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c spire Baseball News

PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Northwest Baseball To Host Prospect Camp For 2015-16 Graduates
Former SMCC Bear Dyson To Play In World Series
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
Thompson To Be Inducted To ICC Athletic Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC 2014 Sports Hall Of Fame Class Announced
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
Harrelson Brings Hitting Under The Lights Back For Second Year
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
ECCC Alumni Baseball Game Set Oct. 11
ECCC Baseball Team Sponsors Annual Golf Tournament
JCJC Names Creel Assistant Baseball Coach
JCJC Baseball, Softball Release Fall Schedules
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
JCJC Baseball Holds Fall League Camp
Co-Lin Hosting Fall Baseball League
ICC Announces Fall Baseball Schedule
NORTHEAST SCHEDULES ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – Eighty-four Pearl River Community College students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area are receiving scholarships of $1,000 to attend PRCC this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.

More than 170 students from throughout PRVEPA’s service area are receiving these scholarships to attend state community colleges.

This is the second year for the Round Up for Education scholar’s program, which is funded by members who round their bills up to the nearest dollar each month, an average of about 50 cents monthly.

Scholarships are available to members who do the round up, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community college this fall.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manager Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.

“Members working together to achieve a common goal is a unique hallmark of cooperative organizations, and I am proud of the positive response we’ve received on this effort. More than 90 percent of our members have remained enrolled in the program and we’re very thankful for their support.”

PRVEPA serves more than 47,000 meters. Since the Round Up program began in November 2012, more than $390,000 has been collected and deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. At least ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants, resulting this year in 174 scholarships worth $1,000 per student (the maximum award per the program’s guidelines).

“This is a phenomenal opportunity for Pearl River Community College students,” said Dr. William Lewis, president of PRCC. “It is an accepted fact in today’s society that investment in higher education is one of the most significant investments a person will make in their lifetime. The opportunity that PRVEPA and its customer base is providing for students in its service area will provide untold dividends for generations to come. We are most grateful for the progressive leadership that PRVEPA has provided on this issue. It will make a difference in the lives of many students in the future and for our society in general.”

PRVEPA determined that helping community college students would enhance the program’s impact in its initial years.

“Because of the large numbers of potential college students living on our lines, we decided to start with those attending community colleges,” said Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services. “Community colleges are an ideal place to begin higher education for many of our members, and we think the money that will be available the first couple of years will have more impact for community college students.”

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1 go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

c spire Men's Basketball News

ICC Announces 2014-15 Basketball Schedule
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
ICC’s Wooten Commits To Louisiana-Lafayette
JCJC Basketball Teams To Hold “Meet The Bobcats”
ICC Men Look To Build On Championship Year
ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree
ECCC ‘Haunted House Of Hoops’ Scheduled Oct. 29
LIL’ DRIBBLERS INVADE BONNER ARNOLD COLISEUM FOR SECOND YEAR
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
NORTHEAST HOOPS TO HOST MOST HOME GAMES IN THIRTEEN YEARS
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
SMCC Men's Basketball Homecoming Golf Tournament
ICC To Participate In Battle Of The South Jamboree
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC Basketball Announces 2014-2015 Schedule
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
Skills Camp Concludes Successful Summer Break For Tigers
Hinds CC Men’s Basketball To Host Tryout
ECCC Basketball Players Assist Students During ‘Move-In Day’
ICC Announces 2014-15 Basketball Schedule
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Home games against the defending NJCAA Men’s National Champion and a pair of Alabama powerhouses highlight the opening to the 2014-15 Itawamba Community College basketball schedule.

ICC will open the season with three-straight home games against Alabama powers Lawson State (Nov 3) and Shelton State (Nov 6) before welcoming the defending national champion Bobcats of Jones County (Nov 13) to the Davis Event Center before traveling to Boaz, AL to face Snead State (Nov 17) for their first road test of the season.

Meridian (Nov 20), Snead State (Nov 22), and Coahoma (Dec 4) will close out the 2014 slate of home games as ICC will travel to Shelton State (Dec 1), Northwest (Dec 8), Meridian (Dec 11), and Lawson State (Dec 13) before the Christmas Break.

ICC will restart the season on the road at Jones County (Jan 6) and Volunteer State (Jan 8) in Gallatin, TN before returning to Fulton to reopen North Division play against Holmes (Jan 12).

