Archives

With a one out single in her first at bat and a steal of second base on the next pitch, Seward County Lady Saints center fielder Leah Sitter has become the school’s all-time stolen base queen with 45 career thefts. Sitter and her Lady Saints had a big day at the plate Wednesday afternoon in Liberal as they swept a Jayhawk West Conference double header 8-0 and 18-4 over the visiting Colby Lady Trojans to set up a pair of marquee matchups next week against Garden City and Butler.

» Read More

Seward County Lady Saints sophomore 1st baseman Jill Rodgers has been named the NJCAA National Player of the Week for her performances in a 6-1 week for Seward. Rodgers, a Duncan, Oklahoma native, hit .478 for the Lady Saints last week while hammering out 6 doubles, a home run, and 15 RBI's.

» Read More

Seward County Lady Saints sophomores Jill Rodgers and Sydney Cicchetti were at the forefront of a 6-1 week for Seward County at the plate and in the circle and have been rewarded with Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week awards for it.

» Read More

The Seward County Lady Saints finished up their season slate of games against the Empire Conference this weekend by taking down 1st place Trinidad State twice on Saturday before knocking off 2nd place and 18th ranked Western Nebraska on Sunday. Seward would be forced to come from behind in both games against the Lady Trojans on Saturday as they were down 3-1 in game one before winning 4-3 and were down 5-0 late in game two before coming back to win 7-5. On Sunday the Lady Saints rode the right arm of Sydney Cicchetti to a 6-0 win over the Cougars as the sophomore ace tied a career high with 14 strikeouts while pitching into the 7th with a no-hitter.

» Read More

It was a tale of two days in Great Bend this weekend for the Seward County Saints Baseball team. Seward handled Barton easily on Friday winning 6-2 and 5-3 in a double header sweep but would fall on Saturday 9-3 and 12-2 to split the series with the Cougars.

» Read More

Seward County Community College/Area Technical has announced that it will open a search for a school mascot with submissions being taken immediately. SCCC/ATS will remain the Saints but currently the 'Saint' doesn't have a face! There are no restrictions on who can submit their idea and there isn't a whole lot of work needed for you to submit your idea. People wishing for their idea to be considered are asked to submit a name for your mascot, a short story on why it should represent the Seward County Saint, your name, and phone number, it's that easy!

» Read More

The Seward County Lady Saints took the field Thursday afternoon for their second of five straight double headers at home over the next week and a half. Thursday’s opponent was the Otero Lady Rattlers, a perennial NJCAA National Tournament team that came to Liberal scuffling a little bit with a record of just 12-18. With the wind howling in from left field, the Lady Saints couldn’t find their swing at the plate in game one and would tally just 5 hits in the game, all singles as they would go down 3-1. In game two they would start to pick up the pace on offense but at the expense of their defense as they scored 9 runs on 10 hits but would finish the game with a disappointing 7 errors in a 9-5 win.

» Read More

In a miserable weather day at Lady Saints Field Tuesday afternoon with winds gusting up to 56 miles per hour and some of the infield dirt ending up in Stevens County by day’s end, the Seward County Lady Saints did a good job of brushing off, literally and figuratively, the elements to come away with a pair of run rule wins against the Barton Cougars to move back even to 2-2 in Jayhawk West Conference play.

» Read More

It is a rare day for any college baseball program at any level to say that their bullpen is their strength. This weekend at Brent Gould Field the Seward County Saints could in fact say that, as they got gutty performances out of their pen in three of four games of a crucial early season series with second place Butler to take home the series win and retain their position at the top of the conference standings.

» Read More

It was another one of those interesting days at the old ballpark on Wednesday as the Seward County Saints and the Lamar Runnin Lopes went head to head for the second time in as many weeks. Game one did not go exactly as planned for the Saints as they were blown out 16-1 in five innings while being no hit by a pair of Lamar pitchers. In game two Seward would flip the script on the Lopes as they took an early 9-1 lead before hanging on late to win 10-6 to pick up the split.

» Read More

After a week that saw them go 5-1 on a trip to Texas and Arizona, Seward County Lady Saint sophomores Leah Sitter and Sydney Cicchetti have been named the Jayhawk Conference’s Player and Pitcher of the Week.

» Read More

The Seward County Lady Saints got back to their winning ways this week with a 6-2 Spring Break trip that saw them travel to Texas and Arizona for a slew of games. Seward would win three of four against El Paso on Sunday and Monday before heading to the Phoenix area later in the week where they took a pair from Scottsdale and split a double header against a pair of top 10 teams as they knocked off Odessa before falling to South Mountain to wrap up the trip.

» Read More

After both putting together solid freshman campaigns during the 2010-2011 season, Seward County freshman Ashlynn Knoll and Mariah Lee have both been named Honorable Mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The WBCA differs from the NJCAA All-American teams in the fact that they pool all divisions together to form their teams rather than having an All-American team for each division.

