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National Recognition For FSCC Athletes

FSCC Athletes are even more awesome in the classroom!

Fort Scott, Ks.—Fort Scott Community College athletes don’t just put in the work on the court/field, they put even more effort in the classroom. FSCC athletes were recognized across the nation for their high GPA’s by the NJCAA.

“At Fort Scott Community College, academics are the top priority for our student-athletes. Our students and coaches work extremely hard throughout the year to ensure that we are succeeding in the classroom as well as on the field/court. I am very proud of this class as they exceeded expectations and have been recognized as 2018-19 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year. Congratulations to all of these Greyhounds for their hard work and dedication” says Tom Havron, VP of Student Life and Athletic Director.

Each team was recognized based on team cumulative GPA and also individually. The NJCAA categorizes each team and individual in three different ways; First Team (4.0GPA), Second Team (3.8-3.99GPA), and Third Team (3.6-3.79GPA). The following team cumulative GPA’s have been finalized and calculated:

  • Volleyball @ 3.66 GPA
  • Baseball @ 3.5 GPA
  • Golf @ 3.36 GPA
  • Softball @ 3.28 GPA

For the full list of team and individual recognition, please follow this links below. FSCC is extremely proud of all of our students and look forward to what the centennial class has to offer!

Individuals

https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/u/q/0awsqdjzae8x7m/njcaa_all-academic.pdf

Teams

https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/k/o/yrzuqvldcwpp83/Academic_Awards_-_2019.pdf

American Legion Post 25 Baseball

 

American Legion in Fort Scott has a goal to build an American Legion baseball program based on integrity and develop young men of character for our community and our nation.

 

Post 25’s 2019 baseball team:

Austin Lee Clemens, Zachary Joseph Colvin, Ian Davis Combs, Garen Trevor Demott,

Brayden Tucker Engstrom, Hunter James Killion, Cody Merrill McNeil, Nicolas Thomas Norris, Grayson Matthew Quick, Garrett James Seely, Nicolas Clarke Shelton, Brian James Stumfoll and Ian Nathaniel Taylor.

Post 25’s 2019 baseball staff:

Earl Adams, Manager. Matthew Quick,  Assistant Manager. Robert Killion. Head Coach. Scott Engstrom, Assistant Coach. Alex Fink, Assistant Coach. Carl Jowers. Volunteer. Myra Jowers. Volunteer.

Game Schedule

Monday.  June 24 @ 6 pm. Practice at LaRouche Complex

Wednesday.  June 26 @ 6 pm.  Post 25 versus Columbus at LaRouche Complex.

Monday.  July 1 @ 6 pm.  Post 25 versus Pittsburg at LaRouche Complex.

Monday.  July 8 @ 6 pm.  Post 25 versus Iola at Iola.

Monday.  July 15 @ 6 pm.  Post 25 versus Iola at LaRouche Complex.

Friday. July 19 – 21. American Legion Zone Tournament. Location to TBA.

Wednesday. July 31 – August 4. American Legion State Tournament. Location to TBA.

Your financial support is needed! We are still about $1,500 short in properly funding the team through Zone Playoffs.

Please mail your donation for the Fort Scott American Legion baseball team to

 

American Legion Post 25

PO Box 25

Fort Scott, Ks. 66701

 

You can make a donation at https://www.gofundme.com/fort-scott-american-legion-baseball/donate/?upsell=cpgn_share.  If you use GoFundMe, they ask for a platform “service” fee. It is up to you to adjust the “recommended” fee by selecting other.

 

100% of your donations go to support the American Legion Baseball Team. Post 25 does not have any paid staff. All of the baseball team staff are volunteers, committed to teaching our players citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit.

 

Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.

National Bike Race Coming To Fort Scott

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND CHEER RIDERS ON AS THEY PASS THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY!

History
RAAM is an annual event that has been held every year since 1982. Cyclists from around the world compete to see who will be the fastest to pedal 3,000 miles coast-to-coast across the USA. The clock never stops during the race. There are solo and team divisions. Each participant is required to have a support crew. The winning solo riders will cross the country in less than 9 days, cycling over 300 miles per day, and teams will do it in 6 days, riding over 500 miles per day.

