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1401 S. College Ave.
Levelland TX 79336

PH: 806-716-2220
FX: 806-897-0139
www.spctexans.com

President
Dr. Kelvin Sharp

Athletic Director
Joe Tubb

Athletic Trainer
Will Kelly

Sports Information Director
Joe Walker

General email
lmcculloch@southplainscollege.edu

Region
5

FTE Enrollment
4097








College News
SPC Texan & Lady Texan Sports Articles
November 30, 2011

To learn more about South Plains College athletics please visit our website at www.spctexans.com, where you will find links to live streaming of basketball games, live stats, overall stats, and much more!  You can also become a fan of the Texans and Lady Texans on Facebook by clicking here!

Nov. 26, 2013 - SPC basketball teams travel to Plano for Thanksgiving Classic

Nov. 24, 2013 - Texans remain undefeated with victories over Baltimore City and Collin County

Nov. 21, 2013 - SPC hosts Texan Classic at the Texan Dome

Nov. 16, 2013 - Texans pull away from Seward, remain undefeated

Nov. 16, 2013 - Lady Texans defeated by third-ranked Hutchinson

Nov. 16, 2013 - SPC cross country season ends with conclusion of Half-Marathon

Nov. 15, 2013 - Texans take care of Murray State

Nov. 15, 2013 - Lady Texans come up short against No. 19-ranked Seward

Nov. 14, 2013 - Texan and Lady Texan basketball travel to Seward Classic in Liberal, Kan.

Nov. 14, 2013 - SPC distance runners gunning for championships at half-marathon

Nov. 11, 2013 - Lady Texans earn third straight victory Monday at Texan Dome

Nov. 11, 2013 - Texans earn two-game sweep in Scottsbluff

Nov. 9, 2013 - Texans finish third, Lady Texans fifth at NJCAA Cross Country Championships

Nov. 9, 2013 - Lady Texans clobber Cisco behind 25 points from Dawn

Nov. 9, 2013 - Texans roar past Cougars

Nov. 3, 2013 - Texans make late scoring run to put away Carl Albert

Nov. 2, 2013 - Williams pours in 27 to help Texans hold on versus Paris

Nov. 2, 2013 - Moore and Brainard help Lady Texans survive OT scare

Nov. 1, 2013 - Eastern Arizona too much for Lady Texans in season opener

Nov. 1, 2013 - Texans cruise to season opening victory

Oct. 28, 2013 - Texans relying on experience in 2013-14 season

Oct. 28, 2013 - Lady Texans looking forward to upcoming season

Oct. 27, 2013 - SPC cross country teams each take second at Region 5 meet

Oct. 14, 2013 - Texans win NMJC Cross Country Invitational

Sept. 7, 2013 - Texan cross country dominates Libby Invitational

Aug. 9, 2013 -  World Track Championships begin Aug. 10

July 22, 2013 - SPC finishes sixth in NATYCAA Standings

June 26, 2013 - Track athletes qualify for World Track and Field Championships

June 15, 2013 - Willick finishes 33rd at CNFR

June 13, 2013 - Beene honored by Board of Regents

May 18, 2013 - Texans claim seventh consecutive outdoor team title

May 3, 2013 - Lady Texans Myatt and Moore ink basketball scholarships

April 25, 2013 - Devonte Smith signs to play at UALR

April 23, 2013 - Willick and Ery are CNFR bound

April 22, 2013 - Texans take down 4x100 relay record at Baylor

Mar. 23, 2012 - Texans face Eastern Okla. for chance to play for NJCAA Championship

Mar. 23, 2012 - Henderson looks to find 3-point range (Lubbock AJ)

Mar. 22, 2012 - Late burst lifts Texans (Lubbock AJ)

Mar. 21, 2012 - No. 1 team passes test (Hutch News)

Mar. 21, 2012 - Texans knock off No. 3 Monroe

Mar. 21, 2012 - Top-ranked Texans rally past East Mississippi (Lubbock AJ)

Mar. 20, 2012 - SPC frets a bit in opening victory (Hutch News)

Mar. 20, 2012 - Texans take perfect record into NJCAA tourney (Lubbock AJ)

Mar. 20, 2012 - Kidd's second half surge lifts SPC past East Mississippi

Mar. 18, 2012 - Murphy, Kidd making hay for SPC (Lubbock AJ)

Mar. 16, 2012 - Green guides Texans back to Hutchinson

Mar. 16, 2012 - Henderson, Coach honored by WJCAC (Lubbock AJ)

