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c spire Baseball News

MGCCC Will Hold Baseball Showcase
Bulldogs Will Host Fall Instructional League
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Former ICC Pitcher Named GLSCL All-Star
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Former Indian Named To SCBL All-Star Roster
Tickets On Sale For JCJC Sports Hall Of Fame Banquet
Former Collegiate Shortstop Graham Odom Named Assistant Baseball Coach For East Mississippi Lions
Murphree Twins To Remain Together On The Diamond At Northeast
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
Former Ranger James Lear Named TCL All-Star
Casey Echols And Matt Jones Of Hinds CC Baseball Advance To Miss. College & Tennessee Tech
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
Former ICC Baseball Standout Named SCBL Player Of The Week
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
PRCC Summer Showcase Set For July 16
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
All-State Standout Stillman Brings Plentiful Success To Tigers
MGCCC Will Hold Baseball Showcase
Release Date: 7/22/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON - Players can show off their skills to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College baseball coaching staff at a showcase camp Sept. 12.

The showcase, at Ken "Curly" Farris Field in Perkinston will be for players in ninth through 12th grades. Coach Rodney Batts and his staff will conduct timed 60-yard dashes plus offensive and defensive evaluations. Pitchers will throw a short bullpen session.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the showcase beginning at 9:30. Cost is $80 with a Sept. 4 deadline. For more information, contact assistant coach Eric Ebers at eric.ebers@mgccc.edu or 601-928-6348. A registration form can be found at mgcccbulldogs.com/baseball.

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c spire Men's Basketball News

Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Dixie Basketball Camp Celebrates 50 Years
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Campers And Coaches Head To SMCC Dixie Basketball Camp
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
Tiger Pride Camp Draws Both Boys And Girls To Booneville
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Kids From Across Mississippi Flock To NEMCC For First Basketball Camp Of Summer
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Southwest Mississippi Community College

As the 2015 edition of the Dixie Basketball Camp comes to a close, a special ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to honor the camp’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop presented camp director Joe Dean, Jr., a plaque on behalf of the school, the Southwest alumni association and the SMCC Foundation.

c spire Women's Basketball News

Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Dixie Basketball Camp Celebrates 50 Years
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
JCJC Names Pittman Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach
Northwest Named To WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll
Campers And Coaches Head To SMCC Dixie Basketball Camp
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Kids From Across Mississippi Flock To NEMCC For First Basketball Camp Of Summer
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Southwest Mississippi Community College

As the 2015 edition of the Dixie Basketball Camp comes to a close, a special ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to honor the camp’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop presented camp director Joe Dean, Jr., a plaque on behalf of the school, the Southwest alumni association and the SMCC Foundation.

c spire Football News

Reserved Football Tickets, All-sports Pass On Sale At PRCC
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Inaugural Tiger Football Camps Filled With Tremendous Talent
Bolden New PRCC Assistant Football Coach
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
Ninth Annual Bobcat Hall Of Fame 5K Run Set For August 29
Co-Lin Football Hosting Four Home Games In 2015
Two-Time All-American Moore Tabbed As NEMCC Cheerleading Coach
Elsenrath Hired To Coach Co-Lin Offensive Line
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
ICC To Host Mini Cheer Camp In August
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Sorrells New PRCC Assistant Football Coach
Reserved Football Tickets, All-sports Pass On Sale At PRCC
Release Date: 7/22/2015
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Reserved season football tickets and all sports pass are now on sale at Pearl River Community College.

Tickets for all four home games, with seats in the chair back section on the 50 yard line, are $50 each. Season ticket holders will have first choice of seats and must renew by Aug. 10. Walk up individual tickets in the reserved section are $15 each.

The entire center section will be chair backs for reserved seating.

General admission tickets this season are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

The all sports pass will also be offered for 2015-16 for $100. This pass includes a reserved ticket for football, as well as entrance to any PRCC regular season sports event on campus.

