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c spire Baseball News

Former Tiger Coggin Wins SEC Championship As Assistant Coach At MSU
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Northwest Lands Eight On 2016 All-MACJC Baseball Team
JCJC Meets McHenry College (Illinois) In World Series Opener
East Central Baseball Players Receive Postseason Honors
Baseball Wildcats Place Seven On MACJC All-State Teams
Pair Of ICC Indians Earn MACJC All-State Honors
Rowe Selected All-Region At ICC
ICC Baseball Announces All-State Second Team Selections
Hinds CC Baseball Standouts Earn Postseason Recognition
No. 3 Bobcats Headed To Oklahoma After Winning Region 23 Title!
East Central Drops Heartbreaker To Jones County In Region 23 Championship
Top-Ranked LSUE Hands Northwest Season-Ending 11-5 Loss
No. 3 Bobcats Play For Region 23 Title Sunday
No. 3 Bobcats Fall To No. 10 Warriors, 11-10
Former Tiger Robertson Tabbed As Finalist For Prestigious Ferriss Trophy
ECCC Baseball Beats Northwest To Advance In Region 23 Winner’s Bracket
NJCAA Baseball Region 23 Tournament On Schedule Today
ECCC’s Channing Wall Wins MACJC Baseball Pitcher Of The Week Honors
Thursday’s NJCAA Region 23 Baseball Tournament Games At ECCC Moved Due To Weather
Former Tiger Coggin Wins SEC Championship As Assistant Coach At MSU
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Starkville, Miss. – A former standout for the Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program is celebrating a title from the toughest league in the United States.

Will Coggin is an assistant coach for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular season championship team at Mississippi State University.

“We’re always excited for our guys that have been part of the family,” said Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson. “The job he’s doing as a coach is just unbelievable.”

Coggin is in his second stint as a member of the Bulldogs’ staff. He was also an assistant under current headman John Cohen from 2009-12 before leaving for a position at St. Johns River State (Fla.) College.

His return home to the Magnolia State could not have come at a better time. Mississippi State clinched the SEC crown after a three-game sweep of the University of Arkansas on the last weekend prior to the postseason.

Coggin and the Bulldogs entered the final day of action in a stalemate with Texas A&M University for both the SEC West Division and the overall league championships.

But the Aggies lost to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Mississippi State won its finale at historic Dudy Noble Field against the Razorbacks to claim the title outright for the first time since 1989.

“I was just more happy and proud for the people that were involved more so than anything I’ve done,” Coggin said. “It’s all about the players. I was just incredibly excited for them just because of how hard they worked in the fall and how good of human beings they are.”

The Bulldogs are far from done this year. Mississippi State enters the annual SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium as the number one seed of the entire 12-team field.

Coggin’s crew are a consensus top-three team nationally and are No. 1 in some rankings, including the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Perfect Game USA polls.

Experts widely expect the Bulldogs to be a national seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Mississippi State as such would host a regional and potentially a super regional as well.

“The whole year, one of our main things has been running the marathon,” said Coggin. “This is just a stop along our path to our end goal. We just have to stay humble and stay continue to improve every single day.”

Coggin was an outstanding athlete at Booneville High School prior to his tenure at Northeast. He participated in the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) All-Star Game following a stellar three years as a starter for the Blue Devils.

He starred for future Northeast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Ray Scott during his pair of seasons with the Tigers. Coggin was the primary shortstop for his hometown college from 2005-06.

Coggin was awarded with Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) All-State honors during each of his campaigns after batting .333 as a freshman and .446 one year later. He led the Tigers to 22 victories in 2006, which was its most wins in five seasons.

“I really enjoyed my two years at Northeast,” Coggin said. “Coach Scott is a great man. I thought it was a great learning experience because I don’t know if I was ready for major Division I baseball. Northeast really prepared me to come to Mississippi State.”

Coggin concluded his career with the Bulldogs and legendary coach Ron Polk. He was part of the 2007 Mississippi State squad that qualified for the NCAA College World Series.

He presently is solely responsible for the Bulldogs’ catchers and also focuses on the hitters, including setting plans for batting practice. Coggin also coordinates all of Mississippi State’s summer and winter youth camps.

c spire Men's Basketball News

Seth LeDay Inks With Virginia Tech
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Rutledge Signs With Nicholls State University
Thomas Gray Elite Basketball Camps Set For June 20-22
Northwest Honors Student-Athletes For Academic Achievements
MGCCC Signs Five Basketball Players
Donte Watson Inks With North Carolina A&T State University In Greensboro,
East Mississippi Men’s Basketball Staff To Hold Scooba Skills School, June 13-14, On Scooba Campus
Dre'Kalo Clayton Signs NLI With Austin Peay
Four Holmes Basketball Players Sign Letters Of Intent With Four-Year Schools
Busy Summer Ahead For Region Champion Tigers With Multiple Camps, Play Dates
Co-Lin Host Individual Basketball Camp
Co-Lin Host Individual Basketball Camp
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
JCJC Hosts Youth Basketball Camp On June 11
D.J. Flippin Inks With The University Of Mount Olive
Sorrell Becomes Second Tiger To Sign At North Alabama In Last Two Years
Former Basketball Coach James Washington To Be Inducted Into MACJC Hall Of Fame
SMCC Forward Terrell Miller Signs With Murray State
Four Bobcats Participate In MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Seth LeDay Inks With Virginia Tech
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore forward Seth LeDay will continue his collegiate basketball career in the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference, signing a national letter of intent with Virginia Tech.

