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c spire Baseball News

JCJC Clinches Playoff Berth With Sweep Of Coahoma
East Central Diamond Warriors Drop 9-2 Decision To No. 1 LSU Eunice
Rangers Earn Big Road Split At No. 14 EMCC
CCC Baseball Pushes Meridian To The Brink
No. 1 Hinds CC Baseball Wins Two Thrillers Over Jones JC On Wednesday
Bobcats Drop Two Heartbreakers To Top-rated Hinds
CCC Baseball Splits With Arkansas Baptist
No. 14 EMCC Splits With Northwest Mississippi In Home Regular-season Baseball Finale
East Central Diamond Warriors Sweep Southwest On The Road
MGCCC Splits At Co-Lin
Bears Drop Pair To ECCC
Burns' 10K Day Sparks Indians In Game Two Win
Pearl River’s Derrick Mount MACJC Player Of The Week
East Central Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Itawamba
Holmes Splits With Co-lin
JCJC’s Hazen Named MACJC Baseball Pitcher Of The Week
MACJC Baseball Players Of The Week - Week Eleven
No. 18 EMCC Lions Split With Pearl River To Set Up Wednesday’s Key Home Baseball DH With 16th-ranked Northwest
River Splits On Road At East Mississippi
Jordan Washam’s Walk-off HR Leads No. 1 Hinds Baseball To Sweep Over Northwest
JCJC Clinches Playoff Berth With Sweep Of Coahoma
Release Date: 4/25/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats ended the home portion of its regular season on a good note here Saturday at Community Bank Park. The Bobcats utilized a six-run, eighth-inning to put away Coahoma Community College 9-2 in game one of a doubleheader.

In game two, Will Hazen tossed his second straight shutout to lead JCJC to a 4-0 win over the Tigers.

The Bobcats have now clinched a spot in an opening round MACJC best-of-three playoff series on May 1-2. The opponent, location and game times are to be determined.

JCJC, 29-13 overall and 16-10 in the MACJC, ends regular season play with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Monday at East Central. Coahoma, 6-36 and 4-22, ends the season on Monday at Northeast Mississippi.

Bobcats 9, Tigers 2

Coahoma took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Adam Cook drew a walk, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Zach Morris singled. The Bobcats got on the board with a pair of runs in the fourth. Tyler Schankin led off with a walk, went to third on an error and scored on Peyton Attaway’s single. Walt Prince reached on an error and Chris Richardson walked to load the bases. With two outs, Carter Polles came through with an RBI single to make it 2-1.

The Bobcats went ahead 3-1 in the seventh. Mason Irby was hit by a pitch and replaced by courtesy runner Josh Keel. After Keel stole second, John Alan Wall was hit by a pitch. Schankin singled to load the bases and Prince’s infield single scored Keel. The Bobcats took a 9-1 lead in the eighth.

Clint Sasser led off with a walk and Dylan Manichia was hit by a pitch. Polles reached on an error to load the bases and Irby followed with a two-run single. Polles would later score on a throwing error. Wall drew a walk, Attaway drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Prince followed with an RBI single. Prince later scored on a wild pitch. The Tigers got a run in the ninth inning when Tyler Crouch led off with a double, was sacrificed to third by Caleb Lindsey and scored on Wesley Dew’s groundout.

Tyler Schwaner, 3-3, posted the victory. He pitched six innings, allowed one run, six hits, walked five and struck out four. Will Brand pitched two innings, allowed no runs, two hits and struck out two. Taylor Karr pitched the final inning and gave up one run and one hit.

Polles had three singles for the Bobcats, while Manichia and Prince each had two singles. Attaway, Richardson, Schankin, Irby and Sasser added singles. Michael Allen took the loss. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up three runs (two earned), six hits, walked two and struck out three. Hunter Collins pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowed six runs (two earned), six hits, walked three and struck out one.

