Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


March 11, 2013

Navarro Hoops: Bulldogs don't get NJCAA national tourney at-large bid

Northwest Florida, Howard among 4 teams that get final 4 spots

Navarro, a conference regular co-champion and regional tournament finalist, wasn’t one of the four at-large selections made byt the NJCAA Division I men’s basketball committee on Monday.

Northwest Florida (26-3), Salt Lake CC (28-4), Coffeyville CC (31-2) and Howard (28-5) will round out the field of 24 teams.

Navarro (25-7) had more losses than all of those teams, but led Region XIV from start to finish. The Bulldogs were ranked in the first two NJCAA polls, but dropped out and never made it back in.


#1 Iowa Western CC (31-2) – District 11 Champion

#2 Spartanburg Methodist College, S.C. (32-0) - District 10 Champion

#3 College of Central Florida (30-3) - District 8 Champion

#4 Hutchinson CC, Kan. (31-3) - District 6 Champion

#5 Vincennes Univ., Ind. (31-2) - District 16 Champion

#6 Central Arizona College (29-4) - District 1 Champion

#7 East Georgia College (30-2) - District 13 Champion

#8 New Mexico JC (27-6) - District 5 Champion

#9 Northwest Florida State College (26-3) – At-Large

#10 Coffeyville CC, Kan. (31-2) – At-Large

#11 Salt Lake CC, Utah (28-4) – At-Large

#12 Hagerstown CC, Md. (29-4) - District 3 Champion

#13 Howard College, Texas (28-5) – At-Large

#14 Motlow State CC, Tenn. (25-3) – District 7 Champion

#15 Kilgore College, Texas (26-4) – District 14 Zone Entry

#16 North Platte CC, Neb. (29-5) – District 9 Champion

#17 Mineral Area College, Mo. (26-7) – District 4 Champion

#18 Shelton State CC, Ala. (25-8) – District 12 Champion

#19 Connors State College, Okla. (24-8) – District 2 Zone Entry

#20 East Mississippi CC (20-7) – District 15 Champion

#21 Lee College, Texas (24-10) – District 14 Champion

#22 Eastern Oklahoma State College (19-15) – District 2 Champion

#23 Walters State CC, Tenn. (17-16) – District 7 Zone Entry

#24 USC Salkehatchie, S.C. (15-17) – District 10 Zone Entry


District 1 (Regions 1, 18): Central Arizona College (29-4)

District 2 (Region 2): Eastern Oklahoma State College (19-15)

District 3 (Regions 12, 15, 19, 20): Hagerstown CC, Md. (29-4)

District 4 (Regions 4,16): Mineral Area College, Mo. (26-7)

District 5 (Region 5): New Mexico JC (27-6)

District 6 (Region 6): Hutchinson CC, Kan. (31-3)

District 7 (Region 7): Motlow State CC, Tenn. (25-3)

District 8 (Region 8): College of Central Florida (30-3)

District 9 (Region 9): North Platte CC, Neb. (29-5)

District 10 (Region 10): Spartanburg Methodist College, S.C. (32-0)

District 11 (Regions 11, 13): Iowa Western CC (31-2)

District 12 (Region 22): Shelton State CC, Ala. (25-8)

District 13 (Region 17): East Georgia College (30-2)

District 14 (Region 14): Lee College, Texas (24-10)

District 15 (Region 23): East Mississippi CC (20-7)

District 16 (Region 24): Vincennes University, Ind. (31-2)

ZONE B QUALIFIERS (Districts 2, 7, 10, 14)

Connors State College, Okla. (24-8)

Walters State CC, Tenn. (17-16)

USC Salkehatchie (15-17)

Kilgore College, Texas (26-4)


Northwest Florida State College (26-3)

Salt Lake CC, Utah (28-4)

Coffeyville CC, Kan. (31-2)

Howard College, Texas (28-5)


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  • CHS SotfballSpence.jpg GC Softball: Playoff Time

    There  were some bumps on the road and slides in the standings and a few bruises along the way, but five Golden Circle teams have reached the softball playoffs that begin with first round games on Thursday.
    For Corsicana it was a wakeup call during the second half of district play that gave the Tigers the push they needed, and for Mildred it was the culmination of yet another splendid season as the Lady Eagles made the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Blooming Grove is back again, a regular in post season play with a chance to make a run, and Hubbard begins its quest to get to the state tournament and Austin with a one-game playoff on Thursday against Itasca in Italy.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NVSBAhearn.jpg Navarro Softball: Bulldogs split with Kilgore, win final home game

    Kristen Ahearn was mad, steaming.
    Even her peanut butter and jelly sandwich that she ate between the doubleheader games didn't taste good. Nothing fit. Nothing was in sync. Nothing felt right or even tasted right.
    Then Ahearn found the cure.
    Simple enough: Just go out and blast a three-run homer.
    That's the short version of what happened Tuesday at Navarro College, where Ahearn's three-run bomb ignited the Bulldogs in the second game against Kilgore and Navarro went on to win 8-5 to close out its regular season with a bang and a smile from Ahearn.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • KerensBBAnderson.jpg GC Baseball: Kerens beats Cayuga 5-1, wins first district title since 1981

    The wait is over.
    And it came just in time for Brett Anderson, who left it all on the mound Tuesday night at Kerens, where he pitched a masterpiece to lead the Bobcats over Cayuga, 5-1, and help the program win its first baseball district title since 1981.
    “I've got no gas left. I'm out,'' said Anderson, a senior lefty who stopped Cayuga cold, holding the three-time defending district champs to just three singles while striking out 14.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Basebal Roundup: Corsicana blasts Jacksonville; BG wins huge district game

    The Corsicana Tigers wrapped up district play with a dominating 9-0 win over the Jacksonville Indians behind Trevor Nolen, who shut out the Indians and allowed only one hit over 6 1/3 innings.  Donovan Fields came on to retire the final two hitters. The Tiger pitchers limited the Indians to only 25 plate appearances in the game and no runner to reach third base.

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-23-14 Rodeo clown.jpg Rodeo: Navarro County Derrick Days -- Burton is back

    He's back.
    Professional rodeo entertainer Ronald Burton returns to the Navarro County Exposition Center  April 25-26 to entertain the crowd at the 2014 Navarro County Derrick Days Pro Rodeo.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Huggins rodeo Huggins to call shots at Derrick Days Rodeo

    West Huggins will serve as the announcer for the 2014 Navarro County Derrick Days Pro rodeo. The Gardendale native is the reigning three-time United Professional Rodeo Association Announcer of the Year.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NC baseball Whoa 300th Dill gets 300th win in Navarro baseball sweep of Bossier Parish

    Navarro baseball’s weekend in Louisiana was significant on a number of fronts. On one hand, coach Whoa Dill notched his 300th win. On the other, and perhaps more importantly, the Bulldogs simply continued to play well. The Bulldogs swept Bossier Parish to move 14-11 in Region XIV East Zone play, and 27-17 overall.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mildred sending five to regional track meet

    Sasha Ballard set a school record in the 800 meters and paced a contingent of five Mildred thinclads heading to Stephenville for the regionals later this week.

    April 21, 2014

  • Kerens boys grab four gold medals at area track meet

    Tavion Hall and Jalon Moss each snared a pair of gold medals as Kerens boys finished second at their area track meet last week with 88 points.

    April 21, 2014

  • Area schedule for the week

    Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.

    April 18, 2014

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