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FSCC Volleyball Nationals Send-off 3:15 p.m. today, Nov. 18

Join us for the first-ever Fort Scott Community College Volleyball Nationals send-off Monday, Nov. 18th at 3:15 p.m. in front of Arnold Arena!

FSCC Volleyball has never made it this far in program history, so join us in celebrating this momentous occasion!

After hosting and winning the 1st District Championship in school history, the volleyball team departs after practice today for the NJCAA Division II National Championship in Charleston, West Virginia.

Though the team is ranked 3rd in the Nation in the last NJCAA poll, the lady Greyhounds are the #4 seed at the National Championship.

The volleyball team heads into Nationals with a record of 30-4 and they square off Thursday at 3:00 pm EST vs 13 seeded Waubonsee Community College.

If they win that match, they will play again at 7:30 pm EST Thursday night. The tournament begins this Thursday, Nov. 21 and ends with the National Championship match on Saturday, Nov. 23rd.

More information on how to watch and follow the volleyball team will be sent out in the next couple of days via the Greyhound Athletics Twitter account and various school social media accounts.

Additionally, the team has already earned multiple postseason honors among the players and their coach:

Freshman outside hitter Juliana Squire earned the Jayhawk Conference Freshman of the Year, First Team All-Conference and First Team All-District.

Sophomore setter Sophie Mader earned Second Team All-Conference and First Team All-District honors.

Freshman Bailee Swanson earned Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-District honors.

Sophomore libero Abbie Casper earned Honorable Mention All-Conference and Second Team All-District honors.

Freshman middle blocker Abigail Borough earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.

Lastly, Head Coach Lindsay Hill was named the Conference Coach of the Year, her first such honor after amassing a record of 233-94 (72% winning percentage) in her 9 seasons at Fort Scott CC and 309-174 overall as a collegiate Head Coach.

Please help us in wishing congratulations and best of luck to the coaches and student-athletes of the volleyball program today in front of Arnold Arena at 3:15, come help us send off the team!

GO Hounds!!!

FSCC Gladbach Classic Nov. 7-8

picture of a basketball with a black background and gold confetti with "Gladbach Classic" written at the top in white

Gladbach Classic Dates Change

The Fort Scott Community College Women’s and Men’s basketball team will be hosting the annual Gladbach Classic on November 7-8, 2019 at Arnold Arena.


The dates have been changed to November 7 and 8 instead of November 8 and 9 with our Greyhound Volleyball hosting their District Tournament for the first time in volleyball history.


The participants in the Gladbach Classic this year on the women’s side are Johnson County, Evangel JV, William Penn JV and Fort Scott Community College.  On the men’s side is Neosho County Community College, Highland County Community College, Northwest Technical College JV and Fort Scott Community College.


The dates and times of the Gladbach Classic are as follows:


November 7, 2019

2pm- Johnson County vs Evangel JV (Women)

4pm- Highland vs Neosho (Men)

6pm- FSCC vs William Penn JV (Women)

8pm- FSCC vs Northwest Tech JV (Men)


November 8, 2019

11am- William Penn JV vs Johnson County (Women)

1pm-   Highland vs Northwest Tech JV (Men)

3pm-   FSCC vs Evangel (Women)

5pm-   FSCC vs Neosho (Men)

New Golf Course Super Starts In Busy Season


Doug Guns, Woodland Hill Golf Course Superintendent started his job Sept. 16, 2019.

Woodland Hills Golf Course Superintendent Doug Guns is 42 years old and has been in the golf business since he was 19.

“So that’s 23 years,” Guns said. “I was going to college and needed a summer job. A local golf club needed help at the clubhouse. I learned all about the maintenance of the greens.”

He attended  West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Pennsylvania State University.

“I started as an art major and when I got into golf, I switched majors to plant-soil sciences,” Guns said. “The last two courses have been business management classes online from Penn State.”

He started as Woodland Hills Golf Course Superintendent on Sept. 16, after being at Girard’s golf course for four seasons.


Doug Guns sits in one of the 30 golf carts available for rent to the public.

His duties include equipment maintenance, irrigation maintenance, supervising personnel, public relations and “Keeping the greens healthy,” he said.

“It’s like an ecosystem, each part of the course has different soil qualities,” Guns said.

Jon Kindlesparger, the current superintendent, is staying on until the end of the year to help the transition, he will then retire.

“It’s nice having his knowledge and experience here,” Guns said.

Guns lives in Girard.

The bulletin board at the Woodland Hills Club House lists the costs of playing golf at the club.


Golf carts that can be rented are lined up near the entrance to the Woodland Hills Golf Clubhouse.

Busy Season at Woodland Hills

The next few weeks are busy on the course:

  • The Kruger Golf Classic is Sept. 21, with registration at 7 a.m. It is a four-person scramble. Contact James Wood, 224-9687 or Les Russell, 215-3199.
  • The Special Olympics of Kansas Benefit Golf Scramble is  Sept. 28. The cost is $50 person and is a four-person scramble, sponsored by the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office. Contact Steve Anthony at 215-2392 or Ben Cole at 223-1440.
  • The Elks Lodge Benefit Tournament is Oct. 5 with an 11 a.m. registration. This is to benefit the Christmas baskets the lodge distributes each year. Cost is $60 per person. Contact the lodge at 223-5821.

The Fort Scott High School, Uniontown High School, and Fort Scott Community College golf teams use the course daily, Shannon O’Neil, clubhouse manager said.

On Oct. 14-15, regional high school tournaments will be held at the course, with the outcome deciding who goes to state in golf, he said.

