Monthly Archives: March 2007

T-Duck Baseball First In MAC

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
March 20, 2007

The Richland College baseball team stayed busy over spring break, playing two Metro Athletic Conference series.
They faced the Cedar Valley College Suns March 16-17 and the Tyler Junior College Apaches on March 9-10.
The T-Ducks split both series going 2-3, which now gives them a 18-3 conference record and a 22-11 overall.

Sophomore Sean Winscher got the win for the T-Ducks in their first game against the Suns 13-0.
Winscher and freshman Matt Spade are the only healthy starting pitchers for the T-Ducks.

Head Coach Joe Wharton is utilizing every potential pitcher possible, until sophomore Aaron Bates returns from injury.
Sophomore Garrett Duff is out for the season, leaving the T-Ducks with little depth on the mound.
Freshman Joey Castleman stepped it up in game three against the Suns, coming through with a 7-2 win.

Sophomore Ryan Raaser went 6-9 at bat in the series against the Suns with a homerun in game three.

The T-Ducks were tied for first place with the Apaches. After going 2-3, the T-Ducks took over the first place spot for the MAC.

They won their first game 7-3 with Winscher on the mound. He had 11 strikeouts in 9 innings.
The T-Ducks couldn’t come through in game two, losing 4-9. Spade pitched five innings with eight strikeouts. Freshman Andres Castro attempted the save. In two innings he had three strikeouts, but it wasn’t enough for the win.

The crucial last game went eleven innings. The T-Ducks pulled off a 12-11 win.
Wharton utilized Castleman for 2 innings, freshman Jordan Green for 7 and freshman Brandon Melvin for the last 1.5 innings.

Raaser crushed a triple in the last inning, which ultimately gave the T-Ducks the victory.

The T-Ducks will face the Brookhaven College Bears March 23-24 for their next MAC series.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


Ducks Face Conference Rival March 9 at Home

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
March 6, 2007

The Richland College baseball team has had a flying start to their season, holding an 18-7 overall record and a 14-1 conference record.

The Thunderducks had a conference bye this weekend, but faced the Vernon College Chaparrals March 3 and the Lon Morris Bearcats on March 5.

The Thunderducks sent the Bearcats home after eight innings, defeating them 18-1. They fell short to the Chaparrals in two games on March 3, 6-7 and 2-5.

Sophomore Matt Spade pitched all nine innings sending 13 cats away from the plate and allowing only three hits.

Sophomore Ryan Raaser went 3-5 against the Bearcats, cranking two homers. Sophomore Blake Walker went 2-5 with a homer and three RBI’s.

Sophomore Sean Winscher stepped on the mound in game one on March 3 after sophomore Aaron Bates pulled a lateral muscle. Winscher sent five Chaparrals away from the plate with a K. Freshman Joey Castleman controlled the mound for four innings in game two with three strikeouts and allowing six hits, while Walker went 2-4 with a double and three RBI’s. He is batting just under .500. Saldivar knocked in a homer with 2 RBI’s.

The T-Ducks face the Tyler Junior College Apaches March 9-10 on their home field. The Apaches are tied with the T-Ducks in the MAC, also holding a 14-1 record. The winner of this series will take over the first place spot.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Finish Third In MAC

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
March 1, 2007

The season has come to an end for the Richland College basketball team after losing in the first round of the Metro Athletic Conference tournament to the Mountain View College Lions, 58-61.

The T-Ducks had a slow start in last night’s game, allowing the Lions to get a jump start. At the buzzer, Sophomore Dwight Gentry sunk a three-pointer, but it wasn’t enough to carry them to the next round.

Gentry came through for his season ender going 4-9 from above the arch and 2-2 from the line. He had a season total of 53 three-pointers, making him the lead three-point shooter for the T-Ducks.

Sophomore Nick Morey went 7-15 from the paint. Morey is the lead scorer for the T-Ducks making 420 points for the season. Freshman Brent Creacy came through last night going 4-7 from the field.

Head Coach Coleman Crawford worked well this season, accepting his current position one day before school started in the fall. He carried the T-Ducks through the season, going 15-15 overall and a 7-5 conference record. The T-Ducks finished third in the MAC.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


Coaches Receive National Recognition

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 15, 2007

The Richland College soccer program brought home national titles from both the women’s and men’s teams this past season. They traveled to Herkimer, NY, where they competed and conquered the national title in two hard fought games.

The Thunderduck players and coaches have gained national recognition for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the season of 2006.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America have awarded our athletes and coaches honors to carry on for a lifetime. The NSCAA is the largest single-sport coaching organization in the United States.

They recognized Women’s Head Coach Ashley Gordon as the NSCAA Coach of the year for the Nation and the Region.

Men’s Head Coach Sean Worley was awarded the NSCAA Coach of the Year for the Region.

Both the women’s and men’s teams are ranked No. 1 on the NSCAA poll, which includes all Division III junior colleges in the nation.

The Lady T-Ducks received multiple awards as well. Freshman midfielder Karina Davila was named to the NSCAA First Team All-American. Davila was also awarded player of the year.

Freshman goalkeeper Courtney Bishop and sophomore Traci Gibbs were both named to NSCAA’s Second Team All-American.

Davila, Bishop, Gibbs, freshman midfielder Lauren Scoggins and freshman defender Jessica Grayson were all recognized as the NSCAA/Adidas South/Central Region Team.

