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Published March 2, 2016 1:29 pm


Southwestern’s season game to a screeching halt at the hand of NIACC by a score of 66-62 in Region XI Quarterfinal play.  The loss ended the season for the Spartans with a record of 25-2, which ties for the most wins in school history.  They also shared the regular season league championship.

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Published March 2, 2016 8:01 am

Courtney Clark Signs with Spartan Golf

Congratulations to the following SWCC golfers for their academic honors for the fall semester through the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC):

ICCAC First Team Academic
Cole Campbell
Brooke Decker
Connor Giles
Ben Sandquist
Evy Wells

ICCAC Second Team Academic
Jared Baier
Avery Elliott
Christian Groumoutis
Sam Hartsock

Pictured in photo above (L to R): Jared Baier, Christian Groumoutis, Brooke Decker, Evy Wells, Cole Campbell, and Avery Elliott. Not pictured: Ben Sandquist, Connor Giles, and Sam Hartsock.

Published February 29, 2016 1:52 pm


Come support the Spartans in the first round of the Regional Tournament. Show your Spartan spirit by wearing red for the RED OUT and use any area school athletic pass to get in FREE! Game time is 7:30 p.m. against NIACC, in the Student Center gymnasium.  Hope to see you there!

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Published February 25, 2016 4:36 pm

The Real Group

The Real Group, a world renowned five-member a cappella ensemble from Sweden, will be performing two concerts on Fri., April 8, at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., at Southwestern Community College’s Performing Arts Center in Creston.  The performances are open to the public.  Tickets are $25 each.

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Published February 25, 2016 10:47 am

SWCC vs Iowa Central

Southwestern capped off the regular season with a 70-58 win over Iowa Central to finish at 10-2 in conference play and earn at least a share of the conference title.  Both Iowa Lakes and Kirkwood are 9-2 with one game remaining on Saturday.  The Spartans overall record of 25-5 ties for the most wins in school history as the 1976-1977 and 1996-1997 teams both finished 25-6.  “I don’t think we will fully appreciate how incredible of a season this has been until years down the road.  Hopefully the most exciting part is still ahead of us,” said coach Todd Lorensen.

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Published February 24, 2016 12:53 pm

Southwestern fell out of the top ten in NJCAA DII for the first time since the initial polls of 2016, dropping to #13 after a loss at #20 ranked Iowa Lakes.  The Spartans didn’t appear in the preseason rankings but have been in every poll during the regular season, peaking at #4 while receiving a first place vote in consecutive weeks.

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Published February 23, 2016 11:14 am

The Southwestern track & field team competed this past weekend at the NJCAA Region XI Championships hosted by Buena Vista University.  Facing off against the numbers, one, three, 10, and 23 teams in the country, the Southwestern men placed last in the meet with a score of four points.  Scoring for the Spartan men was the 4x400m relay squad of Tyrell Paul, Mustapha Moore, Seth Starks, and Gerardus Boelen with their fourth place finish in a time of 3:43. 

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Published February 22, 2016 9:41 pm

Southwestern couldn’t overcome a 40-29 halftime deficit at Iowa Lakes on Saturday, February 20 losing 80-77.  The loss puts the Spartans at 24-5 overall and 9-2 in ICCAC play while Iowa Lakes moved to 8-2 in league play.  A win would have clinched a share of the league title and secured the #1 seed in the ICCAC tournament. 

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Published February 22, 2016 10:44 am

Iowa students and their families are invited to get free assistance with forms required to file federal financial aid during an Iowa College Goal Sunday event, at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston on Wed., February 24, from 3-7 p.m., in room 119 of the Technical Center.  Students planning to attend any college are welcome to participate in this event. 

“Iowa College Goal Sunday events provide opportunities for students and families to receive professional guidance and assistance with financial aid forms, helping ensure a student has the best chance at the maximum amount of financial aid available to them,” said Brittania Morey, state coordinator of Iowa College Goal Sunday. “For many the financial aid process is a scary thing and getting free help from a professional financial aid expert helps them relax a bit and reduces the overall stress planning for college can have on a family.”

Volunteers for Iowa College Goal Sunday,SM which will be held throughout February and March in 38 Iowa locations, will help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of a national program that helps students qualify for federal financial aid. The FAFSA, which is available in free paper and electronic forms from the U.S. Department of Education, is the first step in the qualification process.

To complete the FAFSA, families should bring, for both the student and parent, the following:

  • Social Security number, driver’s license number and date of birth
  • Most recent federal and state tax returns
  • W-2 forms or other records of income earned last year
  • Current bank statements and investment records
  • Records of untaxed income received last year
  • 2015 business and farm records
  • Alien registration numbers if not a U.S. citizen

Students and parents will be required to sign up for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) username and password to electronically sign the forms and make future changes. To create a FSA username and password, visit



Published February 19, 2016 4:17 pm

2016 Spartan baseball team

The Spartan baseball team is hosting their Second Annual Baseball Fundraiser on Fri., March 11, starting at 6 p.m. at Crestmoor Golf Club, 1801 W. Townline Street, in Creston.  The evening will feature a silent auction, raffle, and dinner.  The meal will be fish and chips. 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social hour and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased from Head Coach Pedro Hernandez, 641.782.1377, or any baseball player.