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Seward County Community College athletic fans have the pleasure of hearing one of the top announcing voices at all SCCC home volleyball and basketball games at the Green House. The rest of Kansas is now starting to enjoy what all Saints fans have enjoyed now for the last nine years.

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The Kylix Art Club at Seward County Community College is sponsoring its Children's Art Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 8 for children in grades 1-6.

The cost is $10 and includes all supplies and drinks. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch.

Please reserve a space by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas by April 7 at 620-629-2685 or scopas@sccc.edu.
The Seward County Community College softball team went back to familiar territory yesterday traveling to Otero Junior College. Last season, Otero hosted SCCC for the District C Playoff when Otero defeated Seward advancing them into the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series. Yesterday afternoon, Otero J.C. swept the Lady Saints in LaJunta, 11-4 and 7-5 in a non-conference doubleheader. Lady Saints sophomore second baseman, Stephanie Jaime, lead the Lady Saints hitting two home runs in the doubleheader. SCCC falls to 22-16 overall and remains 6-0 in the Jayhawk West and 0-2 in District competition.

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Seward County Community College has one of four nursing programs in the state that achieved a pass rate of 96 percent or above on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates. There are currently 29 programs in Kansas (12 baccalaureate, 17 community college/technical college) that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. SCCC joined Baker University, Manhattan Technical College and Pratt Community College. The average national NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2005 was 87.92 percent and the average Kansas pass rate was 85.41 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-2005 graduating RN class were:
Olga Beyna, Liberal
Cassandra Britton, Liberal
Carla Knowles, Liberal
Charly Madden, Liberal
Karen Shelton, Liberal
Marie Slater, Liberal
Tonya Warren, Liberal
Jennifer Wedel , Liberal
Rita Birney, Sublette
Tiffany Cerecero, Hugoton
Brooksy Lewis, Hugoton
Jessi Mace, Hugoton
Therese Tatem, Hugoton
Cathy Daugherty, Ulysses
Lindsey Thompson, Plains
Kasie Winfrey, Plains
Kristi Winters, Elkhart
Arlene Crist, Tyrone, OK
Debra Ehrlich, Gate, OK
Leslie Hardy, Perryton, TX
Myrna Lopez-Alston, Forgan, OK
Ashley Hodges, Forgan, OK
Jamie Boley, Goodwell, OK
Brandy Tharp, Hardesty, OK

SCCC was also one of seven institutions that achieved a pass rate of 100 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates, joining Butler County Community College, Johnson County AVTS, Labette Community College, Manhattan Technical College, North Central Kansas Technical College - Beloit and Pratt Community College. There are currently 19 programs in Kansas that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN. The national NCLEX-PN pass rate for 2005 was 89.06 percent and the Kansas pass rate was 94.55 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-05 program were:
Cristina Alvarado, Liberal
Chris Starkey, Liberal
Ashley Darroch, Liberal
Cheryl Dreitz, Liberal
Colleen Johnson, Liberal
Eva VanWyhe, Liberal
Elsa Korina Garcia, Liberal
Jacque Johnson, Liberal
Tesie Kemp, Liberal
Scarlett Wondra, Meade
Sunceray Brimer, Meade
Ed Stevenson, Hugoton
Lisa Moser, Hugoton
Stephen Kinser, Hugoton
Peggy Boothby, Hugoton
Jessica Linaweaver, Plains
Alicia Velasquez, Plains
Missie Short, Ulysses
Tabitha Soell, Guymon, OK
Marlene Brown, Guymon,OK
Anna Foster, Turpin, OK
Hali Bell, Tyrone, OK
Sheila Bryan, Tyrone, OK
Chrissy Smith, Forgan, OK
Jamie Chambers, Darrozette, TX
Crystal Wheatley, Darrozette, TX

"Southwest Medical Center is very pleased to be a part of furthering the education of students of Seward County Community College who are pursuing a career in the nursing field," said Jo Harrison, RN, BSN, vice president of patient care services at Southwest Medical Center. "Our staff and administration welcome these students each semester to our facility so they may complete their educational requirements and take one more step toward realizing their dreams. In light of the nursing shortage seen throughout the country, it is essential that we have competent nurses to fill the ranks of this profession and the partnership of Seward County Community College and Southwest Medical Center ensures more nurses are added each year.