Mar. 14, 2012 - Henderson tabbed WJCAC MVP; Green named Coach of the Year

Mar. 13, 2012 - Region 5 Championship game highlights

Mar. 11, 2012 - Texans defeat Howard for Region 5 Championship

Mar. 10, 2012 - SPC Texans earn spot in Region 5 championship game

Mar. 8, 2012 - Texans dismantle Temple in opening round of Region 5 tournament

Mar. 6, 2012 - SPC basketball teams excited for Region 5 tournament

Mar. 4, 2012 - SPC track and field enjoys successful beginning to outdoor season

Mar. 4, 2012 - South Plains completes first spring rodeo

Mar. 1, 2012 - No. 1 ranked Texans complete regular season undefeated

Feb. 29, 2012 - Top-ranked Texans look to finish regular season with unblemished record

Feb. 28, 2012 - IPad2 raffle helps raise nearly $2,000 during SPC's Think Pink Night

Feb. 27, 2012 - Texans throttle Western Texas in season's final home contest

Feb. 27, 2012 - Lady Texans secure Region 5 playoff spot with season finale victory over WTC

Feb. 26, 2012 - SPC sophomores play final home game on Holiday Inn Night

Feb. 24, 2012 - Texans rally past Howard to claim WJCAC crown

Feb. 24, 2012 - Sluggish start dooms Lady Texans

Feb. 22, 2012 - SPC basketball still has plenty to play for

Feb. 20, 2012 - Late second half run helps Texans pull away from NMJC

Feb. 20, 2012 - New Mexico too much for Lady Texans

Feb. 17, 2012 - Ameriprise Financial catering fajita dinner for SPC employees during Mondy games

Feb. 16, 2012 - Top-ranked SPC has no trouble with FPC

Feb. 16, 2012 - Lady Texans overcome rocky start to take care of FPC

Feb. 14, 2012 - SPC basketball Thinking Pink vs FPC

Feb. 13, 2012 - No. 1 ranked Texans overpower tenth-ranked Wranglers

Feb. 13, 2012 - Lady Texans earn key victory at Odessa

Feb. 13, 2012 - Think Pink Night highlights busy week for SPC basketball

Feb. 12, 2012 - SPC track and field concludes Tyson with another strong showing

Feb. 11, 2012 - Emanuel sets school record in long jump on day one of Tyson Invite

Feb. 10, 2012 - Prestigious Tyson Invitational up next for track teams

Feb. 9, 2012 - No. 1 ranked Texans remain undefeated, hanging on versus Midland

Feb. 9, 2012 - Midland hands Lady Texans 77-48 loss

Feb. 7, 2012 - Round two of WJCAC schedules loom for No. 1 Texans, Lady Texans

Feb. 6, 2012 - Texans clobber NMMI 114-66

Feb. 4, 2012 - School records tied as SPC Track has another big day

Feb. 3, 2012 - SPC Track competes at Red Raider Open

Feb. 3, 2012 - Texans to honor veterans Feb 6; celebrate Homecoming Feb 9

Feb. 2, 2012 - Top-ranked SPC Texans dominate WTC

Feb. 2, 2012 - Lady Texans whack Western Texas

Feb. 1, 2012 - SPC basketball travels to Snyder for WJCAC contests versus WTC

Jan. 31, 2012 - Texans selected unanimous No. 1

Jan. 30, 2012 - Texans sneak by Howard College to earn 20th victory

Jan. 30, 2012 - Lady Texans knock off Howard behind Moore's 16 points and eight rebounds

Jan. 27, 2012 - Texan & Lady Texan basketball hosts Howard on Best Western Night

Jan. 26, 2012 - Henderson's buzzer beating 3 saves No. 1 SPC

Jan. 26, 2012 - Lady Texans fall to No. 20 New Mexico

Jan. 25, 2012 - SPC basketball hits the road for WJCAC showdown with NMJC

Jan. 25, 2012 - Texan basketball sits atop the latest NJCAA polls

Jan. 23, 2012 - Texans rout Frank Phillips

Jan. 23, 2012 - Lady Texans pick up their first conference victory

Jan. 21, 2012 - SPC track teams shine on final day of TTU Open

Jan. 20, 2012 - SPC track claims four individual titles during day one of TTU Open

Jan. 19, 2012 - Early second half run help Texans win battle of top-5 teams

Jan. 19, 2012 - Lady Texans lose heartbreaker to Odessa

Jan. 18, 2012 - SPC bsketball hosts Odessa on McDonalds Night - No. 2 Texans face No. 5 Wranglers

