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Jones County Junior College
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900 South Court St.
Ellisville MS 39437

PH: 601-477-4089
FX: 601-477-4250
www.jcjcathletics.com
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President
Dr. Jesse Smith

Athletic Director
Katie Herrington

Athletic Trainer
Joel Cain

General email
katie.herrington@jcjc.edu

Region
23

FTE Enrollment
6040








College News
Lady Bobcat netters defeat Itawamba
April 18, 2014

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College women’s tennis team ended their home regular season schedule in fine fashion.

The Lady Bobcats defeated Itawamba Community College 6-3 on a cool, windy afternoon here at the Howard Sports Complex Tennis Courts. Itawamba won the men’s match, 8-1.

The JCJC women are now 11-1 on the season, while the men’s team falls to 8-4. The ICC men are 12-1, while the Lady Indians are 8-4.

The Bobcats travel to Mississippi Gulf Coast for a 1 p.m. match on Thursday. They close the regular season with a 2 p.m. Monday match at Copiah-Lincoln. The MACJC/Region 23 Tournament takes place April 24-26 at Perkinston.

Itawamba ends its regular season at home on Monday vs. Meridian Community College.

Lady Bobcats 6, Lady Indians 3

JCJC won two of the three doubles’ points.

Brenda Hegwood and Brooke Martin claimed No. 2 doubles over Anna Claire Griffin and Sabrina Holloway, 8-2. Krissy Stutts and Elizabeth Wright blanked Angela Hudson and Amber Frederick in No. 3 doubles, 8-0. ICC’s Kristen Eley and Taylor Patterson defeated Anna Ready and Jenna Hegwood in No. 1 doubles, 8-3.

Brenda Hegwood outlasted Griffin in No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-8. Stutts beat Holloway in No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-0, Wright defeated Hudson in No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Martin whipped Frederick in No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

Eley beat Ready in No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-0, and Patterson downed Jenna Hegwood in No. 2 singles, 7-5, 6-4.

Indians 8, Bobcats 1

JCJC’s only victory came in No. 1 singles where Graham Lightsey outlasted Nathaniel Pinkney, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 11-9.

Itawamba won the remainder of the matches.

Austin McElwain beat Eric Swisher in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-1. David McElwain defeated Josiah Lim in No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-4. Cody Coins downed Ryan Young in No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-1. Joseph Summers beat Robert Kiewit in No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Drew Ballard downed Caleb Byrd in No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-1.

Pinkney and Austin McElwain beat Lightsey and Harrison Thomas in No. 1 doubles, 8-3. David McElwain and Coins beat Swisher and Young in No. 2 doubles, 8-3. Summers and Caleb Ballard defeated Lim and Kiewit in No. 3 doubles, 8-4.

Eric Swisher rips a forehand for the Bobcats Tuesday afternoon.

Photo/Shawn Wansley, JCJC Sports Information



Baseball Bobcats still ranked No. 1
April 18, 2014

ELLISVILLE – For the fourth consecutive poll, the Jones County Junior College Bobcats are ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II baseball rankings.

The Bobcats, 33-5, have been ranked first in every poll issued since March 11.

Head coach Christian Ostrander’s team received eight of a possible ten first-place votes for 196 points. LSU-Eunice, 32-7, received the other two first-place votes and had 191 points.

Mercer County Community College (N.J.), 25-3, is third with 178 points, followed by Mesa Community College (Ariz.), 37-10, with 174 points. East Mississippi, 27-9, is fifth with 153 points.

MACJC schools listed in “other schools receiving votes” are Hinds (22-13), Mississippi Delta (22-14) and Northwest (21-13).

The Bobcats, who lead the MACJC South Division with a 13-3 mark, travel to Southwest Mississippi for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday.

This week’s poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon, can be found at www.njcaa.org.

The top-ranked JCJC Bobcats huddle up before last Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of East Central at Community Bank Park.

Photo/Donna Black, Special to JCJC



JCJC's Dew, Hensley named MACJC Players of the Week
April 18, 2014

ELLISVILLE – Two Jones County Junior College student-athletes swept the MACJC Player of the Week awards this week.

Tori Dew, a freshman from Quitman, was named the MACJC Player of the Week in softball, while Chase Hensley, a freshman, from Humboldt, Tenn., was named the MACJC Player of the Week in baseball for the week of April 7-13.

Dew, who plays first base and third base for the 4th-ranked Lady Bobcats, went 12-19 during the week and hit safely in each game as JCJC went 6-0. She had four home runs, two doubles and 10 RBIs.

She was 3-5 with a home run, double, single and five RBIs in a 17-0 win over Meridian on April 13. She homered and singled in a 10-1 win over Meridian. She was 2-2 with two home runs in a 7-5 win over Hinds on April 8.

Dew currently leads the nation in batting average (.638), is tied for the lead in home runs (18) and leads the nation in RBIs (88).

Dew has already been named the MACJC and NJCAA Division II Player of the Week twice this season for the weeks of Feb. 3-9 and Feb. 17-23.

