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The Seward County Community College softball team won their fifth and sixth games in a row with a non-conference doubleheader sweep at No. 28 Lamar Community College on Tuesday afternoon in Lamar, Colo. The Lady Saints defeated the Runnin’ Lopes 4-2 in game-one and 10-0 in a five-inning run-rule decision in game-two. Seward County sophomore pitchers Dana McLaren and Stephanie McCarthy combined to allow Lamar only two runs and nine base hits in 12 innings of play. Seward County improves their overall record to 9-3 this season.

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This Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball game will be Martrelle Patterson Night at the Green House. Patterson, a 5-foot-11-inch sophomore guard from Liberal, Kansas, will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE. Posters will be given away free to the first 100 fans through the east-gate starting at 5:15 p.m. The Saints and Lady Saints will be facing Pratt Community College Wednesday night.

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Seward County Community College freshman catcher Luke Hardcastle drove in the game winning runs with a two-run double to left field in the Saints game-one 5-3 victory over Northeastern Colorado J.C. on Monday afternoon at Brent Gould Field. Seward County and the Plainsmen split the non-conference doubleheader, with NJC picking up the victory in game-two, 5-3. The two teams completed their four-game series after splitting the opening doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. The No. 17 ranked Saints are now 7-5 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader against Northeastern Colorado Junior College on Sunday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints defeated the Plainsmen 5-4 in game-one, behind a winning effort on the mound from freshman Karl Whitley. Seward County was defeated 6-5 in game-two, with sophomore left-handed pitcher Eric Everson picking up the loss for the Saints. The Saints are now 6-4 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team lost against Garden City 103-92, at the Perryman Center in Garden City on Sunday evening. The Saints led 33-20 midway through the first-half, but it was Garden City who shot 16-of-24 from three-point range to outscore the Saints 61-44 in the second-half. Garden City sophomore Julian Allen was the star scoring a game-high 30 points to help the Broncbusters snap a three-game losing streak. The Saints drop their second consecutive conference game and fall to 15-12 overall and to 6-8 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Garden City remains in the upper half of the Western Division with a 9-6 conference mark and a 9-18 overall record.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team clinched the 2007 Jayhawk West Conference regular season championship with a 78-42 victory over Garden City Community College on Sunday afternoon at the Perryman Center in Garden City. The Lady Saints won their 10th conference championship since 1994, and the first under second year head coach Toby Wynn. Seward County had five players score in double-figures and held Garden City to 33 percent shooting from the field in the road victory. Seward County will also receive the No. 1 seed from the Jayhawk West Conference, which will be the top seed in the NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament.

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The Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for tonight at Garden City Community College have been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Perryman Center in Garden City. The games have been postponed due to inclement weather and road conditions. The No. 3 Seward County Lady Saints will take on the Lady Broncbusters at 3 p.m. with the Saints and Broncbusters following at 5 p.m.
The Seward County Community College baseball program has moved their four-game home series verses Northeastern Colorado Junior College to Sunday, Feb. 25 and Monday, Feb. 26, due to possible inclement weather on Saturday afternoon. The Saints and Plainsmen are scheduled to play non-conference doubleheaders on both Sunday and Monday starting at 1 p.m. at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The No. 17 ranked Saints enter the series with a 5-3 overall record.
Seward County Community College is offering a number of late-start classes this spring. Among the offerings are courses that include trips to Meade Lake, Palo Duro Canyon and Sangre de Christo Mountains in New Mexico.
The combined classes include Field Biology, 3/7-5/4, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays in A169; Camp Skills, 3/7-5/4, 7:31-8:30 p.m., A169, Wednesdays; Camp Skills, 3/1-5/10, 6:30-9:30 p.m., A193; and Hiking and Backpacking, 3/7-5/4, 8:31-9:30 p.m., A169.
For information on these classes and trips, email ty.hughbanks@sccc.edu.

