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Seward County Community College menís basketball players Theron Wilson and Hank Harris signed National Collegiate Athletic Association letters of intent on Monday afternoon. Wilson signed with Bradley University and Harris has committed to Southeast Missouri State University. Wilson and Harris held a press conference in the All-American room on the campus of SCCC to announce their official decisions on where they would continue their academic and basketball playing careers. Wilson signed with the Braves who are located in Peoria, Ill., and competes in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. Harris joins the Redhawks who are located in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and competes in the NCAA D-I Ohio Valley Conference. Seward County has now had a total of 44 players in their program sign with an NCAA Division I program, including seven players over the last two years.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team finished their regular season on Saturday with a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader split on the road at Dodge City Community College. The Saints dropped the opener 4-2, and earned the split with a 9-3 victory in game-two. The No. 19 Saints, who entered Saturday with a share of the conference lead, will now have to wait until Sunday to see where they finish in the final conference standings and where they will be seeded in the upcoming NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament. Seward County completes the regular season with a 36-20 overall record and 23-9 record in conference competition. Dodge City finishes in seventh-place in the Jayhawk West with a 10-22 conference mark and with a 19-33 overall record.

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Seward County Community College sophomore menís basketball players, Theron Wilson and Hank Harris, have announced where they will continue their collegiate basketball careers in 2007-08. Wilson has signed at Bradley University and Harris will sign with Southeast Missouri State University. Wilson and Harris will hold a press conference on Monday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the SCCC All-American room for a signing ceremony. The two Topeka Highland Park High School teammates will each play at NCAA Division I programs next year. Wilson and Harris played two seasons together at SCCC, helping the Saints to 38 victories and to the 2007 Region VI Tournament quarterfinals.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team swept a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader against Cloud County Community College 8-1 and 18-15, on Friday afternoon on a neutral field at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. The Saints sweep moves them another step closer to winning their sixth Jayhawk West Conference title in the last seven years. Seward County was led by their offense in the doubleheader sweep and by the pitching of their freshman ace Christian Kowalchuk, who tallied his team-leading eighth win of the season. First-place Seward County improves to 35-19 overall and to 22-8 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Cloud County falls to 13-32 overall and to 5-23 in the Jayhawk West.

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The Seward County Community College softball team completed their regular season schedule with a Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI District split at home against No. 15 Butler Community College, on Friday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. In game-one, Seward County defeated Butler 8-7, in a come-from-behind effort to mark the teamís 47th win of the season, breaking the all-time school record for wins in a season. In game-two, Seward County was defeated 15-9, after leading the game 9-0 after the opening inning. The Lady Saints finish the regular season in second-place in the Jayhawk West Conference (13-3) and in second-place in the Region VI/District standings (15-5). SCCC moves their overall record to 47-11 this season. The previous record for wins in a single-season was set in 2005, by Head Coach Andrea Gustafsonís first team that ever won a Jayhawk West title and Region VI Tournament with a 46-22 overall record.

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The Seward County Community College menís tennis team will make their second straight appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament, after qualifying with a third-place finish at the Regional Tournament last weekend in Wichita. Seward County finished in third-place at regionals behind Johnson County Community College and runner-up, Cowley College. The No. 6 nationally-ranked Saints were led by No. 5 singles player, Rogerio Yamamoto, who won his first collegiate Regional championship in singles competition. Yamamoto was a regional champion last year at No. 2 doubles for the Saints. Seward County had a total of one first-place finish, six third-place finishes and two doubles teams that received fourth-place.

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The Seward County Community College womenís tennis team will make their second straight appearance at the NJCAA Division I National Tennis Tournament next weekend in Tucson, Ariz. The No. 13 nationally-ranked Lady Saints finished second at the Regional Tournament last weekend in Wichita, with a total of six runner-up finishes and one third-place finish. Cowley College won the Regional Tournament and was followed by Seward County and Johnson County Community College. Last season, Seward County finished in third-place at the Regional Tourney and was 10th place at the NJCAA National Tournament.

