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c spire Baseball News

Northwest Alters Weekend Baseball Schedule
CCC Baseball/Softball Scheduling Update
Northeast Baseball Postponed Thursday
JCJC Adds Home Saturday Doubleheader To Baseball Slate
Resser Named MACJC Player Of The Week
MACJC Players Of The Week -Week Three
Northeast Athletics Makes More Changes Due To Weather
Tuesday DH Canceled For Hinds CC Baseball; Friday DH Moved To Thursday
ECCC Baseball Grabs Two Wins In Rush Tourney
Upcoming JCJC Baseball, Softball Games Postponed
SMCC To Host Father Son Youth Camp
ICC Baseball Postpones Another DH Due To Inclement Weather
SW Tennessee, Mineral Area Sweeps River In Friday Action
Wildcats Split With Saluquis; Southwest Tennessee Wins 10-7 Before Falling 4-1 To Pearl River
No. 11 Bobcats Split With Lincoln Trail College (Illinois)
Attaway, Mordecai Key 11th-ranked Bobcats Past Miss. Delta
East Mississippi Earns Doubleheader Road Baseball Split At Bishop State With 13-2 Nightcap Victory
ICC Baseball DH Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather
Baseball Tigers Swept At Southwest
Derek Martin’s No-hitter Leads To Hinds CC Baseball Sweep Of BPCC
Northwest Alters Weekend Baseball Schedule
Release Date: 2/26/2015
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Due to ice and heavy snowfall over the past week in north Mississippi, Northwest has altered its weekend baseball schedule for Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1.

Northwest was slated to host Rend Lake for a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Jim Miles Field, but will instead travel to Wesson to play host Copiah-Lincoln at 11 a.m. and Delgado Community College at 2 p.m. Both will be scheduled 7-inning games at Sullivan Field.

Northwest will still try and play Southeastern Iowa for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Sunday, March 1. There is an outside chance that will be played at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson and not Senatobia.

For immediate updates about schedule/time changes, game cancellations, etc., sign up for Mobile Alerts at nwccrangers.com under the Multimedia tab.

c spire Men's Basketball News

River Wallops Perk For Berth In MACJC Championship Bout
TIGERS USE COMEBACK TO DOWN DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION BOBCATS
Warriors Fall To Holmes In State Tournament
Holmes To Battle Pearl River Tonight In State Title Game
Gulf Coast Men End Season With Semifinal Loss To PRCC
Holmes Head To State Title Game Thursday
Gulf Coast Men End Season With Semifinal Loss To PRCC
River Men Smack Delta In MACJC Tournament
EMCC Lions Bow Out Of MACJC State Basketball Tournament With 78-74 Loss To Mississippi Gulf Coast
Gulf Coast Advances In MACJC Tournament With 78-74 Victory Over EMCC
Bulldogs, Tigers To Battle Wednesday
No. 16 Bobcats Fall To Northeast Miss. In MACJC Tournament
MACJC Basketball Players Of The Week - Week Fourteen
NEMCC Staves Off Tiger Comeback In Booneville
NEMCC Staves Off Tiger Comeback In Booneville
East Mississippi Basketball Teams Set For Action In MACJC State Tournament At Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Coahoma At Northeast Basketball Quickcap
Rangers Close Out Season With Upset Of Lions
NEMCC TO RECOGNIZE SOPHOMORES DURING REGULAR SEASON FINALE
Busy Day In Bonner Arnold Coliseum Included In NEMCC Schedule Changes
River Wallops Perk For Berth In MACJC Championship Bout
Release Date: 2/26/2015
Pearl River Community College

Wildcats face Holmes in quest of seventh state title

in Richard Mathis era; tip off at 7:45 p.m. at Co-Lin

WESSON -
The South Division champion Pearl River Wildcats will vie for a seventh state title under 23-year head coach Richard Mathis here Thursday in Graydon L. Mullen Coliseum when they tangle with the North champ Holmes Bulldogs in the men’s championship round of the MACJC State Tournament underway on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus.

The Wildcats, 22-3 overall and ranked No. 24 in the latest NJCAA Division I poll, eliminated South No. 3 Mississippi Gulf Coast 69-54 in semi-final action Wednesday, while Holmes, 18-7, was a 69-59 victor over North No. 3 Northeast Mississippi.

