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c spire Baseball News

Bulldogs Drop Two At Holmes
Clay Casey Selected MACJC Baseball Player Of The Week
Warriors Drop Doubleheader To Hinds
CCC Baseball Drops Two At East Mississippi
31-run Explosion In Opener Propels No. 19 EMCC Lions To Home Baseball DH Sweep Over Coahoma
Bears Sweep ‘Cats
Indians Hand No. 17 Northwest Pair Of One-Run Losses
No. 1 Hinds CC Baseball Sweeps DH At East Central On Wednesday
CCC Baseball Defeated By MS Gulf Coast CC
8th-rated Bobcats Claim Sweep Over Co-Lin
Holmes CC Splits With MDCC
Bears TaKe Two From Pearl River
Bulldogs Lose Two To No. 4 LSU-Eunice
ICC Sweeps No. 17 Northwest In Fulton
Diamond Warriors Sweep Holmes
SMCC Baseball Report
Sophomore Right-hander Andrew Crane Of 19th-ranked EMCC Chosen MACJC Baseball Pitcher Of The Week
MACJC Players Of The Week-Week Seven
Wilson’s Two-hitter Propels Bulldogs To Sweep
Holmes Drops DH To ECCC
Bulldogs Drop Two At Holmes
Release Date: 3/28/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast dropped a pair of games in the late innings at Holmes on Saturday. Holmes used the long ball to good effect in both games.

Cody Sartin’s eighth-inning home run started a four-run rally in a 7-4 Game 1 victory, and Chad McNeil’s walk-off homer won the nightcap 8-5.

Patrick McMahon’s two-run home run tied the first game at 3 in the top of the eighth inning. But Sartin led off the bottom of the inning with a home run, and Holmes added three more before the Gulf Coast bullpen got the floodgates closed.

Sartin’s home run was the last pitch for starter Tyler Rachel (0-2), who took the loss.

Justin Nussbaum and Justin Smith had two hits for Bulldogs.

In Game 2, McMahon cut into a 5-2 deficit with an RBI double in the top of the sixth. Richie Clark added an RBI single and McMahon scored on an error to tie it.

Holmes would get two, one-out singles in the bottom of the seventh, however, before McNeil’s blast ended it.

Gulf Coast (10-12, 5-5 MACJC) plays Tuesday at Jones County. The doubleheader starts at 3 p.m.

Holmes is now 13-11, 4-6.


c spire Men's Basketball News

Celebration Planned For March 30 For Men's Basketball Team
JCJC Sets Men’s Basketball Tryouts
Morris Selected For MACJC All-Star Game
Former Trojan Comes Close To Record
Seven ICC Basketball Standouts Named To MACJC All-Star Teams
Several Bobcats to play in MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Bulldogs Fall In NJCAA Quarterfinals; End Season At 25-7
ECCC Hosts MACJC All-Star Basketball Games April 11
Hinds CC Basketball Tandem Selected To Compete In MACJC All-Star Game
Holmes Community College Bulldogs Advanced To The Quarterfinals Of The NJCAA National Tournament
Gulf Coast Places 4 On All-Star Basketball Teams
MDCC 2015 Sports Hall Of Fame Set
ECCC Hoopsters Receive Post-Season Honors
Holmes Advances To NJCAA Second Round
CCC Basketball Announcement March 16
Four ICC Basketball Standouts Named To MACJC All-State Teams
Three Wildcat Standouts Grab Postseason Basketball Honors
ICC’s Timms Named To MACJC All-State Team
Collins, Monix Named To All-MACJC Hoops Team
SMCC Basketball Honors
Celebration Planned For March 30 For Men's Basketball Team
Release Date: 3/26/2015
Holmes Community College

On Monday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in Frank Branch Coliseum on the Goodman Campus, the 2014-15 Holmes Community College men’s basketball team will be recognized for their historical season.

The Bulldogs, who finished 25-7, accomplished a feat never done by the men’s program at Holmes as they participated in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Even more impressive, they finished in the Elite Eight out of 24 teams.

