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Wolves Drop Two On The Road To East Miss
Release Date:3/27/2017
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

SCOOBA – The Wolves moved to 8-13 on the season and 3-3 in MACJC play this weekend has the Lions of East Miss defeated the Wolves 9-7 and 10-2. The wins give the Lions an 11-7 overall record and 2-4 in MACJC action. Co-Lin is back on the field Tuesday, March 28 as the Southwest travels to Wesson for the remainder of the Coca-Cola Challenge. First pitch of the double header is set for 3 p.m. Watch the action live at or listen live at WMJU 104.3 FM.

East Miss 9, Co-Lin 7

The Wolves made a valiant effort to come back from an early deficit, but fell short as the Lions escaped game one with a 9-7 win.

The Lions struck first as EMCC plated three runs in the bottom of the second after Marcus Ragan belted a triple and scored two runs and was brought home by a double.

Co-Lin cut into that lead in the third after Hayden White grounded out and scored Conner Wilkinson who reached base on double.

In the fourth the Wolves pulled the game within one as Jaylyn Williams crushed a solo homer over the centerfield wall to lead off the inning. The moonshot cut the Lions lead to 3-2.

East Miss had a productive bottom half of the fourth as a double added one run and Anthony Hickman hit a three-run shot to give the Lions a 7-2 lead.

The Wolves tied the game at seven apiece in the top of the fifth after four runs were walked in, Matthew Mordecai scored on wild pitch, and Williams drove in Wilkinson.

Ragan barreled another pitch for the Lions in the bottom of the fifth and plated two runs with the single to give EMCC the lead for the last time, 9-7.

Williams led the Wolves in the box with two hits and two RBIs. Austin O’Flynn, Wilkinson, Mordecai, and Kody Smith all added a hit, while White finished with two RBIs.

Hickman led the Lions with four hits, while Mike Farnell added three. Ragan led EMCC with four RBIs.

Cole Gullette earned the win for the Lions. He went two innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, and striking out two. Garrett Ainsworth recorded the last eight outs to earn the save for EMCC.

Blake Sigrest took the loss for Co-Lin. He pitched one and one-third innings, allowing two runs, two hits, striking out one, and walking zero. Steven Ginn and Christian Day both made appearances for the Wolves on the mound.

East Miss 10, Co-Lin 2

Co-Lin fell behind early in game two and was unable to come back as the Lions completed the sweep with a 10-2 win.

The Lions leapt to a 6-0 lead in the first inning after Whitt Davis hit a three-run homer and another three-run shot off the bat of De’Andre Pitts.

EMCC pushed across another two in the bottom of the second with a single from Farnell to stretch the Lions lead to 8-0.

The Wolves plated one in the third after Wilkinson grounded out, but scored Chandler Dillard.

In the fourth, Tyler McLeod laid down a great bunt that scored Blake Estabrook for the Wolves and cut the lead to 8-2.

The Lions plated their final two runs in the sixth on a walk and a sacrifice fly to pull the game out of reach, 10-2.

Dillard, O’Flynn, Williams, and McLeod each recorded one hit for the Wolves, while O’Flynn and McLeod posted one RBI.

Davis led the Lions with three hits, while Pitts and Hickman added two each. Pitts and Davis both finished with a team high three RBIs.

Vijay Miller earned the win for East Mississippi Community College. He went four innings, giving up two runs, four hits, striking out three, and walking one. Austin Howland threw two innings, as two relievers helped EMCC finish off the victory. Trammell Martin took the loss for Co-Lin. He tossed one inning, surrendering seven runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking zero.

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ICC Men’s Basketball Announces Tryout Date
Release Date: 3/26/2017
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College head men’s basketball coach, Grant Pate, has announced tryouts for the 2017-18 season will be held on Monday, March 27 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Davis Event Center on the Fulton campus.

Participants are responsible for bringing proper practice gear and an up-to-date physical.

Tryouts are open to all unsigned athletes that meet National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) eligibility standards.

For more information on ICC basketball, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC).