The Seward County Community College softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Clarendon College 5-3 and 8-4. Seward County totaled 23 base hits and scored in seven separate innings throughout the doubleheader. SCCC starting pitcher Dana McLaren tossed a seven inning complete-game two hitter in game-one and first baseman Jennifer Collins went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI in the doubleheader. Seward County improves to 7-3 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader against Clarendon College on Thursday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. Clarendon defeated the Saints 10-6 in game-one and the Saints evened the series with an 8-2 victory in game-two. These two teams split a doubleheader at Clarendon last Sunday. The Saints were led by freshman starting pitcher Tomas Cruz, and sophomores Bo Merrell and Toby Davis in their game-two win. The No. 17 nationally-ranked Saints are now 5-3 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team lost on the road to Cloud County Community College 71-66, on Wednesday night at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia. Seward County had their opportunities to make a comeback in the second-half, but the Thunderbirds held on to win their sixth consecutive game behind 12 players who scored for the T-Birds in Wednesday night’s victory. The Saints remain in sixth place and fall to 15-11 overall and to 6-7 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Fifth-place Cloud County improves to 20-7 overall and to 8-5 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The No. 3 Seward County Community College women’s basketball team defeated No. 9 Cloud County Community College 76-67, on Wednesday night at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia. The win puts Seward County in position to win the Jayhawk West Conference with three regular season games remaining, moving ahead of Cloud County by three full games in the conference standings. Seward County led by as many as 21 points and had sensational performances from freshmen Tegan Cunningham and Chontaye Walter, who combined for 44 points and 17 rebounds. First-place Seward County improves to 26-1 overall and to 12-1 in the Jayhawk West. Second-place Cloud County falls to 21-4 overall and to 9-4 in conference play.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader against Lamar Community College on Wednesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. Lamar defeated the Saints 8-2 in game-one, and Seward County picked up a 2-1 victory in the nightcap to win the series against Lamar. SCCC swept the Runnin’ Lopes on Tuesday at Brent Gould Field to take the series 3-1. No. 17 Seward County is now 4-2 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College softball team was led by sophomore Dana McLaren who threw a one-hitter on Wednesday afternoon in the Lady Saints home opening non-conference doubleheader sweep over Frank Phillips College at Lady Saints Softball Field. Seward County defeated the Lady Plainsmen 14-1 (five-innings) in game-one, and McLaren pitched a complete-game (five-innings) one-hitter in Seward County’s 14-0 blowout over Frank Phillips in game-two. Seward County improves to 5-3 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team swept Lamar Community College on Tuesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in the Saints home opening doubleheader. The Saints pitching staff allowed only 12 base hits and three runs, while collecting 18 strikeouts in the two game sweep over the Lopes. Sophomore Eric Everson earned the win for No. 17 Seward County in game-one, and freshman lefty Nathaniel Weems picked up his first collegiate victory in game-two. The Saints improve to 3-1 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College softball team opened their regular season this past weekend at the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. The Lady Saints took on nationally-ranked competition while finishing with a 3-3 overall record. Seward County defeated McLennan (TX) C.C. 4-3, No. 10 Blinn (TX) College 3-1, and Western Oklahoma 11-5, while dropping games to No. 29 Texarkana (TX) College 3-2, Paris (TX) J.C. 6-3 and Labette C.C. 3-0. Seward County is now 3-3 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team was led by freshman Michael Drzazga in their season-opening non-conference doubleheader split on Sunday afternoon against Clarendon College. The Saints hammered the Bulldogs 16-7 in game-one, with 14 of their runs coming in the final four innings of the game. The No. 17 nationally-ranked Saints were defeated 11-7 in the nightcap, with the game lasting just five innings due to darkness. The Saints belted out 23 runs on 20 hits in their first two games on the field in live competition this spring. Seward County is now 1-1 overall this season.

