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c spire Baseball News

Northeast Pieces Together Another Rugged Baseball Schedule
PRCC Baseball To Host Inky Johnson Appearance
Jack Edmonson Joins Co-Lin Baseball As Assistant Coach
ICC Baseball Adds Doubleheader To 2017 Schedule
ICC Announces Plans For 2017 Leadoff Banquet
Baseball Bobcats Ranked No. 1 In Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll
ICC Announces 2017 Baseball Schedule
Baseball Bobcats Receive National Championship Rings
JCJC Baseball Holds Hitting Camp
Wildcat Baseball Making Plans For Busy Preseason
2017 Southwest Bears Catching Camp
3rd Annual Jackson Baseball And Softball Holiday Camp
More Eagles Leave The Nest
Mississippi Delta Baseball To Host Spring Showcase
Eleven Prep Stars Sign With National Champion Baseball Bobcats
ICC Baseball Welcomes Eight Class Of 2017-18 Signees
Seven Baseball Bobcats Sign With Division I Schools
ECCC Warrior Baseball Players Sign To Play At Four-Year Colleges
Taylor, Mills-Derouen Sign To Play At Next Level
Frank Brings Wealth Of Experience To Southwest Baseball
Northeast Pieces Together Another Rugged Baseball Schedule
Release Date: 1/9/2017
Northeast Mississippi Community College

BOONEVILLE, Miss. - The Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program has become accustomed to consistently playing against the best competition in the entire country.

Things will be no different for the Tigers as they compete against five teams that finished inside the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II poll last season, including three top 10 squads, as part of their upcoming 2017 slate.

“We try to put a pretty tough schedule together,” said Northeast head coach Richy Harrelson. “Junior college baseball has come a long way in the last 10 years and there’s a lot of good competition out there. You don’t get a day off.”

The Tigers open the campaign at the friendly confines of Harold T. White Field for the second consecutive year when Calhoun (Ala.) Community College comes to town on Saturday, February 4.

Northeast alternates home and away dates during the first full month of the season. Among the opponents journeying to the City of Hospitality in that stretch are defending state champion East Central Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College.

March begins for the Tigers on the fourth with a pair of matchups in Millington, Tenn., at the Babe Howard JUCO Classic. Northeast plays Parkland (Ill.) College inside historic USA Stadium and then completes tournament play versus Lake Land (Ill.) College.

The Tigers wrap up non-conference action with a home-and-home series with Blue Mountain College’s junior varsity squad. It will be the first-ever games on the diamond between the two local institutions.

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) portion of Northeast’s agenda starts on Saturday, March 18 with a road trip to Hinds Community College.

Mississippi Delta Community College serves as the Tigers’ initial league doubleheader in Booneville on Wednesday, March 22. Northeast then christens a season-long eight-game home stand six days later by welcoming Coahoma Community College.

Reigning national champion Jones County Junior College visits the Tigers during that span on Saturday, April 1. Northeast hosts Itawamba Community College on Wednesday, April 5 in the only meeting this campaign between the two archrivals.

The Tigers will celebrate and honor their stellar sophomore class on Saturday, May 6 in the final home twinbill of the campaign versus Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

“We’re going to have a good spring this year,” Harrelson said. “I really like this team. I’ve enjoyed being around the guys this fall just watching them grow as men. People need to come out and watch us play. They’re going to enjoy it.”

Northeast must prepare for an altered playoff format for the second time in three years. The MACJC State Tournament has been eliminated and the team that finishes in first place during the regular season will be crowned as the state champion.

The top nine squads advance to the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament. The teams seeded two-through-nine will compete in a first round best two-out-of-three series at four different on-campus sites from May 11-13 while the MACJC titleholder receives a bye.