Hudson Ross had three singles for the Tigers, while Cook singled twice. Crouch had a double with Dew, Morris and Corey O’Brien adding singles. Bobcats 4, Tigers 0 Hazen, the current MACJC Pitcher of the Week, gave up four hits, struck out four and walked none as he improved to 6-1. JCJC went ahead 2-0 in the second inning.

Irby reached on an error and Wall draw a walk. Schankin reached on a fielder’s choice and Prince drove in a run with a single to center. Schankin would later score on a balk. The Bobcats took a 3-0 lead in the third.

Manichia drew a walk and stole second. Irby then reached on another error, which sent Manichia to third. He would then score on a wild pitch. JCJC ended the scoring in the sixth. Polles singled and advanced to third on Irby’s single. Keel replaced Irby as a courtesy runner and stole second. Polles then scored from third on the front end of the double steal.

Prince singled twice for the Bobcats, while Polles, Irby, Attaway and Richardson added singles.

Adam McPhail went six innings and took the loss for Coahoma. He allowed six hits, walked three, hit one and struck out four. Lindsey, TJ Knowles, Cook and Bailey Lott singled for the Tigers.

Saturday’s games Ellisville At Community Bank Park

Game 1 Jones County 9, Coahoma 2

Coahoma (6-35, 4-21) 010 000 001 – 2 9 5

Jones County (28-13, 15-10) 000 200 16x – 9 11 2

Michael Allen, Hunter Collins (7) and Hudson Ross. Tyler Schwaner, Will Brand (7), Taylor Karr (9) and Mason Irby. WP-Schwaner (3-3). LP-Allen. Coahoma hitters. Hudson Ross 3 1B; Adam Cook 2 1B; Tyler Crouch 2B; Wesley Dew 1B; Zach Morris 1B; Corey O’Brien 1B. JCJC hitters: Carter Polles 3 1B; Dylan Manichia 2 1B; Walt Prince 2 1B; Peyton Attaway 1B; Chris Richardson 1B; Tyler Schankin 1B; Mason Irby 1B; Clint Sasser 1B. T-2:55.

Game 2

Jones County 4, Coahoma 0

Coahoma (6-36, 4-22) 000 000 0 – 0 4 3

Jones County (29-13, 16-10) 021 010 x – 4 6 2

Adam McPhail and Bailey Lott. Will Hazen and Mason Irby. WP-Hazen (6-1). LP-McPhail. Coahoma hitters: Caleb Lindsey 1B; TJ Knowles 1B; Adam Cook 1B; Bailey Lott 1B. JCJC hitters: Walt Prince 2 1B; Carter Polles 1B; Mason Irby 1B; Peyton Attaway 1B; Chris Richardson 1B. LOB: Coahoma-4; JCJC-7.T-1:26.

c spire Men's Basketball News

River’s Clements Signs With North Dakota State
East Mississippi’s Chris Rhoney Signs With NAIA Member Life University To Continue Basketball Career
Sharwyn McGee Inks With North Alabama
Austin Timms Signs With UNA
NJCAA All-American Jackson Finds "Home" At North Alabama
East Central Basketball Players Compete In All-Star Contests
Collins, Monix Represent CCC At MACJC Basketball All-Star Festivities
Collins, Monix Represent CCC At MACJC Basketball All-Star Festivities
Four From Gulf Coast Play In All-Star Games
JCJC’s Jones Named MVP In MACJC All-Star Game
Holmes CC All Star Game Report
South Women, Men Capture Annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Quartet Of NEMCC Roundball Stars Picked For MACJC All-Star Games
East Mississippi Trio Prepared To Compete In Friday’s MACJC All-Star Basketball Games In Decatur
Co-Lin Hosting Basketball Tryouts
Hinds CC Men’s Basketball To Hold Tryout On April 14
Jackson Becomes Northeast's Fifteenth Men's Basketball All-American
Two Bobcats Receive NJCAA All-American Recognition
ECCC To Host East Central MS High School All-Star Game
Holmes' Daryl Macon Of Little Rock, Ark. Has Been Named NJCAA First Team All-American
River’s Clements Signs With North Dakota State
Release Date: 4/24/2015
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College basketball standout Malik Clements has signed with North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D.