Along with the national tournament appearance, the Bulldogs were the Region XXIII Champions allowing them to make the trip to the National Tournament. They also finished second in the MACJC and were the North Division Champions.

Please come out and cheer on the Bulldogs one more time and show them how much you appreciate their hard work during the season and postseason.


c spire Football News

Taylor Becomes Third Tiger In Program History To Earn NJCAA Weekly Award
Bulldogs Open Spring Football Drills Tuesday
SMCC Offensive Coordinater Jamie Everett Resigns
Spring Football Practice Under Way At JCJC
MDCC 2015 Sports Hall Of Fame Set
Holmes CC To Hold Coaching Clinic On March 20-21
Cheer Tryouts Set For April 9 On The Goodman Campus
NJCAA Football Champion EMCC Lions Honored At Capitol By Mississippi House Of Representatives Wednesday
CCC Athletics Scheduling Updates
Former Ranger Sam Small To Workout For CFL's Roughriders
ICC Reschedules Football Tryouts Due To Weather Concerns
MGCCC Football Camps Provide Top-flight Instruction
ECCC’s Pace Signs With UWA
JCJC Holds Football Tryouts On April 10
Hinds CC Alum Malcolm Butler Met With Rousing Celebration In Hometown
Wintry Weather Forecast Postpones EMCC’s Scheduled Wednesday Football Tryouts And Home Baseball Doubleheader
ICC Reschedules Football Tryouts Due To Weather Concerns
Path To The Draft: Former Indians Begin Journey To 2015 NFL Draft
Former Indian Shines In Final Day Of NFL Combine
CCC Football Tryout Notice
Taylor Becomes Third Tiger In Program History To Earn NJCAA Weekly Award
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Brittany Taylor accomplished something in the first two months of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community College that only two others have achieved previously in the rich history of the softball squad.

Taylor was selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Pitcher of the Week for games contested March 9-15.

“That’s a huge honor not only for our program, but absolutely for that young lady as well as the teammates that have played behind her,” Tigers head coach Jody Long said. “Brittany has done an outstanding job for us in the role as a starter. She competes and gives us the chance to win every ballgame.”

Taylor is the first Northeast hurler to attain this award in the past two years. Current Eckerd (Fla.) College standout Erin Dixson collected the accolade on February 27, 2013 while Jaisa Emerson became the inaugural Tiger to claim this distinction after tossing a perfect game on April 19, 2012.

“She displays hard work and determination constantly,” said Emerson, who now serves Northeast as an assistant coach. “This really glorifies how much time she puts in. Practice is when she gets better. When something’s not right, she’s always going to put in the extra effort to correct it.”

The right-hander helped the Tigers capture their initial sweep inside Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division play by keeping Mississippi Delta Community College off balance during a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.

Taylor shattered her previous career-high and recorded 10 strikeouts against the Trojans. She did not allow a walk or an earned run to notch her fourth victory of the campaign inside the circle.

The West Union High School product scattered five hits in the impressive complete game performance. Taylor had separate streaks of six and five consecutive batters sat down during the matchup.

She accounted for two three-up, three-down frames. Taylor punched out two batters in a harmless second inning while a flyout to centerfielder Mackenzie Riley wrapped up a perfect fifth for Northeast.

“It feels good to know that all my hard work is paying off,” Taylor said. “We’ve been working hard in practice. My defense gives me confidence because I know that they have my back and I can depend on them.”

Taylor paces a Tiger pitching staff that holds a solid earned run average (ERA) of 2.55. She has compiled a team-high 33.2 innings of action with a 4-1-1 overall record.

The Enterprise native tossed a shutout in her first ever appearance in a black-and-gold uniform during a scoreless tie at Calhoun (Ala.) Community College. She followed that with two straight one-run outings in victories versus East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Delta.

She has an ERA of 2.51 with just 12 walks conceded so far as a freshman. Opponents have only amassed a .279 batting average against Taylor, which is tenth best in the NJCAA.

Taylor is reliable with her glove as well. She is flawless with 11 assists and four putouts in 15 total chances and is tied with Bailey Bogue for the top fielding percentage among Northeast’s athletes at 1.000.