"I'm extremely blessed and honored to join my brother at Virginia Tech," LeDay said. "I want to thank everyone at Northwest for their help in getting me to this level. I'm going to use my redshirt year to get bigger and stronger and improve my jump shot. The offer came late but it was a blessing and I can't explain how excited I am."

In his only season in a Ranger uniform, LeDay (6-7/200) served as one of the Rangers' primary weapons and started in 24 of the team's 26 contests during the 2015-16 season. He led the team in scoring at 18.5 points-per-game with a season-high 32 points against Coahoma on Jan. 19. A first team All-MACJC and All-Region 23 selection, LeDay scored in double figures in all but one game with 11 games of 20 or more.

In addition to his impressive scoring numbers, LeDay also led the team in rebounds (8.0 rpg), blocks (1.6 bpg) and field-goal percentage (.581) and made his presence felt around the rim with a team-leading 59 dunks.

LeDay, a Dallas, Texas, native will join his brother Zach LeDay, a rising senior at Virginia Tech, who played a big role in his signing with the Hokies. The Northwest graduate also had offers from Florida Gulf Coast, Nebraska, USM, Murray State and UT-Arlington and interest from another dozen programs.

"Seth made a huge impact in the one year with our program," Northwest head coach Bubba Skelton said. "He is a very athletic forward that has a huge upside. Redshirting his first year should do nothing but enhance his game in all areas and help him mature physically. He's going to play at a great program in a premier conference. Steve (Roccaforte) did an outstanding job recruiting him and we feel he's in great hands with their coaching staff."

LeDay's NLI was made official earlier this week. Due to ACC transfer rules, he will not be eligible until the 2017-18 season but will join the program next spring. He is the third Ranger from this year's team to sign with a four-year program, joining Dre'Kalo Clayton (Austin Peay) and D.J. Flippin (University of Mount Olive).

Virginia Tech finished 20-15 overall and 10-8 in the ACC this past season. Led by second-year head coach Buzz Williams, the Hokies earned a spot in the National Invitation Tournament, falling in the second round to BYU.

c spire Women's Basketball News

JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
ICC’s Mays Signs With Delta State
Five Players From EMCC’s NJCAA Tournament Hoops Team To Continue Careers At The Four-year Level
MACJC All-Star Game MVP Patterson Inks With Alcorn State
Former EMCC And Columbus High Hoops Standout Ki-Ki Patterson Signs With Jacksonville State
Kelley Allen Recently Signed With The Mississippi College Lady Choctaws
Hall Signs With Southeastern Louisiana
Alexis Collins Inks With University Of Louisiana-Monroe
Lady Bears Basketball Succeeds In The Classroom, On The Court
JCJC Hosts Girls Basketball Camps
East Mississippi To Offer One-day Women’s Basketball Skills Camp June 20 On Scooba Campus
PRCC Women’s Basketball Standouts Sign With Four-year Colleges
Co-Lin Host Individual Basketball Camp
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
JCJC Hosts Youth Basketball Camp On June 11
MGCCC’s Courtney White Signs With Point University
Winstead-Mackay Named To MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
Southwest Forward Lillie Snowden Signs With LSU-Alexandria
Lady Bears’ Teshia Jones Signs With William Carey
Newcomb To Represent Southwest In Mississippi CC Sports Hall Of Fame Class Of ‘16
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will be offering several sports camp this summer.

BASKETBALL
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jones County Junior College women’s basketball will host a Fundamental Camp and Team Shootout in June.

The Fundamental Camp will be June 1-2 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for girls in grades 4-9 and cost is $45.

The Team Shootout will be June 11 and June 17. The cost is $200 per day per team.

For more information, contact JCJC women’s basketball coach Missy Bilderback at 601-606-3623 or missy.bilderback@jcjc.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

BOYS BASKETBALL
SUMMER SHOOTOUT
Jones County Junior College will hold a men’s Summer Basketball Shootout in June.

The shootout will take place each Wednesday from June 1-22 in A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

Teams will play two to three games each session and teams can participate in at least one and up to four sessions.

Registration fee is $1,000 per team. Registration fee includes eligibility for all four sessions; a guest speaker series featuring NBA and top college players; a league provided jersey in requested team color; top competition from teams across the state; officials and training staff on site; trophies for champions for both varsity and junior varsity divisions; and statistics and standings tracked and posted online via GameChanger.

