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Welcome to the NJCAA Region XII Home page. NJCAA Region XII is made up of 29 schools in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Region XII has two main conferences, the Michigan Community College Atheltic Association (MCCAA) and the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).

REGION XII NEWS

Wednesday, April 23
Softball
Owens CC drops five spots to number 17 this week
The Owens Community College women's softball dropped five spots to number 17 in this week's NJCAA Division II women's softball poll. The Express are 19-7 overall and 9-1 in the OCCAC. Oakland Community College entered into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Raiders are 18-11 overall and 11-1 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference.

Tuesday, April 22
Baseball
Sinclair moves up five spots to number five this weeK
The Sinclair Community College baseball team moved up five spots to number five in this week's NJCAA Division II baseball poll. The Tartan Pride are 30-9 on the season. Vincennes University dropped out of the top 20 into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Trailblazers are 25-14 on the campaign.

Wednesday, April 16
Softball
Owens CC softball drops three spots this week to number 12
The Owens Community College women's softball team dropped three spots this week to number 12 in the NJCAA Division II women's softball poll. The Express are currently 16-4 overall and 6-4 in the OCCAC.

Tuesday, April 15
Baseball
Sinclair CC debuts at number 10 in this week's rankings
The Sinclair Community College baseball team debuts in the this week's NJCAA Division II baseball poll at a tie for number ten. The Tartan Pride are 26-9 overall and 10-2 in the OCCAC. Vincennes University moved up one spot this week to number 19. The Trailblazers are 24-12 on the season.

Friday, April 11
Women's Basketball
Mantyla and Johnson earn Division II All-American Honors
Delta College sophomore guard Taylor Mantyla has been named a NJCAA Division II women's basketball First Team All-American. Mantyla led the Pioneers to a second place finish in the MCCAA Eastern Conference and a runner-up finish in the NJCAA District H tournament. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College freshman gaurd Phylicia Johnson was named a NJCAA Divsion II women's basketball Second Team All-American. Johnson led the Surge to a co-OCCAC championship, NJCAA District I champions and a berth in the NJCAA Division II National Championship.

Friday, April 10
Women's Basketball
Vincennes Kalenta named to All-American team
Vincennes University sophomore forward Anya Kalenta has been named a NJCAA Division I women's basketball Third Team All-American. Kalenta help lead the Trailblazers to 23-7 record before falling to Monroe (NY) Community College in the NJCAA District C Tournament.

Thursday, April 10
Men's Basketball
Grays, Albert named First Team All-Americans
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College sophomore guard Winston Grays has been named a NJCAA Division II men's basketball First Team All-American. Grays lead the Surge to a co-OCCAC champions, a District 11 championship and a sixth place finish in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. Mott Community College sophomore guard Malik Albert has also been name a NJCAA Division II First Team All-American. Albert lead the Bears to a third place finish in the MCCAA Eastern Conference and a semi-final appearence in the NJCAA District 10 tournament. Glen Oaks Community College sophomore Lee Gardner III has been named a NJCAA Division II Second Team All-American. Gardner led the Vikings to a MCCAA Western Conference co-championship and a semifinal appearance in the NJCAA District 9 Tournament. Wayne County Community College District sophomore guard Darerraul Jackson has been named a NJCAA Division II Second Team All-American. Jackson led the Wildcats to a MCCAA Eastern Conference co-championship, a NJCAA Distirct 10 title and a fifth place finish in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. Owens Community College sophomore forward Bikramjit Gill has been named a NJCAA Division II Third Team All-American. Gill led the Express to a OCCAC co-championship and runners-up in the NJCAA District 11 tournament.

Thursday, April 10
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University Wiley, Foster named All-Americans
Vincennes University sophomore forward Willie Wiley has been named a NJCAA Division I men's basketball Second Team All-American. Wiley led the Trailblazers to a third place finish in the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Sophomore guard Devin Foster has been named a Third Team All-American. Foster also helped lead the Trailblazer to a third place finish in the National Tournament.