"Nursing is a very vital and honorable profession and we hope to be a part of SCCC's successful program for many years to come."

"We are extremely proud of our faculty and staff," said Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction. "Our students consistently place high on these national exams."

The full-time nursing faculty includes Sandra Brisendine, Nancy Bansemer, Veda King, Lynnetta Stout, Gail Unruh and Steve Hecox, Director of Nursing/Allied Health Division chairperson.
Seward County Community College has one of four nursing programs in the state that achieved a pass rate of 96 percent or above on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates. There are currently 29 programs in Kansas (12 baccalaureate, 17 community college/technical college) that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. SCCC joined Baker University, Manhattan Technical College and Pratt Community College. The average national NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2005 was 87.92 percent and the average Kansas pass rate was 85.41 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-05 graduating RN class were Olga Beyna, Liberal Cassandra Britton, Liberal Carla Knowles, Liberal Charly Madden, Liberal Karen Shelton, Liberal Marie Slater, Liberal Tonya Warren, Liberal Jennifer Wedel , Liberal Rita Birney, Sublette Tiffany Cerecero, Hugoton Brooksy Lewis, Hugoton Jessi Mace, Hugoton Therese Tatem, Hugoton Cathy Daugherty, Ulysses Lindsey Thompson, Plains Kasie Winfrey, Plains Kristi Winters, Elkhart Arlene Crist, Tyrone, OK Debra Ehrlich, Gate, OK Leslie Hardy, Perryton, TX Myrna Lopez-Alston, Forgan, OK Ashley Hodges, Forgan, OK Jamie Boley, Goodwell, OK Brandy Tharp, Hardesty, OK SCCC was also one of seven institutions that achieved a pass rate of 100 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates, joining Butler County Community College, Johnson County AVTS, Labette Community College, Manhattan Technical College, North Central Kansas Technical College - Beloit and Pratt Community College.

There are currently 19 programs in Kansas that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN. The national NCLEX-PN pass rate for 2005 was 89.06 percent and the Kansas pass rate was 94.55 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-05 program were Cristina Alvarado, Liberal Chris Starkey, Liberal Ashley Darroch, Liberal Cheryl Dreitz, Liberal Colleen Johnson, Liberal Eva VanWyhe, Liberal Elsa Korina Garcia, Liberal Jacque Johnson, Liberal Tesie Kemp, Liberal Scarlett Wondra, Meade Sunceray Brimer, Meade Ed Stevenson, Hugoton Lisa Moser, Hugoton Stephen Kinser, Hugoton Peggy Boothby, Hugoton Jessica Linaweaver, Plains Alicia Velasquez, Plains Missie Short, Ulysses Tabitha Soell, Guymon, OK Marlene Brown, Guymon,OK Anna Foster, Turpin, OK Hali Bell, Tyrone, OK Sheila Bryan, Tyrone, OK Chrissy Smith, Forgan, OK Jamie Chambers, Darrozette, TX Crystal Wheatley, Darrozette, TX "Southwest Medical Center is very pleased to be a part of furthering the education of students of Seward County Community College who are pursuing a career in the nursing field," said Jo Harrison, RN, BSN, vice president of patient care services at Southwest Medical Center. "Our staff and administration welcome these students each semester to our facility so they may complete their educational requirements and take one more step toward realizing their dreams. In light of the nursing shortage seen throughout the country, it is essential that we have competent nurses to fill the ranks of this profession and the partnership of Seward County Community College and Southwest Medical Center ensures more nurses are added each year."