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

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

FOOTBALL
JCJC/SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host several football camps this summer, including a Football Showcase in partnership with the University of South Carolina.

JCJC head coach Steve Buckley said Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp and several members of the South Carolina staff will be at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field on June 5.

The camp will include pro testing, as well as position specific instruction and skills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $30 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the camp starts at 2 p.m.

COMBINE/INSTRUCTION CAMP
Jones County Junior College football will host a Combine/Instruction Camp on June 10 at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

The camp will include pro testing as well as position specific instruction and drills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $20 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the camp starts at 9 a.m.

7-ON-7 TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College football will host three 7-on-7 team camps in June.

There will be an Open Tournament on June 2; 1A-3A classification on June 9; and 4A-6A classification on June 16. Cost is $175 per team – cash or check only.

Teams will be guaranteed four games each. There will be pool play in the morning with a bracketed, double-elimination tournament in the afternoon. Coaches will be responsible for lunch and concessions will be available for purchase.

The 7-on-7 team camps will be limited to 16 teams each date.

For more information on all of the camps or to register, please contact JCJC Director of Football Operations Tara Weisshaar at 601-477-1189 or tara.weisshaar@jcjc.edu.

SOCCER
BOYS TEAM CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host a Boys Team Soccer Camp June 21-24.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 10.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Brendan Connolly, JCJC Team Soccer Camp, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Connolly (JCJC men’s soccer head coach) at 601-477-4131 or brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu.

GIRLS TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College will host two Girls Team Soccer Camps in July.

The first camp will be July 11-14 and the second one will be July 18-21.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening and a Most Valuable Player for each team will be chosen at the end of the week. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 20.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Deasley (JCJC women’s soccer head coach) at 601-447-4552 or dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu.

BOBCAT SOCCER ACADEMY
Jones County Junior College will offer its annual Bobcat Soccer Academy July 5-8.

The camp will is divided into three sections: Mini Bobcats (ages 5-7); Full Bobcats (ages 8-14); and Overnight Bobcats (ages 10-14).

The Mini Bobcats will go from 9-11 a.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $80 and $100 on the day the camp begins. Fee includes a t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Full Bobcats will go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $160 and $180 on the day of the camp. Fee includes lunch, t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Overnight Bobcats fee is $300. There is a $100 deposit due by June 27. Camper must be registered by June 27 to reserve a dorm room. Fee includes dorm, meals, t-shirt and soccer ball.

To sign up for the academy, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men or women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact men’s head coach Brendan Connolly at Brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu or 601-325-7213 or women’s head coach Deasley at dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu or 601-447-4552.

c spire Football News

Long, Winding Road Leads Metcalf To PRCC Football Staff
Northwest Ranked 3rd In Sporting News Preseason Football Poll
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
100 Days To Kickoff: MGCCC Releases 2016 Schedule
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
West Claims Shutout Victory As Part Of NEMFCA All-Star Activities At NEMCC
East Mississippi Community College Announces 2016 Football Schedule
Reserved-seating Tickets On Sale For PRCC Home Football Games
Northeast To Host NEMFCA All-Star Game For Third Straight Year
Jason Guthrie Joins Co-Lin Coaching Staff
JCJC, South Carolina Hold Football Showcase On June 5
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
Mississippi Delta Community College Announces 2016 Football Schedule
Eight Thursday Games Highlight 2016 JCJC Football Schedule
Northeast Football To Play All Weeknight Games For First Time In Program History
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
SMCC Bears’ Alex Novak Signs With Arkansas State
East Mississippi Community College To Conduct Three June Football Camps On Scooba Campus
Defensive Lineman Josiah Coatney Signs With Ole Miss
Greer Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
Long, Winding Road Leads Metcalf To PRCC Football Staff
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – Terrence Metcalf has taken a long, circuitous path to Pearl River Community College, but it’s a road he’s stayed true to throughout a long career in football.

The road for Metcalf started as a player at Clarksdale High, wound its way to a stellar career at Ole Miss, through a solid stint in the National Football League, then back to Oxford as a coach and businessman.

Now the 38-year-old Metcalf has brought his expertise to the Wildcat program as offensive line coach, where he hopes restore PRCC to the elite status it enjoyed in the mid-2000s, when it won four consecutive MACJC state titles and the NJCAA national championship in 2004.

“I didn’t really know a lot about the opportunity,” said Metcalf. “It’s an opportunity to coach at the collegiate level, learn a lot and be under the tutelage of Coach (David) Saunders.”

Saunders, who was named as the Wildcats’ head coach in December, said his relationship with Metcalf goes all the way back to Metcalf’s high school days, when he was a Parade High School All-America at Clarksdale High.

“I was coaching at Arkansas State at the time, and I was recruiting the area,” said Saunders. “Obviously, we didn’t have the opportunity to sign him at Arkansas State, but a year or so later I joined the Ole Miss staff and he was on the roster there.