For the men, freshman forward Alberto Rodriquez, who was the T-Ducks leading scorer, was named NSCAA Division III First Team All-American. Sophomore goalkeeper Raul Herrera was named to the NSCAA Division III Second Team All-American.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Hold Third In MACrlc

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 15, 2007

The Richland College Thunderducks came out clean after beating the Mountain View College Lions last night 74-53. They now hold a 6-4 conference record and are working their way toward a high seed for the conference tournament, which is held March 1-5.

Sophomore Eli Flores had a record game shooting 100 percent, sinking six out of six of his field goals and four of four from the line. Flores came through with a game total of 16 points with 12 rebounds. Freshman Brent Creacy played an aggressive defensive game coming out with 10 rebounds.

Leading scorer Nick Morey maintained his accuracy scoring 19 points with seven rebounds.

The T-Ducks pulled together offensively and shot 75 percent from the line and 53 percent from the field. They still struggled with turnovers, having 20 for the game, but worked their intensity level up and came through with 15 steals.

They were up against the MAC’s leading scorer, who averages 29 points a game. The T-Ducks limited his touches and kept his scoring down below his average. They attempted to run a zone in the first half, in order to gain control and limit the amount of fouls.

With only two conference games remaining, the T-Ducks are one game behind second place and a game and a half behind first place. They face the Eastfield College Harvesters away, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Baseball Sweep Series

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 12, 2007

The Richland College Thunderduck baseball team swept the defending national champions, Eastfield College Harvesters, in a three-game series Feb. 8-9. They are now 10-1 in conference, having the best start in Head Coach Joe Wharton’s history.

The T-Ducks worked for their win on Friday, coming through in the eighth inning with eight runs, which gave them the 11-10 win. Sophomore Blake Walker hit a grand slam and had a game total of four RBIs.

Sophomore Mark McCain had his first season win for the T-Ducks, pitching seven innings. Sophomore Garrett Duff came in for the save.

In game two, the T-Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning with a double by freshman Jon Masch. The Harvesters got a run in the bottom of the sixth, but the T-Ducks quickly recovered with another run in the top of the seventh, which gave them a comfortable lead.

Sophomore Aaron Bates led the T-Ducks on the mound, giving up only five hits and came through with six strike-outs.

Sophomore Matt Spade stepped on the mound in game three, finishing with 11 strikeouts. Sophomore Seth Plumlee had back-to-back doubles early in the game.

The T-Ducks begin their series against North Lake Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Get Win Over Seahawks

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 12, 2007

The Lamar State Seahawks fell short against the Richland College Thunderducks on Feb. 9. The T-Ducks came through with another conference win, defeating the Seahawks 47-41. The T-Ducks are now 5-4 in conference with three games remaining before the conference tournament.

The Seahawks had six shot clock violations in attempt to run the T-Ducks defense. Their strategy made the T-Ducks work harder, but as a team came through with nine steals.

Sophomore Nick Morey led the T-Ducks with 15 points and seven rebounds, three of which were offensive rebounds. Sophomore Dwight Gentry went 2 for 4 from above the arch.

Freshman Kendall Smith contributed six points and three steals while sophomore Mach Chuol had seven points and seven rebounds.

The T-Ducks shot 65 percent from the line and 57 percent from above the arch.

They face the Mountain View College Lions 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at home.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Beat Defending Champs

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 5, 2007

The Richland College basketball team won their fourth straight conference game 70-62 against the North Lake College Blazers Feb. 3. They now hold a 4-3 conference record.

The Blazers are the defending national champions and defeated the T-Ducks during the first round of conference play.

Sophomore Nick Morey had a double/double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Eli Flores came through with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Sophomore Dwight Gentry kept up his three-point game sinking 5 for 10 with a total of 19 points and 4 steals.

The team to beat is the first place Brookhaven College Bears, which Richland will face at home on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Win, 3-3 In Conference

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 1, 2007

The Richland College basketball team ended its first round of conference play with a win against the Cedar Valley Suns 64-54, Jan. 31.

This gives the T-Ducks a 3-3 conference record, going into the next phase.

From the free-throw line, the T-Ducks went 19-20 and freshman Turhan Square sunk every shot, making 10 for 10.

Sophomore Dwight Gentry led the T-Ducks in points with 16, hitting three for three above the arch. He also led the T-Ducks in rebounds with seven.

Sophomore Nick Morey came through with 13 points and 4 rebounds.

The T-Ducks took control of the ball, only allowing eight turnovers.

The T-Ducks face the North Lake College Blazers at 2 p.m., Feb. 3 on the Blazer’s home court. The Blazers are tied with the Brookhaven College Bears for first place in conference.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.


T-Ducks Sweep Second Conference Win

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Jan. 29, 2007

The Richland College Thunderducks came through 84-76 with another conference win against the Eastfield College Harvesters Jan. 27.

Sophomore center Eli Flores lead the T-Ducks in points with 18 and contributed 6 rebounds. Sophomore power forward Nick Morey had a double/double with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Sophomore shooting guard Dwight Gentry had 13 points.

The T-Ducks shot 52 percent from the field and 50 percent from above the arch. They now hold a 2-3 conference record and face the Cedar Valley Suns at home Jan. 31. This will conclude the first round of conference play.

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For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers. The student body of more than 14,000 college credit students and about 5,000 continuing education students at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.