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c spire Baseball News

Casey, Dulin Named Top 200 JUCO Prospects By Perfect Game
Hinds CC Baseball Ranked No. 2 In NJCAA Poll
River Splits With Meridian; Women Fall 63-62 In OT, Men 73-62 Winners
Holmes' Feazell, Griffith Receive Preseason NJCAA Honors
MDCC Baseball Grand Slam Dinner Set For February 7
Four ICC Baseball Players Named NJCAA Top Returning Players
Limited Spots Remain For ICC Leadoff Banquet
Young, But Talented 2015 Softball Squad To Take The Field For EC
Bobcat Baseball Team Eager For Season To Start
NEMCC READY FOR NEW CONFERENCE FORMAT IN 2015 SCHEDULE
Sullivan To Deliver Keynote At ECCC First Pitch Dinner
ECCC Announces Pitching/Hitting Clinics For Young Athletes
ICC Leadoff Banquet Set For January 29
Bobcats Thrilled With 2015 Baseball Signees
ICC To Host Leadoff Banquet On January 29
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Tiger Alumnus, MSU President Keenum To Return Home For First Pitch Banquet
ICC Pitcher Inks With Delta State
Hinds CC Baseball Ranked No. 2 In Collegiate Baseball Poll
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
Casey, Dulin Named Top 200 JUCO Prospects By Perfect Game
Release Date: 1/29/2015
Northwest Mississippi Community College

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Freshman outfielder Clay Casey and sophomore infielder Dalton Dulin of Northwest Community College are ranked the 41st and 97th best prospects on Perfect Game's Top 200 JUCO prospects list released Wednesday afternoon.

A 6-foot-3, 215-pound product of DeSoto Central, Casey helped lead the Jaguars to the Class 6A state championship series for the first time in school history and the Region 1-6A title last season. He hit .464 with eight doubles, three triples, a state-best 14 home runs, 47 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

Casey was a 2014 Perfect Game Second Team All-American and named a Louisville Slugger preseason All-American. He also earned Perfect Game All-Southeast Region First Team and All-USA team honors in addition to being named a Gatorade Player of the Year finalist.

Casey originally signed with Ole Miss, but decided to come to Northwest and play for one season to improve his draft stock after being selected in the 33rd round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.

Dulin (5-10/175) saw action in 38 games at second base last season at Ole Miss, helping the Rebels claim the SEC West championship, Oxford Regional championship and advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1972. He hit .264 with seven RBIs, six runs scored, six stolen bases and fielded .978 in 45 chances.

Dulin lettered five years at Memphis University School under head coach Johnny Beard and was named an UnderArmour and Louisville Slugger All-American. He hit .370 with 12 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 26 RBIs and 38 runs scored as a senior and was named a 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year finalist for Tennessee.

Like Casey, Dulin has also been drafted previously, selected in the 36th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

Northwest has had 16 players drafted in its history, including 10 since 2006. The Rangers had a school-record four players drafted in 2013, including the 46th overall pick in All-American Cody Reed (Horn Lake HS).

Northwest will throw out the first pitch of the 2015 season on Monday, Feb. 9 at Southwest Tennessee.

c spire Men's Basketball News

Tigers Rally, Can’t Hold On Against ICC
EMCC Sweeps Northeast, 70-61 And 89-85, In Scooba To Successfully Tip Off Second Half Of Division Hoops Slate
ECCC Squads Post Wins Over MCC In Division Rivalry
River Splits At Southwest
Miss. Gulf Coast Downs No. 8 Bobcats; JCJC Women Crush MGCCC
Holmes CC Takes Two At Northwest MS CC
Northeast Legend Arnold To Be Inducted Into NJCAA Hall Of Fame
Northeast At East Mississippi Quick Recap
Rangers Fall Short At East Mississippi 77-70
EMCC Lions Finish First Portion Of Division Hoops Slate With 77-70 Home Win Over Northwest; Lady Lions Fall 69-60
JCJC Moves Up To No. 8 In Latest NJCAA Basketball Poll
EC Squads Defeat Southwest
MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
Holmes Drops Two At Northeast
No. 10 JCJC Rallies Past Hinds; Lady Bobcats Cruise
Holmes At Northeast Quick Cap Gamer
NORTHEAST REACHES MIDWAY POINT OF DIVISION HOOPS SLATE
Spring Enrollment At PRCC Up 1% Over Last Year
Northeast Rallies, Squeezes Past CCC Men
East Mississippi Basketball Teams Swept Thursday At Holmes In MACJC North Division Road Action
Tigers Rally, Can’t Hold On Against ICC
Release Date: 1/30/2015
Coahoma Community College

CLARKSDALE— The Tigers took an early 2nd half lead Thursday vs. Itawamba, but were ultimately unable to hold on to the edge, falling to Itawamba by a final of 82-70.