“Later, I would see him at camps and stuff when he’d come back to campus, and you could tell he had a passion for teaching and coaching. So when this opportunity came up for me, he was the first person that came to mind for that position.”

Metcalf, a big man with a deep philosophical side, said Saunders and his fellows on the staff at Ole Miss under David Cutcliffe, did much to prepare him, not only for pro ball, but for his life after football.

“One thing you have to know about Coach Cutcliffe; once you are in the family, you’re in the family,” said Metcalf about Cutcliffe, now the head coach at Duke University.

“He is a God-fearing man, a family guy, kind of like Coach Saunders here. He’s always compassionate about people, but when it’s time to work, he wanted you to work hard.”

Metcalf said he had an idea when he first went to Oxford that he wanted to coach, based on what he learned at Clarksdale High under Jesse Murphree, one of the coaching legends in Mississippi high school football.

While at Clarksdale, Metcalf saw both sides of the success-failure coin. As a sophomore in 1994, Clarksdale was 13-1, losing to Jackson Provine in the Class 5A North Half finals. But in 1995, the Wildcats were 3-7.

“We had some really good runs, but there were down years as well,” Metcalf said.

“But I think just the training and different styles of coaching we had back then made you a tougher player. I learned to love this game back then, and at some point, I knew I wanted to coach and teach kids what Coach Murphree and that entire staff taught me.”

Metcalf signed with Ole Miss in 1997 as part of a storied recruiting class that included such Rebel greats as Deuce McAllister, Romero Miller and Ken Lucas.

“Blocking for Deuce was a real privilege, and we’ve continued our friendship to this day,” Metcalf said. “That’s what I love about the game of football. It introduces you to so many different people, and you establish friendships from all over.”

While at Ole Miss, Metcalf was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2000 and 2001, he was a second-team All-America in 1999 and a consensus first-team All-America in 2001. He was drafted in the third round of the 2002 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears with the 93rd pick of the draft.

Although the transition from college to the NFL can be daunting, Metcalf said playing in the SEC gave him a leg up when he arrived for his first training camp as a member of the Bears.

“One thing the SEC does, it prepares you for the speed of the NFL,” Metcalf said. “I was fortunate enough to go against some really good guys who were first-round picks, and I dominated in the SEC.

“So when I got to training camp, I was just as big, just as strong and just as fast as the guys who were there. Now, the terminology and committing yourself to learning and doing what you’re supposed to be doing in the classroom, that was a big shock.”

Metcalf played seven seasons in Chicago, and was a starter on the Bears 2006 team that made it to the Super Bowl.

“That was one of the great times of my life,” said Metcalf of his time with the Bears. “You hear about all the greats who have come out of Chicago, going all the way back to George Halas, one of the co-founders of the NFL.

“To this day, when I’m standing on a football field and hear the National Anthem being played, I still smell Soldier Field. I don’t ever want to lose that.”

Following his pro career, Metcalf formed a media company and was a volunteer coach in Oxford, mentoring his son, D.K., and his friends before deciding to go full-time into coaching. He spent the 2015 season as defensive line coach at Oxford High before coming to PRCC.

Saunders says Metcalf’s experience gives him a unique perspective when it comes to coaching his position.

“What he does for our program is gives immediate credibility,” said Saunders. “He’s done it at the highest level, and not just done it, but succeeded. That’s critical with players that they see their coach as someone who is an expert in their specific area.”

That expertise will be needed in turning around Pearl River’s football fortunes. But both Metcalf and Saunders say the offensive line took big strides during spring practice.

“When I came here in February, I had no idea how we were going to have a functional spring,” said Metcalf. “But by the end of spring practice, we were able to do things the right way on the football field. I like the group of guys that we have.”

The Wildcats, both the players returning from spring and incoming freshmen, will report June 5 for the beginning of the team’s summer workout program, and Saunders said the offensive line has a chance to be one of the team’s real strengths this season.

“I thought we definitely progressed (through the spring) as a unit, and I thought each player progressed,” Saunders said.

“There is no reason to think we won’t progress at a similar rate over the summer. Summer is really going to be critical for us, not only on the offensive line, but for the whole team.”

c spire Golf News

Bulldogs Slip To Fourth After Second Round
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
No. 2 Gulf Coast Aims To Be No. 1
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
Tigers Return To Hillandale For Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
MGCCC's Grant Motter Signs With Mississippi State
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
ECCC Golf Team Finishes Fourth In NJCAA Region 23 Championship
Nail-biter No. 9: MGCCC Wins Another Region Crown
NJCAA Region 23 Golf Tournament Final Round Results
East Mississippi’s Daniel Schroeder Places Seventh At NJCAA Region 23 Golf Championship
Local FCA Names Golf Tournament In Honor Of JCJC Athletic Director
EMCC’s Daniel Schroeder Tied For Fourth After Round 1 Of NJCAA Region 23 Golf Championship
No. 2 Bulldogs Lead By 6 After First Round
Gulf Coast Golfers Aiming For 9th Straight Region Crown
Gulf Coast Remains Second In Latest Poll
Northwest Cards Fifth Place Finish At MACJC Golf Championship
East Central Golf Team Advances To NJCAA Region 23 Tournament Play
EMCC Places Seventh At MACJC State Golf Championship; Daniel Schroeder Earns Regional Invite
Bulldogs Slip To Fourth After Second Round
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Phillip Hickam shot even par during a demanding second round at the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Tournament and finds himself tied for second.

