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PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Release Date:11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.

Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Living in a dormitory apartment with two young children, she enrolled in classes at the age of 40. As her husband became a legend in junior college coaching circles, she completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi and began teaching business courses at Pearl River. She soon became department chair, a position she held until her retirement in 1974.

The PRC Board of Trustees named a women’s residence hall in her honor in 2010.

“We truly regret the passing of Earlora Holden,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “The Holden family is an integral part of the fabric of this institution. While she was the wife of our famous football coach, Dobie Holden, Mrs. Holden left a legacy of her own. She was a great teacher and friend of the college and did her best to support Pearl River in every way possible. Even after she was over 100 years old, she would attend and support many of our activities and events.

“I believe that it us truly unique that, 105 years of age, Mrs. Holden was born the same year the college was founded. She and her family are a special part of the fabric of our institution”.

In retirement, the Holdens traveled extensively and gardened so successfully that they sold produce to a local grocery store. Coach Holden died in 1986.

Mrs. Holden was an active member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville where she taught Sunday school for years, as well as the Poplarville Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for female educators. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, embroidery and reading after retirement.

Doug Daniels of Poplarville met the Holdens when they first came to Pearl River and Coach Holden became an informal foster father to him.

“She was always so consistently ideal as a wife, mother, teacher,” he said. “She was just a very unusual, exceptional woman all her life.”

Mrs. Holden was a mentor to retired PRC instructor Phyllis Daniels, who recalled her gentle disposition.

“When I started teaching at Pearl River, Mrs. Holden was chair of the business department,” she said. “She was a wonderful role model for everyone. I never remember her being any different at any time. She was always just Mrs. Holden.”

Mrs. Holden regularly attended PRC Development Foundation dinners, homecoming and concerts, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed posing for photographs with the recipients of the Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship awarded annually through the Development Foundation.

She and her children are charter members of the foundation and she was a charter member of the board of the Pearl River Community College Museum. She received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

“I loved working at Pearl River Junior College,” she said at the time of the dormitory dedication. “It was the highlight of my life.”

She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Holden of Grenada; her daughter, Dr. Carole Lund of Mandeville, La; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Poplarville and at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the PRCC Development Foundation for a scholarship in Mrs. Holden’s name.

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Rangers Race Past Co-Lin
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

SUMMIT - The matchup Tuesday between Northwest and Copiah-Lincoln was a clash of styles. The Wolves, under the leadership of head coach Kenny Bizot, are more comfortable playing a half court focused game. The Rangers, led by Bubba Skelton, are a team known for playing at a faster pace. The Rangers would be the one who imposed their style the best as they took an 86-70 win over the Wolves in the Coca-Cola Classic hosted by Southwest.

Co-Lin (2-3) controlled the early parts of the game with a mix of patience and opportunistic transition offense. The Wolves jumped out to an early 11-4 lead after a Donte’ Watson dunk in transition. Co-Lin would hold their largest lead of the game, nine points (32-23), with 4:24 remaining in the first half. A 9-4 run by the Rangers (6-1) would cut the Co-Lin lead to 36-32 at halftime.

The halftime lead was the first of the season for Co-Lin, a team that has looked comfortable playing from behind so far this season. The young Wolves did not look comfortable playing with a lead on Tuesday as Northwest used a 12-0 run to start the second half to take the lead and control of the game.

Sophomore guard Terry Morris led Co-Lin with 14 points and three assists. Watson, a freshman from New Orleans, finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Sophomore forward Lucas Burris scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds.

Sophomore guard Courtney Shannon led Northwest with 17 points.

Co-Lin returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 22 when they host Delgado for a 4 p.m. tipoff in Wesson.

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Lady Wolves Too Much For Baton Rouge
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

SUMMIT - Unselfish, athletic, confident, and deep are a few of the superlatives that come to mind when describing the current edition of the Lady Wolves basketball team. All of those attributes were on display on Tuesday as Copiah-Lincoln crushed Baton Rouge, 72-46, at the Coca-Cola Classic hosted by Southwest.

The matchup up was the second of the season between the teams with Co-Lin winning 94-48 on Nov. 10 in Wesson. The teams will meet once more this season, on Jan. 6 in Baton Rouge. As has been the case this season for the Lady Wolves (5-0), the offense was jump-started by a full-court pressure defense. Co-Lin forced 13 first half turnovers. Sophomore guards Claresa Banks (14) and Tyra Gibson (11) led Co-Lin in scoring at the halftime break as the Lady Wolves led 41-20. Banks would finish with a game high 20 points and a team leading 10 rebounds. Other leading scorers for Co-Lin were Gibson (13), Jamilah Sanders (10), and Kelley Allen (9). Sanders pulled down nine rebounds and dished out a team high five assists. Allen had three of Co-Lin’s eight blocks.

Anitara Whitfield led Baton Rouge (4-6) with 15 points.

The Lady Wolves return to action on Saturday, Nov. 22 when they host Delgado in Wesson for a 2 p.m.

