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Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:13 am

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Not many teams beat Division I Indian Hills on their home floor, and Southwestern, despite a good effort, was no exception in a Tuesday 67-52 loss in Ottumwa.  After taking a 25-15 lead, Indian Hills could not put the pesky Spartans away, as Austin Emerson managed to keep Southwestern close going into half, 34-26.  The Spartans fired out of the gate in the second half, and with help from two Luke Sealer baskets, cut the lead to 1 at 38-37.  From there, the margin bounced between six and two points most of the evening.  With three minutes to go and a six-point lead, the Warriors hit an off-balance look with 1 second on the shot clock, forcing the Spartans into a hurry-up mode.  Southwestern misconnected on a three-point attempt and then was forced to foul, leading to the final margin.  Southwestern is 14-12 overall, and next plays a key conference road game in Mason City against North Iowa Area.

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:04 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Jamie Hines, Karlee's father; Karlee Hines; Melissa Hines, Karlee's mother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: 1B/Catcher
High School: Southeast Polk High School
High School Honors/Awards: Karlee played varsity softball as a junior for Southeast Polk High School and varsity golf as a sophomore and junior. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Karlee is a versatile player that is going to be a huge asset offensively.  She is a player that will provide power consistently in our line-up.  We are excited to have her and look forward to next season. 

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:58 am

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Pictured above (L to R): 
First row:  Terry Hammer, Haley's father; Haley Hammer; Mick Hammer, Haley's grandmother; Trudy Conklin, Haley's aunt
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Infield
High School: Lone Tree High School
High School Honors/Awards: Haley was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a junior, academic all-conference, and a five-time letter winner for Lone Tree High School. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Haley is an amazing competitor.  She has the work ethic that we will need to propel this program to become a contender in our league.  She is aggressive on both sides of the ball and will be a great asset to the Spartan softball program.  We are excited to have her and look forward to next season. 

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:55 am


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Pictured above (L to R)
First row:  Stephanie Brandt, Ashley's stepmother; Randall Brandt, Ashley's father; Ashley Brandt; Jacque Goodman, Ashley's mother; Gary Goodman, Ashley's stepfather
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Outfield
High School: West Marshall High School
High School Honors/Awards: Ashley was an honorable mention 2A all-state and all-district selection as a junior and was a two-time all-conference selection. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: After playing 3B for the majority of her high school career, she is going to be making the transition from infield to outfield.  Both Coach Monroe and I believe because of her speed and knowledge of the game, the transition will be a smooth process.  Ashley is a player that will be respected in our league.  She has tremendous speed and will be a huge spark for us in the outfield. 

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:49 am


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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row: Allen Naugle, Barton's high school softball coach; Corey Barton, Lyndsay's father; Lyndsay Barton; Tonia Barton, Lyndsay's mother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach


Position: Pitcher
High School: Corning High School
High School Honors/Awards: Lyndsay was second team all-conference selection as a pitcher in 2010 and a four-time varsity letter winner for Corning High School. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Lyndsay is a pitcher that I believe is very underrated.  She comes from an excellent conference and shows great numbers against quality teams.  She is a player that can come in late in the game or start a game and own it.  She has tremendous control over her pitches and will be a great asset to the Spartan softball team. 

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 11:54 am


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Pictured above (L to R): 
Front row:  Chris Barger, Danyielle's mother; Danyielle Barger; Randy Barger, Danyielle's father
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: 3B
High School: Centerville High School
High School Honors/Awards:  Danyielle received honorable mention 3A all state and first team all district as a junior.  She was a three-time all-conference selection, three-time academic all-conference selection, and was voted team's offensive MVP two times and overall MVP in 2010.  
Comments from Coach Stumpff:  Offensively, Danyielle is an explosive player.  She hits with power and will be an excellent four or five spot hitter.  On the defensive side of the ball, Danyielle is extremely versatile and has the ability to play either corner.  

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:00 am


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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Keith Aide, Rachel's father; Rachel Aide; Chris Aide, Rachel's mother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position:  3B/Catcher
High School:  Highland High School; Highland, Wisconsin
High School Honors/Awards:  Rachel was a two–time all conference honorable mention selection and was voted the team's most dedicated player in 2009. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff:  Rachel comes from a team that knows how to win and does what it takes to get there.  She understands the commitment that is necessary to be successful, and we couldn't be more excited to have her on next year's squad.  She has an amazing work ethic that will help this program graduate to a higher level of competition.  

Published: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:46 pm

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Southwestern showed effects of a long trip to Clinton Sunday, trailing at half by 9 before coming from behind to capture a 69-64 conference win.  The Spartans led for most of the first half, and were on top 28-24 when things went downhill.  Behind 9 first half offensive rebounds, Clinton went on a 17-2 before half to lead 39-30 at intermission.  The Spartans began to methodically claw back into the game, and consecutive three-point goals from Austin Emerson and Luke Sealer gave Southwestern the lead for good at the 3-minute mark of the contest.  Collin Artinger connected on another three to up the advantage to four.  After a Clinton basket and free throw, Southwestern stopped the Cougars with under a minute to play, and Sammy Duggins made two free throws for a 65-62 lead with 17 seconds to play.  Clinton tried a 3 on the next series, but Duggins again grabbed the miss and sealed the game with two more free throws.  Southwestern next plays at Division I Indian Hills Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Published: Monday, February 14, 2011 8:09 am

Stevens_ChristyBill Huntington, Southwestern Community College head cross country coach, recently announced the latest addition to the Spartan's cross country roster. Christy Stevens will be joining the Spartans cross country squad for the 2011-12 school year.

Stevens, now a senior at Atlantic High School, was a former student in the Creston Community School District. She moved to Atlantic during her sophomore year of high school. She lettered in track her freshman season and in cross country her freshman and sophomore years for Creston. She was a state cross country qualifier in 2010 for Atlantic High School.

Stevens is the daughter of Karen Stevens.

In photo: sitting, Christy Stevens; standing (L to R),  Karen Stevens, Christy’s mom; Bruce Henderson, Atlantic assistant cross country coach; Paul Iekel, Atlantic head cross country coach; and Cari Stalker, SWCC assistant cross country coach.

Published: Friday, February 11, 2011 3:42 pm

The SWCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter is raising funds for Iowa's favorite summer camp--Children's Cancer Connections! Collection boxes may be found across the Creston campus (Spartan Cafe, LRC, business office, etc.) and at the Red Oak and Osceola Centers.

Please help PTK raise funds for a great cause!

Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., SWCC sociology instructor and Phi Theta Kappa sponsor, at 641.782.1429.

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