The Route
RAAM starts in Oceanside, California and finishes in Annapolis, Maryland. The route passes through 12 states: California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland

Estimated Arrival Times
The estimated arrival times for riders to pass through Fort Scott are:

Women: 6/17 05:32 through 6/18 20:23
Men: 6/15 23:02 through 6/18 08:34
Eight racer teams: 6/18 16:32
Four Racer Teams: 6/19 03:07
Two Racer Teams: 6/19 15:21
All Teams: 6/20 16:15

Need More Information?
To learn more about RAAM go to their website: www.raceacrossamerica.org

American Legion Baseball Meeting Tonight June 4

Due to the herculean efforts of Vice Commander Earl Adams, Post 25 will be able to host an American Legion Baseball team this year.

There is a Legion baseball team meeting for players and one parent on Tuesday, June 4. @ 6:30 pm.  All interested players must bring a copy of their driver’s license or learner’s permit OR a copy of their birth certificate with the official state seal on it or a notarized copy. Our team will consist of Fort Scott students who are between the ages of 15 – 19.

It has been several years since the Fort Scott American Legion hosted a Legion baseball team.

Please consider a financial donation to your Fort Scott American Legion Baseball team. The team needs uniforms and equipment, plus money is needed to cover operating expenses such as insurance, umpires and food and lodging expenses when these boys go to other communities to represent Fort Scott in American Legion Baseball.

Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 is registered as a nonprofit entity with the IRS and donations to Post 25 are tax exempt. A tax exempt receipt will be provided upon request.

Donations can be mailed to:

Post 25 Finance Officer Darrell Spencer

PO Box 25

Fort Scott, Ks. 66701

 

Please indicate that the donation is for American Legion Baseball and let Darrell know if you need a tax exempt receipt.

I will also stop by and pick up your donation if you prefer. Just call me at 620-215-1688 to make arrangements to meet you.

Submitted by:

Carl Jowers. Commander.

Fort Scott American Legion Post 25

 

Sendoff FSHS Tiger Baseball May 22

FSHS Tiger Baseball
Sendoff to State!
Join along the route!
Decorate your home or business!
See information below.
Sendoff Details
Wednesday, May 22nd, 9:30am
Celebrate the successful season and wish the Tiger Baseball team good luck at the State Tournament! Join us on Main Street between
3rd St. and Wall St. this Wednesday, May 22nd.
The bus will leave the LaRoche Complex
at 9:30am and travel 69 Highway to 3rd St.,
down Main St. to Wall St. and then take Wall St. back to the highway.
This team will be representing our community, so let’s send them off in style!
NOTE:
A limited number of signs and noisemakers will be available at the Heritage Park Pavilion @ 1st & Main St. starting at 9am. We encourage any businesses along the route to show their Tiger Pride as well by decorating their windows, hanging a FS Tiger flag, etc.
Click here for Facebook event.
Click here for FSHS Tiger Baseball FB page.
Game/Tournament Details
Thursday, May 23rd, 11am
The 4A State Baseball Tournament
will be held May 23rd and 24th in Salina.
The Fort Scott Tigers are the #1 seed
and will open the tournament vs. Piper at
11am on Thursday, May 23rd.
Click here for a link to the bracket.
Go Tigers!
Visit www.kombfm.com and click Fort Scott TV to watch the game live or tune in by radio to KOMB FM 103.9.

Woodland Hills: One of Top Ten In Kansas

Fort Scott’s Community Development Director Robert Uhler listens as Woodland Hills Clubhouse Manager Shannon O’Neil tells of upcoming events during the weekly Chamber of Commerce Coffee May 9.

Fort Scott’s publicly owned golf course is one of the best in Kansas.

“It’s one of the top ten in the state,” Fort Scott’s Community Development Director Robert Uhler told the weekly Chamber of Commerce Coffee attendees on May 9 at Woodland Hills Golf Course.

To view others on the list of top ten golf courses in Kansas, click below.

https://bestthingsks.com/public-golf-courses/?fbclid=IwAR0T2ujyKdgy8wgaNo2x6zw6pBF3

Golf carts are lined up in front of the Woodland Hills Golf Course, ready for rental. There are 30 carts for public rental, Clubhouse Manager Shannon O’Neil said.

Woodland Hills Golf Course is busy with community events.

“The next Saturday’s are busy,” Clubhouse Manager Shannon O’Neil told the coffee attendees, “The Kiwanis Golf Tournament is May 18, there is a three-person scramble on Memorial Day weekend May 25 and a Tiger Baseball Fundraiser on June 1.” The Kiwanis fundraiser is for student scholarships and the Tiger baseball fundraiser benefits the local baseball team, he said.

O’Neil is also the head golf professional at the course.

