Wallace State baseball’s Braxton Light, Blake Rivera drafted by Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants respectively

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State pitchers Braxton Light and Blake Rivera were each selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Light was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 24th round, while Rivera, a freshman, was drafted in the 32nd round by the San Francisco Giants. With Light and…

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Wallace State softball’s Beshears, Hammonds receive recognition from NFCA

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State softball sophomore Taylor Beshears was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NJCAA 2nd-team All-American this week. Beshears, who has signed with Jacksonville State, capped a stellar career with Wallace State during her sophomore season. Playing primarily at catcher, she hit .453 with a team-high 17 home runs and 45…

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WSCC men’s golf and tennis teams wrap up season at nationals; WSCC baseball players recognized

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s men’s golf and tennis teams completed action at their respective National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Championships last week. Wallace State’s golf team finished 14th overall at the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, Kan. Freshman Chip Willoughby, a 2nd-team PING All-American, was Wallace State’s top…

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WSCC softball eliminated at NJCAA National Championship, closes season at 39-18; WSCC women’s golf finishes 12th in nation

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State softball’s pursuit of a third national title ended late Thursday night as the Lions were eliminated at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Championship by North Central Texas. North Central Texas scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 7-6 edge…

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Willoughby named 2nd-team PING All-American; WSCC baseball, softball & tennis postseason updates

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Wallace State freshman golfer Chip Willoughby was named a 2nd-team PING All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of American on Monday prior to the Lions teeing off Tuesday for the first round of the NJCAA Division I National Championship in Garden City, Kan. Prior to the event, Willoughby and fellow Wallace State golfer Brandon LaCasse…

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Wallace State Awards more than $1.2 Million in Scholarships 

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HANCEVILLE, Ala.—Area students awarded scholarships by Wallace State Community College in Hanceville were recognized during a ceremony on campus recently. “We want to express our gratitude to you for choosing Wallace State,” said Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics. “You’re so great you could go anywhere and we’re just humble that you chose to begin your…

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Robertson’s walk-off home run sends Wallace State softball to 3rd straight ACCC/Region 22 championship and 11th overall

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ALABASTER, ALA. – Tanner Robertson’s first home run of the season propelled Wallace State’s softball program to another Alabama Community College Conference/Region 22 championship on Monday. Robertson’s leadoff solo jack in the eighth inning sent Wallace State to an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Snead State in the championship game, capturing a third consecutive ACCC tournament…

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Wallace State softball cruises in ACCC/Region 22 tournament opener, winning 11-0

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s softball team is off to a convincing start at the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 tournament. The second-seeded Lions exploded for 11 runs over the opening two innings Friday and cruised to an 11-0 victory over Southern Union at Veterans Park in Alabaster. “We wanted to get off to…

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