Other home dates include: Mississippi Delta (Jan 22), Northwest (Feb 2), Northeast (Feb 9), and East Mississippi (Feb 12) while away game will include: Northeast (Jan 15), East Mississippi (Jan 20), Coahoma (Jan 29), Holmes (Feb 5), and Mississippi Delta (Feb 16).

For the complete 2014-15 basketball schedule visit LetsGoICC.com.

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

Clcik Here to View the 2014 Basketball Schedule

c spire Women's Basketball News

ICC Announces 2014-15 Basketball Schedule
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
JCJC Basketball Teams To Hold “Meet The Bobcats”
ICC Women Look To Build On Returning Experience
ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree
ECCC ‘Haunted House Of Hoops’ Scheduled Oct. 29
LIL’ DRIBBLERS INVADE BONNER ARNOLD COLISEUM FOR SECOND YEAR
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
ICC To Add Armstrong To Athletic Hall Of Fame
NORTHEAST HOOPS TO HOST MOST HOME GAMES IN THIRTEEN YEARS
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
Eddings Named NEMCC's New Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
SMCC Men's Basketball Homecoming Golf Tournament
ICC To Participate In Battle Of The South Jamboree
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
Highly Decorated Allen Continues Hoops Career In Brooklyn
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
All-Metro Selection Hughes Set To Make Impact With Northeast
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
ICC Announces 2014-15 Basketball Schedule
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Home games against the defending NJCAA Men’s National Champion and a pair of Alabama powerhouses highlight the opening to the 2014-15 Itawamba Community College basketball schedule.

ICC will open the season with three-straight home games against Alabama powers Lawson State (Nov 3) and Shelton State (Nov 6) before welcoming the defending national champion Bobcats of Jones County (Nov 13) to the Davis Event Center before traveling to Boaz, AL to face Snead State (Nov 17) for their first road test of the season.

Meridian (Nov 20), Snead State (Nov 22), and Coahoma (Dec 4) will close out the 2014 slate of home games as ICC will travel to Shelton State (Dec 1), Northwest (Dec 8), Meridian (Dec 11), and Lawson State (Dec 13) before the Christmas Break.

ICC will restart the season on the road at Jones County (Jan 6) and Volunteer State (Jan 8) in Gallatin, TN before returning to Fulton to reopen North Division play against Holmes (Jan 12).

Other home dates include: Mississippi Delta (Jan 22), Northwest (Feb 2), Northeast (Feb 9), and East Mississippi (Feb 12) while away game will include: Northeast (Jan 15), East Mississippi (Jan 20), Coahoma (Jan 29), Holmes (Feb 5), and Mississippi Delta (Feb 16).

For the complete 2014-15 basketball schedule visit LetsGoICC.com.

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

Clcik Here to View the 2014 Basketball Schedule

c spire Football News

PRCC Roundup Up For Education
GAME PREVIEW: East Central Vs. Southwest MS
GAME PREVIEW: Bobcats Visit No. 12 Co-Lin With Playoff Berth On The Line
GAME PREVIEW: Top-rated EMCC Lions Shoot For School-record 21st Straight Win In Regular-season Finale Against Mississippi Delta
Dennis Adds To Outstanding Career With Defensive Score Versus PRCC
GAME PREVIEW: Hinds CC Football Hosts Homecoming Game On Thursday Night
JCJC’s Coleman Named MACJC Offensive Player Of The Week
SMCC's Josh Samander Named MACJC's Defensive Player Of The Week
GAME RECAP: Tiger Football Falls At Holmes
MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
Former ICC Standout Earns National Defensive Player Of The Week
GAME PREVIEW: Winning Season At Stake For River When Wildcats Tackle Division Foe East Central In Finale Thursday
GAME RECAP: ECCC Warriors 38-14 Homecoming Victim At Southwest
GAME RECAP: No. 19 Co-Lin Uses Late Score To Stun No. 3 Gulf Coast 29-26
GAME RECAP: ICC Spoils Delta's Homecoming To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
GAME RECAP: Holmes Blasts Coahoma, 64-6
GAME RECAP: #19 Co-Lin Upsets #3 MGCCC 29-26
GAME RECAP: Bobcats Win 52-45 Homecoming Shootout Vs. Hinds
GAME RECAP: Hinds CC Football Drops Barnburner At Jones, 52-45
GAME RECAP: Bears Bounce Warriors For HomeComing Victory
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – Eighty-four Pearl River Community College students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area are receiving scholarships of $1,000 to attend PRCC this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.