"Nursing is a very vital and honorable profession and we hope to be a part of SCCC's successful program for many years to come." "We are extremely proud of our faculty and staff," said Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction. "Our students consistently place high on these national exams." The full-time nursing faculty includes Sandra Brisendine, Nancy Bansemer, Veda King, Lynnetta Stout, Gail Unruh and Steve Hecox, Director of Nursing/Allied Health Division chairperson.
One-hundred-seventy students representing nine high schools competed for prizes during Seward County Community College1s first-ever Extreme Challenge recently, which gave students the opportunity to see what programs are available on campus. Students competed in the areas of agriculture, accounting, administrative professionals, computer information systems, criminal justice, cosmetology, journalism and marketing management. Students from Elkhart, Rolla, Walsh, Colo., Boise City, Okla., Forgan, Okla., Satanta, Moscow, Turpin, Okla., and Liberal participated.

Jessica King of Rolla received an iPod Nano donated by First National Bank when her ticket was drawn from among the 68 students who chose to go on a campus tour while at SCCC.

The top overall winners in the Extreme Challenge were required to participate in more than one category. Kyla Clawson of Satanta was first-place overall winner and won a laptop computer and $300 SCCC scholarship; Shawn Cogburn, Walsh, Colo., was second and won a video Ipod and $300 SCCC scholarship; and Angela Schaeffer, Liberal, was third and won a portable DVD player.

Overall agriculture winners were Mandy Rollins of Satanta, first; Clawson, second; and Alissa Imler of Satanta, third. In agriculture1s agronomy contest, Rollins won first; Joel Kiehne, Satanta, second; and Imler, third.

In agricultural business, Clawson took first, Rollins, second; and Jason Becker of Turpin, third. Animal science contest winners were Clawson, first; Cogburn, second; and Cody Colantonio of Satanta, third.

Overall accounting winners were Ashley Myers, Elkhart, first; Kyla Clawson, second; and Chelsi Valdez, Moscow, third.

Overall Administrative professionals winners, which reflected compiled scores from keyboarding and document processing and business math application, were Nick Spain, Liberal, first; Megan Carr, Liberal, second; and Stephanie Piper, Liberal, third.

In the Computer Information Systems category, overall winners were Christopher Hull of Rolla, first; Jonathan Faulkner, Boise City, second; and Tyler Parks, Elkhart, third.

Criminal justice winners were Sara Morris of Forgan, first overall; Joe Bach of Liberal, second; and Daniel Unruh, Forgan, third. In the shooting category, Morris was first; Carrie Jo Davidson, Elkhart, second; and Tyler Koonce, Elkhart, third. In the 3Who Did It2 contest, the Liberal team of Caitlyn Laughlin, Bach, Andrea Hart, Komal Bhatka and James McElvania won first; the Satanta team of Orlando Padilla, Ben Fuentes, Esmeralda Valdez, Joanna Montoya and Nikki Salazar was second; and the Forgan team of Liz Livingston, Iris Jaquez, Krista Spurgeon, Sara Morris and Daniel Unruh was third.

In Cosmetology overall prizes were given to Lelie Rosas, Boise City, first; Dana Walker, Boise City, second; and Joanna Montoya, Satanta, third. In the nail art competition, Tori Wielett of Boise City won first; Nikki Salazar of Satanta, second; and Joanna Montoya, Satanta, third.

In Journalism, three Rolla students claimed the overall journalism awards.

Katy Hall, was first; Jessica King, second; and Valeria Pando, third. In the news writing category, Andrea Hart of Liberal earned first ; Pando, second; and Laughlin, third. For sports writing, Hall won first, King, second, and Chelsi Valdez, third. Associated Press/grammar/spelling winners were Hall, first; Bach, second; and Stephanie Rowe of Liberal, third.

In the Marketing/Management competition, Daniel Garcia of Satanta won first place overall; Cogburn, second; and Stacy Saythany of Liberal, third.
Students who recently completed Cosmetology II at Seward County Community College have been named to the President's and Dean's honor rolls.

Students who complete at least 15 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above and maintain a grade point average of 4.0 are eligible for the President's Honor Roll. Rachel Elisabeth Hinshaw of Perryton, Texas, and Daila Danielle Siemens of Meade were named to the President's Honor Roll.

