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c spire Baseball News

Two-Sport Standout Walker Captures MACJC Player Of The Week Honors
Co-Lin Baseball Tryouts Are Set
ECCC Baseball Set To Host Gulf Coast In First Round Of Playoffs
Baseball Wildcats Swept At Holmes To Finish Season
East Mississippi Completes Baseball Season On Positive Note With 6-5 Comeback Win Over Southwest
No. 2 Bobcats Host Mississippi Delta In MACJC Playoffs
No. 2 Bobcats Split With Meridian To End Regular Season
Bears Close Regular Season With Doubleheader Split At East Mississippi
ICC Baseball Draws Meridian In Opening Round Of MACJC Playoffs
Hinds CC Baseball Heads To Northwest For MACJC First Round
Bulldogs Clinch Playoff Spot With Sweep
CCC Baseball Closes Season Against Meridian, Jones
Moore Named MACJC Pitcher Of The Week
ICC Athletics Summer Camps
MACJC Baseball Players Of The Week - Week Thirteen
Hinds CC Baseball Has Three More Standouts Ink In Spring Signing Period
JCJC's Hollis Signs Baseball Scholarship With Blue Mountain College
Eagles Sweep Rangers In Error-Filled Doubleheader
Walk-off Winner In Opener And Three Homers In Nightcap Spark EMCC To Home Baseball Sweep Over Gulf Coast
Northeast Baseball Home Finale Postponed
Two-Sport Standout Walker Captures MACJC Player Of The Week Honors
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Northeast Mississippi Community College two-sport sensation Bailey Walker has secured the first prestigious recognition of his promising career on the baseball diamond.

Walker was honored as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week for all games contested between April 25 and May 1.

“Bailey’s a good player for us,” said Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson. “His effort is off the chart. He runs as hard as he can down the line. He’s just going to continue to grow and get better everyday.

“We didn’t really know what we were going to get out of him as much because he wasn’t with us in the fall. But he came out in the spring and worked really hard. He took the three-hole spot from day one so we kept him there.”

Walker extended his stellar season at the plate during Northeast’s doubleheaders against both Mississippi Delta Community College and Southwest Mississippi Community College.

The Lake Cormorant High School graduate batted .625 in that stretch with 10 hits in 16 total at bats. Walker had multiple hits in all four games for the Tigers with identical 5 for 8 series.

He lifted Northeast to a 9-7 victory over the Trojans with a three-hit outing. Walker singled through the hole between third base and shortstop in the opening inning and later came around to score the Tigers’ second run.

Walker gave Northeast some early breathing room one frame later with an opposite field double that easily plated Taylor Bobo and Garrison Howell. He later reached on an infield single in the fifth to conclude his outstanding game.

He added a pair of singles in the nightcap at Mississippi Delta. Both of his base knocks landed safely in right field with his initial hit in the first inning and another in the sixth.

Walker had two hits in the first contest against the Bears. He was safe on a chopper to second base in the sixth inning and then touched home plate two batters later on Andrew Lambert’s single.

The 6-2, 190 pounder concluded his phenomenal week with three more base knocks in the final matchup versus Southwest. Walker had RBI singles in both the third and ninth frames for the Tigers.

“This is a big award,” Walker said. “I found the holes and beat out a lot of infield hits. I love doing stuff like that. It feels really good. You’ve gotta get down, get dirty and make everything happen.”

Walker paced Northeast in several offensive categories during his freshman campaign. He amassed a solid .375 batting average and .581 slugging percentage, which were both the best on the squad.

He also had team-highs of 31 RBIs, 11 doubles, 11 stolen bases, four triples and three home runs. Walker finished in a stalemate with Howell for the most runs scored at 35.

Walker became the first Tiger to accumulate over 50 hits in one year since current University of Memphis (Tenn.) star Trent Turner and University of North Alabama standout Heath Wood both did so during the 2014 season.

He was a member of the Northeast football program during the fall as well and saw action in all nine contests. Walker was an asset for the Tigers as both a quarterback and punter.

Walker accounted for six touchdowns from behind center between passing and rushing, including two score performances versus Pearl River Community College and Mississippi Delta.

He tallied the second most rushing yards for Northeast at 313 and trailed only Tiberias Lampkin, who is now at Mississippi State University. Walker had a career-high 60-yard touchdown run at Coahoma Community College.

Walker punted 24 times and landed four of those inside the 20-yard line. He had a season-best 59-yard boot against Mississippi Delta and averaged 33.8 yards per punt.

