College News

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:04 pm

championship-bound-tshirt

Buy a t-shirt and support the Spartan Volleyball Team in their bid for the NJCAA DII Volleyball National Championship in Toledo, OH. We are proud of our girls and we know you are too, so show your Spartan Spirit with a 2013 National Championship Bound t-shirt.

Cost $10

Order your t-shirt...Show your Spartan Spirit

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:12 am

Wynn Kenny

Creston High School graduate, Kenny Wynn is competing on Southwestern Community College’s first-year bowling team. Wynn is a May 2013 Creston High School graduate. He was a varsity letter winner for bowling all four years of high school and was a district champion one year. He is the son of Kristine Wynn and David Wynn.

Read more: Wynn Joins SWCC’s new Bowling Team

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:09 am

Wilson Anna

Creston High School graduate, Anna Wilson is competing on Southwestern Community College’s first-year bowling team. Wilson, a May 2013 high school graduate, was a member of the varsity bowling team all four years in high school. She was named athlete of the month during her senior season. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Marsha Wilson of Creston.

Read more: Wilson Joins SWCC’s new Bowling Team

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:09 am

Pingree Brodie

Creston High School graduate, Brodie Pingree is competing on Southwestern Community College’s first-year bowling team. Pingree graduated from Creston High School in May 2005. He was a varsity letter winner in high school bowling.

Read more: Pingree Joins SWCC’s new Bowling Team

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:49 am

McClain Lacey

Lacey McClain, a May 2013 Lenox High School graduate, is competing on Southwestern Community College’s first-year bowling team.  

McClain was a varsity letter winner on the Lenox girls bowling team all four years in high school. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Bill and Dawn McClain of Lenox.

Read more: Lenox Grad on SWCC’s new Bowling Team

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:47 am

Armstrong Jordan 

Jordan Armstrong, a May 2013 Nodaway Valley High School graduate, is competing on Southwestern Community College’s first-year bowling team.  

Armstrong lettered in bowling three years for the Nodaway Valley wolverines. He was a member of the National Honor Society in high school and finished in the top 10 for his class. Armstrong is the son of Russ and Cindy Armstrong of Greenfield.

Read more: Nodaway Valley Grad on SWCC’s new Bowling Team

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:36 am

swcc vs william penn jv

Southwestern got into the win column Wednesday evening in a solid home-opening win, 74-59 over William Penn. The Spartans were out of the gates quickly on basket attacks from Matt Orchard and strong defensive rebounding from Jared Theis. The Statesmen crawled back into the game late in the first half on two big three-point goals, which trimmed the Southwestern advantage to 36-34 going into the locker room at half.

Southwestern cleaned up its defensive closeouts and jumped to an early nine point advantage in the second half 43-34. William Penn kept fighting, but a key series, including a defensive steal from Nick Lenhard and three-point goals from Orchard and Elliott Hamdeed put the lead comfortably in double digits. The Spartans also got key rebounds and putbacks from Tanner Kellogg to secure the final advantage.

Southwestern next travels to Northwestern for a Saturday contest. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:07 am

Statistics show the surest way for anyone to land a job in their chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate. That's exactly what students at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will promise to do during the Community College Completion Challenge (C4) on Mon., November 18, 8-9 a.m. in the Instructional Center, or 5:15-8 p.m. in the Student Center (during women’s and men’s basketball games); Tues., November 19, 8-9 a.m. in the Instructional Center; and Thurs. and Fri., November 21 and 22 at the Osceola Center.

During C4, students will sign a mass pledge to complete their associate degrees or certificates before leaving community college for transfer or to enter the job market. Administrators, faculty, and staff have also been asked to sign the pledge, committing themselves to do whatever they can to facilitate completion of student credentials.

Read more: PTK Hosting Completion Challenge

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:13 am

The Spartan women started well, opening up an early double digit lead against North Central Missouri College on Saturday, November 9 in Trenton, MO.

Head coach Addae Houston said, “We did a great job of executing the offense getting the shots we wanted and playing very aggressive on the defensive end to get stops and create turnovers.”

The Spartans held the lead in the first half going into the locker room with a 31-28 lead. Morgan Knorr led the way for the team with 11 first half points.

Read more: Spartans Surge Early, Fall Late

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:45 am

swcc cc cnationals beers friederichs

Minutes before the cannon boomed to start the National Junior College Athletic Association's national championship meet, held in Fort Dodge last Saturday, the Spartan men huddled for the final time in 2013 about 100 meters from the starting line.

"Remember our team rules — always do what is right, never what is wrong, do everything to the best of your ability and show people you really care," said SWCC Head Coach Bill Huntington from the middle of the huddle. "Let's be great Spartans."

In a field of 55 represented teams, the Southwestern Community College men finished 26th at the national championship meet, improving seven spots from the previous season.

Freshman Ben Friederichs led the squad, covering the 8K course in 28:12 and finished 114th out of the 298 runners.

Sophomores Gage Beers and Joe Bierl followed in 28:52 and 29:02 respectively.

"Ben and I being able to run together really made a difference in my race," Beers said. "I feel if he wouldn't have been there, I wouldn't have ran as well and he told me after the race I helped him, otherwise he wouldn't have ran as well as he did."

Read more: Spartan Men Finish 26th at Nationals