Clements, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound guard out of Madison West High School in Madison, Wis., opted to forgo his sophomore season with the Wildcats to sign on with The Summit League champion squad under the leadership of second-year head coach Dave Richman.

Clements, the son of Kam and Emily Clements, averaged 10 points a game this past season for MACJC champ PRCC, boasting a 43.6 percent field goal percentage and a 73.9 percent mark at the free throw line.

Pearl River finished its state title campaign at 25-4 overall and 11-2 in South Division play under 22-year head coach Richard Mathis. Clements was instrumental in The River taking the coveted title --- Mathis’ seventh at the school --- as he scored 16 points in the Wildcats 65-54 victory over Holmes in the MACJC title bout Feb. 26.

“Malik's passion to get better and his selflessness are unique characteristics that will make him a great fit in our culture here at North Dakota State,” said Richman. “His scorer's mentality, feel for the game and experience put him in a position to make a significant impact. He is a versatile player with good range, and his strong frame and toughness allow him to get to the rim and finish in the paint.”

Richman, who served as an assistant coach for the Bison prior to being named head coach last August, guided his inaugural squad to a Summit League championship and a berth in the NCAA National Tournament only to suffer an 86-76 opening-round loss to Gonzaga to wrap their season at 23-10.

At Madison West High, Clements led the Big 8 Conference in scoring in his senior season at 21.8 points per game and was a first-team all-conference selection, as well as earning Associated Press honorable mention all-state recognition. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining at NDSU.

c spire Women's Basketball News

East Central Basketball Players Compete In All-Star Contests
Collins, Monix Represent CCC At MACJC Basketball All-Star Festivities
Four From Gulf Coast Play In All-Star Games
South Women Capture The 2015 All-Star Game Title
Holmes CC All Star Game Report
Tomekia Reed Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach At Hinds CC
South Women, Men Capture Annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Quartet Of NEMCC Roundball Stars Picked For MACJC All-Star Games
East Mississippi Trio Prepared To Compete In Friday’s MACJC All-Star Basketball Games In Decatur
Co-Lin Hosting Basketball Tryouts
ICC Women's Basketball Team To Hold Open Tryouts
Scotty Fletcher New PRCC Women’s Coach
JCJC Names Bilderback Associate Head Coach For Women’s Basketball
Two Bobcats Receive NJCAA All-American Recognition
ECCC To Host East Central MS High School All-Star Game
ICC’s Chills Named NJCAA All-American
SMCC Sets Women's Basketball Tryouts
JCJC Sets Women’s Basketball Tryouts
Gibson Selected For MACJC All-Star Game
Williams To Be Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
East Central Basketball Players Compete In All-Star Contests
Release Date: 4/13/2015
East Central Community College

Representing East Central Community College in the annual Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-Star Basketball Games April 10 were (second from left) Kristian Clark, a 6-5 guard from St. Martin High School in Ocean Springs; Ramone Tate, a 5-10 guard from St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis; Tynika Bender, a 5-4 point guard from Newton High School in Newton; Tashi-ana Thompson, a 5-8 guard from Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Ga.; and Jaleshia Jones, a 5-8 guard/forward from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro. Clark and Tate both scored six points in helping the South men to a 123-117 win over the North. Thompson scored seven points, Jones six and Bender three to lead the South women to an 85-69 victory over the North squad. Shown with the East Central players are Robert Thompson (far left), ECCC head men’s basketball coach, and Crandal Porter (far right), head women’s basketball coach.

