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c spire Baseball News

ICC Athletics Summer Camps
MACJC Baseball Players Of The Week - Week Thirteen
Hinds CC Baseball Has Three More Standouts Ink In Spring Signing Period
JCJC's Hollis Signs Baseball Scholarship With Blue Mountain College
Eagles Sweep Rangers In Error-Filled Doubleheader
Walk-off Winner In Opener And Three Homers In Nightcap Spark EMCC To Home Baseball Sweep Over Gulf Coast
Northeast Baseball Home Finale Postponed
MGCCC Baseball Games Will Be Played Tuesday
No.2 Bobcats Clinch MACJC Regular Season Crown
MGCCC’s Mills-Derouen Wins National Pitching Award
East Central Alum Marcus Thames Inducted Into Mississippi Community College Sports Hall Of Fame
MGCCC Gets Vital Sweep Over Co-Lin
Blake Bennett Signs With Memphis
East Mississippi Drops A Pair Of Close Decisions At No. 20 Northwest Mississippi In MACJC Baseball Action
Hinds CC’s Minor Hines Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
Northwest Sweeps EMCC To Run Win Streak To Six Over Lions
No. 2 Bobcats Earn Split With Hinds; Magic Number Is ‘1’ To Clinch MACJC Regular Season Top Spot
Host East Central Takes Two From Bears
East Central Baseball Takes Doubleheader From Southwest In Regular Season Finale
Foundational Sophomore Group To Be Celebrated Wednesday
ICC Athletics Summer Camps
Release Date: 5/3/2016
Itawamba Community College

May 30 – June 2 ICC Women’s Soccer Camp (Contact: 662-862-8125)

June 1-3 ICC Men’s Basketball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8049)

June 3-6 ICC Men’s Soccer Camp (Contact: 662-862-8124)

June 5-7 ICC Women’s Basketball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8420)

June 7-9 ICC Softball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8159)

June 7-10 ICC Baseball Day Camp (Contact: 662-862-8118)

June 10 ICC Football Camp (Contact: 662-862-8117)

June 12-15 ICC Baseball Overnight Camp (Contact: 662-862-8118)

June 13-15 ICC Football Youth Camp (Contact: 662-862-8117)

For more information on ICC Athletic Camps and the ten intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter(@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com


c spire Men's Basketball News

D.J. Flippin Inks With The University Of Mount Olive
Sorrell Becomes Second Tiger To Sign At North Alabama In Last Two Years
Former Basketball Coach James Washington To Be Inducted Into MACJC Hall Of Fame
SMCC Forward Terrell Miller Signs With Murray State
Four Bobcats Participate In MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
North Women, Men Capture Annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
PRCC Adds Columbus Duo To Men’s Basketball Program
Holmes CC Players Contribute To MACJC North Allstars Victory
Big Crowd Makes Inaugural All-star Classic A Success
ECCC Hosts Second Annual High School All-Star Basketball Games
Bobcats Ink Three Basketball Players
Watson Kennedy To Play In MACJC All-Star Game
East Mississippi To Be Well Represented In Friday’s ECCC-hosted MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
PRCC Adds Six Players To Men’s Basketball Program
Willis, Magee Earn Postseason Honors
Willis, Magee Earn Postseason Honors
Pearl River’s Willis Named Third-team NJCAA All-America
Hinds CC Men’s Basketball To Hold Tryout On April 19
Wright Earns Pair Of Coach Of The Year Honors Following Historic Season
Terrell Miller Named NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American
D.J. Flippin Inks With The University Of Mount Olive
Release Date: 4/27/2016
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Sophomore forward D.J. Flippin of Northwest Mississippi Community College has signed a national letter of intent to play for the University of Mount Olive Trojans his final two seasons.

"I'm excited to continue my career at the next level," Flippin said. "I'm happy to be closer to home so my family can make it to more games. I've had a good relationship with the staff since my junior year of high school, so it's definitely a good fit. We have a whole new team coming in and they're looking for experience, which I feel like I have."

Flippin will be playing a short 69 miles from Mount Olive to his hometown of Holly Springs, N.C.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound forward transferred to Northwest for his sophomore season after averaging 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds-per-game at the State College of Florida where he was named First Team All-Suncoast Conference. He saw action in 18 games for the Rangers this season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds while helping Northwest to a 17-9 record and postseason berth.