She is the second Tiger to receive recognition for their effectiveness this season. Alyssa Vanlandingham obtained MACJC Pitcher of the Week laurels from February 23-March 1 after guiding Northeast to an extra inning triumph over rival Itawamba Community College.

c spire Golf News

Warrior Linksters Finish Sixth
Wolfpack Finish Third In East Central Tournament
East Mississippi Finishes Seventh In MACJC Golf Tournament Held At Dancing Rabbit
Northeast Golf Day Two Results At MACJC Event #3 (Tigers' Tull Takes Medalist Honors)
Reid Finishes 12th In East Central Invitational
Northeast Golf Day Two Results At MACJC Event #3
Bobcats In 10th Place In ECCC Invitational
ECCC’s Hammons Makes All-Tourney Team In Carey Classic
Wolfpack Finish Eighth In Ron Marshall Spring Fling Tournament
Gulf Coast Finishes In Third-place Tie At Spring Fling
EMCC Cards 14th-place Team Finish In Highly Competitive Ron Marshall Spring Fling Golf Tournament
Bulldogs In Second In Shootout With Other Top Golf Teams
Kawell Leads Gulf Coast To Second Place After Round 1
Weathersby Wins NCAA Tournament
EMCC Places Sixth At MACJC’s Second Spring Golf Tournament Held Jointly At Eagle Ridge And Wolf Hollow
ECCC Golfer Joiner Makes All-Tourney Team
Wolfpack Capture Second In MACJC Tournament
Wilkinson Leads Northwest To Top 5 Finish In Second MACJC Golf Event
MGCCC Wins MACJC Golf Tourney Behind Motter's 1-under
JCJC Finishes 10th In Hinds/Co-Lin Golf Event
Warrior Linksters Finish Sixth
Release Date: 3/25/2015
East Central Community College

East Central Community College’s golf team finished sixth in its own invitational tournament held March 23-24 at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw.

Golfers from Meridian Community College took top honors in the 36-hole competition by firing rounds of 294 and 299 (593) to capture the third event in the MACJC season.

Mississippi Gulf Coast finished second at 618 (314, 304) followed by Copiah-Lincoln 620 (313, 307), Northwest 624 (311, 313), Northeast 628 (314, 314), East Central 634 (324, 310), East Mississippi 636 (320, 316), Hinds 638 (324, 314), Itawamba 658 (329, 329) and Jones County 696 (348, 348).

Zack Hammons of Raleigh led EC by carding rounds of 75 and 78 for a 153 total, nine over par. Other scorers included Andrew Joiner of Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School, 158 (81, 77); Blake Miller of Ocean Springs, 159 (81, 78); Nathan Nance of Newton County, 161 (83, 78); Karlton Ginn of Franklinton (La.) High School, 161 (81, 80); Tristan Hernandez of Leake Academy, 165 (85, 80); Graham Winstead of Neshoba Central, 171 (94, 77); and Wes Brown of Leake Academy, 178 (94, 84).

The Warrior linksters are coached by Chris Clark.

The next MACJC golf event will be held April 6-7 and hosted by Northwest Mississippi Community College. The first day’s activities will be held at Wedgewood in Olive Branch and the second round will be held at Back Acres in Senatobia.


c spire Rodeo News

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 Men Place Third And EMCC Women Finish Fifth During Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo
EMCC Set To Host NIRA Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Release Date: 3/23/2015
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Exciting collegiate rodeo action returns to Mississippi’s Golden Triangle this week. For three days beginning Thursday, the city of West Point and Eagle Ranch will be the temporary home for 350 collegiate cowboys and cowgirls from four-year universities and two-year community colleges, including host East Mississippi Community College, traveling from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.

Hosted by EMCC for the third consecutive year with assistance provided by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, the three-day (March 26-28) collegiate rodeo will mark the second event of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s 2015 Ozark Region spring schedule. Performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. all three nights (Thursday-Saturday). Ticket prices each day will be $10 for adults and $5 for students with children aged five years and younger being admitted free of charge.