c spire Football News

Former EMCC Football Coach And West Point Native Tom Goode Set To Join Mississippi Community And Junior College Sports Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC Football To Host Youth Camp June 18 & 19
Drawdown To Benefit JCJC Football Program
JCJC Releases 2015 Football Schedule
JCJC’s Higginbotham To Be Inducted Into State Juco Sports Hall Of Fame
East Central Alumnus Marcus Mann To Be Inducted Into Mississippi Community College Sports Hall Of Fame
SMCC Announces Hiring Of DeMorrius U. Jones As An Assistant Football Coach
Three-time NJCAA Champion East Mississippi Community College To Conduct Three Summer Football Camps In June
Gulf Coast Releases 2015 Football Schedule
Hinds CC Football To Host O-Line/D-Line & 7-on-7 Camps In June
Former SMCC Board Member, Athletic Standout, Joins MS Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015
ICC Football To Participate In NFL Leadership Program
Bulldogs Work At Morning Scrimmage
Hinds CC Football Announces 2015 Schedule
Bulldogs Go Full Speed In Situational Scrimmage
MACJC's Jim Southward Receives 2015 NJCAA Service Award
SMCC Football Golf Classic Set
Taylor Becomes Third Tiger In Program History To Earn NJCAA Weekly Award
Bulldogs Open Spring Football Drills Tuesday
SMCC Offensive Coordinater Jamie Everett Resigns
Former EMCC Football Coach And West Point Native Tom Goode Set To Join Mississippi Community And Junior College Sports Hall Of Fame
Release Date: 4/24/2015
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Former East Mississippi Community College head football coach and West Point native Tom Goode has been selected as one of 15 individuals slated to be inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame in Pearl. The former Mississippi State and NFL standout is set to be formally enshrined during Tuesday’s induction banquet scheduled to be held at the Clyde Muse Center on Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus.

Goode will be honored, along with one individual from each of the state’s 14 other community colleges, following an illustrious athletic career that spanned nearly 50 years back to his playing days as an all-conference football and basketball performer at West Point High School.

An All-SEC selection at Mississippi State, Goode capped his collegiate career by garnering Kodak All-America honors as a senior in addition to playing in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic, Coaches All-America Game and Senior Bowl following the 1960 season. Drafted in the second round by the Houston Oilers of the old American Football League and in the 17th round by the NFL’s Detroit Lions, Goode played four seasons (1962-65) at center and linebacker for the Oilers before moving to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins in 1966. His four-year (1966-69) playing career with the Dolphins was highlighted by his 1969 selection to the NFL’s All-Pro team.

Having played in 152 consecutive games during his nine-year professional career, Goode is probably most noted for his final pro appearance on the gridiron. As a member of the 1970 Baltimore Colts squad, the veteran center was the snapper for Jim O’Brien’s game-winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V played in Miami’s Orange Bowl.

Following retirement from pro football, Goode primarily spent the next 20 years serving as an assistant college coach at Southeastern Conference schools Mississippi State (1972-75 & 1984-89), Vanderbilt (1977 & 1990-91), Ole Miss (1978-82) and Alabama (1983). His first head coaching opportunity came during a 12-year stint (1992-2003) as head coach and athletic director at East Mississippi Community College. In 1996, Goode was tabbed Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Coach of the Year after leading the EMCC Lions to an 8-2 record. He closed out his coaching career as an assistant at Oak Hill Academy in his hometown of West Point.

A recipient of both the Lifetime Achievement Award and Unsung Hero Award from the All-American Football Foundation, Goode is also a member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson as well as Mississippi State University’s Sports Hall of Fame. This past fall, he was most recently inducted into East Mississippi Community College’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Goode has been married 19 years to the former Sonia Buffington Foster of Canton, and they are the parents of three boys, Tommy and Michael Goode, and Brin Foster, and two girls, Lessie (Goode) Belk and Sandi (Foster) May. They also have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

This year marks the ninth class of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame. Goode will join previously elected EMCC inductees Randall Bradberry (2014), Retha Hand Henderson (2013), Johnny Fisher (2012), Joe Rowell (2011), Tom Scarborough (2010), Elbert “Lum” Wright (2009), Ken Waddell Sr. (2008), Don Edwards (2008), Clyde “Baby Doll” Pierce (2007), Bill Buckner (2007), and Bob “Bull” Sullivan (2007).