He is the first MACJC Player of the Week recipient for the Tigers since Justin Neal, who went on to play at Christian Brothers (Tenn.) University, garnered the accolade on April 30, 2013.

c spire Men's Basketball News

JCJC Hosts Youth Basketball Camp On June 11
D.J. Flippin Inks With The University Of Mount Olive
Sorrell Becomes Second Tiger To Sign At North Alabama In Last Two Years
Former Basketball Coach James Washington To Be Inducted Into MACJC Hall Of Fame
SMCC Forward Terrell Miller Signs With Murray State
Four Bobcats Participate In MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
North Women, Men Capture Annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
PRCC Adds Columbus Duo To Men’s Basketball Program
Holmes CC Players Contribute To MACJC North Allstars Victory
Big Crowd Makes Inaugural All-star Classic A Success
ECCC Hosts Second Annual High School All-Star Basketball Games
Bobcats Ink Three Basketball Players
Watson Kennedy To Play In MACJC All-Star Game
East Mississippi To Be Well Represented In Friday’s ECCC-hosted MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
PRCC Adds Six Players To Men’s Basketball Program
Willis, Magee Earn Postseason Honors
Willis, Magee Earn Postseason Honors
Pearl River’s Willis Named Third-team NJCAA All-America
Hinds CC Men’s Basketball To Hold Tryout On April 19
Wright Earns Pair Of Coach Of The Year Honors Following Historic Season
JCJC Hosts Youth Basketball Camp On June 11
Release Date: 5/3/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will host a Youth Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 11 at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

The camp is for boys and girls entering grades K-7. Cost is $30 per player with sibling discounts available ($5 for additional family members). Registration fee includes a JC Dreams Camp dri-fit t-shirt and lunch. Day of camp registration will be on a space available basis.

JCJC players and coaches will be on hand to show youngsters the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling and sportsmanship.

To register for the camp go to www.jcjcathletics.com, go to the “Men’s Basketball” page, click on “Youth Camp”, fill out the registration form and send it in to Jones County Men’s Basketball, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact assistant coach Yusef Fitzgerald at 601-624-1413 or yusef.fitzgerald@jcjc.edu.

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c spire Women's Basketball News

JCJC Hosts Youth Basketball Camp On June 11
MGCCC’s Courtney White Signs With Point University
Winstead-Mackay Named To MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
Southwest Forward Lillie Snowden Signs With LSU-Alexandria
Lady Bears’ Teshia Jones Signs With William Carey
Newcomb To Represent Southwest In Mississippi CC Sports Hall Of Fame Class Of ‘16
Belhaven Lady Blazers’ Basketball Signs Lady Bears’ Tatyana Turner
SMCC Lady Bear Gray To Play At Belhaven
Former NJCAA All-American, All-SEC Athlete Dilworth Elected To MACJC Hall Of Fame
MGCCC’s Markeisha Watson Signs Division I Scholarship
North Women, Men Capture Annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Dates Announced For Brent Harris Basketball Camps
Holmes CC Lady Bulldogs Shine In MACJC Allstar Game
Big Crowd Makes Inaugural All-star Classic A Success
ECCC Hosts Second Annual High School All-Star Basketball Games
Allen, Collins To Play In MACJC All-Star Game
PRCC To Host Inaugural Area High School All-star Game
East Mississippi To Be Well Represented In Friday’s ECCC-hosted MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Fletcher Announces 14 Signees For Lady Wildcat Basketball Program
Lady Bobcats Sign Four Basketball Standouts
JCJC Hosts Youth Basketball Camp On June 11
Release Date: 5/3/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will host a Youth Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 11 at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

The camp is for boys and girls entering grades K-7. Cost is $30 per player with sibling discounts available ($5 for additional family members). Registration fee includes a JC Dreams Camp dri-fit t-shirt and lunch. Day of camp registration will be on a space available basis.

JCJC players and coaches will be on hand to show youngsters the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling and sportsmanship.

To register for the camp go to www.jcjcathletics.com, go to the “Men’s Basketball” page, click on “Youth Camp”, fill out the registration form and send it in to Jones County Men’s Basketball, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact assistant coach Yusef Fitzgerald at 601-624-1413 or yusef.fitzgerald@jcjc.edu.