The Dean's Honor Roll recognizes those students who maintained a 3.5 or greater grade point average and completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above. Osmaide Garcia and Amy Darlene Thompson, both of Liberal were named to the Dean's Honor Roll.
The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at Colby on Wednesday afternoon, as both teams entered the day tied for first place in the Western division. SCCC sophomore, Matt Sopic, pitched five scoreless innings in game-two leading the Saints to a 7-5 victory. The Trojans defeated the Saints 3-0 in game-one of the doubleheader. Seward County is now 20-13 overall and 8-4 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Colby moves to 17-16 overall and remains tied with the Saints at 8-4 in the conference competition.

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The Seward County Community College softball team welcomed back their top hitter from a year ago, as yesterday sophomore, Amanda McCue, made her 2006 softball debut after playing her final season with the Lady Saints basketball team. With the help of McCue in game-two, the Lady Saints swept a non-conference doubleheader from Clarendon College yesterday, 4-1 and 9-1 at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. Seward County improves to 22-14 overall and remains 6-0 in the Jayhawk West and 0-2 in District play.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team swept a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader Monday night against Butler Community College, 13-3 and 8-7. The Saints put the ten run-rule into effect in the sixth inning of game-one and needed extra innings to defeat the Grizzlies in game-two for the sweep. Seward County improves to 19-12 overall and is tied for first place in the Jayhawk West with a 7-3 conference record. Butler falls to 16-7 overall and drops into a tie for sixth place with a 3-5 conference mark.

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The Seward County Community College softball team has returned to Liberal after their spring break trip to Phoenix, Arizona, where they played two Top 10 nationally ranked opponents. The Lady Saints went 1-5 in Arizona, playing against the defending NJCAA D-I National Champions, Central Arizona, NJCAA (D-II) No. 7 Mesa Community College and Glendale Community College. The Lady Saints are now 20-14 overall and remain 6-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 0-2 in District competition.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team started the second-half of their season yesterday at home against Cloud County Community College at Brent Gould Field. After cruising to a 12-5 victory in game-one over the Thunderbirds the Saints fell in the nightcap 16-8, after leading 8-4 going into the top of the seventh inning and allowing Cloud County to score 12 runs (eight unearned runs). Seward County is now 17-12 overall and 5-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team has returned back to Liberal from their seven day spring break trip to Phoenix, Arizona, where the Saints played six junior colleges from Arizona, Kansas and Washington. The Saints went 3-4 overall playing six games with wooden bats and one game with aluminum bats. The Saints are now 16-11 overall and remain 4-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team finished their spring break trip to Phoenix, Arizona, with a 4-3 loss in extra innings to Chandler Gilbert Community College on Thursday afternoon. The Saints finish their spring break trip with a 3-4 record in six days of competition. Seward County falls to 16-11 overall this season with Jayhawk West Conference games filling the remainder of the Saints regular season schedule.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split two non-conference games on Wednesday afternoon in Coolidge, Arizona.

Sophomore right-handed pitcher, Chris Holguin led the Saints in a 2-0 victory over Central Arizona College. The 6’1” Lubbock native pitched a complete-game as he shutout the Vaqueros in the seven inning game. The Saints were not able to win two games on the day dropping game-two against Big Bend (Wash.) Community College 9-7. The Saints are now 16-10 overall and 3-3 on their spring break trip in Phoenix.

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It was a non-conference match-up that involved two Region VI baseball programs as Seward County Community College and Fort Scott Community College played one nine-inning game at Scottsdale Community College on Tuesday afternoon. The Fort Scott Greyhounds dominated the Saints 11-4, dropping the Saints to 15-9 overall this season and 2-2 during their spring break trip in Phoenix.