Other newly elected members slated to be honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame include: Ramona McCastle (Coahoma CC); Cindy Hodges Williams (Copiah-Lincoln CC); Marcus Mann (East Central CC); John R. Gray (Hinds CC); Aubrey Rozell (Holmes CC); Tim Bowens (Itawamba CC); Elmer J. Higginbotham (Jones County JC); Coby Miller (Meridian CC); Terry Thompson (Mississippi Delta CC); Luther “Benny” Goff Jr. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC); Brenda Mayes (Northeast Mississippi CC); G. Max Lee (Northwest Mississippi CC); J. Larry Ladner (Pearl River CC); and J.W. (John) Beck Jr. (Southwest Mississippi CC).

c spire Golf News

MGCCC Heads To Region 23 Golf Tournament
JCJC Hosts Region 23 Golf Tournament At Laurel Country Club
Motter, Watson Named MGCCC Student-Athletes Of The Week
Wolfpack Finish Fourth In State Tournament
East Central Community College’s Andrew Joiner Finishes 2nd, Warriors 5th At State Championship
Motter's 65 Leads Bulldogs To State Title
Host East Mississippi Finishes As MACJC State Golf Runners-up This Weekend At Lion Hills In Columbus
Northeast Golf Day Two Results At MACJC State Tournament
MGCCC Claims MACJC Golf Tournament
ICC Golf Wraps Up Season In MACJC Championship
Results: Day 1 Of The MACJC Golf Tournament
Bobcat Golfers In Ninth Place At MACJC Tournament
Bulldogs Blitz Field In First Round At State
Northeast Golf Day One Results At MACJC State Tournament
Host EMCC Sits In Second Place Heading Into Final Round Of MACJC State Men’s Golf Championship At Lion Hills
East Mississippi Set To Host MACJC State Men’s Golf Championship This Weekend At Lion Hills In Columbus
EMCC Places Fourth In Meridian-hosted MACJC Golf Event At Briarwood; Lions Set To Host State Championships
Bulldogs Finish Second In Final Regular-season Tourney
East Central Golfer Zack Hammons Fourth, Warrior Team Fifth At MACJC Event
Northeast Golf Day Two Results At MACJC Event #5
MGCCC Heads To Region 23 Golf Tournament
Release Date: 4/25/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast will go for its eighth consecutive Region 23 championship starting Sunday at Laurel Country Club. Five teams plus five individual golfers are scheduled to hit the course starting at 8:30 a.m.

The top team advances to the NJCAA national tournament, which starts May 19 at Goose Pond Colony Golf Club in Scottsboro, Ala.

Gulf Coast won the MACJC state championship against these same teams by 10 strokes, giving the team confidence headed to laurel. "Winning by that big of a margin really helps us," Phillip Hickam said. "We have to stay humble and keep working hard. Nothing is given to us."

Hickam and teammates Grant Motter and Conner Entriken made All-MACJC first team, with Motter winning the state title and posting the lowest scoring average in the state for the season by a wide margin.

Fans can follow the live scoring at GolfStat.com: http://golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=7341

c spire Rodeo News

EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Set To Host NIRA Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Kelsey Kennemer Leads EMCC Women To Team Rodeo Title At UA Cossatot-hosted Event In Arkansas
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
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 Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Release Date: 3/30/2015
East Mississippi Community College

WEST POINT – East Mississippi Community College’s rodeo team claimed runner-up honors on the women’s side and placed a season-best third in men’s competition this past weekend in NIRA Ozark Region action. The three-day, EMCC-hosted rodeo concluded Saturday night at West Point’s Eagle Ranch.

The EMCC women’s squad tallied 245 total points to finish behind top-ranked region foe and nationally 15th-ranked Missouri Valley College, which totaled 405 points. Arkansas-Monticello placed third on the women’s side with 230 points followed by Southern Arkansas (190) and Tennessee-Martin (180) at fourth and fifth, respectively.