Wednesday, April 8
Baseball
Sinclair's Young, Jackson's Baragar named Players of the Week
Sinclair Community College freshman centerfielder Alex Young has been named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week. Young batted .636 with eight runs and eight runs batted in. He batted 7 for 11 with 2 doubles, one walk and six stolen bases. Jackson College sophomore left handed pitcher Caleb Baragar has been named NJCAA Division II pitcher of the week. Baragar threw back to back no hitters last week defeating Kalamazoo Valley Community College and St. Clair County Community College. He walked five batters, struck out 18 in 12 innings of work.

Wednesday, April 9
Softball
Owens CC moves up three spots to number nine in this week poll
The Owens Community College softball team moved up three spots to number nine in this week's NJCAA Division II softball poll. The Express are 14-2 on the season. Sinclair Community College dropped down to the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Tartan Pride are 13-6 on the season.

Tuesday, April 7
Baseball
Vincennes drops four spots to number 20 in this week's poll
The Vincennes University baseball team dropped four spots this week to number 20 in this week's NJCAA Division II baseball poll. The Trailblazers are 21-11 on the season.

Wednesday, April 2
Softball
Owens CC moves up on spot to number 12 this week
The Owens Community College softball team moved up one spot to number 12 in this week's NJCAA Division II softball poll. The Express are 7-1 on the season. Ancilla College entered the top 20 this week at number 19. The Chargers are 5-3 on the young season. Sinclair Community College held on to the number 20 spot this week's poll. The Tartan Pride are 11-4 on the season.

Wednesday, March 26
Softball
Owens CC ranked 13th in first regular season poll
The Owens Community College softball team is ranked 13th in the first NJCAA Division II regular season softball poll. The Express are 6-0 on the season. Sinclair Community College is ranked 20th in this week poll. The Tartan Pride are 9-2 on the season. Ancilla College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Chargers are 5-3 on the season

Tuesday, March 25
Baseball
Vincennes University enters the top 20 at number 16
The Vincennes University baseball team entered the top 20 in the NJCAA Division II baseball poll at number 16. The Trailblazers are 15-8 on the season. Sinclair Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category. The Tartan Pride are 12-6 on the season.

Saturday, March 22
Men's Basketball
Vincennes Univesity claims third place with win over Harcum
The Vincennes University men's basketball team got rolling early and didn't look back defeating Harcum (PA) College 98-71 in the third place game at the NJCAA Divsion I men's basketball tournament. The Trailblazers were led by Willie Wiley wiht 20 points and eight rebounds, while Loomis Gerring added 19 points and 9 rebounds off the bench. Paris Burns added 15 points and six rebounds, while Devin Foster had 14 points. Mychal Mulder chipped in 11 points, six rebound and four assist. Foster and Wiley were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Saturday, March 22
Men's Basketball
Wayne County defeats Cincinnati State 70-69 for fifth place
The Wayne County Community College District men's basketball team defeated Cincinnati State Technical & Community College 70-69 to win the fifth place game at the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. The Wildcats were led by Dererraul Jackson with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Shaun Duncan added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Paul Standtke added five points and ten rebounds. The Surge were led by McKinley Bell with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Chrisean Mardsen added ten points and five rebounds. Hugh O'Brien Hobbs added 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals whil DJ Cogdell added 10 points and three rebounds. Cincinnati's State's Winston Grays was named to the All-Tournament Team while Darerraul Jackson was named the Jack Cistriao Best Small Man of the Tournament. Lake Michigan College coach Doug Schaffer was given the Fred Pohlman Sportsmanship Award. This is the first time in the history of the award that it has gone to a person. In the past, it has always been awarded to a team.

Saturday, March 22
Women's Basketball
St. Clair County finishes fourth at Nationals afer 77-71 loss
The St. Clair County Community College women's basketball team finished fourth at the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament after a 77-71 loss to North Iowa Area Community College. Sheyna Deans led the Skippers with 20 points, nine rebounds and two steals, while Whitley Currie added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Rachel Kehoe added nine points and 12 rebounds for the Skippers, who finish the season with a 30-4 record. Deans and Ta'Kira Height of the Skippers were both named to the All-Touranment team, while DeYahanna Styles of Lake Michigan College was also on the All-Tournament team.