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Déjà vu at the ball park could have been the theme for the Seward County Community College baseball team on Monday afternoon against Glendale Community College. Last Saturday, the Saints scored four runs in the ninth inning to overtake the Gauchos in a late game comeback. In similar fashion on Monday, the Saints upended Glendale again by scoring four runs in the ninth inning to sweep the two-game non-conference series against Glendale. Seward County finished the day with a 7-4 victory over Glendale after dropping their first game on Monday 8-6, against South Mountain Community College on the Saints annual week-long spring break trip to Phoenix, Arizona. Both games on Monday were nine-inning games, with each team using wood bats.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team started their spring break trip in Arizona on Saturday afternoon against Glendale Community College. The Saints trailed Glendale 8-5, heading into the top of the ninth inning, but rallied in the ninth inning to score four runs winning their first game on their Arizona trip. The Saints and Gauchos played one nine inning non-conference game on Saturday afternoon. The No. 18 Seward County Saints improve to 14-7 overall this season.

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Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) officials have announced the men’s and women’s basketball NJCAA All-Region VI selections. Men’s and women’s All-Region VI teams have 10 First Team players and five players who earned Honorable Mention.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team scored 29 runs with 27 base hits en route to their Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader sweep over Dodge City Community College at Cavalier Field in Dodge City on Wednesday evening. The Saints defeated the Conquistadors 10-8 in game-one and 19-2 in the nightcap. The Saints improve to 13-7 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference, while Dodge City falls to 3-17 overall and 1-9 in the Jayhawk West.

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Kansas Jayhawk Community College (KJCCC) officials have announced the 2005-2006 Jayhawk West All-Conference teams. The Seward County Community College basketball program was represented on the First Team as sophomore, Adam Tanner, received Jayhawk West First Team All-Conference accolades. Tanner, a 6’8” center from Melbourne, Australia, was among the Conference’s elite in his sophomore season being place on the five-player First Team.

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Kansas Jayhawk Community College (KJCCC) officials have announced the 2005-2006 Jayhawk West All-Conference teams. The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team had four players earn All-Conference honors including freshman, Ilda Chambe (Second Team) and sophomores, Brio Rode (Second Team), Amanda McCue (Honorable Mention) and Sierra Radke (Honorable Mention). The Lady Saints basketball team had more players earn All-Conference recognition than any other program in the 19 school Region VI.

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The Seward County Community College softball team dropped a pair of District games yesterday at Colby Community College. The Lady Saints dropped game-one 4-1, in the most dominating pitching performance against SCCC this season. Colby’s Amanda Bell struck out 14 Lady Saints, throwing a complete game four-hitter. In game-two, SCCC dropped a heart-breaker in 10 innings to the Lady Trojans 4-3. Seward County falls to 17-9 overall and 0-2 in District competition. Colby improves to 16-8 overall and 2-0 in District play.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader last night against Garden City Community College. The Broncbusters defeated Seward County in game-one 6-1, and the Saints won game-two in the bottom of the seventh inning under the lights at Brent Gould Field, 5-4. Seward County is now 11-7 overall and 2-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Garden City is now 12-4 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College softball team won the Pratt Tournament this past weekend with a 3-1 record. Seward County lost their first game to Lamar 10-8, and then defeated Southwestern Iowa 20-4, Lamar 3-1 and Pratt 8-7 to win the Pratt Tournament. Lady Saints right-handed pitcher, Sarah Wittwer, picked up two victories in the tournament and freshman right-handed pitcher, Stephanie McCarthy, won the tournament title game against Pratt. Seward County improves to 17-7 overall and remains 6-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split their season-opening Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against Hutchinson Community College at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints knocked off Hutchinson in game-one 10-5, and then lost game-two 8-3. Seward’s pitching staff allowed 13 runs in the doubleheader but only six of the runs were earned runs.

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The Seward County Community College baseball game against Garden City Community College scheduled for Sunday, March 12, has been re-scheduled for Monday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. at Brent Gould Field on the campus of Seward County Community College.

The games were re-scheduled due to expected wind conditions at 35-45 m.p.h. throughout the rest of Sunday afternoon.

