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FSCC Men’s Basketball take down JCCC

left picture, FSCC men's basketball gathered talking to coaches, right picture players and coaches cheering on other teammates.

left picture, FSCC men’s basketball gathered talking to coaches, right picture players and coaches cheering on other teammates.

It can honestly be said that everyone got their money’s worth on last Saturday’s game. It took a double overtime to decide the outcome of this conference game.

The Greyhounds were scheduled to take on the #5 Johnson County Cavaliers in Overland Park, Kansas. Greyhound, Kevin Shead, made the first basket of the game and the Hounds never looked back. The teams were both evenly matched the entire game. The end of regulation posted a score of 70-70. In the first overtime, the scoring was very back and forth and it ended with a score of 79-79. In the second overtime, the Greyhounds took off and scored 14 points resulting in a win over the Cavaliers 93-88.

Key Players:    Kannon Jones – 26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assist

Nick Lawrence – 14 points, 3rebounds

Peter Simon – 16 points, 4 rebounds

Craig Jordan – 18 points, 7 rebounds

Coach Cook Thoughts:

“I thought our effort and execution was the best that it has ever been tonight.  Our focus on the game plan and defense was good and of course as a coach I will always want those two things better each night but tonight it help us pull out the victory.  Of course it is always nice to win on the road but winning against a top five team in the nation and one of the most respected program in the nation is even sweeter.  This win helps in conference standings since we lost the game at home earlier this week, we cannot get complacent and have to want to get better daily and grow from this.  It would not have been possible to get the win without the focus and team effort from our guys and the coaching staff.”



The Greyhounds (14-7, 1-1) take on Kansas City Kansas Community College (8-12, 1-1) Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Arnold Arena in Fort Scott, Kansas.

FSCC’s New Head Football Coach: Carson Hunter

Entering his first year as head coach, Carson Hunter is clear about the program’s purpose:


Recruit, Develop, and Lead Faithful, Honest and Fearless Leaders to best represent Fort Scott values.


In the always competitive Jayhawk conference, Hunter’s efforts aim to rebuild the program’s foundation and eventually further Fort Scott’s storied history. Hunter and his staff are attacking the challenge with a new school approach based on old school values  With an adaptable blue-print, Hunter runs a value-based program built on things the Sunflower state has always stood – hard-work, humility, and toughness. Meanwhile, Hunter’s coaching staff and roster strive to lead in attitude and action as they maximize their influence.


Hunter’s model is based on assembling capable coaches and players who will strive to be of great character, serve the people and families of the Fort Scott community, and best represent Fort Scott and the region at large.  In the classroom, program members will timely graduate, maintain great attendance to meet – and eventually exceed – campus’ academic standards. Finally, on the field, Hunter’s student-athletes will love practice, preparation and competition. With every opportunity, they will pridefully compete at their highest level to play a simple, fast, and hard-nosed football.


The program’s expectations are simple – Love your team, love Fort Scott, and love the game. Do your job, Be your best. And, most importantly, Believe. In time, meeting these expectations will result in a program the entire Fort Scott community can be proud of and a team that can consistently play great football.


Hunter’s unique experience has prepared him to lead the Greyhounds to do exactly that.


Murray State University


  • Served four years at Murray State University as an Assistant Coach and Coordinator

  • Coordinated Program Recruiting efforts to sign consecutive Top-40 Classes

  • Coached Quarterbacks, Receivers, Runningbacks, and Outside Linebackers,

  • Coordinated Conference Leading and Nationally Ranked Special Team units

  • Assisted in Run-Game planning to set school rushing record of 449 YDS vers EIU (2018)

  • Recruited, Coached, and Developed: NFL Draft/Signees Quincy Williams (OLB) and Jordon Gandy (WR); All-Americans Alec Long (SAF), Malik Honeycutt (WR/RET) and Steve Dawson (P); 2018 All OVC Newcomer Shuler Bentley (QB).



  • Served three years as a high school coach throughout West Tennessee

  • Maintained an overall winning record, graduated every player he coached, and helped develop twenty one total college football players

  • Selected annually as a Defensive Coordinator or Position coach in the West-Tennessee All-Star Game (2013, 2014) and the Auto-Zone Liberty Bowl Memphis-Metro All-Star Game (2015)



  • Prior to beginning his coaching career, worked in Nashville as a corporate defense attorney

  • Three-Year University of Memphis Lettermen as Linebacker and Special Teamer (2002-2006)

  • Helped his team end a 30-year bowl drought, achieve rankings in the AP Top 25, and secure then program-defining wins over ranked Ole Miss, Louisville, and Cincinnati teams

  • 2007 graduate of Memphis with degrees in English Literature and Interpersonal Communications

  • 2010 graduate of The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

  • Husband to his best-friend Alex and Father to his four children; Liam, Izzy, Naomi, and Macy

  • Admitted and outspoken imperfect-but-devout Believer

    • Admitted and outspoken imperfect-but-devout Believer


FS Tigers Back In the Pool

Bobbie Kemmerer, left and Oliver Witt. Submitted photo.
Fort Scott Tigers were back in the pool competing in Winfield last Thursday, January 16 and in Osawatomie last night, January 22.
Oliver Witt and Bobby Kemmerer continue to put up competitive times and race against the clock for a state-qualifying time.
In Osawatomie their 200 Free Relay made their laps count and earned a state-qualifying time of 1.38.61.  However, since not all four members of the relay attend the same high school the time will not qualify them for state.  At the state swim meet relays can only contain four members from the same high school.  Since many high school teams co-op for boys swimming, it is not unusual for a relay to swim a qualifying time and not be able to compete in the state meet.
This relay consisted of  Kemmerer and  Witt from Fort Scott High School, Josh Slansky from Chanute High School and Anthony Pousher from Parsons High School.
  The next meet will be at Blue Valley West next Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m.
Results for Winfield Meet
Oliver Witt:  3rd in the 200 medley relay, 4th in the 200 free relay,  Individual Medley 2nd in heat 8th overall, 6th in the 100 freestyle
Bobby Kemmerer:  3rd in the 200 medley relay, 4th in the 200 free relay, Individual Medley 1st in heat 6th overall (state consideration time), 5th 50 freestyle
Results Osawatomie Meet
Bobby Kemmerer & Oliver Witt:  200 Medley Relay 1st (state consideration time), 200 free relay (State Qualifying Time)
Bobby Kemmerer:  1st in the 50 Free (state consideration time), 2nd in the 100 Backstroke
Oliver Witt:  3rd in the 50 Free, 2nd in the 100 Butterfly (both races swam a best time)
Submitted by Angie Kemmerer

FSCC Football Coach Pick Resigns: Nationwide Search Begins For Replacement

Fort Scott Community College has received a letter of resignation from head football coach Kale Pick as he will be seeking other opportunities within the coaching field, according to a press release from Kassie Fugate-Cate.

“FSCC thanks Coach Pick for his leadership that he brought to the institution during his four years on the coaching staff and wish him nothing but the best of luck as he moves forward with his career,” the release.

The institution will begin a nationwide search for a replacement in the coming days.

Tiger Baseball Fundraiser: Hats For Sale

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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

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