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Lady Saints take early lead, never look back

Aquila Mucubaquire lines up for the free throw. The sophomore from Mozambique shoots 75% from the line.

SCCC Athletics

December 5, 2019

The No. 15 Lady Saints basketball team exploded on an 8-0 run to start the second quarter and romped past the Allen Community College Red Devils, 85-55, on Wednesday at the Greenhouse. Seward improved to 3-0 in the Jayhawk West and 8-2 overall. Alanis Hill and Karolina Szydlowska each had 14 points to lead the Lady Saints, ...

Lady Saints battle for national title, fall short in set 5

The Lady Saints are excited about the second set win against the Lady Bulldogs, making the game a nail biter for the Saints fans. Unfortunately, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Saints in match five and the score ended 19-17.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 25, 2019

The national title game was everything a fan could want for a NJCAA D-1 volleyball championship—drama, constant lead changes, power, emotion and a "come from behind" moment. Seward County rallied from an 0-2 set deficit to force one of the greatest finishes in the tournament's history on Nov. 23 in Hutchinson. The ...

Lady Saints sweep Otero in NJCAA tourney

Thais Vieira slams the ball down for two points, helping the Lady Saints win the Region VI Championship. The sophomore middle blocker from Brazil is on her second Regional championship team.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 21, the Lady Saints began the tournament with a win against Hill College and advanced to the semi-finals against Otero. The ladies won against Otero as well, which advanced them to the NJCAA Volleyball Final 4. In set one, the Saints took a quick lead and never looked back. While it remained...

No. 5 Lady Saints fall to Midland College

The No. 5 Seward Saints suffer their first loss against Midland College in the opening round of the WNIT on Thursday at Midland. They are 4-1 overall in game play.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 22, 2019

The Lady Saints faced their first loss yesterday night against Midland college, 71-58 in the opening round of the WNIT. The Lady Chaparrals stormed out to a 12-0 lead to start the game and never looked back. The Lady Saints did not score until almost midway through the first quarter when Karolina Szydlowska nailed a three-pointer. Vanda Cuamba hit two free throws to cut the gap to...

Seward Saints win 103-54 against Bethany

The Seward Saints are 5-1 in game play. Freshman Ahmed Ibrahim drives in for a layup, getting blocked and put on the line to shoot two.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 21, the Seward Saints men's basketball team gained a 103-54 victory against Bethany College JV. Carey Page had 21 points and Branton McCrary chipped in with 14 points to lead five Seward players in double-digit scoring. Kyle Cardaci netted 11 points and Greg Johnson and Surkata Jawara each score...

Photo essay: Lady Saints dominate in Pepsi Classic

Freshman Wiktoria Kazimierowicz, plays a great defense, not letting any of the Lady Pioneers inside the lane for a layup.

Monica Gonzalez and Valeria Corrales

November 11, 2019

The Lady Saints had a busy weekend, playing against Western Oklahoma College and Friends University's JV team on Nov. 8 and 9. The Lady Saints won both games, 112-56 against Western Oklahoma and 104-64 against Friends University. On Nov. 9, The Lady Saints were led by Vanda Cuamba with a career-high of 29 points on 11-of-15, shooting from the field and L...

Photo Essay: Lady Saints claim Region VI champion title

Thais Vieira slams the ball down for two points, helping the Lady Saints win the Region VI Championship. The sophomore middle blocker from Brazil is on her second Regional championship team.

Monica Gonzalez, Social Media Director

November 11, 2019

The Lady Saints are Regional champs for the second year in a row. They claimed and defended their title last night in the greenhouse after winning straight sets in both the semi finals against Hutchinson and Colby in the final championship game. In the semi finals against Hutchinson, the Lady Saints...

Saints crush Lamar, 115-18

Lamar's Zyan Landson tries to split the Saints' half-court trap. Samuel Henderson, Texas freshman, slides along to cut him off while Kyle Cardaci, New Jersey sophomore, reaches in to slap the ball away. Cardaci was called for the foul. The Saints won the game with a lopsided score of 115-18.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 8, 2019

On Nov. 7, the Saints played against Lamar Community College and beat them with a score of 115-18. Lamar took a big loss as the Saints dominated the whole game. The Saints were sloppy to begin with, committing four turnovers and scoring only two points in the first five minutes and allowing the Runnin'...

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

Saints Stories talks to Gabe Ortiz about his recent NJCAA national tennis title and the next tournament. He will face off against D-1 schools as the lone NJCAA player left in the nation.

Kris Liggett, Monica Gonzalez, and Calen Moore

November 6, 2019

Saints tennis player Gabe Ortiz represents Seward County Community College at a unique tournament this week. The freshman from Argentina won the national NJCAA singles title last month and was invited to play in the Oracle ITA Fall championships in Newport Beach, California.  Ortiz plays his first match against Nico Mos...

Lady Saints advance to semi finals

Thais Vieira hits into two Pratt defenders. The sophomore middle blocker had four kills on the night. The Lady Saints easily won the match in three straight sets.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 6, 2019

The Lady Saints advanced to the semi finals on Nov. 5 when they won three straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, 25-9 in the first round of the Region VI playoffs. The Saints played against Pratt Community College. Despite beating Pratt rather easily twice during the regular season, Seward found itself it in a...

Saints sweep both games over the weekend in Pizza Hut Classic

On Nov. 2, the Lady Saints played against Frank Phillip College. The Saints beat them 80-68 during the Pizza Hut Classic. This puts them at 2-0 early in the season.

SCCC Athletic Department

November 4, 2019

Both SCCC men's and women's basketball teams won their home games on Saturday at the Greenhouse in the Pizza Hut Classic. The women played against Frank Phillips College and the men played against Midland College. The Lady Saints beat Frank Phillips 80-68. Frank Phillips scored the first points of...

There is a lack of Kansas athletes in Juco Sports

Gina Ballesteros shoots from the corner during a Lady Saints scrimmage. The freshman guard from Ulyssess is one of the few local Kansas athletes playing at SCCC.

Kris Liggett, Sports Reporter

November 4, 2019

Local athletes are a rare thing to see at Seward County Community College. Right now, international students are who participate the most. In JUCO basketball, Kansas student-athletes participation has fallen by 53 percent, and women's participation has fallen by 28 percent.  Two years ago, it was voted unanimously by t...

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