» Read More

One person’s trash is certainly another’s treasure! Recently the Women’s Tennis team at Seward County Community College donated a large quantity of gently used tennis balls to the therapy team of EnduraCare Therapy Management.

» Read More

Tucked away in the southwest corner of the great state of Kansas, the small town of Liberal has seen a recent spike at their local airport which normally only has a handful of flights come in and out of it each day. For some reason the added arrivals and departures seem to be on Wednesday and Saturday nights, which point directly to a culprit that can be found in what is known as the ‘Greenhouse’ on those evenings.

» Read More

After losing a close decision to them in the fall, the Seward County Lady Saints got their 2011 started off the right way with a 5-4 victory over Newman University Thursday in Wichita. Seward would win only 1 of 3 doubles matches but would bounce back to take 4 of 6 in doubles play to come away with the 5-4 win, the same count that the Jets had knocked them off by this fall in the two teams meeting.

» Read More

The Seward County Saints opened up their 2011 Tennis season on Thursday afternoon in Wichita and did so in style as they knocked off the #21 team in NCAA Division II, the Newman Jets 5-4 to move to 1-0 on the season. The two teams played close all afternoon as Newman took 2 of 3 doubles matches before the Saints came back to win 3 of the first 5 singles matches to tie things up at 4-4. It would all come down to #6 singles where the Saints Lucas Izkovitz would start where he finished the fall with a win against Kevin Klein to give Seward the 5-4 win.

» Read More

It was not the start that they were looking for as they opened their defense of their 2010 Jayhawk West crown. The Seward County Lady Saints traveled Eastward to El Dorado Thursday afternoon for a date with their arch rival Butler Grizzlies to kick off conference play and the results were not to the gals in greens liking. Butler would get ahead early and take out Seward 7-1 in game one of the double header and would put it on the Lady Saints again in game two, coming out ahead 11-1 in the 5 inning run rule win.

» Read More

After being named All-Jayhawk Conference a week ago, Seward County Lady Saints forwards Ashlynn Knoll and Mariah Lee have been chosen for the NJCAA All-Region VI Team. Knoll was named to the Second Team while Lee was named to the Honorable Mention list after leading the Lady Saints to a 21-11 record in 2011.

» Read More

After leading Seward County to their 2nd Region VI Title Game in four years, Jeremy Jones, Marky Nolen, and Rafriel Guthrie have all been named as 2011 NJCAA All-Region VI performers.

» Read More

Off to a 13-2 start to the 2011 season, the Seward County Lady Saints have been piling up awards from the KJCCC in the early going and after sweeping the weekly conference awards for the second time in three weeks again this week, they have now claimed 5 of the 6 total awards so far this season. Michelle Duford was named the conference’s Player of the Week this week after hitting .571 in five Lady Saints games. She was 3 for 4 in Seward’s opener against Trinidad on Monday and followed that up by scoring 4 runs in the second game of the double header against the Lady Trojans. On Sunday the Lady Saints freshman would lead them to the Pratt Tournament Championship as she went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI’s in Seward’s semifinal win before extending her hitting streak to a team high 7 games in the title game win. Sydney Cicchetti picks up her third straight Pitcher of the Week award

» Read More

It was in their fingertips and then ran through it just like sand Monday night in Koch Arena in Wichita. The best in the West, the Seward County Saints and the beasts from the East, the Coffeyville Red Ravens squared off for the Region VI title and a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament on the line on Monday. Seward would look good early on as they came out fired up and held a solid lead through most of the early part of the game as they picked up steals and long rebounds and turned them into transition points to take a 20-12 lead 11 minutes in.

» Read More

For the third straight season, the Seward County Lady Saints are champions of the Pratt Tournament. Seward would get a first round bye before knocking off Northern Oklahoma 5-2 on Saturday and would then beat the home team 7-2 in the semis before blowing them out in the title game 9-1.

» Read More

In what could be considered one of the better non-conference rivalries in the area, the Seward County Saints traveled to Lamar on Wednesday to take on the Lamar Runnin Lopes. Seward would get all over the Lopes in game one of the double dip as they took an early lead before scoring seven runs in the 5th and 6th innings to come away with a 10-4 win. In game two it was Lamar who would come out on the good end of a 4-3 decision as the Lopes scored two in the 4th and then one in the 6th and one in the 7th to come away with the walkoff one run victory.

