ECCC headed to national tourney
from staff reports
March 6, 2004
The East Central Community College Lady Warriors will be making their second appearance in the NJCAA Women's Division I National Championship Tournament in the last four years, March 16-20, at Salina, Kan.
ECCC went two and out in 2001 after losing by one point to eventual National Champion Cloud County (Kan.) in the opening round.
Copiah-Lincoln also went two and out in the 2002 Juco Blast. Pearl River went 1-2 last year. The Lady Wildcats lost their first game, won their second, then dropped their third contest.
The banquet in which former ECCC women's basketball coach Lucille Wood will be inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame is set for March 15. A limited
number of tickets are available for $20 per person.
Game times at the Bicentennial Center on March 16 are 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. with opening ceremonies slated for 6 p.m. Five games will be played March 17, six on March 18, five on March 19, and four on March 20. Tickets are $10 general admission for each day with a $40 tournament pass available as well.
Gulf Coast (Fla.) Community College is the defending champion.
Carr officially on board at East Mississippi Community College
Roger Carr officially became the head football coach at East Mississippi Community College on Monday.
It was announced in February that Carr would be hired to replace longtime EMCC coach Tom Goode, and his contract was approved by the EMCC board of trustees during their monthly meeting.
It is expected that half of the current EMCC staff of assistants will remain for the upcoming season. The new staff members will be announced later. Carr will start his new job May 1, but is currently involved in the recruiting process. EMCC went through spring training under coach Goode last month.
"Coach Carr was here for part of spring training," said Dr. Bud Smith, chief administrator of the college. "The current staff ran it and handled recruiting. We are looking forward to having coach Carr here next season."
Alexander provides depth
Former Meridian High standout Richmond Alexander may not be in the starting lineup for the Meridian Community College baseball team, but he has seen his fair share of action so far in 2004.
Alexander was hitting .500 heading into the Rush Invitational this past weekend at Scaggs Field with only six at bats. Alexander has primarily been playing at second base behind sophomore Kyle Ginn.
The Eagles, now 9-3 on the season, return home after a two-game road trip to play Danville Community College at Scaggs Field today at 1 p.m.
Lions to play Wabash Sunday
East Mississippi Community College's scheduled Saturday game against Wabash Community College has been postponed. The two teams will meet at EMCC's Gerald Poole Field Sunday at 2 p.m.
Lee resigns at Gulf Coast
Bill Lee is headed back to Starkville.
After two years as head football coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Lee has resigned to take his former position as head football coach at Starkville High School.
Lee served two seasons as the Bulldogs' coach, going 7-11, and did not make the state playoffs. He is heading back to Starkville, where he won a Class
5A state championship three seasons ago.
Two names that have surfaced in connection with the MGCCC job are Picayune High School head coach Dodd Lee and former Delta State head coach and Mississippi State offensive line coach Steve Campbell.
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