Creston, IA---Southwest Valley High School volleyball star Marie Palmer has signed on for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans volleyball team, starting with the 2015 season.
Palmer, a 6’2” hitter, was a unanimous first team all-conference selection in 2014 and 2013 for the Pride of Iowa Conference. In 2012, she was named to second team all-conference.
Palmer, who will be a 2015 graduate of Southwest Valley High School, is the daughter of Marv Palmer of Corning.
The Spartans went on the road on Saturday November 22, to take on the Southeast Community College Storm. To start the game the Spartans fell behind early 6-0 due to some full court pressure from the Storm that forced several costly turnovers.
“This has been our biggest problem in every game this year. We have to find a way as a team and coaching staff to generate better starts to our games,” commented Coach Addae Houston. The Spartans went into half-time down 40-20 struggling to get anything going offensively. “It was a hard fought game in the second half but the deficit was too much to overcome. Our offense and defense improved but it was too little too late and once you get down on good teams they will not let you back in the game.”
Despite shooting 25 percent from the arc and 58% from the FT Line the Spartan basketball team won 67-64 at Southeast (NE) Community College on Saturday, November 22nd. “Road wins are hard to come by. I think it showed a lot about our young team to win a road game when we didn’t play our best. Southeast did a lot of things that caused us problems that we will have to fix when they come to our place on December 13,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.
The Spartan women could not hold on in yet another close loss on the road facing Grand View for second time this season falling to the Vikings 68-64. Grand View took an early lead in the game 7-2 on consecutive three-pointers. The Spartans fought back to regain the lead at the half 35-32 behind great bench play from Jazzlyn Wimbush, Peyton Russell and Cambry Schluter who combined for 32 of the Spartans 64 total points. The bench was great for us but we have to find a way to put it all together from our starters and bench to finish these close games.
Long-time SWCC volleyball coach Rita Schroeder was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Wednesday night in Phoenix, AZ, during the 2014 NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championships.
Game Day Camp
Who: Boys grades K-6
When: January 24, 2015, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Gymnasium in Student Center on campus of Southwestern Community College
Cost: $25 which includes a meal and admission to the January 24 home game
What to expect: We will have on-court instruction that covers the basic fundamentals from 9:30-11 a.m. At 11 a.m. campers will be invited to take part in the team pre-game meal. Each camper will get two slices of pizza, chips, dessert, and drink. All campers are invited to attend that day’s home game vs. Kirkwood at 3 p.m.
Please download and fill out this form and mail, along with a check (payable to Southwestern Men’s Basketball) to:
1501 Townline St
Creston, IA 50801
The Spartan men used a 13-0 start over the first five minutes of the game to set the tone against Wartburg College JV on Tuesday night en route to an 87-53 win. The win improved their record to 5-0 on the season. Jaylon Smith led the way with 19 points while big men Mataika Koyamainavure and Simon Joseph combined for 28 points, 15 and 13 respectively. “Jaylon has struggled shooting the past few times out so it was good to see him back in rythym. Both big fellas did some really good things and their stats resemble that,” said coach Todd Lorensen.
The Spartan sports shooting team ended their fall season undefeated as a team. Their latest win came on Saturday, November 8, in the very cold, windy, and snowy conditions at the Warren County Izaak Walton League in Indianola at a conference event Hosted by Simpson College. The Spartans shot a 237/250 to edge out top Iowa Central team.
Ethan Jolliff, Heath Evans, and Brandon Willmert from (Hawkeye CC) tied with a 49/50 in trap, with Jolliff winning the shoot-off by hitting 32 target consecutively. Shelby Woods took the top female honors with a 45/50.