The four opening round victors, the state champion and Louisiana State University at Eunice will then come together for a six-team double elimination regional competition between May 18-21 with the winner advancing to the NJCAA Division II World Series.

c spire Men's Basketball News

Miller, Harris Lead Tigers To MACJC North Win
EMCC Basketball Splits At Coahoma With 88-62 Women’s Win And 64-60 Men’s Setback
Rangers Down Defending Region Champion Northeast, 99-86
Wolves Fall Short After A Strong Second Half Effort
Cole-Johnson Pours In 32 As MGCCC Beats Co-Lin
Bears Move To 2-0 In The South With Win At Pearl River
Holmes Picks Up Road Win In Moorhead
JCJC Claims Road Victories At Hinds
Trojans Fall In Hardwood Nail Biter
PRCC Men Come Up Flat In Division Loss To Southwest
Tigers Fall At Northwest
Rangers Drop Hard-Fought Decision At Arkansas Baptist
East Central Men’s Basketball Team Pull Outs 82-80 Victory Over EMCC
EMCC Drops Tightly Contested Home Hoops Doubleheader To East Central
Bobcats Move Up To No. 14; Lady Bobcats Receive Votes
Tigers Handle Greyhounds
Miller's Double-Double Not Enough As Tigers Fall In Wesson
PRCC Men Ready For Division After Blowout Win At Delgado
Sikes Receives 2nd MACJC Player Of The Week Award
Second Half Keys No. 15 Bobcats Past Jaguars, 89-70
Miller, Harris Lead Tigers To MACJC North Win
Release Date: 1/13/2017
Coahoma Community College

CLARKSDALE — Tiger Basketball earned a divisional win Thursday evening in The Pinnacle vs. East Mississippi, upending the Lions 64-60 to move into a tie for 2nd in the MACJC North. Cortavious Miller and Tarquise Harris each scored 16 points, and Malik Bailey added 14 of his own in the win.

CCC overcame a slow start to tie the contest at 30 at half. Miller and Harris each scored 11 of their 16 in the game's first 20 minutes. The teams remained close in the 2nd, with a clutch 3 by Malik Woods, a contested layup in the low post by Miller, and free throws by Bailey helping CCC earn the win in the game's final 90 seconds.

The strong performances by Miller and Harris followed solid games Monday at Copiah-Lincoln, where Miller recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Harris posted 14 points. 11 of Malik Bailey's season-high 14 points came in the game's second half. It was the 5th time the freshman guard/forward has scored in double figures this year.

CCC outshot EMCC 43% to 33% from the field and forced 20 Lion turnovers while racking up 10 team steals. Justin Edmond recorded 9 rebounds to accompany 3 steals and 2 blocks in 26 minutes of work.

The loss dropped East Mississippi to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in MACJC North play. The win was the 3rd of the season overall for the Tigers and their 1st in divisional play.

The team will next take on Itawamba in The Pinnacle on Thursday, January 19th. A live stream will be available at coahomasports.com/watch.

CCC Basketball will celebrate its homecoming Saturday, January 21st with a full schedule of festivities and fun. The teams will take on Southern University - Shreveport at 1 pm and 3 pm, and the day will also feature the induction of the Coahoma Community College Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

c spire Women's Basketball News

CCC Mourns The Loss Of Dana Brown
Lady Tigers Fall To East Mississippi, Prep For Itawamba
EMCC Basketball Splits At Coahoma With 88-62 Women’s Win And 64-60 Men’s Setback
Lady Rangers Drop 98-97 Overtime Thriller To Northeast
ECCC Lady Warriors Get Home Win Against Meridian
Lady Wolves Play Dominating Defense Against Gulf Coast
Lady Bears’ Win Streak Ends At 10 With Loss At Pearl River
Holmes Lady Bulldogs Win Streak At Four Games
JCJC Claims Road Victories At Hinds
Lady Trojans Fall In Opening Division Play
Lady Wildcats Knock Off Southwest In Division Victory
Lady Tigers Claim Another Divisional Victory
Lady Bulldogs Lose At Co-Lin
ECCC Women’s Basketball Team Defeats Rival EMCC 72-69
EMCC Drops Tightly Contested Home Hoops Doubleheader To East Central
Bobcats Move Up To No. 14; Lady Bobcats Receive Votes
Lady Tigers Beat ASMS
Lady Tigers Open January At Co-Lin, Return Home Thursday
Lady Wildcats Overcome Upset-minded Delgado
Holmes' Vaquela Pimpton MACJC Player Of The Week
CCC Mourns The Loss Of Dana Brown
Release Date: 1/16/2017
Coahoma Community College

Coahoma Community College is deeply saddened to learn of the death of student-athlete Dana Brown. A point guard on the Lady Tiger basketball team, Dana passed away following a traffic accident Friday night. Her twin sister Deanna, also a student at CCC and a manager with the basketball team, was hospitalized in Jackson as a result of the accident and has since been released. Further details on the accident have not yet been confirmed. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family during this difficult time.