Saturday, March 22
Women's Basketball
Lake Michigan College wins seventh place game over Kishwaukee
The Lake Michigan College women's basketball team defeated Kishwaukee (IL) College 76-68 in the seventh place game at the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament. The Red Hawks are led by Sabrina Trujillo with 16 points, three steals and three rebounds, while Lexi Hobbs added 14 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. DeYahnna Styles added 14 points, seven assist and four rebounds, while Kaitelyn Smith ated 12 points and seven rebounds. Sarah Huffman chipped in 10 points and four rebounds. Lake Michigan ends their season at 29-6.

Friday, March 21
Men's Basketball
Jones County ends Vincennes national title hopes
A slow start doomed Vincennes University as Jones (MS) County Community College defeated the Trailblazers 76-63 in the NJCAA Division I men's basketball national tournament semi-final game. Mychal Mudler led Vincennes with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Charles Foster added 11 points and four steals. Paris Burns added 10 points and eight assists, while Willie Wiley chipped in nine points and nine rebounds. Vincennes will face Harcum (PA) College in the third place game on Saturday night.

Friday, March 21
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati advances to fifth place game with a win over Fort Scott
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team advanced to the fifth place game at the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament with a 82-55 win over Fort Scott (KS) Community College. The Surge were led by Winston Grays with 23 points, four assists and four rebounds, while McKinley Bell added 15 points and nine rebounds. Chrisean Marsden chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds, while Trent Donald added 10 points and five rebounds. Cincinnati State will face Region XII member Wayne County Community College District in the fifth place game on Saturday.

Friday, March 21
Women's Basketball
St. Clair County drops semi-final match up to Highland CC
The St. Clair County Community College women's basketball team lost their semi-final match up in the NJCAA Division II women's basketball tournament to Highland (KS) Community College by a score of 69-64. The Skippers were led by Sheyna Deans with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Ta'Kira Heights added 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Skippers will play in the third place game on Saturday night.

Friday, March 21
Women's Basketball
Cincinnati State's season end with loss to Chesapeake College
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College was defeated by Chesapeake (MD) College 93-84 in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament. The Surge were led by Phylicia Johnson with 20 points, three rebounds and two assists, while Alexux Chinn chipped in 16 points, seven points and four assists. The Surge season comes to an end with a 21-12 record.

Friday, March 21
Women's Basketball
Lake Michigan defeats Louisburg to advance in consolation bracket
The Lake Michigan College women's basketball defeated Louisburg (NC) College 86-76 to advance in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament. Lexi Hobbs led the Red Hawks with 22 points, nine rebounds and three assists, while DaYahanna Styles added 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Sabrina Trujillo had 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals, Lacorsica Metts chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Nicole Decker added 13 points and five rebounds.

Thursday, March 20
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University advances to semi-final with win
The Vincennes University men's basketball team advanced to the NJCAA Division I men's basketball tournament semi-finals with a 95-89 win over Columbia (TN) State Community College. The Trailblazers were led by Devin Foster with 20 points and four assist, while Paris Burns added 19 points and two assist. Willie Wiley had 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Charles Foster chipped in 15 points off the bench. Loomis Gerring added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Trailblazers who will play Jones (MS) County Community College on Friday night.

Thursday, March 20
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State loses second round game to Central CC
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team was defeated by Central (NE) Community College-Columbus 90-78 in the second round of the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. The Surge were led by McKinley Bell with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Winston Grays added 20 points and five rebounds. Hugh O'Brien Hobbs added 14 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while Chrisean Marsden added ten points and six rebounds. The Surge advance to play Fort Scott (KS) Community College on Friday.

Thursday, March 20
Men's Basketball
Wayne County advances to 5th place game with win
The Wayne County Community College District men's basketball team advanced to the fifth place game in the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament with a 68-53 win over Des Moines (IA) Area Community College. Dererraul Jackson led the Wildcats with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Andre Jackson added 10 points, three rebounds and three assists. Paul Standtke added nine points and 10 rebounds. Wayne County will play in the fifth place game on Saturday against Region XII foe Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

Thursday, March 20
Men's Basketball
South Suburban ends Lake Michigan College season
The Lake Michigan College men's basketball team lost to South Suburban (IL) College 68-53 in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. The Red Hawks were led by Ken Coates with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Terrell Clinton added 19 points and six rebounds. Loren Johnson added ten points and eight rebounds. The Red Hawks end their season with a 20-14 record.