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Three Tigers Named To MACJC Football All-Star Squad
Release Date: 11/21/2014
Coahoma Community College

CLARKSDALE— K'Shun Evans, Marcel Williams, and Devin Williams have all been selected to participate in the 41st Annual MACJC Football All-Star Classic December 4th in Booneville.

Evans, who earlier this month was selected to the All-MACJC North 1st Team by conference coaches, led the Tigers in touchdown receptions (5) and total receiving yards (530). The 6-3 sophomore has drawn interest from a number of Division I schools, including Louisville and Kansas.

Marcel Williams also had a phenomenal season catching the football. The McLaurin High graduate hauled in 28 receptions for 421 yards and 3 touchdowns. He turned in one of the most impressive plays of the year for the Tigers, a 73-yard TD catch vs. MS Delta CC on September 18th and was named the CCC Athlete of the Week for the week of October 13th. He is considering playing at Delta State next year.

Devin Williams was the Tigers' lone defensive selection to the All-Star squad. The Memphis native was a force at defensive end for the CCC this year, posting 44 tackles, 16 of them solo and 5 for loss. He was particularly effective during the Tigers' homecoming game vs. Itawamba. In that contest, Williams registered 7 total tackles, 4 of them solo and 3 for a loss.

"It shows their hard work through the course of the year," Coach Karl Morgan said of his players' selection to the All-Star game.

The CCC selections will represent the North team in the Classic, which will be held at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville on December 4th. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 pm and a live stream of the game will be available on NEMCCTV.com.


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Hinds CC Golf Releases 2015 Schedule
Release Date: 11/20/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College head golf coach Ernie Rogers recently announced his 2015 tournament event schedule.

The Eagles will play five regular season events starting on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club in Wesson.

Hinds will then host day one of the next event on February 28 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond before heading to Wesson for the second day of the team’s second tournament event on March 1.

Rogers' crew will head into postseason play after the five statewide events, heading to Lion Hills Golf Course in Columbus for the annual Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) state tournament on April 18-19.

Seeding in the state tournament will determine regional and national tournament standings.

The Region XXIII tournament will be played on April 26-27 at the Laurel Country Club in Laurel, while the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament will be played at the Goose Pond Colony Resort in Scottsboro, Ala., on May 17-22.

For more on Hinds golf and to view the complete 2015 schedule go to www.hindsccsports.com.


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Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Release Date: 11/12/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

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


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Armando Barron Named To MACJC All-State Soccer Team
Release Date: 11/20/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

JACKSON – Freshman forward Armando Barron of Northwest Community College has been named to the 2014 MACJC All-State Soccer Team, it was recently announced.

Barron (Southaven) tied for the team lead with six goals while leading the team in assists (three), points (15), shots (56) and shots-on-goal (29). His .518 shot-on-goal percentage also ranked fourth on the team.

Barron's lone game-winner of the year came in a 3-0 victory at East Central.

Northwest finished the year 7-9 overall, its first back-to-back seven win seasons in five years.

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Four Lady Rangers Earn Soccer Postseason Accolades
Release Date: 11/20/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

JACKSON – Four Northwest Community College women's soccer players have been recognized for their efforts on the field by being named to the MACJC All-State and NJCAA All-Region 23 Teams.

Freshmen Abigail Morales (Olive Branch) and Ashley Nelson (Horn Lake) both earned all-state recognition, while sophomores Breanna Kitchens (South Pontotoc) and Holly Newman (Olive Branch) were named to the all-region team.

Morales scored a team-leading 15 goals and added four assists for a team-best 34 points. She also led the team in shots (69), shots-on-goal (38) and game-winners (five) as a freshman.

A four-time MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week selection, Nelson was 10-4-4 between the posts with a school-record 11 shutouts, 135 saves, 0.58 goals-against-average and .925 saves percentage.

Also an MACJC All-Star Game participant, Kitchens was part of a back line that held opponents to just 15 goals in 15 games with 11 clean sheets this season and 13 total for her career. She played and started in all 33 career games with the Lady Rangers on defense.

Newman, an All-Star Game participant this season and all-state selection as a freshman, scored two goals and added four assists this season to close her career with 10 goals and 12 assists. She played and started in all 33 career games with the Lady Rangers as a forward/midfielder.

Northwest's 10-5-4 finish marks the most wins in a season since 2006, while their 11 shutouts are a new single-season school record. The Lady Rangers also enjoyed their first-ever national ranking at No. 19 during the year.


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Co-Lin Softball Hosting Hitting Challenge
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves softball will host their second annual hitting challenge, So You Think You Can Hit, on Thursday, Nov. 20 in Wesson. The challenge serves as a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. In 2013 the team raised over $2,000 via the challenge and other donations.

So You Think You Can Hit runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the softball field in Wesson. For a $5 donation you can step into the batter’s box and face off with the Co-Lin softball pitching staff. For more information contact Lady Wolves head coach Allen Kent at 601-643-8314.

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Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Release Date: 11/12/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

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


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Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Release Date: 11/12/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

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



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