Flippin is the first Ranger from this year's class to sign and several more are expected in the coming weeks.

c spire Women's Basketball News

MGCCC’s Courtney White Signs With Point University
Winstead-Mackay Named To MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
Southwest Forward Lillie Snowden Signs With LSU-Alexandria
Lady Bears’ Teshia Jones Signs With William Carey
Newcomb To Represent Southwest In Mississippi CC Sports Hall Of Fame Class Of ‘16
Belhaven Lady Blazers’ Basketball Signs Lady Bears’ Tatyana Turner
SMCC Lady Bear Gray To Play At Belhaven
Former NJCAA All-American, All-SEC Athlete Dilworth Elected To MACJC Hall Of Fame
MGCCC’s Markeisha Watson Signs Division I Scholarship
North Women, Men Capture Annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Dates Announced For Brent Harris Basketball Camps
Holmes CC Lady Bulldogs Shine In MACJC Allstar Game
Big Crowd Makes Inaugural All-star Classic A Success
ECCC Hosts Second Annual High School All-Star Basketball Games
Allen, Collins To Play In MACJC All-Star Game
PRCC To Host Inaugural Area High School All-star Game
East Mississippi To Be Well Represented In Friday’s ECCC-hosted MACJC All-Star Basketball Games
Fletcher Announces 14 Signees For Lady Wildcat Basketball Program
Lady Bobcats Sign Four Basketball Standouts
Holmes CC Basketball Players Receive National Recognition
MGCCC’s Courtney White Signs With Point University
Release Date: 4/28/2016
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON – Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Courtney White has signed a women’s basketball scholarship to continue her career at Point University.

The 6-foot post player from Harrison Central averaged 8.4 points and 6.1 rebounds as a Lady Bulldogs sophomore. She shot better than 46 percent from the field.

“It’s been an excellent experience. I really grew here,” White said. “My leadership skills have gotten much better, and I want to thank everybody at Gulf Coast for the opportunities I got while I was here.”

White missed the 2014-15 season with a knee injury, but played in 21 games as a freshman the year before. She averaged 3.6 points per game and nearly two rebounds a game.

“I have seen her mature,” Gulf Coast coach Jason Conner said. “She’s a straight-A student, very goal oriented and driven. That comes from her family. I’ve seen her mature with her relationships and how she does with others.”

Point University, located in West Point, Ga., is a member of NAIA Division II and plays in the National Christian College Athletic Association. The Skyhawks won 23 games last year, with coach Tory Wooley named NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year.

“Point University reminded me a lot of here,” White said. “When I walked through the door I was welcomed with open arms. The coach there is amazing.”

Conner sees her going to Point University getting better on the court and in the classroom.

“Courtney is a thinking basketball player,” he said. “It’s going to be a good fit, and she has the potential to get numbers. She’s going to have a successful career there and get a four-year degree, and I wouldn’t put it past her to get her master’s and go on to get her doctorate.”

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

c spire Football News

ICC Athletics Summer Camps
Former ICC Football Star Inks Deal With New York
Former ICC Football Standout Signs With Indianapolis Colts
Tarow Barney Signs Free Agent Contract With New York Jets
Former EMCC And Alabama Standout Jarran Reed Picked By Seattle Seahawks In Second Round Of NFL Draft
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
Former EMCC President Dr. Tommy Davis Inducted Into Mississippi Community And Junior College Sports Hall Of Fame
Jeff Posey Inducted Into Sports Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC’s Minor Hines Inducted Into MACJC Sports Hall Of Fame
JCJC’s Branch Inducted Into MCJC Sports Hall Of Fame
MGCCC Will Hold Spring Scrimmage Wednesday
PRCC Set To Complete Spring Football With Scrimmage On Thursday
Buckley’s Bobcats Open Spring Football Practice
JCJC Holds 17th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Inaugural EMCC Football Golf Tournament Slated For April 29 At Lion Hills In Columbus
Hinds CC Releases 2016 Football Schedule
CCC Football Will Host Its Maroon & White Spring Game
PRCC Football Team Honing Skills During Spring Practice
19th Annual Southwest Football/Coca-Cola Golf Classic Set For May 13
Future NJCAA Championship Sites Announced
ICC Athletics Summer Camps
Release Date: 5/3/2016
Itawamba Community College