The 7:45 p.m. men’s title bout will be preceded with the women’s championship game with No. 18-ranked and South No. 1 Copiah-Lincoln, 25-0, facing South No. 4 Meridian, 17-9, at 6 p.m.

The Wildcats proved dominate over Gulf Coast, but things stayed relatively close in the first half even though the Bulldogs never led.

Pearl River built seven-point leads twice in the opening seven minutes, going up 16-8 at the 8:10 mark off a three by Jeffery Spence of Richland High before the Bulldogs put together a 9-2 run to pull to within on --- 18-17 --- with at the 4:20 mark when Justin Coleman capped the comeback surge with a put back.

The River outscored Gulf Coast 14-6 the rest of the way, eventually building a 10-point lead off a pair of foul shots by Cortez Mitchell of Callaway High with 1:20 left before Michael Lewis sank a free throw with 30 seconds left to end the scoring with PRCC up 32-23 at the break.

Mitchell opened the second-half scoring to boost the lead to double digits and Wildcats never looked back. Just under three minutes later, Darral Willis of Madison Memorial (Wis.) High sank a pair of foul shots to build the advantage to 18 points before knocking down a basket at the 11:30 mark to give Pearl River its largest lead of the night at 53-33.

Gulf Coast answered with a 10-0 quick comeback run to pull to within 10 less than two minutes later, but The River retaliated with a 16-11 surge the rest of the way to ice the 15-point victory.

Anfernee Hampton paced the Bulldogs with a game-high 21 points (two treys), while Jamarri Johnson scored 10 (two treys), Lewis nine (five rebounds), Justin Coleman six (six rebounds, two blocked shots), Denarius Odell four, Deshawn Jones three, and Maurice Stevens one.

Willis led Pearl River with 19 points and a game-high 14 boards, while Mitchell added 15 (four assists), William Brown of Forest Hill High 13 (four assists), Spence eight (two treys), Malik Clements of Madison West (Wis.) High six, Kyarius Body of Provine High and John Cornish of Olive Branch High, three each, and Dontellius Ross of Callaway High two (seven assists).

PRCC hit 46.2 percent (24 of 52) from the field to MGCCC’s 42.2 percent (19 of 45) effort, while the Wildcats were six of 17 (35.3 percent) from three-point range to the Bulldogs five-of-11 (45.5 percent) effort. At the foul line, Pearl River was 15 of 19 (78.9 percent), while Gulf Coast was 11 of 23 (47.8 percent).

The River dominated the boards with 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) to Gulf Coast’s 26 (seven offensive, 19 defensive), while PRCC committed 15 turnovers to MGCCC’s 16.

The two teams split during the regular season with Gulf Coast taking an 80-79 overtime win in Perkinston Jan. 20 before Pearl River won 72-63 Feb. 12 in Poplarville.

Mathis, who arrived on the PRCC campus in 1991, has led the Wildcats to state titles in 1995, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2013 and boasts a total of eight MACJC championships with a men’s title at Northeast Mississippi in 1982 and a women’s title at his alma mater East Mississippi in 1978.

c spire Women's Basketball News

Collins Named MACJC Player Of The Week
MACJC Basketball Players Of The Week - Week Fourteen
Lady Warriors Defeat Holmes In First Round Of State Tourney
Lady Warriors Defeat Holmes In First Round Of State Tourney
Meridian Shocks Lady Indians In MACJC Opener, 76-74
Lady Warriors Defeat Holmes In First Round Of State Tourney
Unbeaten And Host Co-Lin Ends Lady Lions’ Season With 71-48 First-round Decision In MACJC Basketball Tournament
Jones County Eliminates Northwest From MACJC Tournament
Lady Bobcats Whip Northwest Miss. To Reach MACJC Semifinals
Holmes Lady Bulldogs Fall In MACJC State Tournament
Lady Indians Upset In First Round Of MACJC State Tournament
NEMCC Sends Lady Tigers Out With A Loss
Lady Rangers Ready For 2015 MACJC Basketball Tournament
East Mississippi Basketball Teams Set For Action In MACJC State Tournament At Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Coahoma At Northeast Basketball Quickcap
Red Hot Lady Lions Spoil Northwest's Sophomore Day
NEMCC TO RECOGNIZE SOPHOMORES DURING REGULAR SEASON FINALE
Busy Day In Bonner Arnold Coliseum Included In NEMCC Schedule Changes
Bobcat Basketball Teams Head To State Tourney At Co-Lin
ICC To Face Meridian To Open MACJC Tournament
Collins Named MACJC Player Of The Week
Release Date: 2/24/2015
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln freshman guard point guard Alexis Collins has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) player of the week. The Forest Hill High alum averaged 20 points, five assists, four steals, and three rebounds per game for the 24-0 Lady Wolves.

Forced to step up her scoring load after leading scorer Claresa Banks went down with an injury against Meridian, Collins responded with a career high tying 22 points (9-14 from the floor) in an 80-45 win over Gulf Coast. Collins grabbed six steals and was a major force in causing 28 Lady Bulldog turnovers. Earlier in the week against Meridian Collins scored 18 points in 39 minutes of action in a tough 98-85 Lady Wolves win. She was also outstanding as a distributor in that game, handing out seven assists without a turnover. Co-Lin is currently ranked No. 20 in the NJCAA Top 25 poll.

c spire Football News

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
NORTHEAST FOOTBALL TO HOLD OPEN TRYOUT AT END OF FEBRUARY
Welch Joins ECCC Football Staff
East Mississippi Community College Football Tryouts Slated For Wednesday, Feb. 25 On Scooba Campus
River Signs 27 Prospects On National Signing Day
SMCC Sets Tryout Dates
Coahoma Community College Football Signees
Tigers Ink 16 On Signing Day
2014 MGCCC Sophomores Receive Scholarship Offers; 17 Sign With Four-year Colleges
Three More Football Tigers Commit To Four-Year Universities
Reigning NJCAA National Champion East Mississippi Lions Sign 29 Players During National Signing Day
ICC Welcomes 35 New Faces To The Football Program
Bobcats Ink 27 On National Signing Day
Northeast 2015 National Signing Day List
JCJC Holds Football Tryouts On April 10
Release Date: 2/25/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College head football coach David Thornton has set April 10 for football tryouts.

Cost for the tryouts will be $10 for in-state players and $20 for out-of-state players. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. Prospective players should report to the fieldhouse at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field. Players should bring cleats, tennis shoes, workout gear and must have proof of a physical within the last year.

For more information, call 601-477-4296 or 601-477-4091.


c spire Golf News

Wolfpack Capture Second In MGCCC Tournament
MGCCC Golf Wins First MACJC Golf Tournament Of Season
East Mississippi Men’s Golf Team Places Fifth In Spring Season Debut For New Head Coach Benji Williams
Bobcats Finish 11th In MGCCC Invitational
Northeast Golf Day One Results At MACJC Event #1
Co-Lin Golf In Second After Day One.
Reid Paces JCJC Golfers In Round One Of MGCCC Tournament
JCJC To Host 2015 Region 23 Golf Tournament At Laurel CC
Hinds CC To Host Junior Clinics In June & July
MGCCC Golfer Signs With St Gregory's University
JCJC To Hold 16th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Three Outstanding Golfers Sign With MGCCC
NORTHEAST TO PLAY ELITE COURSES DURING CHALLENGING 2015 SCHEDULE
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Announces 2015 Golf Schedule
Hinds CC Golf Releases 2015 Schedule
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
MGCCC Golf Team, Player Both Ranked 3rd In Nation
JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Northeast Tabs Hatfield As Seventh Head Golf Coach
Wolfpack Capture Second In MGCCC Tournament
Release Date: 2/11/2015
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

WIGGINS - The Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack finished in second place after the final round of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational held at Pine Burr Country Club in Wiggins. The Wolfpack shot a final round of 309 for a two-day total of 606. Mississippi Gulf Coast won the tournament with a 587.

Meridian finished in third place (610), followed by Mississippi Gulf Coast (B) (621), East Mississippi (624), Hinds (627), Northeast Mississippi (629), East Central (631), Northwest Mississippi (634), Itawamba (664), and Jones County (704).

