A couple of former area baseball standouts helped lift the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a MACJC series win over Jones County Junior College Sunday. The Rangers defeated No. 19 Jones 5-3 and 11-9 over the weekend to advance to the MACJC State Tournament that begins Thursday at Pearl River. (more…) (May 6, 2013, Page 7A)
Today was a proud day for Water Valley head football coach Brad Embry. At approximately 7:30 a.m., seven Blue Devil seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play college football; longtime commit Taylor Edwards signed with Troy and recent pledge Devin Fleming signed with Alcorn State.
On the junior college level, Rowdy Williams and Denzel Jones signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, Justin McCammon and Q. Bailey signed with Northwest Mississippi Community College and Jeoffrey Gordon signed with Itawamba Community College.
Former Lafayette High standouts Shaq Isom and Nikki McChristian played pivotal roles in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s MACJC North Division win over Delta Tuesday night. (more…) (January 23, 2013, Page 3B)
Northwest Mississippi Community College announced Thursday that it has hired Brad LaPlante as its new head football coach. (January 11, 2013, Page 7A)
Former Lafayette High standouts, Shaq Isom and Nikki McChristian, helped lead the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Rangers to a 72-50 win over East Central Saturday in Senatobia. Isom scored nine points and had two assists and three rebounds in 18 minutes of action while McChristian led the team with 10 rebounds and finished with seven points in 21 minutes. NWCC is now 8-2 on the year. (December 10, 2012, Page 3B)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Playing in the largest junior college bowl venue in the nation, the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers knew it would take a big-time effort to come away with the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl championship at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field.
Quarterback Domonique Harris and the Ranger offense had exactly that, piling up more than 500 yards of total offense on their way to a 47-36 victory over Kilgore College. NWCC ended the season with an 8-2 record.
Harris completed 19 of 23 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns while running for an additional 56 yards. Running back Damian Baker was NWCC’s workhorse, running for 178 yards and a touchdown. (December 3, 2012, Page 3B)
Northwest Mississippi Community College has accepted a bid to play in the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl on Dec. 1 at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Kickoff is set for noon. (more…) (November 14, 2012, Page 6)
Former Water Valley standout C.J. Jackson was named to the MACJC All-State football team as a member of the first team. Joining Jackson, a linebacker who plays at ICC, on the team from the area is former Oxford High standout Demarcus Pegues, who was named honorable mention at linebacker. Pegues just completed his sophomore season as a member of the NWCC Rangers.
Tyler Jackson, a former standout from Lafayette, was named to the second team as place-kicker. Jackson just completed his freshman season at ICC.
The Rangers finished the season 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the MACJC North Division, while the Indians finished the year 6-3. (November 13, 2012, Page 7)