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c spire Baseball News

Harrelson Brings Hitting Under The Lights Back For Second Year
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
ECCC Alumni Baseball Game Set Oct. 11
ECCC Baseball Team Sponsors Annual Golf Tournament
JCJC Names Creel Assistant Baseball Coach
JCJC Baseball, Softball Release Fall Schedules
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
JCJC Baseball Holds Fall League Camp
Co-Lin Hosting Fall Baseball League
ICC Announces Fall Baseball Schedule
NORTHEAST SCHEDULES ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
ECCC Hosts MVP Baseball Showcase August 23
ECCC Names New Baseball Assistants
Luke Reynolds Of Hinds CC Baseball Signs With Mississippi State
Ken Jackson Announced As New Head Baseball Coach At Southwest MS CC
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
All-State Standout Stanley Seeks More Success At Delta State
Former South Ala. Hurler Anthony Izzio Added To Chris Rose’s EMCC Coaching Staff
Harrelson Brings Hitting Under The Lights Back For Second Year
Release Date: 9/19/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College assistant baseball coach Richy Harrelson is offering area athletes a chance to knock some rust off their swing as the spring quickly approaches.

Harrelson will host his second annual Hitting Under the Lights camp at Harold T. White Field each Monday night during the month of October.

Players currently in the seventh-through-twelfth grades (classes of 2015-2020) are eligible to sign up for these specialized instruction sessions. Participation for this event is limited to the initial 25 applicants.

The four-night gathering begins each evening at 6 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours at the venue that hosted the 2014 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Tournament.

Boys will have time to work on their offensive skills with multiple drills as assigned by Harrelson all while participating in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Each participant is expected to bring their own gear, which includes but is not limited to athletic apparel, cleats and a bat.

Registration is available at a cost of $75. Please make checks payable to NEMCC Baseball, Attn: Coach Richy Harrelson/Hitting Camp and send by mail to 101 Cunningham Blvd., Booneville, Miss., 38829.

Athletes have the opportunity to learn from a local legend that has over 15 years of experience at the prep and collegiate levels. Harrelson, who earned the nickname “The Bazooka from Iuka” for his prowess on the diamond, appears in the National High School Baseball Record Book with 236 hits, 226 RBIs and 55 pitching wins from 1989-92.

Harrelson starred at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) after gradating from Tishomingo County High School. He led the Rebels to a second place finish at the 1995 NCAA Atlantic I Regional at Florida State University and to a pair of Mayor’s Trophy victories over rival Mississippi State University.

He has tutored 17 professional players since beginning his coaching career in 1999, including former Tiger and current Minor League Baseball (MiLB) pitcher Brandon Farley of the San Francisco Giants organization.

Harrelson’s teams have won a prep state title, claimed two Conference USA crowns and clinched a berth to the NCAA College World Series at historic Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium.

He has helped transform Northeast into a program that is highly respected countrywide. The Tigers won the 2013 MACJC North Division championship with Harrelson in the dugout and were ranked by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for four weeks as well during the most recent campaign.

For more information about the Hitting Under the Lights camp, contact Harrelson at 662-720-7344 or by email at rwharrelson@nemcc.edu.


c spire Men's Basketball News

Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC Basketball Announces 2014-2015 Schedule
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
Skills Camp Concludes Successful Summer Break For Tigers
Hinds CC Men’s Basketball To Host Tryout
ECCC Basketball Players Assist Students During ‘Move-In Day’
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
Shorty Signs With Bethel After Strong Finish As Tiger
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Former All-state Hoopsters Patterson And Ford Highlight EMCC’s Talent-laden Women’s Basketball In-state Signee Class
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Morris Excited To Join Old Friend On NEMCC Hoops Staff
Jackson, Seltzer Head West For Final Showcase
Edwards, Jackson Ready To Demonstrate Talents At Elite Showcase
Annual Tiger Pride Camp Draws Kids From Across Magnolia State
49th Annual Dixie Basketball Camps Coming To SMCC Campus
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
Release Date: 9/18/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Former Ranger greats Shantell Atkins-Brown, Detric Golden and Ben Evans will be inducted into the Northwest Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 20 during Homecoming weekend.