The 38-2 Lady Bobcats have already clinched the MACJC South Division. They travel to Southwest for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday.

Hensley, who prepped at University School of Jackson, had quite a week at the plate and on the mound as the No. 1 Bobcats went 4-0.

He was 11-of-17 at the plate with a triple, two doubles and six RBIs.

He was 3-5 with a double and two singles in a 12-4 win over Pearl River on April 9. He was 4-4 with a double, three singles and three RBIs in a 9-5 win over PRCC. Against East Central on April 12, he was 1-4 with a triple in a 6-5 victory. In an 8-1 win over the Warriors, he went 3-4 with three RBIs and three singles

Hensley also threw a nine-inning, complete game victory in the 6-3 win over ECCC. He allowed three runs (all earned), seven hits, walked one and struck out four.

Hensley was also named the MACJC and NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 10-16.

The 33-5 Bobcats lead the MACJC South Division with a 13-3 mark. They play at Southwest Mississippi in a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday.

JCJC’s Chase Hensley, a freshman from Humboldt, Tenn., was named the MACJC Player of the Week for the week of April 7-13.

Photo/Teresa McCreery, JCJC Public Relations



Ex-JCJC coach Ladner named NJCAA DI Coach of the Year
April 18, 2014

ELLISVILLE – Former Jones County Junior College men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner has been named the 2013-14 Spalding NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

The award was announced Monday morning.

Ladner guided the Bobcats to its first-ever NJCAA Division I national championship in March.

JCJC entered the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., as the No. 11 seed and proceeded to win five games in five days to win the title. The Bobcats upset top-seed Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) 87-77 in the championship game.

Ladner resigned his position at JCJC last week and accepted the head coaching position at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. JCJC is currently in the process of looking for a replacement.

Ladner compiled a 45-13 record in his two years at JCJC, including a 28-5 record this season.

Before becoming to Jones, Ladner was a highly successful high school in Mississippi, compiling a 511-189 record at St. Stanislaus and Oak Grove. He led St. Stanislaus to the 2011 MHSAA 4A state crown.

Ladner played at Southern Miss under the late M.K. Turk and was a member of the 1987 Golden Eagle NIT championship team.

 Jay Ladner celebrates JCJC’s national championship by cutting down the net last month in Hutchinson, Kan.

Photo/Shawn Wansley, JCJC Sports Information



No. 4 Lady Bobcats crush Meridian twice
April 18, 2014

MERIDIAN – The 4th-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats made quick work of Meridian Community College here Sunday afternoon at Tommy McDonald Field.

The Lady Bobcats posted a pair of five-inning wins, defeating MCC 17-0 in game one and 10-1 in game two.

JCJC is now 38-2 overall and 24-2 in the MACJC South Division. Meridian falls to 3-34 overall and 2-24 in the division.

The Lady Bobcats will conclude division play when they travel to Southwest for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday. Their final regular season games will be on April 21 when they host Baton Rouge Community College (La.) in a 3 p.m. twinbill.

Meridian will host Mississippi Gulf Coast on Wednesday.

Lady Bobcats 17, Lady Eagles 0

(5 innings)

Samantha Buller tossed a one-hitter and Lauren Holifield, Tori Dew and Kimberly Nilsson each slugged a home run as the Lady Bobcats rolled in the opener.

The Lady Bobcats put the game quickly with a seven-run first inning, followed by a five-run second. They added four in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Dew homered, doubled and singled and drove in five runs. Bailey Stokes had three doubles and three RBIs. Holifield had a three-run homer and Nilsson homered and singled. Brittany Seale doubled and singled, while Callen Gibson had a double. CC Lawn, Makenzie Hawkins, Reagan Gavin and Bridgette Wagner had singles.

Buller walked one and struck out five as she improved to 20-1. She is tied for second in the nation in victories.

Casey Bolton singled for MCC’s only hit. Lacey Headrick went the distance and took the loss.

Lady Bobcats 10, Lady Eagles 1

(5 innings)

Teri Richey tossed a two-hitter and JCJC added four more home runs in game two.

Dew and Nilsson each homered again, while Bailey Stokes and Cassidy LeBlanc also homered. Stokes drove in three runs, while Dew, LeBlanc and Karla Santiago had two RBIs each.

Dew now leads the nation in batting average (.638 before Sunday’s games), in RBIS (89) and is tied for first in home runs (18).

Dew homered and singled in the game, while Santiago doubled and singled. Gibson had two singles. Lawn, Holifield and Seale added singles.

Richey walked none and struck out six as she improved to 3-0.

Kenya Harris and Paige Bowser both had singles for MCC.

Chelsea Moore, Haley Alexander and Headrick each pitched for the Lady Eagles.

JCJC led 1-0 after one, 6-1 after three and scored four in the fifth to clinch the game.



Upcoming Events
April 23, 2014
Women's Tennis DI Women's Tennis Region 23
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REGION 23 CHAMPIONSHIP
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April 23, 2014
Men's Tennis DI Men's Tennis Region 23
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May 3, 2014
Men's Golf DII Men's Golf Region 23
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