The Pratt Community College men's basketball team heads to the off-season celebrating the successes of the 2013-2014 season.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Jesse Shaw, pictured at right, was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District VI Coach of the Year and Kansas Basketball Coach Association (KBCA) Junior College Coach of the Year.
The women’s basketball team has added seven Kansas athletes to the 2014-2015 roster. These seven athletes have had great high school careers and they are excited to embark on the journey of college basketball at Pratt Community College.
“After losing the majority of our starters and scoring, these freshmen will have the opportunity to come in right away and contribute to our success in 2014-2015,” said Head Coach Stephanie Thompson.
Join Pratt Community College on April 25 for the annual foundation auction, a fundraiser that supports the scholarship fund for PCC students. This year the theme is “Under the Big Top” and the evening festivities include dinner, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction, as well as a thrilling performance by PCC’s own vocal ensemble, Encore!.
The event will be held at the Pratt 4-H Center and doors open at 6 p.m. The meal including grilled chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, tossed salad, new potatoes, nachos and popcorn begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Pratt Beavers were scheduled to play a nine-inning game with the Mavericks of NOC Tonkawa, but PCC ended the game in the seventh with a score of 13-3.
It was a great day to be a hitter, and each of the players in the Pratt lineup had at least one hit, and five players had multiple hits. Gaige Webster was 4-5 with two doubles and scored three times. Justin Crouch was 2-3 with four RBIs and a home run. Scott Alvarez was 2-4 with a double. BJ Dean was 2-4 with five RBIs and two home runs. Avery Booth was 2-3.
The Beavers were able to end the weekend with a split series after dropping the first two games on April 5 against Colby.
In game one, too many free bases finally caught up with Pratt and they lost the game resulting from a leadoff walk and a PFP error in extra innings. The Beaver offense out-hit the Trojans, but it was just not enough. BJ Dean led the team with two RBIs that game.
Virgil Penner is the March “Featured Artist” in the Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College and he will be available on Friday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon to meet anyone interested in visiting with him about his artwork. This is an informal question and answer session that is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.
The Pratt Community College Beavers played a midweek double header at home with Northern Oklahoma College - Enid on March 25. The Beavers won the first game 7-3 and lost in game two by a score of 5-2.
Scott Alvarez and Skylar Dean had a nice start to the day at the plate in game one, both having two hits. Dean scored twice and Alvarez hit a double and drove in a run. Nearly everyone in the lineup contributed as six of the nine hitters had at least one hit and the same number of hitters scored at least one run.
The men’s track team has only been able to score a total of 36 points over the past five track Region VI meets. With an average of less than eight points per meet, the Pratt Beavers frequently finished towards the bottom of the region.
Now, three sprinters from Alabama and a solid group of Kansas recruits hope to turn the tide and put Pratt back on top for the 2014-2015 season.
To celebrate Women’s History Month and to illustrate her classroom curriculum, Pratt Community College instructor Rhonda Westerhaus invited a local author to come speak on campus.
On March 25, Dr. Shirle Ibeawuchi of Pratt spoke in the Linda Hunt Memorial Library about the book she co-authored, “The Dream," and the school she founded in Nigeria, which currently supports close to 150 students.