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c spire Baseball News

Northwest Baseball To Host Prospect Camp For 2015-16 Graduates
Former SMCC Bear Dyson To Play In World Series
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
Thompson To Be Inducted To ICC Athletic Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC 2014 Sports Hall Of Fame Class Announced
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
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
Northwest Baseball To Host Prospect Camp For 2015-16 Graduates
Release Date: 10/20/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Northwest Mississippi Community College head baseball coach Mark Carson has announced a Prospect Camp for 2015 and 2016 graduates on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Jim Miles Field.

Registration is on site beginning at noon and the cost for the camp is $30. Walk ups will be accepted, but we need all players to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. for check-in.

If you're interested in participating this year, please email assistant coach Bill Selby at bselby@northwestms.edu or Taylor Walker at cwalker@northwestms.edu. Please provide your name, school, graduation year, position(s), phone number and email address.

For more information about Ranger baseball, visit our website at nwccrangers.com.


c spire Men's Basketball News

ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree
ECCC ‘Haunted House Of Hoops’ Scheduled Oct. 29
LIL’ DRIBBLERS INVADE BONNER ARNOLD COLISEUM FOR SECOND YEAR
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
NORTHEAST HOOPS TO HOST MOST HOME GAMES IN THIRTEEN YEARS
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
SMCC Men's Basketball Homecoming Golf Tournament
ICC To Participate In Battle Of The South Jamboree
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
ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree
Release Date: 10/20/2014
East Central Community College

A full day of men’s basketball competition is scheduled Saturday, October 25, 2014, when East Central Community College hosts a men’s basketball jamboree in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education on the Decatur campus.

The pre-season contests get under way at 9 a.m. with East Central and Marion Military battling on the hardwood. Holmes Community College and Jones County Junior College meet at 11 a.m., followed by the Jones County and Marion Military matchup at 1 p.m. East Central and Holmes are featured at 3 p.m., and the Warriors take on Tougaloo College at 5 p.m. to conclude competition. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, contact Robert Thompson, Warrior head basketball coach, at 601-635-6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His email address is rthompson@eccc.edu.

ECCC basketball squads begin the 2014-15 campaign by traveling to Coahoma Community College Monday, November 3. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m. on the Clarksdale campus.

The home opener is set for Thursday, November 6, with Delgado Community College. Women’s action begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m., in the Brackeen-Wood gym.


c spire Women's Basketball News

ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree
ECCC ‘Haunted House Of Hoops’ Scheduled Oct. 29
LIL’ DRIBBLERS INVADE BONNER ARNOLD COLISEUM FOR SECOND YEAR
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
ICC To Add Armstrong To Athletic Hall Of Fame
NORTHEAST HOOPS TO HOST MOST HOME GAMES IN THIRTEEN YEARS
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
Eddings Named NEMCC's New Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
SMCC Men's Basketball Homecoming Golf Tournament
ICC To Participate In Battle Of The South Jamboree
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
ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree
Release Date: 10/20/2014
East Central Community College

A full day of men’s basketball competition is scheduled Saturday, October 25, 2014, when East Central Community College hosts a men’s basketball jamboree in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education on the Decatur campus.

The pre-season contests get under way at 9 a.m. with East Central and Marion Military battling on the hardwood. Holmes Community College and Jones County Junior College meet at 11 a.m., followed by the Jones County and Marion Military matchup at 1 p.m. East Central and Holmes are featured at 3 p.m., and the Warriors take on Tougaloo College at 5 p.m. to conclude competition.Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, contact Robert Thompson, Warrior head basketball coach, at 601-635-6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His email address is rthompson@eccc.edu.

ECCC basketball squads begin the 2014-15 campaign by traveling to Coahoma Community College Monday, November 3. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m. on the Clarksdale campus.

