Senatobia may be 45 miles away from Oxford, but it will still feel like a Homecoming for several former area football players who are members of Itawamba Community College. Two former Water Valley Blue Devils — Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson — joined former Lafayette standouts Tyler Jackson, D.Q. Reynolds and D’Andre Greer as part of the 2012 signing class. (more…) (September 26, 2012, Page 6)
BOONEVILLE — Andy Greening, the veteran defensive coordinator for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, had a feeling his squad would rise to the occasion and win the game over rival Northeast Thursday night at Tiger Stadium.
On a night when the normally potent NWCC offense struggled to consistently move the ball, the Rangers defense, led by some great individual plays of linebacker Desmond LaVelle, were more than enough to help the Rangers secure a 19-13 win over the Tigers. (September 21, 2012, Page 6A)
Tonight’s game in Booneville will serve as another step for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers as they look to win the MACJC North Division title. NWCC, ranked No. 6 in the latest NJCAA poll, plays the Tigers a week before an even bigger home contest with No. 12 ICC. (more…) (September 20, 2012, Page 9)
A handful of Oxford residents were members of teams that finished at least third in the annual Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation Golf Tournament. (more…) (September 20, 2012, Page 10)
SENATOBIA — Domonique Harris, the sophomore quarterback for the No. 10 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, didn’t throw the ball a bunch Thursday night, but when the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder did put the ball in the air, it was usually complete to a Ranger receiver and for a lot of yards.
A week after the Rangers’ running game led them to a 42-21 win over Copiah-Lincoln on the road, it was Harris’ turn to show his skills and complete passes when the running game needed a rest against Coahoma in their 44-6 win at Bobby Franklin Field.
Harris, a former standout at Southaven, finished the night 17-for-23 for 323 yards. He was 13-for-15 for 220 yards in the first half and was never really needed in the second half as the Rangers led 24-0 at the break and 30-0 after three quarters. Unfortunately for Harris, a 44-yard pass to running back Teshadi Talton didn’t go for a touchdown even though it appeared Talton crossed the goal line with just over 5 minutes left in the first half.
Referees ruled that Talton fumbled the ball before he crossed the goal line and thankfully for him — and the 2-0 Rangers — teammate Josh Hamilton was able to recover the fumble in the end zone. Other than that small miscue, which didn’t hurt the team, a muffed punt and an interception late with the game out of reach, the Rangers played well according to coach Ricky Woods. (September 14, 2012, Page 6A)
The Rangers were scheduled to play at Southwest tonight, but due to the threat of heavy rain and potential tornadoes spawned from Isaac, the game was postponed until Saturday at 6 p.m. The contest can still be heard locally on 105.5 FM with Ronnie Williams and Keith Patterson calling the action. (August 30, 2012, Page 8)
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers earned two wins over Delta Wednesday in Senatobia to claim the No. 2 spot in the North Division.
The two wins also improved the Rangers to 23-21 overall and 14-8 in the North Division. NWCC now has a home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, which is a best-of-three series. (April 26, 2012, Page 7)
Former Oxford Charger and Northwest Mississippi Community College Ranger Charley Sullivan shined in Alabama’s Southeastern Conference opener on Friday against Arkansas. Sullivan started for the Tide and lasted 5.1 innings before giving way to five other pitchers in Alabama’s 4-3 loss in 12 innings. (more…) (March 19, 2012, Page 9)
A bill that could have eliminated state funding for community colleges and other small colleges in the future has been killed by the man that created it. (March 7, 2012, Page 6)
With the release of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s football signing class for 2012 Monday, I thought it appropriate to look back at a former Ranger signee who went on to impact the game at the Division I level and the NFL. (more…) (February 7, 2012, Page 9)