March 17, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s tennis team moved up five spots to No. 17 in the nation in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released March 16.

The Warriors, under the direction of second year head coach Jay Pacelli, were previously ranked No. 22 in the nation.

March 15, 2017


East Central freshman catcher Cassie Obman drove in all three runs in the first game win over Pearl River. (EC Photo)

March 11, 2017

The No. 12 nationally ranked East Central Community College Lady Warrior softball team began its 10-game spring break schedule with a pair of doubleheader sweeps March 10 and 11.

The Lady Warriors swept Coahoma Community College in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges action Friday, March 10, at the Softball Park in Decatur. ECCC won the first game by run rule 16-2 and then took the nightcap 8-1.

March 11, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the new Tennis Complex on the Decatur campus in style Friday, March 10, with both teams recording wins over visiting Itawamba Community College.

The ECCC women defeated Itawamba 7-2 to improve to 4-4 on the season. The East Central men won 6-3 to improve their record to 5-3.

March 9, 2017

A late inning run in game two allowed the East Central Community College to sweep NJCAA Division I Shelton State Community College in a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, March 8, at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.

ECCC’s overall record improved to 12-2 on the season.

March 9, 2017

The No. 1 ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats swept the No. 12 East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors in a softball doubleheader in Ellisville on Wednesday, March 8, by scores of 4-3 and 9-1.

The Lady Diamond Warriors overall record fell to 13-3 on the season and 0-2 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges play. Jones County improved to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

March 9, 2017

The new Tennis Complex at East Central Community College in Decatur will temporarily close beginning Friday evening, March 10, while new logos are applied to the playing surfaces.

The courts, located on the north end of campus between the softball and baseball complexes, will reopen on Monday, March 20.

Local tennis players are invited to use the old ECCC tennis courts during that time. Those courts are located on North 6th Avenue adjacent to the Vickers Fine Arts Center.

March 9, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team could not hold on to an early lead against Northeast Mississippi Community College and was eliminated from the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament 70-64 March 8 at Mississippi College in Clinton.

Northeast, the defending NJCAA Region 23 champions, also defeated the Warriors in last week’s MACJC State Tournament.

The Warriors never trailed in the first half, leading by as many as 13 points. East Central took a 38-31 lead into the locker room.

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