More than 170 students from throughout PRVEPA’s service area are receiving these scholarships to attend state community colleges.

This is the second year for the Round Up for Education scholar’s program, which is funded by members who round their bills up to the nearest dollar each month, an average of about 50 cents monthly.

Scholarships are available to members who do the round up, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community college this fall.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manager Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.

“Members working together to achieve a common goal is a unique hallmark of cooperative organizations, and I am proud of the positive response we’ve received on this effort. More than 90 percent of our members have remained enrolled in the program and we’re very thankful for their support.”

PRVEPA serves more than 47,000 meters. Since the Round Up program began in November 2012, more than $390,000 has been collected and deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. At least ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants, resulting this year in 174 scholarships worth $1,000 per student (the maximum award per the program’s guidelines).

“This is a phenomenal opportunity for Pearl River Community College students,” said Dr. William Lewis, president of PRCC. “It is an accepted fact in today’s society that investment in higher education is one of the most significant investments a person will make in their lifetime. The opportunity that PRVEPA and its customer base is providing for students in its service area will provide untold dividends for generations to come. We are most grateful for the progressive leadership that PRVEPA has provided on this issue. It will make a difference in the lives of many students in the future and for our society in general.”

PRVEPA determined that helping community college students would enhance the program’s impact in its initial years.

“Because of the large numbers of potential college students living on our lines, we decided to start with those attending community colleges,” said Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services. “Community colleges are an ideal place to begin higher education for many of our members, and we think the money that will be available the first couple of years will have more impact for community college students.”

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1 go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

c spire Golf News

JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Northeast Tabs Hatfield As Seventh Head Golf Coach
Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Scheduled For Oct. 4
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Winners
Win ECCC Golf Classic Course Prizes
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Nets $10,000 In Student
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
ICC Golfers Earn MACJC Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
SEVENTEEN NEMCC ATHLETES GARNER ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS
NEMCC ATHLETES, TEAMS DECORATED WITH NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Holmes CC Student Athletes Recognized Academically
JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Release Date: 9/29/2014
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The annual Jones County Junior College Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held October 17 at Dixie Golf Club in Laurel.

This will be a 3-person select shot event with a $70 entry fee per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, cart and greens fees. Hole sponsorships are available for $150.

Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., followed by registration at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Food and drinks will be available on the course and prizes will be awarded after play. There will be a closest to the hole contest during play.

The JCJC Lady Bobcat Hardwood Club sponsors the event.

For more information, contact Lady Bobcat coach Sandra Sumrall at 601-477-4090, 601-498-6524 or the Dixie pro shop at 601-649-3384.


c spire Rodeo News

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
ICC Athletics Earns Prestigious Award For Academic Success
EMCC’s Six MACJC-affiliated Athletic Teams Earn Academic All-State Team Honors For Third Straight Year; 17 EMCC Student-athletes Earn Individual Recognition
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
Release Date: 10/6/2014
East Mississippi Community College

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – In their second action of the fall rodeo season, East Mississippi Community College placed fourth in women’s team competition and finished seventh on the men’s side this past weekend at the Three Rivers Raider Rodeo. The three-day inaugural event, hosted by Three Rivers College, concluded Saturday evening at the Black River Coliseum.

On the heels of making school history by earning the program’s first women’s rodeo team title a week ago at Missouri Valley College, the EMCC Lady Lions collected 175 team points this past week to finish behind Southern Arkansas University (240 pts), host Three Rivers (270) and team champion Missouri Valley (480).

EMCC cowgirls Shay Atkins and Katelyn Nicholson both scored in the barrel racing competition. Atkins, a product of West Point’s Oak Hill Academy, placed second with a collective time of 24.45, while Nicholson garnered 60 team points (25.51 seconds) for her fifth-place effort. Also for the Lady Lions, Troy transfer Kelsey Kennemer finished fourth in the breakaway roping event with a composite score of 5.8 seconds. In team roping, the tandem of Destyn Ladner and Lee Shumaker rounded out the scoring for the EMCC women’s team.