O’Neil offers lessons in an annual junior golf camp in June and July.

He also does private lessons for both adults and children.


There have been two major updates at Woodland Hills in the last few years: a new clubhouse was built in 2015-16, and a new golf cart barn built in 2018.


Fall Activities of Buck Run Community Center

735 Scott Ave.
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: 620.223.0386
Fax: 620-768-0487

BRCC Hours: M-F 5AM-9PM
Sat: 8 am- 5 pm October thru April
Sun: 12noon-5 pm
Recreation Office Hours: 8am – 5pm

Fall Schedule:

September 19                         Corporate Challenge Meeting

September 19                         Tiger Kids Practices Begin

September 21                         Fall Soccer & Flag Football Begins

September 24                         Youth Volleyball Begins

October 3                                Corporate Challenge Begin

October 11                              Deadline for Youth Basketball

October 11                              Tiger Kids Performance—Football

October 15                              Adult Dance Lessons Begin

October 18                              Deadline for Adult Volleyball

October 25                              Youth Kick ball @ BRCC

October 26                              Creepy, Crawly Crafts

October 29                              Pumpkin Carving Contest & Games

November 4                             Adult Volleyball Leagues Begin

November 24                           Turkey Shoot

FSMS Sweeps In Volleyball

8th graders Kamdyn Farrell attacks the ball set by Keegan Yarick.
The Fort Scott Middle School Tiger Volleyball teams swept Jayhawk Linn at home on Tuesday night.
7B  27-25, 25-9
7A  25-8, 25-15
8B  25-12, 23-25, 15-8
8A  25-22, 25-10
Standouts for the 7th grade were B team-Graycyn Brown had 10 serves with 8 of those ACE serves. A Team-Hadley Forester-15 aerves with 10 of those ACE serves and one kill-Allie Brown with 2 kills.
8th grade stat leaders for the night were, Carsen Wunderly with 13 aces followed by Lauren Hull with 8 for the A team.  Leaders for the B Team were Brylie Schaub with 13 aces followed by Jadyn Messer with 8 and Hannah Peck with 6 for the night.  During our intersquad “C” match Delaney Faulk led the way with 6 aces followed by Delani Weddle, Lauren Orgen, Anna Hall, and Brittany McClure with 4 aces each.
Submitted by Angie Kemmerer

Arnold Arena Updated Just In Time For Centennial Celebration

Arnold Arena on the campus of Fort Scott Community College recently was renovated in 2019.

Arnold Arena on the campus of Fort Scott Community College has undergone a renovation, replacing the gym floor, installing new bleachers, and purchasing a new scorer’s table.

This project, along with the Burris Hall expansion project, is now completed before the college-wide 100th Anniversary Celebration of FSCC which happens Sept. 20 with a public banquet and Sept. 21 with a tailgate party before the Greyhound football game.

The new bleachers.

The renovation of Arnold Arena took place because of community feedback.

“We had received numerous complaints over the past few years that there were ‘dead spots’ (on the gym floor) which was difficult to play on,” Tom Havron,  FSCC Vice President of Student Affairs, said. “Additionally, our old wooden bleachers were uncomfortable to our fans and had deteriorated over the years.  We had multiple boards that were broken which were a safety hazard.”


“The main benefit of the new floor will be for our student-athletes,” Havron said. ” Not only will the floor help with our recruiting process, but it will also be an advantage to have a high-quality floor to compete on.”


The arena renovation project started in early April 2019 and due to some complications, the project was just completed on September 3, 2019.

The floor and the bleachers were budgeted in the general fund, Havron said.

Havron can be reached at

Office: 620-223-2700 ext. 7230

Cell: 620-212-9921

Sign Up For Girls Youth Softball at Momentum Indoor Training Sept. 28

Momentum Indoor Training’s Youth Development Programs has chosen Girls’ Youth Softball to be the first program.

This program is open to any girl aged 7 to high school who would like to play softball at competitive tournaments in the Spring and Summer 2020.

This development program will be focused on creating a positive environment where players can learn not only the skills of the game but the strategy that is involved also.

Team training will begin in November with competitive tournaments beginning in the Spring.

High School aged players will begin their competitive season in June.

Practices will be one to two times a week, depending on the time of year.

Fundraising will be made available to help cover the cost of team membership.

Teams will be determined by the number of athletes who try-out in each age group.

Try-outs will be held Saturday, September 28th at 9 am, 10:30 am, and 12 pm.

Please register by e-mailing or messaging @mitrainingfs on Facebook.

Want To Play Some Co-Ed Slow Pitch?

Shawn and Savannah Pritchett are seeking teams for an inaugural slow pitch ball tournament next Saturday as part of the Old Settler’s Picnic festivities in Uniontown.

The game is scheduled for 9 a.m. on August 31 at the Don Dennis Ball Park at West Bourbon Elementary School.

The cost per team is $100, with a deadline of 6 p.m. tomorrow, August 23.

Contact Savannah at 620-224-6025.


Tri-Valley Fall Golf Classic Sept. 14

Save the date:
September 14, 2019
2019 Friends of
Tri-Valley Foundation Fall Golf Classic
Save the Date:
2019 Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation Fall Golf Classic
When: Saturday, September 14, 2019
What: 4-Person Scramble
Where: Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 Horton St., Fort Scott, KS 66701
Cost: $200 per team, includes green fees, golf cart & lunch
Deadline to enter: September 6, 2019
Why: To help the Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation to support programs for our neighbors with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Allen, Bourbon, Neosho and Woodson Counties.
For more information, contact Tricia at 620-431-7401, ext. 230,

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!



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  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


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: