No. 1 Wallace State softball splits six games in JUCO Classic; WSCC baseball beats Andrew (Ga.) College in Gulf Coast Classic

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s top-ranked softball team opened the 2014 season over the weekend, splitting six games in the Creek Indian JUCO Classic held in Atmore. The freshman-laden Lady Lions (3-3) beat Faulkner State, Mississippi Gulf Coast and Lamar State (Texas) College, while dropping games to Wallace-Dothan, Chattanooga (Tenn.) State and Navarro (Texas) College. Wallace…

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No. 1 Wallace State softball team opens season Friday, Lady Lions focused on being best team again come May

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State softball, the defending NJCAA Division I national champion, has never entered a season as the top-ranked team in the nation until now. As exhilarating as that is for coach Jayne Clem and the Lady Lions, they’re focused on getting better with each game. After all, it’s much more important to…

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Wallace State’s defending national champion softball team ranked No. 1 in NJCAA preseason poll

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s defending national championship softball team is No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I preseason poll for the first time in program history. The Lady Lions will enter the 2014 as the top-ranked team after winning the program’s second national championship last season in St. George, Utah.…

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Wallace State athletics has handful of sophomores sign with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State had a handful of sophomore student-athletes sign letter of intents with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period. Wallace State baseball left-hander Izaac Yarbrough signed with Auburn University. Yarbrough, a Vinemont graduate, finished 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA last season for the Lions. He tossed 48 2/3 innings, recording 36 strikeouts and…

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Persistence and long drive from New York pays off for Wallace State softball walk-on Marcella Ossa

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. – As a New York native, Wallace State softball newcomer Marcella Ossa isn’t hesitant to take a risk. Even if the gamble means a 14-hour, 900-mile car ride with no guarantees in store. During the spring, Ossa began searching to rejuvenate her softball career after spending the 2012 season at Buffalo (N.Y) State…

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National champion Wallace State softball team and golfer Aksel Olsen recognized by Gov. Robert Bentley in Montgomery

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CONTACT: Russell Moore, Communications and Marketing, Wallace State Community College, 256.352.8443, russell.moore@wallacestate.edu   HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s 2013 national champion softball team and golfer Aksel Olsen, a NJCAA individual national champion, were both recognized last week by Gov. Robert Bentley outside the Capitol building in Montgomery. Bentley presented a commendation to both the softball…

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Wallace State employees kick off 2013 fall semester with convocation, highlighted by motivational speaker Andy Masters

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CONTACT: Russell Moore, Communications and Marketing, Wallace State Community College, 256.352.8443, russell.moore@wallacestate.edu HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College employees marked a new fall semester by attending the college’s annual convocation this week at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. Wallace State invited a host of guests to the fall kickoff event, including…

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Wallace State softball’s Jayne Clem, Tracy Grindrod named NFCA NJCAA Division I Coaching Staff of the Year

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State softball head coach Jayne Clem and assistant Tracy Grindrod have been selected as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NJCAA Division I Coaching Staff of the Year for the third time in their careers. Clem and Grindrod led Wallace State to its second national championship in 2013, finishing with a 55-12…

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Wallace State softball players Paige Rowland, Victoria Frith each earn NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; four WSCC teams achieve All-Academic Team status

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State softball student-athletes Paige Rowland and Victoria Frith are National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence recipients for the 2012-13 season, in the list of individual academic honorees announced Wednesday by the NJCAA. Rowland and Frith achieved the NJCAA’s highest academic recognition for a student-athlete after each finished…

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