The induction ceremony will be held at noon at the David M. Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus and will be preceded by a meal at 11:30 a.m. One of the most decorated women's basketball players to ever put on a Lady Ranger uniform, Brown played the 1993-94 and 94-95 seasons in Senatobia and helped Northwest to a combined 44-13 record (18-6 in the MACJC) and a state and north division championship as a sophomore.

A native of Earle, Ark., Brown's name is scattered throughout the school record books. All told, her name ranks in the Top 10 at Northwest in 15 different statistical categories for a career.

Brown led the Lady Rangers in scoring in each of her two seasons at 12.0 and 16.7 points per game and ranks first all-time in career assists (491) and steals (328), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.367), third in field goal percentage (.529), fifth in free throw percentage (.648), sixth in field goals made (306) and seventh in career scoring with 820 points.

The most notable statistic on Brown was on Dec. 8, 1994 when she recorded the school's first-ever quadruple-double against Mississippi Delta in a 91-52 win. Brown scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made 10 steals and dished out 10 assists. She went on to collect several more quadruple-doubles during the 1994-95 season.

Golden will become the 16th men's basketball player to be inducted into the Northwest Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming weekend.

Golden played for the Rangers during the 1995-97 seasons under head coach Marc Dukes and finished as the school's all-time leader in points scored (1,223), assists (642), assists/game (9.6), steals (192) and free throws made (315).

In 67 career games, Golden averaged 18.3 points, 9.6 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.9 rebounds-per-game while shooting 50 percent from the floor, 39 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. He scored a school-record 52 points against Pearl River on Feb. 25, 1997.

Golden helped lead the Rangers to a combined 58-10 record, two state championships, two division titles, a region championship and sixth place finish in 1995-96 at the NJCAA Tournament. He was a two-time all-state selection and 1997 NJCAA Second Team All-American.

Golden moved on to play his junior season at the University of Memphis, averaging 14.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds-per-game in 29 games, and his senior year at Troy University, averaging 18 points, 5.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds-per-game. He was an All C-USA selection for the Tigers and became the first player in the Division I era to earn both Conference Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors as a senior at Troy.

Golden was selected by the Gulf Coast SunDogs in the USBL draft in 2000 and played briefly for Hamburg (Germany), Memphis HD (USA-ABA) and Brevard BD (USA-USBL). He gave up his professional overseas basketball career to devote his life to serving, mentoring and adopting the youth around the Greenlaw Community Center where he's worked closely with the North Memphis youth for the past decade.

Former two-time NJCAA All-American Ben Evans will become the 18th baseball player or coach to join the prestigious club.

A native of Holly Springs, Evans attended Northwest on both a baseball and football scholarship and graduated in 1977 with an associate's degree in business.

Evans played third base and outfield during the 1976-77 baseball seasons for hall of fame coach Jim Miles and helped the Rangers to a 33-25 record, two north division titles and two state championships.

A two-time batting champion, Evans led the Rangers in hitting both of his seasons, hitting .449 as a freshman and .435 as a sophomore. For his efforts, he earned all-state honors twice and was also an NJCAA All-Region and All-Eastern District selection as a sophomore.

On the gridiron, the Rangers won two north division titles and were a combined 15-5-1 under head coach A.J. Kilpatrick. Evans played tailback and was an all-star and all-state selection. He led the state in rushing (also second in the nation) and scoring his sophomore season.


c spire Women's Basketball News

Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
Highly Decorated Allen Continues Hoops Career In Brooklyn
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
All-Metro Selection Hughes Set To Make Impact With Northeast
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Webb Comes To NEMCC Ready To Grasp Role As Student-Athlete
Former All-state Hoopsters Patterson And Ford Highlight EMCC’s Talent-laden Women’s Basketball In-state Signee Class
Lady Tigers Close Productive Summer With Annual Hoops Camp
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Patterson Fulfills Lifelong Dream By Signing With NEMCC
LADY TIGER TEAM CAMP PACKED WITH ELITE TALENT
49th Annual Dixie Basketball Camps Coming To SMCC Campus
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
Jones Upholds Longtime Belmont Connection To Lady Tigers
ECCC Girls’ Basketball Camp Participants
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
Release Date: 9/18/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Former Ranger greats Shantell Atkins-Brown, Detric Golden and Ben Evans will be inducted into the Northwest Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 20 during Homecoming weekend.