For the Wolfpack, red-shirt freshman Jacob Ross of Brookhaven tied for second place with a two-day total of 143 (68-75) Sophomore Ryan Desormeaux of Broussard, Louisiana, finished in fourth place with a 147 (73-74). Will Lee of Brookhaven finished in a three-way tie for 26th at 157 (76-81), Gregory Causey finished tied for 31st at 159 (80-79), Cade Caughman of Mendenhall finished at 163 (87-76) competing as an individual, and Tyler Jelks 168 (82-86).

Taking medalist honors was Grant Mottler of Mississippi Gulf Coast 142 (71-71). Joining Mottler on the All-Tournament Team was teammate Conner Entriken of Gulf Coast, Co-Lin’s Ross and Desormeaux, and Meridian’s Connor Cavin.

Co-Lin returns to action on Feb. 28-March in the Hinds-Co-Lin Invitational at Eagle Ridge Country Club and Wolf Hollow Golf Course.

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ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM – Wolfpack golfers named to the MGCCC Invitational All-Tournament Team are Ryan Desormeaux (left) and Jacob Ross.

c spire Rodeo News

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 Men Place Third And EMCC Women Finish Fifth During Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo
East Mississippi Opens Spring Rodeo Campaign With Second-place Men’s Team Finish In Arkansas
Holmes Community College NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, MACJC Fishing Rodeo On Grenada Lake
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Release Date: 1/8/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College athletics department recently received a major facility upgrade with the addition of a new weight room that is usable for all sports teams on the Raymond Campus.

The new 90x50 weight room, located in the Mayo Field House gymnasium, is highlighted by 18 combination racks that can be the base for a number of different types of Olympic lifts, as well as bench press.

The workout facility also features the following items:

• Six sets of dumbbells ranging from 5-100 lbs.

• Four sets of kettle bells

• Four sets of medicine balls

• Two independent leg press machines

• Two row machines

• Two lat pulldown machines

• Two adjustable columns

• Two leg curl/extension machines

For more on Hinds athletics go to www.hindsccsports.com.


c spire Men's Soccer News

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
ICC’s Fernandez Named NJCAA All-American
A’Darius Steele Chosen For Select Health Care Program
Release Date: 2/24/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

A’Darius Steele, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Gulfport, has been selected to participate in the Health, Equity and Leadership Initiative Program (HELI) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Steele, a forward on the Bulldogs soccer team at the Perkinston Campus, was chosen for the program, which accepted just two applicants this year. The selection was based on his grade-point average, letters of recommendation and an interview.

As a participant, he is travelling to UMMC once a month to participate in various leadership development programs. He’ll complete required assignments and projects and will be mentored by medical professionals.

Steele has also been invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society.

HELI selects minority male students from Mississippi’s community colleges for the program. Research shows men of color are significantly underrepresented in most health care professional programs. It is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and was created to reinforce the institution’s commitment to improving health equity in the state of Mississippi. HELI is a five-month program, but the goal is to continue to follow the students and to give them insight into the steps they will need to take to enter a professional medical program after they complete undergraduate studies.

c spire Women's Soccer News

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
Reigning MACJC-Region 23 Soccer Champ Lady Wildcats Sign Southern Miss Transfer
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
ICC Announces Strother As New Women’s Soccer Coach
Release Date: 2/6/2015
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College Athletic Director Carrie Ball-Williamson introduced David Strother as the new head coach of the Lady Indians’ soccer program at a press conference held at the David C. Cole Student Services Building on Friday.

“There is good soccer in the state and I look forward to working with Itawamba and the surrounding communities to help build that even more,” said Strother. “It’s been a month and a half since the semester started and the girls just want to train… and get it moving to see where we are with our returning class and getting the evaluation for our incoming class.”

Strother comes to ICC after spending the past three seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Prior to his time at Co-Lin, he served as men’s head coach at NAIA powerhouse Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. While at ITT, Strother coached 12 All-Conference players, six All-Academic Team members, two NAIA All-Americans, and two National Team members.

Strother started his collegiate coaching career as the men’s head coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College (2006-10), where he built the program from ground up and eventually produced eight MACJC All-State players, two All-Region 23 award winners, three NJCAA Academic All-Americans, and one NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American while being nominated for MACJC Coach of the Year three times.

