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Recruiting Blitz Continues
North Central Missouri College Head softball Coach Steve Richman is continuing to bring in talent for the Lady Pirates softball program. Over the past two weeks, Richman has picked up three signings in Ashlyn DeMint of Hardin-Central, Kennedy Childers of Putnam County and Macie Bohannon of Nodaway-Holt.
DeMint comes to North Central as a utility player that Richman believes can provide the program depth at multiple positions.

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Marketing And New Programs Top NCMC Agenda Items

The marketing of North Central Missouri College took center stage at a meeting of college trustees held on Tuesday evening in the Frey Administrative Center.
Craig Sager, director of marketing, said his emphasis during the five months he’s been in the position has been to establish a consistent message and brand for NCMC. Sager discussed the new NCMC website, which he said will be easy to navigate and will be

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NCMC Ag Instructor Announces Retirement

North Central Missouri College will be seeking a new faculty member following the retirement of one its agriculture instructors, which was announced during a meeting of college trustees on Tuesday.
David Nowland, who has spent the past 12 years as agriculture instructor, has announced his retirement, effective at the end of his contract year on June 30, 2017. Nowland was instrumental in the college’s expansion of its agriculture program, including

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NCMC Board Approves Nursing Salary Schedule

A new salary schedule for nursing instructors at North Central Missouri College was approved during a meeting Tuesday night, this following a September announcement that the college had received a grant to help pay for those increases.
Trustees approved the new salary schedule for nursing instructors, showing increases that had earlier been approved. Nine salaries were shown with the increases totaling $44,450. Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences Brooke McAtee

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NCMC Trio Honored By NJCAA

Madi Trump

Madi Trump

Landon Figg

Landon Figg

Camille Buttorff

Camille Buttorff

North Central Missouri College had three athletes named to the NJCAA Academic All-America team. Landon Figg of the baseball team, Madi Trump of the softball team and Camille Buttorff of the women’s basketball team were recognized for academic excellence.
The NJCAA breaks academic All-Americans down into three levels. Trump and Figg both received the Pinnacle Award – for students with grade-point averages of 4.00.

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Lady Pirates Bounce Back With Road Split

Just one day after managing five hits and no runs in two games combined, the North Central Missouri College softball team rallied its offense, collecting 20 runs on 26 hits in two games combined against Maple Woods Community College on Thursday in Kansas City. The end result was a split as NCMC took game one 13-5, but lost game two, 10-9.
Game One
The Lady Pirates were held scoreless in

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NCMC Women Survive And Advance

R-T Photo/Seth Herrold North Central’s Maggie Graves puts in two points during the Lady Pirates’ 76-50 win over Wentworth Military Academy Tuesday night in Trenton. Graves led all scorers with 17 points.

R-T Photo/Seth Herrold
North Central’s Maggie Graves puts in two points during the Lady Pirates’ 76-50 win over Wentworth Military Academy Tuesday night in Trenton. Graves led all scorers with 17 points.

The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates overcame a bit of a slow start against Wentworth Military Academy to take a 76-50 victory on Tuesday night at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton. The win advanced the Lady

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Lady Pirates Top Ellsworth, 69-58

The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates’ basketball team scored a 69-58 victory on the road Monday night, defeating Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA. The men’s game scheduled to follow the women’s contest was cancelled due to inclement weather entering the area.
The Lady Pirates narrowly outscored Ellsworth in each of the opening three quarters, establishing a lead that would hold through the final frame. Madison Winters had

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NCMC Dealt Road Losses In Region Play

A trip to Kansas City on Saturday resulted in two losses for the North Central Missouri College basketball teams as the Lady Pirates and Pirates both fell to Penn Valley Community College. The North Central women were on the wrong end of a defensive contest, falling 66-48, while the North Central men came up just short, losing 106-103 in overtime.
Lady Pirates
The North Central women jumped out to an

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