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c spire Baseball News

MACJC Players Of The Week-Week Eight
No. 19 EMCC Lions Earn Home Baseball Doubleheader Split With Meridian But Have 11-game Win Streak Snapped
ICC Rallies To Earn Split At Coahoma
East Central Warriors Sweep Baseball Doubleheader Over Mississippi Delta
Holmes CC Baseball Report
Wolves Drop Doubleheader To Northwest
CCC Baseball Drops Back-To-Back Doubleheaders
EMCC-Meridian Baseball Starting Time Moved Up To Noon First Pitch Tuesday On Scooba Campus
Indians Sweep ‘Cats
No. 8 Bobcats Sweep Northeast Mississippi
Bulldogs Drop Two At Holmes
Clay Casey Selected MACJC Baseball Player Of The Week
Warriors Drop Doubleheader To Hinds
CCC Baseball Drops Two At East Mississippi
31-run Explosion In Opener Propels No. 19 EMCC Lions To Home Baseball DH Sweep Over Coahoma
Bears Sweep ‘Cats
Indians Hand No. 17 Northwest Pair Of One-Run Losses
No. 1 Hinds CC Baseball Sweeps DH At East Central On Wednesday
CCC Baseball Defeated By MS Gulf Coast CC
8th-rated Bobcats Claim Sweep Over Co-Lin
MACJC Players Of The Week-Week Eight
Release Date: 3/31/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on their selections as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Players of the Week for the eighth week of the 2015 baseball season. These individuals are now nominated for national honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Player: Goose Yates – Sophomore – Third Baseman – Meridian Yates had a great week at the plate as Meridian closed out the week by winning four straight conference games. Yates finished the week by going 9-for-18 and one of those hits was a home run. Yates had five doubles, three singles, six runs scored, and five RBI’s for the Eagles.

Pitcher: Nick Burns – Freshman – Right-Hander – Itawamba

Burns (Mantachie, MS) gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits while walking four and striking out two in 11 and two thirds innings and picked up wins against Meridian Community College and Pearl River Community College. Against Meridian, Burns threw a complete game one hitter, while walking three and striking out two, to lead the Indians to a 6-0 win. Burns picked up his second win of the week Saturday as he lead the Indians to a 11-4 win over Pearl River by throwing 4 and two thirds innings, allowing five hits, four runs (3 earned) while walking one.

Previous MACJC Player of the Week Winners

Week Seven

Player: Clay Casey, Northwest Pitcher: Andrew Crane, East Mississippi

Week Six

Player: Walt Aldridge, Southwest Pitcher: Colt Smith, Northwest

Week Five

Player: Matt Jones, Hinds Pitcher: Josh Rich, Meridian

Week Four

Player: Carter Polles, Jones County Pitcher: Colt Smith, Northwest

Week Three

Player: Austin Resser, Copiah-Lincoln Pitcher: Derek Martin, Hinds

Week Two

Player: Dylan Vuncannon, East Mississippi Pitcher: Daniel Goff, Jones County

Week One

Player: Adrian Brown, Copiah-Lincoln Pitcher: Ryan Lane, Meridian


c spire Men's Basketball News

Celebration Planned For March 30 For Men's Basketball Team
JCJC Sets Men’s Basketball Tryouts
Morris Selected For MACJC All-Star Game
Former Trojan Comes Close To Record
Seven ICC Basketball Standouts Named To MACJC All-Star Teams
Several Bobcats to play in MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Bulldogs Fall In NJCAA Quarterfinals; End Season At 25-7
ECCC Hosts MACJC All-Star Basketball Games April 11
Hinds CC Basketball Tandem Selected To Compete In MACJC All-Star Game
Holmes Community College Bulldogs Advanced To The Quarterfinals Of The NJCAA National Tournament
Gulf Coast Places 4 On All-Star Basketball Teams
MDCC 2015 Sports Hall Of Fame Set
ECCC Hoopsters Receive Post-Season Honors
Holmes Advances To NJCAA Second Round
CCC Basketball Announcement March 16
Four ICC Basketball Standouts Named To MACJC All-State Teams
Three Wildcat Standouts Grab Postseason Basketball Honors
ICC’s Timms Named To MACJC All-State Team
Collins, Monix Named To All-MACJC Hoops Team
SMCC Basketball Honors
Celebration Planned For March 30 For Men's Basketball Team
Release Date: 3/26/2015
Holmes Community College

On Monday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in Frank Branch Coliseum on the Goodman Campus, the 2014-15 Holmes Community College men’s basketball team will be recognized for their historical season.