The induction ceremony will be held at noon at the David M. Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus and will be preceded by a meal at 11:30 a.m.One of the most decorated women's basketball players to ever put on a Lady Ranger uniform, Brown played the 1993-94 and 94-95 seasons in Senatobia and helped Northwest to a combined 44-13 record (18-6 in the MACJC) and a state and north division championship as a sophomore.

A native of Earle, Ark., Brown's name is scattered throughout the school record books. All told, her name ranks in the Top 10 at Northwest in 15 different statistical categories for a career.

Brown led the Lady Rangers in scoring in each of her two seasons at 12.0 and 16.7 points per game and ranks first all-time in career assists (491) and steals (328), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.367), third in field goal percentage (.529), fifth in free throw percentage (.648), sixth in field goals made (306) and seventh in career scoring with 820 points.

The most notable statistic on Brown was on Dec. 8, 1994 when she recorded the school's first-ever quadruple-double against Mississippi Delta in a 91-52 win. Brown scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made 10 steals and dished out 10 assists. She went on to collect several more quadruple-doubles during the 1994-95 season.

Golden will become the 16th men's basketball player to be inducted into the Northwest Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming weekend.

Golden played for the Rangers during the 1995-97 seasons under head coach Marc Dukes and finished as the school's all-time leader in points scored (1,223), assists (642), assists/game (9.6), steals (192) and free throws made (315).

In 67 career games, Golden averaged 18.3 points, 9.6 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.9 rebounds-per-game while shooting 50 percent from the floor, 39 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. He scored a school-record 52 points against Pearl River on Feb. 25, 1997.

Golden helped lead the Rangers to a combined 58-10 record, two state championships, two division titles, a region championship and sixth place finish in 1995-96 at the NJCAA Tournament. He was a two-time all-state selection and 1997 NJCAA Second Team All-American.

Golden moved on to play his junior season at the University of Memphis, averaging 14.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds-per-game in 29 games, and his senior year at Troy University, averaging 18 points, 5.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds-per-game. He was an All C-USA selection for the Tigers and became the first player in the Division I era to earn both Conference Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors as a senior at Troy.

Golden was selected by the Gulf Coast SunDogs in the USBL draft in 2000 and played briefly for Hamburg (Germany), Memphis HD (USA-ABA) and Brevard BD (USA-USBL). He gave up his professional overseas basketball career to devote his life to serving, mentoring and adopting the youth around the Greenlaw Community Center where he's worked closely with the North Memphis youth for the past decade.

Former two-time NJCAA All-American Ben Evans will become the 18th baseball player or coach to join the prestigious club.

A native of Holly Springs, Evans attended Northwest on both a baseball and football scholarship and graduated in 1977 with an associate's degree in business.

Evans played third base and outfield during the 1976-77 baseball seasons for hall of fame coach Jim Miles and helped the Rangers to a 33-25 record, two north division titles and two state championships.

A two-time batting champion, Evans led the Rangers in hitting both of his seasons, hitting .449 as a freshman and .435 as a sophomore. For his efforts, he earned all-state honors twice and was also an NJCAA All-Region and All-Eastern District selection as a sophomore.