The rest of Bulldogs struggled on Day 2 at Swan Lake Resort’s Black Course, slipping to fourth place after a 17-over 305. They are at 20-over for the tournament, 11 shots back of Kirkwood in third. Tyler, at 3-under, has a one-shot lead over defending champion South Mountain.

“The course was a lot tougher today, which is hard to believe because the first round was hard,” said Hickam, who finished second at last year’s national tournament. “It seemed like there were a lot of pins on slopes today.”

Grant Motter and Colin Troxler shot 76s, with Motter at 5-over for the tournament and tied for 21st. Troxler is at 7-over and in a tie for 34th.

George Kawell is at 11-over after an 83, and Jonathon Newman shot 81 and is at 14-over.

““We struggled big time today,” Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. “We just never could get it going. The last hole was typical of our day.”

Motter was on the green at the par-5 in two, but a tough putt turned into 3 for par. Hickam was just off the green chipping for birdie and finished with bogey after playing the three prior holes at 3-under. He made eagle on No. 15.

Gulf Coast’s five golfers played the par-5 hole at 1-under Tuesday in the first round, but were two-over on Day 2.

“We just have to work harder,” Snell said after the round. “They’re headed to the range and we’re going to hit a few balls. That’s why it’s a 72-hole tournament.”

Tyler’s Marco Maldonado shot 1-over Wednesday, but still has a six-shot lead on six players, including Hickam.

The tournament resumes Thursday

“Our goal here always is to win a national tournament, but our goal really was to play well and up to our potential,” Snell said. “Wherever that puts us, as long as we give it our best. We want to finish as high as we can, but if fourth place is where that is, we’ll be happy.”

c spire Rodeo News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


c spire Men's Soccer News

JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
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MGCCC Has 5 Soccer Players Sign With 4-year Schools
JCJC Hosts Boys Team Soccer Camp
2016 Southwest Soccer Schedule Set
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
Cara Harrison And Bryden Reed Win Hinds CC Eagle Awards
Lashlee, Malli Sign To Play Soccer At Belhaven
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
PRCC Soccer Teams Welcome Signing Class Of 2016
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 13-17
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts This Weekend
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 16
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
ECCC Men’s Sophomore Soccer Players Honored At Fall Sports Awards Banquet
ECCC Men’s Soccer Team To Hold Open Tryouts
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
Co-Lin Set To Host Soccer Tryouts
MGCCC Will Hold Men's Soccer Tryout
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will be offering several sports camp this summer.

BASKETBALL
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jones County Junior College women’s basketball will host a Fundamental Camp and Team Shootout in June.

The Fundamental Camp will be June 1-2 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for girls in grades 4-9 and cost is $45.

The Team Shootout will be June 11 and June 17. The cost is $200 per day per team.

For more information, contact JCJC women’s basketball coach Missy Bilderback at 601-606-3623 or missy.bilderback@jcjc.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

BOYS BASKETBALL
SUMMER SHOOTOUT
Jones County Junior College will hold a men’s Summer Basketball Shootout in June.

The shootout will take place each Wednesday from June 1-22 in A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

Teams will play two to three games each session and teams can participate in at least one and up to four sessions.

Registration fee is $1,000 per team. Registration fee includes eligibility for all four sessions; a guest speaker series featuring NBA and top college players; a league provided jersey in requested team color; top competition from teams across the state; officials and training staff on site; trophies for champions for both varsity and junior varsity divisions; and statistics and standings tracked and posted online via GameChanger.

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

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

FOOTBALL
JCJC/SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host several football camps this summer, including a Football Showcase in partnership with the University of South Carolina.

JCJC head coach Steve Buckley said Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp and several members of the South Carolina staff will be at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field on June 5.

The camp will include pro testing, as well as position specific instruction and skills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $30 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the camp starts at 2 p.m.

COMBINE/INSTRUCTION CAMP
Jones County Junior College football will host a Combine/Instruction Camp on June 10 at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

The camp will include pro testing as well as position specific instruction and drills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $20 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the camp starts at 9 a.m.

7-ON-7 TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College football will host three 7-on-7 team camps in June.

There will be an Open Tournament on June 2; 1A-3A classification on June 9; and 4A-6A classification on June 16. Cost is $175 per team – cash or check only.

Teams will be guaranteed four games each. There will be pool play in the morning with a bracketed, double-elimination tournament in the afternoon. Coaches will be responsible for lunch and concessions will be available for purchase.

The 7-on-7 team camps will be limited to 16 teams each date.