The Bulldogs, who finished 25-7, accomplished a feat never done by the men’s program at Holmes as they participated in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Even more impressive, they finished in the Elite Eight out of 24 teams.

Along with the national tournament appearance, the Bulldogs were the Region XXIII Champions allowing them to make the trip to the National Tournament. They also finished second in the MACJC and were the North Division Champions.

Please come out and cheer on the Bulldogs one more time and show them how much you appreciate their hard work during the season and postseason.


c spire Women's Basketball News

ICC’s Chills Named NJCAA All-American
SMCC Sets Women's Basketball Tryouts
JCJC Sets Women’s Basketball Tryouts
Gibson Selected For MACJC All-Star Game
Williams To Be Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
Lady Wolves Pile Up Postseason Honors
Seven ICC Basketball Standouts Named To MACJC All-Star Teams
Several Bobcats to play in MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
ECCC Hosts MACJC All-Star Basketball Games April 11
Gulf Coast Places 4 On All-Star Basketball Teams
MDCC 2015 Sports Hall Of Fame Set
ECCC Hoopsters Receive Post-Season Honors
ICC Falls In Opening Round Of NJCAA Tournament
ICC’s Jayla Chills Named NJCAA Player Of The Week
Four ICC Basketball Standouts Named To MACJC All-State Teams
ICC’s Jayla Chills Named Region 23 Player Of The Year
Trio Of Region 23 Champions Earn MACJC All-State Honors
East Mississippi Community College To Conduct Women’s Basketball Tryouts April 1 On Scooba Campus
ICC Sophomore Guard Named MACJC Player Of The Week
Collins, Monix Named To All-MACJC Hoops Team
ICC’s Chills Named NJCAA All-American
Release Date: 3/31/2015
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Jayla Chills was named second-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association when the organization announced its yearly awards on Tuesday.

The sophomore guard from Ripley averaged 19.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assist per game to help lead the Lady Indians (23-5) to their second NJCAA Region 23 championship and national tournament appearance in the past three seasons.

Chills is the second ICC student-athlete to earn NJCAA All-American status this season as she joins men’s soccer standout Anthony Fernandez (New Albany), who was named third-team All-American in December.

She is the first Lady Indian to be tabbed All-American since Southeastern Louisiana standout Jameika Hoskins was named to the second-team in 2011-12 season.

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


c spire Football News

Taylor Becomes Third Tiger In Program History To Earn NJCAA Weekly Award
Bulldogs Open Spring Football Drills Tuesday
SMCC Offensive Coordinater Jamie Everett Resigns
Spring Football Practice Under Way At JCJC
MDCC 2015 Sports Hall Of Fame Set
Holmes CC To Hold Coaching Clinic On March 20-21
Cheer Tryouts Set For April 9 On The Goodman Campus
NJCAA Football Champion EMCC Lions Honored At Capitol By Mississippi House Of Representatives Wednesday
CCC Athletics Scheduling Updates
Former Ranger Sam Small To Workout For CFL's Roughriders
ICC Reschedules Football Tryouts Due To Weather Concerns
MGCCC Football Camps Provide Top-flight Instruction
ECCC’s Pace Signs With UWA
JCJC Holds Football Tryouts On April 10
Hinds CC Alum Malcolm Butler Met With Rousing Celebration In Hometown
Wintry Weather Forecast Postpones EMCC’s Scheduled Wednesday Football Tryouts And Home Baseball Doubleheader
ICC Reschedules Football Tryouts Due To Weather Concerns
Path To The Draft: Former Indians Begin Journey To 2015 NFL Draft
Former Indian Shines In Final Day Of NFL Combine
CCC Football Tryout Notice
Taylor Becomes Third Tiger In Program History To Earn NJCAA Weekly Award
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Brittany Taylor accomplished something in the first two months of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community College that only two others have achieved previously in the rich history of the softball squad.

Taylor was selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Pitcher of the Week for games contested March 9-15.

“That’s a huge honor not only for our program, but absolutely for that young lady as well as the teammates that have played behind her,” Tigers head coach Jody Long said. “Brittany has done an outstanding job for us in the role as a starter. She competes and gives us the chance to win every ballgame.”

