Submitted by Heather Browne
The Fort Scott Community College Men’s Basketball Program will host the annual Pechone Stepps High School All-Star Game on Sunday, April 23, at Arnold Arena. The girls’ game will begin at 2 p.m. and the boys’ game will begin at 4 p.m.
“This event will feature some of the top athletes from the Southeast Kansas area, and some of those athletes are future Greyhounds,” said FSCC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Cook.
The event is named after Pechone Stepps, who serves as a paraprofessional educator and head girls’ basketball coach at Fort Scott High School. When a drunk driver struck him in 2002, Stepps became paralyzed. Prior to the accident, he was an accomplished athlete and women’s basketball coach at St. John’s University in New York City.
“Pechone is a courageous individual, and he exemplifies what every young person should strive to be,” said Cook. “He is a great leader who mentors people of all ages and teaches everyone to live their lives to the fullest. I am very proud, not only to have the All-Star Game named after Pechone, but also to have him as a close friend.”
Schedule of April games and events
Wednesday, April 19
FSCC Softball vs. Cottey College at Betty Ruth Willard Softball Complex, 2 and 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 20
FSCC Baseball at Johnson County CC, 1 and 4 p.m.
Friday, April 21
FSCC Softball at Ottawa University JV, 2 and 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 22
FSCC Baseball vs. Johnson County CC at Lions Club Field, 1 and 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 23
Pechone Stepps All-Star Game at Arnold Arena, 2 and 4 p.m.
Monday, April 24
FSCC Softball vs. Haskell University at Betty Ruth Willard Softball Complex, 1 and 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25
FSCC Baseball vs. University of Saint Mary at Lions Club Field, 5 and 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26
FSCC Women’s Appreciation Luncheon, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Ellis Family Fine Arts Center
FSCC Softball at Cottey College, 2 and 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 27
FSCC Baseball at Cowley County CC, 1 and 4 p.m.
FSCC Music Department Spring Concert, 7 p.m. at Ellis Family Fine Arts Center
Friday, April 28
FSCC Football Spring Game at Frary Field, 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 29
FSCC Baseball vs. Cowley County CC at Lions Club Field, 1 and 4 p.m.