On the gridiron, the Rangers won two north division titles and were a combined 15-5-1 under head coach A.J. Kilpatrick. Evans played tailback and was an all-star and all-state selection. He led the state in rushing (also second in the nation) and scoring his sophomore season.


c spire Football News

ICC’s Gilleylen Named Defensive Player Of The Week
GAME RECAP: ICC Hands Northwest First Win Of The Season, 45-31
Northwest Snaps Longest Losing Streak In 51 Years
Turnovers Doom ICC In 45-31 Loss At Northwest
GAME RECAP: ECCC Warriors Rally To Beat Holmes 14-6
GAME RECAP: Jones Cans River In 84th ‘Cat Fight
GAME RECAP: Trio Of Pick-six Interception Returns Powers No. 1 East Mississippi To Commanding 65-7 Home Triumph Over Northeast.
GAME RECAP: No. 9 Co-Lin Dropped At Southwest 45-35
GAME RECAP: #4 MGCCC Takes 10th Straight Over Hinds 40-23
No. 6 Bobcats Hold Off Pearl River, 21-14
GAME RECAP: Bears Take Down #9 Co-lin
GAME RECAP: Hinds CC Football Drops South Division Contest At Gulf Coast
Northeast At East Mississippi Quick Cap
GAME PREVIEW: Tigers Carry Momentum Into Meeting With Top Ranked EMCC
GAME PREVIEW: SMCC Bears Vs Co-lin
GAME PREVIEW: No.10 Co-Lin Set To Renew Rivalry With Southwest
GAME PREVIEW: Bobcats, Wildcats Renew “Catfight” Rivalry
GAME PREVIEW: Cat Fight Hits Gridiron For 84th Time Thursday
Thompson Earns MACJC Award After Four Touchdown Performance
Bobcats Rated No. 6 In NJCAA Poll
ICC’s Gilleylen Named Defensive Player Of The Week
Release Date: 9/22/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – ICC sophomore linebacker Devan Gilleylen was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Indians’ 19-3 win over Holmes Community College.

The Shannon native recorded nine tackles (five solo; four assists) with one fumble recovery that was returned 17 yards that led to an ICC touchdown and two interceptions returned for a total of 38 yards that led to another score.

Gilleylen is the second member of the ICC football team to earn MACJC Player of the Week honors. Sophomore punter Jeb Millender (Pontotoc) earned the Week One Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

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

c spire Golf News

Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Winners
Win ECCC Golf Classic Course Prizes
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Nets $10,000 In Student
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
ICC Golfers Earn MACJC Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
SEVENTEEN NEMCC ATHLETES GARNER ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS
NEMCC ATHLETES, TEAMS DECORATED WITH NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Holmes CC Student Athletes Recognized Academically
Hernandez Inks ECCC Golf Scholarship
EMCC Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; School-record 31 EMCC Student-athletes Also Honored
MGCCC Athletes Earn All-MACJC Academic Honors
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Release Date: 8/12/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS - Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named director of Sports Information.

Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month.

“To say that Will’s leaving big shoes to fill is an understatement, but I’m excited about this new opportunity and the direction that the College is taking,” Gore said. “I really appreciate President (Mike) Eaton, members of the Board of Trustees, Dr. (Jan) Bunch (executive director of Community Relations) and the College for having faith in me to be able to step into this role."

Prior to his joining the ICC staff, Gore had 15 years’ experience in television, eight as sports director of W07BN, as well as 15 plus years at numerous newspapers throughout Northeast Mississippi and six years with Mississippi Radio Broadcast Group. In addition, he operated goresports.net for 10 years. “That’s what catapulted me into this (profession),” Gore said of the website, which was one of the top in the southeastern United States dedicated to high school, junior college and collegiate coverage. He has served in a free-lance capacity with Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest, CSS, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Sports. He has won more than 100 awards during his career.

Gore has degrees from both Itawamba Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and business.

In his previous role as assistant director of Sports Information, Gore was responsible for news releases; maintaining ICC’s athletic website, LetsGoICC.com; video; operations and play-by-play. He said that he will continue to fill these duties in an expanded capacity.

“If you’re kind and work hard, good things will happen,” Gore said. “The Lord has truly blessed me with this opportunity.”