May 30 – June 2 ICC Women’s Soccer Camp (Contact: 662-862-8125)

June 1-3 ICC Men’s Basketball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8049)

June 3-6 ICC Men’s Soccer Camp (Contact: 662-862-8124)

June 5-7 ICC Women’s Basketball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8420)

June 7-9 ICC Softball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8159)

June 7-10 ICC Baseball Day Camp (Contact: 662-862-8118)

June 10 ICC Football Camp (Contact: 662-862-8117)

June 12-15 ICC Baseball Overnight Camp (Contact: 662-862-8118)

June 13-15 ICC Football Youth Camp (Contact: 662-862-8117)

For more information on ICC Athletic Camps and the ten intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter(@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com


c spire Golf News

ECCC Golf Team Finishes Fourth In NJCAA Region 23 Championship
Nail-biter No. 9: MGCCC Wins Another Region Crown
NJCAA Region 23 Golf Tournament Final Round Results
East Mississippi’s Daniel Schroeder Places Seventh At NJCAA Region 23 Golf Championship
Local FCA Names Golf Tournament In Honor Of JCJC Athletic Director
EMCC’s Daniel Schroeder Tied For Fourth After Round 1 Of NJCAA Region 23 Golf Championship
No. 2 Bulldogs Lead By 6 After First Round
Gulf Coast Golfers Aiming For 9th Straight Region Crown
Gulf Coast Remains Second In Latest Poll
Northwest Cards Fifth Place Finish At MACJC Golf Championship
East Central Golf Team Advances To NJCAA Region 23 Tournament Play
EMCC Places Seventh At MACJC State Golf Championship; Daniel Schroeder Earns Regional Invite
Motter, Bulldogs Defend State Titles
Defending Champion Bulldogs Lead After First Round
Inaugural EMCC Football Golf Tournament Slated For April 29 At Lion Hills In Columbus
No. 2 MGCCC Begins State Title Defense Saturday
Hinds CC & Eagle Ridge To Host Junior Clinics In June & July
MGCCC’s George Kawell Signs Golf Scholarship With Delta State
Men's Golf Posts Third Place Finish At Meridian
East Central’s Golf Team Finishes Fourth In MACJC Event
ECCC Golf Team Finishes Fourth In NJCAA Region 23 Championship
Release Date: 4/27/2016
East Central Community College

The East Central Community College golf team took fourth place in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Championship held April 25-26 at Back Acres Country Club in Senatobia.

Five teams fought for a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament May 24-27 at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.

As a team, the Warriors shot 649 and fell short of advancing to the national championship.

Sophomore Zack Hammons of Raleigh High School finished ninth in the NJCAA Region 23 Championship after shooting an eight-over par 152 over the 36-hole tournament.

Other East Central golfers in the championship included sophomore Tristan Hernandez of Leake Academy, who finished with a 17-over par 161 and tied for 19th; Kade Mathner of Enterprise (Ala.) High School, who tied at 24th with a score of 168; Nathan Nance out of Newton County High School, who also finished tied for 24th with a score of 168; and Graham Winstead out of Neshoba Central High School, who finished 30th with a score of 186.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College won the championship in a playoff with Meridian Community College.


c spire Rodeo News

East Mississippi Finishes Fourth In Men’s Team Rodeo Competition At Northwest Mississippi
Marcus Theriot’s Fourth All-around Regional Title Leads EMCC To Third-place Team Finish At UT Martin
Katelyn Nicholson Leads East Mississippi Women To Rodeo Team Title At Arkansas-Monticello
East Mississippi Men Finish Third While Hosting NIRA Ozark Region Rodeo In West Point
East Mississippi To Host Collegiate Rodeo This Week At The Ranch In West Point
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Stands 18th Nationally After First-place Finish At Southern Arkansas Event
All-Around Cowboy Marcus Theriot Leads EMCC To Runner-up Finish At West Alabama Rodeo Showdown
East Mississippi Enjoys Team And Individual Rodeo Success During Season-opening Event In Missouri
FIVE STANDOUTS COMPRISE EIGHTH NORTHEAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS
ICC Announces 2015 Athletic Hall Of Fame Inductees
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
East Mississippi Finishes Fourth In Men’s Team Rodeo Competition At Northwest Mississippi
Release Date: 4/25/2016
East Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – The East Mississippi Community College rodeo teams placed fourth and eighth in respective men’s and women’s competition this past weekend at the annual Ranger Rodeo, presented by Sycamore Bank. The three-day event concluded Saturday evening at the Northwest Mississippi Community College Multipurpose Arena.