In his final season at Southwest, the Bears earned the prestigious Halbrook Award for most improvement in GPAs for NJCAA student-athletes.

“My purpose as a coach is to help players win, help players succeed, and help players grow in everything they do,” said Strother.

He is the third coach in the history of the women’s program and replaces former head coach Mike Sullivan, who will focus solely on the men’s program.

“It’s nice for [Coach Sullivan and myself] to be able to focus one team each to be able to put the time and the energy into what it takes to build the relationships with the student-athletes,” said Strother.

The Lady Indians have made five playoff appearances in the past eight seasons under the direction of Sullivan.

“History and tradition is what we want to build off of,” said Strother. “It’s not that we want to live off that by any way, shape or form, but it’s pride about being where you are and taking pride in what you do.”

Strother received a BS degree in sports administration and marketing, with a minor in business, in 2004 from Belhaven University. He was also a member of the Blazers’ soccer team where he earned NAIA Academic All-American honors in 2003.

He is married to the former Nina Fischer, and they are the parents of Sindey McCall and Liam Winfield.

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

c spire Softball News

Lady Warrior Softball Sweeps East MS
Wet Field Conditions Postpone EMCC’s Softball Division Opener Against Northwest To Saturday In Scooba
ICC Softball Moves Doubleheaders Due To Weather
CCC Baseball/Softball Scheduling Update
JCJC’s Holifield Claims MACJC Honor Again
MACJC Softball Players Of The Week Announced
Northeast Athletics Makes More Changes Due To Weather
No. 1 Lady Bobcats Add Tuesday Games At No. 2 WCU
Upcoming JCJC Baseball, Softball Games Postponed
Tuesday DH For Hinds CC Softball Is Canceled
EMCC Lady Lions Look To Get Back On Track With Tuesday Softball Twinbill At Rival East Central
River Pulls Off Impressive Five-game Softball Sweep
Holifield Drives In Nine Runs As Top-ranked Lady Bobcats Win Two
Holliday, Stegall Pace Rangers To Season-Opening Split At Southwest
Richey, Williams Pace Top-ranked Lady Bobcats To Victories
JCJC’s Holifield Named NJCAA Division II Player Of The Week
Holmes Softball Takes Two
ECCC Softball Sweeps Twin Bill With Alabama Southern
Top Teams To Play In Gwen Magee Invitational
Annual Tigerfest Tournament Cancelled
Lady Warrior Softball Sweeps East MS
Release Date: 2/26/2015
East Central Community College

The East Central Community College Lady Warrior softball team improved their record to 10-2 with a sweep of East Mississippi Community College Tuesday, Feb. 24 on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors had 11 hits in a 10-1 victory over East MS in game one. Hitters for ECCC were Summer Lavender of Canton Academy and Karoline Holsonback, a product of South Lamar High School in Kennedy, Ala., each with a double and a single; Andi Hannaford of Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, two singles; Katlyn Duke of Neshoba Central, triple; Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy and Caitlyn Aldous of Petal, each with a double; and Cayla Myers of Magee and Maegen Ellis, a product of Oak Hill Academy in West Point, singles each.

Hannaford led in RBIs with three. Others collecting RBIs were Aldous (2), Lavender (2), Ellis and Nowell.

Scoring runs were Hannaford (2), Ellis, Mahalia Gibson of Oak Grove, Aldous, Duke, Christen Benson of Brookhaven, Holsonback, Nowell and Lavender. Lacey Hill, a product of Kilbourne (La.) High School, got the win. She allowed one earned run on three hits in five innings. She fanned eight batters and walked two.

In game two, Gibson went 3-3, including a Grand Slam and two doubles, to help lead the Lady Warriors to a 10-2 victory. She also tallied five RBIs. Additional hitters were Duke and Hannaford, each with a double and single; and Benson and Lavender, each with a double.

Also recording RBIs were Benson, Duke, Hannaford and Rachel Davis of Petal. Runs were scored by Mallory Tuner of Southeast Lauderdale (2), Ellis (2), Gibson (2), Benson, Duke, Hannaford and Lavender.