For more information on ICC’s 10 intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com.

c spire Rodeo News

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
Team Roping Tandem Of Colt Fisher And Justin Pruitt To Represent EMCC Rodeo At CNFR In Wyoming
Ben Cullum Wins Ozark Region In Bull Riding
Holmes CC Sports Hall Of Fame Set For April 24
East Mississippi Captures Third Men’s Team Rodeo Title In Four Years By Earning Top Honors At Northwest Mississippi Event
Results Of The MACJC Holmes CC Crappie Rodeo Tournament On Grenada Lake
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Places Third In EMCC-hosted Event Held At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
East Mississippi CC Set To Host Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Women Match Season-best Finish With Second-place Team Showing At Southern Arkansas University Rodeo
EMCC Men Place Third And EMCC Women Finish Fifth During Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo
East Mississippi Opens Spring Rodeo Campaign With Second-place Men’s Team Finish In Arkansas
Holmes Community College NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, MACJC Fishing Rodeo On Grenada Lake
ICC Athletics Earns Prestigious Award For Academic Success
EMCC’s Six MACJC-affiliated Athletic Teams Earn Academic All-State Team Honors For Third Straight Year; 17 EMCC Student-athletes Earn Individual Recognition
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
Release Date: 7/9/2014
East Central Community College

DECATUR – Seven East Central Community College athletic teams were recognized for academic excellence in 2013-14 by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said the academic honors reflect the type of athletic program the College strives to achieve each year.

“I want to congratulate and thank our coaches and our student-athletes for their efforts in the classroom this year,” said Dr. Stewart. “They performed the EC Way - Excellence with Class, and I am so proud of each of them!”

The Lady Warrior fast-pitch softball team achieved a 3.54 grade point average and finished second in the nation.

Kristin Chaney serves as head coach.

The Lady Warrior soccer team had a 3.51 GPA and finished second nationally.Gray Massey serves as head coach.

The Warrior soccer team achieved a 3.16 GPA and was ranked fourth nationally.Kenneth Thompson is head coach.

The Lady Warrior tennis team earned a 3.58 grade point average and finished fourth in the nation.

The Warrior tennis squad posted a 3.25 GPA and was ranked 14th nationally.Both programs are led by head coach Robert Thompson and adjunct coach Dianne O’Neill.

The Warrior baseball team finished 13th nationally with a 3.23 GPA.Neal Holliman serves as head coach.

EC’s golfers posted a 3.14 GPA and placed 17th nationally.

Chris Clark is head coach.

For more information on ECCC’s athletic programs, contact Chris Harris, Dean of Personnel Services and Athletics, at 601-635-6401 or email charris@eccc.edu.


c spire Softball News

CC Announces Dates Fall Softball Clinic
Northwest To Host Inaugural Alumni Softball Game Oct. 18
Carie Dever Boaz Named NFCA Assistant Coach Of The Year
JCJC Baseball, Softball Release Fall Schedules
Northwest Athletics Launches Ranger Rewards App
Bert Pickard Comes Home To Be New MGCCC Dean Of Athletics
Northeast Softball Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
JCJC Holds Annual Fall League Softball Camp
MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Utility Athlete Szekely Overjoyed To Join Tigers
ICC Hires Former Ole Miss Rebel As New Assistant Softball Coach
Nunn Named Full-time Assistant Softball Coach
Susan Harmon Hired As NWCC Assistant Sports Information Director
Northwest Inks Lafayette Standout Avery McCullough
All-State Softball Selection Gates Inks With Northeast
Nine ICC Softball Players Earn NFCA All-Academic Honors Adam
Booth Begins 'Potential' Promising Career With Tigers
Rangers Add Former LCHS Speedster Carla Avant
CC Announces Dates Fall Softball Clinic
Release Date: 9/22/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Coach Andy Kirk has announced the dates for the upcoming Lady Indians Fall Softball Clinic.

The annual clinic will include a pitching session from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. and hitting session from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on October 27, November 3, 10 and 17 at the ICC Indoor Practice Facility.

For prices and more information contact Assistant Coach Londen Ladner at lbladner@iccms.edu or 662-862-8170.