In the men’s competition, three EMCC cowboys combined to total 300 points for the fourth-place team finish. The University of West Alabama claimed the men’s team title by just 15 points (690-675) over runner-up Missouri Valley College. Fourth-ranked UT Martin placed third with 580 team points.

Nationally ranked all-around EMCC cowboy Marcus Theriot won the tie down roping and earned 160 points after clocking times of 9.1 and 9.9 seconds. Kody Rinehart and Palmer White collected 80 and 60 points, respectively, for the Lions in the saddle bronc riding and steer wrestling events.

Arkansas-Monticello edged out Missouri Valley, 295-255, to capture the women’s team title. Southern Arkansas (205 points) and Murray State (200) finished a close third and fourth, respectively.

Katelyn Nicholson earned EMCC’s 60 women’s points in the goat tying competition. Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo team will travel to Texarkana, Arkansas this week (Thursday-Saturday) to close out this year’s National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region regular-season schedule at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.

This week will mark the final opportunity for teams and individuals to qualify for this year’s College National Finals Rodeo, June 12-18, in Casper, Wyoming. The top three students in each event as well as the top two men’s and women’s teams from the NIRA’s 11 regions will qualify for the CNFR.


c spire Men's Soccer News

Lashlee, Malli Sign To Play Soccer At Belhaven
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
PRCC Soccer Teams Welcome Signing Class Of 2016
Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 13-17
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts This Weekend
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 16
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
ECCC Men’s Sophomore Soccer Players Honored At Fall Sports Awards Banquet
ECCC Men’s Soccer Team To Hold Open Tryouts
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
Co-Lin Set To Host Soccer Tryouts
MGCCC Will Hold Men's Soccer Tryout
New Bling: Rangers Unveil National Championship Rings
Calvert Named Co-Lin’s Sports Information Coordinator
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts In February
SMCC Sets Soccer Tryout Date
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts In February
JCJC Holds Men’s Soccer Tryouts On Feb. 20
Zach Mills Introduced As Head Coach For The SMCC Soccer Programs
Lashlee, Malli Sign To Play Soccer At Belhaven
Release Date: 5/2/2016
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College men’s soccer standouts Blake Lashlee (Olive Branch) and Sabi Malli (Tupelo) have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their careers at Belhaven University.

“These guys have been rocks for us the past two years,” said ICC head men’s soccer coach Mike Sullivan. “They are a big reason for our success and we’re excited for them and it should be interesting to see how they do next year.”

Lashlee scored 13 goals and had nine assists and 35 points while playing in 26 games during his time at ICC. In his freshman campaign, Lashlee started all 16 games and scored nine goals, including three game winners.

As a sophomore, the 5’10 midfielder missed some games due to injury but scored four goals and picked up six assist in 10 games.

“Belhaven had a successful season last year and they are a good academic school as well so it’s a win-win,” said Lashlee. “But I had a lot of fun here at ICC and got to play with a lot of great guys and made friendships that will last a life time.”

Malli competed in 27 games over his two years under Coach Sullivan and scored three goals and picked up six points.

The 6-2 defender was a team captain during his sophomore season and helped the Indians win 20 games over the past two seasons.

“It’s a good private school to go to and I am looking forward to it,” said Malli. “A lot of my old ICC teammates play there and they were very successful last season.”

The duo was selected to the MACJC All-Star game in November and were apart of the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year in 2014.

They will join five former ICC teammates Piercen Burchfield, Rickey Hackler, Jerry Malli, Alx Little and Ben Schaefer, who all signed with the Belhaven in 2014 and helped the Blazers to a 14-4-2 record and a No. 3 National Ranking in 2015.

