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.
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.