For more information on all of the camps or to register, please contact JCJC Director of Football Operations Tara Weisshaar at 601-477-1189 or tara.weisshaar@jcjc.edu.

SOCCER
BOYS TEAM CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host a Boys Team Soccer Camp June 21-24.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 10.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Brendan Connolly, JCJC Team Soccer Camp, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Connolly (JCJC men’s soccer head coach) at 601-477-4131 or brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu.

GIRLS TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College will host two Girls Team Soccer Camps in July.

The first camp will be July 11-14 and the second one will be July 18-21.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening and a Most Valuable Player for each team will be chosen at the end of the week. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 20.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Deasley (JCJC women’s soccer head coach) at 601-447-4552 or dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu.

BOBCAT SOCCER ACADEMY
Jones County Junior College will offer its annual Bobcat Soccer Academy July 5-8.

The camp will is divided into three sections: Mini Bobcats (ages 5-7); Full Bobcats (ages 8-14); and Overnight Bobcats (ages 10-14).

The Mini Bobcats will go from 9-11 a.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $80 and $100 on the day the camp begins. Fee includes a t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Full Bobcats will go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $160 and $180 on the day of the camp. Fee includes lunch, t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Overnight Bobcats fee is $300. There is a $100 deposit due by June 27. Camper must be registered by June 27 to reserve a dorm room. Fee includes dorm, meals, t-shirt and soccer ball.

To sign up for the academy, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men or women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact men’s head coach Brendan Connolly at Brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu or 601-325-7213 or women’s head coach Deasley at dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu or 601-447-4552.

c spire Women's Soccer News

JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
ICC’s Stukenborg Continues Career At Belhaven
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer To Host ID Camp On July 15
Convertino Returns As Head Women’s Soccer Coach As Part Of Bulldog Soccer Staff Restructuring
JCJC Hosts Girls Team Soccer Camps
Betty Casey Named Head Coach For Southwest Women’s Soccer
2016 Southwest Soccer Schedule Set
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
ICC's Hester Receives Prestigious MTEP Scholarship
Lady Wildcat Soccer Honored At Awards Ceremony
Kayla Boutwell Signs With Freed-Hardeman
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
JCJC’s Monroe, Sullivan Ink With Delta State University
PRCC Soccer Teams Welcome Signing Class Of 2016
ICC’s Hester Named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar
JCJC’s Taylor Signs Soccer Scholarship With William Carey
MGCCC To Hold Women's Soccer Tryout
Abigail Morales Signs With Freed-Hardeman University
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts This Weekend
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will be offering several sports camp this summer.

BASKETBALL
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jones County Junior College women’s basketball will host a Fundamental Camp and Team Shootout in June.

The Fundamental Camp will be June 1-2 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for girls in grades 4-9 and cost is $45.

The Team Shootout will be June 11 and June 17. The cost is $200 per day per team.

For more information, contact JCJC women’s basketball coach Missy Bilderback at 601-606-3623 or missy.bilderback@jcjc.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

BOYS BASKETBALL
SUMMER SHOOTOUT
Jones County Junior College will hold a men’s Summer Basketball Shootout in June.

The shootout will take place each Wednesday from June 1-22 in A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

Teams will play two to three games each session and teams can participate in at least one and up to four sessions.

Registration fee is $1,000 per team. Registration fee includes eligibility for all four sessions; a guest speaker series featuring NBA and top college players; a league provided jersey in requested team color; top competition from teams across the state; officials and training staff on site; trophies for champions for both varsity and junior varsity divisions; and statistics and standings tracked and posted online via GameChanger.

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

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

FOOTBALL
JCJC/SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host several football camps this summer, including a Football Showcase in partnership with the University of South Carolina.

JCJC head coach Steve Buckley said Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp and several members of the South Carolina staff will be at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field on June 5.

The camp will include pro testing, as well as position specific instruction and skills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $30 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the camp starts at 2 p.m.

COMBINE/INSTRUCTION CAMP
Jones County Junior College football will host a Combine/Instruction Camp on June 10 at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

The camp will include pro testing as well as position specific instruction and drills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $20 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the camp starts at 9 a.m.

7-ON-7 TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College football will host three 7-on-7 team camps in June.

There will be an Open Tournament on June 2; 1A-3A classification on June 9; and 4A-6A classification on June 16. Cost is $175 per team – cash or check only.

Teams will be guaranteed four games each. There will be pool play in the morning with a bracketed, double-elimination tournament in the afternoon. Coaches will be responsible for lunch and concessions will be available for purchase.

The 7-on-7 team camps will be limited to 16 teams each date.

For more information on all of the camps or to register, please contact JCJC Director of Football Operations Tara Weisshaar at 601-477-1189 or tara.weisshaar@jcjc.edu.

SOCCER
BOYS TEAM CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host a Boys Team Soccer Camp June 21-24.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 10.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Brendan Connolly, JCJC Team Soccer Camp, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Connolly (JCJC men’s soccer head coach) at 601-477-4131 or brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu.