ECCC travels to Ellisville Friday, Feb. 27 to take on the Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats in games beginning at 3 and 5 p.m. The Lady Warriors will host Meridian Community College in doubleheader action Tuesday, March 3 at 3 and 5 p.m.


c spire Tennis News

EC Tennis Squads Fall To Jones
Bobcat Tennis Teams Defeat East Central
Bobcat Tennis Teams Whip Northeast
EC/Co-Lin Tennis Squads Split Decisions
Co-Lin Lady Wolves Tennis
Windom Era Begins At Co-Lin
Excitement Surrounds Wolfpack Tennis
Northeast At Holmes Tennis Results
NEMCC TENNIS PROGRAMS MEET NINE RANKED TEAMS DURING 2015 SLATE
Bulldog Tennis Defeats Hinds CC
MGCCC Tennis Signs Three Players For Next Season
MGCCC Tennis Splits Season Openers With Faulkner State Men Win 8-1, Women Lose 4-5
Lady Bobcats Win Tennis Opener; Men Fall To Oxford-Emory
Lady Bobcat Tennis Team Aims For Fifth Straight Trip To Nationals
Experience Keys JCJC Men’s Tennis Team
Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 18 In Preseason Poll
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Announces 2015 Tennis Schedules
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Hinds CC Releases 2015 Tennis Schedule
MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
EC Tennis Squads Fall To Jones
Release Date: 2/26/2015
East Central Community College

ECCC Tennis teams dropped a pair of decisions to Jones County Junior College Tuesday, Feb. 24 in Decatur.

In women’s competition, results were as follows:

Doubles – EC’s Shannon St. Claire and Kristine Jenkins fell to Jenna Hegwood and Shelby Gilliland (8-0); and EC’s Hannah Peoples and Brooke Payne were defeated by Claire Rounsaville and Beanna Waller (8-1).

Singles – St. Claire defeated Hegwood (3-6, 6-4, 10-8); Peoples was defeated by Gilliland (5-7, 7-6, 10-3); Jenkins fell to Rounsaville (6-0, 6-0); Katlyn Patrick lost to Krissy Stutts (6-2, 6-0); and Brooke Payne fell to Tymeka Hunter (6-1, 6-2).

In men’s competition, results were as follows:

Doubles – EC’s Juan Miranda and Robert Strong fell to Graham Lightsey and Eric Swisher (8-3), EC’s Javon Yarbrough and Devin Skinner fell to Josiah Lim and Austin Baskin (8-4) and EC’s Cole Duty and Alex Chapman were defeated by Robert Kiewit and Josh Hester (8-3)

Singles – Miranda fell to Lightsey (6-3, 7-5); Yarbrough fell to Lim (6-1, 6-0); Duty fell to Swisher (7-5, 6-3); Strong fell to Baskin (6-3, 6-1); Skinner was defeated by Kiewit (6-3, 6-2); and Chapman fell to Hester (6-0, 6-0). The Warriors and Lady Warriors travel to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Tuesday, March 3 for matches beginning at 2 p.m. ECCC hosts Co-Lin teams at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

Dianne O’Neill serves as tennis coach.


c spire Track News

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
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Announces 2015 Schedule
Qawtavis Johnson & Derek White Sign With Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Releases 2015 Schedule
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Jerel Hill, Former Hinds CC Athlete, Pens E-book, Preps For 2016 Olympics
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Track Champion Newell Eager For "New Chapter" At NEMCC
Hinds CC Hires Willie Calvin As Assistant Men’s T&F Coach
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
Pearl River’s Tuesday Twin Bill With Baton Rouge Rescheduled
Release Date: 2/23/2015
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s Tuesday baseball doubleheader with Baton Rouge CC has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21 here in Wildcat Stadium due to projected wet weather conditions.

The twin bill was originally set for a 4 p.m. start, but will be played at the same starting time in April.

The rescheduled contests mark a rematch between the home standing Wildcats and the Bears, as BRCC defeated PRCC 15-5 Feb. 14 in Baton Rouge, La. Pearl River returns to action Saturday in the Pensacola State Pirate Invitational Tournament in Pensacola, Fla. with Saturday games against Abraham Lincoln (Ga.) at 12:30 p.m. and Wabash Valley (Ill.) at 3 p.m, while on Sunday, host Pensacola State takes on the Wildcats at 10 a.m. PRCC will conclude its Sunday play with a Wabash Valley rematch set for 3 p.m.