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Lady Bobcats Receive Sportsmanship Award; Tolefree Named All-Tournament
Release Date: 3/26/2017
Jones County Junior College

The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats were recognized at the conclusion of the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.

Head coach Missy Bilderback’s team received the Alberta Lee Cox Sportsmanship Award. JCJC went 2-1 in the tournament and advanced to the round of eight in its first appearance in the event.

JCJC guard Alexis Tolefree (Conway, Arkansas) was named to the All-Tournament Team. Tolefree scored 16 points in a 64-42 win over Western Nebraska and 35 points in a 91-82 victory over Hutchinson (Kansas). She had 27 points in JCJC’s 81-75 loss to Salt Lake City (Utah).

The Lady Bobcats ended the year with a 30-2 record, a school-record for victories.

Gulf Coast State College (Florida) won its second straight women’s championship with an 87-63 victory over Trinity Valley (Texas). Shelton State (Alabama) beat Salt Lake in the consolation game, 67-62.

In the men’s NJCAA Division I Tournament host Hutchinson (Kansas) whipped Eastern Florida State College 84-58 in the championship game before a capacity crowd at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. In the consolation game, South Plains (Texas) downed Northwest Florida, 103-73.

The JCJC men’s team ended the season with a 29-2 record, also a school-record for wins.

To view the complete All-Tournament teams for both tournaments, go to

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Boswell Media Brings Home Awards From AP Contest
Release Date: 3/27/2017
Holmes Community College

JACKSON --- The Graphic Edge Bowl broadcast produced by Boswell Media Sports in Kosciusko has yielded two third place finishes in the LA-MS Associated Press Awards for 2017. The game itself received an award while the game recap also received an award.

Josh West, who serves as the play-by-play broadcast, Chris Ebelhar, who provides color, and Breck Riley, who produced the show and gave in-game scores, etc., received a third place award in the Best Sports Story category while Riley received a third place award for his bowl game recap with included in-game audio and post-game interviews.

“Holmes Community College was very pleased with the product that Josh, Chris and Breck put out on the day of the game,” Holmes Community College Associate Athletic Director for External Relations Steve Diffey said. “For them to reap awards months later just shows what kind of product these guys put out during the game and after. We want to congratulate them for these honors and thank them for their support of Holmes Community College athletics.”

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Snell Named Instructor Of The Year
Release Date: 3/22/2017
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College golf coach Tommy Snell has been named one of the school’s Instructors of the Year.

Snell, who won the award for the Perkinston Campus, has taught English and coached the MGCCC golf team since 2000. He had previously taught English and coached golf at St. John High School in Gulfport. During his teaching career, he has been named HEADWAE Instructor of the Year (2007) and Humanities Instructor of the Year (2014).

His golf teams have been NJCAA Region XXIII champions nine straight years, and he has coached 12 individual national qualifiers and three MACJC Hubert Tucker Award winners. He was named MACJC Coach of the Year seven times and NJCAA Region XXIII Coach of the Year nine times.

At St. John, he coached teams to an unprecedented five straight high school state championship and was named Coach of the Year five times by the Mississippi Association of Coaches.

MGCCC will celebrate the 2017 Instructors of the Year at the annual Spring Reception held Thursday at the Hospitality and Resort Management Center in Biloxi.

The other winners are Tommie Broome from the Jackson County Campus and Andrea Clark from the Jefferson Davis Campus. Each of them received a $1,000 stipend from the MGCCC Foundation for use in teaching and classroom expenses.

MGCCC has honored outstanding instructors with the prestigious Instructor of the Year Award since 1971. The winners are selected based on their academic excellence, dedication and professionalism both inside and outside the classroom.

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

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Runner-up Men’s Team Finish Highlights EMCC-hosted Rodeo At Lauderdale County Agri-Center
Release Date: 2/27/2017
East Mississippi Community College

MERIDIAN – The nationally ranked East Mississippi Community College men’s rodeo team collected runner-up honors this past weekend as hosts of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region spring season opener. The three-day college rodeo concluded Saturday night at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.