Thursday, March 20
Women's Basketball
Cincinnati State drops second round game to North Iowa Area
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College lost their second round game in the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament to North Iowa Area Community College 85-79. The Surge were led by Alexux Chinn with 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Emily Fite chipped in 16 points and nine rebounds. Ericka Fitzpatrick added 16 points and five rebounds, while Phylicia Johnson chipped in 16 points. Hannah Stephenson had three points, ten rebounds, nine assists and three rebounds.

Thursday, March 20
Women's Basketball
Lake Michigan College advances in consolation bracket
The Lake Michigan College defeated Essex (NJ) County College 67-35 to advance in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament. The Red Hawks were led by 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Sabrina Trujillo added 17 points, three steals and two assists. DeYahnna Styles chipped in 12 points, seven assists and four steals, while Nicole Decker added 11 points and three rebounds.

Wednesday, March 19
Men's Basketball
Vincennes defeats Wallace State in second round
The Vincennes University men's basketball team defeated Wallace State (AL) Community College-Hanceville 84-77 in the second round to advance to quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. The Trailblazers were lead by Willie Wiley with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Devin Foster and Paris Burns each added 16 points, five assists and four rebounds. Charles Foster added 14 points of the bench, while Loomis Gerring added 13 points, and 12 rebounds. The Trailblazers will play Columbia (TN) State Community College on Thursday night.

Wednesday, March 19
Men's Basketball
Wake Technical defeats Wayne County in the second round
The Wayne County Community College District men's basketball team was beaten by Wake (NC) Technical Community College 95-72 in the second round of the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. Dererraul Jackson led the Wildcats with 23 points, while Shaun Duncan had 24 points. Paul Standtke added 12 rebounds. Wayne County advances to play Des Moines (IA) Area Community College on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 19
Men's Basketball
Phoenix College too much for Lake Michigan in first round
The Lake Michigan College men's basketball team was defeated by Phoenix (AZ) College 70-48 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. The Red Hawks are Terrell Clinton with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Roy Napier added 10 points and four assists. Lake Michigan will face South Suburban (IL) College on Thursday in the consolation bracket.

Wednesday, March 19
Women's Basketball
St. Clair County advances to semi-final with win over Monroe
The St. Clair County Community College women's basketball team advanced to the NJCAA Division II women's basketball tournament semi-finals with a 79-60 win over Monroe (NY) College. The Skippers were led by Rachel Kehoe with 19 points and four rebounds, while Ta'Kira Height added 15 points and four assist. Lariah Stevens chipped in 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds, while Andranay Beverly had 12 points and four rebounds. Sheyna Deans added 11 points and four rebounds.

Tuesday, March 18
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State advances with a win over Garrett in first round
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team defeated Garrett (MD) College 80-65 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. Winston Grays led the Surge with 16 points and four rebounds, while Lorenzen Wright, Jr. added 11 points. Chrisean Marsden added 10 points and 11 rebounds, while DJ Cogdell added 10 points. The Surge will face Central (NE) Community College-Columbus on Thrusday.

Tuesday, March 18
Men's Basketball
Wayne County knocks of Carl Sandburg in national tournament
The Wayne County Community College District men's basketball team won their opening round game at the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament 56-53 over Carl Sandburg (IL) College. Darerraul Jackson led the Wildcats with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Shaun Duncan added 13 points and Tyrie Flowers had 11 points in the win. The Wildcats will face Wake (NC) Technical Community College on Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 18
Women's Basketball
Cincinnati State advances to second round by defeating Kankakee
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College women's basketball team defeated Kankakee (IL) Community College 83-63 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II women's basketball tournament. The Surge were led by Phylicia Johnson with 26 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists. Emily Fite chipped in 20 points and six rebounds, while Alexux Chinn added nine points, ten rebounds and two steals.

