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Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Due to the weather, volleyball tailgating tonight (starting at 5 p.m.) will be inside the Student Center. The volleyball game vs. DMACC will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.

Go Spartans!

Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:12 am

Righi Matt

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono has announced Matt Righi, a transfer from AIB in Des Moines, will be a member of the SWCC Spartans golf team for the 2014-15 season.

Righi, a Bondurant-Farrar High School graduate, will complete SWCC’s arts and sciences transfer program with a major in business.

Shimono said Righi is an accomplished golfer who will be a great addition to the SWCC golf program.

Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:16 am

The Spartans traveled to Ottumwa last night, August 26, to play Division I Indian Hills. The Spartans struggled against the very tall IHCC front row, losing the match in three sets. The Spartans will have their home opener tonight, August 27, against the DMACC Bears at 6:30 p.m.

Read more: Spartans Fall to DI IHCC

Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:09 am

The Spartan volleyball team opened up their season in Wisconsin at the Battle for the Dells tournament. After losing to fourth-ranked Illinois Central College, the Spartans came away with their first win of the season, defeating Highland Community College (Illinois) in three sets. The Spartans finished the tournament with two more losses to Owens Community College (Ohio) and South Suburban College (Illinois).

Read more: Spartan Volleyball Kicks Off Season in Wisconsin

Published: Monday, August 25, 2014 10:41 am

Grantham Delson

Delson Grantham, May 2014 graduate of Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, is headed to Southwestern Community College to play golf for SWCC Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono (pictured left) on the 2014-15 Spartan golf team.

Grantham lettered in varsity golf all four years of high school. He lettered in varsity basketball two years.

First-year coach Shimono looks forward to having Grantham on his team.

Read more: Nodaway Valley Golfer Signs with SWCC

Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 11:31 am

McClannahan Jared

Indianola High School graduate Jared McClannahan recently committed to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program for the 2014-15 academic year. McClannahan is the seventh Indianola native to join SWCC’s sports shooting program in the last two years.

During high school, McClannahan was active in Future Farmers of America (FFA), serving as the president of Indianola’s FFA chapter, and earning his Iowa Degree.

Read more: Indianola Grad Headed to SWCC for Sports Shooting

Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:17 am


SWCC Head Baseball Coach Pedro Hernandez was nominated to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! He completed the challenge, as well as the donation to ALS from the SWCC baseball program, within 24-hours with assistance from SWCC Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Todd Lorensen. #FightALS

Click on the read more to watch the video.

Read more: Coach Hernandez Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:09 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) baseball program is hosting a Fall Baseball League for high school players starting Sun., September 7. The league will run Sunday afternoons through October 12 (includes the dates of September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12).

Read more: SWCC Baseball Hosting Fall League

Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:05 pm

Cox Jonathan

Jonathan Cox, 2014 Bedford High School graduate, is the latest addition to Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) sports shooting team.

Charlie Mundy, head coach of the SWCC sports shooting program, said Cox’s strong work ethic will be an asset for the entire team.

Read more: Cox Joins Sports Shooting Team at SWCC

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Todd LorensenSouthwestern Community College announced yesterday, Todd Lorensen, who was recently named SWCC head men's basketball coach, has been selected as athletic director/athletic fundraiser for the college.  He will continue as men's basketball coach as well.

Lorensen replaces Bill Krejci, who has been a longtime fixture in SWCC athletics.  Krejci will leave the college on August 28 to move to Des Moines.