre-ordered by contacting SWCC Relay for Life Team Captain Amanda Kabir, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the SWCC business office at 641.782.1448.  Payment may be made to the SWCC business office in the Administration Center or if paying by credit card, please call 641.782.1448.  Deadline for T-shirt orders is February 10.  T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Mon., February 17.

Read more: SWCC Relay for Life Hosting Pink Out

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:26 am


The Spartan baseball team added three pitchers to its roster for the fall 2014 season. London Collins (left) is a left-handed pitcher from Drexel High School in Drexel, MO. John Bisignano (center) is another left-handed pitcher from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. Lucas Roberts is a right-handed pitcher and outfielder from East High School in Des Moines.

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:02 pm

On the road against Simpson JV on Monday, January 27, the team had four players reach double figured points. Sophomores Darian Polson (15 points) and Morgan Knorr (14 points) led all scorers. Additionally, Freshman Peyton Russell and Jill Vanderhoof each scored 10 points in the 59-52 win over Simpson.

Head Coach Addae Houston said, "It was good to see the team move the ball as well as we did. We talk a lot about having confidence to hit open shots when they are there and the entire team was able to do that tonight."

Published: Monday, January 27, 2014 3:11 pm

The Spartans hosted the Division I Marshalltown Tigers on Saturday, January 25 struggled to a 84-54 loss. Head Coach Addae Houston said,"Marshalltown got off to a quick start shooting the ball extremely well from the three-point line and took a commanding lead early on. We did not shoot the ball well even though we were getting decent looks. The thing that hurt us the most in this game was not taking care of the basketball. The team had 21 turnovers for the game."

Published: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:33 am

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Southwestern got a win they needed in a 65-56 victory over Grand View Friday night, January 24, in Creston. The first half was a back and forth battle, with the Vikings jumping out to an 8-2 advantage, but then the steady attack led by Elliott Hamdeed and Tanner Kellogg began to bring the Spartans closer. With some foul problems for Mataika Koyamainavure and Larry Mason, however, Grand View led at the half, 28-27.

Read more: Spartans Add to Win Column Against Vikings

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:52 pm

The Spartans played the fourth-ranked Kirkwood eagles on the road on Wednesday, January 22. They lost to the Eagles 66-44.

Head Coach Addae Houston said,"The challenge was everything we expected. It was closely contested game for most of the first half but a run near the end of the first half put Kirkwood up 32–21. Kirkwood was able to pull away with strong outside shooting from the three-point line in the second half."

Morgan Knorr ended the game with 13 points and five assists. Darian Polson recorded another double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.



Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:17 pm

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (Feb. 4, 2014) — Iowa students and families can get free assistance with forms required for federal financial aid at Iowa College Goal Sunday, held throughout February and March in 38 Iowa locations.  Southwestern Community College in Creston will host a College Goal Sunday event on Wed., February 19, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. in room 119 of the Technical Center.

Read more: Free Help Filing College Financial Aid Papers

Published: Monday, January 20, 2014 12:04 pm

The Spartans had their hand full hosting top-ranked NIACC on Saturday, January 18. Struggling with abundance of turnovers early and throughout the game, the Spartan struggled to keep pace with the Trojans offense that had 14 three-pointers on the evening. The final score was NIACC 104, Southwestern 49. Morgan Knorr led Spartan scoring with 12.

The Spartans will play next on Wednesday, January 22, when they travel to Cedar Rapids to play the fourth ranked Kirkwood Eagles.

Published: Monday, January 20, 2014 10:54 am

Composure against the press of North Iowa Area was absent at the beginning of a conference game Saturday for the Spartans, and created a deficit impossible to overcome in a 90-55 loss. Southwestern, averaging 12 turnovers a game this season, made 15 miscues in the first half alone in digging itself an insurmountable hole.  North Iowa Area continued to use frequent substitutions, pressure defense, and accurate three-point shooting to answer any runs the Spartans could muster.

Head Coach Mike Holmes was pleased with offensive adjustments and ball possession in the second half, but continues to highlight the theme of consistency. “We are a very competitive team when we value the ball and compete defensively, but need to continue to put those possessions together for games rather than halves.”

Southwestern travels to Kirkwood Wednesday for a double header with the women’s team.  Tip for the men’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Published: Monday, January 20, 2014 10:27 am

Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of young people, working together around the time of the Super Bowl football game to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities.

On the weeks leading up to or on Super Bowl Sunday, groups collect dollars and food items for people in need. They give 100 percent of their donation directly to the local charity of their choice.

What WE are Doing
Money donation containers will be available in various areas across the Creston campus (LRC, bookstore, Café, Administration Center break room). Think about the amount of money you will be spending for food and beverages during the Super Game and then think about those who have food insecurity and are wondering where their next meal is coming from (pocket change is great!).

Boxes for food donations will be available in the Student Center and the Instructional Center. Please only donate non-perishable food items that are within their “use by” dates. If you need a box in your area or need someone to stop by, e-mail Jody Nedley-Newcomb.

Kick-off is today, January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It ends Friday, January 31, 2014 (Friday prior to Super Bowl Sunday).

Read more: Phi Theta Kappa Invites YOU to Participate in the Annual Souper Bowl of Caring