The Pearl River Wildcats, who have won four MACJC state championships since 2003, will open their 2015 season with a road game against Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale on Thursday, Aug. 27.

The following week, on Thursday, Sept. 3, the Wildcats will travel to Holmes Community College. Both games will kick off at 7 p.m.

The first home game is Thursday, Sept. 10, against Hinds Community College. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Other home games include Southwest, Sept. 24 (7 p.m.), Northeast Community College on Saturday, Oct. 17 (2 p.m.) for Homecoming, and Thursday, Oct. 22 (7 p.m.) against East Central.

Other road games include Jones Junior College on Thursday, Sept. 17 (7 p.m.), in Ellisville, Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Saturday, Oct. 3 (2:30 p.m.), in Wesson, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Thursday, Oct. 8 (7 p.m.), in Perkinston.

The first round of the MACJC playoffs will begin Saturday, Oct. 31.

William Jones, 47, a native of Hot Springs, Ark. and assistant coach at PRCC from 2001-07, is the head football coach at PRCC. This will be his third season. Last season, the Wildcats finished with a 5-4 record.

To order, mail checks to the Pearl River Community College Department of Athletics, P.O. Box 5440, Poplarville, MS 39470 or call (601) 403 1179. Or email the athletic department at dherndon@prcc.edu

c spire Golf News

MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Bulldogs Duo Places Seventh At Magnolia Amateur
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
Hinds CC Golf To Host Tryout On July 24
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Four East Mississippi Community College Teams And Nine Student-athletes Recognized By NJCAA For Academic Achievement
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Lowery, Payn, & Leggett Captures 22nd Annual Wesson Golf Classic
Bear Creek GC Hosts Sim Cooley Memorial Tourney
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

c spire Rodeo News

Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Bull Rider Winston Cheek Paces East Mississippi To 25th-place Team Finish At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In College National Finals Rodeo In Casper, Wyo.
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
Will Tindall Signs Rodeo Scholarship With Northwest
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
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Release Date: 6/24/2015
Holmes Community College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA national office announced the recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards Wednesday. This year saw a record 1,936 student-athletes from 324 NJCAA member colleges earn national academic honors.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different sports. A record 3.31 percent of individuals competing in the association qualified for an academic award which is only available to student-athletes that have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.

Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor:Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA; Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA; and Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA.

Holmes Community College had 16 athletes receive honors from the NJCAA. Included in the list were: women's tennis, Laurie Alvis, Superior Academic Achievement; Jennifer Rule, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; Anna Shores, Superior Academic Achievement; and Katie Wood, Superior Academic Achievement; women's soccer, Mara Baker, Superior Academic Achievement; Aija Baker, Exemplary Academic Achievement; Courtney Vosika, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Emma Warren, Exemplary Academic Achievement; baseball, Tyler Hines, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Cody Shaw, Exemplary Academic Achievement; men's tennis, Justin Sawyer, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; softball, Brett Whitlock, Superior Academic Achievement; Lindsey Robbins, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; and Kelsey Kelly, Exemplary Academic Achievement; football, Tevin Roberts, Superior Academic Achievement; and men's soccer, Brad Simpson, Exemplary Academic Achievement.

The Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was presented to a record 185 student-athletes that earned a 4.0 grade-point average. There were 741 qualifiers for the Superior Academic Achievement Award, while 1,110 individuals claimed the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.


c spire Men's Soccer News

Bobcats Release 2015 Soccer Schedule
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
ICC Men’s Soccer Named NJCAA Academic Team Of The Year
Four ICC Men’s Soccer Players Move On To The Next Level
Northwest To Host Men's Soccer ID Camp
Two ICC Standouts Take Their Games To The State Of Tennessee
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
JCJC Holds Boys Team Soccer Camp
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
ICC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Soccer Earns MACJC Academic Team Of The Year Honors
Bobcats Release 2015 Soccer Schedule
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – A trip to Texas and several contests vs. four-year schools highlight the 2015 Jones County Junior College soccer schedule.

