LCC Booster Club Banquet this Wednesday

The Lamar Community College Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club will host its third annual Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the LCC Wellness Center. The banquet will feature two special guests, LCC alumna Michelle Reynolds and Lamar native Scott Elarton. LCC coaches will also give updates on their seasons — complete or in progress.

Tickets are on sale at a cost of $12.00 each. The menu includes pork ribs, beef brisket, salad, potatoes, carrots, and strawberry shortcake.

Michelle Reynolds was a member of the LCC Softball team from 2005-2007, where she spent many extra hours on the field improving her skills. In her first season with the Lopes she was recognized as an All-Region 1st team infielder. She was also an Academic All-American with a 3.9 GPA during her time at LCC. During her time in the program she truly learned what hard work means in both physical and mental aspects. After graduating from LCC she moved on to play Division I Softball at Colorado State University (Fort Collins). Michelle completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at CSU and graduated with a 3.9 GPA. She has continued on to graduate school at CSU. Reynolds will graduate with her Master’s of Science in Exercise Science this May and plans to work in sports rehab, coach high school softball, and raise a family.

Lamar native Scott Elarton graduated from Lamar High School in May 1994. At Lamar High School, Scott was a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball, and a three-year letterman in football. Upon graduation from high school, he was awarded the 1994 Fred Steinmark High School Athlete of the Year Award, based upon his athletic ability, academic achievement and good citizenship. In the minds of most Lamar residents, Elarton could be the best all-around athlete to ever graduate from Lamar High School.

Scott was offered a scholarship to Stanford University but declined the scholarship when he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the first round of the 1994 baseball draft as the 25th selection overall. Scott was called up to the Houston Astros on June 20, 1998. During 1998, he pitched predominantly as a relief pitcher. He played in the National League playoffs in 1998 against San Diego and in 1999 against the Atlanta Braves. His best year in the major leagues was 2000 when he was named the Astros pitcher of the year. During that season, Scott was named as National League Player of the week for the week of August 6, 2000 and had a 17 and 7 win/loss record as a starter for Houston. This record was obtained despite the fact that he missed one full month of the season.

After suffering a rotator cuff injury, Scott was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 2001 and later played for the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals before ending his career in the Chicago White Sox organization. Scott pitched in an era of heavy steroid use and against such hitters as Barry Bonds and Mark Maguire. During his career, Scott endured three shoulder surgeries as well as other injuries, all of which cut his career short. He and his family still live in eastern Colorado.

To purchase tickets, contact any LCC Booster Club member or Jenna Johnson at 336.1678 or


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