An alum of Newton High, Dana spent the first basketball season of her collegiate career at Jones County Junior College before transferring to Coahoma. She started all 12 of the Lady Tigers' games this season, averaging 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game. She was an outstanding example of a collegiate student-athlete, and she will be greatly missed by all she touched at Coahoma and beyond. She was 20 years old.

c spire Football News

Tiger Football Continues Rise With 3 More Mid-Year Signings
ICC Football Breaks 20-year-old NJCAA Passing Record
ICC’s Williams Nominated For IWGA Athlete Of The Year
ECCC Fall Sports Banquet
Holmes OC Stowers Chosen To Speak At National AFCA Coaches Convention
CCC Football Signs East Carolina Transfer Javontay Smith
FOUR FORMER NORTHEAST STANDOUTS COMPETING IN BOWL MANIA
Nine SMCC Bears Take Advantage Of The Early Signing Period
Southwest’s Ravian Pierce, NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention
Former MGCCC OL Vaughn Sidelined From National Title Game
Dean, Rowland Named NJCAA All-Americans
EMCC Quarterback De’Andre Johnson Tabbed NJCAA All-America Second Team
Antonio Nelson Named 1st Team NJCAA All-American
JCJC’s Kinlaw, Phillips Receive All-American Honors
ICC's Williams Named NJCAA All-American
Former Bulldog Miller Plays For National Title
Wolves Sign 15 To Four Year Programs
Williams Affirms Ole Miss Commitment At HSFN Signing Day Special
Northeast MS Mid-Year Signees
2016 Northwest Football Mid-Year Signees
Tiger Football Continues Rise With 3 More Mid-Year Signings
Release Date: 1/13/2017
Coahoma Community College

CLARKSDALE — Coahoma Community College is happy to announce the mid-year signings of former Mississippi State commit Drelan Porter as well as Troy University transfers Damien and Demone Kemp. All three are expected to make major contributions to the Tiger team in 2017.

A 6-4, 200 lb. defensive end from South Panola, Porter committed to Mississippi State over Ole Miss, Memphis, and Southern Miss (among other offers) after receiving a 4-star rating from rivals.com. He racked up 132 solo tackles and 16 sacks from his sophomore to senior year at South Panola.

Porter sat out last season, and, with the help of Coahoma football coaches, has earned eligibility for the 2017 season. He will join a defense that returns All-American DB Antonio Nelson and which has already added Southern Florida transfer Cecil Cherry and East Carolina transfer Javontay Smith.

Damien and Demone Kemp will transfer to Coahoma from Troy University. Damien is an offensive lineman who twice earned all-state and all-region honors at Green County High School. He The 6-6, 294 lb. offensive lineman recorded 38 pancake blocks during his final year at Green County before redshirting in 2015 at Troy.

Damien will be joined by his brother Demone, who also earned All-State honors at Green County High in Greensboro, Georgia. A 6-3, 284 lb. defensive tackle, Demone put up impressive career high school statistics that included 262 tackles, 37 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 8 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 18 quarterback hurries.

"Drelan Porter brings another level of athleticism to Coach Miller's front 4. His ability to rush the passer brings more speed and quickness off the edge," said offensive coordinator Moses Harper. "Demone Kemp also gives good athleticism plus size to help beef up the interior D-Line for Miller's front four. Adding Damien Kemp to the 'Big Nasties' offensive line brings size, athleticism, and Division 1 experience to Coahoma's O-Line."