Coming off consecutive men’s team titles to close out regional competition last fall, the Lions collected 655 team points in their spring opener to finish behind only nationally top-ranked Missouri Valley College (1,105 points). The Southern Arkansas University men placed third with 615 points ahead of fourth-place Pearl River Community College (430).

MVC also claimed the women’s team title with 335 points over Tennessee-Martin (280). The EMCC women finished fifth with 35 points.

Reigning All-around collegiate national champion Marcus Theriot totaled 435 points for EMCC to claim the men’s All-around title in the Ozark Region spring opener.

He won the tie down roping title and finished as runner-up in both the steer wrestling and team roping events. The Poplarville native earned 175 points with winning times of 8.3 and 8.1 seconds in tie down roping along with adding 130 points apiece during his second-place finishes in steer wrestling and team roping with respective scores of 9.6 and 13.4 seconds.

EMCC’s Tristan Martin garnered 80 points for his fourth-place, tie down roping effort and fellow Lion sophomore Cooper Christensen added 30 points in steer wrestling. In team roping, Christensen and teammate Brandon Callen earned 40 points, while EMCC’s Jace Harris partnered with SAU’s Cooper Lee to garner 70 points.

For the EMCC women, Carli Hodges claimed the team’s 35 points in the barrel racing competition.

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo teams will be back in action, March 30-April 1, at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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Leon Powell Chosen To Rekindle East Mississippi Community College’s Women’s Soccer Program
Release Date: 3/10/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Leon Powell has been hired to rekindle the women’s soccer program at East Mississippi Community College. The announcement was made Friday by EMCC Director of Athletics Dr. Randall Bradberry.

Charged with reviving an EMCC soccer program that was suspended following the 2009 season, Powell comes to EMCC on the heels of a successful two-year stint as both the boys and girls head soccer coach at Lamar School in Meridian.

“I have believed a women’s soccer program would be a boost to our Golden Triangle campus,” EMCC President Thomas M. Huebner Jr., said. “A soccer program has the potential for a very positive enrollment yield and I have no doubt it will help contribute to our sense of community.”

Hired at Lamar School prior to the 2015-16 academic year, Powell most recently guided the Lady Raiders to back-to-back Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAAA Division 2 state championships. He also directed the Raiders to consecutive boys state runner-up finishes the past two years. For his teams’ accomplishments, Powell was named the 2016 MAIS Division 2 Girls Soccer Coach of the Year and served as the head coach for the MAIS All-Star Game.

“We are very excited about competing within the MACJC once again in women’s soccer,” Bradberry added. “Soccer on our Golden Triangle campus has been a vision of Dr. Huebner’s since he arrived at EMCC. Now with the hiring of Coach Leon Powell, we believe we have put our best foot forward in laying the groundwork for a successful program.”

A familiar face around the Meridian community, Powell was an NJCAA All-American at Meridian Community College before completing his collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati. Upon his return to the Magnolia State in 2013, Powell helped coach the Meridian-based Alliance Futbol Club within the competitive ranks of the Meridian Youth Soccer Organization.

“I am very happy to be a part of the EMCC family and I look forward to helping rebuild a soccer program that will bring success and pride to the community,” Powell said. “We’re also extremely excited about being able to offer quality collegiate soccer for the fans around the Golden Triangle region.”

Having twice earned All-Region 23 soccer honors while ranking among the NJCAA Division I Top 20 scoring leaders both years at Meridian Community College, Powell netted 39 career goals and assisted on 11 other scores for 89 total points. As a freshman forward in 2009, he ranked 10th nationally with 20 goals to garner Honorable Mention All-America laurels. Powell added 19 goals and eight assists during his sophomore year with the Eagles.

Powell took his soccer talents to Cincinnati in 2011 and earned two letters with the Bearcats. After playing in 17 matches his junior year as a top reserve forward, Powell totaled six points, 33 shots and 14 shots on goal to earn UC’s Offensive MVP postseason award following an injury-shortened senior season. Off the playing field, Powell earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Powell served as team captain for Excelsior High School’s 2008 Walker Cup championship team. He also was a member of Jamaica’s U17-U20 All-Star team that played against the United States. In addition to having competed for the Columbus, Ohio-based Santos Futbol Club, Powell also played semi-pro soccer with the Cincinnati Kings of the USL Premier Development League.