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Would you like to receive your high school diploma or find out what it takes to obtain a diploma? Here is your chance to get a taste of the process without risking anything. Come by the Seward County Community College Colvin Adult Learning Center, 930 N. Kansas, from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 and sit in on a class that can prepare you to take the General Education Development Tests to receive a Kansas State High School diploma.
For information, call the Colvin Adult Learning Center at 620-626-3131.
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Katelyn Deckert of Liberal and Angela Weinheimer of Deerfield are each congratulated by Dr. Duane Dunn, Seward County Community College president, as they are recognized in Topeka as one of 45 community college outstanding scholars. These scholars were named to the 2006-07 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, and the Kansas Council of Community College Presidents. Each scholar also is a nominee for the 2006-07 All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by the newspaper USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team recorded their first two game winning streak in the Jayhawk West Conference Saturday night, as the Saints defeated Butler Community College 74-64, at the Power Plant in El Dorado. Seward County received 19 points each from freshmen Nick Burns and Darko Cohadarevic, as they won the conference series over Butler this season. Seward County shot 63 percent in the second-half (17-for-27) while picking up their second conference road win of the season. The Saints, who entered Saturday night tied for sixth-place with Hutchinson, improve to 15-10 overall and 6-6 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Butler remains in eighth place and falls to 11-15 overall and 4-9 in Jayhawk West play.

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It usually takes several years for head coaches to secure milestone coaching victories, not for Seward County Community College women’s basketball head coach Toby Wynn. In only his second year at the helm, Toby Wynn recorded his 50th head coaching victory on Saturday night over Butler Community College 84-55, in a dominating defensive effort from his Lady Saints at the Power Plant in El Dorado. Wynn, coaching in his 58th game as the head coach at SCCC, led his No. 3 nationally-ranked team to their 25th victory of the season while containing third-place Butler to only 32 percent shooting from the field. First-place Seward County improves to 25-1 overall and to 11-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Butler falls to 19-8 overall and 7-6 in conference play.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association released their Division I baseball Pre-Season Top 30 poll on Friday afternoon. The Seward County Community College baseball team received a No. 17 national ranking, and was the only Jayhawk West team who received a Top 30 ranking. Earlier in the week, the Saints were voted by conference coaches as the No. 2 pre-season pick in the Jayhawk West Conference. The Saints are scheduled to begin their 2007 regular season on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Clarendon College for a 1 p.m. non-conference doubleheader at Bulldog Ballpark in Clarendon, Texas.

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The Seward County Community College softball team opened their season on Friday at the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. The Lady Saints started the season with two victories and one loss. Seward County defeated McLennan (TX) Community College in the first game 4-3, and picked up a 3-1 win over No. 10 Blinn (TX) College in the second game. In the final game on Friday, Seward County was defeated 3-2, by No. 27 Texarkana College.

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The Seward County Community College Visual Arts Department is sponsoring a life drawing session on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-12 noon. This is a free studio activity for anyone with an interest in drawing. You do not have to be enrolled at SCCC. High school students are welcome.
“You should have some basic drawing skills, but do not have to have experience in drawing from a live model,” said Susan Copas, drawing instructor. “We will start the session with some short gesture poses, and then build up to a longer pose. We will provide supplies if needed.”
Space is limited, so please contact Susan Copas at 620-629-2685 or susan.copas@sccc.edu to reserve a spot.
The Seward County Community College Livestock Judging Team traveled to Des Moines, Iowa recently where the team placed third out of 21 teams. The team was fourth in reasons and second in placings. The team consisted of Trevor Winchester, Liberal; Zach McCraken, Syracuse; Sandi Cortez, Thibodaux, LA; and Sara McManus, Castle Rock, Colo. Seward County also had two other teams that placed in the top fifteen at the contest. Those team members were Teresa Manriquez, Hugoton; Melissa King, Taloga, Okla.; Luke Wempe, Lawrence; Jessica Swan, Johnson; Alissa Imler, Satanta; Blake Williams,Perryton, Texas; Erin Russell, Hooker, Okla.; and Whitney Plunkett, Syracuse.
Ninety-two individuals competed in the contest with Winchester placing fourth in reasons, sixth in placings and tying for fifth overall; Cortez, 11th overall; and McCraken, 14th; and Manriquez, 12th in reasons.
The next event the team will compete in is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 14.
Seward County Community College is offering a number of late-start classes this spring.
Career Exploration & Development will be offered March 12-May 14 from 1-1:50 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in A163; Basic Arithmetic, Feb. 19-May 17, 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, A102; Basic Spanish Medical Personnel I, Feb. 19-May 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, A168; Aquarobics I-IV, Feb. 5-May 17, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, pool; Weight Training and Jogging March 12-May 14; 11-11:50 a.m., Monday-Thursday, SW001; and Skeet and Trap Shooting, March 1-May 10, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, range.
A number of short computer courses are being offered including Intro to Computer Concepts/Applications, Feb. 19-May 17; 2-2:50 pm, MTWR, AA112; Microcomputer Applications/Database (Access 2003), April 4-25; 6-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, AA112; Basics of Web Page Design (FrontPage 2003), April 19-May 10, 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, AA112; MCA/Intro to Digital Photography, Feb. 26-March 26, 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays, AA112; MCA/Desktop Publishing Basics (Publisher 2003), March 1-29, 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, A112; MCA/Presentation (PowerPoint 2003), Feb. 21-March 14, 6-9:30 p.m., Wednesdays, AA112; MCA/MS Excel 2003, April 17-May 8, 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, AA112; Photoshop Basics, April 2-30, 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays, AA112; and MCA/Word 2003, March 6-April 3; 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, AA112.
For information about enrollment, call or come by the college, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal, 620-629-2710 or 1-800-373-9951. If you have a current application for admission online, you may enroll at www.sccc.edu.

