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LaVelle leads Rangers past rival Tigers

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)

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    No. 6 NWCC can’t trip up at NECC

    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)

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      Harris, defense pace No. 10 NWCC

      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)

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        Rebs land hard-throwing southpaw

        More and more athletes are taking to various social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to publicly announce their college choices.

        Cody Reed is no exception.

        Sunday, the rising sophomore at Northwest Mississippi Community College announced to the world from his personal Twitter account (C_Reed24) that he had decided to stay close to home and play for the Ole Miss Rebels. (July 17, 2012, Page 6)

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          Weathersby dazzles in CSBL action

          NEW ALBANY —Sunday was just another day at the office for Scott Weathersby.

          With his team in the field, one of Weathersby’s North Delta Dealers teammates strolled up to the right-hander to deliver a message from a member of the opposition: No more “of those” sliders, please.

          Weathersby, hunched over at the end of the bench in front of an industrial-sized fan, looked up and simply grinned. (July 16, 2012, Page 6)

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            Power-hitting King continues NWCC pipeline

            WATER VALLEY — Taylor King has gained a reputation as a power-hitting corner infielder with the Water Valley Blue Devils during his time on the varsity squad.

            Long ago the coaching staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College took note of his abilities at the plate and on Thursday the Rangers landed their third baseman of the future when the WVHS senior signed his National Letter of Intent in the high school gym. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 8A)

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              Area’s finest make college commitments

              BLOG: Monday night proved to be everything it was being billed as — and even a little more for various reasons (the appearance of Oxford’s mounted police, for starters). (more…) (January 31, 2012)

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                OHS Chargers trio picks Northwest

                Oxford’s talented trio of seniors will be able to call one another teammates for at least another two seasons.

                During Monday’s announcement show at Irie on the Square, receiver Robert Liggins, defensive lineman K.C. Lamar and running back Mont Dean announced they plan to sign with Northwest Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 9)

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                  OL Johnson’s plan comes to fruition

                  Terry Johnson’s plan of getting a Division I football offer ended up happening just about the way he, his family and his coaches designed it.

                  The former Oxford High standout, who played this past season at Northwest Mississippi Community College, is headed to the next level as a member of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns after just one season with the Rangers. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Johnson was a full qualifier out of high school and as such, he’s able to transfer without earning a two-year degree. (January 10, 2012, Page 9)

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                    Three Rangers named NJCAA All-American

                    Led by sophomore offensive tackle Donald Hawkins, the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers placed three players on the 2012 NJCAA All-American team, which was released Monday. (more…) (December 13, 2011, Page 7)

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