Tuesday, March 18
Women's Basketball
Lake Michigan College drops opening game to Parkland
The Lake Michigan College women's basketball team dropped their opening round game to Parkland (IL) College 94-69 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II women's basketball national tournament. The Red Hawks were led by DeYahnna Styles with 25 points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds. Lacorsica Metts added 12 points and six rebounds.

Tuesday, March 18
Women's Basketball
St. Clair wins opening round game of national tournament
The St. Clair County women's basketball team won their opening round game of the NJCAA Divison II women's basketball tournament 80-74 over North Central Missouri College. The Skippers were led by Andranay Beverly with 25 points and four rebounds, while Rachel Kehoe added 16 points and nine rebounds. Ta'Kira Heights added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Lariah Stevens added 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Whitley Currie added 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Tuesday, March 11
Baseball
Kellogg CC drops into others receiving votes in this week's poll
The Kellogg Community College baseball team dropped into the other schools receiving votes category in this week's NJCAA Division II baseball poll. The Bruins are 1-7 on the season.

Saturday, March 1
Men's Bowling
Vincennes captures record 19th national championship
The Vincennes University men's bowling team claimed their 19th NJCAA bowling championship on Saturday, a NJCAA record. The Trailblazers knocked down 13,671 pins for the tournament finishing well ahead for defending champion Schenectady (NY) County Community College, who had 13,132. The title is Vincennes eighth title in the last 12 years. Matt Dzikiewicz average 212.6 for the Trailblazers finishing second in the all evnet standings. Tom Reynolds took third with an average of 203.9. Jesse Gibson earned fifth with a 198.3 average, while Tyler Armour finished tenth with a 191.4 average. Dzikiewicz and Thomas earned All-American honors.

Saturday, March 1
Women's Bowling
Schoolcraft's Rodriguez earns All-American honors
Schoolcraft College's Angela Rodriguez earned Women's Bowling All-American honors at this weekend's NJCAA Women's Bowling Championship. She finished eight in the all events with a 179.7 average for the tournament. She helped Schoolcraft College finished ninth in the tournament with 9,764 pins, while Muskegon Community College finished tenth with 9,728 pins for the tournament. Erie (NY) Community College won the tournament for a 28th time.

Saturday, March 1
Wrestling
Muskegon CC finishes ninth at National Tournament

The Muskegon Community College men's wrestling team finished ninth at the NJCAA Wrestling National Tournament held in Spokane, WA this weekend. The Jayhawks finished with 62 points, 3.5 points behind Ellsworth (IA) Community College and two points ahead for North Iowa Area Community College. Zach Cooper earned Third Team All-American honors in the the 133 pound weight class finishing third by defeating Lemuel Johnson of Neosho (KS) County Community College by a fall at 2:28. Donovan Fouchey earned Honorable Mention All American honors in the 197 weight class finishing fourth. He lost a major decision 10-0 to Ihoghama Odighizuwa of Clackamas (OR) Community College. Tyler Stenberg finished sixth in the 149 weight class losing to Tyler Nation of Iowa Western Community College by a 6-3 decesion.

Wednesday, February 26
Women's Basketball
Owens CC holds on to the number five spot this week
The Owens Community College women's basketball team held on to the number five spot in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 23-2 on the season. St. Clair County Community College moved up on spot to number six in this week's rankings. The Skippers are 23-2 on the campaign. Kalamazoo Valley Community College moved up five spots this week to number 12. The Cougars are 22-4 on the year. Lake Michigan College dropped seven spots to number 13 this week. The Red Hawks are 22-4 on the year. Delta College moved up one spot to number 14 this week. The Pioneers are 22-5 on the season.

Wednesday, February 26
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University in other schools receiving votes
The Vincennes University women's basketball team moved into the other school receiving votes category in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 21-6 on the season.

Tuesday, February 25
Baseball
Kellogg moves up one spot to number nine in this week's poll
The Kellogg Community College baseball team has moved up on spot to number nine in the first regular season NJCAA Division II baseball poll. The Bruins have yet to play a game this season. Vincennes University entered the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Trailblazers are 6-2 on the season.