An introductory course for beginning golfers ages 8-13 begins Tuesday, June 11, for six weeks of one-hour group lessons.

Coffee attendee, Fort Scott Community College President Alysia Johnston said the college has a great partnership with the golf course. This partnership has allowed two girls to hone their skills to excel at the sport.

“In our first year with a golf team, two girls have qualified for nationals,” she said.

City Manager Dave Martin commended  Golf Course Superintendent Jon Kindlesparger for his work on upgrading and maintaining the picturesque course.

“We hired him when the course was in disrepair,” Martin said. “Jon, with his experience has done a lot of great work out here.”

Jon Kindlesparger, Woodland Hills Golf Course Superintendent.
The board at the Woodland Hills Clubhouse lists all the fees.

Seven Returning FSCC Basketball Players

(Pictured left to right seating) Vinny Barron, Kannon Jones, Jesse Lawrence (Back row left to right) Craig Jordan, Kevin Shead, Evan Mitchell, Dontrell Sanders

 

With the 2018-19 school year and basketball season coming to an end, Fort Scott Community College Head Men’s basketball coach Michael Cook is excited about seven freshmen returning for their sophomore season. All seven of the freshman have started at least one or more times and will be a nice mix of talent and experience to go along with the incoming freshman.

The returners will be Kannon Jones, who started at point guard every game and was ranked second in the conference in assists, Craig Jordan who was named second team all-conference and second team all-region, Vinny Barron who missed the first part of the season with a broken finger will return at full strength after starting part-time the last part of the season, Evan Mitchell will be coming back after sitting out the second semester with a broken foot, Kevin Shead and Jesse Lawrence had a solid season after adjusting to the speed of the college game and made contributions toward the final push in conference. Also, coming back after redshirting this season is Dontrell Sanders, Sanders started every game for the Greyhounds the 17-18 season averaging 10 points and 8 rebounds.

“First let me say that I am excited about all seven of these young men returning to play basketball at FSCC, but more importantly they are all on track to graduate on time. Having this many returners will give us great leadership for the incoming freshman and also give us experience for a solid conference push towards the end of the year, FSCC Head Coach Michael Cook said.

 

Weekly Chamber Coffee at Woodland Hills Golf Course

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for Chamber Coffee
Hosted by:

Woodland Hills Golf Course
Location:

2414 S. Horton
Thursday, May 9, 2019  at 8:00 a.m.
Visit Woodland Hills Golf Course’s
web page by clicking HERE.


Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
May 16 – Fort Scott Paws & Claws
May 23 – Niece Products
May 30 – Good Ol’ Days Committee (at Skubitz Plaza)
June 6 – Lowell Milken Center (D-Day 75th Anniversary)

Momentum Indoor Training Services: Summer 2019

Emelia Whiteaker works to improve the lives of area youth.

Whiteaker is the owner and trainer at Momentum Indoor Training located on the south, back side of Tractor Supply Store in the shopping center on South Main Street (69 Hwy.)

“I want Momentum Indoor Training to improve the overall health of all youths in our area, not just athletes,” she said. ” For this reason I am adding the Youth Fitness service. This option is for any aged youth who is not interested in athletics but wants/needs to have physical activity to improve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.”

The list of training opportunities are:

 

Sports Performance Training – Available Now – For athletes ages 8 and older. This training will teach the proper running, jumping, and movement mechanics while increasing an athlete’s overall athletic performance. Create a group of friends/teammates to receive group/team pricing.

Softball/Baseball Hitting Lessons – Begins in June – For any softball/baseball or tee ball player who wants to learn or needs to improve their hitting ability. Each lesson will include 10 minutes of structured warm-up, 40 minutes of skill training, and 10 minutes of flexibility training. The hitting instructors are currently playing at the Division 1 levels in their respective sports of softball and baseball.

Christian Novak

Softball Pitching Lessons – Begins in May – For any softball pitcher or potential pitcher. The softball pitching instructor is Christian Novak. A native of Nevada, MO, graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Memphis where she started 5 seasons for the Memphis Tigers. She threw 313 1/3 innings with 230 strikeouts for the Tigers and was recognized as the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the week in 2016 and named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll in 2017. She was an Academic All-American and named to the Academic All-Conference Team from 2014-2018. Christian is currently an assistant softball coach at an NAIA college.

Youth Fitness – Available Now – You create your own class of 4 to 5 individuals. This class is for those youths who just need a couple of hours a week of activity. It is designed to be low impact, bodyweight activities with very little running involved.