Powell is married to the former LaEbony Sutton, of Tallahassee, Florida, who played volleyball at Alcorn State University and Gulf Coast State College. They welcomed the arrival of their first child - daughter Ava Noel - earlier this week.

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Lasher Announces Commitment To University Of The Ozarks
Release Date: 3/27/2017
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore defender Sierra Lasher has committed to play soccer for Natalie Dreyer and the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark., for the next two seasons.

"I'm very happy for Sierra to continue her soccer career at Ozarks," Northwest head coach Levi Nunnally said. "Sierra has been a good player and a hard worker for our program and I know she will be a great asset to theirs. I wish Sierra, coach Dreyer and the Lady Eagles a successful 2017 season."

Lasher saw time at the forward, midfield and defender positions in her two seasons in Senatobia. She finished with three goals and six assists in 28 career starts and was an MACJC All-Star Game participant this season.

Off the field, Lasher is a two-time honoree on Northwest's Dean's List.

Prior to Northwest, Lasher scored 42 goals and added numerous assists during her four-year career at Olive Branch High School where she was a two-time all-conference and two-time DeSoto County All-Star selection.

The University of the Ozarks Eagles compete in the 12-team American Southwest Conference, one of the largest and most competitive intercollegiate athletic conferences in NCAA Division III.

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Keehn, Rhodes Named MGCCC Student-Athletes Of The Week
Release Date: 3/27/2017
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON —Nora Keehn and Chase Rhodes have been named MGCCC Student-Athletes of the Week for March 20-26.

Keehn, a sophomore from Thibodaux, La., had a no-hitter, didn’t allow a run and went 3-0 for No. 5 Gulf Coast. She didn’t allow a Holmes baserunner until one out in the fifth of a 10-0 victory, then entered in relief down 4-3 in the nightcap and retired all nine batters she faced in a 6-4 win. She retired 24 of 26 batters she faced. To start the week, Keehn shut out then-No. 17 Northeast with a nine-strikeout five-hitter in a 7-0 win. She finished the week with 14 strikeouts and one walk.

Rhodes, a sophomore outfielder from Diamondhead, slugged .786 and batted .357 as No. 20 Mississippi Gulf Coast went 3-1 last week. He had a home run, three doubles and drove in six runs. In a doubleheader sweep at Coahoma, he had two hits and three walks in each game. Rhodes bashed a homer and drove in three in a 14-10 win, and had two doubles in a 9-2 victory. He added another double and drove in three in a 9-6 win at Copiah-Lincoln. Rhodes had a stellar 1.357 OPS for the week thanks to seven walks.

Also nominated:

Dylan Mills-Derouen, a sophomore pitcher from Biloxi, pitched six innings of four-hit ball to win 9-2 at Coahoma. He struck out five.

Brittney Triplett, a freshman shortstop from Brandon, batted .643 as No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast swept four games from then-No. 17 Northeast and Holmes. Triplett extended her streak of multi-hit games to six and scored five times. She’s batting .681 in those games, and started the week with a 3-for-4 performance against Northeast that saw her score twice in a 7-0 win. She stole seven bases last week.

Paulina Estrada, a sophomore from San Luis, Mexico, won both her matches in No. 21 Gulf Coast’s 9-0 win over Faulkner State, dropping only two games. She won 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles, and teamed with Bianca Buie to win their No. 1 doubles match 8-1.

Travis Bell, a freshman from Jackson, won both his matches for No. 14 Gulf Coast in a 5-4 win over Faulkner State. He teamed with James Estrada to win 8-1 in No. 1 doubles and swept No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-1.

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

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No. 21 MGCCC Gets 5th Straight Sweep
Release Date: 3/27/2017
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON — The No. 21 Mississippi Gulf Coast women’s tennis team galloped to its fifth straight match sweep Monday, polishing off Wallace State-Hanceville 9-0 at the MGCCC Tennis Complex.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-3 overall, dropping only a single set.