On the men’s side, the Lions earned 85 team points with bull riders Blake Bell and Justin Reeves finishing third and fifth, respectively, in their specialty event.

With a comfortable 230-point team victory (1,010-780) over reigning national champion Tennessee-Martin, Missouri Valley completed the sweep by taking the men’s title as well.

The University of West Alabama men finished third with 480 points, as former EMCC cowboys Scooter Scarbrough and Shane Overby contributed 300 points for UWA. Overby was part of the Tigers’ winning team roping tandem, while Scarbrough claimed runner-up honors in the tie down roping competition.

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo team continues fall competition, Oct. 23-25, at Murray State University.


c spire Men's Soccer News

PRCC Roundup Up For Education
No. 14 Lady Bobcats Conclude Perfect Regular Season!
Armando Barron Named MACJC Offensive Player Of The Week
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
ICC Tops East Central, Secures Playoff Spot
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
No. 13 Lady Bobcats Cruise; JCJC Men Tie With Co-Lin
JCJC’s Gunter, Buckley Named MACJC Players Of The Week
River Splits With Southwest
Bobcats Take Over First Place After Win Over MGCCC
MGCCC Men’s Soccer Wins In Double OT
Bobcat Soccer Teams Blank Meridian
ICC Sweeps MACJC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week Honors Again
Lady Wildcats Tie 1-1, Wildcats Lose 2-1 In Double OT
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
ECCC/MCC Soccer Action
EC Soccer Standout Allie Turner Honored
Historic Night For ECCC Soccer
ICC Duo Named MACJC Men’s Soccer Players Of The Week
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – Eighty-four Pearl River Community College students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area are receiving scholarships of $1,000 to attend PRCC this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.

More than 170 students from throughout PRVEPA’s service area are receiving these scholarships to attend state community colleges.

This is the second year for the Round Up for Education scholar’s program, which is funded by members who round their bills up to the nearest dollar each month, an average of about 50 cents monthly.

Scholarships are available to members who do the round up, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community college this fall.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manager Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.

“Members working together to achieve a common goal is a unique hallmark of cooperative organizations, and I am proud of the positive response we’ve received on this effort. More than 90 percent of our members have remained enrolled in the program and we’re very thankful for their support.”

PRVEPA serves more than 47,000 meters. Since the Round Up program began in November 2012, more than $390,000 has been collected and deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. At least ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants, resulting this year in 174 scholarships worth $1,000 per student (the maximum award per the program’s guidelines).

“This is a phenomenal opportunity for Pearl River Community College students,” said Dr. William Lewis, president of PRCC. “It is an accepted fact in today’s society that investment in higher education is one of the most significant investments a person will make in their lifetime. The opportunity that PRVEPA and its customer base is providing for students in its service area will provide untold dividends for generations to come. We are most grateful for the progressive leadership that PRVEPA has provided on this issue. It will make a difference in the lives of many students in the future and for our society in general.”

PRVEPA determined that helping community college students would enhance the program’s impact in its initial years.

“Because of the large numbers of potential college students living on our lines, we decided to start with those attending community colleges,” said Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services. “Community colleges are an ideal place to begin higher education for many of our members, and we think the money that will be available the first couple of years will have more impact for community college students.”

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1 go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

c spire Women's Soccer News

PRCC Roundup Up For Education
No. 14 Lady Bobcats Conclude Perfect Regular Season!
JCJC’s Johnson Named MACJC Player Of The Week Again
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
No. 14 Lady Bobcats Clinch MACJC South Division
ECCC Lady Soccer Warriors Claim 12th Victory
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
No. 13 Lady Bobcats Cruise; JCJC Men Tie With Co-Lin
JCJC’s Gunter, Buckley Named MACJC Players Of The Week
River Splits With Southwest
Bobcats Take Over First Place After Win Over MGCCC
MGCCC Men’s Soccer Wins In Double OT
ECCC’s Kayla Anderson Receives Soccer Honor
Bobcat Soccer Teams Blank Meridian
Lady Wildcats Tie 1-1, Wildcats Lose 2-1 In Double OT
Hinds CC 2014 Sports Hall Of Fame Class Announced
ECCC/MCC Soccer Action
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
Ashley Nelson Earns 4th MACJC Weekly Goalkeeper Honor
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – Eighty-four Pearl River Community College students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area are receiving scholarships of $1,000 to attend PRCC this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.