Tuesday, February 25
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State is the new number one team in this week's poll
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team moved up one spot to number one in the final NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 24-3 overall and 10-1 in the OCCAC. Wayne County Community College District moved up three spots to number three this week. The Wildcats are 21-4 on the season and 15-2 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Mott Community College holds steady at number five in this week's poll. The Bears are 23-5 overall and 14-3 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Oakland Community College moved up two spots to number six in this week's poll. The Raiders are 23-5 overall and 15-2 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Owens Community College moved up one spot to number ten this week. The Express are 22-5 overall and 10-1 in the OCCAC. Kalamazoo Valley Community College re-entered the top 20 at number 16 this week. The Cougars are 22-6 overall and 12-3 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Sinclair Community College dropped into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Tartan Pride are 21-8 overall and 5-6 in the OCCAC.

Tuesday, February 25
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University remains second in this week's poll
The Vincennes University men's basketball team remains ranked second in the NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll again this week. The Trailblazers are 26-2 on the season.

Wednesday, February 19
Women's Basketball
Owens moves up on spot to number five in this week's rankings
The Owens Community College women's basketball team moved up one spot to number five in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 21-2 on the season. Lake Michigan College moved up on spot to number six this week. The Red Hawks are currently 22-3 on the season. St. Clair County Community College also moved up on spot to number seven this week. The Skippers are 21-2 on the year. Delta College dropped on spot to number 15 this week. The Pioneers are 20-5 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College held onto the number 17 spot again this week. The Cougars are 20-4 on the campaign. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College re-entered the top 20 at number 20 this week. The Surge are 16-10 on the season

Wednesday, February 19
Men's Basketball
Mott's Albert named Division II Player of the week
Mott Community College sophomore guard Malik Albert has been named NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball Player of the week. Albert averaged 27.5 points and 8.0 assists per game for the Bears, who went 1-1 last week.  He also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 0.5 blocks in two game last week. The Bears are currently 21-5 overall and 12-3 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference.  They have clinched a berth in the NJCAA District 10 men's basketball tournament.  

Wednesday, February 19
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State remains at number 2 in this week's rankings
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College held onto the number two ranking in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 23-3 on the season. Mott Community College dropped two spots to number five this week. The Bears are 20-5 on the season. Wayne County Community College District moved up six spots to number six in this week's poll. The Wildcats are 19-3 overall. Oakland Community College dropped four spots to number eight this week. The Raiders are 22-3 on the season. Owens Community College dropped to number 11. The Express are 20-5 on the season. Glen Oaks Community College moved up three spots to number 13 this week. The Vikings are 20-3 on the year. Sinclair Community College re-entered the top 20 at number 20 this week. The Tartan Pride are 20-6 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College remains in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 20-6 on the season.

Wednesday, February 19
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University moves up one spot to number two
The Vincennes University men's basketball team moved up one spot to number two in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 25-2 on the season.

Wednesday, February 12
Women's Basketball
Owens CC jumps four spots to number six in this week's poll
The Owens Community College women's basketball team moved up for spots to number six in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 19-2 on the season. Lake Michigan College moved up four spots as weel to number seven this week. The Red Hawks are 20-3 on the season. St. Clair County Community College jumped four spots as well to number eight. The Skippers have posted a 18-2 record so far this season. Delta College moves up four spots this week to number 14. The Pioneers are 19-4 this season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College moved up three spots to number 17 this week. The Cougars are 18-4 on the season. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College drops down into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Surge are 15-9 on the season. Columbus State Community College remains in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 15-9 on the season.

Wednesday, February 12
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University remains in others receiving votes
The Vincennes University women's basketball team remains in the other schools receiving votes category again in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 17-5 on the campaign.

Tuesday, February 11
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State climbs one spot to number two this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team moved up one spot to number two in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 21-3 on the season. Mott Community College moved up on spot to number three this week. The Bears are 19-4 on the season. Oakland Community College moved up seven spots to number four. The Raiders are 20-2 on the year. Owens Community College moved up three spots to number eight this week. The Express are currently 19-4 on the year. Wayne County Community College District dropped four spots to number 12 this week. The Wildcats record is currently 16-3 on the year. Glen Oaks Community College entered the top 20 at number 16 this week the Vikings are 19-3 on the year. Kalamazoo Valley Community College entered the other schools receiving votes cateogy this week. The Cougars are 19-5 on the year. Sinclair Community College dropped into the other schools recieving votes this week. The Tartan Pride are 18-6 on the year.