Taylor is the first Northeast hurler to attain this award in the past two years. Current Eckerd (Fla.) College standout Erin Dixson collected the accolade on February 27, 2013 while Jaisa Emerson became the inaugural Tiger to claim this distinction after tossing a perfect game on April 19, 2012.

“She displays hard work and determination constantly,” said Emerson, who now serves Northeast as an assistant coach. “This really glorifies how much time she puts in. Practice is when she gets better. When something’s not right, she’s always going to put in the extra effort to correct it.”

The right-hander helped the Tigers capture their initial sweep inside Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division play by keeping Mississippi Delta Community College off balance during a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.

Taylor shattered her previous career-high and recorded 10 strikeouts against the Trojans. She did not allow a walk or an earned run to notch her fourth victory of the campaign inside the circle.

The West Union High School product scattered five hits in the impressive complete game performance. Taylor had separate streaks of six and five consecutive batters sat down during the matchup.

She accounted for two three-up, three-down frames. Taylor punched out two batters in a harmless second inning while a flyout to centerfielder Mackenzie Riley wrapped up a perfect fifth for Northeast.

“It feels good to know that all my hard work is paying off,” Taylor said. “We’ve been working hard in practice. My defense gives me confidence because I know that they have my back and I can depend on them.”

Taylor paces a Tiger pitching staff that holds a solid earned run average (ERA) of 2.55. She has compiled a team-high 33.2 innings of action with a 4-1-1 overall record.

The Enterprise native tossed a shutout in her first ever appearance in a black-and-gold uniform during a scoreless tie at Calhoun (Ala.) Community College. She followed that with two straight one-run outings in victories versus East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Delta.

She has an ERA of 2.51 with just 12 walks conceded so far as a freshman. Opponents have only amassed a .279 batting average against Taylor, which is tenth best in the NJCAA.

Taylor is reliable with her glove as well. She is flawless with 11 assists and four putouts in 15 total chances and is tied with Bailey Bogue for the top fielding percentage among Northeast’s athletes at 1.000.

She is the second Tiger to receive recognition for their effectiveness this season. Alyssa Vanlandingham obtained MACJC Pitcher of the Week laurels from February 23-March 1 after guiding Northeast to an extra inning triumph over rival Itawamba Community College.

c spire Golf News

MGCCC’s Entriken, Jackson And Holcomb Sign With William Carey
Warrior Linksters Finish Sixth
Wolfpack Finish Third In East Central Tournament
East Mississippi Finishes Seventh In MACJC Golf Tournament Held At Dancing Rabbit
Northeast Golf Day Two Results At MACJC Event #3 (Tigers' Tull Takes Medalist Honors)
Reid Finishes 12th In East Central Invitational
Northeast Golf Day Two Results At MACJC Event #3
Bobcats In 10th Place In ECCC Invitational
ECCC’s Hammons Makes All-Tourney Team In Carey Classic
Wolfpack Finish Eighth In Ron Marshall Spring Fling Tournament
Gulf Coast Finishes In Third-place Tie At Spring Fling
EMCC Cards 14th-place Team Finish In Highly Competitive Ron Marshall Spring Fling Golf Tournament
Bulldogs In Second In Shootout With Other Top Golf Teams
Kawell Leads Gulf Coast To Second Place After Round 1
Weathersby Wins NCAA Tournament
EMCC Places Sixth At MACJC’s Second Spring Golf Tournament Held Jointly At Eagle Ridge And Wolf Hollow
ECCC Golfer Joiner Makes All-Tourney Team
Wolfpack Capture Second In MACJC Tournament
Wilkinson Leads Northwest To Top 5 Finish In Second MACJC Golf Event
MGCCC Wins MACJC Golf Tourney Behind Motter's 1-under
MGCCC’s Entriken, Jackson And Holcomb Sign With William Carey
Release Date: 3/31/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON – Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College golfers Conner Entriken, Bryce Jackson and Hunter Holcomb have signed scholarships to play golf at William Carey University. The three signed to play for Jeff Mixon’s NAIA team.

“I expect all three to make a positive impact on the William Carey golf program,” Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. “They’ll be very competitive up there.”

Entriken, a sophomore from Kiln and Hancock High School, has the third-lowest average score in MACJC play this season at 74.17. He has made three all-tournament teams and has made all A’s and B’s at MGCCC. In high school, Entriken played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star High School Basketball game, was a two-time selectee for the South Mississippi All-Star Basketball Showcase, was medalist in Class 6A district tournament his senior year and graduated with honors. He is the son of Mike and Natalie Entriken.

