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BASEBALL:  Mississippi Delta Community College hires former Hinds CC assistant coach Dan Rives as its new head baseball coach.
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Former Ole Miss Signee, Prep All-American Wilcher Inks With Northeast
Release Date:7/22/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - One of the most decorated prep athletes in the Magnolia State has made the decision to stay close to home and anchor a stellar recruiting class at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Former University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) signee Jacob Wilcher has inked his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to become the newest addition to the rising Tiger baseball program.

“We’ve always maintained a good relationship with him and just always tried to cheer him on,” said Northeast head coach Richy Harrelson. “We’re really excited that he’s here. It just fit for him.

“We feel like he’s one of the better players to come through this area in a while. He’s been a hot name ever since he was a ninth grader. He knows what it feels like to win at a high level.”

Wilcher originally signed with the Rebels last November prior to his senior campaign at Kossuth High School. However, after reevaluation he felt that enrolling at Northeast was the best option for him and his family.

“I’ve been visiting a lot of schools and it finally feels good to get it off my chest,” Wilcher said. “The coaches are doing great things. I can’t wait to get down here in the fall and start my journey. It’s great to be a Tiger.”

Wilcher recently completed a highly decorated career with the Aggies that included three Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A championships over a four-year span.

The 6-3, 205-pounder was ranked as the second best outfielder and the No. 12 overall prospect in state of Mississippi for the graduating class of 2016 by Perfect Game.

He was a five-year starter at Kossuth and compiled an outstanding .448 career batting average. Wilcher added phenomenal numbers of 215 hits, 201 runs, 141 RBIs, 81 stolen bases, 51 doubles, 27 home runs, eight triples and a .550 on-base percentage.

Wilcher was named to the MaxPreps Small Schools All-American first-team and the Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American honorable mention team after his final campaign with the Aggies in which he posted career-highs of a .529 batting average, 64 hits, 55 runs, 37 RBIs, 23 stolen bases, 17 doubles and four triples.

The outfielder also earned American Family Insurance All-USA and Clarion-Ledger All-State honors following his senior season. Wilcher was the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) Class 3A Player of the Year as well.

He had six multiple hit performances and nine RBIs in 12 playoff games this year to finish his tenure at Kossuth with another state title. Wilcher and the Aggies swept St. Andrews Episcopal School in the MHSAA Class 3A championship series at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

“I want to keep on getting better and working harder to be successful at this level too,” said Wilcher. “I’ve got to keep that mindset in order to become a better player and person.”

Wilcher captured his initial MHSAA Class 3A crown as a freshman in 2013 over powerhouse Sumrall High School. He burst onto the radar that season with a .443 batting average, 25 RBIs and 15 extra base hits.

He and the Aggies reached the title round by winning the second longest baseball game in state history over Independence High School in the semifinals. Wilcher had two hits and a double in that five-hour, 18-inning decisive game three of the series.

Wilcher helped Kossuth defend its crown as a sophomore by accumulating 43 hits, 32 RBIs, 12 doubles, a career-high eight home runs, a .600 on-base percentage and an .868 slugging percentage. He struck out only 12 times in 120 official plate appearances.

The Aggies once again defeated Sumrall in the MHSAA Class 3A finals. Wilcher went 5 for 8 in two one-run contests against the Bobcats with a pair of runs scored and a double as well.

He was recognized as the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. Wilcher was also a Daily Journal All-Area selection for four consecutive seasons.

Kossuth lost in the state semifinals during Wilcher’s junior year, but he still pieced together a memorable campaign with a .451 batting average, 33 RBIs, eight doubles and five homers.

Wilcher is solid defensively as well. He made only two errors in 97 games between his sophomore and senior years for a .983 fielding percentage in 116 total chances during that incredible stretch.

He played for the well-renowned Dulins Dodgers club during the summer and fall. Wilcher, who was also a recipient of the Clarion-Ledger’s prestigious Dandy Dozen award, was committed to Ole Miss since his sophomore campaign.

