On March 17, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., the Pratt Community College men's basketball team will face Trinity Valley Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) D-1 Tournament. PCC is the #21 seed and Trinity Valley, from Athens, Texas is the #12 seed. The winner of the matchup will face the #5 seed, Northeastern Junior College, from Sterling, Colo.
Pratt Community College baseball traveled to Salina, Kan. on March 12 to play the Kansas Wesleyan JV team in a double header. The Beavers were able to capture both games, winning 11-0 and 10-8.
In game one, the Beavers combined for 17 hits. Shortstop Trey Trahan led the way going 4-4 with a double and scoring a pair of runs. Other players with multiple hits in the game include Jake Hamerle, Aaron Berenson, BJ Dean, Austin Resser and Nolan Rush. In 21 games PCC baseball has scored 116 runs, averaging approximately 5.5 runs per game.
Your Beaver men’s basketball team won the Region VI tournament on March 8 over Hutchinson at Koch Arena in Wichita. The final score read 77-69 Beavers, qualifying for the National Tournament in Hutchinson for the 1st time since 2005, and only the fourth time in school history. The win puts the team at 22-12 for the year.
Despite Cassie Kelly's 2-4 performance at the plate on March 9, the Beavers took a 13-5 loss at the hands of Dodge City. Two of the Beavers' runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Kelly. She homered in the first inning and singled in the third inning. Fern Garcia was charged with the loss. She allowed nine runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked two and struck out one.
After finishing the 2013-2014 season at the NJCAA National Tournament, the Beaver wrestling team will now head into the off season and train for the international circuit.
Redshirts Brandon Kahlenbeck and Tom Gettinger will be competing in the ASICS FILA Junior National Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 15-19, 2014. This will be the first time Pratt will have anyone compete in this tournament. This is a stepping stone for the program and the Pratt Olympic Regional Training Center. Competitors include all divisions and current members of the USA Olympic and World Teams.
On March 4, KJCCC Commissioner Bryce Roderick released the names of the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference Team. Two PCC athletes were named to the team for the KJCCC Western division.
Sophomore Tatiana Grant of Milwaukee, Wis., pictured on the left, was named MVP of the Year and to the All-Conference First Team. Sophomore Elle Stein of Spearville, Kan., pictured on the right, was named All-Conference Honorable Mention.
The Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College is proud to feature the works of Virgil Penner during the month of March. In one of the largest exhibits in the gallery’s recent history, Penner displays a brilliant collection primarily composed of acrylic paintings.
Many of the paintings represent farmhouses and pastoral scenes with a whimsical twist. Penner explains a philosophy that a former art teacher passed along to him: If you’re going to paint a picture exactly like a picture, just take a picture.
The Pratt Wrestling Team qualified six wrestlers to the NJCAA National Tournament in Spokane, Wash., on Feb. 28 to compete for All-American honors and a national title. Of the six qualifiers, one tabbed All-American honors by placing seventh in the country at 174 pounds. Cody Carson had a great tournament by advancing to the quarterfinals for the Beavers on the first day before dropping his quarterfinal match and then advancing to the second day with a win to claim All-American status.