The Saints (10-6, 1-1 Jayhawk West) and Broncbusters (11-3, 2-2) will play their first Jayhawk West Conference games against each other Monday night under the lights at Brent Gould Field.
The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team had their season come to an end on Saturday afternoon in the Region VI Tournament Quarter-Finals at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. Seward County was defeated by Labette Community College 62-60, in a game that saw the Lady Saints and Lady Cardinals dominate the game for a period of time. SCCC first-year Head Coach, Toby Wynn, guided the Lady Saints basketball program to another successful season with a 25-7 overall record.

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The Seward County Community College women’s tennis team was perfect in their matches against Hutchinson and Kansas Newman University this week. The Lady Saints won every match where they had a player competing, but suffered two losses in each competition due to disqualification. The Lady Saints defeated both Hutchinson and Kansas Newman 7-2. Seward County improves to 4-1 this season with a 30-15 match record against their opponents.

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The Seward County Community College men’s tennis team won both of their matches this week against Hutchinson Community College and Kansas Newman University. The Saints won 9-0 at Hutchinson on Tuesday and then defeated Kansas Newman 6-3 on Thursday, as both matches were played on the road for SCCC. Seward County improves to 2-3 this season with a 21-20 match record against their opponents.

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The Seward County Community College softball team swept their third Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader yesterday against Dodge City Community College. Seward County defeated Dodge City 7-3 and 7-3 in a pair of conference games at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. SCCC has now won 11 of their last 12 games including a perfect 6-0 record in the Jayhawk West Conference. Dodge City is now 6-8 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

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With Region VI post-season basketball time upon us, Seward County Community College first-year women’s basketball Head Coach, Toby Wynn, and the Lady Saints met their First Round Region VI challenge against Jayhawk East fifth-place, Independence Community College. The Lady Saints defeated Independence 85-53, at the Green House in Liberal, where the SCCC women’s basketball program has now won 13 consecutive First Round Region VI contests.

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After starting the season 15-0 and ranked No. 3 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Top 20 poll, the Seward County Community College men’s basketball team saw their disappointing season come to an end Wednesday night. The Saints dropped their First Round Region VI playoff game at No. 10 Independence, 75-58, which dropped the Saints to 21-10 overall for the season.

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The Seward County Community College softball team squared off with Hutchinson Community College, with both teams entering Tuesday’s doubleheader with a perfect Jayhawk West record. The Lady Saints were the only team that left Tuesday’s games with an unblemished conference record. The Seward County Lady Saints (12-6, 4-0 Jayhawk West) defeated Hutchinson 9-0 and 4-3 at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. The Lady Blue Dragons fall to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team will host a Region VI First Round Playoff game Wednesday, March 8, against Independence Community College. The Lady Saints (24-6, 10-6 Jayhawk West) finished the Jayhawk West Conference season in fourth-place, while the Lady Pirates (10-19, 9-9) completed their Jayhawk East schedule in fifth-place. Tip-off for Wednesday night will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Green House.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees Monday approved an increase in the dormitory costs for the 2006-07 school y ear, but did not increase tuition rates for the fall semester. The board approved an increase in the dormitory rates for the 2006-07 school year from $1,950 to $2,000 for double occupancy and from $2,200 to $2,250 for single occupancy. These rates include a 19-meal per week/per semester food plan. The increase would provide a minimum of $16,500 per year to cover increasing occupational costs, such as electricity. Tuition, however, will remain the same for the 2006-07 school year. In-state tuition and fees will be $62 per credit hour, border county tuition and fees will be $72 per credit hour and out-state and international tuition will be $85 per credit hour. Seward online will remain at $86 for tuition and fees.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Lamar Community College, 1-0 and 6-1. The No. 18 Saints (9-5) totaled only 10 base hits and struck out 14 times against the Lamar pitching staff that kept the Saints hitters off balance throughout the doubleheader on Sunday.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team finished their regular season Saturday night with a 76-50 loss at Barton County Community College. The Lady Saints (24-6, 10-6 Jayhawk West) secured a First Round Region VI home playoff game with their Jayhawk West Conference fourth-place finish. The Lady Saints First Round Region VI opponent will be Independence Community College (10-19, 9-7 Jayhawk East) who finished in fifth-place in the Jayhawk East Conference.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team finished their Jayhawk West Conference regular season on Saturday night with a 79-66 victory at Barton County Community College. The Saints (21-9, 7-9 Jayhawk West) finish their conference schedule ranked seventh in the Jayhawk West Conference and will travel to No. 10 Independence Community College (27-3, 15-3) for a First Round Region VI match-up.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team had their seven-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Brent Gould Field against Rose State College. The Saints committed a total of eight errors (four in each game) in a non-conference doubleheader split against the Raiders. SCCC dropped game one 3-1 and then won game two, 7-6. The Saints are now 9-3 overall this season with Jayhawk West Conference competition starting next week.