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Seward County Community College womenís basketball players Taushelle Rushing and Chontaye Walter signed National Collegiate Athletic Association letters of intent on Thursday afternoon. Rushing signed with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Walter signed with Oklahoma State University. Rushing and Walter held a press conference in the All-American room on the campus of SCCC to announce their official decisions on where they would continue their academics and basketball careers. Rushing signed with the Kangaroos who are located in Kansas City, Mo., and compete in the Mid-Continent Conference and Walter will join the Cowgirls who compete in the Big 12 Conference and are located in Stillwater, Okla. Both players sign with NCAA Division I programs, giving the Lady Saints basketball program a total of four players who have signed Division I and one player heading to a Division II program.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College sophomore, Tanner Rindels, as the NJCAA Division I Baseball Player of the Week, for the week ending April 22. Rindels led the No. 19 Saints to an 8-2 week with doubleheader sweeps over Colby Community College and Garden City Community College and four victories against Barton County Community College. Rindels is the third player from Seward County this season that has been named National Player or Pitcher of the Week, and the seventh player in the history of the SCCC program.

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After winning 11 of their last 13 games, the Seward County Community College baseball program is back into the National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 rankings. The Saints have also moved into first-place in the Jayhawk West Conference, a place they are used to being in, having won five of the last six conference championships. Seward County surged into No. 19 in the NJCAA poll after going 10-2 from April 15-22, which included six road wins and back-to-back doubleheader sweeps last weekend at home against Garden City (5-4 and 12-11) and Barton County (6-3 and 4-1). The Saints join Cowley College (No. 15) as the only two programs in the Region VI who are currently ranked in the Top 20 in the nation.

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The Seward County Community College baseball doubleheader scheduled for today against Cloud County Community College has been rescheduled due to inclement weather in Concordia. The first-place Saints (33-19, 20-8) will take on the eighth-place Thunderbirds (12-29, 4-20) on Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m., playing on a neutral field at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. Seward County will conclude their regular season the following day traveling to Dodge City Community College for a 1 p.m. conference doubleheader, at Cavalier Park in Dodge City on Saturday.
Seward County Community College womenís basketball players Taushelle Rushing and Chontaye Walter have announced they will sign national letters of intent on Thursday afternoon. Rushing, a sophomore guard will sign with NCAA Division I University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Walter, a freshman guard will sign with NCAA Division I Oklahoma State University. Rushing, Walter and the Lady Saints basketball program will hold a press conference on Thursday, April 26 at 2:20 p.m. in the SCCC All-American Room, located on the campus of SCCC. Rushing will sign with the Kangaroos who participate in the Mid-Continent Conference and are located in Kansas City, Mo. Walter is signing with the Cowgirls who participate in the Big 12 Conference and are located in Stillwater, Okla.

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The Seward County Community College softball team split a Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI District doubleheader to Garden City Community College on Tuesday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field. Seward County pulled out the victory in the opener, 3-2 in eight-innings, before dropping game-two 13-2 (six-innings). The Lady Saints tied the SCCC all-time wins record in game-one tallying their 46th victory of the season. Seward County won 46 games in 2005 when they won the Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI Tournament. No. 11 nationally-ranked Seward County is now 46-10 overall, 12-2 in the Jayhawk West and 14-4 in District standings. Garden City is now 23-17 overall, 9-5 in the Jayhawk West and 7-9 in District competition.

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Seward County Community College President Dr. Duane Dunn and athletic director Galen McSpadden announced on Tuesday, April 24 that Bryan Zollinger has been named the new head coach of the Saints menís basketball program. Zollinger was previously the head coach at College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah, where he coached the Golden Eagles menís basketball program the past 10 seasons (1997-2007). Zollinger is the seventh head coach in the 38 year history of the Saints basketball program. Although new to the position, Zollinger is no stranger to SCCC after playing for the Saints basketball program for two years (1984-86), and serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Seward County from 1994-1996.

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Seward County Community College freshman womenís basketball player, Tegan Cunningham, has made a verbal commitment to play basketball at Oklahoma State University following her sophomore season at SCCC. Cunningham, a NJCAA First Team All-American this past season announced her verbal commitment for the 2008-09 season. Cunningham will be one of the top returning junior college players in the nation next year when she returns to the SCCC basketball program in 2007-08. Cunningham helped lead SCCC to the programs fifth Region VI Tournament championship and NJCAA National Tournament appearance in the last nine years.
Seward County Community College sophomore volleyball player, Juliana Nascimento, signed a national letter of intent on Monday afternoon with NCAA Division II Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, Pa.). The six-foot right side hitter from Guarulhos, Brazil, held a press conference in the SCCC All-American room located on the campus of SCCC to announce her decision. Nascimento signed with the Lady Eagles for 2007, where she will be competing in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

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The nationally-ranked Seward County Community College softball team dropped 3-of-4 games on the road this past weekend against Neosho County Community College and Butler Community College in Region VI District doubleheaders. On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Saints dropped game-one to the Lady Panthers 3-2, before collecting a 9-3 win in Chanute, Kan. The Lady Saints were then swept for the first time this season at Butler C.C. 13-3 (five-innings) and 17-8 (six-innings) in El Dorado. No. 11 Seward County falls to 45-9 overall, remains 13-1 in the Jayhawk West and drops to 13-3 in the Region VI District standings.