For the children, the three-day rodeo will feature a pig scramble for kids aged five and under, a calf scramble for those aged 6-10 as well as a chicken scramble for youngsters between the ages of 11-15.

Competing in long-go and short-go rounds throughout the three-day rodeo, men’s events will be held in bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping. Women’s competition will feature barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying.

Along with the EMCC men’s and women’s rodeo teams, the NIRA’s 11-member Ozark Region features the University of West Alabama, Murray State University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the University of Tennessee at Martin, Southern Arkansas University, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, Missouri Valley College, Three Rivers College, and Northwest Mississippi Community College. The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s rodeo teams currently lead the NIRA Ozark Region’s team standings and are nationally ranked second and 13th, respectively. On the men’s side, reigning national champion UT Martin is currently ranked sixth nationally and West Alabama is 23rd. The Southern Arkansas women presently rank 16th in the NIRA’s national standings.

Guided by fifth-year head coach Morgan Goodrich, the EMCC women’s rodeo team ranks 25th nationally and third within the NIRA’s Ozark Region team standings with 1,095 total points behind Missouri Valley College (1,645 points) and Southern Arkansas University (1,405). This rodeo season, East Mississippi has thus far claimed the first two women’s team titles in the program’s five-year rodeo history with first-place finishes coming at the season-opening Missouri Valley College-hosted Viking Rodeo Stampede back in September and most recently last month at the spring-opening UA Cossatot College Rodeo in Texarkana, Ark. The EMCC men’s rodeo team is currently in sixth place among the NIRA’s Ozark Region team standings with 925 total points.

Highlighting East Mississippi’s individual rodeo performances to date this season, sophomore transfer Kelsey Kennemer has claimed a pair of women’s All-Around championships during the current campaign. The Troy University transfer by way of Anderson, Ala., earned top women’s honors at last month’s UA Cossatot College Rodeo and previously during the fall’s Murray State Racer Roundup College Rodeo.


c spire Men's Soccer News

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
ICC Men's Soccer Awards
ECCC Men’s Soccer Award Recipients
Large Crowd Attends ECCC Fall Sports Awards Banquet
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The highly-successful men's and women's soccer programs at Hinds Community College will be hosting their annual youth soccer camps once again. The week-long camp runs June 1-5 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will start each morning at 8 a.m. on the Hinds Raymond Campus and will end each afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Instructors for the camp are Doug Williams, head men's soccer coach at Hinds, and Marcille McLendon, head women's soccer coach at Hinds. The pair will be assisted by current Hinds assistant coaches Brandon Mitchell (men's) and Amanda Smith (women's), along with former Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer players.

A major emphasis of the camp will be placed on technique training, tactics and most importantly, fun. The morning sessions will consist of technique training and a skills challenge. Indoor tactical training, swimming in the Hinds natatorium and outdoor games will dominate the afternoon sessions.

The cost of the camp is $150 for those who pre-register before May 15 and $175 for anyone paying after that date. Checks need to be made payable to HCC Soccer Camp.

To download an application, go to either the men’s or women’s soccer page on the Hinds athletic website, www.hindsccsports.com.

For more information, call Doug Williams at 601.857.3342 (drwilliams@hindscc.edu) or Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 (marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu).


c spire Women's Soccer News

Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer To Host Recruiting ID Camp
ICC Announces Strother As New Women’s Soccer Coach
MGCCC’s Chris Handy Named NSCAA 2014 Men’s South Coach Of The Year
SMCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
South Jones' Show Signs With JCJC
ICC Announces Date For Soccer Tryouts Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
MGCCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
Soccer Teams End Season With National, State Awards
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Adds First Two Signees
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
Lady Bobcat Soccer Inks 11 To Scholarships
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
ICC Women's Soccer Awards
ECCC Women’s Soccer Award Winners
JCJC’s Gilliland Named NJCAA All-American
Itawamba CC Soccer Signings For This Week
Four Lady Rangers Earn Soccer Postseason Accolades
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Standouts Earn Postseason Honors
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The highly-successful men's and women's soccer programs at Hinds Community College will be hosting their annual youth soccer camps once again. The week-long camp runs June 1-5 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will start each morning at 8 a.m. on the Hinds Raymond Campus and will end each afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Instructors for the camp are Doug Williams, head men's soccer coach at Hinds, and Marcille McLendon, head women's soccer coach at Hinds. The pair will be assisted by current Hinds assistant coaches Brandon Mitchell (men's) and Amanda Smith (women's), along with former Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer players.

