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)
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)
Sophomore offensive left tackle Donald Hawkins, wide receiver Lance Ray and quarterback Ryan Mossakowski are just three reasons why the Rangers went 6-3 overall this year and were ranked in the top 5 nationally at one point this season. Hawkins and Ray both earned MACJC First Team All-State honors, while Mossakowski was named to the second team. (more…) (December 7, 2011, Page 6)
Former Oxford High standout Deantae Smith won the Hubert Tucker Offensive MVP Saturday for his performance in the MACJC Football All-Star Classic. Smith caught three passes for 35 yards and caught the North’s lone touchdown in a 14-8 loss to the South. Smith was the second-straight Ranger to win an MVP award in the game. Last year linebacker Renaldo Buck was named defensive MVP. (December 7, 2011, Page 6)
Former Oxford High standouts La’Derrick Anderson and wide receiver Deante Smith are two of the five Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers who will be playing in the MACJC All-Star Football Classic. (more…) (December 1, 2011, Page 7)
SENATOBIA — Thursday’s MACJC North Division opener for the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and the No. 8 East Mississippi Lions was as good as advertised.
With a roster comprised of players who went on to the next level, the Rangers won the MACJC North Division title thanks in large part to the momentum they gained at the start of the year and the way they played as a unit during the middle and end of the regular season.
From NWCC coach Ricky Woods’ perspective, this year’s team has some of the same makeup as the 2010 group and his hope this season is that his young, but talented, roster can garner some early momentum and build from there. (August 16, 2011, Page 9)
Current Northwest Ranger and former Water Valley Blue Devil Tank Hervey was one of eight teammates to recently be named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State second team. (more…) (May 19, 2011, Page 7)
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host a first-round MACJC baseball playoff series this weekend in Senatobia. NWCC, the co-champions in the North Division, host East Central, the No. 3 seed from the south, Friday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday that begins at noon. The winner of the best-of-three series will then advance to the state championships May 12-14. Admission to the weekend series is $5 for adults, children 12 and under and all Northwest faculty, staff and students will be admitted for free. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia will be the next stop in the playing career of Lafayette High standout Shaquilla Isom. The 5-foot-7 combo guard signed on to play with the Lady Rangers on Tuesday evening in the LHS library after two full years of recruitment.
NWCC assistant coach Shane Oakley has almost been to as many games as Isom has played in during that time period to get a better look and feel for a player that he feels will help the team immediately. (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)