GIRLS TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College will host two Girls Team Soccer Camps in July.

The first camp will be July 11-14 and the second one will be July 18-21.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening and a Most Valuable Player for each team will be chosen at the end of the week. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 20.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Deasley (JCJC women’s soccer head coach) at 601-447-4552 or dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu.

BOBCAT SOCCER ACADEMY
Jones County Junior College will offer its annual Bobcat Soccer Academy July 5-8.

The camp will is divided into three sections: Mini Bobcats (ages 5-7); Full Bobcats (ages 8-14); and Overnight Bobcats (ages 10-14).

The Mini Bobcats will go from 9-11 a.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $80 and $100 on the day the camp begins. Fee includes a t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Full Bobcats will go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $160 and $180 on the day of the camp. Fee includes lunch, t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Overnight Bobcats fee is $300. There is a $100 deposit due by June 27. Camper must be registered by June 27 to reserve a dorm room. Fee includes dorm, meals, t-shirt and soccer ball.

To sign up for the academy, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men or women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact men’s head coach Brendan Connolly at Brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu or 601-325-7213 or women’s head coach Deasley at dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu or 601-447-4552.

c spire Softball News

JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Northeast Softball Expanding Summer Camp Offerings
Lady Bobcats Finish Second In National Tournament
Lady Bobcats Lose 4-2 Heartbreaker To LSU-Eunice
Lady Bears’ Pruitt Signs With Delta State
Hagwood’s Grand Slam Keys Lady Bobcats Past Kankakee (Illinois)
Lady Bobcats Crush Heartland, 15-0
Gibson Recognized As An Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
No. 3 Seed Lady Bobcats To Face Heartland (IL) On Wednesday
PRCC Duo Named To MACJC Softball All-State Team
Meagan Duchesne Of Hinds CC Softball Named To MACJC All-State 1st Team
Meagan Duchesne Of Hinds CC Softball Named To MACJC All-State 1st Team
Heath Griffith Selected To 2016 All-MACJC Softball Team
ECCC Softball Players Receive Post-Season Honors
EMCC’s Marissa Landrum And Emily Patrick Selected To MACJC All-State Softball Team
MGCCC's Kaitlin Lee Named MACJC Pitcher Of The Year, Two Others Named All-State
Co-Lin’s Crum Named MACJC Player Of The Year
Four ICC Softball Players Earn Postseason Honors
ICC Softball To Hold Tryouts
4 MGCCC Softball Players Named All-Region
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will be offering several sports camp this summer.

BASKETBALL
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jones County Junior College women’s basketball will host a Fundamental Camp and Team Shootout in June.

The Fundamental Camp will be June 1-2 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for girls in grades 4-9 and cost is $45.

The Team Shootout will be June 11 and June 17. The cost is $200 per day per team.

For more information, contact JCJC women’s basketball coach Missy Bilderback at 601-606-3623 or missy.bilderback@jcjc.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

BOYS BASKETBALL
SUMMER SHOOTOUT
Jones County Junior College will hold a men’s Summer Basketball Shootout in June.

The shootout will take place each Wednesday from June 1-22 in A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

Teams will play two to three games each session and teams can participate in at least one and up to four sessions.

Registration fee is $1,000 per team. Registration fee includes eligibility for all four sessions; a guest speaker series featuring NBA and top college players; a league provided jersey in requested team color; top competition from teams across the state; officials and training staff on site; trophies for champions for both varsity and junior varsity divisions; and statistics and standings tracked and posted online via GameChanger.

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

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

FOOTBALL
JCJC/SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host several football camps this summer, including a Football Showcase in partnership with the University of South Carolina.

JCJC head coach Steve Buckley said Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp and several members of the South Carolina staff will be at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field on June 5.

The camp will include pro testing, as well as position specific instruction and skills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $30 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the camp starts at 2 p.m.

COMBINE/INSTRUCTION CAMP
Jones County Junior College football will host a Combine/Instruction Camp on June 10 at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

The camp will include pro testing as well as position specific instruction and drills. Players must bring a current physical and cleats.

Cost is $20 per athlete – cash or check only. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the camp starts at 9 a.m.

7-ON-7 TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College football will host three 7-on-7 team camps in June.

There will be an Open Tournament on June 2; 1A-3A classification on June 9; and 4A-6A classification on June 16. Cost is $175 per team – cash or check only.

Teams will be guaranteed four games each. There will be pool play in the morning with a bracketed, double-elimination tournament in the afternoon. Coaches will be responsible for lunch and concessions will be available for purchase.

The 7-on-7 team camps will be limited to 16 teams each date.

For more information on all of the camps or to register, please contact JCJC Director of Football Operations Tara Weisshaar at 601-477-1189 or tara.weisshaar@jcjc.edu.

