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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

College Sports

'Hound women off to best start in 8 years (11/18/14)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Fort Scott Community College's women are off to the program's best start in eight seasons, improving to 6-1 after beating Penn Valley and Ellsworth (Iowa) over the weekend in the Kansas City Kansas Classic. Fort Scott has six wins in its first seven games for the first time since the 2006-07 season, the first of Stasha Richards' tenure. The Greyhounds lost their next two that year and finished 13-15...
'Hound men hold off Southwestern JV in 2 OT (11/18/14)
Fort Scott Community College's men had to rally from a halftime deficit before finally defeating the Southwestern College junior varsity at Arnold Arena Saturday afternoon, 80-77 in double overtime. Fort Scott (4-3) led 24-19 with eight minutes left in the first half but trailed 37-33 at the half. The Greyhounds were down by 7 points, 53-46, with 9:50 left in regulation...
Greyhounds hold off Cowley, even record (11/14/14)
The weather outside feels more like January or February right now. Well, inside Arnold Arena Wedensday night, there was a basketball game played in an atmosphere more like a gritty conference game in January of February than a non-conference affair in November...
Stringer named East Freshman of Year (11/14/14)
Five members of Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team received All-Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division and All-District honors from league coaches earlier this week. Freshman Julia Stringer, a right-side hitter, was named the Eastern Division Freshman of the Year, the first Greyhound so honored since Kellye (West) Barrows received the award following the 2001 season. ...
'Hound women improve to 4-1 (11/12/14)
Fort Scott Community College's women improved to 4-1 on the season, leading throughout in a 66-47 victory over the Ottawa University junior varsity in its home opener at Arnold Arena Tuesday night. There was one tie, very early on at 5-5. But the Greyhounds led by 11 points, 36-25, at the half and the margin over the length of the second half...
FSCC men snap long losing streak vs. JC-West (11/12/14)
DODGE CITY -- Fort Scott Community College's men's basketball team performed a feat here Friday night that no Greyhound team had accomplished in more than 12 seasons when Dalton Rose's tip-in at the buzzer gave the Greyhounds a 74-73 victory over Barton on the first night of the Dodge City Classic...
No. 8 KCK ends FSCC's season in finals (11/12/14)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- One of the best seasons in Fort Scott Community College volleyball history came to an end here Saturday at the Region VI Division II District N Tournament. A sweep of the sixth seed, Hesston, in the tournament's second match ended an 8-match post-season losing streak that went back to 1995. ...
NEO dominates 'Hounds in season finale (11/12/14)
Fort Scott Community College's football season went out with a whimper Saturday afternoon as Northeastern Oklahoma A&M resumed its series with the Greyhounds right where it left off, taking a 49-7 victory in the season finale for both schools. NEO (5-6) claimed its 12th consecutive victory in the series, which had been idle since 2005. Fort Scott (4-7) has only two victories in the series in 23 meetings, which came in 1973 and 1975...
'Hound volleyball at District today (11/08/14)
Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team has won a school-record 30 matches going into today's Region VI Division II District N Tournament at Kansas City Kansas Community College. But if the Greyhounds are going to make their first appearence in a national tournament, they're going to have to beat at least one team they did not beat during the regular season...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds vs. NEO A&M -- Two teams looking to go out on high notes (11/07/14)
They're only 75 miles apart, but Fort Scott Community College and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M don't meet often on the gridiron. In fact, this late addition to both team's schedules, to be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frary Field, will be just the 22nd between the schools...
Not perfect, but a win for Greyhound men (11/05/14)
It wasn't a perfect game at Arnold Arena Tuesday night. But it was a win. And Fort Scott Community College head men's basketball coach Michael Cook wanted to see his team get a win before heading to Dodge City this weekend. Fort Scott jumped out to a 19-point lead at the half. But a little sloppiness and maybe a little youth made the second half of a 96-78 victory over the Central Methodist University junior varsity a little closer than he would have liked to see...
FSCC women win pair at Johnson County (11/05/14)
OVERLAND PARK -- Fort Scott Community College's women began the season with a pair of wins in the Johnson County Classic here over the weekend. The Greyhounds defeated Jackson State, Tenn., 62-59 in Saturday's season opener and then beat the William Penn junior varsitym 62-34, on Sunday...