“Connor was the guy that signed a basketball scholarship to Spring Hill, but he decided he wanted to play golf,” Snell said. “He came here about two weeks into the freshman year and he steadily improved his game. He’s really a talented athlete and a hard worker. He’d be good at whatever spot he played.”

Jackson, a sophomore from Hurley and East Central High School, has the 10th-lowest average score in MACJC plays this season at 76.25. In high school, he graduated with honors, won the St. Patrick Invitational and started playing on the varsity in seventh grade. He is the son of Terry and Sharon Jackson and Amanda Jackson.

“Bryce is loaded with talent,” Snell said. “He matured on the golf course, and he’s really starting to come into his own. He can really shoot some low numbers and hits the ball a long way. He’s got all the tools.”

Holcomb, a sophomore from Purvis and Purvis High School, made the All-Tournament team at the Eagle Ridge tournament and has made all A’s and B’s at MGCCC. He is the son of Art and Barbara Holcomb.

“Hunter was a baseball player all his life, but he decided he wanted to play golf after attending USM for a year,” Snell said. “He gave up baseball and started working on his golf game. He’s really improved. He’s a really hard worker. “

c spire Rodeo News

EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Set To Host NIRA Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Kelsey Kennemer Leads EMCC Women To Team Rodeo Title At UA Cossatot-hosted Event In Arkansas
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
EMCC Women’s Rodeo Team Makes School History With First-place Finish In Fall Opener At Missouri Valley College
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
EMCC’s Fisher-Pruitt Team Roping Tandem Finishes 10th To Secure School-best, 28th-place Team Rodeo Finish At 2014 CNFR
Team Roping Tandem Of Colt Fisher And Justin Pruitt To Represent EMCC Rodeo At CNFR In Wyoming
Ben Cullum Wins Ozark Region In Bull Riding
Holmes CC Sports Hall Of Fame Set For April 24
East Mississippi Captures Third Men’s Team Rodeo Title In Four Years By Earning Top Honors At Northwest Mississippi Event
Results Of The MACJC Holmes CC Crappie Rodeo Tournament On Grenada Lake
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Places Third In EMCC-hosted Event Held At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
East Mississippi CC Set To Host Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Women Match Season-best Finish With Second-place Team Showing At Southern Arkansas University Rodeo
EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Release Date: 3/30/2015
East Mississippi Community College

WEST POINT – East Mississippi Community College’s rodeo team claimed runner-up honors on the women’s side and placed a season-best third in men’s competition this past weekend in NIRA Ozark Region action. The three-day, EMCC-hosted rodeo concluded Saturday night at West Point’s Eagle Ranch.

The EMCC women’s squad tallied 245 total points to finish behind top-ranked region foe and nationally 15th-ranked Missouri Valley College, which totaled 405 points. Arkansas-Monticello placed third on the women’s side with 230 points followed by Southern Arkansas (190) and Tennessee-Martin (180) at fourth and fifth, respectively.

In men’s competition, East Mississippi scored 255 total points en route to finishing behind a pair of teams currently ranked among the Top 10 within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association standings. Defending national champion and current eighth-ranked Tennessee-Martin claimed the men’s team title with 975 points ahead of top-ranked region foe and nationally fourth-ranked Missouri Valley College (705). Arkansas-Monticello (210 points) and Cossatot Community College (180) followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Individually for EMCC’s cowgirls, sophomore transfer Kelsey Kennemer was responsible for all of the team’s 245 points with second-place finishes in the breakaway roping and team roping events to claim her third women’s all-around individual title of the current campaign. The Troy University transfer partnered with former EMCC cowboy and current Arkansas-Monticello participant Martin Walker to collect 150 points apiece with a runner-up showing in team roping. While having also earned EMCC’s other 95 points on the women’s side with her second-place finish in breakaway roping this past weekend, Kennemer presently leads the NIRA Ozark Region women’s all-around individual standings with 830 total points for the season.

For the men individually in West Point, local product Palmer White, an Oak Hill Academy product, won the steer wrestling competition to earn 120 points. The Lions’ other 135 points came in the bull riding event where Newton Academy product Justin Reeves finished fourth in collecting 115 points and former Winston Academy standout Dale Chancellor added 20 points.

Competing individually for EMCC this past weekend, Kosciusko’s Winston Cheek captured the bull riding title, while Katelyn Nicholson placed in the goat tying event.