The Tiger program will enter its second season under head coach Steven Miller and his staff in the fall of 2017.

c spire Golf News

Troxler Represents MGCCC At Patriot All-America
Men's Golf Ranked 11th In Latest Golfstat.com Division II Poll
ICC's McDonald Signs With Blue Mountain
MGCCC Moves To No. 2 In National Golf Poll
Troxler Signs With Louisiana
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
EMCC Golfers Conclude Fall Slate With Second-place Team Finish At Pinnacle Trust Invitational
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
EMCC Golfers Finish Seventh Among MACJC Teams In Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational
Blake Finishes Fourth At MGCCC Fall Invitational
Leary’s 70 Puts Him In Second At Grand Bear
MGCCC Will Try To Defend Title At Grand Bear
No. 7 Wolfpack Golfers Win At Eagle Ridge, Scoville Earns Medalist Honors
East Central Golfers Post Best Finish Of Fall At Hinds Invitational
No. 3 MGCCC Comes In Second In Raymond
EMCC Golf Team Earns Second Straight Fourth-place Tournament Finish
No. 3 MGCCC Six Shots Off Lead At MACJC Tourney
MGCCC Remains Third In National Poll
No. 3 Gulf Coast Sets Sights On 3rd Straight Win
Northwest Men's Golf Team Finishes 6th At Home Event
Troxler Represents MGCCC At Patriot All-America
Release Date: 12/29/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast golfer Colin Troxler will tee off in the prestigious 2016 Patriot All-American Invitational on Friday in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Troxler (6-2, 137, so., Hahnville/Luling, La.) will join fellow Bulldog teammate Phillip Hickam in the event, which runs through Saturday at The Wigwam Resort’s Gold Course.

The field consists of 84 PING All-American golfers from across the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. The winner of the 54-hole event gets a sponsor exemption into the Web.com Tour’s 2017 Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kansas.

Each golfer represents a fallen American service member. They play carrying a golf bag that has the name and branch of service of a fallen American. The bags are later auctioned off from the players’ schools, with proceeds going to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while in active service.

Troxler will be playing for Michael J. Bordelon, a native of St. Mary’s Parish, La., who was injured when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device near Mosul, Iraq, in 2005.

Troxler, who as signed with Louisiana-Lafayette, was named to the PING All-Freshman team last year and earned second-team NJCAA All-American honors. He also earned All-Region 23 and All-MACJC awards.

Hickam, who is a junior at Chattanooga, will be playing for James W. Ponder III. Ponder was an Army pilot who was killed in the Afghanistan helicopter crash that was part of the movie “Lone Survivor.”

For more information on MGCCC’s 10 intercollegiate athletic teams, follow @MGCCCAthletics on Twitter and BulldogLIVE on Facebook, and go to mgcccbulldogs.com.

c spire Rodeo News

PRCC Rodeo Hosts Fundraiser
EMCC Lions Earn Hoops Split At Rival East Central With 76-62 Men’s Win And Narrow 66-65 Women’s Setback
EMCC Men’s Rodeo Team Wins Second Straight Regional Event To Climb To Second In NIRA Ozark Region Standings
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
PRCC Rodeo Team Has Successful Weekend At Murray State
EMCC Men’s Rodeo Team Collects First-place Honors At Murray State-hosted Ozark Region Event
EMCC Men Finish Fifth At University Of West Alabama Rodeo Showdown
PRCC Rodeo Team Earns Another Top 5 Finish At Alabama Event
PRCC Rodeo Team Enjoys Successful Debut At Missouri Event
PRCC Rodeo Team Makes Historic Debut At Missouri Event
MGCCC’s Reese Quickly Makes Olympic Finals
MGCCC Will Open New Athletic/Education Complex
PRCC Rodeo Team Getting Organized For Inaugural Season
EMCC’s Marcus Theriot Claims All-Around And Tie-down Roping National Titles; Lions Place Fifth Nationally As A Team
PRCC Set To Field Rodeo Team This Fall
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In Week-long College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
EMCC To Be Represented For Sixth Consecutive Year At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Finishes Fourth In Men’s Team Rodeo Competition At Northwest Mississippi
PRCC Rodeo Hosts Fundraiser
Release Date: 1/13/2017
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College rodeo team is hosting a barrel racing derby Saturday to help raise funds for their fledgling program.

The event will be held at the Hancock County Arena in Kiln, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the exhibition riding. Open competition begins at 1 p.m. The fee for entries to Open riding is $40. There will also be jackpot pole-bending with a $20 entry fee.

The Wildcats are in their first season of competition and completed the fall season in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, with the spring season upcoming.