Jan. 16, 2012 - Texans rip Midland in WJCAC opener, remain undefeated

Jan. 16, 2012 - Lady Texans fall to Midland, 68-50

Jan. 14, 2012 - Texans claim 4x400 relay at Texas Tech Open

Jan. 13, 2012 - McKnight, Taplin take 600-yard dash titles at Texas Tech

Jan. 12, 2012 - SPC basketball begins conference play at Midland

Jan. 11, 2012 - SPC track and field returns to the track January 13

Jan. 9, 2012 - Roberts scores career high 40 points in Lady Texan loss

Jan. 8, 2012 - Parada's 18 points not enough as Lady Texans fall to Phoenix College

Jan. 6, 2012 - Texans blast Artichokes by 28 in final non-conference game

Jan. 6, 2012 - Mesa powers past Lady Texans

Jan. 5, 2012 - Lady Texans earn come-from-behind victory over Scottsdale

Jan. 5, 2012 - Hot handed Henderson leads Texans past Chandler-Gilbert

Jan. 4, 2012 - Lady Texan basketball looking for victories in Arizona

Jan. 3, 2012 - Henderson nails key 3s to help Texans past Mesa CC

Jan. 2, 2012 - Texans take down Glendale thanks to 115 point explosion

Dec. 30, 2011 - Fourth-ranked Texans return to action January 2 at Glendale CC

Dec. 3, 2011 - No. 6 ranked Texans crush Clarendon

Dec. 3, 2011 - Lady Texans struggle against NMJC

Dec. 2, 2011 - Texans hang on to beat Coastal Bend

Dec. 2, 2011 - Lady Texans halt skid with win over Northern Oklahoma

Dec. 1, 2011 - Texans throttle Chihuahua

Dec. 1, 2011  - Lady Texans fall to WTC in first round WJCAC pre-conference tournament

Nov. 30, 2011 - Texans remain steady at No. 6 in latest NJCAA polls

Nov. 26, 2011 - Strong second half helps Texans cruise by Panola

Nov. 26, 2011 - Myatt records double-double in Lady Texan loss to Collin

Nov. 25, 2011 - Texans survive Collin rally to remain undefeated

Nov. 25, 2011 - Lady Texans fall to Tyler on first day of Thanksgiving Classic

Nov. 23, 2011 - Thanksgiving Classic next for SPC basketball

Nov. 21, 2011 - Lady Texans tripped up in Cisco

Nov. 20, 2011 - Second half rally falls short as Lady Texans drop third straight

Nov. 20, 2011 - Lady Texans return home following tough road trip

Nov. 19, 2011 - 1-2 punch helps Lady Texans tie for share of NJCAA Half-Marathon Championship

Nov. 19, 2011 - Kidd's second career double-double helps Texans defeat Collin County

Nov. 18, 2011 - Henderson, Murphy lead Texans past State Fair

Nov. 17, 2011 - No. 7 ranked Texans host SPC Classic November 18-19 at Texan Dome

Nov. 17, 2011 - Lady Texans to face two NJCAA ranked teams at Seward County Days Inn Classic

Nov. 12, 2011 - Goule, Campbell sweep NJCAA cross country individual titles

Nov. 12, 2011 - Lady Texans take down Cisco to win thriller

Nov. 12, 2011 - Texans complete sweep of top-ranked schools with win over Lamar-PA

Nov. 11, 2011 - Texans hang on to defeat No. 6 Trinity Valley



Thanksgiving Classic next for SPC basketball
November 23, 2011

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PLANO, Texas – After having their Thanksgiving turkey, the South Plains College Texan and Lady Texan basketball teams will travel to Plano to participate in the Collin County Thanksgiving Classic November 25-26 where the Texans will look to keep their perfect record intact and the Lady Texans hope to end a four-game skid.

 

At 12 p.m. Friday, the SPC women (1-6) will get the Classic started when they tip-off against the Lady Apaches of Tyler College (5-2).  The Texans (6-0) will have a rematch with against host Collin County (6-2) in the final game of the night at 8 p.m in both teams’ first action since SPC defeated the Cougars 69-59 November 19 at the Texan Dome.

 

On day two of the Classic, the Lady Texans will face Collin County (3-4) at 2 p.m., while the Texans are scheduled to play Panola (2-3) at 6 p.m.

