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Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:59 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:04 a.m. CDT

Champion photos

The Creston News Advertiser will publish team photos of any championship teams from Creston Little Leagues. Turn in to the front desk for temporary use by the sports staff, or email to sports@crestonnews.com.

Submissions must include identification of players and coaches as well as any team members not pictured. Include the name of the team, the league and age group.

For information contact the sports staff at sports@crestonnews.com or call 641-782-2141 ext. 232.

Academic award

BOONE — Sophomore softball player Shelby Kramer of Creston is among six Des Moines Area Community College athletes honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their academic achievements during the 2012-13 school year.

Kramer is among three DMACC athletes honored for Superior Academic Achievement, which goes to student-athletes whohave a grade point average of 3.8 to 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

The softball team had a team GPA of 3.29.

SWCC recruits

The Southwestern men’s basketball team has signed guard Richard Desvarieux from McArthur High School in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Desvarieux anchored a squad that won its district championship for the first time in 80 years. Coach Mike Holmes said Desvarieux’s skills contributing to being named to the Brevard County All-Star Team are his ability to defend, rebound from the guard position and finish around the basket.

Also recently signed is senior point-guard and 3-point shooter Nick Lenhard of Falcon High School in Falcon, Colo., which is a suburb of Colorado Springs. He becomes the third Colorado player to play for the Spartans in three years. Coach Holmes said Lenhard is a heady point guard able to make in-game adjustments, and “ideal for our system.”

Coach Holmes is finishing a large recruiting class to replace nine sophomores from the 2012-13 squad. He said all-region guard Marquealis Edwards of Minneapolis is now a member of the University of Mary team, a Division II team in Bismarck, N.D.

Devin Kastrup of Colorado is now a member of Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. Guard Marcus Littleton of Norwalk joined the William Penn University team in Oskaloosa.

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