Cameron Monix led the way for the Tigers, going 5-8 from the field and 6-9 from the line on his way to a team-high 16 points. Monix, a sophomore graduate of Lee Academy, added 7 assists. It was the 9th time that the Tiger point guard has had 7 or more dimes in a game this season.

CCC shot just 36% from the field in the first half, but hung tough and trailed by just 3 heading into the break. A field goal in the paint by LaTerrence Henderson 1:17 into the 2nd period gave the home squad their first lead of the contest.

The teams exchanged salvos in the ensuing minutes, trading the lead until the 13:10 mark, when Tyrone Wooten, an ICC guard who did not play in the first half, took over the contest. Wooten scored 8 consecutive points to give ICC an advantage they would not relinquish. Wooten finished with 17 points in just 12 minutes of action.

Michael West III and Tevin Jones each finished with 12 points for the Tigers, and Wille Bronson added 10 of his own, but the Tigers could not avoid their 16th loss of the year. The loss was their 11th in MACJC play.

CCC travels to Goodman Monday, February 2nd to take on Holmes CC, whom they fell to 84-68 in early December. Tipoff in the contest is slated for 8 pm.

A live stream will be available on coahomasports.com.

For photos from the game vs. Itawamba CC, please click HERE.


c spire Women's Basketball News

Lady Indians Best Lady Tigers
EMCC Sweeps Northeast, 70-61 And 89-85, In Scooba To Successfully Tip Off Second Half Of Division Hoops Slate
ECCC Squads Post Wins Over MCC In Division Rivalry
River Splits At Southwest
Miss. Gulf Coast Downs No. 8 Bobcats; JCJC Women Crush MGCCC
Northeast Legend Arnold To Be Inducted Into NJCAA Hall Of Fame
Holmes CC Takes Two At Northwest MS CC
Northeast At East Mississippi Quick Recap
ICC’s Chills Earns Second-straight Player Of The Week Honors
Lady Rangers Run Win Streak To Seven At EMCC
EMCC Lions Finish First Portion Of Division Hoops Slate With 77-70 Home Win Over Northwest; Lady Lions Fall 69-60
EC Squads Defeat Southwest
MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
Holmes Drops Two At Northeast
No. 10 JCJC Rallies Past Hinds; Lady Bobcats Cruise
Holmes At Northeast Quick Cap Gamer
ICC's Chills Earns MACJC Women's Player Of The Week Honors
NORTHEAST REACHES MIDWAY POINT OF DIVISION HOOPS SLATE
Spring Enrollment At PRCC Up 1% Over Last Year
ICC’s Chills Earns MACJC Women’s Player Of The Week Honors
Lady Indians Best Lady Tigers
Release Date: 1/30/2015
Coahoma Community College

CLARKSDALE—The Lady Tigers fell to the Itawamba Lady Indians Thursday evening by a final of 82-57. Amber Sisk played all 40 minutes for CCC and poured in 15 points, but ICC forced 28 Lady Tiger turnovers to earn their 16th win of the year and stay undefeated in MACJC North play.

The Lady Tigers hung tough with the Lady Indians for most of the first half. Sisk's 3-pointer with 3:27 to go cut the Lady Indian lead to just 29-23. However, ICC reel off a 16-2 run to end the period and head to the locker rooms up a more comfortable 40-25.

ICC used a balanced attack and more pesky defense in the 2nd half to open up an even more sizeable advantage. The Lady Indians featured 6 players who scored at least 8 points. They were led by Kaelin Kneeland, who finished with 14. ICC racked up 33 points off Lady Tiger turnovers. It was the 5th time this year that CCC has turned the ball over at least 28 times in a contest.

Sisk, Erica Collins, and Josta Totten all finished in double digits for CCC. For Sisk, it was the 3rd time this year that she has scored 15 or more and the 12th time this year that she has played all 40 minutes in a game. Collins went 6 of 13 from the field and added 7 rebounds to go along with her 12 points. Totten followed up her 18-point, 10-assist explosion vs. MS Delta CC by pouring in 11 and dishing 9 dimes vs. the Lady Indians.

With the loss, the Lady Tigers now stand at 2-15. They return to action Monday, February 2nd at Holmes. Tipoff in Goodman is scheduled for 6 pm.