Seward County Community College is offering a number of late-start courses on the SCCC Challenge Course, located at the east side of campus, east of the softball field.
Outdoor Leadership will be offered Feb. 26-May 17 from 12 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesday and 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursday. Outdoor Challenge Ropes Course will be offered March 13-May 10 from 88-9:20 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Beginning Technical Rock Climbing will be offered March 13-May 10 from 9:30-10:50 a.m.
For more information about these courses, call Greg Scruggs, 629-2746 or greg.scruggs@sccc.edu.

NEWS RELEASE
Seward County Community College
PO Box 1137 Liberal, KS 67905-1137 620-629-2687
DATE: February 15, 2007

For more information, contact Andy Yoxall, andrea.yoxall@sccc.edu

Seward County Community College Business & Industry will offer a basic computer course from 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 5 or 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 10 in Room AA101 of the Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N. Kansas, in Liberal.
This class is for the first time or beginning computer user and will cover different components of the computer, basic computer navigation, and how to make and organize documents and folders. The cost is $25 per session and class size limited. Call 620-629-2653 to enroll.

Seward County Community College Business & Industry will offer a mandatory eight-hour training for Kansans who desire to seek a permit to carry concealed weapons.
The next class will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 3, in SW 214E/W for $100 per class. Class size is limited. All applicants must register for the class in advance by calling 620-629-2650 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 650. No walk-ins will be allowed. The Business & Industry Office will offer these classes once a month.
The Conceal Carry bill, SB418, gives Kansans the right to join 46 other states in the nation in the right to seek a permit to carry concealed weapons.



The Seward County Community College baseball team has made a few adjustments to their weekend schedule and has made tentative scheduling changes for next week. The Saints have postponed their doubleheader for Saturday afternoon scheduled to be at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints are now scheduled to open their season on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Clarendon College for a 1 p.m. non-conference doubleheader.
The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team protected their home court with a 79-71 victory over No. 11 Barton County Community College on Wednesday night at the Green House. The Saints, who haven’t lost three straight games all year, dominated the nationally-ranked Cougars in the first-half and used 14 points combined from reserves Darko Cohadarevic and Ervin Williams, who each made their way back to the Saints line-up on Wednesday night. It was the second nationally-ranked opponent the Saints have defeated at home during the conference schedule this season (defeated No. 19 Hutchinson on Jan. 6 at the Green House).

