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Hinds CC Baseball/softball To Host Monster Mash At Moss On Thursday
Release Date:10/29/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College baseball and softball teams will participate in a co-ed softball game on Thursday night at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser to benefit Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson.

The third annual Monster Mash at Moss will take place at the Joe G. Moss baseball field on the Raymond Campus of Hinds. The baseball and softball teams will compete in the game wearing Halloween costumes of their choice.

Fans of all ages are highly encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to this event.

Player introductions, along with a trunk-or-treat set up outside the playing field for children in costumes, will begin at 6 p.m.

The first pitch will be thrown at approximately 6:30 p.m. and the two teams will play a seven-inning contest.

Admission is $2 with a Hinds ID and regular admission is $5. Kids 12 and under may enter for free. Concessions will be available as well.

All gate proceeds will go to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, and donations are accepted.

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

• As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2013. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.


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ICC To Host High School Basketball Jamboree On Saturday
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – The Davis Event Center will be the site for the ICC High School Basketball Jamboree hosted by Tremont High School on Saturday as 10 area high school programs will hit the hardwood for one final warm-up before tipping off their upcoming seasons.

“If an event like this doesn’t get you excited for the start of the basketball season I don’t know if anything will,” said ICC women’s basketball coach Nanci Gray. “It’s a great opportunity for basketball fans throughout the entire area to come enjoy an awesome day of basketball.”

Itawamba AHS girls and boys, Aberdeen boys, Belmont girls, Columbus Christian girls, Hatley girls and boys, and Pontotoc boys will join both Tremont programs in the jamboree.

“We are extremely excited to team up with Tremont to be able to host this event,” said ICC men’s head coach Grant Pate. “It’s going to be a great way for these teams to tip-off their season and we look forward to an outstanding day of basketball.”

Games will be two eight-minute quarters with a regular clock operating rules and a three-minute halftime. Each team will have a pair of thirty-second timeouts. In the event of a tie, the teams will play a sudden-death overtime.

Admission will be $5.00 for the public. MHSAA State passes will be recognized for the day. ICC will provide a full-service concession stand throughout the day.

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

ICC High School Basketball Jamboree Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Girls – Tremont vs Columbus Christian

10:40 a.m. – Boys – Tremont vs Pontotoc

11:20 a.m. – Boys – Aberdeen vs Itawamba AHS

12:00 p.m. – Girls – Columbus Christian vs Belmont

12:40 p.m. – Boys – Itawamba AHS vs Hatley

1:20 p.m. – Girls – Itawamba AHS vs Hatley

2:00 p.m. – Boys – Pontotoc vs Aberdeen

2:40 p.m. – Girls – Belmont vs Itawamba AHS

3:20 p.m. – Girls – Tremont vs Hatley

4:00 p.m. – Boys – Tremont vs Hatley


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ICC To Host High School Basketball Jamboree On Saturday
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – The Davis Event Center will be the site for the ICC High School Basketball Jamboree hosted by Tremont High School on Saturday as 10 area high school programs will hit the hardwood for one final warm-up before tipping off their upcoming seasons.

“If an event like this doesn’t get you excited for the start of the basketball season I don’t know if anything will,” said ICC women’s basketball coach Nanci Gray. “It’s a great opportunity for basketball fans throughout the entire area to come enjoy an awesome day of basketball.”

Itawamba AHS girls and boys, Aberdeen boys, Belmont girls, Columbus Christian girls, Hatley girls and boys, and Pontotoc boys will join both Tremont programs in the jamboree.

“We are extremely excited to team up with Tremont to be able to host this event,” said ICC men’s head coach Grant Pate. “It’s going to be a great way for these teams to tip-off their season and we look forward to an outstanding day of basketball.”

Games will be two eight-minute quarters with a regular clock operating rules and a three-minute halftime. Each team will have a pair of thirty-second timeouts. In the event of a tie, the teams will play a sudden-death overtime.

Admission will be $5.00 for the public. MHSAA State passes will be recognized for the day. ICC will provide a full-service concession stand throughout the day.

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

ICC High School Basketball Jamboree Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Girls – Tremont vs Columbus Christian

10:40 a.m. – Boys – Tremont vs Pontotoc

11:20 a.m. – Boys – Aberdeen vs Itawamba AHS

12:00 p.m. – Girls – Columbus Christian vs Belmont

12:40 p.m. – Boys – Itawamba AHS vs Hatley

1:20 p.m. – Girls – Itawamba AHS vs Hatley

2:00 p.m. – Boys – Pontotoc vs Aberdeen

2:40 p.m. – Girls – Belmont vs Itawamba AHS

3:20 p.m. – Girls – Tremont vs Hatley

4:00 p.m. – Boys – Tremont vs Hatley


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Crawford Named MACJC, NJCAA Offensive Player Of The Week
Release Date: 10/29/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After rushing for a school record 338 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries in a playoff-clinching win at Coahoma, freshman running back Justin Crawford of Northwest Community College has been named the Offensive Player of the Week by both the MACJC and NJCAA.