More than 170 students from throughout PRVEPA’s service area are receiving these scholarships to attend state community colleges.

This is the second year for the Round Up for Education scholar’s program, which is funded by members who round their bills up to the nearest dollar each month, an average of about 50 cents monthly.

Scholarships are available to members who do the round up, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community college this fall.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manager Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.

“Members working together to achieve a common goal is a unique hallmark of cooperative organizations, and I am proud of the positive response we’ve received on this effort. More than 90 percent of our members have remained enrolled in the program and we’re very thankful for their support.”

PRVEPA serves more than 47,000 meters. Since the Round Up program began in November 2012, more than $390,000 has been collected and deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. At least ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants, resulting this year in 174 scholarships worth $1,000 per student (the maximum award per the program’s guidelines).

“This is a phenomenal opportunity for Pearl River Community College students,” said Dr. William Lewis, president of PRCC. “It is an accepted fact in today’s society that investment in higher education is one of the most significant investments a person will make in their lifetime. The opportunity that PRVEPA and its customer base is providing for students in its service area will provide untold dividends for generations to come. We are most grateful for the progressive leadership that PRVEPA has provided on this issue. It will make a difference in the lives of many students in the future and for our society in general.”

PRVEPA determined that helping community college students would enhance the program’s impact in its initial years.

“Because of the large numbers of potential college students living on our lines, we decided to start with those attending community colleges,” said Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services. “Community colleges are an ideal place to begin higher education for many of our members, and we think the money that will be available the first couple of years will have more impact for community college students.”

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1 go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

c spire Softball News

THIRD ANNUAL NEMCC PREP SOFTBALL SHOWCASE SET FOR NOVEMBER
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Limited Spots Remain For The ICC Fall Softball Clinic
JCJC’s Stokes Inks With Southern Miss
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
NEMCC SOFTBALL RECOGNIZED AS TOP TEN ACADEMIC TEAM BY NFCA
SOFTBALL’S BLACK AND GOLD SERIES TO VISIT NEW ALBANY, CORINTH
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
ICC Softball Earns NFCA All-Academic Team Honors
JCJC Names Herrington Softball Associate Head Coach
SOFTBALL ALUMNI GAME TO CONCLUDE BUSY HOMECOMING WEEKEND
CC Announces Dates Fall Softball Clinic
Northwest To Host Inaugural Alumni Softball Game Oct. 18
Carie Dever Boaz Named NFCA Assistant Coach Of The Year
JCJC Baseball, Softball Release Fall Schedules
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
Northeast Softball Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
JCJC Holds Annual Fall League Softball Camp
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
THIRD ANNUAL NEMCC PREP SOFTBALL SHOWCASE SET FOR NOVEMBER
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Northeast Mississippi Community College head softball coach Jody Long is giving prep athletes an amazing chance to receive some extra practice and start their recruiting process three months before the upcoming spring season begins.

The third annual Northeast Fall Softball Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, November 8 at David Carnell Memorial Field and the surrounding Booneville City Park complex.

Instead of completing drill work and going through traditional exercise sessions, players have the chance to exhibit their body of work in a series of scrimmage contests.

Girls will be broken into teams and coached by current members of the Tiger softball squad. All athletes are guaranteed to play several innings at either their primary or secondary position.

Each pitcher must throw a minimum of six innings and every person on a team will bat in each game played. All contests will be filmed and coaching evaluations of each individual performance are available once the matchups are complete.

All NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and junior college coaches from the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee have been invited to attend this showcase.

The event is limited to the first 120 players who sign up. It begins at 10 a.m. and is open to any high school athlete in the ninth-through-twelfth grades (classes of 2015-2018).

Each participant is expected to bring their own equipment, which includes but is not limited to athletic apparel, cleats, a glove, a bat, catching gear and a helmet. Softballs will be provided at the fields.

Pre-registration is possible through Monday, October 27 at a cost of $50. After that date, the cost of signing up increases to $75 and runs through the day of the showcase.

To register, go to www.nemccathletics.com and completely fill out the online form. Payments are asked to be check or money order only, made out to NEMCC Softball and sent by mail to Jody Long, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Booneville, Miss., 38829.