In men’s competition, East Mississippi scored 255 total points en route to finishing behind a pair of teams currently ranked among the Top 10 within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association standings. Defending national champion and current eighth-ranked Tennessee-Martin claimed the men’s team title with 975 points ahead of top-ranked region foe and nationally fourth-ranked Missouri Valley College (705). Arkansas-Monticello (210 points) and Cossatot Community College (180) followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Individually for EMCC’s cowgirls, sophomore transfer Kelsey Kennemer was responsible for all of the team’s 245 points with second-place finishes in the breakaway roping and team roping events to claim her third women’s all-around individual title of the current campaign. The Troy University transfer partnered with former EMCC cowboy and current Arkansas-Monticello participant Martin Walker to collect 150 points apiece with a runner-up showing in team roping. While having also earned EMCC’s other 95 points on the women’s side with her second-place finish in breakaway roping this past weekend, Kennemer presently leads the NIRA Ozark Region women’s all-around individual standings with 830 total points for the season.

For the men individually in West Point, local product Palmer White, an Oak Hill Academy product, won the steer wrestling competition to earn 120 points. The Lions’ other 135 points came in the bull riding event where Newton Academy product Justin Reeves finished fourth in collecting 115 points and former Winston Academy standout Dale Chancellor added 20 points.

Competing individually for EMCC this past weekend, Kosciusko’s Winston Cheek captured the bull riding title, while Katelyn Nicholson placed in the goat tying event.

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo squad will next compete at the University of Tennessee at Martin event, April 9-11, in Martin, Tenn.

c spire Men's Soccer News

Hinds CC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Holding Men’s Soccer Tryout
Noel Hired To Lead Co-Lin Soccer
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
A’Darius Steele Chosen For Select Health Care Program
JCJC’s Diakite Signs With Faulkner University (Alabama)
NEJ's Taylor Signs To Play Soccer At JCJC
MGCCC’s Chris Handy Named NSCAA 2014 Men’s South Coach Of The Year
MGCCC’s Deonte Buckner Named To NSCAA Scholar All-America Team
SMCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
ICC Announces Date For Soccer Tryouts Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
MGCCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
Tryouts Set For ECCC Men’s Soccer Team
Soccer Teams End Season With National, State Awards
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 12
SMCC Soccer Coach Zach Mills Joins Estrella De Corgi Soccer Team
JCJC To Hold Men’s Soccer Tryouts On Feb. 8
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
Hinds CC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Release Date: 4/14/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College women’s and men’s soccer programs have released their 2015 playing schedules. The women’s program is headed up by Marcille McLendon, while Doug Williams is in charge of the men’s team.

Hinds will open play together on Friday, Aug. 21, hosting Lewis and Clark (Ill.) Community College at 5 and 7 p.m. at Tom Shepherd Field in Raymond.

The Lady Eagles and Eagles will begin North division play on Friday, Sept. 4, welcoming East Central Community College to Raymond for a 5 p.m. matchup. Both teams will wrap up the regular season at Northwest Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) play-in round and state tournament will follow regular season play.

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

c spire Softball News

No. 2 JCJC Sweeps Holmes; Will Host MACJC Tournament
Tigers Eliminated From MACJC State Playoffs By East Central
Holmes CC Season Comes To A Close
No. 2 JCJC Sweeps Holmes; Will Host MACJC Tournament
East Central’s Thaggard One-Hits Northeast As Lady Diamond Warriors Advance To State Tournament
Hayes And Four Home Runs Lift No. 2 JCJC Past Holmes
Lady Wildcats’ MACJC Playoff Series Postponed Until Sunday
QUICKCAP: Tigers Fall In Postseason Opener At East Central
Holmes Falls To Second Ranked JCJC In Game One
Late Rally Lifts Gulf Coast Past ICC, 6-3
East Central Softball Tops Northeast 10-0 In Game 1 Of MACJC Playoffs
Hayes And Four Home Runs Lift No. 2 JCJC Past Holmes
MGCCC First-round Softball Playoff Opponent Set
Hinds CC Softball Concludes 2015 Season With DH Split
No. 2 Lady Bobcats To Host Holmes In Opening Round Of MACJC Playoffs
JCJC’s Hayes Named NJCAA Division II Pitcher Of The Week
Northwest Clinches North Division Championship, Top Playoff Seed
Softball Heads To The Playoffs
ICC’s Roberts Named NJCAA Player Of The Week
No. 2 JCJC Sweeps Holmes; Will Host MACJC Tournament
Release Date: 4/25/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – It was more of the same for the 2nd-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats here Saturday afternoon at Community Bank Park. The Lady Bobcats slugged five home runs and received another shutout pitching performance as they blanked Holmes Community College 10-0 in five innings in Game 2 of their best-of-three playoff series.