Crawford has been named the conference's offensive player of the week three times, but the national honor surprisingly marks his first this season.

The freshman from Columbus, Ga., (Hardaway HS) has rushed for 1,375 yards (3rd in NJCAA) and 13 touchdowns in eight games, an average of 171.9 yards-per-game and an impressive 7.0 yards-per-carry. He's added 12 receptions for 306 yards.

Crawford has four, 200-yard games this season, rushing for 240 against Itawamba, 257 vs Mississippi Delta, 259 at Holmes and 338 at Coahoma.

Northwest travels to 11th-ranked Co-Lin on Saturday, Nov. 1 for the MACJC Playoffs. Kickoff is 3 p.m.

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JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Release Date: 9/29/2014
Jones County Junior College

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

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

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

The JCJC Lady Bobcat Hardwood Club sponsors the event.

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


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East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
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EMCC Women’s Rodeo Team Makes School History With First-place Finish In Fall Opener At Missouri Valley College
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
EMCC’s Fisher-Pruitt Team Roping Tandem Finishes 10th To Secure School-best, 28th-place Team Rodeo Finish At 2014 CNFR
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East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
Release Date: 10/27/2014
East Mississippi Community College

MURRAY, Ky. – Highlighted by sophomore Kelsey Kennemer earning All-Around women’s honors, the East Mississippi Community College rodeo teams placed fourth in both men’s and women’s competition this past weekend at the 39th Annual Murray State University Racer Roundup College Rodeo. The three-day event concluded Saturday night at the William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center.

In their third rodeo event of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region schedule, the EMCC men scored a fall-best team showing by placing fourth at Murray State. The EMCC women posted a second straight fourth-place finish after opening the fall slate by claiming a program-first women’s team title at the Missouri Valley College event.

The University of Tennessee at Martin swept the Murray State team titles, totaling 610 points in men’s competition to beat Missouri Valley along with earning 340 points on the women’s side to edge runner-up Arkansas-Monticello. For the EMCC women, Kennemer tallied all 200 of the team’s points to garner All-Around women’s accolades. The Troy University transfer by way of Anderson, Ala., placed second in the barrel racing event with a composite time of 31.03 seconds in addition to finishing fifth in the goat tying competition with a combined clocking of 18.0 seconds.

In men’s competition for the Lions, sophomore Palmer White, of West Point’s Oak Hill Academy, collected 90 points for a third-place tie (12.9 seconds) in steer wrestling. Freshman Cooper Christensen, from North Pontotoc High School, also earned 90 points for his fourth-place effort (20.1 seconds) in the calf roping event. Fellow freshman cowboy Dustin Egusquiza also scored for the Lions in calf roping as well as in team roping with partner Ivan Holliday to round out the team’s 205-point performance.

In addition, the EMCC men also featured excellent showings from two other team roping tandems during the Murray State-hosted rodeo. Dale Chancellor (Winston Academy) and Tyler Spears (Neshoba Central HS) teamed to finish second in the event, followed close behind in third place by teammates Ty Holder (Bayou Academy) and Weston Pender (Poplarville HS).

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo teams resume action this week in nearby Livingston, Ala., by competing in the UWA Rodeo Showdown. The three-day event, hosted by the University of West Alabama, is set to begin Thursday night and run through Saturday evening at the Don C. Hines Rodeo Complex on the UWA campus.


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Hinds CC Soccer Starts MACJC State Tournament On Saturday
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College women’s and men’s soccer teams open postseason play on Saturday in the 2014 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) state tournament with a shot at a coveted state championship.

Both programs are steeped in tradition and have claimed numerous MACJC titles, with the Lady Eagles winning eight state championships and the Eagles winning nine state titles.

The Lady Eagles and Eagles, both winners of the North division, will travel to Ellisville and the campus of Jones County Junior College for the annual postseason event.

The Lady Eagles (10-3-2 overall and 6-1-1 in the North), the number one seed from the North, open up versus Northwest Community College, the number three seed from the North, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Host Jones County will face off with Pearl River Community College at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and the two winners will square off in the women’s state championship game at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Eagles (9-5 overall and 6-2 in the North), the number one seed out of the North, will play immediately after the Hinds women’s team when they take on Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the number two seed from the South, at 3 p.m.