PRCC is competing in the Ozark Region of the NIRA, and finds itself standing sixth in the women’s region standings, while the Wildcat men are eighth after five events in the fall season. The Wildcat women have a total of 510 points, with the men holding 420 points thus far.

Individually, freshman Raegan Lee of Picayune is 10th in barrel racing with 130 points, and freshman Lacy Lee of Long Beach is 14th in the same event with 60 points.

Freshman Chelsey Johnson of Poplarville is ranked 12th in breakaway roping with 100 points and 12th in goat tying with 100 points.

For the men, freshman Andrew Burks of Kiln is seventh in tie-down roping with 155 points and freshman Ryder Ladner of Kiln is 14th in steer wrestling with 85 points.

In team roping, the team of freshman Nicholas Gonzales III of Carriere and sophomore Kelton Tynes of Poplarville is 10th with 240 total points.

Other team members are Selena Broom of Purvis, Colleen Brown of Biloxi, Bryant Channell of Seminary, Charles Hopkins of Carreire, Tyler Ladner of Poplarville, Alex Nobles of Bogalusa, La., MiKata Jo Reid of Poplarville, Rebekah Rigby of Brooklyn and Michaela Riley of Poplarville.

Pearl River’s debut season resumes Feb. 23, with the three-day East Mississippi Rodeo at Meridian, hosted by East Mississippi Community College.

Other spring rodeos are March 30-April 1, hosted by Arkansas-Monticello; April 6-8 at Tennessee-Martin; April 20-22 at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia and April 27-29 at Texarkana, Ark., hosted by Arkansas-Cossatot Community College.


c spire Men's Soccer News

ICC’s Hunt Earns Back-to-back All-State Honors
5 MGCCC Soccer Players Receive NSCAA Awards
JCJC Holds Men’s Soccer Tryouts On Feb. 18
ECCC Fall Sports Banquet
ICC's Scott, Dennis Earn MACJC All-State Honors
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
Delor Named NJCAA 3rd Team All-American
Jordan Hall Named NJCAA All-American
ICC Men’s Soccer Welcomes Nine Class Of 2017 Signees Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
Postseason Awards Pile Up For Eagles
North/South End MACJC All-Star Game Tied At Two
Two Bobcats Participate In MACJC Men’s All-Star Soccer Game
4 Bulldogs Represent MGCCC At All-Star Game
Hall, Beattie Named To All-Region 23 Team
Yelverton, Bates, Story And Beattie Will Play In All-Star Game
Five PRCC Soccer Players To Compete In MACJC All-Star Game
Aitken, Mallet Named All-State
Bulldogs Lose Close Contest To Nation’s Top Team
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
Bulldogs Trek To Texas For District Playoff Game
ICC’s Hunt Earns Back-to-back All-State Honors
Release Date: 1/11/2017
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College sophomore defender Bryce Hunt was named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State team for the second-straight season.

“It’s a blessing,” said Hunt. “Without my teammates, coach, God and family I wouldn’t have been able to receive this award. It’s truly an honor to receive it for my school and represent them.

“I’m really excited for him to get back-to-back All-State honors,” said Coach Mike Sullivan. “He missed a few games early in the year due to injury, but came back strong and was a great leader for us.”

The Tupelo native was a staple on the Indians’ backline during his entire career at ICC and anchored the defense this season as a captain. He helped the ICC defense five shutouts over two seasons along with a 1.39 goals-against-average (GAA) during his freshman season and a 2.17 GAA in his final season.

“He definitely deserves this award,” said Sullivan. “He’s been a great guy to have around and we’re going to miss him a lot next season.”