» Read More

In what should come as a surprise to no one that has tracked his progress all season long, Seward County Saints point guard Jeremy Jones has been named the Jayhawk West Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches. Jones only season in green and white has been nothing but spectacular. He led the Saints to their first Jayhawk West Championship in three seasons by leading the league in scoring at nearly 20 points per conference contest while also finishing 4th in the conference at over 4.5 assists per ballgame.
Two Seward County freshman forwards were given Jayhawk West All-Conference honors today as released by conference commissioner Bryce Roderick. Ashlynn Knoll was a 1st Team All West performer after finishing the conference season averaging 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per Jayhawk West battle. Four times Knoll scored over 20 points in a game and it seemed as if each time she upped her career high in the category. . Mariah Lee was named an Honorable Mention All-Conference pick after a rookie season in which she put up 11 points and 5 rebounds per Jayhawk West game.

» Read More

With two Seward County Saints and their coach leading the way, the Jayhawk Conference has released their 2011 All-Conference Teams. Jeremy Jones heads the Jayhawk West 1st Team All-Conference squad after a season in which he led the league in scoring in conference games. The sophomore from Chicago seemed as easy of a choice as you could have made after he finished in the top five of three different statistical categories while helping the Saints to the 2011 Jayhawk West Conference Crown. Jones was not a one man show for Seward this season as he finished 4th in the league in assists at over 4.5 per while taking high percentage shots throughout the season, shooting under 40% in a game just twice in 16 conference games. Marky Nolen was the top choice on the 2nd Team All-Conference list after putting together an unheard of eight straight double-doubles in a 7-1 stretch through the middle part of the conference schedule.

» Read More

After sweeping the KJCCC Weekly Baseball awards earlier in the week, Seward County Saints players Jordan Dallalio and Willy Gustin have been given another honor, this time by the NJCAA. Dallalio was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week after hitting .550 for Seward last week while Gustin takes home the NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week award highlighted by a pair of gutsy efforts for the Saints in the Colby series.

» Read More

As expected, the #17 Seward County Saints made short work of the hapless Labette Cardinals Tuesday night in the Greenhouse during the 1st round of the 2011 Region VI Basketball Tournament. The game was actually somewhat close early as the Saints led by just 3 eight minutes in but they quickly stretched that lead to double digits before taking a 23 point halftime lead and cruising to a 99-63 win thanks in part to some second half highlight reel dunks and drives to the basket.

» Read More

After making sure that Tuesday’s Region VI Tournament 1st round game would be played in their own back yard thanks to three straight wins to close the regular season, the Seward County Lady Saints picked up in the playoffs right where they left of the Jayhawk West schedule by frustrating opposing offenses and coming out with smiles on their faces. Seward opened the game on a 17-0 run before visiting Ft. Scott finally got on the board 8:30 into the game and would push their lead to over 20 in the first half before going into the break up 29-10. The Greyhounds would get to within 12 early on in the second half but Seward would quickly pick up their game again and take a commanding lead into the final few minutes where they would wrap up a 64-41 victory to advance to the tournament quarterfinals.

» Read More

For the first time this season, a young Seward County Lady Saints Softball team hit the road for an extended road trip. After playing 6 of their first 8 games at the friendly confines of Lady Saints Field, Seward would now have to prove their worth on the road and that they did, going 3-1 on a two day trip to Colorado to return back to Liberal 10-2 on the season. The Lady Saints would squeak out a 3-2 win in the first game of the trip against Lamar and would back that up with a 17-1 whoopin of the Lady Lopes before heading on to Trinidad. In game one against Trinidad State, Seward would fall behind early but would catch up and force the game to extra innings where they would fall 7-6. In their final game of the four game swing, the Lady Saints would pick up a 9-4 win in the thin air of the Rocky Mountains to finish their trip 3-1.

» Read More

Seward County sophomore point guard Jeremy Jones wrapped up the Jayhawk West Conference Championship this week as well as the conferences scoring title during West action, and now he has another honor headed his way as it was announced today that he has been named the Jayhawk Conference’s Player of the Week for his performances in the two Seward County wins last week. Wednesday against Garden City Jones scored 17 points, had 6 assists, and 5 rebounds while the Saints clinched the conference title outright and backed up that performance with a 21 point night on 6 of 11 shooting in the Power Plant against Butler on Saturday evening. Jones finishes his only year in the Jayhawk West as the leading scorer in conference play at nearly 20 points per game and also finishes in the top 5 in assists and free throws made.
For the second straight week, Seward County Lady Saints ace Sydney Cicchetti has been named the Jayhawk West Conference Pitcher of the Week. This time it only took the sophomore righty one game to earn the honor as she spun her 8th career shutout Wednesday in a 2 hitter against a Clarendon team averaging nearly 6 runs per game coming into the double header. She would strike out 4 Lady Bulldogs and walk just 2 while helping Seward cruise to a 9-0 win at Lady Saints Field.
If there were some positives to draw from a disappointing 2-2 split with Colby last weekend at Brent Gould Field, it was the play of sophomore 2nd baseman Jordan Dallalio and freshman lefty reliever Willy Gustin. Announced by the conference today, the two have been selected as the KJCCC Player of the Week and the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week for those performances.

» Read More