Walk up registration is also available at the stadium on if space is open starting at 8 a.m. on the morning of the event for the price of $100.

The Tigers are one of the most tradition-rich programs in the Magnolia State. Northeast has won over 20 games in 12 separate seasons and made the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Playoffs for 13 of its 14 years since transitioning to fastpitch competition.

For more information about the 2014 Northeast Fall Softball Showcase, contact Long at 662-720-7305 or by email at jwlong@nemcc.edu or assistant coach Jaisa Emerson at 662-720-7218 or by email at jfemerson@nemcc.edu.


c spire Tennis News

MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
NORTHEAST TENNIS PROGRAMS ARRANGE OPEN TRYOUT
Hard Work Helps Frazier Earn Spot On NEMCC Tennis Team
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Inconceivable Dream For Tennis Star Pearce Comes To Fruition At NEMCC
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Doubles Standout Rencher Inks With Lady Tigers
NORTHEAST TENNIS ATHLETES, TEAMS RECEIVE ITA ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
10 ICC Student-athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
SEVENTEEN NEMCC ATHLETES GARNER ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS
NEMCC ATHLETES, TEAMS DECORATED WITH NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
JCJC Student-athletes, Teams Receive Academic Recognition
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
Release Date: 9/29/2014
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

MERIDIAN---Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College tennis had a strong showing at the recent ITA Regional Tennis Championships in Meridian.

The women's team won the Consolation singles final and dropped a close, hard fought doubles Consolation final. In the Women’s singles consolation finals Lexi Johnson took down Angel Seals of Gulf Coast in a third set tie breaker. In the women’s doubles consolation finals, Lexi Johnson and Kara Younger were defeated by White/Hartley of Meridian.

On the Men’s side Gulf Coast dropped two semifinal matches and the finals in doubles. In men’s singles Skyler Flowers of Gulf Coast was defeated by the number one seed, Shane Trebisky of Meridian 6-4, 6-3. Meanwhile in the other men’s singles semi finals, the number 6 seed Brandon Lane of Gulf Coast lost to the number two seed and the over all singles champion Kaiser Deleon of Marion Military Institute 6-4, 6-3.

The men's doubles championship match featured Flowers and Lane falling to the number one seeded team of Conway/Cespedes of Marion Military Institute 8-5. By finishing second in doubles the Gulf Coast team of Skyler Flowers and Branson Lane qualifies for the National Small College Championships in Sumter, South Carolina October 9-12.

I was really proud of our effort especially our young players who really handled the pressure well," said Gulf Coast tennis coach Gary Bourgeois. "The men’s effort was outstanding, and we came really close to winning the singles and doubles titles."


c spire Track News

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
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Program Announces Signing Class
Coahoma Re-instates Track Program, Hires New Coach
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes 15th In The Nation At Outdoor Nationals
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Ends 2014 Season In 23rd Place
Kimari Martin Of Hinds CC T&F Inks With Mississippi State University
Hinds CC T&F Has Seven Top Finishes At Black & Gold Invite
Holmes CC Sports Hall Of Fame Set For April 24
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Has Impressive Showing In Oxford
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Competes At Ole Miss Open
Hinds CC Men's 4x400 Relay Wins National Championship
Former Hinds CC Track And Field Stars Make The World Team
Jerel Hill, Former Hinds CC Athlete, Pens E-book, Preps For 2016 Olympics
Release Date: 9/26/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Jerel Hill, a Vicksburg native and former All-American men’s track and field student-athlete and coach at Hinds Community College, has written an e-book, “Never Give Up on Your Dreams: My Journey of Faith,” that is now available on his personal website, www.jerelhill.com, for $0.99.

The book provides an in-depth look at Hill's journey of faith and demonstrates how stepping out on faith can equal a dream realized. This is not a "rags-to-riches" story but is an example that never giving up is always the best option when one has nothing to lose.

The allocated funds from the autobiography about Hill’s journey of faith will go toward his training expenses in his aim to make Team USA and compete at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Hill, who will now train in Baton Rouge, left Hinds and transferred to Louisiana State University, where he lettered for the Tigers in 2009 and 2010, setting personal bests of 10.22 in the 100-meter dash and 20.90 in the 200-meter dash during his senior season.

For more on Hinds track and field go to www.hindsccsports.com.