Your Beavers dropped a hard fought contest to the Blue Dragons on Feb. 15. The players were down 13 in the first half and came back in the second half. The sports arena was energized and the third-ranked opponents were pressed down the stretch. With 3:06 left to play, Tatiana Grant hit a three to cut the Blue Dragon lead to four (58-62). From that point it was all Blue Dragons.
Grant led all scorers with 41 (the most points to ever be scored against a Blue Dragon women’s team), nine rebounds, and four steals. Maddie Pendry chipped in seven points.
Your Beaver men’s basketball team took on the Cougars from Barton CC on Feb. 12 in the Beaver Dome. It was a back and forth affair from the jump, but taking care of the ball, good defense, and precise shooting down the stretch allowed the Beavers to prevail 71-59.
The win puts the team at 17-9 on the year and 7-3 in the Jayhawk West, currently tying for second place with the Blue Dragons from Hutchinson.
On March 11, Pratt Community College will honor Lou Lynne Moss as the 26th Boyd Davies Executive-in-Residence.
Moss established The Flower Shoppe in 1977 at 106 South Main St. in Pratt. The shop then moved to 209 East 4th in in 1982 and currently is at 201 East 4th.
“Lou Lynn Moss provides an excellent example of a local business owner who promotes their industry by serving in a leadership roles locally, and at state and national level,” said Junnae Landry, event coordinator.
Your PCC women’s soccer team competed in a 6v6 indoor tournament in Hesston, Kan. on Feb. 8. The team went 3-1 in group play (PCC-2/Hesston-1; PCC-5/Garden CC-1; PCC-1/Butler CC-5; PCC-6/Southwestern College-1).
The Lady Beavers finished second in their group, behind only Butler CC, and advancing to the knockout rounds, where they fell to Hesston Alumni 1-2.
Your Beaver men’s basketball team traveled to Concordia, Kan. on Feb. 10 and took a 75-70 victory over the Cloud County Thunderbirds.
The team took a 35-27 lead into intermission, stretched the lead to 23, and then allowed it to be a 1 possession game in the last minute. Some players stepped up with some crucial plays, and the win pushed us to 16-9 on the season and 6-3 in the Jayhawk West.
The Beavers hit the road again last weekend and played a four game series with the Northeast Texas Eagles in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Saturday was a chilly, hazy day outside, as well as for the offenses of both clubs. A solid pitching performance by the NETX right hander Zach Osbon shut out the Beaver lineup that scored 23 runs in three games last weekend.
In February, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College is pleased to feature the works of Lee Shiney, an abstract painter, kinetic sculptor and mixed media artist from Kechi, Kan. Shiney exhibited kinetic and interactive art at the Wichita Art Museum from 2008 to 2010, and has shown art in numerous solo and group shows in the Wichita and Kansas City areas.
The American Association of Community Colleges recently selected former Pratt Community College student Joseph Searles III to receive the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award. The award is given annually to former students from community colleges who are making outstanding contributions to their chosen career fields and to their communities. Searles and the other five Outstanding Alumni Award recipients will be recognized during an awards brunch at the AACC 2014 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. next April.
On May 10, 16 members of the Performing Arts Department left Pratt and headed to Tennessee to celebrate another successful semester. The group met with PCC graduate Kellye Pritchett Huesman in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., before enjoying Dolly Parton's Dollywood. The group spent the next few days enjoying the entertainment there before exploring the Smoky Mountains and the Gatlinburg Aquarium. Next, the PCC students performed the pre-show at the Country Tonite Show in Pigeon Forge and at Graceland in Memphis.