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c spire Football News

All-American QB Gardner Minshew Inks With East Carolina
Former Hinds CC Football Stars Dennis & Price Sign Free Agent Deals
ICC Athletics Summer Camps
Former ICC Football Star Inks Deal With New York
Former ICC Football Standout Signs With Indianapolis Colts
Tarow Barney Signs Free Agent Contract With New York Jets
Former EMCC And Alabama Standout Jarran Reed Picked By Seattle Seahawks In Second Round Of NFL Draft
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
Former EMCC President Dr. Tommy Davis Inducted Into Mississippi Community And Junior College Sports Hall Of Fame
Jeff Posey Inducted Into Sports Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC’s Minor Hines Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
JCJC’s Branch Inducted Into MCJC Sports Hall Of Fame
MGCCC Will Hold Spring Scrimmage Wednesday
PRCC Set To Complete Spring Football With Scrimmage On Thursday
Buckley’s Bobcats Open Spring Football Practice
JCJC Holds 17th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Inaugural EMCC Football Golf Tournament Slated For April 29 At Lion Hills In Columbus
Hinds CC Releases 2016 Football Schedule
CCC Football Will Host Its Maroon & White Spring Game
PRCC Football Team Honing Skills During Spring Practice
All-American QB Gardner Minshew Inks With East Carolina
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA, Miss. – Northwest Mississippi Community College all-american quarterback Gardner Minshew signed a grant-in-aid with East Carolina University on Tuesday afternoon, making him the 14th Ranger to continue his career at the next level from last season's national championship team.

"It's a great opportunity for me to go in and play and a great school with a ton of fan support," Minshew said. "I'm ready to get in there and continue the tradition they already have in place. The meeting with the coaching staff is really what sealed it for me. I have a lot of faith in those guys and where they will take the program."

Minshew joined the Rangers after a spring stint at Troy University and had a stellar freshman campaign.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Brandon product was named an NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention and First Team All-MACJC selection after throwing for 3,288 yards (third in a single-season at Northwest) and 28 touchdowns and completing 61 percent of his passes (223-of-367). He led the MACJC and was second in the NJCAA in passing yards and attempts, fourth in completions, fifth in touchdown passes and seventh in passing yards/game.

Minshew showed out in the Rangers' 66-13 drubbing of 2nd-ranked Rochester (Minn.) in the NJCAA national championship game, completing 23-of-30 passes for a career-high 421 yards and five touchdowns en route to Mississippi Bowl Committee Player of the Year honors. All told, Minshew guided the Rangers to an unprecedented six wins over nationally-ranked teams during the year.

The national championship was the Rangers' third in program history and first since 1992. Northwest also won its ninth conference championship last season, defeating No. 6 Mississippi Gulf Coast 34-24 on Nov. 7, 2015.

Prior to his successful stint with Northwest, Minshew was also a top name in the Mississippi high school ranks at Brandon. As a senior, he helped the Bulldogs to a 12-2 overall record and completed 243 passes for 3,541 yards and 31 touchdowns. He ended his time at Brandon as one of the metro area's most successful quarterbacks with 11,222 career passing yards and 105 total touchdowns and was named the south's offensive MVP in the 2014 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game.

Off the field, Minshew was inducted into the Brandon High School Hall of Fame and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Minshew will be the sixth player to join an FBS program from this year's team when he enrolls at ECU towards the end of May. He will have four years to play three for the Pirates.

c spire Golf News

ECCC Golf Team Finishes Fourth In NJCAA Region 23 Championship
Nail-biter No. 9: MGCCC Wins Another Region Crown
NJCAA Region 23 Golf Tournament Final Round Results
East Mississippi’s Daniel Schroeder Places Seventh At NJCAA Region 23 Golf Championship
Local FCA Names Golf Tournament In Honor Of JCJC Athletic Director
EMCC’s Daniel Schroeder Tied For Fourth After Round 1 Of NJCAA Region 23 Golf Championship
No. 2 Bulldogs Lead By 6 After First Round
Gulf Coast Golfers Aiming For 9th Straight Region Crown
Gulf Coast Remains Second In Latest Poll
Northwest Cards Fifth Place Finish At MACJC Golf Championship
East Central Golf Team Advances To NJCAA Region 23 Tournament Play
EMCC Places Seventh At MACJC State Golf Championship; Daniel Schroeder Earns Regional Invite
Motter, Bulldogs Defend State Titles
Defending Champion Bulldogs Lead After First Round
Inaugural EMCC Football Golf Tournament Slated For April 29 At Lion Hills In Columbus
No. 2 MGCCC Begins State Title Defense Saturday
Hinds CC & Eagle Ridge To Host Junior Clinics In June & July
MGCCC’s George Kawell Signs Golf Scholarship With Delta State
Men's Golf Posts Third Place Finish At Meridian
East Central’s Golf Team Finishes Fourth In MACJC Event
ECCC Golf Team Finishes Fourth In NJCAA Region 23 Championship
Release Date: 4/27/2016
East Central Community College

The East Central Community College golf team took fourth place in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Championship held April 25-26 at Back Acres Country Club in Senatobia.