Prep Class – Available Now – You create your own group of youths ages 4-7, no more than 6 individuals in a class. This class utilizes fun games and activities to start teaching the mechanics movement along with assisting in the development of healthy muscles and bones.

For Pricing, Scheduling, or more information contact Momentum Indoor Training, (620) 223-1803, momentumtraining.com or find us on Facebook: @mitrainingfs.

American Legion Baseball Info Session April 27

American Legion Baseball Information Session for players ages 16 to 19. Players must be a student or recent graduate of Fort Scott High School or Uniontown High School
 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00am 
 
Fort Scott Memorial Hall (Corner of National Ave. and 3rd Street) 
1 E 3rd St, Fort Scott, KS 66701  
 

Email Post 25 Baseball Chair Earl Adams at FortScottPost25@gmail.com with any questions.

Softball Clinic Offered Jan. 26-27

Softball Clinic

January 26th 11 am to 7 pm

January 27th from 1 pm to 6 pm

$45 – 1 hour of one-on-one instruction in your choice of hitting, slapping, or defense

The instructor is Katy Taylor, assistant softball coach at Fort Scott Community College. Katy played at Labette Community College, University of Iowa, and Rogers State and has also coached competitive youth softball teams.

Call (620) 223-1803 or send a Facebook message to Momentum Indoor Training to schedule your 1-hour session.

 

Momentum Indoor Training will be hosting a 1-on-1 Youth Softball Skills Clinic on January 26 from 11 am to 7 pm and January 27 from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Participants will be able to schedule an hour of training with instructor Katy Taylor.

A native of Owasso, Okla, Taylor is coming off her senior season at Rogers State University. She played one season for the Hillcats, appearing in all 59 games as a middle infielder. In 2018 she helped guide the Hillcats to a Heartland Conference Tournament championship and a berth into the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Rogers State finished the campaign 39-20. Prior to Rogers State, Taylor spent two seasons with the University of Iowa in the Big Ten. As a Hawkeye, Taylor appeared in 82 games from 2016-17. 

 Taylor started her career at Labette Community College in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in 2015. As a shortstop, she garnered, KJCCC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-KJCCC, First Team All-Region VI and First Team NJCAA All-American honors in her lone season in Parsons. Taylor also broke the NJCAA single-season record for stolen bases (89). Labette finished the season with a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament that spring after winning a Region VI title and finishing second in the KJCCC regular season standings.

During their 1-on-1 training slot, the individual may choose to work on hitting, slapping, or defensive positions.

This clinic is open to any youth or high school softball players.

The cost is $45 per hour. To schedule your 1-on-1 training time call (620) 223-1803 or send a Facebook message to Momentum Indoor Training,located in back of Tractor Supply Store on South Main..


New Indoor Track and Field Meet in Pittsburg Jan. 12

 

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A new event is coming to the Robert W. Plaster Center on Saturday, January 12. The Missouri Valley Border War Championship is open to all youths who participate in track and field. Even though it’s the first time the event will be held, it is expected to bring in 250 to 300 competitors. Locals are invited as well.

“All are eligible and welcome to participate,” said Dion Lewis, Youth Chair of the USA Track & Field Missouri Valley Association. “This meet is not age specific, it is open to all youth, open, and master level athletes. An athlete from any state can participate. Athletes can be unattached or with a track club.”

Mr. Lewis said the idea for the Border War came up during last year’s 2018 USATF Regional Championships, and Pittsburg’s indoor facility provided an ideal location.

“Pitt State University has a great venue and is a prime central location for most of the athletes who will be participating,” Lewis said. “We’ve hosted track meets at PSU in the past and we look forward to hosting many more in the future.”

“It’s always a great time to stay active and compete against the best of the best, sharpening your skills as the outdoor season quickly approaches,” Lewis said. “Track and Field is the fundamental to all sports, therefore; competing will help athletes with speed/agility during offseason competition for other sports.”

“There are a lot of appealing things to track and field. For one, it is the foundation of all athletic components (i.e. running, jumping, and throwing). Secondly, track and field has something for everyone. With the right attitude, anyone can excel in track and field. Lastly, track and field offers the most athletic scholarship opportunity. There are many other appealing factors but these are just a few.”

Registration is due Thursday, January 10 and is $24 for three (3) events, including relays. To register, visit http://mv.usatf.org/, and click on “Missouri Valley Border War Championships” in the list of Upcoming Events.