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JCJC’s Hollis, Wall Receive Both MACJC, NJCAA Weekly Honors
Release Date:5/26/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s T.J. Hollis and John Alan Wall have been honored in the state and in the nation this week.

Hollis has been named the MACJC Pitcher of the Week and also the NJCAA Pitcher of the Week. Wall has been named the MACJC Player of the Week and also the NJCAA Player of the Week.

Hollis, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Lafayette (Oxford), was outstanding as he helped the Bobcats stay alive in the Region 23 Tournament with a 12-2 win over East Central. In his first start of the year, Hollis went eight innings, allowed one run (none earned), five hits, walked three and struck out seven.

Hollis had only pitched 7 1/3 innings all year coming into the game. For the season, he is now 2-0 with a 1.76 earned run average in 15 1/3 innings.

Hollis has signed with Blue Mountain University.

Wall, a sophomore designated hitter from Northwest Rankin (Brandon), was 5-for-16 with two home runs and eight RBIs as the No. 3 Bobcats won the Region 23 Tournament. In a crucial win over LSU-Eunice in a loser's bracket game, Wall hit a grand slam and a solo home run to help rally JCJC from an 8-0 deficit to a 13-9 victory.

Wall is hitting .292 with four home runs and 37 RBIs this season.

Hollis, Wall and the Bobcats open play in the NJCAA Division II World Series at 1 p.m. on Saturday vs. McHenry County College (Illinois) at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma.

All games in the World Series will air on www.njcaatv.com

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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.

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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.

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TSN Ranks MGCCC Sixth In Country
Release Date: 5/26/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON – Mississippi Gulf Coast is ranked sixth in The Sporting News College Football Preview Top 25, which is out now in that preseason publication.

Gulf Coast finished last season 8-3 and made it to the MACJC Championship game. The Bulldogs are one of four Mississippi schools in the top 11: No. 3 Northwest, No. 4 East Mississippi and No. 11 Copiah-Lincoln.

Coach Chad Huff’s program has been in the NJCAA’s Top 20 rankings continuously for more than a decade. In the 141-week span, the Bulldogs are 95-23 (.805) and have been ranked in the top 10 for 114 of those weeks. They’ve appeared in the top 5 for 47 weeks and finished 2015 ranked eighth.

Gulf Coast opens the 2016 season at Itawamba on Sept. 1. The Bulldogs first home game is Sept. 8 when East Mississippi visits newly renovated A.L. May Memorial Stadium.


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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.”

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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


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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.


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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.

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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.

Softball Headlines
Latest Softball Story

Lady Bobcats Receive Numerous Postseason Honors
Release Date: 5/25/2016
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The MACJC and Region 23 champion Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats dominated postseason honors for the 2016 softball season.

The Lady Bobcats ended the year with a 50-8 record and finished as runnerup to LSU-Eunice in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

Head coach Chris Robinson was named the MACJC and Region 23 Coach of the Year. It was the fourth time for Robinson to receive Coach of the Year honors.

Robinson has led JCJC to a 282-89 record during his seven years as head coach.

Being named All-Region 23 are pitcher Rachel Hayes, third baseman Kelly Byrd, centerfielder Kalyn Watts and first baseman Brittany Baty.

Being selected to the All-MACJC team are shortstop Cori McCrary, pitcher Amanda Holliday, catcher Natalie Hogue and second baseman Autumn Frost.

Hayes and Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Kaitlin Lee were named MACJC Co-Pitchers of the Year.

Making the All-Region 23 Tournament team are Baty, Brittany Hagwood, Holliday and Watts.

Byrd received the Marucci Elite Hitter Award for the national tournament.

Hayes, a sophomore from Ocean Springs, went 30-2 with a 1.72 earned run average. In 199 1/3 innings, she allowed 124 hits, walked 52 and struck out 248. She ranked second nationally in victories and fourth in strikeouts.

At the plate, Hayes had a .385 batting average with three home runs and 19 RBIs. She has signed with Southeastern Louisiana University.

Byrd, a freshman from Copiah Academy, hit .365 with 10 home runs and 54 RBIs. She had a .597 slugging percentage. In the national tournament, she was 12-for-26 with a home run and nine RBIs.

Watts, a sophomore from Oak Grove, hit .426 with 13 home runs, 51 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. She also had a 1.000 fielding percentage. She has signed with Southeastern Louisiana.

Baty, a freshman from Northeast Lauderdale, hit .362 with 20 home runs and 78 RBIs. She led the MACJC and tied for eighth nationally in home runs and led the state and was ninth nationally in RBIs.

McCrary, a freshman from Carroll Academy, hit .321 with one home run, 18 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. She also sparkled at shortstop, fielding at a .931 clip.

Holliday, a freshman from Watson, Louisiana, was 15-5 with a 1.97 ERA. She pitched 110 1/3 innings, allowed 106 hits, walked 21 and struck out 66. She tossed a shutout vs. LSU-Eunice in the national tournament.

Hogue, a freshman from Harrison Central, hit .336 with six home runs and 36 RBIs. She was outstanding defensively, committing only two errors and posting a .992 fielding percentage.

Frost, a freshman from East Webster, hit .340 with nine home runs and 44 RBIs.

Hagwood, a freshman from Enterprise, had a grand slam home run vs. Kankakee Community College (Illinois) in the national tournament.

Tennis Headlines
Latest Tennis Story

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.

Track & Field Headlines
Latest Track & Field Story

Willie Calvin Of Hinds CC Track Named National Assistant Coach Of The Year
Release Date: 5/24/2016
Hinds Community College

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


Dance Cheer Headlines
Latest Dance/Cheer Story

East Mississippi Community College Selects 2016-17 Cheerleading Team
Release Date: 5/6/2016
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Following recent on-campus tryouts, East Mississippi Community College has selected the school’s cheerleading team for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. The selections were made by first-year EMCC head cheerleading coach Delaney Miller.

EMCC’s 2016-17 cheer squad will initially consist of eight returning student-athletes and nine new members. Returning to cheer for the Lions during the new academic year will be: Megan Coston (West Jones HS); Chance Garner (Ocean Springs HS); Natalie Goodin (Neshoba Central HS); Anna Hightower (East Webster HS); Neiko Howell (Starkville HS); Kayla Pinter (Sebastopol HS); Patience Rowell (Wayne County HS); and Greg Traylor (Southaven HS).

East Mississippi’s incoming class of new cheerleaders will include: Ashlyn Armstrong (Caledonia HS); Brooke Dodd (Florence HS); Lexie Fallon (George County HS); McKenzie Jenkins (Northeast Lauderdale HS); Lovebiah Johnson (New Hope HS); Connor Lai (Germantown HS); Leighton Moffett (West Lauderdale HS); Jade Pee (Leake Academy); and Kayla Tanner (George County HS).


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