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With one week remaining in the Jayhawk West Conference regular season, the Seward County Community College baseball team sits alone in first-place in the conference standings and in the Region VI Western Division standings. The Saints continued to play well on Sunday afternoon sweeping Barton County Community College, 6-3 and 4-1, at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The two victories guarantee Seward of a home playoff berth in the First Round of the Region VI Tournament, May 5-6. The Saints are the only team in the Jayhawk West who control their own destiny to win the conference and to place first in the Western Division for Region VI seedings.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team moved into first-place in the Jayhawk West Conference on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep against Garden City Community College at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints won 5-4 and 12-11, behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Eric Everson in game-one, and two grand slams from sophomores, Tanner Rindels and Erik Hegstad, in game-two. The Saints are now in sole possession of first-place in the Jayhawk West and own a tie-breaker over both second-place Butler Community College and third-place Garden City Community College. Seward improves to 31-19 overall and 18-8 in the Jayhawk West, while Garden City falls to 28-18 overall and to 13-9 in league play.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team finished an eight game road trip yesterday with a conference doubleheader split against Butler Community College. The Saints earned their sixth road victory in seven games, in game-one, behind two home runs and five RBI from sophomore Tanner Rindels. SCCC lost game-two, 12-2, as Butler hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the 10 run mercy rule into effect. Seward and Butler entered play on Thursday with a share of the conference lead and remained tied at the top of the conference with each team posting a 16-8 league record. Seward County is now 29-19 overall, after going 6-2 on their recent road trip.

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For the first time in over a month, the Seward County Community College softball team was on the losing end of a game. The No. 11 Lady Saints split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader against Barton County Community College on Lady Saints Softball Field Thursday afternoon. The Lady Saints improved their school-record winning streak to 22 games after a 10-5 victory in game-one, and also improved their home field record this season to a perfect 17-0. In game-two, the Lady Saints suffered their first loss, 5-1, since losing game-one against Glendale Community College (4-3) on March 18, their first day of their spring break trip to Arizona. Seward County is now 44-6 overall, 13-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference and remain 12-0 in Region VI District standings.

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Seward County Community College sophomore volleyball player, Juliana Nascimento, has announced she will sign a National Collegiate Athletic Association letter of intent with Division II Lock Haven University. Nascimento and the Lady Saints volleyball program will hold a press conference on Monday, April 23 at 1 p.m. in the All-American Room, located on the campus of SCCC. Nascimento will sign with the Lady Eagles who participate in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, and are located in Lock Haven, Pa. All local media members, SCCC Boosters, and Lady Saints volleyball supporters are encouraged to join Juliana as she makes her decision official to play at Lock Haven University for the 2007-08 school year.
The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College sophomore, Sarah Venegas, the NJCAA Division I Softball Player of the Week, for the week ending April 14. Venegas led the No. 11 Lady Saints to a 4-0 week with a doubleheader sweep against Brown Mackie College (10-2 and 17-0) and a sweep at Barton County Community College (10-2 and 9-0). Venegas is the fourth Seward County player this season to be named either NJCAA Player or Pitcher of the Week. The Seward County softball program has now had seven players who have been tabbed a National Player of Pitcher of the Week.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College sophomore, Sarah Venegas, the NJCAA Division I Softball Player of the Week, for the week ending April 14. Venegas led the No. 11 Lady Saints to a 4-0 week with a doubleheader sweep against Brown Mackie College (10-2 and 17-0) and a sweep at Barton County Community College (10-2 and 9-0). Venegas is the fourth Seward County player this season to be named either NJCAA Player or Pitcher of the Week. The Seward County softball program has now had seven players who have been tabbed a National Player of Pitcher of the Week.