Five teams fought for a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament May 24-27 at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.

As a team, the Warriors shot 649 and fell short of advancing to the national championship.

Sophomore Zack Hammons of Raleigh High School finished ninth in the NJCAA Region 23 Championship after shooting an eight-over par 152 over the 36-hole tournament.

Other East Central golfers in the championship included sophomore Tristan Hernandez of Leake Academy, who finished with a 17-over par 161 and tied for 19th; Kade Mathner of Enterprise (Ala.) High School, who tied at 24th with a score of 168; Nathan Nance out of Newton County High School, who also finished tied for 24th with a score of 168; and Graham Winstead out of Neshoba Central High School, who finished 30th with a score of 186.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College won the championship in a playoff with Meridian Community College.


c spire Rodeo News

EMCC To Be Represented For Sixth Consecutive Year At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Finishes Fourth In Men’s Team Rodeo Competition At Northwest Mississippi
Marcus Theriot’s Fourth All-around Regional Title Leads EMCC To Third-place Team Finish At UT Martin
Katelyn Nicholson Leads East Mississippi Women To Rodeo Team Title At Arkansas-Monticello
East Mississippi Men Finish Third While Hosting NIRA Ozark Region Rodeo In West Point
East Mississippi To Host Collegiate Rodeo This Week At The Ranch In West Point
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Stands 18th Nationally After First-place Finish At Southern Arkansas Event
All-Around Cowboy Marcus Theriot Leads EMCC To Runner-up Finish At West Alabama Rodeo Showdown
East Mississippi Enjoys Team And Individual Rodeo Success During Season-opening Event In Missouri
FIVE STANDOUTS COMPRISE EIGHTH NORTHEAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS
ICC Announces 2015 Athletic Hall Of Fame Inductees
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Bull Rider Winston Cheek Paces East Mississippi To 25th-place Team Finish At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In College National Finals Rodeo In Casper, Wyo.
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
Will Tindall Signs Rodeo Scholarship With Northwest
EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC To Be Represented For Sixth Consecutive Year At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
Release Date: 5/4/2016
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Culminating with a program-best, third-place men’s team regional finish this season, the East Mississippi Community College rodeo team will send three participants to next month’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Men’s and women’s All-Around regional champions Marcus Theriot and Katelyn Nicholson will be joined by saddle bronc rider Kody Rinehart, June 12-18 at the Casper Events Center, as more than 400 collegiate cowboys and cowgirls compete for national individual and team rodeo championships.

Theriot, the 2014 National High School Finals All-Around Cowboy, enters this year’s CNFR as the nation’s second-ranked collegiate cowboy with 2,060 total points. The Poplarville native trails only Jared Parke of top-ranked Blue Mountain Community College, who has compiled 3,414 points during the 2015-16 college rodeo season. This past weekend at the UA Cossatot-hosted sixth annual Colts College Rodeo in Texarkana, Arkansas, Theriot claimed his fifth All-Around regional event title of the season by scoring 300 of the team’s 440 points.

Along with claiming the All-Around men’s title among the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region, Theriot also collected regional titles in calf roping (755 points) and team roping-header (670 points) to rank fourth and eighth nationally, respectively. The reigning Mississippi High School Rodeo Association Boys’ All-Around Champion also finished as the Ozark Region’s reserve champion in steer wrestling (635 points).

On the women’s side, Nicholson likewise captured All-Around honors to complete the EMCC sweep within the Ozark Region’s respective All-Around individual standings. With a pair of All-Around regional event titles on the year, Nicholson clinched the season championship by finishing as reserve champion at last week’s regular season-ending rodeo at UA Cossatot. A native of Lawrence, Nicholson’s first-place effort in barrel racing at UA Cossatot allowed her to edge UT Martin’s Nealey Dalton by just 20 points (820-800) for this year’s Ozark Region barrel racing title. Nicholson will also compete in goat tying at next month’s CNFR after finishing 10th in the event within the region during the regular season.

Rinehart will make a return trip to the College National Finals Rodeo after competing independently for Blue Mountain College last year. The Kossuth High School product placed third in saddle bronc riding competition with 680 total points during this year’s Ozark Region schedule.

