November 4, 2016

The defending state champion East Central Community College Lady Warriors went on the road Thursday, Nov. 3, and came home with a season-opening 80-75 win over the Coahoma Lady Tigers in a game played in Clarksdale.

With 10 new players on the roster, East Central fell behind after one quarter of play, 21-18. However, a strong second quarter gave the Lady Warriors the 44-39 halftime lead.

Coahoma cut the lead to three with less than a minute to play before East Central pulled out the five-point win.

November 4, 2016

A pair of free throws by freshman point guard Jaylon Chiles with eight seconds to play gave the East Central Community College Warriors a 64-62 win over Coahoma Community College in the season opener played in Clarksdale Thursday, Nov. 3.

Chiles, a product of Biloxi High School, scored 11 points and dished out four assists in just 13 minutes of play.

East Central led by as many as 12 points in the first half before the Tigers closed the gap to 32-27 at intermission.

November 3, 2016

East Central Community College freshman running back Dwayne Barnett of Gulfport is the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Football Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Southwest Mississippi Community College on Oct. 29.

November 3, 2016

East Central Community College’s Gospel Choir will present its fall campus concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus.

John Harris, chief of police at ECCC, will serve as the guest speaker.

Harris joined the East Central police force in 2012 and was promoted to chief of campus police in 2013. Prior to joining ECCC’s staff, he was chief of campus police for Meridian Community College.

The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center will offer a welding course at the Louisville-Winston County Career-Technical Center beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

The class will meet from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for three consecutive weeks. Instruction includes GMAW, FCAW and MCAW processes.

Cost to attend is $150 per person. Shane McDaniel will serve as instructor.

November 1, 2016

The East Central Community College Department of Athletics is inviting all youth league football players and their coaches in the college’s five-county service area to attend the Warriors’ MACJC semifinal football playoff game Saturday, Nov. 5.

East Central will face the No. 4 ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Saturday, with kickoff at 2 p.m. from Bailey Stadium in Decatur.

East Central Community College will honor military veterans by hosting an appreciation breakfast Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, on the Decatur campus.

The special event begins with a complimentary breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Molly McGee Gold Room in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria.

Members of the college’s vocal music ensemble Voce’ will sing the national anthem and trumpeter Anastasia Crout of Lake, a member of the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, is scheduled to play Taps.

October 31, 2016

The East Central Community College Football Warriors will host the defending national champion and No. 5 ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges state playoffs Saturday, Nov. 5.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Bailey Stadium on the East Central campus in Decatur. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

October 30, 2016

The East Central Community College Warrior football team earned its first-ever Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division Championship with a 42-13 road win over Southwest Mississippi Community College Saturday, Oct. 29, in Summit.