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

c spire Women's Soccer News

Kayla Boutwell Signs With Freed-Hardeman
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
JCJC’s Monroe, Sullivan Ink With Delta State University
PRCC Soccer Teams Welcome Signing Class Of 2016
ICC’s Hester Named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar
JCJC’s Taylor Signs Soccer Scholarship With William Carey
MGCCC To Hold Women's Soccer Tryout
Abigail Morales Signs With Freed-Hardeman University
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts This Weekend
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
ECCC Women’s Sophomore Soccer Players Honored At Fall Sports Awards Banquet
ECCC Men’s Soccer Team To Hold Open Tryouts
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts
Co-Lin Set To Host Soccer Tryouts
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer To Host Tryout On February 18
New Bling: Rangers Unveil National Championship Rings
Calvert Named Co-Lin’s Sports Information Coordinator
ICC To Host Soccer Tryouts In February
Emily Homan Named New Head Coach Of Hinds CC Women’s Soccer
Kayla Boutwell Signs With Freed-Hardeman
Release Date: 4/29/2016
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Kayla Boutwell will continue her women's soccer career beyond Northwest, with the All-MACJC sophomore defender signing with Freed-Hardeman University on Friday.

Boutwell will team up with Abigail Morales for the next two seasons at FHU and is the fourth Lady Ranger in the Levi Nunnally era to continue their career at the next level. Defender Kayleigh Sims is also headed to Millsaps College and Tristan Kitchens will play at Delta State.

"I am extremely happy for Kayla to continue her education and soccer career at Freed-Hardeman," coach Nunnally said. "Kayla is an excellent individual and athlete. She played a crucial role in our defense the past two years and has been very reliable and consistent on the back line. I'm proud to have had the opportunity to coach her and know she will do a great job for coach Elliot."

The Germantown High School product played and started in all 36 games for Northwest over the last two seasons, helping the Lady Rangers to 12 shutouts and adding six assists from her back line position.

While at Germantown, Boutwell helped the Mavericks to the Class 5A District 3 title and the second round of the MHSAA State Playoffs her senior year. She also earned the Mavericks Booster Club Scholarship and drew college interest from Mississippi College and several MACJC schools before deciding on Northwest.

Freed-Hardeman, located in Henderson, Tenn., competes in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA. The Lions finished 8-7-2 last season and reached the semifinals of the AMC Tournament.

c spire Softball News

ICC Athletics Summer Camps
JCJC's Hayes Named MACJC Pitcher Of The Week For Third Time This Season
East Central Falls To Jones County In MACJC State Softball Tourney
Johnson/Jackson Softball Camp Set
ICC Softball To Resume Playoff Game Tuesday
MACJC Softball Tourney Postponed Until Tuesday By Rain
MACJC Tournament Postponed Until Tuesday
Schedule Changes For MACJC Softball Tournament At JCJC
Threat Of Rain Forces Softball Schedule Change
Hayes, Baty Lead No. 5 Lady Bobcats Past No. 10 East Central
Werdann's Clutch HR Lifts No. 3 Lady Bulldogs MGCCC Qualifies For Region 23 Tourney
No. 7 Indians Drop Heartbreaker To No. 3 Gulf Coast, 3-2
No. 3 Gulf Coast Faces Tough Task To Repeat
ICC Takes No. 7 Ranking Into Tough MACJC Tournament
Northeast Softball Looks Ahead To Promising New Season With Annual Tryout
Melendrez, Lee Sweep MACJC Weekly Awards
East Central Softball Sweeps Co-Lin To Advance To MACJC State Tournament
PRCC Softball Season Ends After Jones Sweeps MACJC First-round Series
No. 7 ICC Softball To Open MACJC Tournament With No. 3 MS Gulf Coast
No. 3 MGCCC Opens MACJC Tourney At 4 Friday
ICC Athletics Summer Camps
Release Date: 5/3/2016
Itawamba Community College

May 30 – June 2 ICC Women’s Soccer Camp (Contact: 662-862-8125)

June 1-3 ICC Men’s Basketball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8049)

June 3-6 ICC Men’s Soccer Camp (Contact: 662-862-8124)

June 5-7 ICC Women’s Basketball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8420)

June 7-9 ICC Softball Camp (Contact: 662-862-8159)

June 7-10 ICC Baseball Day Camp (Contact: 662-862-8118)

June 10 ICC Football Camp (Contact: 662-862-8117)

June 12-15 ICC Baseball Overnight Camp (Contact: 662-862-8118)

June 13-15 ICC Football Youth Camp (Contact: 662-862-8117)