The Lady Bobcats had four home runs in a 6-0 blanking of Holmes on Friday in Game 1.

JCJC, 39-2, will now host the MACJC Tournament May 1-3. It will be a four-team double-elimination event. East Central has qualified for the tournament, while Mississippi Gulf Coast leads Itawamba 1-0 in their series. Their series is set to conclude Monday in Fulton.

Pearl River and Northwest have not been able to start their series because of rain. They hope to begin play Sunday in Senatobia. JCJC’s Lauren Holifield hit two more runs on Saturday to give her 26 on the season, which leads the nation. Tori Dew had two home runs, giving her 14 on the year and Kayleigh Williams hit her fifth homer of the year. The Lady Bobcats now have 73 home runs on the season, which is fourth in NJCAA Division II.

Teri Richey went the first four innings and picked up her 16th win. Williams pitched the fifth. They combined on a three-hitter with eight strikeouts. JCJC, the designated visiting team in the game, took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

Jay Harris singled and Holifield then drilled a two-run home run over the right-center field wall.

Williams then led off the second inning with a home run to make it 3-0. Dew then hit a two-out roundtripper in the third to make it 4-0. In the fourth inning, Hailee Kolwyck drew a walk and Karla Santiago singled. Santiago was then caught in a rundown, but Kolwyck was able to score on the front end of the play to make it 5-0.

The Lady Bobcats then plated five runs in the fifth. Kalyn Watts reached on a bunt single, Harris walked and Dew followed with a three-run home run. Holifield then followed with another home run to make it 9-0. Williams then singled and was replaced by pinch-runner Shelby Nelson. Rebecca Monceaux drew a walk and Kolwyck’s single scored Nelson. Holifield homered twice and singled, while Dew homered twice for JCJC. Williams homered and singled, while Watts had two singles. Harris, Kolwyck and Santiago also had singles.

Richey, 16-1, allowed two hits, walked none and struck out five. Williams allowed one hit, walked two and struck out three. Lindsey Robbins, Reagan Aldridge and Rachel Bond singled for Holmes. Blair Little started and took the loss. She went four-plus innings, allowed eight runs, nine hits, walked two and struck out two. Kassey Ard pitched an inning, allowed two runs and three hits. Holmes ends the year at 21-16.

c spire Tennis News

Wolfpack Finish Fifth In State Tournament
Motter, Watson Named MGCCC Student-Athletes Of The Week
ICC Men Sweep Tennis Titles In Tupelo
ICC Women’s Tennis Team Earn MACJC And NJCAA Titles
East Central Community College Doubles Team Captures State/Region Tennis Titles
Lady Bobcats Tie For MACJC/Region 23 Title; Men’s Team Qualifies For Nationals
ICC Sweeps MACJC And NJCAA Region Tennis Championships
ICC Women's Tennis Championship Photo
ICC Men's Tennis Championship Photo
Gulf Coast Men Finish Second At State, Qualify For Nationals
Results: MACJC And NJCAA Region 23 Championships
Bobcat Men Lead At State Tennis Tourney; Lady Bobcats In Second Place
Northeast Tennis Day Two Results At MACJC State Tournament
East Central Netters Advance On First Day Of MACJC/NJCAA Tournaments
Northest Tennis Day One Results At MACJC State Tournament
Bobcats Do Well In Opening Day Of MACJC/Region 23 Tennis Tournament
Bulldogs Finish MACJC Play Undefeated
Lady Wolves Netters Fall To Hinds 5-4
Bulldogs Defeat Defending Champs; Women Fall To ICC
Wolfpack Finish Fifth In State Tournament
Release Date: 4/21/2015
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

TUPELO – The Co-Lin Wolfpack men’s tennis team finished fifth in the rain-delayed Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Tournament held in Tupelo. The Wolves finished with 11 points. Itawamba took the men’s title with 30 points followed by Gulf Coast 23, Jones 20, and Meridian 15. East Central finished behind Co-Lin with 7 points followed by Northwest 3, Northeast 2 and Hinds and Holmes with 1 point.