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The Seward County Community College softball team continues to climb in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 poll. The Lady Saints (43-5) moved up three places in the poll to No. 11, after ranking 14th in last weeks poll. It is the fifth straight week that Seward County has been ranked in the Top 20 poll. During the last week, Seward County swept doubleheaders from Barton County Community College (10-2, 9-0), Cloud County Community College (13-3, 23-7) and Colby Community College (16-2, 14-1). The Lady Saints are 40-2 over their last 42 games, including a 17 game winning streak and a current 21 game winning streak.

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After winning their sixth consecutive game (five on the road), the Seward County Community College baseball team had a disastrous finish in game-two, splitting a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at Pratt Community College on Wednesday night. Seward County won their fifth straight road game with a 5-1 victory in the opener and then dropped the nightcap, 6-5 in a nine-inning contest that Seward County led 5-3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Seward County remains in a tie for first-place with a 28-18 overall record and 15-7 record in the Jayhawk West Conference. Sixth-place Pratt snapped a nine game losing streak against the Saints and improve to 15-29 overall and to 8-12 in the conference standings.

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The Seward County Community College softball team put the eight run mercy rule into effect in both games against Colby Community College, 16-2 (five-innings) and 14-1 (five-innings), on Tuesday afternoon in a Region VI District doubleheader at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. Seward County batted .552 (32-for-58) in the doubleheader, as they sent the defending Jayhawk West Conference champs home after 10 innings of play. Seward County remains in first-place in both the Jayhawk West Conference (12-0) and the Region VI District (12-0) as they improve to 43-5 overall this season, and extend their school record winnings streak to 21 games. No. 14 nationally-ranked Seward County also improves their overall team winning percentage to .896, ranking second in the NJCAA behind only No. 18 Central Alabama, who is currently 39-4 (.929) overall this season.

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As the wins keep coming for the Seward County Community College softball team, so do the record setting performances that the Lady Saints players continue to break. Seward County has now won a school record 19 straight games with a Jayhawk West and Region VI District doubleheader sweep against Cloud County Community College 13-3 and 23-7, on Monday afternoon in Concordia. Seward County sophomore Sarah Venegas had five RBI yesterday, giving her 64 for the season, breaking the all-time school record for RBI in a single-season. Freshman Rachel Balencia broke the all-time school record for triples in a single-season with seven. Balencia hit two triples in the doubleheader against Cloud County.

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After a slow start to the season, the Seward County Community College baseball team has moved into a tie for first-place in the Jayhawk West Conference. The Saints have now won 11-of-14 games since returning from their spring break trip, and swept Barton County Community College 17-7 (five-innings) and 10-5, at Lawson-Biggs Field in Great Bend, tying Butler Community College for first-place in the Western Division. The Saints scored nine runs in the third inning and eight runs in the fourth inning in game-one, along with a six run inning in game-two, propelling them in their second road sweep in consecutive days. Seward County improves to 27-17 overall and to 14-6 in the Western Division. Barton County falls to 25-17 overall and to 11-7 in conference competition.

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The Seward County Community College freshmen pitching duo of Christian Kowalchuk and Tomas Cruz led the Saints to a Jayhawk West Conference baseball doubleheader sweep on the road over Colby Community College, 7-0 and 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Colby. Kowalchuk threw a seven-inning complete game in the Saints 7-0 shutout in game-one, while Cruz also pitched a seven-inning complete game in the nightcap to help pace the Saints in their first road sweep of the season. Third-place Seward County improves to 25-17 overall and to 12-6 in the Jayhawk West/Region VI standings. Fourth-place Colby falls to 23-16 overall and to 10-8 in the Jayhawk West/Region VI standings.

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Seward County Community College womenís basketball coach Toby Wynn has announced the signing of six incoming student-athletes for the 2007-08 school year. The six high school seniors that inked National Junior College Athletic Association letters of intent with the Lady Saints program are LaNell Taylor (Houston, Texas), Raegan Broadie (Ashland, Kan.) Karen Brown (Belleville, Kan.), Amanda Pierson (Belleville, Kan.), Stephani Rhoten (Canyon, Texas) and Bailey Crandall (Deerfield, Kan). Seward County finished the 2006-07 season with a 36-2 overall record and a No. 2 ranking in the final NJCAA Top 25 poll. The Lady Saints won the Jayhawk West Conference, the Region VI Tournament and placed third at the NJCAA National Tournament this past season.