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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


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EMCC’s Marcus Theriot Claims All-Around And Tie-down Roping National Titles; Lions Place Fifth Nationally As A Team
PRCC Set To Field Rodeo Team This Fall
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In Week-long College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
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


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EMCC’s Marcus Theriot Claims All-Around And Tie-down Roping National Titles; Lions Place Fifth Nationally As A Team
Release Date: 6/20/2016
East Mississippi Community College

CASPER, Wyo. – Freshman cowboy Marcus Theriot added to his already impressive list of rodeo accomplishments by claiming the All-Around national championship and tie-down roping title in leading the East Mississippi Community College men’s team to a school-best, fifth-place national finish at the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo. The week-long collegiate rodeo competition concluded Saturday night at the Casper Events Center in Wyoming.

Having previously earned the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo All-Around Cowboy title, Theriot, of Poplarville, totaled 510 points while competing in three different events at this year’s CNFR to finish 120 points ahead of reserve champion Clayton Biglow of men’s team champion Feather River College. Along with collecting 260 points in winning the tie-down roping title, Theriot earned 170 points by advancing to Saturday’s championship round of the team roping competition with Lane Mitchell of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Theriot also added 80 points in the steer wrestling event by winning the second-go round with a time of 3.9 seconds.

“Marcus is a true champion and an outstanding rodeo athlete,” EMCC head rodeo coach Morgan Goodrich said. “His work ethic, team leadership and family values all continue to contribute to his great success in and out of the rodeo arena.”

Theriot, the son of 1994 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) tie-down roping world champion Herbert Theriot, captured the CNFR’s tie-down roping title with a composite time of 38.1 seconds during the week, including respective 8.0 and 8.2-second efforts during the second and third short-go rounds of preliminary competition heading into Saturday’s short-go round. Following his 9.8-second showing during the finals, Theriot needed some additional help as several of his top competitors in the event struggled during their final runs on Saturday.

The team roping competition helped solidify Theriot’s first collegiate All-Around championship. The 2015 Mississippi High School Rodeo Association Boys’ All-Around champion partnered with Mitchell of UT Martin to turn in a 5.7-second run for third-place honors during the third short-go round. That effort qualified the tandem for Saturday’s finals, where they clocked in at 9.1 seconds to place fifth with an average score of 32.4 composite seconds during the week.

In women’s competition for EMCC, sophomore Katelyn Nicholson posted consistent times of 14.29, 14.28 and 14.21 seconds during the three preliminary rounds of barrel racing to qualify for Saturday’s short go. The Lawrence native struggled somewhat with a 19.88-second performance in the finals to place 12th overall in the event. While also competing in goat tying this past week in Wyoming, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s 2015-16 Ozark Region All-Around women’s champion picked up 60 points at the CNFR to give head coach Morgan Goodrich’s EMCC women’s team a tie for 27th place in this year’s season-ending national rankings.

Though not scoring at this year’s College National Finals Rodeo, Kossuth’s Kody Rinehart competed in the saddle bronc riding event for EMCC to give the Lions three CNFR competitors for the second straight year.

“It was a great privilege to have been a part of the amazing experience that makes up the College National Finals Rodeo,” Goodrich continued. “We’re extremely proud to be bringing home two national championship titles and a No. 5 national team finish.”

Sandwiched between Feather River College’s first-place men’s team total of 1,000 points and EMCC’s 510 points for fifth-place team honors this past week in Casper were Northwestern Oklahoma State University (800 points), Panhandle State University (787.5) and Weatherford College (525).

Blue Mountain Community College captured women’s team honors with 595 points, followed by Missouri Valley College (420), Black Hills State University (362), Chadron State College (315), Gillette College (295) and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (295).

The best action from the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo will be featured on ESPNU during two televised hours of recap coverage beginning at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 18. Additional airings of the pair of one-hour recap shows are also slated to be shown on ESPNU throughout the remainder of August.

Men's Soccer Headlines
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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


Women's Soccer Headlines
Latest Women's Soccer Story

MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


Softball Headlines
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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


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NEMCC Tennis Programs Gain ITA Academic Accolades For Third Straight Year
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s and women’s tennis squads continue to place themselves amongst elite company with their latest national commendation.