The home opener is set for Thursday, November 6, with Delgado Community College. Women’s action begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m., in the Brackeen-Wood gym.


c spire Football News

MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
Former ICC Standout Earns National Defensive Player Of The Week
GAME PREVIEW: Winning Season At Stake For River When Wildcats Tackle Division Foe East Central In Finale Thursday
GAME RECAP: ECCC Warriors 38-14 Homecoming Victim At Southwest
GAME RECAP: No. 19 Co-Lin Uses Late Score To Stun No. 3 Gulf Coast 29-26
GAME RECAP: ICC Spoils Delta's Homecoming To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
GAME RECAP: Holmes Blasts Coahoma, 64-6
GAME RECAP: #19 Co-Lin Upsets #3 MGCCC 29-26
GAME RECAP: Bobcats Win 52-45 Homecoming Shootout Vs. Hinds
GAME RECAP: Hinds CC Football Drops Barnburner At Jones, 52-45
GAME RECAP: Bears Bounce Warriors For HomeComing Victory
Hometown Griggs Spoils MS Delta Homecoming, 52-48
JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament
GAME PREVIEW: The Southwest Bears Celebrate Homecoming And Go For Their Second Straight Win
GAME RECAP: 'Cats Bomb Tigers 45-28
No. 1-ranked EMCC Clinches Fourth Consecutive Division Title And Earn Fourth Straight Shutout With 49-0 Win At Northwest
GAME PREVIEW: No. 19 Co-Lin Travels To No. 3 Gulf Coast For Saturday Showdown
Pearl River At Northeast Box Score/quick Recap
GAME PREVIEW: ICC Travels To Delta With Playoff Hopes Intact
GAME PREVIEW: Bobcats Host Hinds For Homecoming On Saturday
MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
Release Date: 10/21/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on their seletions as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Players of the Week for the eighth week of the 2014 football season. These three men are now nominated for national honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Offense: Kenny Coleman – Sophomore – Quarterback – Jones County Hazlehurst’s Coleman completed 31-of-47 passes for 429 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions to lead Jones County to a 52-45 victory over Hinds. VOTES: Coleman 6, Griggs 4

Defense: Josh Samander – Freshman – Lineman – Southwest Samander (Jackson Prep) had 17 tackles (three for loss, one sack), two fumble recoveries (returned one 22 yards for a touchdown) and three quarterback hurries for the Bears as they defeated East Central 38-14. VOTES: Samander 5, Dennis 4, Bailey 1

Special Teams: Diquan Davis – Sophomore – Kick Returner – Copiah-Lincoln The Greenville-Weston graduate was the MVP of No. 13 Co-Lin’s 29-26 win over Gulf Coast. Gulf Coast took a 7-0 lead just 30 seconds into the game, but Davis would respond by returning the ensuing kickoff 94-yards for the score. With just over two minutes remaining it appeared that Gulf Coast had taken a lead they wouldn’t relinquish on a scoring pass that put them up 26-23. It would be Davis again who played the hero as he followed a near identical path to another touchdown return, this one for 100-yards and the game winning score. Davis had previously had a kickoff return for a TD in a win over Delta. He also added a 5-yard touchdown run against Gulf Coast to go along with 194 return yards and two touchdowns.

VOTES: Davis 7, Byrd 1, Taylor 1, Newson 1

Previous MACJC Player of the Week Winners

Week Seven

Offense: Richard McQuarley, Itawamba Defense: Devan Gilleylen, Itawamba Special Teams: Greg Nickles, Copiah-Lincoln

Week Six

Offense: Justin Crawford, Northwest Defense: Justin Williams, Northeast Special Teams: Jim Speights, Northwest

Week Five

Offense: Tevaris McCormick, Mississippi Gulf Coast Defense: Keith Turner, Hinds Special Teams: Donald Gray, Copiah-Lincoln

Week Four

Offense: Justin Crawford, Northwest Defense: Malik Hawkins, Northwest Special Teams: Reed James, Southwest

Week Three

Offense: Brett Thompson, Northeast Defense: Devan Gilleylen, Itawamba Special Teams: Joseph Houston, Hinds

Week Two

Offense: Jason Smith, Mississippi Gulf Coast Defense: Justin Lucas, East Mississippi Special Teams: DJ Law, East Mississippi

Week One

Offense: Donald Gray, Copiah-Lincoln Defense: Demond Tucker, Copiah-Lincoln Special Teams: Jeb Millender, Itawamba


c spire Golf News

JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Northeast Tabs Hatfield As Seventh Head Golf Coach
Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Scheduled For Oct. 4
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
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.


c spire Rodeo News

East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
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
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
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
Release Date: 10/6/2014
East Mississippi Community College

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – In their second action of the fall rodeo season, East Mississippi Community College placed fourth in women’s team competition and finished seventh on the men’s side this past weekend at the Three Rivers Raider Rodeo. The three-day inaugural event, hosted by Three Rivers College, concluded Saturday evening at the Black River Coliseum.