For more information on ICC Athletic Camps and the ten intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter(@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com


c spire Tennis News

Nelson And Hinton Cap Off Undefeated Season With MACJC State Tennis Title
East Central Netters Compete In MACJC State Tournament
Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Claims Two MACJC State Championships
ICC Women's Tennis Finishes Fourth, Scott Earns Singles Titles
Both Bobcat Tennis Teams Qualify For Nationals
No. 16 MGCCC Qualifies For National Tournament
Bobcat Tennis Teams Vying For National Tourney Berths
MGCCC Women Finish Fifth At State Tourney
Bulldogs Maintain Hold On Second Place
JCJC Opens Play In MACJC/Region 23 Tennis Tournament
Lady Bulldogs Alive In Five Brackets At State Tourney
No. 18 MGCCC Challenging For State Title
MGCCC Drops Two Matches At MACJC/Region 23 Tourney
East Central’s Tennis Teams Sweep Northwest On The Road
Bobcat Netters Fall To Meridian
Gulf Coast Will Host MACJC/Region 23 Tennis Tournament
Lady Wolf Tennis Team Drops Match Against Northwest
Lady Wolf Tennis Team Drops Match Against Northwest
Wolfpack Netters Dispose Of Northwest
JCJC Tennis Teams Sweep Itawamba
Nelson And Hinton Cap Off Undefeated Season With MACJC State Tennis Title
Release Date: 5/2/2016
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

PERKINSTON – The sophomore doubles team of Braxton Hinton of Brookhaven and Drake Nelson of Monticello capped off their undefeated season by capturing the state title at No. 3 doubles at the MACJC State Tennis Tournament held on the campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston. As a team, the finished in a fourth place with a 10-2 record and ranked No. 20 by the ITA. "We had such a good regular season to fall short of the National Tournament by 2 points,” said Co-Lin Men’s Tennis Coach Brenda Smith. “That should prove to be strong incentive for improvement for next season. I'm so proud of Drake and Braxton for their State Championship and how well Mateusz played." The pair worked their way through Hinds Community College in the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-0 win. In the semis, they defeated Meridian 6-3, 7-5. The due defeated Brett Bowen and Chris Diep of MGCCC 6-1, 6-1 for the state title. The final point of the championship match epitomized this doubles team, a scrambling save by Nelson, followed by a volley winner from Hinton.

Though Nelson and Hinton were the only state champions, many other Wolves had success on the court throughout the multi-day event. Mateusz Kimelski, No. 28 ITA player and No. 1 Co-Lin singles player, showed tremendous skill, fitness, tactic, and class throughout the tournament before he dropped the championship match to Meridian’s Jason Pimenta 6-1, 6-4. Kimelski battled through Mark Robbins of ICC in the quarterfinals, and defeated Daniel Yepez in a three set marathon match in the semis that lasted over three and a half hours. Matt won those matches, 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-7, 7-6 respectively.

Nelson also competed in the state finals in the No. 5 singles position. He dominated his competition on the way to the finals, defeating Zaen Harbin of Northwest 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, and defeating Chris Diep of Gulf Coast 6-2, 6-2 in the semis. Nelson lost in the championship match to Will Irvin of Meridian 6-1, 7-5.

Hinton competed in the No. 3 singles draw. Hinton defeated Jacob Bozeman of ICC in the quarterfinals 6-3, 1-6, 10-8. Hinton battled back in the third set tiebreaker when he was down 4-8, but he found a way to win with hustle and determination. Hinton had to retire from the semifinals match against Noah James of Meridian late in the third set tiebreaker. Hinton experienced full body cramps that forced the Wolf off the court. The final score was 7-5, 5-7, 6-6.

Hayes Thompson also competed in the semifinals match in the No. 4 singles position. Thompson defeated Payton Pearce of Northeast 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and lost to Samuel Butler of Meridian 6-0, 6-3 in the semis.

Cory Alderman played No. 6 singles for the Wolves. Alderman walked through the quarterfinal round against Nathan Cleveland of Northeast 6-1, 6-0. Alderman dropped his match versus Walt Harrington of Meridian in a close battle, 6-7, 6-7.