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The Seward County Community College softball team tied their longest winning streak of the season after sweeping a doubleheader at Barton County Community College, 10-2 (six-innings) and 9-0 (five-innings) on Thursday afternoon, extending their current streak to 17 games. Both games were shortened due to the eight-run mercy rule, which is put into effect after five innings of play. Seward County has now posted run-rule victories in 16 games this season, including six of their last nine games. The No. 14 Lady Saints improve to 39-5 overall this season and remain 10-0 in the Jayhawk West and 8-0 in Region VI D-I District play. Barton County, who is on NJCAA/KJCCC probation this season, falls to 14-32 overall.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College baseball players Kai Kirby and Christian Kowalchuk as the National Division I National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 7. The Saints went 3-1 last week with a doubleheader sweep against Cloud County Community College and a conference split at Hutchinson Community College. The Seward County baseball program has now had six players who have been named National Player or Pitcher of the Week.

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For the second straight week, the National Junior College Athletic Association has named a Seward County Community College softball pitcher as the Division I National Pitcher of the Week. Lady Saints sophomore right-handed pitcher Dana McLaren has received the award a week after teammate, Stephanie McCarthy, was named NJCAA Pitcher of the Week. McLaren, a Frontenac, Kan., native led the Lady Saints to a 3-0 week, pitching in all three games and earning three wins in two starts and one relief appearance. McLaren tallied a 1.87 earned run average with seven strikeouts in 15 innings pitched last week.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader against Dodge City Community College on Wednesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints dropped game-one 4-3 and won the nightcap 10-1. Seward County had four home runs hit by Tanner Rindels (two), Stu Schlemeyer, Kai Kirby and Toby Davis as the Saints have now split 16 doubleheaders this season. The Saints remain in second-place in the Jayhawk West standings with a 10-6 record and are now 23-17 overall this season. Dodge City remains in seventh-place in the Jayhawk West with a 6-14 record and are now 15-25 overall this season.

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For the second week in a row the Seward County Community College softball team has moved up in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Top 20 poll. The Lady Saints are now ranked 14th in the country after continuing their dominating season where they have won 15 consecutive games. Last week Seward County received a No. 17 ranking, and for two straight weeks the Lady Saints were ranked 20th in the nation. Seward County is currently 37-5 overall and are in first-place in both the Jayhawk West Conference (10-0) and the NJCAA D-I Region VI District standings (8-0).

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Seward County Community College sophomore menís basketball player Michael Tyree signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon with NCAA Division I Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, N.Y.). The 5-foot-11-inch guard from Somerset, N.J. signed his letter of intent in the SCCC All-American room located on the campus of SCCC. Tyree signed with the Seawolves for 2007-08, where he will be playing in the American East Conference. Today was the first official day of the late signing period for NCAA athletic programs to sign incoming student athletes to a national letter of intent. Tyree is the first player that the Seawolves have signed during the late signing period.

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The record breaking season for the Seward County Community College softball team continued on Tuesday afternoon with a pair of non-conference run-rule victories against Brown Mackie College 10-2 (five-innings) and 17-0 (five-innings) at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. The Lady Saints have now won 15 straight games, and have won 34 of their last 36 games played. Seward County launched five home runs against Brown Mackie, with five players posting homers to break the single-season team record for home runs. The previous record was set last season with 46 home runs. The No. 17 Lady Saints now have 51 home runs for the season. Seward County improves to 37-5 overall and remains 10-0 in the Jayhawk West and 8-0 in District play. Brown Mackie falls to 4-18 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College womenís basketball program has helped raise $2,225 for the American Cancer Society with their 12th annual Three-Point Attack. SCCC fans, boosters and parents pledged a flat donation or pledged a donation per three-point basket that the Lady Saints team made this season. It was a record breaking season for Lady Saints basketball as they made a school record 250 three-point baskets this year. The Three-Point Attack donation goes to help support the American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services. Currently over $800,000 worth of American Cancer Society funded research programs are in progress in Kansas.

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Former Seward County Community College baseball player and current first baseman at Central Missouri State University, Josh Paul, has been named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Paul, a 6-foot-5-inch senior was the only NCAA Division II player listed among five NCAA D-I players who were tabbed as National Players of the Week on Monday. Paul batted .696 with six home runs, 16 hits, 19 RBI and 11 runs scored in the Mulesí six victories.