A live stream will be available on coahomasports.com.


c spire Football News

AD Freeman Horton To Be Inducted Into Scott County Sports Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC Football To Host Mid-South QB & WR Academy
ICC Announces Dates For Football Tryouts
All-American Treston DeCoud Nearing Decision
Eight Pearl River Wildcats Nab MACJC Football Honors
CCC Football Will Be Holding Two Open Tryouts In The Coming Weeks!
Malcolm Butler, Former Hinds CC Football Star, To Play In Super Bowl XLIX
Hinds CC Football To Hold Tryout On February 11
2015 Northwest Football Tryouts Set For Feb. 11
Former ICC Indian Makes History With USA Football Program
McClain To Play In College Gridiron Showcase
Hinds CC Football Well Represented In Postseason Play
EMCC’s Buddy Stephens Presented ACCFCA National Coach Of The Year Award At AFCA Convention In Louisville, Ky.
Hinds CC Football Well Represented In Postseason Play
Northwest Has 64 Athletes Named To President's, Dean's List For Fall 2014 Term
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Tino Thomas Signs With Texas Southern University
JCJC To Hold Football Tryouts On Feb. 13
SEVEN FORMER STANDOUTS REPRESENT NORTHEAST IN BOWL MANIA
Davis Named MACJC Coach Of The Year
AD Freeman Horton To Be Inducted Into Scott County Sports Hall Of Fame
Release Date: 1/30/2015
Coahoma Community College

CLARKSDALE—CCC Athletic Director Freeman Horton will be inducted into the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame on April 25th. Horton, who coached football at CCC from 2001 to 2013 and starred as a player at Lake High School and Southern Miss, will be one of twenty-five inductees in the inaugural Hall of Fame class.

"It's one of the most— if not the most— exciting things that have probably happened to me," Horton said. "It came out of nowhere. I wasn't expecting it."

While it may have come as a surprise to the man himself, the induction probably does not come as a surprise to those who have tracked his impressive career. Horton first gained notoriety as a linebacker at Lake High School, where he was part of the undefeated 1974 state championship team that outscored opponents 321-0 for the entire season. He then enjoyed a standout 4-year career as a linebacker at Southern Miss.

As a coach, Horton spent time at East Central CC before returning to USM as a scout team coach, a tight ends coach, and ultimately the linebackers coach. From there, he joined the staff at Ole Miss, where he coached his fellow Scott County Hall of Fame inductee Andre Hollis, a star wide receiver for the Rebels from 1992 to 1996.

Horton took over as CCC football coach in 2001 and led the Tigers to 6-3 season and a MACJC playoff berth in 2009. As a coach and now as the AD, he has overseen the expansion of the school's athletic programs and facilities.

"I have been very fortunate, I must say, to work here at Coahoma Community College," Horton said. "It's tremendous. Couldn't ask for anything better."

And for the longtime Tiger, the best may be yet to come. Horton is "looking for Coahoma to do great things" in the near future.

"I have seen it come from so far. Where we're headed right now is truly amazing, and I'm just glad I'm still part of it," he explained.

Other inductees in the inaugural Hall of Fame class include former Saints running back Deuce McCallister and former Carolina Panthers cornerback Rashard Anderson. According to Selection Committee president Frank Edmondson, selections were based on "athletic accomplishments and exemplary standing within the sports community."

The induction ceremony will take place at the Livingston Performing Arts Center at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. Event coordinators will be offering tickets to the event— those interested in attending should look for them to go on sale within the next month.


c spire Golf News

JCJC To Hold 16th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Three Outstanding Golfers Sign With MGCCC
NORTHEAST TO PLAY ELITE COURSES DURING CHALLENGING 2015 SCHEDULE
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Announces 2015 Golf Schedule
Hinds CC Golf Releases 2015 Schedule
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
MGCCC Golf Team, Player Both Ranked 3rd In Nation
JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Northeast Tabs Hatfield As Seventh Head Golf Coach
Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Scheduled For Oct. 4
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Winners
Win ECCC Golf Classic Course Prizes
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Nets $10,000 In Student
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
JCJC To Hold 16th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The 16th annual Jones County Junior College Alumni Association Golf Tournament will be held March 27 at Laurel Country Club.

The tournament is a 3-person scramble and entry fee is $100 per player. Deadline for entry is March 20. Tournament sponsorships are available for $250 (social sponsor) and $500 (corporate sponsor).

The proceeds from the tournament are used to sponsor scholarships at JCJC. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on the day of the tournament. A pancake breakfast will be served for participants. Ribeye sandwiches, shrimp on a stick, sausage dogs, along with other food and beverages will be available on the course. On-course, flight prizes and door prizes will be awarded.