Highlighting the Wolves state tournament run was in doubles as the No. 3 team of Brandon Nettles and Coleman Carraway defeated Peder Bethea and Jamarcus Burton of Hinds in the first round 6-1. 6-0. In the second round, they faced the No. 1 seed in the tournament, the team of Vo and Allen of Mississippi Gulf Coast, winning an exciting three-set tiebreaker 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) (12-10). After that long, grueling match, they had to play the No. 4 overall seed in Kiewtt/Hester falling 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals.

In other doubles action, Dwain Perkins and Will Pennington defeated Gray and Pevey of Hinds 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 then lost to eventual State Champion Lane and Blackburn of Gulf Coast 6-1, 6-1. At No. 2 doubles, Braxton Hinton and Will Pennington fell to Jones County’s Lim and Baskin in three sets 1-6, 6-4, 12-10.

In singles action, Dwain Perkins, the No. 4 overall seed, defeated Owen Taylor of Holmes 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the semifinals at No. 1. He then fell to the No. 1 overall seed and eventual State Champion Shane Terbisky of Meridian 6-2, 6-2.

At No. 2, Will Pennington defeated Christian Scott of Northwest 6-2, 7-6. He lost to Itawamba’s Austin McElwain, the tournament’s No. 2 overall seed, 6-0, 6-1.

Braxton Hinton defeated Adam Holley of Northeast 6-1, 7-6 at No. 3 before falling to Itawamba’s Cody Coins, the tournament’s overall No. 2 seed, 6-2, 6-1.

Co-Lin’s Brandon Nettles lost his first round match to Northeast’s Reid Price 6-2, 6-1 at No 4 singles.

At No. 5 singles, Drake Nelson, the tournament’s overall No. 3 seed, defeated Walt Harrington of Meridian 6-1, 6-0. He lost to Bobby Vo of Gulf Coast, the No. 2 seed, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals.

Co-Lin’s Coleman Carraway, the tournament’s overall No. 4 seed, defeated Meridian’s D’Quante Evans 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. He fell to the eventual State Champion Joseph Summers of Itawamba 6-2, 6-3.

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Release Date: 4/13/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College men’s track and field program competed in the Meridian Community College Relay Invitational in Meridian on Saturday, and the Eagles of Hinds came away with first place finishes in three separate events.

Hinds won the 200-meter dash, 4x400 meter relay and the high jump event. Adrian Kimmons (Coldwater) ran the 200-meter dash in 22 seconds flat, while the 4x400 relay team of Jordan Burks (Athens, Ala.), John Hightower (Landover, Md.), Ja’Darrius Perryman (Fayette) and Matthew Gibson (Clinton) won top honors in their respective event with a time of 3:13.96.

Jerin Allen (Gulfport) won the high jump event with a leap of six feet, eight inches.

The Eagles also had second place finishes in a number of different events, including the 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 400-meter hurdles and 4x100 meter relay.

Perryman was the runner-up in the 400-meter dash with his time of 48.78 seconds, while Kyler Perrault (Carencro, La.) was the second place finisher in the 800-meter run with his time of 1:58.98.

Lane Ross (Woodville) ran the 400-meter hurdles in 57.68 seconds to come in the second place slot and the 4x100 relay team of Dontarian Evans (Gainesville, Fla.), Deante’ Early (Baton Rouge, La.), Matthew Gibson and Ray Gibson (Hollandale) came in the runner-up spot with their time of 41.13 seconds.

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