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team was handed their first loss of the season by Barton County Community College 69-66, on Wednesday night at the Green House. Seward County freshman Tegan Cunningham had a career night in the losing effort recording 36 points and 17 rebounds, both career-highs for the 6-foot-1-inch forward. The Lady Saints battled back from a 14 point deficit in the first-half (23-9), to lead by as many as nine points in the second-half (60-51). The No. 3 nationally-ranked Lady Saints had only seven players in uniform for the fifth consecutive game, while suffering their first loss of the 2006-07 season. Seward County is now 24-1 overall and 10-1 in the Jayhawk West, while Barton County improves to 23-3 overall and 11-1 in conference play.

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The Seward County Community College softball team received a No. 2 ranking in the Jayhawk West Conference pre-season softball poll. The 2007 Jayhawk East and West polls were released on Tuesday by Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference officials. Pre-season poll rankings were voted on by KJCCC head coaches. The Lady Saints are coming off a 37-22 overall record in 2006, where they tied for second-place in the Jayhawk West Conference and won their second consecutive NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament championship.

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Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference officials announced the 2007 Jayhawk East and West Conference pre-season coaches’ poll on Tuesday afternoon. The Seward County Community College baseball team received a second-place voting by conference coaches in the Jayhawk West pre-season poll. The Saints are coming off a 33-27 overall record in 2006, where they tied for fifth place with Colby Community College. Seward County has claimed the Jayhawk West Conference title in nine of the past 14 seasons.

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Seward County was involved in one of the lowest scoring games in both Hutchinson and Lady Saints history on Wednesday night at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The No. 3 ranked and undefeated Lady Saints knocked off Hutchinson 37-24, holding the Lady Dragons to their second-lowest scoring output in the programs history. In Hutchinson’s first season of basketball they were held to their lowest scoring total ever (17 vs. Cloud County, Dec. 11, 1974). Tegan Cunningham led all players with 15 points (12 points in first half) as Seward County held Hutchinson to only 13 percent shooting from the field, and an 0-for-20 shooting effort from three-point territory. Seward County collected 13 steals and forced Hutchinson to commit 26 turnovers. Hutchinson didn’t score their first point of the game until the 11:40 mark in the first-half.

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Seward County lost their second consecutive game last Wednesday against Hutchinson Community College 89-70, at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Hutchinson was the more efficient team shooting the basketball hitting 53 percent from the floor, including 64 percent (18-for-28) in the second-half. Seward County was shorthanded without Darko Cohadarevic and Ervin Williams. The Blue Dragons proved their depth with 29 of their points coming off the bench, compared to the Saints who received only one point from their reserve players. Sophomore Michael Tyree tied his career-high with 28 points with five 3-point field goals. SCCC sophomore Theron Wilson notched his sixth consecutive double-double at Hutchinson with 19 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. The only other Saints player to score in double-figures was point guard Hank Harris (11 points). A year ago in this match-up, Dave Brown became the SCCC all-time wins leader with a 72-57 victory over Barton County C.C. in the Green House.

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The Seward County Community College baseball and softball programs have announced that both of their originally scheduled doubleheaders for Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Clarendon College have been postponed due to inclement weather and road conditions. The Saints and Lady Saints will now have to wait until later this week to play their respective season-openers.

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The Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams will play Jayhawk West Conference games at the Green House on Wednesday, Feb. 14, against Barton County Community College. The No. 3 Lady Saints (24-0, 10-0) will host the Lady Cougars (22-3, 10-1) at 6 p.m., and the Saints will welcome the No. 8 Cougars (21-4, 7-4) at 8 p.m. FREE tickets for Wednesday night’s game sponsored by Sunflower Bank will be available this week at Sunflower Bank and both McDonald’s locations in Liberal.
The Seward County Baseball home-opener has been postponed for another week due to inclement weather. The Saints were scheduled to open their season on Sunday at Brent Gould Field in Liberal, against No. 20 Lamar Community College. The doubleheader has been postponed, and a rescheduled date has been set for a four-game series verses Lamar C.C. at Brent Gould Field. The Saints will host the Runnin’ Lopes for a four-game home stand on Feb. 18-19, with Sunday’s doubleheader tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m., and Monday’s doubleheader tentatively set for a noon first pitch.

