With a fifth place win Tuesday, the Paris Junior College golf team became Region XIV champions and qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in Burlington, Iowa, May 13-16.
“I was really proud of the way the young men competed,” said PJC golf coach Dave Johnson. “It has been a goal of theirs all year to win regionals and advance to nationals.”
In the past two years, one PJC golfer qualified as an individual for the National event; it has been three years since a PJC team earned a spot in the tournament.
A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced on Thursday the hiring of current McKinney Boyd High School boys coach Jason Burton as the eighth women's basketball coach in the history of the program at a press conference on the A&M-Commerce campus.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions 2014 football schedule was released March 11. The first game of the season will be Sept. 4 at Memorial Stadium where the Lions will face off against the East Texas Baptist University Tigers.
The schedule shows there will be at least four home games where the Lions will go head to head with East Texas Baptist University, Tarleton State University, West Texas A&M University, and McMurry University. There will also be another trip for the Lions to the AT&T Stadium
The Paris Junior College men’s basketball team’s season came to an end on March 18 with a 75-65 loss to the ninth-seeded South Plains College Texans in an NJCAA National Tournament game in Hutchinson, Kan.
South Plains (29-5) entered the game as the ninth seed in the tournament, while the Dragons (26-8) were seeded eighth. Paris, which trailed 34-28 at halftime, never led during the game.
South Plains guard Andre Spight led all scorers with 22 points.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce 2014 football season begins with a couple of non-conference games against old-time foes and ends with a big question mark. The Lone Star Conference will begin a four-team playoff system this fall, so the Lions' season will end early on Nov. 1 unless they qualify for the postseason.
• The Lions pulled off a dramatic one-point comeback win in the first round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament on Thursday, earning a second-round date with top-seeded Tarleton State on Friday in the tournament semifinals.