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


c spire Tennis News

NORTHEAST TENNIS PROGRAMS ARRANGE OPEN TRYOUT
Hard Work Helps Frazier Earn Spot On NEMCC Tennis Team
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Inconceivable Dream For Tennis Star Pearce Comes To Fruition At NEMCC
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Doubles Standout Rencher Inks With Lady Tigers
NORTHEAST TENNIS ATHLETES, TEAMS RECEIVE ITA ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
10 ICC Student-athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
SEVENTEEN NEMCC ATHLETES GARNER ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS
NEMCC ATHLETES, TEAMS DECORATED WITH NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
JCJC Student-athletes, Teams Receive Academic Recognition
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Holmes CC Student Athletes Recognized Academically
NORTHEAST TENNIS PROGRAMS ARRANGE OPEN TRYOUT
Release Date: 9/8/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Northeast Mississippi Community College’s tennis programs are giving local athletes one more shot to join its ranks for the upcoming 2015 season.

The Lady Tigers and Tigers will hold an open tryout on Tuesday, September 9 with a scheduled start of 3:30 p.m. at the Northeast Tennis Courts.

Registration begins at 3 p.m. and players must fill out a liability release form in order to partake in the session.

Auditions for the men’s and women’s squads will be held at the same time and are open to any student that is currently enrolled at Northeast for the fall semester.

Each participant is expected to bring their own equipment, which includes but is not limited to athletic apparel and a racquet. Tennis balls will be provided at the courts.

Players should expect a professional tryout format. Those in attendance have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and showcase their skills by practicing in both a singles and doubles format.

Contestants get the chance to exhibit their backhand and forehand techniques as well as their serve and volley during a hitting session.

Returning sophomores are also set to assist in the rehearsal by leading an assortment of drills that will put each netter’s expertise to the test.

For more information about tryouts for the Lady Tigers and Tigers tennis teams, contact head coach Ben Shappley at 662-720-7242 or by email at bshappley@nemcc.edu.


c spire Track News

Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Track Champion Newell Eager For "New Chapter" At NEMCC
Hinds CC Hires Willie Calvin As Assistant Men’s T&F Coach
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Program Announces Signing Class
Coahoma Re-instates Track Program, Hires New Coach
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes 15th In The Nation At Outdoor Nationals
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Ends 2014 Season In 23rd Place
Kimari Martin Of Hinds CC T&F Inks With Mississippi State University
Hinds CC T&F Has Seven Top Finishes At Black & Gold Invite
Holmes CC Sports Hall Of Fame Set For April 24
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Has Impressive Showing In Oxford
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Competes At Ole Miss Open
Hinds CC Men's 4x400 Relay Wins National Championship
Former Hinds CC Track And Field Stars Make The World Team
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Gets High Marks At LSU Twilight
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Release Date: 8/12/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS - Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named director of Sports Information.

Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month.

“To say that Will’s leaving big shoes to fill is an understatement, but I’m excited about this new opportunity and the direction that the College is taking,” Gore said. “I really appreciate President (Mike) Eaton, members of the Board of Trustees, Dr. (Jan) Bunch (executive director of Community Relations) and the College for having faith in me to be able to step into this role."

Prior to his joining the ICC staff, Gore had 15 years’ experience in television, eight as sports director of W07BN, as well as 15 plus years at numerous newspapers throughout Northeast Mississippi and six years with Mississippi Radio Broadcast Group. In addition, he operated goresports.net for 10 years. “That’s what catapulted me into this (profession),” Gore said of the website, which was one of the top in the southeastern United States dedicated to high school, junior college and collegiate coverage. He has served in a free-lance capacity with Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest, CSS, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Sports. He has won more than 100 awards during his career.

Gore has degrees from both Itawamba Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and business.

In his previous role as assistant director of Sports Information, Gore was responsible for news releases; maintaining ICC’s athletic website, LetsGoICC.com; video; operations and play-by-play. He said that he will continue to fill these duties in an expanded capacity.

“If you’re kind and work hard, good things will happen,” Gore said. “The Lord has truly blessed me with this opportunity.”

For more information on ICC’s 10 intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com.