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 volleyball team wins 7th consecutive ACCC tournament championship

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s volleyball team saved one of its most complete efforts for the perfect time Sunday, pushing its Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) tournament championship title streak to seven years in a row. Tournament MVP Cidavia Hall finished with 45 kills overall for Wallace State, and the top-seeded Lions cruised to the title,…

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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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No. 24 Wallace State women’s basketball opens 2015-16 season with overhauled roster

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – The final win for Wallace State’s women’s basketball team last season may have been the biggest in program history. Wallace State upset Eastern Arizona at the NJCAA Division I tournament, marking the program’s first ever opening-round win in five national tournament appearances. The Lady Lions finished the season 28-6, made their first NJCAA…

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Wallace State volleyball’s Savanna Tidwell playing through torn ACL as ACCC tournament looms for No. 17 Lions

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State volleyball sophomore Savanna Tidwell felt a pop in her left knee during the first play of the Lions’ annual Orange and Navy scrimmage match in mid-August. Tidwell immediately feared her final season at Wallace State was in jeopardy before it had even started. Tidwell’s concerns were confirmed a week later. She…

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Lewis Colbert, the author of “The Unlikeliest Tiger,” recently visited Wallace State to speak to students, faculty and staff and community members who attended. Colbert was an All-American punter for Auburn  University in 1985. He displays a boot he wore as a child.

Former Auburn All-American and NFL punter Lewis Colbert encourages Wallace State students to stay committed to goals

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Former Auburn University punter Lewis Colbert was born with a clubfoot, grew up in a poor household and his father left home when he was three days old. Colbert, 52, didn’t let that prohibit him from etching out a successful punting career at Auburn University and in the NFL. Colbert, an All-American at…

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No. 18 Wallace State volleyball closes regular season with perfect ACCC mark

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – No. 18 Wallace State volleyball wrapped up the regular season Wednesday night at Gadsden State, finishing off a perfect 14-0 mark in Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) play. Wallace State (36-6) defeated Gadsden State 27-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-17, extending its ACCC winning streak to 28 matches. The Lions haven’t dropped an ACCC match…

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