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Seward County Community College sophomore menís basketball player Michael Tyree will hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. in the SCCC All-American Room, to announce where he will sign a national letter of intent for the 2007-08 academic school year. Tyree, a 5-foot-11-inch guard broke the all-time Seward County single-season three-point record with 100 this year. Tyree led the Region VI and ranked sixth in the nation in 3-point field goals. Tyree finished the season averaging 17.8 points per game. All media members, Saints Boosters, Saints basketball fans and SCCC supporters may attend the signing on Wednesday in the All-American room located on the second floor of the SCCC Student Activities Building.
The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader with Hutchinson Community College on Saturday afternoon at Hobart-Deter Field in Hutchinson. The Saints defeated the Dragons 7-1 in game-one and Hutchinson came back with a 6-5 victory in the nightcap. Seward County is now 22-16 overall and 9-5 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Hutchinson is now 20-15 overall and 9-9 in Jayhawk West competition.

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Seward County Community College freshman womenís basketball player Tegan Cunningham has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association First Team All-American. Cunningham was named a First Team All-American by the NJCAA after leading the Lady Saints basketball team to a 36-2 overall record. Cunningham is the seventh first team selection in SCCC history, and 14th All-American selection ever in the history of the Seward County womenís basketball program. Cunningham is also the second ever freshman from Seward County to be named a First Team All-American. She was one of only two freshman named to the NJCAA First Team this season.

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The Seward County Community College baseball doubleheader against Barton County Community College scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled for Monday, April 16 at 1 p.m. at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints (21-15, 8-4) next scheduled Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader will be on Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. against Hutchinson Community College (19-14, 8-8) at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.
The Seward County Community College softball team has moved up to No. 17 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 softball poll. This past week Seward County went 4-0 with two doubleheader sweeps over Clarendon College and Neosho County C.C. The Lady Saints spent two weeks at No. 20 in the NJCAA poll before receiving their third straight ranking on Wednesday. Seward County joins Butler Community College (No. 19) as the only softball programs in the Division I poll from within the Region VI. The Lady Saints are currently 35-5 after picking up a doubleheader sweep over Garden City C.C. Tuesday in Garden City.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College softball players Jennifer Collins and Stephanie McCarthy as the National Division I Player and Pitcher of the week, respectively, for the week ending March 30. The Lady Saints were led by Collins and McCarthy during their perfect 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps against Cloud County Community College and Clarendon College. The Seward County softball program has now had five players who have been named National Player or Pitcher of the Week.

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The Seward County Community College softball team swept a Region VI doubleheader against Garden City Community College 13-3 and 6-5 on Tuesday afternoon at Garden City, Kan. The No. 20 Lady Saints made a rally in the seventh inning of game-two, scoring three runs on a two-run home run by Jennifer Collins and a RBI from Sarah Venegas to comeback and defeat Garden City, and to extend their current winning streak to 13 games. Seward County remains in first-place in both the Jayhawk West and Region VI standings. SCCC improves to 35-5 overall, remains 8-0 in the Jayhawk West and moves to 8-0 in the Region VI standings. Garden City falls to 13-13 overall, remains 5-3 in conference and drops to 5-7 in Region VI play.

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Seward County Community College archery instructor and assistant tennis coach, Greg Scruggs, placed 12th in the barebow division at the National Archery Association Indoor Championship competition. Scruggs competed in the Wichita (North) regional March 9-11, where his score placed him at the top of the regional standings and placing him 12th among all participants around the United States. Scruggs is currently in his sixth year at SCCC, where he is an instructor and also a coach for the nationally-ranked menís and womenís tennis teams. Last year in the same competition Scruggs placed 13th in the nation.

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The Seward County Community College softball team swept a Region VI District doubleheader from Neosho County Community College 9-1 and 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field. Seward County had seven hits from their top three hitters in their line-up in game-one and used a solo home run from Lili Franco and a RBI single from Sarah Venegas in game-two to help the Lady Saints extend their 11 game winning streak. Sophomore Meisha Patterson recorded three stolen bases in game-one giving her 19 for the season, breaking the all-time Seward County single-season stolen base record of 18, which Patterson set in 2006 during her freshman season.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team used a team effort on Sunday afternoon to sweep a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader from Cloud County Community College 11-2 and 12-2 (five innings) at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints hitters collected 29 base hits and their pitching staff posted two complete games from freshmen Christian Kowalchuk and Tomas Cruz, as Seward County marked their longest winning streak of the season with three straight victories. The Saints improve to 21-15 overall this season and to 8-4 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Cloud County falls to 10-19 overall and to 2-10 in conference play.

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