On the heels of making school history by earning the program’s first women’s rodeo team title a week ago at Missouri Valley College, the EMCC Lady Lions collected 175 team points this past week to finish behind Southern Arkansas University (240 pts), host Three Rivers (270) and team champion Missouri Valley (480).

EMCC cowgirls Shay Atkins and Katelyn Nicholson both scored in the barrel racing competition. Atkins, a product of West Point’s Oak Hill Academy, placed second with a collective time of 24.45, while Nicholson garnered 60 team points (25.51 seconds) for her fifth-place effort. Also for the Lady Lions, Troy transfer Kelsey Kennemer finished fourth in the breakaway roping event with a composite score of 5.8 seconds. In team roping, the tandem of Destyn Ladner and Lee Shumaker rounded out the scoring for the EMCC women’s team.

On the men’s side, the Lions earned 85 team points with bull riders Blake Bell and Justin Reeves finishing third and fifth, respectively, in their specialty event.

With a comfortable 230-point team victory (1,010-780) over reigning national champion Tennessee-Martin, Missouri Valley completed the sweep by taking the men’s title as well.

The University of West Alabama men finished third with 480 points, as former EMCC cowboys Scooter Scarbrough and Shane Overby contributed 300 points for UWA. Overby was part of the Tigers’ winning team roping tandem, while Scarbrough claimed runner-up honors in the tie down roping competition.

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo team continues fall competition, Oct. 23-25, at Murray State University.


c spire Men's Soccer News

EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
ICC Tops East Central, Secures Playoff Spot
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
No. 13 Lady Bobcats Cruise; JCJC Men Tie With Co-Lin
JCJC’s Gunter, Buckley Named MACJC Players Of The Week
River Splits With Southwest
Bobcats Take Over First Place After Win Over MGCCC
MGCCC Men’s Soccer Wins In Double OT
Bobcat Soccer Teams Blank Meridian
ICC Sweeps MACJC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week Honors Again
Lady Wildcats Tie 1-1, Wildcats Lose 2-1 In Double OT
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
ECCC/MCC Soccer Action
EC Soccer Standout Allie Turner Honored
Historic Night For ECCC Soccer
ICC Duo Named MACJC Men’s Soccer Players Of The Week
River Splits With Ranger
ECCC Soccer Squads Blitz Southwest
MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
Release Date: 10/20/2014
East Central Community College

The East Central Community College women’s soccer team experienced a rare loss after falling to Hinds Community College 3-0 Friday, Oct. 17 at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

The playoff-bound Lady Soccer Warriors are now 12-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the MACJC North Division prior to the completion of regular season action this week. Gray Massey is in his second year as head coach.

On the men’s side, EC was unable to maintain a 1-0 halftime lead and fell to the visiting Eagles by a 4-2 margin.

Scoring for the Warriors were Carlos Gutierrez and Eliud Alvarez. Connor Brennan was credited with a scoring assist for each goal.

Gutierrez is a freshman defender and product of Mooreville High School. Alvarez is a sophomore midfielder from Forest. Brennan, a sophomore midfielder, hails from Pearl High School.

The Warriors traveled to Itawamba Community College in Fulton Sunday, Oct. 19, for a division battle that was rescheduled due to inclement weather. EC fell 3-1 to the host Indians. Jordan Alonso scored the lone goal for the Warriors, who dropped to 5-8-2 overall and 1-6 in league play under head coach Kenneth Thompson. Alonso is a sophomore midfielder and product of Newton County High School.

Both EC soccer squads travel to Holmes Community College for division contests scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 22 on the Ridgeland campus. Game times are noon and 2 p.m.