No. 1 Iowa Western prevails in battle of defenses (11/04/14)
Two big plays were the main difference as No. 1 Iowa Western defeated Fort Scott Community College, 23-5, in a non-conference football game at Frary Field Saturday afternoon. The Reivers (10-0) were challenged by the Fort Scott defense but two plays allowed them to get some breathing room. ...
FSCC men play home opener tonight (11/04/14)
GREAT BEND -- Fort Scott Community College's men's basketball team opened the season with a pair of losses to Division I competition at the Barton Classic here over the weekend. The Greyhounds, the defending Region VI Division II champion, lost to Barton, 97-76, Friday night and Dodge City, 69-43, Saturday night...
Will eight be enough? (11/01/14)
Large sophomore class to lead FSCC women; season begins today
'Hounds win record 30th match (10/31/14)
Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team set a school record when it defeated Allen on Sophomore Night at Arnold Arena Wednesday night. The Greyhounds' 25-18, 25-21, 25-15 sweep was their 30th victory of the season, breaking a record set during the late 1980s under then-coach Kerry Messersmith, who is now the head coach at NCAA Division I Alabama-Birmingham...
Greyhound men scrimmage, meet fans (10/31/14)
Fort Scott Community College's men's basketball team, coming off a Region VI championship, held a scrimmage and a meet and greet session with fans at Arnold Arena Thursday night. Every player in the FSCC program, including those who will be redshirted this season, played in the scrimmage, which ended with an 87-76 win for the "White" team over the "Black" team. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds vs. No. 1 Iowa Western (10/31/14)
Seven years ago, Iowa Western didn't have a football program. By 2012, the Reivers were undefeated NJCAA National Champions, defeating Butler in the Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Iowa Western (9-0) has never had a losing season, going 5-4 in 2009 and recording at least nine victories in every season since. ...
Finally, a banner hangs (10/29/14)
For the first time since the building was constructed in 1982, there are basketball championship banners in Arnold Arena, the basketball arena at Fort Scott Community College. "It's cool when you walk in and look up and say, 'I've got some banners here,'" Fort Scott men's basketball head coach Michael Cook said Monday morning. ...
Taylor goes for 211 in Greyhound win (10/28/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Community College running back Devin Taylor ran for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries here Saturday night as the Greyhounds beat Independence, 24-3, in Jayhawk Conference action. Taylor's fifth 200-yard game of the season lifted his season total to 1,528 yards, which continues to lead the nation. ...
Tough going for No. 18 'Hounds at Iowa Western (10/28/14)
FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team, ranked No. 18 in the NJCAA Division II poll, found the going tough here over the weekend at the Iowa Western Invitational. The Greyhounds lost three of their four matches, two of those to other ranked teams, and fell to 28-8 on the season. Since the end of a 15-match winning streak that put them at 21-2, the 'Hounds have won just seven of the last 13...
'Meet the Greyhounds' night Thursday at arena (10/28/14)
The Fort Scott Community College men's basketball team will host the first "Meet the Greyhounds" night at Arnold Arena at 6 p.m. Thursday night. The event will give fans, alumni and the community the opportunity to watch and interact with student-athletes from this year's team...
Lights out on Pink Night: No. 18 'Hounds beat No. 10 Cavaliers (10/24/14)
Community College volleyball team knocked off No. 10 Johnson County Community College, 20-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18 Wednesday at Arnold Arena, on Dig Pink Night at Arnold Arena. "It was our biggest win of the year," Greyhound coach Lindsay Hill said of the Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division battle between the nationally-ranked Division II teams. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds at Independence -- Can Taylor get to 2,000 yards? (10/24/14)
nning back Devin Taylor leads the nation in rushingwith 1,317 yards. He's had four 200-yard rushing games this season, the most of any Greyhound rusher in a career sinc the 1995 season (see chart at right). With three games left in the regular season (see note below about the third one), it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility that Taylor could get very close based on his per-game average of 188 yards an outing...