Head coach Dolores Deasley’s Lady Bobcats will step out of MACJC play and host the University of West Alabama at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.

The Lady Bobcats will travel to Tyler, Texas, on the weekend of Sept. 26-27 to face perennial NJCAA powers Cisco College (Texas) and Tyler Junior College.

The Lady Bobcats’ home opener will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 vs. Hinds and their MACJC South Division opener will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 vs. Meridian.

Head coach Oleg Baleyev’s men’s team will meet NAIA member William Carey University twice this season in Hattiesburg. The first match will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, followed by another 7 p.m. contest on Sept. 29.

The Bobcats open the season at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Northwest Mississippi and will play their home opener at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 against Itawamba. Their MACJC South Division opener will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5 against Meridian.

Both teams will have scrimmage games to prepare for the regular season.

The Lady Bobcats meet Northern Oklahoma at Perkinston on Aug. 15, host Mississippi College on Aug. 22 and travel to Delta State University on Aug. 26.

The Bobcat men’s team will visit Hinds on Aug. 22 and host LSU-Alexandria on Aug. 26.

The Lady Bobcats won the 2014 MACJC South Division crown and ended the year at 16-0-1. They hosted the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament and advanced to the semifinals. The JCJC men’s team was 7-8-2 and advanced to the state/region semifinals.

The MACJC North Division men’s champion will host this year’s MACJC/Region 23 Tournament on Oct. 31/Nov. 1.

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c spire Women's Soccer News

MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
ICC Men’s Soccer Named NJCAA Academic Team Of The Year
Four ICC Men’s Soccer Players Move On To The Next Level
Northwest To Host Men's Soccer ID Camp
Two ICC Standouts Take Their Games To The State Of Tennessee
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
JCJC Holds Bobcat Soccer Academy
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
ICC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Soccer Earns MACJC Academic Team Of The Year Honors
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

c spire Softball News

Kirk Joins Immediate Family In Starting Collegiate Career At NEMCC
Walden Brings Infectious Positive Personality To Northeast
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Offensive Specialist Rawson Finds Perfect Fit At Northeast
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Southwest MS CC Announces Hiring Of Two New Softball Coaches
JCJC’s Dew Named To Canadian Open All-Tournament Team
Team Puerto Rico Edges NJCAA All-Stars, 7-6
Dominican Republic Rallies Past NJCAA, 11-6
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
ICC Softball Duo Taking Their Game To The Next Level
Team Cuba Edges NJCAA All-Stars, 2-1
NJCAA All-Stars Fall To Team Canada
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
Dew, Holifield Help NJCAA To Win Over Rivercity
Holifield Homers, Dew Drives In Two As NJCAA Wins
Dew, Holifield Help NJCAA To Victory In Canadian Open
Holifield, Dew Help NJCAA All-Stars To Win Over Canadian Team
Dew, Holifield, Robinson Representing JCJC In Canadian Softball Event
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Kirk Joins Immediate Family In Starting Collegiate Career At NEMCC
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Jamia Kirk is extending a long-time family tradition this fall when she steps onto the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Kirk has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the seven-time Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division champion Tiger softball program.

She follows in the footsteps of several immediate kinsfolk, including her mother, father and brother, who all enrolled at Northeast to begin the task of completing their respective academic endeavors.

“Why wouldn’t I come here?” said Kirk. “I’m very excited about it. I feel like this is a big step for me. I want to have fun and do the best that I can to help the team out.”

Kirk has made an impact on Corinth High School’s varsity squad since she was in the seventh grade. She concluded her senior campaign last spring under the tutelage of coach Maggi Vondenstein, who was a standout for the Tigers herself from 2007-08.

The Lady Warriors became a perennial power on the diamond during Kirk’s tenure. Corinth advanced to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) playoffs during each of her six seasons.

Kirk’s crew started slowly in her final year and had a 2-8 overall record at one point. But the Lady Warriors compiled an impressive 11-game winning streak from that instance to catapult into the MHSAA Class 4A postseason with momentum on their side.