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

c spire Women's Soccer News

5 MGCCC Soccer Players Receive NSCAA Awards
ECCC Fall Sports Banquet
ICC's Scott, Dennis Earn MACJC All-State Honors
JCJC’s Rodrigue Signs With Louisiana-Lafayette
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
Harlie Ray Tabbed All-MACJC
Two ECCC Women’s Soccer Players Sign With Mississippi College
JCJC’s Stubbington, Smith Receive NJCAA DI Soccer All-American Honors
South Division Takes Saturday's MACJC All-Star Game, 5-0
North/South End MACJC All-Star Game Tied At Two
JCJC’s Smith Named South MVP Of MACJC All-Star Game
3 MGCCC Players Contribute To South Shutout
Southwest’s Taylor Laurent Named To The All-State Squad
Five PRCC Soccer Players To Compete In MACJC All-Star Game
Six Bobcats Chosen For MACJC Soccer All-Star Games
No. 8 Bobcats Fall To No. 6 Titans In NJCAA Playoff Game
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
Shepherd, LaFontaine Named To All-Region Team
Walters, Sanders, Giese Will Play In MACJC All-Star Game
JCJC’s Snyder Named NJCAA Goalkeeper Of The Week
5 MGCCC Soccer Players Receive NSCAA Awards
Release Date: 1/10/2017
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Five Mississippi Gulf Coast players earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America postseason awards, including Jordan Hall, James Beattie, Windham Whatley, Case Sloan and Madisen Giese.

Hall (5-9, 163, Fr., Royton and Crompton/Manchester, England) was named to the NJCAA Division I All-American First Team after finishing second in the country with 28 goals. He added 12 assists and was the only MACJC player named to either the men’s or women’s All-American teams.

Hall was also named to the All-South Region First Team. Three other Bulldogs received All-Region Second Team honors.

Beattie (5-7, 155, So., Williamwood/Glasgow, Scotland) had 12 goals and 15 assists. He also is a First Team Scholar All-American with a 3.50 GPA in sports management.

Sloan (5-11, 155, Fr., Stone/Wiggins) and Whatley (5-8, 158, Fr., Florence/Florence) were named to the All-Region second team. Sloan was a stalwart in central defense for the Bulldogs, while Whatley was named MGCCC team captain and had a goal and assist from his defensive midfield position.

Giese (5-4, So., Newaygo/Newaygo, Mich.) earned a spot on the Scholar All-American Second Team. She scored four goals and assisted on two others. Giese has a 3.88 as a pre-nursing major.

For more information on MGCCC’s 10 intercollegiate athletic teams, follow @MGCCCAthletics on Twitter and BulldogLIVE on Facebook, and go to mgcccbulldogs.com.

c spire Softball News

ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic In January
ICC Announces 2017 Softball Schedule
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic In January
Enthusiastic Connell Joins NEMCC Softball Program As Assistant Coach
JCJC Hosts Softball Winter Hitting Camp, Prospect Camp
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic In January
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic In January
MGCCC’s Lexie Mathis Signs With Mobile
Sixth Annual Jones County FCA Christmas Party Helps 107 Children
3rd Annual Jackson Baseball And Softball Holiday Camp
ICC Softball Welcomes Seven Class Of 2017-18 Signees
JCJC’s Holliday Signs With Nicholls State
JCJC’s Perque Inks With Southeastern Louisiana
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
5th Annual Monster Mash
Select Spots Remain For The 2016 ICC Fall Softball Clinics
ICC To Host Winter Softball Hitting Clinic
Release Date: 1/16/2017
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College will host its annual Winter Hitting Clinic on Saturday, January 21 inside the ICC Softball Indoor Facility.

The first session of the clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the second session starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. Each session will cost $30.00.

For more information or to register for this year’s hitting clinic email Coach Lindsey Thompson at ldthompson@iccms.edu or call 662-862-8170.

For the latest news and updates on all things ICC softball, visit LetsGoICC.com, follow the Indians @ICCSoftball and @LetsGoICC on Twitter and at Instagram.com/letsgoicc, and like the team at Facebook.com/ICCSoftball and Facebook.com/LetsGoICC.


c spire Tennis News

ICC Tennis Announces 2017 Schedule And Rosters
MGCCC’s Allen, Younger Win Halbrook Certificates
Bulldogs Ranked 18th In National Tennis Poll
Lady Bulldogs Make 20th In ITA Rankings
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
Estrada, Burrall Finish 8th In National Event
Estrada, Burrall Head To ITA Oracle Cup
MGCCC Plays Well At ITA Regionals
MGCCC Heads To Meridian For ITA Regionals
ECCC’s Annual Meet The Warriors Is Aug. 29
Former Ranger Jon Morgan Bell Interning At 2016 Rio Olympics
MGCCC Will Open New Athletic/Education Complex
Bellipanni Retires After 30 Years Of Service
ECCC Tennis Teams, Players Receive ITA Academic Recognition
NEMCC Tennis Programs Gain ITA Academic Accolades For Third Straight Year
MGCCC Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
East Central Sports Teams Receive NJCAA Team Academic Honors
JCJC Student-athletes Receive State, National Academic Recognition
ICC Tennis Announces 2017 Schedule And Rosters
Release Date: 12/19/2016
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – The Itawamba Community College tennis teams released its 2017 schedule, as announced by first-year head coach Michael Metz. The 15-match schedule includes eight matches at the Johnson-Partlow Tennis Courts.