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo squad will next compete at the University of Tennessee at Martin event, April 9-11, in Martin, Tenn.


c spire Men's Soccer News

Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
A’Darius Steele Chosen For Select Health Care Program
JCJC’s Diakite Signs With Faulkner University (Alabama)
NEJ's Taylor Signs To Play Soccer At JCJC
MGCCC’s Chris Handy Named NSCAA 2014 Men’s South Coach Of The Year
MGCCC’s Deonte Buckner Named To NSCAA Scholar All-America Team
SMCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
ICC Announces Date For Soccer Tryouts Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
MGCCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
Tryouts Set For ECCC Men’s Soccer Team
Soccer Teams End Season With National, State Awards
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 12
SMCC Soccer Coach Zach Mills Joins Estrella De Corgi Soccer Team
JCJC To Hold Men’s Soccer Tryouts On Feb. 8
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
ICC Men's Soccer Awards
ECCC Men’s Soccer Award Recipients
Large Crowd Attends ECCC Fall Sports Awards Banquet
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The highly-successful men's and women's soccer programs at Hinds Community College will be hosting their annual youth soccer camps once again. The week-long camp runs June 1-5 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will start each morning at 8 a.m. on the Hinds Raymond Campus and will end each afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Instructors for the camp are Doug Williams, head men's soccer coach at Hinds, and Marcille McLendon, head women's soccer coach at Hinds. The pair will be assisted by current Hinds assistant coaches Brandon Mitchell (men's) and Amanda Smith (women's), along with former Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer players.

A major emphasis of the camp will be placed on technique training, tactics and most importantly, fun. The morning sessions will consist of technique training and a skills challenge. Indoor tactical training, swimming in the Hinds natatorium and outdoor games will dominate the afternoon sessions.

The cost of the camp is $150 for those who pre-register before May 15 and $175 for anyone paying after that date. Checks need to be made payable to HCC Soccer Camp.

To download an application, go to either the men’s or women’s soccer page on the Hinds athletic website, www.hindsccsports.com.

For more information, call Doug Williams at 601.857.3342 (drwilliams@hindscc.edu) or Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 (marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu).


c spire Women's Soccer News

Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer To Host Recruiting ID Camp
ICC Announces Strother As New Women’s Soccer Coach
MGCCC’s Chris Handy Named NSCAA 2014 Men’s South Coach Of The Year
SMCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
South Jones' Show Signs With JCJC
ICC Announces Date For Soccer Tryouts Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
MGCCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
Soccer Teams End Season With National, State Awards
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Adds First Two Signees
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
Lady Bobcat Soccer Inks 11 To Scholarships
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
ICC Women's Soccer Awards
ECCC Women’s Soccer Award Winners
JCJC’s Gilliland Named NJCAA All-American
Itawamba CC Soccer Signings For This Week
Four Lady Rangers Earn Soccer Postseason Accolades
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Standouts Earn Postseason Honors
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The highly-successful men's and women's soccer programs at Hinds Community College will be hosting their annual youth soccer camps once again. The week-long camp runs June 1-5 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will start each morning at 8 a.m. on the Hinds Raymond Campus and will end each afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Instructors for the camp are Doug Williams, head men's soccer coach at Hinds, and Marcille McLendon, head women's soccer coach at Hinds. The pair will be assisted by current Hinds assistant coaches Brandon Mitchell (men's) and Amanda Smith (women's), along with former Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer players.

A major emphasis of the camp will be placed on technique training, tactics and most importantly, fun. The morning sessions will consist of technique training and a skills challenge. Indoor tactical training, swimming in the Hinds natatorium and outdoor games will dominate the afternoon sessions.

The cost of the camp is $150 for those who pre-register before May 15 and $175 for anyone paying after that date. Checks need to be made payable to HCC Soccer Camp.

To download an application, go to either the men’s or women’s soccer page on the Hinds athletic website, www.hindsccsports.com.

