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Published December 12, 2014 4:47 pm

2014 Chamber Choir
The Southwestern Community College School for Music Vocations’ Chamber Singers will present Holiday Carols in Concert on Sun., December 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the SWCC Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature favorite carols and masterworks by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Brahms, Christiansen, Mattson, and Burt.  The concert will be directed by Tommy Boynton.

Admission for this event is $10 per person.  Students and seniors are $5 per person.

Published December 12, 2014 3:29 pm

Students taking campus tour
Approximately 15 high school students visited campus today for Start Here, Succeed Everywhere, an event planned by the college's admissions department.  The day focused on all of the opportunities offered to students who start at SWCC and then transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students learned how SWCC college credits transfer and what they need to be thinking about when selecting their college classes. 

The day featured two student panels--the first being a panel of current SWCC students and the second featuring a panel of SWCC graduates who are now at four-year colleges and universities.  The day wrapped up with lunch at the Spartan Cafe and a scholarship drawing.  Scholarship winners were Angelica Claytor from Creston and Carolina Ibarra from Creston (pictured below from left to right).

This is the second annual Start Here, Succeed Everywhere event.

SHSE ScholarshipWinners

Published December 12, 2014 9:45 am

The Spartans fell on the road to the Tigers of Marshalltown Community College 69-47 after a hot start and a solid first half. “Our defense was great to start the game and we were able to hit some shots from the outside that put us ahead early.”  

Marshalltown was able to put a run together themselves in the closing minutes of the first half to regain the lead 31-21 at the break. That run continued in the second half for Tigers and the Spartans could not gain any momentum to keep the game close. Freshman post Olivia Reifert and LaStella Slack ended the game with identical stats to lead the Spartans with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Sabrina Fountain added 10 points in the loss on Wednesday night at Marshalltown. The Spartans return to Creston this Saturday December 13, for their final non-conference home game against Southeast Community College.    

Published December 12, 2014 8:29 am

In game that saw 20 ties and 19 lead changes, the Spartans came up short in the end losing 95-85 at NJCAA D1 opponent Marshalltown Community College Wednesday night.  Southwestern battled foul trouble throughout the night as post players Simon Joseph and Mataika Koyamainavure both sat long stretches due to fouls.  Despite both post players sitting the majority of the first half, the Spartans battled to a 37-37 tie at intermission.  Josh Kirk provided a huge spark off the bench with 28 points to help fill the void.  “We did some really good things tonight against a very good basketball team.  This game was a great way to get us prepared for the conference season,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.

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Published December 10, 2014 10:23 am

2014-2015 Spartan Men's Basketball Team

After making the jump from unranked to number 11 in last week’s poll, Southwestern moved up two spots and cracked the top 10 at number nine in the nation in the latest NJCAA Division II rankings. 

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Published December 10, 2014 10:08 am

Spartan women celebrate after victory

The Spartans defeated Simpson Storm JV 58-55 at home after being down 31-21 at halftime. Coach Addae Houston said, “It was a very slow start for us shooting the ball and playing defense the way we should which a very bad combination.”

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Published December 10, 2014 9:50 am

SWCC vs William Penn

On a day that honored long time coach, athletic director, and instructor Bill Krejci the Southwestern Men’s Basketball team won handily 86-67 over William Penn JV.  Krejci was inducted into the Southwestern Hall of Fame just before the game.  The local product, TJ Bower (pictured) of Nodaway Valley, stole the show on the court scoring 30 points which included 6-9 from beyond the arc.

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Published December 8, 2014 1:49 pm

Luther Hanna ForWebCreston, IA—Creston High School’s Hanna Luther signed a National Letter of Intent last week to play volleyball for the Spartans at Southwestern Community College (SWCC).

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Published December 5, 2014 11:13 am

After winning nine games in a row to start the season, the number 11 ranked Spartan men’s basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season at North Central Missouri College.  The 84-83 victory by the Pirates, who are ranked #17 in the nation, avenged a 91-82 loss at Southwestern on November 10.

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Published December 4, 2014 9:51 am

On Wednesday December 3, the  Spartans traveled to Trenton, Mo to take on the Pirates of North Central Missouri College for the second and final matchup of the season. It was close game throughout but the Pirates managed to come out on top and secure the win 58-49 over the Spartans.

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