ICC will open the 2017 season with four-straight home matches. The season opener will be on February 24 against East Central Community College. Other home matches include: Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Meridian Community College, Holmes Community College, Hinds Community College, Wallace State (AL) Community College-Hanceville, Jones County Junior College, and Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Indians earn No. 25 ITA preseason ranking

The ICC men’s tennis is one of seven teams in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) to earn preseason nods from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The Indians will face six ranked opponents in 2017, including their opening match of the season against No. 22 East Central. Other ranked opponents include: No. 11 Meridian, No. 17 Copiah-Lincoln, No. 18 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, No. 19 Jones County, and No. 24 Hinds.

ICC’s roster will be made up of seven freshmen. They include: Ezra Blissard (Houston), Edsan Marchant (Haleyville, AL), Russell Applewhite (Amory), Michael Crotts (New Albany), Roberto Valadez (New Albany), Chris Shands (New Albany), and Brendan Jobe (Corinth).

New look Lady Indians look to gain experience

Jordan Roberts (Shannon) is the lone Lady Indian returning from last season’s squad. The sophomore advanced to the quarterfinals of the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles brackets in last year’s state and region tournament.

The Lady Indians will face four teams from the ITA Preseason Top 25: No. 18 Meridian, No. 20 Mississippi Gulf Coast, No. 21 Hinds, and No. 25 Jones County.

ICC’s roster includes five freshmen and sophomore, Emily Buster (Prattville, AL), who was a member of the women’s soccer team. The freshmen include: Bailey Gillentine (Mooreville), Karlin Garrett (Tupelo Christian), Georgia Claire Campbell (Pontotoc), Lizbeth Jiminez (Pontotoc), and Charity Tedford (Pontotoc).

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

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c spire Track News

Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
Mendoza, Lewis Claim Bobcat Hall Of Fame 5K Run Titles
Four Added To JCJC Sports Hall Of Fame
MGCCC’s Reese Quickly Makes Olympic Finals
MGCCC Will Open New Athletic/Education Complex
Former Hinds CC Standout Henderson To Compete In Rio Olympics
Bellipanni Retires After 30 Years Of Service
Bobcat Hall Of Fame 5K/10K Run Set For August 27
E'Keisha Hollins Of Hinds CC Track And Field Inks With Wayland Baptist
Former Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field Star Jeff Henderson Qualifies For Rio
MGCCC Alum Brittney Reese Qualifies For 3rd Olympics
MGCCC's Brittney Reese Qualifies For Olympic Trials Finals
Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field Well Represented At Olympic Trials
Lane Ross Of Hinds CC Track And Field Signs With Alcorn State
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Matthew Gibson Of Hinds CC Track And Field Signs With Mississippi College
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
Willie Calvin Of Hinds CC Track Named National Assistant Coach Of The Year
Ja'Darrius Perryman Of Hinds CC Track And Field Inks With Jackson State
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
Release Date: 11/3/2016
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE – A total of 115 Pearl River Community College students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area are receiving scholarships of $935 to attend PRCC this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.

More than 200 students from throughout PRVEPA’s service area are receiving these scholarships to attend state community colleges.

This is the fourth year for the Round Up for Education scholar’s program, which is funded by members who round their bills up to the nearest dollar each month. Scholarships are available to members who do the round up, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolled as freshmen this fall.

“The efforts of the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association to assist students from their service area in achieving a higher education is certainly paying great dividends for members of the Association,” said PRCC President William Lewis.

“Pearl River Community College has greatly benefited from the Association’s Round-Up Program with some 115 students attending the college this fall with scholarships made possible through this program. This effort is affording many students with opportunities that only a higher education can make possible. In turn, a more educated citizenry will enhance the economic and social well-being of our state. The positive benefits for the citizens of our region of Mississippi from this special program offered by Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association are immeasurable.”

