DECATUR - Tryouts for the 2013 East Central Community College football team will be held Friday, March 1, announced new head football coach Ken Karcher.

Coach Karcher said the Combine-Style Tryout is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Decatur campus.

For more information, visit the football team Web site,, where a printable information sheet and consent form are available. Prospective team members are encouraged to print the consent form and have it completed when arriving on campus for tryouts.

Baseball rained out

Baseball games scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 12, at East Central Community College in Decatur have been cancelled due to the weather and field conditions, announced head coach Neal Holliman.

The Diamond Warriors were scheduled to battle Alabama Southern Community College at noon and Northwest Mississippi Community College at 6 p.m. in nine-inning contests at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex.

EC's matchup with Northwest is rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, weather permitting. A nine-inning contest begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a seven-inning battle on the Decatur campus.

McKee pitches Warriors

to opening victory

Season action began on a positive note for East Central Community College's baseball team, which recorded a pair of victories over Southwest (TN) Community College Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the Decatur campus.

The Diamond Warriors posted a 3-0 shutout in the opener and cruised 8-3 in the nightcap.

Southpaw Caleb McKee picked up the win, allowing just one hit through 4 2/3 innings of work. McKee also fanned five batters and walked three. He is a product of Neshoba Central High School.

Tim Anderson led EC at the plate in the first game by pounding three hits and scoring twice. Anderson tripled in the third inning, doubled in the fifth and singled in the seventh.

Other hitters were Rubert Alcantara of Saint George High School in the Dominican Republic, two singles; and Kalik May of Tuscaloosa County High School and Ryan Shotts of Louisville, singles each.

In the second contest, Anderson was again the leading slugger as he blasted three home runs and a triple. He finished with five RBIs and scored four runs.

Other hitters included McKee with a double and a RBI; and, Terrence Steele of Neshoba Central with a single.

ECCC women

win third in row

Jaianah Matthew pumped in 17 points to lead East Central Community College's Lady Warriors to a 68-51 thumping of Hinds Community College Thursday night in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

With the win, EC improves to 7-12 overall but more importantly evened its record to 4-4 in the MACJC South Division. The Lady Warriors have now reeled off three consecutive division victories under first-year head coach Crandal Porter.

In the men's contest, EC was outscored by an 84-77 margin. Bobby Wrench tallied 19 points to lead the Warriors, who dropped to 1-18 overall and 1-7 in division play under seventh-year head coach Maurice Bowie.

Warrior golfers

place fourth

East Central Community College's golf team finished fourth in MACJC Event #1 held Feb. 3-4 at Diamondhead Country Club in Bay St. Louis.

The Warrior linksters posted rounds of 319 and 328 for a 647 total in the 36-hole competition, won by tournament host MS Gulf Coast Community College. The Bulldog squad carded a 621 total after rounds of 316 and 305.

Sophomore Lee McDill of Newton led EC with a pair of 77's for a 154 total. The Newton County High School product finished tied for fifth and qualified for the All-Tournament Team.

Other team members and their respective scores include Sawyer Williams of Parkers Chapel High School in Eldorado, Ark., 161 (85-76); Taylor York of Choctaw Central, 168 (80-88); Aaron Tucker of Leake Central, 178 (91-87); Shelby Patterson of Forest, 180 (77-103); and Evan Dowell of Carthage, 182 (92-90)


Women's soccer

tryout set for Feb. 23

Tryouts for the 2013 East Central Community College women's soccer team will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 on the Decatur campus, announced recently named Lady Warrior soccer coach Gray Massey.

Tryouts begin at 1 p.m. on the EC soccer field. Prospective team members are asked to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to complete paperwork required for the application process. Scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Coach Gray Massey, 601-421-9913.