For more information, call Doug Williams at 601.857.3342 (drwilliams@hindscc.edu) or Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 (marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu).


c spire Softball News

MACJC Softball Players Of The Week Announced
ECCC Lady Warriors Take Softball Doubleheader From Meridian Community College
East Central Softball Splits Doubleheader With No. 1 Jones County
Southwest Lady Bears Swept By Co-Lin In MACJC South Division Doubleheader
Top-ranked Lady Bobcats Down MGCCC Twice
No. 13 Gulf Coast Drops Two At No. 1Jones County
ICC Softball Notches Four Wins, Continues Push Towards Playoffs
EMCC Lady Lions Gain Key Division Softball Split At Northwest Mississippi With 7-6 Comeback Win In Nightcap
Northwest Earns Two Forfeit Wins At Coahoma
River Snaps Eight-game Losing Skid With Road Sweep Over Southwest
Holmes CC Extends Win Streak To Eight Straight
Top-ranked Lady Bobcats Split At East Central
Lady Bulldogs Deliver Drama-filled Doubleheader
ICC Rallies To Split Doubleheader With Northeast
Warriors Drop Doubleheader To Hinds
Lady Warriors Sweep PRCC
Holmes CC Softball Report
Rangers, Lady Indians Split North Division Showdown
Johnston, Laigast Sign With Belhaven
East Central Sweeps Pearl River 1-0, 8-0
MACJC Softball Players Of The Week Announced
Release Date: 3/31/2015
Northwest Mississippi Community College

Congratulations to East Central's Chloe Thaggard and Holmes' Hayden Grantham on being selected the MACJC Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week. These ladies will now be nominated for NJCAA weekly honors (as long as your stats are updated to the national site).

Pitcher of the Week:

East Central

Chloe Thaggard (2-0, 13 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 8 H, 16 K, 1 BB) had a great week of division play in the circle for the Lady Warriors. Chloe threw 6 innings against Pearl River on Wednesday and faced 23 batters while allowing only 2 hits and striking out 9 with one walk. She picked up an 8-0 win. She also faced #1 Jones County Junior College on Friday and held the Bobcats to only 1 unearned run while only allowing 6 hits with 7 strikeouts and picking up the win for the Lady Warriors. The two wins on the week bring Thaggard to a 14-2 record with a 1.72 ERA.

Player of the Week:

Holmes

Freshman infielder Hayden Grantham had 13 hits including five doubles and three home runs. She scored 11 runs and had 17 RBI. The Lady Bulldogs won eight games in a row this week over Coahoma, Delta and Northeast.


c spire Tennis News

Bobcat Netters Defeat Meridian
Co-Lin Women Sweep Northeast, Fall To Itawamba In Tennis Action
Co-Lin Men Sweep Northeast, Fall To Itawamba In Tennis Action
Bobcats Split Matches At Mississippi Gulf Coast
JCJC Tennis Teams Whip Holmes
Gulf Coast Splits At Jones County
Wolfpack Netters Defeat Holmes 7-2
Lady Wolves Netters Defeat Holmes 8-1
EC Netters Defeat Northwest
Bobcat Tennis Teams Defeat Hinds
Gulf Coast Downs Huntingdon To Kick Off Busy Week
Jones County Blanks Co-Lin In Women’s Tennis Action
Bobcats Defeat Wolves 7-2 In Tennis Action
EC Tennis Teams Defeat Hinds, Fall To Jones
JCJC Netters Whip East Central
ECCC Tennis Squads Drop Decisions To Itawamba
MGCCC Tennis Teams Rained Out At Faulkner State
East Central Slips By Lady Wolves
Wolfpack Netters Defeat East Central 7-2
New Flagpole Flies Old Glory Over Tennis Complex
Bobcat Netters Defeat Meridian
Release Date: 3/31/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College recorded two more tennis victories here Monday afternoon at the Howard Sports Complex Tennis Courts.

The Lady Bobcats remained undefeated at 11-0 with an 8-1 victory over Meridian Community College. The JCJC men’s team improved to 9-2 with a 6-3 win over the Eagles.

The Bobcats travel to Holmes for a 2 p.m. match on Wednesday and go to Itawamba for a 1 p.m. match on Friday.

Meridian hosts East Central on Thursday.

Lady Bobcats 8, Lady Eagles 1

JCJC swept the doubles’ points.

Jenna Hegwood and Shelby Gilliland defeated Paige Gibson and Caroline Terry in No. 1 doubles, 8-4. Claire Rounsaville and Breanna Waller beat Jennifer Smith and Alden Hartley in No. 2 doubles, 8-5. Tymeka Hunter and Krissy Stutts won No. 3 doubles over Taylor White and Jami Daugherty, 8-2.

Hegwood went three sets to win No. 1 singles over Gibson, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6. Gilliland beat Terry in No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Rounsaville rallied to beat Smith in No. 3 singles, 1-6, 6-1, 10-8. Stutts defeated White in No. 4 singles, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Hunter whipped Summer Stockstill in No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-1. MCC’s Daugherty beat Caitlin Taylor in No. 6 singles, 6-4, 6-0.