PRVEPA serves more than 48,000 meters. Since the Round Up program began in November 2012, more than $840,000 has been collected and deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manager Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.

“Members working together to achieve a common goal is a unique hallmark of cooperative organizations, and I am proud of the positive response we’ve received on this effort. More than 90 percent of our members continue to round up their bills and we’re very thankful for their support.”

At least ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants, resulting this year in 217 scholarships worth $935 per student (the maximum award per the program’s guidelines is $1000).

In the program’s four years, more than 780 students have now received scholarships.
“The PineBelt Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs,” said Theresa Erickson, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The Round Up for Education Scholarship program is the largest scholarship program we manage. We often see how small contributions from large numbers of people can grow into significant amounts that benefit many individuals, and when people continue their education it not only benefits the individual, but it also benefits their family and ultimately their community.”

Round Up for Education funds collected after Aug. 1 go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2017 scholarships will be available beginning this month.

Students getting these scholarships
Columbia Academy – Alexis Adams, Abbey English, John Holman, Lauren E. Lee, Alandra Patterson.
Columbia High School – Ben Baughman, James Brandon Belk, William John Boudreaux, Joseph Blake Broom, Katelynn Franklin, Jonathan Ryan Gibson, Joy Raquel Gibson, Cody B. King, Caleigh Lambert, Isaiah Rodriguez, Kaisha Yates.
East Marion High School – Devonta Alford, Mytchel Levi Bass, Brian Broom, Jermaine Lamont Burkett, Patience Diggs, D’Mia Graves, Asia L. Harvey, Kaitlin Patton, Ashlyn Pittman, Matthew K. Thigpen, Larry Watts.
Forrest County AHS – Juliann Aultman, Tyler Wayne Beall, Thomas Beasley, Langston Bunch, Alyssa Renee Calhoun, Bradley Cole Cameron, William T. Dubose, Robert Gmerek, Kaylin Hickman, Raegan Nicole Kearley, Brandon M. Kistler, Dusty Lane Lawler, Dustin Lofton, Katie Sellers.
Home School – Dallis Scruggs, Tyler Steven Taylor.
Lamar Christian – Madison Breanne Williford.
Lumberton – Austin Wade Coker.
Mandeville, La. – Nicole Creel.
Oak Grove High School – Noah Albert, Courtney E. Alford, Frandrika Shavon Amos, Alysha Arrington, Tyler Fiveash, Dylan Forbes, Katie Ford, Shelby Herndon, Claire Jennings, Ivory Lowe, Parker Mathis, Taylor McCarter, Justin Devon Richards, Danielle Smith, Vera E. Thacker, Kaila L. Williams.
Pearl River, La. – Shelby Hanna.
Petal – Skyler S. Quick.
Purvis High School – Kamry Bond, Selena Broom, Clifton Blake Brown, Jacob Burkhalter, Shaina Kamri Burroughs, Naomi Burroughs, Riley Davis, Taylor M. Friend, Sydney Hester, Ethan P. Jackson, Cameron Johnson, Breanna Johnson, Bryce Kelley, Logan Lovdahl, Stacy Lucas, Patrick Mills, Richard “Dale” Moore, Lacy “Savannah” Moree, Amanda Rich, Wesley E. Seay, Matthew Ryan Singletary, Wyatt Jakob Smith, Jessie Marie Whiteman.
Stone High School – Ashlyn Johnson, Carlie Smith.
St. Patrick – Ethan Tyler Parsons.
Sumrall High School – Hunter Thomas Askew, Garrett R. Aultman, Hailee Berry, Amanda “Jade” Breeland, Timothy Hicks, Zachary P. Hicks, Samuel Evan Hudson, Hanna Presley Lofton, Cammie Moree, Kopen Nightengale, Nathan Forrest Young.
West Marion High School – Caleb Batie, Dakota Behsman, Zachary Clark, Cole Cox, Alex Little, Kendall Mullins, Jerald D. Peak, Marquia Pigott, Kailey Alexis Pittman, Adrianna Seymour, Abby Sumrall, Caitlyn A. Thornhill, Treves Trahan, Colby White.