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The No. 14 Seward County Community College volleyball team won the Midland College Tournament last weekend with a perfect 5-0 tournament record at Lady Chaps Center in Midland, Texas. The Lady Saints won three matches on Friday and two matches on Saturday. Seward County freshman outside hitter Dan Yang was named Tournament Most Valuable Player and freshman Jelena Simic was also named to the All-Tournament Team. The Lady Saints have now won 17 of their last 19 matches. Seward County improves to 22-5 overall this season.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association announced yesterday that Seward County Community College sophomore volleyball player Katy Troutman was named the NJCAA National Libero of the Week. Troutman, a 5-foot-4-inch libero from Broken Arrow, Okla., was named the nations top defensive player after averaging 3.4 digs per game last week. Troutmanís impressive week included breaking the SCCC all-time record for digs in a career, a record that stood for the past eight years. Troutman broke the all-time single-season record for digs this past season as a freshman (777). Troutman is the second player this season to earned National Player of the Week honors, after freshman Dan Yang received the honor on Sept. 12.

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Revenge was sweet for the Seward County Community College volleyball team on Wednesday night as they defeated Garden City Community College 30-23, 30-25, 30-18 in a Jayhawk West/NJCAA D-I Region VI match at the Green House in Liberal. After dropping a match earlier in the season at home to GCCC, the No. 14 nationally-ranked Lady Saints didnít let the Lady Broncbusters escape with a victory this time with a dominating win. Seward County stays atop the Jayhawk West standings with a perfect 5-0 conference mark. SCCC improves to 19-5 overall this season and Garden City falls to 16-9 overall and to 2-2 in the Jayhawk West.

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Five Seward County Community College womenís tennis players posted victories and both doubles pairs collected wins as the Lady Saints recorded a 10-10 overall singles and doubles record last weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Tournament in Overland Park, Kan. The ITA Regional advances all tournament champions to the ITA National Tournament later this fall. SCCC freshman Fabiola Wisnesky led the Lady Saints with three victories in tournament competition. SCCC finished tournament play without advancing any players to the ITA National Tournament. The Lady Saints are now 32-22 overall this fall in singles and doubles match play.

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This past weekend the Seward County Community College tennis team competed at the International Tennis Association Regional Tournament where the champions advance to the ITA National Tournament later this fall. The Saints didnít have any players qualify for nationals, but several players collected victories at the tournament in Overland Park, Kan. In singles play, sophomores Roberto Gomez, Victor Mesquita and Rogerio Yamamoto paced SCCC with two wins each. The Saints are now 49-42 overall this fall in singles and doubles match competition.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team capped off a three day Wyo-Braska Shootout weekend with a victory against Sheridan Community College 30-14, 30-32, 30-27, 30-19, Saturday afternoon in Torrington, Wyo., on the campus of Eastern Wyoming College. Freshmen standouts Dan Yang and Jelena Simic led SCCC to the victory each recording 30 kills. The No. 14 ranked Lady Saints have now won 13 of their last 15 matches and improved to 8-2 against opponents on a neutral court. The Lady Saints are now 18-5 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team is finding out why Western Nebraska Community College is the No. 1 ranked team in the nation. Western Nebraska (27-1) defeated the Lady Saints at the Northeastern Colorado Tournament last weekend, snapping a three match winning streak. Then last night, Seward County fell to Western Nebraska 20-30, 17-30, 20-30, at the Wyo-Braska Shootout, snapping their nine match winning streak that started after their previous loss to the Lady Cougars. Seward County did post three victories on Friday defeating Casper College, Northwestern Wyoming and Miles Community College before falling to Western Nebraska. Seward County is now 17-5 overall this season.

