WSCC athletics roundup: Men’s basketball travels to Dominican Republic; Men’s golf finishes 5th in final fall poll

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s men’s basketball team flew to the Dominican Republic this morning for a historic trip. According to coach John Meeks, the Lions are set to become the first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) team in any sport to compete on foreign soil. Wallace State, which is off to an impressive 4-1…

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Wallace State athletics has multiple players sign with four-year colleges during early signing period

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State volleyball’s Cidavia Hall and baseball’s Garrett Suchey each signed letter of intents Thursday with the University of Alabama, highlighting a slew of sophomores inking with four-year colleges for next season. Hall, a 6-foot-1 middle hitter for the Lions, has put together a stellar two-year career at Wallace State. She was recently…

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WSCC men’s basketball coach John Meeks earns 100th career victory with program; Lady Lions lose to West Alabama in exhibition game

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State men’s basketball coach John Meeks earned his 100th career victory with the Lions over the weekend. Meeks’ milestone victory came in a 71-61 triumph over Brunswick Community College in the Roger Taylor Classic at Louisburg, N.C. The 32-year-old Meeks, a North Carolina native, is in his sixth season at Wallace State…

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Wallace State’s men’s basketball team features four sophomore returners as 2015-16 season gets underway

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – When the Wallace State’s men’s basketball team has returned a strong core of sophomores under coach John Meeks, it has normally spelled postseason success. The Lions, who open the 2015-16 season today at Cleveland State, hope to continue that trend this season with a sophomore quartet of Immanuel King, Kylen Butler, Tyrell Clary…

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Wallace State has 10 student-athletes recognized by NJCAA for academic achievements

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State athletics had 10 players recognized Wednesday as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Athletes of Distinction for their academic achievements. Volleyball’s Kaci Kirk and Olivia Walker and softball’s Amanda Medders were each named Superior Academic Achievement honorees for earning a GPA between 3.80-3.99 during the 2014-15 academic year. Exemplary Academic…

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Former Wallace State Student-Athlete Marcus Johnson Recognized by Alabama State Board of Education as Student Success Story

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HANCEVILLE, Ala.–Wallace State Community College alumnus Marcus Johnson was celebrated as a community college success story during the April work session of the State of Alabama Board of Education. Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey Karolewics provided an introduction for Johnson, a former star of the Wallace State Lions basketball team, now at Samford University.  “Marcus…

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Maira Cardenas named 2015 Wallace State Homecoming Queen

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HANCEVILLE – Maira Cardenas, a Demopolis High graduate, is Wallace State Community College’s 2015 Homecoming Queen. She was crowned queen during halftime of the men’s basketball game Thursday night versus Gadsden State. Cardenas, a diagnostic medical sonography student, was elected by her peers as Homecoming Queen. Cardenas, who hails from Boligee in Greene County, is…

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Wallace State’s basketball teams sweep Gadsden State, each earning 4th consecutive ACCC victories

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s basketball teams each won their fourth consecutive conference games Thursday night as they swept Gadsden State at Tom Drake Coliseum. Morgan Smith poured in 29 points, Haven Albright added 17 and the Lady Lions rolled to an 81-64 victory in the opener. The Wallace State men capped the profitable night…

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