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Skippers Sink Raiders

“There were a lot of bodies flying in different directions,” said men’s basketball coach Dale Vos. Bodies tossed, scrambled, and sliced in a conference clash with Oakland Community College with the Skippers reigning victorious 80-73.
In the first half, the action was hot enough to peel the new paint off the gym walls. Both teams were back to back in the first half with scoring drives and plenty of rebounding.
Sophomore Devin Kling of Memphis, dropped three three-pointers in the first half. The scoring leader of the half was sophomore Kieon Arkwright from Flint with 13 points.
“This definitely is a game we needed to win and Oakland was a good team,” said Arkwright.
However, the Raiders were fighting right alongside the Skipper gents. Both teams battled head-to-head till the half time buzzer with the score 41-39 Skippers.
The second half shaped up to be more of the same. However, the Skippers came prepared after halftime. The team took advantage of their rebounding chances against Oakland. Sophomore Jake Stark from Richmond finished the game with a team-high seven rebounds.
What may have decided it all were two late three-pointers from Eric Mack, Jr. “Coach told us at half time we needed to box out more,” said Mack. And box out they did, earning 13 second-half rebounds that lifted the Skippers past Oakland.
This game gave the Raiders their first Michigan Community College Athletic Association loss of the season.
“The main focus of this game was defense and rebounds,” Coach Vos said. “The team probably got sick of hearing it, but I kept pressing the fact that we needed to just play our game close with these guys.”
The Skippers tacked on another victory making them 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Their next game is Thursday at number fourteen ranked Mott Community College.

Grand Slam at Renaissance Festival

The St. Clair County Community College baseball team along with parents, coaches, friends and area high school honor society students teamed up to raise $44,991.89 running a food court with 13 booths at the Michigan Renaissance Festival during the fall semester.
The food court ran seven weekends from August through October and was the largest amount ever raised by an SC4 athletic fundraiser.
The money will cover all of the team’s overnight and spring training travel costs. As SC4 was forced to make cuts because of the economy, the baseball team and other athletic teams are picking up the slack in fundraising efforts for their respective programs.
The Renaissance Festival was made possible by Assistant Head Coach Ken Vernier who had the contact with the festival according to Skipper’s head coach Denny Dwyer.
Dwyer said, “This was only made possible by a tremendous effort by all the players, coaches, and even their friends and families.” Dwyer said, “It wasn’t easy, but the team pulled together and earned every penny of this.”
Shawn M. Starky, Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Legislative Affairs said, “The college is proud of our baseball team’s efforts.” Starkey said “The fact that parents, friends and others also worked on this fundraiser speaks volumes about the support the baseball team has in our community.”
Starkey said, “We congratulate coaches Denny Dwyer and Ken Vernier on leading the team to the most successful athletic fundraiser in SC4 history.”
Good news travels fast. All the way to the Director of Athletics, men’s basketball and golf coach at SC4 Dale R. Vos. Vos said, “I am tremendously impressed by the leadership of the coaches and the diligence of the student athletes.”
Vos said, “These folks put in approximately 30 hours per weekend for 7 weekends all to help better their, and our, team.”
The Skipper’s are not done fundraising. They are putting on the Battle of the Bands contest and raffling off a trip to Hawaii to name a few in the upcoming weeks.