Pearl River and Jones County will play in the semifinal finale at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and the two winning teams will go head-to-head at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

2014 MACJC/Region 23 Tournament Schedule Bobcat Soccer Field, Ellisville, Miss.

WOMEN

Saturday, Nov. 1 Jones County (South 1) vs. Pearl River (South 3), 10 a.m. Hinds (North No. 1 vs. Northwest (North 3), 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Championship, 1:30 p.m.

MEN

Saturday, Nov. 1

Hinds (North 1) vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast (South 2), 3 p.m. Pearl River (South 1) vs. Jones County (South 3), 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Championship, 4 p.m.

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


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Lady 'Cats Smack ECCC In Quarterfinals, MACJC-Region 23 Tournament This Weekend
Release Date: 10/29/2014
Pearl River Community College

Lady ‘Cats make state-region cut with 4-0 shutout victory over ECCC in quarterfinals

River women, men eye third face off of year versus archrival Jones Saturday in semi-finals at Ellisville at 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m., respectively

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s women’s and men’s soccer squads face of with archrival Jones County for the third time this season when the two teams vie for semi-final victories in the MACJC-Region 23 Tournament at JCJC in Ellisville.

The Lady Wildcats, 10-4-1 overall, copped their semi-final berth with a 4-0 quarterfinal shutout over East Central Tuesday in Decatur, while the Wildcats, 9-4-1 overall, earned an automatic spot in the semis with its No. 1 finish in the South Division in the regular season.

PRCC’s women face the 14th-ranked and South Division champ Lady Bobcats, 16-0 overall, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, while the men’s match up is set for 5:30 p.m. JCJC’s men are 7-7-1 following their 3-2 quarterfinal victory over Itawamba Tuesday in Fulton.

The Lady Wildcats were swept by the JCJC women in previous regular season contests --- 2-0 in Poplarville on Sept. 20 and 4-0 in Ellisville Oct. 21 --- while the Wildcats clinched its division crown with a 1-0 win over the Bobcats in Ellisville after taking a 2-1 home victory in their first meeting.

In Tuesday’s women’s quarterfinal win over East Central, Pearl River led 2-0 at the half off goals by Hailey Furlan of Bay High and Morgan Saucier of West Harrison High, while Amber Dye of West Harrison High scored the Lady Wildcats’ first goal of the second half followed by a second score by Furlan.

Dye, Ashlyn Fletcher of Pass Christian High, Saucier, and Autumn St. Ann out of Acadiana High in Lafayette, La., all had assists for The River.

Following the Lady Wildcat-Lady Bobcats semi-final contest Saturday, North No. 1 Hinds, 10-3-2, faces North No. 3 Northwest Mississippi, 10-4-4, at 12:30 p.m., while men’s action kicks off at 3 p.m. with North No. 1 Hinds, 9-5, facing South No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast, 13-4-1, followed by the Wildcat-Bobcat contest at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday’s winners earn berths in the state-regional championship games with the women playing at 1:30 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pearl River @ East Central MACJC Women’s MACJC-Region 23 Tournament Quarterfinal Game Played Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 @ Decatur, Miss.

WOMEN

Pearl River 4, East Central 0 Halftime: 2-0 (PRCC)

SCORERS

Pearl River (10-4-1): Hailey Furlan 2, Amber Dye 1, Morgan Saucier 1. Assists: Dye 1, Ashlyn Fletcher 1, Saucier 1, Autumn St. Ann 1. East Central (12-4-1): None.

NOTE: Pearl River’s women defeated East Central 1-0 Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Decatur in both teams’ regular season finale.

UP NEXT: PRCC’s women now quality for the MACJC-Region 23 Tournament set Saturday and Sunday at Jones County JC in Ellisville.


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Hinds CC Softball Releases 2015 Schedule
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The 2015 Hinds Community College softball schedule was released on Tuesday by head softball coach Mike Grzanich.

The Lady Eagles will open the 2015 season on Monday, Feb. 9, hosting Itawamba Community College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Rene Warren Field on the Raymond Campus.

Hinds will have 10 consecutive games at home before hitting the road to take on Holmes Community College and Mississippi Delta Community College in Goodman on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The Lady Eagles will wrap up the regular season on Friday, April 17 when Hinds travels to Copiah-Lin Community College in Wesson for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

The 46-game schedule (all doubleheaders) includes 12 home dates and 11 dates away from Raymond.

To view the complete schedule go to www.hindsccsports.com.


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MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
Release Date: 9/29/2014
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

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

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

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

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

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


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Jerel Hill, Former Hinds CC Athlete, Pens E-book, Preps For 2016 Olympics
Release Date: 9/26/2014
Hinds Community College

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

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

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

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

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



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