Cart assignment and instructions from the club pro will be at 8:15 a.m. and a shotgun start will be at 8:45 a.m.

For more information, contact JCJC Alumni Coordinator JoAnna Newcomb at 601-477-4049 or by email at Joanna.newcomb@jcjc.edu. Golfers can also go to the JCJC Foundation website at www.jcjc.edu/foundation click on “Support Jones” and click on “2015 Alumni Golf Tournament” and sign up for the event.


c spire Rodeo News

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
East Mississippi Opens Spring Rodeo Campaign With Second-place Men’s Team Finish In Arkansas
Holmes Community College NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, MACJC Fishing Rodeo On Grenada Lake
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Release Date: 1/8/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College athletics department recently received a major facility upgrade with the addition of a new weight room that is usable for all sports teams on the Raymond Campus.

The new 90x50 weight room, located in the Mayo Field House gymnasium, is highlighted by 18 combination racks that can be the base for a number of different types of Olympic lifts, as well as bench press.

The workout facility also features the following items:

• Six sets of dumbbells ranging from 5-100 lbs.

• Four sets of kettle bells

• Four sets of medicine balls

• Two independent leg press machines

• Two row machines

• Two lat pulldown machines

• Two adjustable columns

• Two leg curl/extension machines

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


c spire Men's Soccer News

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
ICC’s Fernandez Named NJCAA All-American
Itawamba CC Soccer Signings For This Week
Armando Barron Named To MACJC All-State Soccer Team
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
REVISED: ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
2014 Soccer All Star Games
MACJC Soccer Allstar Game Recap
MGCCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
Release Date: 1/28/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Tryouts for both men’s and women’s Bulldog soccer will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the soccer field on Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus. All high school seniors, current MGCCC students and Mississippi community college soccer players interested in becoming a member of the Gulf Coast Bulldog soccer team are invited to attend.

WHAT: MGCCC Soccer Tryouts

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015, Women's @ 1:00 and Men's @ 3:00

WHERE: Soccer Field, Perkinston Campus

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING: Cleats, shorts, sweats (dependent on the weather)


c spire Women's Soccer News

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
Reigning MACJC-Region 23 Soccer Champ Lady Wildcats Sign Southern Miss Transfer
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
ECCC Women’s Soccer Players Named MACJC All-State
REVISED: ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
2014 Soccer All Star Games
MACJC Soccer Allstar Game Recap
MGCCC To Hold Soccer Tryouts
Release Date: 1/28/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Tryouts for both men’s and women’s Bulldog soccer will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the soccer field on Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus. All high school seniors, current MGCCC students and Mississippi community college soccer players interested in becoming a member of the Gulf Coast Bulldog soccer team are invited to attend.

WHAT: MGCCC Soccer Tryouts

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015, Women's @ 1:00 and Men's @ 3:00

WHERE: Soccer Field, Perkinston Campus

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING: Cleats, shorts, sweats (dependent on the weather)


c spire Softball News

Lady Bobcats Excited About Preseason No. 1 Ranking
NORTHEAST SOFTBALL BOASTS ANOTHER TOUGH SCHEDULE IN 2015
6 ICC Softball Players Named NJCAA Top Returning Players
MGCCC Softball Signs Seven To Freshman Class
Holmes' Blair Little Receives NJCAA Preseason Honor
ICC's Roberts Named Top Incoming Freshman By NJCAA
NORTHEAST SOFTBALL WINTER CLINICS BACK FOR THIRTEENTH EDITION
ECCC Lady Warrior Softball Team
JCJC’s Monceaux Inks Softball Scholarship With William Carey
Lady Bobcats Seek To Take Next Step To National Title
Lady Bobcats Add Stellar Recruiting Class To Softball Program
Select Spots Remain For The 2015 ICC Softball Winter Clinics
Lady Bobcats Hold Softball Hitting Camp
2015 ICC Softball Winter Clinics
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Softball To Host Winter Clinics In January
2015 ICC Softball Winter Clinics
ICC Announces 2015 Softball Schedule
ICC Pitcher Signs With Harding University
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
Lady Bobcats Excited About Preseason No. 1 Ranking
Release Date: 1/30/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College softball team made history on Thursday.

The NJCAA released its Division II preseason poll and for the first time in school history, the Lady Bobcats are ranked No. 1 in the nation.

“It’s the result of a lot of hard work on and off the field by the players and the coaches,” said JCJC head coach Chris Robinson. “We are awfully proud of this recognition to be bestowed upon us.

“Just six short years ago, this program won 10 games. We are so excited for our current players and our former players who laid the foundation for us to be where we are today.”