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After sweeping their competition on Thursday at the Wyo-Braska Shootout, the No. 14 ranked Lady Saints kept their winning streak alive with a victory over Casper College (30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 30-28) in a non-conference match in Torrington, Wyo. Seward County has now won seven straight matches, tying the programs longest winning streak under third year head coach Bert Luallen. Seward County entered Friday after winning both matches on Thursday against Eastern Wyoming College and Laramie County Community College. Seward County improves to 15-4 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team opened play at the Wyo-Braska Shootout today with a non-conference victory on the home floor of Eastern Wyoming College (30-24, 30-19, 30-24) in Torrington, Wyo. The No. 14 ranked Lady Saints were led by freshman Dan Yangís 20 kills, and the Region VI Player of the Week, Jelena Simic, who collected 10 kills, six digs and two blocks. Seward County improves their overall record to 13-4 this season.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association released their Top 20 volleyball poll today and Seward County Community College made it back into the national poll with a No. 14 ranking. Following a 5-1 week with victories over previous No. 10 ranked Northeastern Colorado J.C., and Casper College, McCook C.C., Colby C.C. and Lamar C.C. the Lady Saints pick up their second national ranking of the season. Seward County joins Jayhawk West opponents Barton County Community College (No. 10) and Hutchinson Community College (No. 15) in the Top 20 poll. Seward Countyís only loss last week came against Western Nebraska Community College (24-1), who remains ranked the No. 1 ranked team in the nation.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team is beginning their sixth year of involvement with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties organization. The Saints have scheduled eight major events with BBBS for 2007-2008, which includes all 30 players on their current roster, with the little brothers and little sisters of the organization.

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Three Seward County Community College womenís tennis players posted perfect records and the Lady Saints finished with a 9-3 record last Friday at the Bethany College Tournament in Lindsborg, Kan. Tournament competition was ended Friday due to rain on Saturday. Sophomore Erica Herrera and freshmen Valerie Stevens and Alyssa Larson each went 2-0 on Friday afternoon. Seward County played against five four-year programs and one junior college. The Lady Saints improve their fall season record to 22-12 overall.

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The Seward County Community College menís tennis team continued their fall season last week playing on Friday at the Bethany College Tournament in Lindsborg, Kan. The Saints played only one day of competition after play was cancelled on Saturday due to inclement weather. Seward County competed against four-year and junior college competition in the top two flights, while posting an 18-9 overall record in singles and doubles competition. The Saints had four singles players and one doubles team record perfect records on Friday afternoon. Seward County is now 41-22 overall, which including all singles and doubles competition this fall season.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team won their fourth straight match on Monday evening with a road victory at Dodge City Community College 30-16, 30-23, 28-30, 30-14. The Lady Saints remain tied for first-place in the Jayhawk West Conference with a perfect 4-0 mark and improve to 12-4 overall. Seward County used Monday evening as an opportunity to play their entire roster, resting standout freshmen Dan Yang and Jelena Simic until the fourth game of the match. Ninth-place Dodge City falls to 2-10 overall and to 0-4 in Jayhawk West competition.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team defeated No. 10 Northeastern Colorado Junior College 30-23, 28-30, 30-25, 30-20 on Saturday afternoon at the Northeastern Colorado Tournament in Sterling, Colo. The SCCC victory marks the first defeat over a NJCAA Division I nationally ranked opponent since Nov. 14 2004 (No. 11 Barton County). Seward County went 3-1 overall at the Northeastern Colorado Tournament with victories over N.E. Colorado, Casper College, McCook Community College and a loss against No. 1 Western Nebraska Community College. Seward County improves to 11-4 overall and remains 3-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 2-0 in the NJCAA D-I Region VI. Seward County has now won six of their last seven matches and nine of their last 11 overall.