 

Live stats and video of all four games will be provided and can be accessed by visiting www.spctexans.com.



SPC basketball teams slated to begin 2011-12 basketball seasons Nov. 4-5
November 3, 2011

LEVELLAND, Texas – The South Plains College Texan and Lady Texan basketball teams are scheduled to tip-off their 2011-12 basketball seasons with a pair of games each over the November 4-5 weekend as the SPC men will be traveling to Odessa, Texas, and the Lady Texans will hit the road Thursday afternoon for Thatcher, Ariz.

Entering his twelfth season with the Texans, head coach Steve Green will be taking a seasoned group to Odessa for matchups with Ranger College on Friday at 3 p.m. and North Lake College at 2 p.m. in the confines of the O.C. Sports Complex at Odessa College.  Both games will be streamed live over the Internet for all fans to see by visiting www.spctexans.com.

The Texans are coming off a season in which they won 17 games and lost 13, including a record of 6-8 in league play that was good enough for the fourth seed to advance the Texans to the Region 5 tournament for the eleventh consecutive season.

With eight sophomores and a strong core of freshmen talent, the Texans hope to return to the top of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC), and Region 5.  The voters seem to think the Texans can return to the top after voting them to finish second in the WJCAC and giving them a No. 18 NJCAA national ranking.

Top returners for SPC include Greg Gainey, who garnered first team All-WJCAC and Region 5 honors last season, and Derrell Edwards, named to the WJCAC Honorable Mention team.  Other sophomore returners include Malcolm Miller, Stanton Kidd, and Deshaunt Walker.  A few of the newcomers to watch are sophomore transfer Marshall Henderson and freshman Yanick Moreira, a 6-10 post whose size and athleticism should cause problems for opponents offensively and defensively.

Seventh year Lady Texan head coach Michelle Wyatt is trekking west for showdowns with Eastern Arizona and Mesa Community College.  They will play Eastern Arizona at 5:30 p.m. (MST) Friday, November 4 and Mesa CC at 11 a.m. (MST) Saturday, November 5.

The Lady Texans hope to improve upon last season’s record of 19 wins and 9 losses, including an 8-4 record in WJCAC action that saw them tie for second in the conference standings and advance to the Region 5 tournament.

Wyatt’s teams have advanced to the Region 5 championship game in five-of-seven seasons at the helm and will look to returning All-WJCAC first team guard Ashley Roberts to help lead a young team that includes 11 freshmen.  Roberts led the 2010-11 Lady Texan squad with an average of 14.9 points per game, playing in 25 games and starting 19.  Other sophomore returners include Raely Parada and Avril Matthews.



SPC track continues assault on record board in final tune-up
February 18, 2011

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LEVELLAND, Texas – Freshman sensation Natoya Goule broke the NJCAA national record in the 1,000 meter run – her third NJCAA record of the year – and South Plains College athletes continued their dominance in their final meet before next month’s NJCAA championships by breaking five school records and taking 15 individual titles at the Texas Tech athletic training center.

 

Goule, a freshman from Jamaica, bolted to the lead in the women’s 1,000 meter run and never looked back as she dominated the field by nearly 11 seconds.  Goule’s time of 2 minutes, 44.73 seconds broke the 20 year old record previously held by Inez Turner by 4.47 seconds.  Lisa Forsberg (2:55.30) was second in the race in a personal best time.

 

Sophomore Anton Kokorin came within .09 seconds of breaking a long standing record in the men’s 600 meter dash.  Kokorin battled with former Texan Renny Quow over the final 200 meters and held on to defeat Quow with a school record time of 1:17.28. 

 

Only two weeks ago on this track sophomore Isaiah Gill set the school record in the men’s 200 meter dash.  Tonight, Gill had teammate Rondell Bartholomew to reckon with and the two crossed neck the line with identical times of 21.03 seconds to become co-record holders in the event.

 

Niko Williams-Richey toyed with the school record in the men’s 55 meter dash when he finished with a time of 6.37 seconds on January 22.  Williams-Richey became the record holder tonight when he topped the previous best time of 6.36 seconds, crossing the line in 6.35 seconds.

 

Competing in his first heptathlon of the 2011 indoor season, Stormy Smothers two day score of 4,845 points easily bested Jordan Coffman’s 2009 score of 4,625 points.  Smothers began competing Thursday with the 55 dash (7.01), long jump (20-10.50), shot put (36-11) and high jump (6-03.25).  He finished on Friday morning with the 55 hurdles (8.20), pole vault (12-11), and 1,000 meter run (2:45.77).