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The Seward County Community College softball team split a non-conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at home against Brown Mackie Community College. The Lady Saints shutout the Lady Lions in the first game 8-0, and then had their seven-game winning streak snapped in the second game dropping the nightcap, 3-2. Seward County is now 10-6 overall and remains 2-0 in Jayhawk West competition.

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The Seward County Community College softball team swept their Jayhawk West Conference opening doubleheader yesterday at Pratt Community College. The Lady Saints defeated Pratt 8-6 in game one and finished the sweep with a 4-0 shutout in game two. The Lady Saints improve to 9-5 overall and 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Seward County is currently on a six-game winning streak.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team played their final regular season home basketball game at the Green House, Wednesday night on SCCC Sophomore Recognition Night. Seven Lady Saint sophomores finished their final regular season home game the same way they did almost all of their home games throughout their careers at SCCC, with a convincing victory. SCCC defeated Hutchinson Community College 65-46, in a game the Lady Saints controlled from the opening tip-off.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team continued their erratic Jayhawk West Conference season last night, when Hutchinson Community College fought back late in the second-half to defeat the Saints 61-59, on SCCC Sophomore Recognition Night at the Green House.

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APRIL 1 – APRIL 30, 2006

The 2005-2006 academic and athletic year is almost complete and with April now finished, four Seward County Community College athletic teams will finish their seasons in hope of winning Regional and National Championship trophies. The Seward County men’s and women’s tennis programs have both qualified for their respective NJCAA National Tournaments with the men finishing in second place in the Regional Tournament and the women placing third. The Seward County baseball and softball teams will compete this weekend in their NJCAA Region VI Tournaments with the baseball winner moving directly into the NJCAA World Series and the softball champion hosting the District C Playoff the following weekend to advance to the softball World Series.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon against Clarendon College. The Saints were trailing in the first game 6-4, when freshman first baseman, Aaron Phillips hit a towering grand slam to right center field to give the Saints an 8-6 lead they would never hand back. The Saints went on to win the first game 9-6 and completed the sweep in impressive fashion in game two, 10-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule decision.

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The Seward County Community College softball team finished a six-game home stand yesterday, hosting Frank Phillips College. The Lady Saints swept the non-conference doubleheader 11-3 and 3-2. Tuesday’s pair of victories marks the longest winning streak of the season for the SCCC softball squad, as they were coming off two victories over McCook C.C. on Sunday.

The Lady Saints improve to 7-5 overall this season and will open their Jayhawk West Conference schedule tomorrow at Pratt Community College at 2:00 p.m.

No game statistics from Tuesday’s doubleheader were reported.
FEBRUARY 1 – FEBRUARY 28, 2006

The Seward County Community College athletic department currently has six of their seven sports all in their respective regular seasons. The men’s and women’s basketball teams are approaching their Region VI playoffs, the Saints baseball team is underway in their non-conference schedule, Seward County’s softball program will play their first Jayhawk West Conference game on Thursday and the Saints and Lady Saints tennis teams have already participated in their first official tournament.

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There will be a Saints Booster Club Meeting today at 12:00 p.m. in the Seward County Community College (SCCC) Activities Center in Room SW229D. Today will be the seventh meeting of the 2005-2006 school year.

SCCC coaches will give their monthly report and Booster Club officials will report any new activities that are being planned.

You may bring your lunch or purchase your lunch in the cafeteria down stairs and bring it to the meeting in room SW229D.