The East Central Community College Lady Warriors dropped a hard-fought 72-68 decision to the No. 11 ranked Jones College Lady Bobcats, while a second half comeback gave the Jones men an 80-76 win over the Warriors in MACJC South Division basketball action Thursday, Jan. 16, at Brackeen-Wood Gym in Decatur.
East Central Community College sophomore guard Jariyah Covington has been selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her play Jan. 13-19.
The Newton County boys' soccer team used a dominating offense and smothering defense to take a 7-2 over rival West Lauderdale on Friday and claim the Division 5-4A championship.
Newton County improves to 18-1 on the season with the win and secured the Division 5-4A title with the win.
The Union Yellowjackets took a big step towards winning the Division 6-2A championship with two wins last week.
The Yellowjackets beat Lake 47-31 on Tuesday and then beat Newton 70-61 on Friday night.
The Lady Yellowjackets split their two games, eating Lake 39-32 but falling to Newton 40-24.
With Division 6-2A play in full swing, both Newton basketball teams seem to be hitting their stride.
Both Newton teams won three games last week.
The Lady Tigers picked up a pair of division wins, beating Lake 41-26 and Union 40-24. They finished off the week with a 61-40 win over Northeast Jones on Saturday.
Tim Anderson, former ECCC baseball and current member of the Chicago White Sox, visited the Neshoba County Coliseum on Friday for an ECCC baseball fundraiser.
During the banquet, Anderson and ECCC coach Neal Holliman were interviewed. Here is the video of the presenation:
Former ECCC baseball player and current Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson visited the Neshoba County Coliseum for an East Central Community College baseball fundraiser event on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.
Anderson is the reigning MLB batting champion.
The East Central Community College baseball MVP Showcase is based upon targeting talented athletes from the Classes of 2020-23 who have either been recommended or spotted as viable prospects or both.
ECCC encourages each of you to take advantage of this opportunity and to take a closer look at the baseball program and college.
The East Central Community College basketball programs are hosting the annual MLK High School Basketball Classic Saturday, Jan., 18, and Monday, Jan. 20, to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
All MLK Classic games will be held in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the Decatur campus. Admission is $10 per person.