 

Janelle Redhead nearly regained her school record in the women’s 400 meter dash when she defeated a strong field in 53.50 seconds.  On January 15, Redhead set the standard in the event with a time of 55.20 seconds which was later broke by Goule’s 53.27 second effort on February 5. 

 

Janeil Bellille and Sparkle McKnight swept the top two spots in the women’s 600 meter run.  Bellille crossed the line in 1:33.71, while McKnight finished just behind in 1:34.01.

 

South Plains College athletes took the top four spots in the men’s 800 meter run, with all finishing in personal best times.  Shevaun Marsh (1:54.49) led the way, while Roblet Muhudin (1:54.92), Julian Parker (1:55.14), and Kourt’ney Payne (1:55.38) completed the Texan sweep.

 

In other running action, Kemoy Campbell (2:28.65) held off his opponents in the men’s 1,000 meter run; Isacc Placencia (4:28.55) won the men’s mile in a season best time; and SPC distance runner Kadian Dunkley (10:49.57) and Jonathan Lira ran away from the field in the women’s and men’s 3,000 meter run.

 

Jessica Franklin and Keri Emanuel each jumped a season best of 18-10.50 to finish in a tie in the women’s long jump.

 

In the women’s triple jump, Emanuel again finished second, this time behind teammate Victoria Flemons.  Flemons had a season best leap of 40-04.00, while Emanuel’s best jump was 39-01.00.  Samantha Cooper (36-07.00) finished third.

 

Ronson Small dominated a small field in the men’s triple jump with a season best of 49-08.50.

 

Anthony May is scheduled to compete in the men’s high jump, which has yet to begin.  May broke the school record just last week at the Tyson Foods Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas when he cleared 7-00.50.

 

The Texans and Lady Texans will have two weeks to rest and prepare for the NJCAA national championships held March 4-5 at the Texas Tech athletic training center.  South Plains College swept both men’s and women’s team titles the last time they competed at the indoor championships in 2009.



Texans hammer No. 16 ranked Odessa College
January 21, 2011

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LEVELLAND, Texas – The South Plains College Texans improved to 2-2 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) play with a huge 75-60 win over No. 16 ranked Odessa College Thursday night at the Texan Dome.  South Plains is now 13-6 overall.

 

Four of SPC’s starting five scored in double figures, led by Greg Gainey who scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.  Malcolm Miller dropped in 15 points, while Brandon Thompson and Derrell Edwards added 14 and 12 points, respectively.  Stanton Kidd was big off the bench with 11 points.

 

It looked like the Texans might put the game away early as they found themselves up by ten points, 23-13, with 8:03 to go in the first half of play.  The Wranglers pulled as close three points before the Texans took a six point lead to intermission.

 

Odessa took their first lead of the second half at the 12:49 mark when Kevin Schaffartzik hit a jumper to make it a 41-40 game.  Jermonte Bush converted two free throws and then Derrick Barden took advantage of Malcolm Miller turnover to give Odessa 45-40 advantage.

 

South Plains answered with a 10-0 scoring run that reversed the deficit.  Odessa would pull to within two points with 6:50 to go in the game, but that is as close as they would get.  Leading 54-52, the Texans went on a scoring rampage that put them ahead by as many as 18 points on their way outscoring their opponents 21-8 over the final minutes to cruise to a 15 point victory.  The loss drops Odessa to 17-3 overall and 3-1 within the conference.

 

The Texans are scheduled to travel to Borger on Monday where they will take on Frank Phillips College at 7:45 p.m.  The Plainsmen (11-9, 1-3) notched their first conference victory when they defeated New Mexico Military Institute 78-69 on Thursday evening.



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Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 34

Men's Championships: 22
Women's Championships: 12

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division I Basketball: 2008, 2012
  • Men's Division I Cross Country: 1991, 1996, 1997
  • Men's Marathon/Half Marathon: *1993, *1995, *2006, *2008, *2009, 2014
  • Men's Indoor Track & Field: 1986, 2007, 2009, 2013 
  • Men's Division Outdoor Track & Field: 2007# , 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Women's Division I Cross Country: 2006
  • Women's Marathon/Half Marathon: *1997, *2002, *2010&, ^2011, 
  • Women's Indoor Track & Field: 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Women's Outdoor Track & Field: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

*Invitational Tournament

#Shared title with Central Arizona College
&Shared title with Cowley County CC, Kan.
^Shared title with Iowa Central CC 







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