Concluding this year’s 10-event Ozark Region regular-season slate last week with a pair of third-place team finishes at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, East Mississippi’s rodeo teams respectively placed third and seventh in the final regular-season regional team standings. The EMCC men totaled 3,620 points during the year to finish only behind nationally third-ranked UT Martin and No. 8 Missouri Valley College within the region. EMCC’s women collected 1,240 total points on the year.

This season marks the second straight year that East Mississippi will have three competitors participating in the College National Finals Rodeo. A season ago in Casper, EMCC bull rider Winston Cheek earned 125 points by advancing to the championship round to give the men’s team a program-best, 25th-place national finish. Coach Morgan Goodrich’s 2014-15 team was also represented by fellow bull rider Justin Reeves and All-Around regional reserve champion cowgirl Kelsey Kennemer, who competed in team roping and barrel racing at last year’s CNFR.

Two years ago at nationals, EMCC’s team roping tandem of Colt Fisher and Justin Pruitt advanced to the finals in leading the Lions to their previous-best, 28th-place team finish in national competition. Under Goodrich’s guidance, East Mississippi previously earned consecutive 35th-place men’s team showings during CNFR events held in 2012 and 2013.

Come next month, East Mississippi Community College will have been represented in the College National Finals Rodeo for the sixth consecutive year with at least one cowboy or cowgirl participating annually at nationals since the program’s inception in 2010.

The College National Finals Rodeo is where the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) annually crowns individual event champions in saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying. The top three student-athletes in each event and the top two men’s and women’s teams from each of the NIRA’s 11 regions annually qualify for the CNFR. With more than 400 cowboys and cowgirls from over 100 universities and colleges expected to compete individually next month in Casper, national team championships will also be awarded in the men’s and women’s divisions.


c spire Men's Soccer News

Cara Harrison And Bryden Reed Win Hinds CC Eagle Awards
Lashlee, Malli Sign To Play Soccer At Belhaven
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
PRCC Soccer Teams Welcome Signing Class Of 2016
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 13-17
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts This Weekend
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 16
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
ECCC Men’s Sophomore Soccer Players Honored At Fall Sports Awards Banquet
ECCC Men’s Soccer Team To Hold Open Tryouts
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
Co-Lin Set To Host Soccer Tryouts
MGCCC Will Hold Men's Soccer Tryout
New Bling: Rangers Unveil National Championship Rings
Calvert Named Co-Lin’s Sports Information Coordinator
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts In February
SMCC Sets Soccer Tryout Date
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts In February
JCJC Holds Men’s Soccer Tryouts On Feb. 20
Cara Harrison And Bryden Reed Win Hinds CC Eagle Awards
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Cara Harrison (Clinton) and Bryden Reed (Decatur) were the winners of the distinguished Lady Eagle and Eagle Awards at the annual Hinds Community College athletic awards recognition that was held in Cain-Cochran Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Harrison and Reed received these awards based on their achievements in the classroom, in the community and on the playing field.

Harrison, a sophomore women’s soccer player who will graduate from Hinds with a degree in nursing later this month, has been selected to the President’s & Dean’s Lists with a 3.95 GPA and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

On the field, Harrison was chosen to participate in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star game after her second season and was selected to the All-State team as a sophomore for her role as a standout defender.

She is a winner of the Hinds 3E Award, is a member of Hinds Connection, was a top-10 contestant in the Hinds beauty pageant and is currently serving on the leadership team for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Harrison has also been involved in numerous community service projects, including time spent with the Hinds Foundation Scholarship Banquet, MACJC Legislative Luncheon, the annual Principals and Counselors Workshop and Hinds Night at Riggs Manor, along with helping such organizations as Ainsley’s Angels and spending time as a Vacation Bible School teacher at her church.

Reed, a sophomore midfielder on the Hinds men’s soccer team, is a member of the Hinds President’s List, Phi Theta Kappa and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges for his perfect 4.0 GPA.

Reed, a team captain and active member in the Hinds FCA, was named to the 2014 MACJC All-State team as a freshman and to the NJCAA All-Region team and to the MACJC All-Star Game after his sophomore season in 2015.

He is a member of Tri Beta, the National Biological Sciences Honors Society and is a nursing major who will graduate from Hinds later this month.

Reed has also served in many capacities through community service, including participating in the Read Across America event at Raymond Elementary School, and each summer, he serves on a mission team headed to Montana as an active member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in his hometown of Decatur. He also serves as the head coach for the Mississippi Rush Under-9 boys’ soccer team in Madison.

