Cross Country Signs New Recruits

27 February 2014

After struggling to field a full team most of last season, the Pratt Community College men’s cross country team has signed five runners for the 2014 season. Considering that practice doesn’t begin until Aug. 1, the Beavers are well on their way to having the largest cross country team in recent Pratt history.

Recruits from New Jersey, Nebraska, Texas and Kansas highlight the current signings, with several other recruits about to join the team that hopes to bring Pratt distance running back to the national spotlight it was in during the early 2000s.

Men's and Women's Basketball Defeats Colby

24 February 2014

Your women’s and men's basketball teams both took the victory over Colby Community College on Feb. 22.

"I thought we approached the evening with little intensity and our defense was very poor," said Head Women's Coach Stephanie Thompson.

The women led at half-time 31-28 and started the second half playing a little better to hold on for a 61-52 win. The Beavers were led by Tatiana Grant with 15 points in just 20 minutes due to a past injury. Elle Stein had 13 points and Sherry Calhoun pulled down 8 rebounds.

Track Finishes Indoor Season

22 February 2014

The Pratt track teams concluded their indoor season at the NJCAA Region VI meet held at Kansas University on Friday, Feb. 21. While neither team was able to gain a point in the meet by placing in the top eight, the nine Beaver freshmen gained invaluable experience for the 2015 campaign.

The men’s mid-distance crew of Trae Lane (Mile), Cody McVey (400/800), Steven Balser (400), and Darius Slaughter (400) continued to show improvement, as all four men ran to season best times in their respective events.

2014 Hall of Fame Inductions

20 February 2014

On Feb. 22, Pratt Community College inducted eight former PCC athletes into the Hall of Fame.

-Svjetlana Papcevic 2001-2002 Women’s Basketball-
Papcevic was voted team MVP and she was the top rebounder in the KJCCC 2002. She was third in the conference in scoring 2002 and was selected to the Region VI D-I Second Team 2001-2002. She was also named to the Jayhawk Third team All-Conference team in 2001-2002. After graduating from Pratt, she received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at the University of Arizona, where she had a stellar career.

PCC Students Honored at State Capitol

19 February 2014

On Feb. 13, two Pratt Community College students were honored in Topeka, Kan. as members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. PCC’s chapter, Phi Zeta, selected Diana Lara and Katelyn Kumberg, both of Pratt, as their representatives for the 2014 Kansas All-State Academic Team.

This is a distinguished group of scholars from community colleges across the state who are selected for their academic achievements and contributions to their college and community. These students will also be eligible for the All-USA Academic Team announced later this year.

PCC Hosts Academic Olympics and Car Show

18 February 2014

Nearly 700 high school students are expected on Pratt Community College’s campus Feb. 24 for the annual Academic Olympics.

The students, from 21 area high schools, will take part in competitions and tests to see where they rank against their peers.

There are 56 competitions to choose from, ranging from welding to algebra to agriculture. Each student is able to pick three areas in which to compete.

Men's Soccer Takes Tournament Title

18 February 2014

Your Beaver Men’s Soccer program sent two teams, one consisting of all Freshmen and the other of all Sophomores, to compete in Hesston College’s annual 6v6 Indoor tournament in Hesston, Kan. on Feb. 15. PCC was one of two junior colleges there with four other four year schools rounding out the field.

The freshman team went 3-1 in group play (PCC-4/Central Cristian-1; PCC-1/Bethel-2; PCC-5/Hesston-2). Pratt’s freshmen finished second in their group behind Bethel College.

PCC Softball Defeated by Garden City

18 February 2014

On Feb. 17, the Pratt Community College Beavers faced Garden City Community College in a double header.

In the first game, Garden City took an 8-5 victory in seven innings at their home field.

Peyton Jones racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Beavers. She homered in the fourth inning and singled in the fifth and seventh innings. Emily Wooldridge allowed eight runs in six innings on the pitching mound, walked four and struck out one.

Wrestling Qualifies Six for Nationals

17 February 2014

On Feb. 15, Pratt Community College Wrestling competed in the West Central District Regionals in Parsons, Kan.

Wrestling qualified 6 for the national tournament:

Sklyer McComb – 133 lbs
Korey Pfannenstiel – 149 lbs
Austin Hughey – 157 lbs
Cody Carson – 174 lbs
Mitchell Baird – 184lbs (he wrestled up and weighed in at 167lbs)
Kasey Krump -197 lbs

The National Qualifiers will be honored at the halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 19.

Men's Basketball Falls to Hutchinson

17 February 2014

On Feb. 15, the PCC Men's Basketball team were defeated in overtime by the #15 ranked Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons. The final score was 92-84.

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