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The SCCC Lady Saints won their first five-game match of the season on Saturday morning in a victory over Casper College at the Northeastern Colorado Tournament in Sterling, Colo. Seward County defeated Casper 29-31, 30-21, 27-30, 30-21, 15-5 to improve their record to 2-1 in tournament play. Seward County started the Northeastern Colorado Tournament on Friday against No. 1 Western Nebraska Community College (20-1) and McCook Community College (5-9). The Lady Saints led early against Western Nebraska (7-1 in game-one) but werenít able to pull off the upset as the Lady Cougars defeated SCCC 30-25, 30-21, 30-20. Seward County won their second match Friday night defeating McCook C.C. 30-18, 30-22, 30-17.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team remained undefeated in Jayhawk West Conference play defeating Colby Community College 30-20, 24-30, 30-22, 30-26 on Wednesday night at the Green House in Liberal. The Lady Saints picked up their second win against Colby this season following a two-game match victory last weekend at the Colby Tournament. The victory places Seward County with the most wins in the conference (3-0) and improves their overall record to 8-3. Colby drops their first conference game of the season (1-1) and is now 8-4 overall.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College freshman Dan Yang as the NJCAA D-I Volleyball Player of the Week, for the week ending Sept. 8. Yang, an outside hitter from Beijing, China, led Seward County to three victories last week with 72 kills, 17 digs, nine blocks, seven service aces and a .454 hitting percentage. Yang becomes the fourth player in the history of the SCCC volleyball program to be named NJCAA Player of the Week.

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The Seward County Community College menís tennis team represented junior college tennis well last weekend at the Wichita Collegiate Tennis Tournament. Sophomore Luis Cabizuca and freshmen Ivan Michelli and Mauricio Ouriques all won their respective brackets, competing against both junior college and four-year players. The Saints tallied a 23-13 overall record with three players recording a perfect 4-0 record, and two other players winning three matches each. Seward County welcomes back six players from last seasonís team that finished in 9th place at the NJCAA National Tournament.

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The Seward County Community College womenís tennis team competed at the Wichita Collegiate Tennis Tournament last weekend. The Lady Saints went a combined 9-9 in single-s and doubles competition. Freshman Valerie Stephens finished as a singles runner-up with a 3-1 overall record and sophomore Erica Herrera also tallied a 3-1 mark. The Wichita Collegiate Tournament is designed for junior college and four-year tennis programs to compete against each other in every flight category.

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Freshman Jelena Simic was nearly perfect in leading the Seward County Community College volleyball team to a three game match victory over Lamar Community College on Wednesday night at the Green House. Simic, a 5-foot-9-inch outside hitter led the No. 19 ranked Lady Saints with a .882 hitting percentage and five service aces in their 30-6, 30-22, 30-20 victory over the Lady Runniní Lopes. Seward County improves to 7-3 overall and remains 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 1-0 in the NJCAA D-I Region VI. Lamarís loss drops them to 2-14 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team went 2-1 at the Colby Community College Tournament on Saturday in Colby, Kan. The No. 19 ranked Lady Saints opened play with back-to-back three game matches, defeating Otero Junior College 30-28, 30-32, 15-6 and falling to No. 22 (D-II) North Platte Community College 30-23, 26-30, 13-15. SCCC completed the non-conference tournament action with a convincing two-game victory over host school Colby C.C., 30-17, 30-16. Seward County improves to 6-3 overall, and remains 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 1-0 in the NJCAA D-I Region VI.

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The past two seasons, five Seward County Community College softball players helped lead the Lady Saintsí program to the most victories ever in a two year span. Former SCCC Lady Saints Haley Martin, Dana McLaren, Stephanie McCarthy, Meisha Patterson and Diana Sanchez are moving on to play at the NCAA and NAIA level after helping the Lady Saints to an 86-35 overall record during the past two years. This record breaking sophomore class also guided Seward County to a 25-5 Jayhawk West record and to the 2006 NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament Championship.

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The No. 19 ranked Seward County Community College volleyball team defeated Cloud County Community College 31-29, 30-19, 27-30 and 30-19 in a Jayhawk West Conference match Wednesday night at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia, Kan. Seward County tallied a .331 hitting percentage and tied a season-high eight team blocks in their conference road victory. The Lady Saints improve to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference and to 1-0 in NJCAA D-I Region VI competition. Cloud County falls to 2-7 overall, 0-2 in conference and to 0-1 in NJCAA D-I Region VI competition.

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