The complete list of awards is as follows:

BASEBALL (no awards were given out due to the 2016 season still going on)

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Best Offensive Player: Trojuan White (Hazlehurst)
Best Defensive Player: Ryyale Brown (Fayette)
Bulldog Award: Trae Muse (Raymond)
MVP: Corey McLaurin (Florence)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Charge Award: Adrianna Kemp (Bay Springs)
Sixth Man Award: Kaletreon Baker (Magnolia)
Best Offensive Player: Hillary Kemp (Bay Springs)
Best Defensive Player: Annessia Durham (Utica)

CHEERLEADING (no awards were given out)

MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor All-Americans:

60-meter dash
Keitavious Walter (Ruston, La.) – National champion
Qawatvis Johnson (Holly Springs) – Sixth place

High jump
Jerin Allen (Gulfport) – Second place

200-meter dash
Correion Mosby (Natchitoches, La.) – Third place

400-meter dash
Kaderius Rogers (Canton) – Fourth place

60-meter hurdles
Christian Boyd (Shreveport, La.) – Sixth place

Most Outstanding Sprint Performance: Walter
Most Valuable Performer: Mosby
Heart of a Champion: Rogers

WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor All-Americans:

400-meter dash
Alexis Luckett (Pisgah) – Fourth place
Most Dependable: E’Keisha Hollins (Mendenhall)
Most Valuable Performer: Luckett
Most Improved Performer: Kanavia Magee (Magee)

MEN'S SOCCER
All-Region: Wanner Paiz (Crystal Springs)
All-Region: Bryden Reed (Decatur)
All-Region: Ryan Thomas (Brandon)
All-State: Ismael Moreno (Mayo, Fla.)
All-State: Terry Rogers (Brandon)
All-State: Patrick Ross (Madison)
All-State: BJ Sanders (Madison)
MACJC All-Star game participants: Drew Lanke (Madison), Moreno, Reed and Thomas

ATHLETIC TRAINING (no awards were given out)

FOOTBALL
Special Teams Award: Tommy Boone (Brandon)
Most Outstanding Receiver: Jahmmir Taylor (Fairburn, Ga.)
Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman: D’Tavieus Taylor (Pearl)
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Javon Wims (Miami, Fla.)
Most Outstanding Defensive Player: Greg Taylor (East St. Louis, Ill.)
Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Brandon Gaddy (Jackson)
Most Outstanding Defensive Back: DeCory McGee (Clinton)

GOLF
Most Improved Player: Ty Mohler (Raymond)
MVP: Colby Howard (Belzoni)

WOMEN'S SOCCER
All-Region: Ashlee Maddox (Clinton)
All-State: Semaj Brown (Clinton)
All-State: Jayden Gardner (Madison)
All-State: Cara Harrison (Clinton)
All-State: Amber Thomas (Madison)
MACJC All-Star game participants: Haley Claiborne (Clarksville, Tenn.), Harrison and Thomas

SOFTBALL
Coach’s Award: Madison Leggett (Brandon)
Best Defensive Player: Alexis Kinard (Terry)
MVP: Meagan Duchesne (Mangham, La.)

MEN'S & WOMEN’S TENNIS (no awards were given out)

c spire Women's Soccer News

ICC's Hester Receives Prestigious MTEP Scholarship
Lady Wildcat Soccer Honored At Awards Ceremony
Kayla Boutwell Signs With Freed-Hardeman
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
JCJC’s Monroe, Sullivan Ink With Delta State University
PRCC Soccer Teams Welcome Signing Class Of 2016
ICC’s Hester Named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar
JCJC’s Taylor Signs Soccer Scholarship With William Carey
MGCCC To Hold Women's Soccer Tryout
Abigail Morales Signs With Freed-Hardeman University
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts This Weekend
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
ECCC Women’s Sophomore Soccer Players Honored At Fall Sports Awards Banquet
ECCC Men’s Soccer Team To Hold Open Tryouts
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
Co-Lin Set To Host Soccer Tryouts
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer To Host Tryout On February 18
New Bling: Rangers Unveil National Championship Rings
Calvert Named Co-Lin’s Sports Information Coordinator
ICC's Hester Receives Prestigious MTEP Scholarship
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS - Sophomore Kate Hester (Pontotoc) has received the prestigious Mississippi Teacher Education Program scholarship.