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Seward County Community College head baseball coach Galen McSpadden has announced the Saints season-opener at home against Lamar Community College originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11 at Brent Gould Field in Liberal, Kan. The non-conference doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. against the No. 20 nationally ranked Runnin’ Lopes.
The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees discussed enrollment, a new phone system and the consolidation with the Southwest Kansas Technical School at its regular board meeting Monday.
SCCC has seen a decline in enrollment over the past few years, but enrollment for the spring 2007 seems to indicate a change in that trend, Dr. Randy Smith, dean of student services, told the board Monday. Although certification date for spring classes is not until Monday, Feb. 12, enrollment appears to be slightly above spring 2006 enrollment figures.
Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction, told the board that a number of late-start classes will begin in February and March. In addition, EduKan has two sessions of online classes beginning in February and March.
Dean Rapp also recognized faculty members for national recognition including Suzanne Campbell, Medical Lab Technology instructor, for having an article published in the Women in Higher Education journal, and Todd Carter, division chair of Natural Science, Mathematics and Physical Education, on his recognition from The Chair Academy. Additionally, SCCC has received notification of national recognition by the National Academic Advising Association for excellence in student advising practices.
The college administration is continuing to work with USD 480 on a consolidation agreement with Southwest Kansas Technical School. The SCCC board reviewed the latest draft of an agreement that was originally provided by USD 480. Among the issues to be resolved are facility/land arrangements and resolution of outstanding debts on construction projects on the technical school campus.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, told the board that the college has reviewed differences in benefits between employees at the two institutions and the college is nearing an agreement on those issues.
The college is recommending July 1, 2008 as a probable date for a merger, Dunn said. The two institutions would spend the next several months identifying and resolving a variety of details regarding such items as student records, business procedures, and U.S. Department of Education practices. Dunn said he did hope an agreement could be signed by April 2007. Two members from both the USD 480 and the SCCC boards will meet to further discuss the agreement and other details.
In addition, the college in cooperation with USD 480 plans to ask the legislature for funding during the 2008 legislative session to address physical plant needs and other areas of concern.
The board approved a $272,758 comprehensive phone system from Alexander Open Systems. The package includes installation of a Voice over IP telephone system, voice mail and an integrated paging system. This system will work with the college’s recently upgraded computer network, provide better connectivity to off-campus locations and allow for easier addition of phones in the future. Doug Browne, multi-media technology director, who designed the specifications for the system, said servers and software on campus would drive this digital phone system. Periodic software upgrades will allow new innovations to the phone system. The system will be installed in April and May with conversion to the new system between the spring and summer semesters.
In other action, the board
1. accepted the early retirement of Gayle O’Kane, admissions secretary, effective June 30, 2007, and Marilyn Ewing, accounting program coordinator, effective May 31, 2007;
2. approved changing of the June board meeting to Monday, June 25 and the July meeting to Monday, July 23;
3. approved the addition of Dale Doll, English instructor, to the Professional Welfare Committee;
4. approved the leasing of a Konica Minolta Bizhub digital color copier from SPC Office Products in the amount of $412.18 per month for three years;
5. approved a proposal from Southwest Glass and Door in the amount of $17,252 to install an air lock on the main entry to the Shank Humanities Building; and
6. approved the purchase of the Storage Area Network software upgrade from Eagle Software in the amount of $18,150 for increased storage space on the main computer file server.