The regular season finale is scheduled with Pearl River Community College Friday, Oct. 24. The Lady Warrior contest begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m. Sophomore players will be recognized during the non-division matchups.


c spire Women's Soccer News

EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
No. 14 Lady Bobcats Clinch MACJC South Division
ECCC Lady Soccer Warriors Claim 12th Victory
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
No. 13 Lady Bobcats Cruise; JCJC Men Tie With Co-Lin
JCJC’s Gunter, Buckley Named MACJC Players Of The Week
River Splits With Southwest
Bobcats Take Over First Place After Win Over MGCCC
MGCCC Men’s Soccer Wins In Double OT
ECCC’s Kayla Anderson Receives Soccer Honor
Bobcat Soccer Teams Blank Meridian
Lady Wildcats Tie 1-1, Wildcats Lose 2-1 In Double OT
Hinds CC 2014 Sports Hall Of Fame Class Announced
ECCC/MCC Soccer Action
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
Ashley Nelson Earns 4th MACJC Weekly Goalkeeper Honor
EC Soccer Standout Allie Turner Honored
No. 10 Lady Bobcats Now 11-0 After Beating Holmes
Historic Night For ECCC Soccer
EC Soccer Teams Fall In Recent Matchups
Release Date: 10/20/2014
East Central Community College

The East Central Community College women’s soccer team experienced a rare loss after falling to Hinds Community College 3-0 Friday, Oct. 17 at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

The playoff-bound Lady Soccer Warriors are now 12-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the MACJC North Division prior to the completion of regular season action this week. Gray Massey is in his second year as head coach.

On the men’s side, EC was unable to maintain a 1-0 halftime lead and fell to the visiting Eagles by a 4-2 margin.

Scoring for the Warriors were Carlos Gutierrez and Eliud Alvarez. Connor Brennan was credited with a scoring assist for each goal.

Gutierrez is a freshman defender and product of Mooreville High School. Alvarez is a sophomore midfielder from Forest. Brennan, a sophomore midfielder, hails from Pearl High School.

The Warriors traveled to Itawamba Community College in Fulton Sunday, Oct. 19, for a division battle that was rescheduled due to inclement weather.EC fell 3-1 to the host Indians. Jordan Alonso scored the lone goal for the Warriors, who dropped to 5-8-2 overall and 1-6 in league play under head coach Kenneth Thompson. Alonso is a sophomore midfielder and product of Newton County High School.

Both EC soccer squads travel to Holmes Community College for division contests scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 22 on the Ridgeland campus. Game times are noon and 2 p.m.

The regular season finale is scheduled with Pearl River Community College Friday, Oct. 24. The Lady Warrior contest begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m. Sophomore players will be recognized during the non-division matchups.


c spire Softball News

Limited Spots Remain For The ICC Fall Softball Clinic
JCJC’s Stokes Inks With Southern Miss
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
NEMCC SOFTBALL RECOGNIZED AS TOP TEN ACADEMIC TEAM BY NFCA
SOFTBALL’S BLACK AND GOLD SERIES TO VISIT NEW ALBANY, CORINTH
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
ICC Softball Earns NFCA All-Academic Team Honors
JCJC Names Herrington Softball Associate Head Coach
SOFTBALL ALUMNI GAME TO CONCLUDE BUSY HOMECOMING WEEKEND
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
Limited Spots Remain For The ICC Fall Softball Clinic
Release Date: 10/20/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College head softball coach Andy Kirk announced a limited amount spots remain for the Lady Indians Fall Softball Pitching and Hitting clinics at the ICC Springs Sports Indoor Facility on the Fulton Campus.

The Pitching Clinic will cover warm-ups, mechanics, and different type of pitches while emphasizing drills to improve speed, mechanics, location, and moving pitches.

The clinic will be each Monday night from October 27 to November 17 and will run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

The Hitting Clinic will provide instruction on hitting, bunting, and slapping along with teaching the fundamental aspects of hitting stroke, hitting from machines, and live pitching situations.

The clinic will be each Monday night from October 27 to November 17 and will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own equipment along with turf shoes or tennis shoes.

For cost, more information, or to reserve your spot contact Coach Londen Ladner at lbladner@iccms.edu.


c spire Tennis News

MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
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
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."


c spire Track News

Jerel Hill, Former Hinds CC Athlete, Pens E-book, Preps For 2016 Olympics
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
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.