The Lady Tigers and Tigers were tabbed as All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for maintaining a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Seven individual Northeast netters that compiled GPAs that exceeded 3.5 for the 2015-16 school year received the renowned distinction of ITA Scholar-Athlete as well.

“I’m very proud of the efforts of both our programs,” said Northeast head coach Ben Shappley. “It’s a very prestigious honor and these recipients have worked hard to earn this recognition.”

The Lady Tigers were one of just 13 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) members and 14 two-year institutions overall to qualify for ITA All-Academic Team laurels with a stellar 3.55 GPA.

The Saltillo duo of Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper plus Nettleton’s Calin Holley led the effort by compiling flawless 4.0 GPAs. They were also three of only nine players in the Magnolia State to claim the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who ended her sophomore campaign as Holley’s partner at No. 3 doubles, completes the list of honorees for Northeast’s ladies with a solid 3.65 GPA.

The Tigers likewise found themselves as one of 12 NJCAA affiliates and 13 total colleges countrywide to secure ITA All-Academic Team accolades. Northeast captured its place on the listing with a GPA of 3.28.

Cade Scroggins from Booneville topped the Tigers with an unblemished 4.0 GPA. He participated at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles during his inaugural season at Northeast.

Payton Pearce reached the quarterfinals of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Tournament during each of his campaigns with the Tigers. The Saltillo product also obtained a spot on the ITA Scholar-Athlete lineup with a 3.69 GPA.

Belmont’s Nathan Cleveland posted a GPA of 3.51 to garner this prize as well. He was paired with Scroggins for a majority of the season at No. 3 doubles and also held the sixth slot in the singles rotation.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA is comprised of nearly 1,700 coaches from over 1,200 varsity programs across the nation. The ITA annually decorates over 4,000 student-athletes that excel in scholastic and athletic performance.

It is the third consecutive year in which Northeast’s men and women were named ITA All-Academic Teams. Both units also acquired that same acknowledgement from the NJCAA.


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E'Keisha Hollins Of Hinds CC Track And Field Inks With Wayland Baptist
Release Date: 7/11/2016
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – E’Keisha Hollins (Mendenhall), a sophomore on the Hinds Community College women’s track and field team, signed with Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas on Monday to continue her academic and athletic career.

Hollins competed in sprint events for the Lady Eagles, who recently finished in 13th place overall at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Outdoor Nationals in May.

She put together a steady sophomore campaign, including a first place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the Meridian Community College Relay Invitational, a second place mark in the 4x100 meter relay in the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational and the Southern Miss Invitational, and a third place finish in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays at the NJCAA Outdoor Nationals.

Hollins also had top-10 finishes in numerous events throughout the 2016 season, including a fifth place finish in the 400-meter dash with a personal best time of 57.18 seconds at the Southern Miss Invitational.

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


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MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s women’s and men’s tennis teams earned 2016 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with eight individuals being named Scholar Athletes.

Teams must have grade-point averages of 3.2 or better, and student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a 3.33 GPA, with the Bulldogs having a 3.20 GPA. Only 13 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams in the country were received the award.

Paulina Estrada, Katie Robinson, Abigail Smith and Karah Younger were named Scholar Athletes on the women’s team.

On the men’s team, Bryan Allen, Chris Diep, Caleb Flurry and Brennan O’Keefe earned the honor.


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All-Time Winningest NJCAA Coaches From
The Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC)

Gwyn Young
Co-Lin CC
Winningest Active Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Record: 887-249

Gene Murphy
Hinds CC
Winningest Active
Football Head Coach
Record: 170-69-5

George Sekul
MS Gulf Coast CC
1966-1991 - 26 Seasons
Two Football National Championships
Record: 205-77-5

Bobby Franklin
Northwest MS CC
1981-2004 - 25 Seasons
Two Football National Championships
Record: 201-57-6

Sim Cooley
Jones County JC
Football Head Coach
1961-1987 - 27 Seasons
Record: 187-92-5