Hester, who will be a 2016 graduate, has been a member of the ICC women’s soccer team, All-American Marching Band and Wind Band as well as Phi Theta Kappa president and Baptist Student Union Bible Study coordinator. She also serves as youth intern at the First Baptist Church of Amory. Her honors include Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar, All-Mississippi Academic Team first Team and PTK’s Order of the Golden Key.

She is the daughter of Ken and Temple Hester.

The MTEP is a full scholarship with room, board, book stipend and a study abroad program. It is a collaboration between the University of Mississippi and MSU to attract the top performing students to teacher education programs with full scholarships and professional incentives.

Funded by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson, the program is designed to create a unique “honors college style” learning experience for high achieving education students and provide collaboration between students and faculty at both universities.

For more information on ICC softball and the nine other intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com.

c spire Softball News

No. 3 MGCCC Falls In MACJC Softball Finals
ICC Softball Season Ends With 7-6 Loss To East Central
ECCC Softball Team Advances To NJCAA Region 23 Tournament
No. 3 Gulf Coast Stays Alive In MACJC Tournament
PRCC Softball Features Another Winning Season, Playoff Berth
Fifth-ranked Lady Bobcats Advance To MACJC Title Game
ICC Athletics Summer Camps
JCJC's Hayes Named MACJC Pitcher Of The Week For Third Time This Season
East Central Falls To Jones County In MACJC State Softball Tourney
Johnson/Jackson Softball Camp Set
ICC Softball To Resume Playoff Game Tuesday
MACJC Softball Tourney Postponed Until Tuesday By Rain
MACJC Tournament Postponed Until Tuesday
Schedule Changes For MACJC Softball Tournament At JCJC
Threat Of Rain Forces Softball Schedule Change
Hayes, Baty Lead No. 5 Lady Bobcats Past No. 10 East Central
Werdann's Clutch HR Lifts No. 3 Lady Bulldogs MGCCC Qualifies For Region 23 Tourney
No. 7 Indians Drop Heartbreaker To No. 3 Gulf Coast, 3-2
No. 3 Gulf Coast Faces Tough Task To Repeat
ICC Takes No. 7 Ranking Into Tough MACJC Tournament
No. 3 MGCCC Falls In MACJC Softball Finals
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

No. 3 Mississippi Gulf Coast battled to the final out of the MACJC Tournament finals Tuesday, nearly swatting the last pitch for a go-ahead home run.

The center fielder for No. 5 Jones County, however, caught Lexie Mathis' shot leaning against the wall to preserve the Lady Bobcats' 2-0 victory.

"What we did today shows what this team has been about all year," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said. "We came up here and played with a lot of passion and a lot of heart. We came really close to winning it right there at the end. That's credit to our players."

The Lady Bulldogs (45-5) had already qualified for the Region 23 Tournament, which starts Friday in Eunice, La. Gulf Coast will play top-ranked LSU-Eunice (51-5) in the second game, scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

Jones (42-6) opens with No. 10 East Central (43-9) at 1 p.m.

The top two teams from that four-team tournament advance to the NJCAA Division II World Series in Clinton, Miss., on May 17-21.

Alyssa Hardy singled to open the top of the seventh, and Kaitlin Lee had a one-out single.

Mathis, who had hit home runs in two games Tuesday night and lead the team with 17 home, put a charge into a 2-1 pitch but it wasn't quite enough.

Gulf Coast finished with six hits, four of them in the last two innings against Jones' Rachel Hayes. They had two on with two out in the six, but the Lady Bobcats shortstop made a diving, over-the-shoulder catch to squelch the rally.

Kaitlin Lee (22-3) took the loss, giving up seven hits.

"You have to give them credit because they're a good team or they wouldn't be here," Long said. "We look forward to playing in the region tournament."

c spire Tennis News

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ICC Women's Tennis Finishes Fourth, Scott Earns Singles Titles
Both Bobcat Tennis Teams Qualify For Nationals
No. 16 MGCCC Qualifies For National Tournament
Bobcat Tennis Teams Vying For National Tourney Berths
MGCCC Women Finish Fifth At State Tourney
Bulldogs Maintain Hold On Second Place
JCJC Opens Play In MACJC/Region 23 Tennis Tournament
Lady Bulldogs Alive In Five Brackets At State Tourney
No. 18 MGCCC Challenging For State Title
MGCCC Drops Two Matches At MACJC/Region 23 Tourney
East Central’s Tennis Teams Sweep Northwest On The Road
Bobcat Netters Fall To Meridian
Gulf Coast Will Host MACJC/Region 23 Tennis Tournament
Lady Wolf Tennis Team Drops Match Against Northwest
Lady Wolf Tennis Team Drops Match Against Northwest
Former ICC Tennis Champion Named SIAC Player Of The Year
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Itawamba Community College

Former Itawamba Community College men’s tennis player Nathanial Pinkney was recently named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Player of the Year.