A major emphasis of the camp will be placed on technique training, tactics and most importantly, fun. The morning sessions will consist of technique training and a skills challenge. Indoor tactical training, swimming in the Hinds natatorium and outdoor games will dominate the afternoon sessions.

The cost of the camp is $150 for those who pre-register before May 15 and $175 for anyone paying after that date. Checks need to be made payable to HCC Soccer Camp.

To download an application, go to either the men’s or women’s soccer page on the Hinds athletic website, www.hindsccsports.com.

For more information, call Doug Williams at 601.857.3342 (drwilliams@hindscc.edu) or Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 (marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu).


c spire Softball News

Northwest Earns Two Forfeit Wins At Coahoma
River Snaps Eight-game Losing Skid With Road Sweep Over Southwest
Holmes CC Extends Win Streak To Eight Straight
Top-ranked Lady Bobcats Split At East Central
Lady Bulldogs Deliver Drama-filled Doubleheader
ICC Rallies To Split Doubleheader With Northeast
Warriors Drop Doubleheader To Hinds
Lady Warriors Sweep PRCC
Holmes CC Softball Report
Rangers, Lady Indians Split North Division Showdown
Johnston, Laigast Sign With Belhaven
East Central Sweeps Pearl River 1-0, 8-0
SMCC Drops Two
Lady Indians Split Division Doubleheader On The Road
Lady Bulldogs Ranked 13th, Up Six Spots
ECCC Softball Splits With Hinds
Softball Downed At Holmes
Lady Wolves Win Two Thrillers Over Pearl River
SMCC Splits With JCJC
Holmes Picks Up Pair Of North Division Victories
Northwest Earns Two Forfeit Wins At Coahoma
Release Date: 3/29/2015
Northwest Mississippi Community College

CLARKSDALE – The Northwest softball team picked up a pair of 7-0 forfeit wins at Coahoma on Saturday to improve to 13-3 overall and 9-1 in the north division.

After making the 55-minute trip to Clarksdale and taking a 9-0 lead in the top of the first with one out, Lady Tiger starting pitcher, Gabrielle Lee, injured her shoulder and could not continue.

Down to just eight available players, Coahoma was then forced to forfeit both games.

Northwest will host East Mississippi on Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. The forecast shows partly cloudy and 69 degrees.

c spire Tennis News

Bobcats Split Matches At Mississippi Gulf Coast
Release Date: 3/28/2015
Jones County Junior College

PERKINSTON – The Jones County Junior College women’s tennis team remained unbeaten with a 7-2 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast Thursday evening. Meanwhile, the MGCCC men’s team defeated the Bobcats, 6-3.

The Lady Bobcats are now 9-0, while the men’s team falls to 7-2.

Lady Bobcats 7, Lady Bulldogs 2

JCJC took two of the doubles’ points. Jenna Hegwood and Shelby Gilliland beat Tori Rose and Katie Robinson in No. 1 doubles, 8-5, while Claire Rounsaville and Breanna Waller downed Hannah Wegner and Connie Watson in No. 2 doubles, 8-6. MGCCC’s Karah Younger and Lexie Johnson won No. 3 doubles over Krissy Stutts and Tymeka Hunter, 8-6.

Hegwood beat Wegner in No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-4. Gilliland defeated Rose in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2. Rounsaville downed Robinson in No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Stutts whipped Johnson in No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-1. Hunter beat Watson in No. 5 singles, 6-4, 6-3. Caitlin Taylor lost to Younger in No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-0. Bulldogs 6, Bobcats 3

JCJC picked up wins in two doubles’ matches.