The rise to the top has been exceptional for the JCJC women’s softball program.

In 2009, the Lady Bobcats were 10-26. Robinson, who was an assistant coach on that team, became head coach the following year. The Lady Bobcats were 16-33 in his first year, but he said that group set the foundation for the program.

“Last night after everybody had left after practice, (associate head) Coach (Bob) Herrington and I were sitting around and reminiscing about how far the program had come,” he said. “We had four girls – Kayla McDaniel, Shannon Mosley, Heidi Garcich and Mallory Cowart – who hung around after that first year. They could have bolted, like some of them did, but they stayed and the next year, we went 35-15 and made postseason play for the first time ever.”

The record of success under Robinson’s leadership has been remarkable.

They were 44-11 in 2012, 44-10 in 2013 and went 52-6 and finished second in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. They have won three consecutive MACJC championships and made three straight appearances in the national tournament.

Robinson has compiled a 191-73 record as head coach.

“It’s basically become a year-round sport where you have to work the spring, summer and fall trying to sell 17 and 18-year-old kids on the belief that they will have success here,” Robinson said. “It’s a credit to our players and coaches for us to be where we are today.”

Robinson added that the Lady Bobcats took the news in stride on Thursday.

“They had just finished running after lifting weights when they heard about it,” he said. “They were excited about it, but they were humbled, too. We all appreciate the recognition, but we are ready to go back to work and see if we can live up to these expectations.”

The Lady Bobcats are followed in the poll by defending national champion LSU-Eunice, Illinois Central, Phoenix College (Arizona) and Lincoln Land College (Illinois). Mississippi Gulf Coast is rated No. 19 and Itawamba is listed in the “Other Schools Receiving Votes” category. To view the complete poll, go to www.njcaa.org.

The Lady Bobcats open the season with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday at NCAA Division I member Southern University in Baton Rouge.

Their home opener at Community Bank Park will be a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Feb. 9 against Marion Military Institute (Alabama).

c spire Tennis News

Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 18 In Preseason Poll
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Announces 2015 Tennis Schedules
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Hinds CC Releases 2015 Tennis Schedule
MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
NORTHEAST TENNIS PROGRAMS ARRANGE OPEN TRYOUT
Hard Work Helps Frazier Earn Spot On NEMCC Tennis Team
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Inconceivable Dream For Tennis Star Pearce Comes To Fruition At NEMCC
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Doubles Standout Rencher Inks With Lady Tigers
NORTHEAST TENNIS ATHLETES, TEAMS RECEIVE ITA ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
10 ICC Student-athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 18 In Preseason Poll
Release Date: 1/20/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College women’s tennis program recently received a slew of preseason accolades, both team and individually, before the 2015 season gets underway on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The Lady Eagles are ranked No. 18 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) preseason poll.

Hinds is also ranked fourth in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) preseason rankings.

The early rankings also feature three individual players, who earned high marks in both singles and doubles play.

Rachel Rhett (Vicksburg) is ranked No. 10 in the Region XXIII singles ranking and is followed in the No. 11 slot by teammate Brittany DeCamp (Flowood).

Kelly Carlson (Destrehan, La.) earned a No. 24 ranking in the Region XXIII singles list as well.

DeCamp and Rhett also earned a No. 7 mark in the Region XXIII doubles ranking.

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


c spire Track News

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
Jerel Hill, Former Hinds CC Athlete, Pens E-book, Preps For 2016 Olympics
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Track Champion Newell Eager For "New Chapter" At NEMCC
Hinds CC Hires Willie Calvin As Assistant Men’s T&F Coach
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Program Announces Signing Class
Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In UAB Blazer Invitational
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College women's track and field program opened the 2015 season on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala., at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Blazer Invitational and had two student-athletes qualify for the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Indoor Nationals in Albuquerque, N.M.

Desire McHenry (Bastrop, La.) and Pamala Byrd (Jackson) each qualified for nationals after finishing in the top five in their respective events.

McHenry notched a third place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.47 seconds, while Byrd came in fourth place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.78 seconds.

Byrd also came in seventh place in the 200-meter dash with a finish of 25.97 seconds.

Elizabeth Lee (Utica) was a second place finisher in the triple jump event with a leap of 32’ 10 1/2.”

The 4x400 meter relay quartet of McHenry, Byrd, E’Keisha Hollins (Mendenhall) and Jamira Boykins (Mobile, Ala.) finished in sixth place overall with a time of 4:15.37.

The Lady Eagles will return to the indoor track on Valentine’s Day, heading to the Louisiana State University (LSU) High Performance Indoor meet in Baton Rouge, La.

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