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Published November 12, 2014 8:10 am

The Spartan Men’s Basketball team held on for a 91-82 victory after pushing its lead to 16 with just under five minutes to go on Monday Night versus North Central Missouri College.  A balanced offensive attack was used with five players in double figures.  “Our balance is something I really like about our team.  We have multiple players capable of scoring on any given night which makes it hard for a team to focus on just a guy or two,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.

Published November 10, 2014 4:01 pm

The Southwestern Spartans men's and women's cross country teams ended a great 2014 season with some outstanding individual and team finishes over the weekend at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships in Lubbock, TX.

Published November 7, 2014 10:51 am

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Sophomore Jaylon Smith led the way for SWCC with 23 points which included 5-6 shooting from three-point range as the Spartans defeated Grand View JV 97-46 on Thursday night in Creston.  The Spartans controlled the defensive glass by allowing no offensive boards by the Vikings in the first half which allowed them to get out in transition early in route to a 50-22 half time lead.  “We stressed cleaning up some things defensively and taking better care of the basketball the past two days and I felt we carried that over into the game,” said Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen.

Published November 6, 2014 2:42 pm

The Spartans hosted the Graceland University JV on Monday, November 3. Coming off of a heart-breaking buzzer-beater loss over the weekend, the Spartans struggled to focus and keep up visiting Yellow Jackets. The final was Graceland 73, SWCC 53. Jazzlyn Wimbush had 14 points and three rebounds. Olivia Reifert added eight points and seven boards.

The Spartans will hit the road and try to regroup on Thursday to face the York College JV in York, NE.

Published November 5, 2014 3:04 pm

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David Vollmar, strategic account manager for Alliant Energy, made a visit to Southwestern Community College last Friday to deliver a $50,547 rebate check to the college.  Rebate incentives are available from Alliant for energy efficiency projects in new and existing commercial, industrial or agricultural facilities.  The college has completed a number of these projects recently such as renovation of the 100-bay classrooms, Learning Resource Center lighting, and residence hall construction.

Published November 4, 2014 9:48 am

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The Spartans men’s basketball team used 13 first-half points from sophomore Jaylon Smith (pictured) and nine a piece from sophomore Mataika Koyamainavure and freshman TJ Bower en route to a 62-37 halftime lead over Graceland JV on Monday night, November 3, in Creston.

Defense set the tone in the beginning moments of the second half as the Spartans got five consecutive defensive stops.  From there they rolled to a 120-73 victory.  Freshman Marquise Yarborough had 10 second-half points while sophomore Tanner Kellogg added eight.

Published November 4, 2014 9:38 am

The Spartans opened up their season hosting the Grand View University JV Vikings on Saturday, November 1. The Spartans took and three point lead into the lockeroom at the half 39-36. The Spartans tied the score at 64 with a few seconds left in the second half. The Vikings in-bounded the ball and ran it up the floor and made a shot at the buzzer to take the win from the Spartans 64-66.

Published October 30, 2014 8:45 am

StepUpSWCC LogoForWebReady for the dancing skills of your club, organization, or athletic team to go viral?  We challenge you to Step Up @ SWCC!

All athletic teams and clubs/organizations are invited to enter. Choose a song, choreograph a dance & later have the video recorded right here on SWCC’s campus.

The videos will be judged by individuals pre-selected on campus and later posted on the SWCC Facebook page during SWCC Week. There will be a club/team selected as the "Judge’s Pick" and a "Fan Favorite" selected based on the most ‘likes’ on Facebook.  

Registration and song selection must be submitted to Caitlyn Lesan, admissions coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 641.782.1453 by Fri., November 7.

- ALL songs must be pre-approved by November 7
- ALL video recording must take place on SWCC’s campus
- Videos will be recorded the week of November 10
- Dance moves and attire must be appropriate
- Clubs/teams with sponsors/coaches in the video will receive extra points from judges

Published October 28, 2014 1:59 pm

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The Spartan sports shooting team is on a roll this year. On Saturday, October 25, the team earned their fourth straight win of season in front of a large home crowd. Of the eleven squads in competition from SWCC, Iowa Central CC (ICCC), Simpson College, and Hawkeye CC, the top Spartan squad finished in first place with a score of 239/250, edging out ICCC with a score of 230/250.

Published October 28, 2014 9:55 am

Ben Friederichs, SWCC sophomore from Walcott, was named all region honorable mention, following a 13th place finish at the 2014 Region XI Men's Cross Country Championships in Emmetsburg on Fri., October 24, 2014.

Overall, the men placed fourth and the women placed seventh.  The Spartans will travel to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in Lubbock, TX, on November 8.