In No. 2 doubles, Josiah Lim and Austin Baskin beat Skyler Flowers and Brian Allen, 8-4. In No. 3 doubles, Robert Kiewit and Josh Hester whipped Bobby Vo and Chris Diep, 8-1. MGCCC’s Brandon Lane and Sam Blackburn defeated Graham Lightsey and Eric Swisher in No. 1 doubles, 8-2.

Baskin whipped Diep in No.4 singles, 6-0, 6-1.

Flowers downed Lightsey in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Lim lost to Lane in No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Blackburn beat Swisher in No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-3. Vo edged Kiewit in No. 5 singles, 6-3, 3-6, 10-6. In No. 6 singles, MGCCC’s De’Angelo Vaxton outlasted Hester, 5-7, 6-1, 12-10.


c spire Track News

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
CCC Track And Field Preps For Season Opener
Pearl River’s Tuesday Twin Bill With Baton Rouge Rescheduled
Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In LSU Twilight
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Dominates At LSU Twilight
Hinds CC Men’s 4x400 Wins First Place At Samford Multi & Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s Track Has Top Finishes In LSU High Performance
Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In UAB Blazer Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field Earns High Marks At UAB Invite
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Competes In The Auburn Indoor Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Opens 2015 Season At LSU Indoor Invitational
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
CCC Track And Field To Hold Throwers' Camp
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Announces 2015 Schedule
Qawtavis Johnson & Derek White Sign With Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Releases 2015 Schedule
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
CCC Track Continues Success At Rhodes College
Release Date: 3/23/2015
Coahoma Community College

MEMPHIS— The CCC Track and Field team returned to work Saturday in Memphis, competing along with 33 other teams at the Rhodes College Invitational. Da'Mecio Ewing and Shu'Cori Hurst each shone in the sprints, and the CCC squad racked up 6 heat wins and 11 top-25 finishes on the day.

Ewing and Hurst, along with Dimitri Davis and Darius Coleman, helped get things started on the right foot by placing in the top 10 in the day's first event, the 4x100m relay. The squad won its heat and took 9th overall by finishing with a time of 43.42 seconds. It was the first relay event the CCC team has entered this season.

Jasmine Leonard and Ashley Smith ran on the women's side of the 400 for CCC. Leonard finished 25th overall with a time of 1:03.75. Anfernee Morgan ran the 400 for the men and captured the 1st of 3 top-12 individual finishes for the team on the day, clocking in at 50.38 to win heat #5.

Hurst, Ewing, and Malek Butler all were victorious in their 100m sprint heats. Hurst was the highest finisher, placing 12th overall 11.336. He was kept out of the top 10 by just .006 seconds. Ewing punched the ticket at 11.41, good enough for 13th place, and Butler came in 17th at 11.52. Darius Coleman and Dimitri Davis also participated in the event for CCC. Coleman ran an 11.54, combining with Hurst to ensure a top-2 CCC finish in heat #7.

JaQueese Wilson ran to 100m sprint for the women, finishing in 14.23 seconds.

Leonard and Smith both ran the 200m sprint. Leonard finished 3rd in her heat and 27th overall at 27.58.

Ewing took his heat and placed 12th overall in the 200m at 22.61. Hurst narrowly missed winning his heat in the event, clocking in at 23.04, just 4/100ths of a second behind group winner Chucky Haden of Millsaps. Hurst's finish put him 23rd overall.

Qasim Banks took on the 400m hurdle, coming in 2nd in his heat and placing 12th overall with a time of 59.34.

The team finished the day by running the 1600m relay. Ewing, Morgan, Deion Warren, and Octavis Taylor completed the grueling event in 3:37.16. The Track and Field team travels to Tuscaloosa to run at the University of Alabama this Saturday.

Full results from the meet in Memphis are available courtesy of Rhodes College at: http://www.rhodeslynx.com/documents/2015/3/21//rhodesinv2015_fullrez.pdf?id=3108

Photos from the event are available at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.540077842800102.1073742107.125672030907354&type=1