SOCCER
BOYS TEAM CAMP
Jones County Junior College will host a Boys Team Soccer Camp June 21-24.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 10.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Brendan Connolly, JCJC Team Soccer Camp, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Connolly (JCJC men’s soccer head coach) at 601-477-4131 or brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu.

GIRLS TEAM CAMPS
Jones County Junior College will host two Girls Team Soccer Camps in July.

The first camp will be July 11-14 and the second one will be July 18-21.

There will be training sessions, which will focus on both skill development and tactical awareness. Games will be played in the evening and a Most Valuable Player for each team will be chosen at the end of the week. There will also be specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Residential cost for the camp is $260 and commuter cost is $225 before June 20.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information contact Deasley (JCJC women’s soccer head coach) at 601-447-4552 or dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu.

BOBCAT SOCCER ACADEMY
Jones County Junior College will offer its annual Bobcat Soccer Academy July 5-8.

The camp will is divided into three sections: Mini Bobcats (ages 5-7); Full Bobcats (ages 8-14); and Overnight Bobcats (ages 10-14).

The Mini Bobcats will go from 9-11 a.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $80 and $100 on the day the camp begins. Fee includes a t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Full Bobcats will go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Pre-registration fee is $160 and $180 on the day of the camp. Fee includes lunch, t-shirt and soccer ball.

The Overnight Bobcats fee is $300. There is a $100 deposit due by June 27. Camper must be registered by June 27 to reserve a dorm room. Fee includes dorm, meals, t-shirt and soccer ball.

To sign up for the academy, go to www.jcjcathletics.com and go to the men or women’s soccer page or go to www.jcjc.edu/camps and download the registration form. Fill out the form and mail check to Dolores Deasley, JCJC Team Soccer Camps, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact men’s head coach Brendan Connolly at Brendan.connolly@jcjc.edu or 601-325-7213 or women’s head coach Deasley at dolores.deasley@jcjc.edu or 601-447-4552.

c spire Tennis News

Metz Named New Tennis Coach At ICC
MGCCC Finishes 16th At National Tournament
MGCCC Rained Out At Tennis Nationals
No. 16 MGCCC Wins 8 Of 9 Matches At Tennis Nationals
Season Ends For Bobcat Tennis Team
MGCCC's O'Keefe, Tippen Win Match At Nationals
JCJC’s Leal Advances In National Tennis Tournament
Diep Wins First-round Match At National Tourney
Robbins Signs With BMC Tennis
No. 20 Bobcats Ready For National Tennis Tournament
Co-Lin Tennis Tryouts Scheduled
NO. 16 MGCCC Heads To National Tournament
Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Competes In NJCAA Nationals
Rodriguez, Currie Fall In Finals Of No. 1 Doubles Consolation Round
No. 18 Lady Bobcats Still Alive In Tennis Nationals
No. 18 Lady Bobcats Continue Play In Tennis Nationals
No. 18 Lady Bobcats Open Play In National Tennis Tournament
No. 18 Lady Bobcats Head To Tennis Nationals In Tyler, Texas
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
Former ICC Tennis Champion Named SIAC Player Of The Year
Metz Named New Tennis Coach At ICC
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College held a press conference in the Davis Event Center to announce Michael Metz as the men’s and women’s head tennis coach on Wednesday.

Metz played tennis at Mississippi State University from 1994-98. During that time, he was the only player that was a member of two NCAA semifinal squads (94, 98) and was member of a top ten team each season with the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs finished as NCAA Team Championship semifinalist in 1994 and 1998. Metz was undefeated in doubles play at the 1998 NCAA Tournament. MSU won the 1996 SEC Team Tournament Championship and were NCAA Team Championship quarterfinalist in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

After his career at Mississippi State, Metz played professionally in the United States Tennis Association before accepting a position as the women’s assistant coach at his alma mater (2000-02). The Florida native was named head coach at Birmingham Southern (2002-03) and returned to Starkville as the men’s assistant coach (2003-06).

In 2005, Metz was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.

After leaving Mississippi State, he has served as an International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) and Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS). Metz is also a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) member and a PTR Master of Performance. He has served as Director of Tennis at the Magnolia Tennis Club in Columbus and Shiloh Ridge in Corinth.

He takes over for Hall of Famer Paul Johnson, who retired this past season after 42 years in Fulton. He helped establish the ICC tennis program in 1974 and since then has won 15 MACJC and 10 NJCAA Region titles in tennis.

Metz earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State. He and his wife Tammi have three children: Parker, Warren and Livi Catherine.

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

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Release Date: 5/24/2016
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RAYMOND – The honors continued to pour in for the Hinds Community College men’s track and field program on Tuesday, as Willie Calvin was selected as the 2016 National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Outdoor Track & Field season.

Calvin, who is in his second year as an assistant coach under head coach Reginald Dillon at his junior college alma mater, helped lead the Eagles to a number three overall finish at the NJCAA Outdoor Nationals in Levelland, Texas a week ago.

He was also recently chosen as the Central region assistant coach of the year in the men’s division.

The award winners were selected by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches.

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