DALLAS — What a whirlwind week it has been for former Ranger and NJCAA First Team All-American left tackle Donald Hawkins. It’s one that could change his life forever. Hawkins, who played the 2010-11 seasons at Northwest Community College and the 2012-13 seasons for the Texas Longhorns, was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, picked up and waived by the Cleveland Browns and then received the news he was headed to play for the Dallas Cowboys – all in a week. (September 2, 2014, Page 8)
No. 10 ranked Jones County raced out to a 28-7 first half lead and then held off a late comeback attempt by Northwest to defeat the Rangers 28-20 in their season opener Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field (August 29, 2014, Page 3B)
Oxford pitcher Ciara Steward still has one year of high school left, but she secured her future earlier this week with a verbal commitment to Northwest Mississippi Community College. (May 28, 2014, Page 7)
Northwest Mississippi Community College is getting plenty of experience in Tonya Phillips. Phillips, a third baseman and outfielder for Water Valley, signed with the Rangers on Monday and will take her five years as a starter to Senatobia next season. (May 13, 2014, Page 6)
As a walk-on on Northwest Mississippi Community College’s baseball team, James Lear was competing for playing time. He never envisioned anything like this. (April 29, 2014, Page 6)
CLARKSDALE — Damian Baker’s impact was finally felt Thursday night for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers. The sophomore running back from Columbus scored three touchdowns and rushed for 198 yards on just 16 carries to help lead the Rangers to a 38-23 win over Coahoma. (September 13, 2013, Page 6A)
Just a couple of years ago Cody Reed was a crafty left-hander at Horn Lake High who showed some projectability because of his frame.
Thursday, the Ole Miss signee and Northwest Mississippi Community Ranger was selected 46th overall in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the Kansas City Royals.
Cody Reed and coach Mark Carson have the same recollection of when things changed.