Corinth accumulated a number of impressive victories during their nearly month-long stretch without a loss. That included triumphs versus six teams that eventually qualified for the playoffs.

Kirk was solid throughout the year with a .324 batting average and .351 on-base percentage. She added 24 hits, 23 RBIs, which was second highest on the team, and 19 runs.

She was also solid with her glove and notched a .945 fielding percentage. Kirk tallied 36 assists, 33 putouts and made only four errors in 73 total chances while anchoring the middle infield for the Lady Warriors.

Kirk assisted Corinth’s efforts in capturing three conference titles during her tenure, including back-to-back MHSAA Division 1, Class 4A championships from 2012-13. The Lady Warriors won 15-plus contests during each of her seasons in the Crossroads.

“She’ll have a chance to compete for the shortstop or second base positions whichever one works out better for us,” Northeast headman Jody Long said. “I think offensively she’s going to continue to build confidence as well.”

Kirk also starred for Corinth’s slowpitch softball squad and was just as prosperous in her ventures during the fall. She guided the Lady Warriors to back-to-back MHSAA Class 4A championship appearances.

Corinth made its inaugural appearance in 2011 versus Newton County High School at Jackson’s V.A. Fields. Kirk paced the Lady Warriors with six hits in the series, but the south half representative claimed two wins and the state title in the process.

Kirk was not denied during her second visit to the metro area. She caught the final out in left-centerfield to complete Corinth’s successful revenge attempt against the Lady Cougars and clinch the MHSAA Class 4A crown with an 8-1 win in the decisive third game at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.

She concluded her slowpitch career by participating in the prestigious Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) Class 4A/5A/6A all-star games at Newton County’s Mack Fanning Field last November.

c spire Tennis News

MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
Northwest Men's Tennis Welcomes Six Newcomers
Northwest Women's Tennis Welcomes Three Newcomers
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
Co-Lin Women’s Tennis Boasts Highest GPA In State
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Co-Lin Men’s Tennis Repeats As Top Academic Team
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
ECCC Names Jay Pacelli As New Men’s And Women’s Tennis Coach
ICC Tennis Programs Finishes In ITA Top 20
Both Bobcat Tennis Teams Finish Ranked In Top 20 In Final ITA Poll
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

c spire Track News

Former Hinds CC Track Star Jeff Henderson Wins Gold Medal At Pan Am Games
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Hinds CC Men’s And Women’s Track Signing Class Announced
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes 16th In The Nation At Outdoor Nationals
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Ends 2015 Campaign In 22nd Place At Outdoor Nationals
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
CCC Athletics Program Wraps Up 2014-15 With Banquet And Awards Ceremony
CCC Track Concludes 2015 Season At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Competes At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Wins 4x100 Relay At Jace LaCoste Invitational
CCC Track Runs In Jonesboro, Preps For Year-End Meet At Mississippi State
Inds CC Men’s T&F Wins Three Events At MCC Relay Invitationals
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes Eighth At MC Twilight Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Finishes In Sixth Place At MC Twilight Invitational
CCC Track Continues Success At Rhodes College
CCC Track And Field Opens 2015 Season
Hinds CC Men’s Has Two Top-six Finishes At NJCAA Indoor Nationals
Top Louisiana Hurdler Signs With Hinds CC Men’s Track & Field
Former Hinds CC Track Star Jeff Henderson Wins Gold Medal At Pan Am Games
Release Date: 7/23/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Jeff Henderson, a former All-American in 2008 and 2009 in men’s track and field at Hinds Community College, won the gold medal in the long jump in the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday evening.

Henderson, who claimed three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships in the long jump in 2008 and 2009 at Hinds, jumped 28 feet, 1/4 inches in his first attempt last night to claim the coveted gold medal. He was also the 2014 U.S. outdoor champion in the long jump and also qualified for the world championships on Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, China after placing in the final two in the U.S. outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore. in June.

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