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Basketball Preview Night tips off Oct. 23

September 29, 2014
Fans can get a glimpse of the 2012-13 men’s and women’s basketball teams and witness preseason shenanigans during the free Basketball Preview Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23, in the Green House.
Crusader photo/Maria Lara
The Lady Saints try to block a kill from the Hutchinson Blue Dragons. Seward only recorded four blocks for the game and was swept 3-1 by the Blue Dragons.

Seward winning record diminishing

September 25, 2014
It’s been a lose-win-lose-win-lose kind of week for the Lady Saints. Inconsistency is an evident factor coming from the team lately, as they haven’t been able to get back to their winning streak from the beginning of the season. In the beginning, the Lady Saints were ahead of the game and defeating their competition, but now their record is leveling out, now at 12-10, as they get further into their season.
Crusader photo/Maria Lara
Carolina Gasparini digs the ball in an effort to return a kill attempt from the Hutchinson Blue Dragons. Gasparini ended the night Sept. 17 with nine kills and 13 digs.

Gasparini on and off the court

September 25, 2014
Carolina Dias Gasparini has been one of the leading ladies for Seward volleyball in kills this season. She logged nine kills and 13 digs against one of Seward’s biggest rivals, the Hutchinson Blue Dragons, but there’s more to this athlete than can be seen on the court.
Brandon Rix runs to home plate during the Saints scrimmage against Clarendon College. Rix, an infielder for the Saints, earned the NJCAA Superior Academic Award last year. Crusader photo/Maria Lara

Saints optimistic for spring season

September 11, 2014
The Saints baseball team continued their fall scrimmages with games against Colorado Lightning and Clarendon College this past weekend. Galen McSpadden, head baseball coach, said, “I liked what I saw this weekend. As long as I can see progress, and that was on the mound, and that was defensively, and that was at the plate, so that’s encouraging.”
Crusader photo/Diana Chavira
The Lady Saints celebrate a score during their first home match against Dodge City Conquistadors. So far this season, the team stands at a 9-4.

Lady Saints close in on another win

September 11, 2014
It’s safe to say that the Lady Saints volleyball team has been displaying superlative teamwork in every set they play. The team had their first home game against the Dodge City Community College Conquistadors, and took the match in a sweep of three sets.
Kowalchuk checks in as coach for Razorbacks

Kowalchuk checks in as coach for Razorbacks

September 11, 2014
Christian Kowalchuk has a few baseball firsts. Two are the first and only Saskatchewan baseball player to play in a NCAA Division 1 baseball College World Series(2009), and also, first and only Canadian to date to coach baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks of the Southeastern Conference, one of the premier conferences in all the nation. Kowalchuk is currently a full time assistant at the University of Arkansas.
Crusader photo/Diana Chavira
Thayna Silva, ready for the ball to return, never failed to call for the ball or communicate with her team.

Thayna returns stronger than ever

September 10, 2014
When Thayna Silva tore her ACL in preseason last year, she shared that it was, “the worst thing that could’ve happened,” Silva said. In fact she was ready to quit volleyball altogether.
Volleyball coach is set for Lady Saints

Volleyball coach is set for Lady Saints

May 2, 2014
Thais Baziquetto-Allen is the new assistant volleyball coach for the Lady Saints. She is from Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her being from Brazil is very convenient since there are three women from Brazil on the Lady Saints Volleyball team.
Crusader photo/ Jakub Stepanovic
Niem Stevenson, who was named an NJCAA All-American, drives to the lane against Hutchinson.  The Saints freshman averaged 19.3 points per game on the year, 1.6 steals and 5.3 rebounds per game.

All-American: Stevenson keeps streak alive, 4th straight year Saints have an NJCAA All-American

May 2, 2014
After one of the best freshmen years in Seward County history, Niem Stevenson took home a NJCAA 3rd team All-American award.
Courtesy photo/ Roy Allen
Seward struggled on Friday, April 12, to keep the Trojans off of the bases as they lost their first series to them at 16-5.

Saints struggle in conference

May 2, 2014
The Seward County Saints go into postseason play this weekend in a do or die situation. They will play a best two out of three series with Neosho on Saturday and Sunday. With two wins, they will advance as one of the top eight teams to the Region VI Championships in Wichita next week, or with two losses, their season will be over.
Courtesy photo/ Roy Allen
Pokey Ewell, 5-1 right handed hitter, is about to sprint to base after hitting from home base on April 24 against Colby Lady Trojans. Ewell put Seward in the lead 5-3 in the second inning.

Lady Saints enter Region VI tourney with winning streak

May 2, 2014
The Lady Saints softball team has really hit it off this season, winning nine out of 11 games since April 12. Seward will enter the Region VI Tournament with a seven-game winning streak on Saturday in Garden City.
Courtesy photo/ Jackie Arnold
Kathryn Roohan, sophomore and captain for the Lady Saints women’s tennis team serves at a match on Saturday, April 27 in Wichita.

Battle for NJCAA Nationals

May 1, 2014
The Lady Saints tennis team had the highest finish since 2008 on Saturday, April 27 in Wichita for the Region VI Tournament.
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