The Southaven native finished the regular season with a 9-10 record as the No. 1 singles Player for Benedict College (SC). He was 8-1 in conference matches where he recorded a 7-1 mark in the top spot and was 1-0 in the No. 2 position.

Pinkney helped lead Benedict to its second-straight men’s tennis championship and was SIAC Tournament Most Valuable Player after capturing two points in the Tigers’ 6-1 victory over Morehouse College.

He also was named Co-Most Valuable Player along with teammate Quentin Eloise (Martinique, France) during Benedict’s athletic awards banquet.

Benedict travel to Saint Leo University (FL) on Sunday, May 8 to take on the top ranked Lions in the NCAA Division II Tennis Championship. The winner will face the winner between West Florida and Lynn on Monday, 9.

Pinkney helped guide the ICC men’s tennis team to the 2016 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) title and back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 championships.

As a freshman, he won the MACJC and Region 23 championships in No. 1 singles and teamed with Austin McElwain (Corinth) to win the No. 1 doubles titles. That season the Indians finished 15th in the NJCAA National Tennis Tournament. Pinkney advanced to the Round of 16 of the No. 1 singles championship bracket and the championship match of the No. 1 doubles consolation bracket.

As a sophomore, Pinkney and the Indians finished 13th in the NJCAA National Tennis Tournament and earned the program’s highest final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranking at No. 13 in the country. He earned the highest ranking amongst MACJC players at No. 22 in singles and No. 13 in doubles.

For more information on ICC tennis and the eight other intercollegiate athletic programs, follow the ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com.

c spire Track News

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CCC Track Wraps Season In Starkville
Hinds CC Track And Field Has Stellar Outing At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains Solid In Weekly Rankings
Keitavious Walter Of Hinds CC Men’s Track Named USTFCCCA National Athlete Of The Week
Hinds CC Track And Field Competes In LSU Alumni Gold
The Fortius Project Coming To ICC On April 30
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains In Weekly Rankings
High Marks Abound For Hinds CC Track And Field At USM Invitational
Craig Rock Of Hinds CC Track And Field Signs With UL-Lafayette
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains In Weekly Rankings
Jerin Allen Of Hinds CC Track And Field Inks With University Of Louisville
Track Competes In MCC Relay Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Wins 10 Events At MCC Relay Invitational
Addison Stars For CCC Track At Twilight Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Competes In MC Twilight Invitational
CCC Track Opens Season With Rain-Shortened Day In Mobile
Hinds CC Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season In Tuscaloosa
Hinds CC Track And Field Has Strong Showing In Final Prep For Nationals
Hinds CC Track And Field Stays Steady In Rankings
Hinds CC Track And Field Advances In Rankings
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings were released on Wednesday and the Hinds Community College men’s and women’s track and field programs have taken another step forward.

The men’s program moved up one spot to No. 6 in the rankings, while the Lady Eagles moved up six spots and now sit at No. 17 in the country.

Each program also had high rankings in the individual categories, and the top-10 listing as of May 4 is as follows:

Men’s 100-meter dash
2nd place - Keitavious Walter (Ruston, La.) – 10.15 seconds
10th place – Correion Mosby (Natchitoches, La.) – 10.43 seconds

Men’s 200-meter dash
1st place – Mosby – 20.54 seconds
4th place – Walter – 20.57 seconds

Men’s 400-meter dash
3rd place – Mosby - 46.65 seconds

Men’s 110-meter hurdles
3rd place – Christian Boyd (Shreveport, La.) – 14.10 seconds

Men’s 400-meter hurdles
2nd place – Boyd – 51.70 seconds
4th place – Craig Rock (Hammond, La.) – 51.84 seconds
9th place – John Hightower (Landover, Md.) – 52.20 seconds

Men’s 4x100 meter relay
1st place – 39.53 seconds

Men’s 4x400 meter relay
3rd place – 3:10.25

Men’s High jump
4th place - Jerin Allen (Gulfport) – 7’1”

Women’s 400-meter dash
2nd place – Alexis Luckett (Pisgah) – 54.33 seconds

Women’s 4x100 meter relay
2nd place – 45.55 seconds

Women’s 4x400 meter relay
4th place – 3:44.64