The college will hold a Valentine’s Brunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday in the student union for $6 a person. The Volleyball Team will hold a Spa Day fundraiser from 9 a.m-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 in the SCCC Cosmetology Building.
The next board meeting will be Monday, March 5 in the board room.
For the second time this season the Seward County Community College women’s basketball team held Hutchinson Community College to their lowest point total of the season. Wednesday night was not only the lowest point total for HCC this year, it was their second lowest point total in the history of their women’s basketball program. The No. 3 Lady Saints defeated Hutchinson 37-24, and allowed the Lady Blue Dragons only six field goals in SCCC’s 24th consecutive victory this season, on Wednesday night at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The Lady Saints improve to 24-0 overall and to 10-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Hutchinson falls to 16-7 overall and 4-5 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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Seward County Community College sophomore guard Michael Tyree tied a career-high scoring 28 points in the Saints 89-70 loss against Hutchinson Community College, on Wednesday night at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The Saints were out-rebounded 46-34, and Hutchinson shot 64 percent (18-of-28) in the second-half as the Blue Dragons snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory. The Saints were without Darko Cohadarevic (10.9 ppg. and 5.9 rpg.) and Ervin Williams (7.6 ppg. and 5.1 rpg.) Wednesday night, as the Saints looked to a depleted bench that combined scored only one point. Seward County drops their second consecutive conference game and falls to 13-10 overall and 4-6 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Hutchinson improves to 17-6 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

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The Seward County Community College Volleyball Team would like to invite you to Spa Day from 9 a.m-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 in the SCCC Cosmetology Building.
Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door for manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more.
Proceeds will benefit the 2007 volleyball team. Tickets are available in the SCCC volleyball office or the cosmetology building. For information, call 620-629-2739 or Alana.rowland@sccc.edu.
The Seward County Community College Drama Department will open auditions for the Broadway musical, “Annie,” based on the Little Orphan Annie comic script. Auditions will be from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 12-13 in the SCCC Showcase Theater.
Anyone who would like to audition for the musical may bring a song to sing in private auditions.
The production will be presented at 7:30 p.m., April 26-27.
For more information, contact Frank Challis, 620-629-2682 or frank.challis@sccc.edu.


KATELYN DECKERT and ANGELA WEINHEIMER
Kansas will salute 45 community college scholars for their academic accomplishments February 15 in Topeka during the Twelfth Annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Luncheon. Among those being recognized are Seward County Community College students Katelyn Deckert of Liberal and Angela Weinheimer of Deerfield. Those in attendance will hear from Noah Brown, president of the Association of Community College Trustees.
Representing 39 towns and cities, the state's 19 community colleges, and a private two-year college, these scholars have been named to the 2006-07 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, and the Kansas Council of Community College Presidents.
Each scholar was selected by his or her own community college for the annual statewide academic team, and each scholar also is a nominee for the 2006-07 All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by the newspaper USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
“Katelyn and Angela have strived for academic excellence, said Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president. “However, they also excel through service to the community, through service to the campus organizations and through their strong leadership qualities. We need to recognize academic excellence and this program is one way for the 19 Kansas community colleges to celebrate the achievements of the state's outstanding students.”
Deckert, a graduate of Liberal High School, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average while at SCCC. She is the president of Phi Theta Kappa, an SCCC Presidential Scholar, a member of the President’s Honor Roll, a cheerleader, campus tour guide, a Microbiology lab technician and a Welcome Day crew member. She has assisted with the SCCC Development Foundation Scholarship Auction and participated in Phi Theta Kappa Community Service Projects. She plans to transfer to the University of Kansas in the fall to major in Biochemistry and later obtain a doctorate in Pharmacology. Her long-term plans include pursuing a career in medical research with emphasis in creating medications.
Weinheimer, who has maintained a 3.89 GPA, is the recipient of the National Collegiate Nursing Award, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, president of Student Nurses Association, Peer Mentor for the Student Support Services Trio Program, an ambassador for SCCC Allied Health Division, an SCCC student representative for Nursing Program Advisory Board, and a volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program of Finney County. She plans to transfer to the University of Kansas in the fall to obtain a bachelor’s of science in Nursing.
Each student will receive a proclamation issued by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, an educational scholarship of $300, and an academic medallion. The Kansas Board of Regents universities and Washburn University have provided scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for the All-Kansas Team recipients who transfer to their institutions.
Since 1991, Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today, and the American Association of Community Colleges have sponsored the national All-USA Academic Team Program. The Kansas program is an affiliate, and the Kansas students are all nominees for the national honor.
This year, more than 1,600 students nationwide will compete for places on the first, second and third All-USA teams. First team members each receive a $2,500 stipend, and will be featured along with second and third team members in USA Today. Team members are also presented with medallions. Names of the students will be placed on the society's Web site, www.ptk.org .
Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for students attending community and two-year colleges. Membership is based on high grade point averages and other criteria, with members focusing on scholastic achievement and service to community and campus. The 45 individuals are part of a statewide student body of more than 72,000 people enrolled in more than 615,000 credit hours taken annually at the 19 Kansas community colleges.



Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, is inviting the public to a Valentine’s Brunch, Sunday, Feb. 11, in the student union.
Individuals may go through the cafeteria line between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per person.
Musical entertainment will be provided.


The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team dropped their third consecutive game to Dodge City Community College on Saturday night 68-61, while Dodge City sweeps the Saints in Jayhawk West Conference play this season. The Conquistadors ran past the Saints in the second-half, outscoring Seward County 41-34, after going into halftime with the score tied at 27. The win was only Dodge City’s second victory at the Green House since 2001, with their last victory at the Green House in 2003-04 (81-60). Dodge City (18-4, 6-3 Jayhawk West) shot 58 percent from the field and committed only four turnovers in the second-half while remaining in third place in the Jayhawk West Conference. Fifth place Seward County falls to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The No. 3 nationally-ranked Seward County Community College women’s basketball team improved their undefeated season on Saturday during SCCC Homecoming night with a 89-55 blowout over Dodge City Community College at the Green House in Liberal, Kan. The Lady Saints scored 54 second-half points and had five players score in double-figures as they notched their Jayhawk Conference leading 23rd victory of the season. Seward County has now defeated Dodge City seven straight times at the Green House by an average of 25.3 points per game. It was the Lady Saints largest victory over Dodge City since 2001, when SCCC defeated the Lady Conqs 98-41 in Liberal. First place Seward County improves their unbeaten record to 23-0 overall and 9-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Sixth place Dodge City falls to 8-15 overall and 2-7 in conference play.

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The Seward County Community College office of Sports Information has announced the release of the 2007 SCCC Baseball Media Guide. This year’s download-publication (.pdf) has all of the information on the 2007 Saints team, and information dating back to the program’s first season of competition in 1971-1972. This first-time publication documents all of the years of Saints baseball and also includes media information, coaching bio’s, player’s bio’s, 2007 season preview, 2006 season in review, graduating sophomore (2006) bio’s, history of Seward County baseball and more. Get an inside look at Saints baseball and also at the facilities of Seward County Community College in this 151-page download publication.

For the second time this season, the National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College men’s basketball player, Theron Wilson, the National Player of the Week. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore forward from Topeka, Kan., was named Co-National Player of the Week for Jan. 21-27, along with Sammy Ricks, from North Dakota State. Wilson was also named NJCAA Player of the Week on Nov. 29 earlier this season. Wilson becomes the second student-athlete ever from SCCC to be named NJCAA Player of the Week twice in one season. Earlier this year SCCC women’s basketball player Tegan Cunningham received National Player of the Week honors twice.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team won on the road against Colby Community College for the first time since the 2003-2004 season. The No. 3 nationally-ranked Lady Saints defeated Colby 70-61, with only seven players available to play on Wednesday night, at the Colby Community Building in Colby, Kan. Seward County used an early 18-0 run in the first-half to give them space from the hot shooting Colby Lady Trojans, who made 11 three-point field goals on their home court. First place Seward County improves to 22-0 overall this season and 8-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Colby, the fifth-place team in the conference falls to 7-15 overall and 3-5 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team won their first road game in the Jayhawk West Conference this season with a 91-74 victory, on Wednesday night at the Colby Community Building in Colby, Kan. The Saints controlled the game by going on a 17-2 run in the first-half, and leading by 23 points on three different occasions in the second period. Seward County had a big lift from freshman post Ervin Williams, who scored a career-high 20 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots in the Saints first road win since a 111-75 win at Newman University J.V. (11/22/06). Seward County improves to 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Colby falls to 5-17 overall and 1-7 in the Jayhawk West.

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