Jillianne Craft (Fr, Gulfport/St. Patrick) didn’t lose a game in her win at No. 6 singles. Paulina Estrada (So, San Luis, Mexico/Colegio Del Bosque), Bianca Buie (Fr, Baia Mare, Romania/Gheorghe Sincai National High School) and Jasmine Sartin (So, Biloxi/Biloxi) dropped only two games in their straight-set singles victories.

Katie Burrall (So, Hernando/Hernando) and Jenna Lyons won their No. 2 doubles match while losing only one game, as did Sartin and Sarah McMillan (Fr, Jayess/North Pike) at No. 3 doubles.

Gulf Coast continues a busy week Thursday when it travels to Copiah-Lincoln. There are home matches Friday and Saturday against Holmes and Itawamba.

Team: MGCCC 9, Wallace State-Hanceville 0
No. 1: Paulina Estrada-Bianca Buie (MGCCC) def. Emily Graves-Kelsi Wilson 8-4
No. 2: Katie Burrall-Jenna Lyons (MGCCC) def. Temple Ennis-Nicki Rakestraw 8-1
No. 3: Sara McMillan-Jasmine Sartin (MGCCC) def. Molly Whitlock-Mary Smith 8-1
No. 1: Estrada (MGCCC) def. Graves 6-0, 6-1
No. 2: Buie (MGCCC) def. Rakestraw 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Burrall (MGCCC) def. Wilson 6-1, 7-5
No. 4: Sartin (MGCCC) def. Ennis 6-0, 6-2
No. 5: Lyons (MGCCC) def. Whitlock 4-6, 6-1, 10-3
No. 6: Jillianne Craft (MGCCC) def. Barden 6-0, 6-0

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

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Tiger Track Continues Ascent Toward National Qualifying Times In Memphis
Release Date: 3/20/2017
Coahoma Community College

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — CCC Track four athletes to Memphis Monday to represent the team at the Rhodes Invitational. Jauan Addison, Ian Thomas, Romario Marshall and Akeem Marshall all competed for the Tigers.

The foursome combined to take 2nd place in the 4x100 relay with a time of 42.13, just 0.21 seconds off of a national qualifying time. Addison would set his personal best time in the individual 100m dash with a time of 10.67, finishing 2nd in his heat behind Kentucky Wesleyan's James Glenn and 6th overall. The 10.67 was just 0.03 off a national qualifying time.

Both Marshalls competed in the 400m for Coahoma, with Akeem earning a 6th place overall finish with a time of 50.23. Romario Marshall came in at 11th overall with a time of 50.91.

CCC Track will next compete at the dual Hinds-Coahoma Outdoor Meet March 24th in Raymond. Full schedule for the team is available HERE.

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ICC To Host Cheer Clinics And Tryouts
Release Date: 3/21/2017
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College Cheer sponsor Emily Lamb has announce the dates for the 2017 Cheer Clinics and Tryouts.

Clinic dates will be March 27 and 29 along with April 3 and 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Intramural Gym located in the Fitness Center and will cost $40.00. Participants are require to attend all four clinics, be able to perform a back handspring, and have a current physical that cannot be more than a year old to be able to tryout.

Tryouts will be held on April 6, at 3:00 p.m. All clinics and tryouts are closed to the public. Only those participating in the clinics or tryouts are allowed in the facility.

A full list of requirements and mandatory waiver forms are available on the ICC Cheer page under the Traditions section on

For more information, contact Emily Lamb at or 662-862-8173.

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All-Time Winningest NJCAA Coaches From
The Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC)

Gwyn Young
Co-Lin CC
Winningest Active Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Record: 907-254

Gene Murphy
Hinds CC
Winningest Active
Football Head Coach
Record: 172-76-5

George Sekul
MS Gulf Coast CC
1966-1991 - 26 Seasons
Two Football National Championships
Record: 205-77-5

Bobby Franklin
1981-2004 - 25 Seasons
Two Football National Championships
Record: 201-57-6

Sim Cooley
Jones County JC
Football Head Coach
1961-1987 - 27 Seasons
Record: 187-92-5