JCJC’s Haley Middleton won an extra match over Brittany Allen, 9-7.

Bobcats 6, Eagles 3

The Bobcats took five of the singles’ points.

Josiah Lim defeated Chris Mallette in No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-3. Eric Swisher outlasted Judson Watson in No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 10-1. Austin Baskin whipped Samuel Butler in No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-0. Robert Kiewit downed Walt Harrington in No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-4. Josh Hester whipped Sean Grice in No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-1. MCC’s Shane Trebisley defeated Graham Lightsey in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 7-6 (4).

Lim and Baskin downed Watson and Butler in No. 2 doubles, 8-6.

Lightsey and Swisher fell to Trebisley and Mallette in No. 1 doubles, 9-7. Kiewit and Hester lost to Harrington and Grice in No. 3 doubles, 8-4.

JCJC’s Taylor Tamberg won two extra matches. He defeated D’Quante Evans, 8-0, and Reed Kasper, 8-5.

c spire Track News

CCC Track Continues Success At Rhodes College
CCC Track And Field Opens 2015 Season
Hinds CC Men’s Has Two Top-six Finishes At NJCAA Indoor Nationals
Top Louisiana Hurdler Signs With Hinds CC Men’s Track & Field
CCC Track And Field Preps For Season Opener
Pearl River’s Tuesday Twin Bill With Baton Rouge Rescheduled
Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In LSU Twilight
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Dominates At LSU Twilight
Hinds CC Men’s 4x400 Wins First Place At Samford Multi & Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s Track Has Top Finishes In LSU High Performance
Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In UAB Blazer Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field Earns High Marks At UAB Invite
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Competes In The Auburn Indoor Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Opens 2015 Season At LSU Indoor Invitational
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
CCC Track And Field To Hold Throwers' Camp
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Release Date: 3/23/2015
Coahoma Community College

MEMPHIS— The CCC Track and Field team returned to work Saturday in Memphis, competing along with 33 other teams at the Rhodes College Invitational. Da'Mecio Ewing and Shu'Cori Hurst each shone in the sprints, and the CCC squad racked up 6 heat wins and 11 top-25 finishes on the day.

Ewing and Hurst, along with Dimitri Davis and Darius Coleman, helped get things started on the right foot by placing in the top 10 in the day's first event, the 4x100m relay. The squad won its heat and took 9th overall by finishing with a time of 43.42 seconds. It was the first relay event the CCC team has entered this season.

Jasmine Leonard and Ashley Smith ran on the women's side of the 400 for CCC. Leonard finished 25th overall with a time of 1:03.75. Anfernee Morgan ran the 400 for the men and captured the 1st of 3 top-12 individual finishes for the team on the day, clocking in at 50.38 to win heat #5.

Hurst, Ewing, and Malek Butler all were victorious in their 100m sprint heats. Hurst was the highest finisher, placing 12th overall 11.336. He was kept out of the top 10 by just .006 seconds. Ewing punched the ticket at 11.41, good enough for 13th place, and Butler came in 17th at 11.52. Darius Coleman and Dimitri Davis also participated in the event for CCC. Coleman ran an 11.54, combining with Hurst to ensure a top-2 CCC finish in heat #7.

JaQueese Wilson ran to 100m sprint for the women, finishing in 14.23 seconds.

Leonard and Smith both ran the 200m sprint. Leonard finished 3rd in her heat and 27th overall at 27.58.

Ewing took his heat and placed 12th overall in the 200m at 22.61. Hurst narrowly missed winning his heat in the event, clocking in at 23.04, just 4/100ths of a second behind group winner Chucky Haden of Millsaps. Hurst's finish put him 23rd overall.

Qasim Banks took on the 400m hurdle, coming in 2nd in his heat and placing 12th overall with a time of 59.34.

The team finished the day by running the 1600m relay. Ewing, Morgan, Deion Warren, and Octavis Taylor completed the grueling event in 3:37.16. The Track and Field team travels to Tuscaloosa to run at the University of Alabama this Saturday.

Full results from the meet in Memphis are available courtesy of Rhodes College at: http://www.rhodeslynx.com/documents/2015/3/21//rhodesinv2015_fullrez.pdf?id=3108

Photos from the event are available at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.540077842800102.1073742107.125672030907354&type=1