Smith looks toward another good team next year with experience gained from this season combined with a strong group of incoming freshmen.

c spire Track News

Hinds CC Track And Field Has Stellar Outing At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains Solid In Weekly Rankings
Keitavious Walter Of Hinds CC Men’s Track Named USTFCCCA National Athlete Of The Week
Hinds CC Track And Field Competes In LSU Alumni Gold
The Fortius Project Coming To ICC On April 30
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains In Weekly Rankings
High Marks Abound For Hinds CC Track And Field At USM Invitational
Craig Rock Of Hinds CC Track And Field Signs With UL-Lafayette
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains In Weekly Rankings
Jerin Allen Of Hinds CC Track And Field Inks With University Of Louisville
Track Competes In MCC Relay Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Wins 10 Events At MCC Relay Invitational
Addison Stars For CCC Track At Twilight Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Competes In MC Twilight Invitational
CCC Track Opens Season With Rain-Shortened Day In Mobile
Hinds CC Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season In Tuscaloosa
Hinds CC Track And Field Has Strong Showing In Final Prep For Nationals
Hinds CC Track And Field Stays Steady In Rankings
Hinds CC Track And Field Has Solid Showing In Baton Rouge
Hinds CC Track & Field Continues Trend Of High Rankings
Hinds CC Track And Field Has Stellar Outing At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Release Date: 5/2/2016
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The annual Jace LaCoste Invitational was held in Starkville on the campus of Mississippi State University on Saturday, and the Hinds Community College men’s and women’s track and field programs had high finishes in a large number of events.

The Eagles claimed a first place finish in two events (200-meter dash and 4x100 meter relay) and in the top-10 in six others, while the Lady Eagles had top-10 finishes in four different events.

Keitavious Walter (Ruston, La.) was the winner in the 200-meter dash, as his time of 20.57 seconds was good enough for first place overall.

Matthew Gibson (Clinton) was a ninth place finisher in the same event (21.59 seconds), while teammate Ja’Darrius Perryman (Fayette) came in 10thplace with a time of 21.65 seconds.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Doug Ball (Flora), John Jones (McComb), Correion Mosby (Natchitoches, La.) and Walter won first place with a stellar time of 39.53 seconds.

The Eagles also came in fifth place in the same event, as the team of Gibson, Shandon Lang (Flowood), Perryman and Qawtavis Johnson (Holly Springs) ran the course in 41.07 seconds.

Mosby scored a second place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.43 seconds, while Ball ran the event in 10.58 seconds to score a seventh place finish.

Christian Boyd (Shreveport, La.) had a second place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a finish of 14.10 seconds, while Kaderius Rogers (Canton) notched a third place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.33 seconds.

The Hinds men’s team had three top-10 finishes in the 400-meter hurdles, led by John Hightower (Landover, Md.), who came in third place with a time of 52.20 seconds.

Craig Rock (Hammond, La.) came in fourth place with a time of 52.53 seconds, while teammate Christian Boyd (Shreveport, La.) scored a ninth place finish with a mark of 53.58 seconds.

In the 4x400 meter relay, the Eagles had two separate teams finish in the top-six of the event, including a second place finish from the quartet of Perryman, Rogers, Gibson and Breshawrd Cooper (Athens, Ga.) with a time of 3:10.25.

The foursome of Rock, Alfred Thomas (Florence), Mosby and Boyd came in sixth place in the 4x400 meter relay with a finish of 3:17.74.

Jerin Allen (Gulfport) came in third place in the high jump event with a leap of 6’8” to give the men’s team yet another impressive showing.

On the women’s side, the Lady Eagles came in third place in both the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x400 meter relay events, along with picking up a separate seventh place finish in the 4x400 meter relay.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Jade Hayes (Baton Rouge, La.), Alexis Luckett (Pisgah), Gatashyka Lyons (Southaven) and A’Dreama Johnson (Clinton) finished the event in 45.55 seconds to notch a third place mark.

The team of Lyons, Hayes, E’Kesiha Hollins (Mendenhall) and Luckett came in third place in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:47.77, while the four-woman crew of Amarah Nicholson (Independence, Ky.), Johnson, Brandy Smith (Ocho Rios, Jamaica) and Kiana Davis (Gainesville, Fla.) ran the event in 4:06.05 to finish in seventh place overall.

Luckett finished in second place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.33 seconds, while Lyons came in 10th place with a finish of 56.78 seconds.

Desiree McHenry (Bastrop, La) finished in 10th place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.13 seconds.

Both teams will now compete in the annual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Outdoor Nationals in Levelland, Texas on May 17-19.