Tuesday, February 11
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University moves up four spots to number three
The Vincennes University men's basketball team moved up four spots to number three in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 22-2 on the campaign.

Friday, February 7
Wrestling
Muskegon CC moves up three spots to number five this month
The Muskegon Community College wrestling team moved up three spots to number five in this month's NJCAA Wrestling poll. The Jayhawks were ranked eight in January's poll.

Wednesday, February 5
Women's Basketball
Owens CC drops four spots to number ten this week
The Owens Community College women's basketball team dropped four spots to number ten in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 18-2 on the year. Lake Michigan College remains at number 11 in this week's poll. The Red Hawks are 18-3 on the season. St. Clair County Community College held steady at number 12. The Skippers are 17-2 on the season. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College dropped one spot to number 14 this week. The Surge are 14-8 on the season. Delta College entered the top 20 at number 18. The Pioneers are 17-4 on the campaign. Kalamazoo Valley Community College re-enters the top 20 at number 20 this week. The Cougars are 16-4 on the year. Columbus State Community College enters the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 15-3 on the season.

Wednesday, February 5
Women's Basketball
Vincennes drops into other's receiving votes this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball team dropped out of the top 25 into the other's receiving votes in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 14-5 on the season.

Tuesday, February 4
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State moves up three spots to number three this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team moved up three spots to number three in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 19-3 on the season. Mott Community College moved up four spots to number four this week. The Bears are currently 17-4 on the year. Wayne County Community College District dropped one spot to number eight this week. The Wildcats are 16-2 on the season. Oakland Community College moved up nine spots to number 11 this week. The Raiders are 18-2 on the year. Owens Community College moved up two spots to number 13 this week. The Express are 18-4 on the year. Sinclair Community College dropped eight spots to number 17 this week. The Tartan Pride are 18-5 on the year.

Tuesday, February 4
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University up one spot to number seven this week
The Vincennes University moved up one spot to number seven in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 20-2 on the season.

Wednesday, January 29
Women's Basketball
Owens CC remains sixth in this week's rankings
The Owens Community College women's basketball team held onto the number six ranking in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are currently 17-0 on the season. Lake Michigan College moved up one spot to number 11 in this week's poll. The Red Hawks are 16-3 on the year. St. Clair County Community College moves up two spots to number 12 this week. The Skippers are 15-2 on the year. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College moved up four spots to number 13 this week. The Surge are 13-7 on the season. Delta College entered the other schools receiving votes category this week. Pioneers are currently 15-4 on the season.

Wednesday, January 29
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University remains at number 20 again this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball remains ranked at number 20 in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 13-4 on the year.

Tuesday, January 28
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State holds steady at number six this week
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College held on to the number six spot in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 18-3 on the season. Wayne County Community College District moved up five spots to number seven this week. The Wildcats are 14-2 on the year. Mott Community College moved up three spots to number eight this week. The Bears are 15-4 on the year. Sinclair Community College dropped one spot to number nine this week the Tartan Pride are 18-3 on the year. Owens Community College moved up one spot to number 15. The Express are currently 16-4 on the year. Oakland Community College re-enters the top 20 at number 20. The Raiders are 17-2 on the year. Glen Oaks Community College are in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Vikings are 15-2 on the campaign.

Tuesday, January 28
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University moves up two spots to number eight
The Vincennes University men's basketball team moved up two spots to number eight in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 18-2 on the season.

Monday, January 27
Baseball
Kellogg CC is ranked 10th in pre-season baseball poll
The Kellogg Community College baseball team is ranked 10th in the NJCAA Division II pre-season baseball poll. The Bruins finished last season with a 32-16 record. Grand Rapids Community College is ranked 17th in the poll. The Raiders finished last year 28-28, won the NJCAA Region XII baseball tournament and qualified for the NJCAA Division II baseball national tournament.

Monday, January 27
Softball
Kalamazoo Valley CC ranked sixth in the pre-season poll
The Kalamazoo Valley Community College softball team is ranked sixth in the NJCAA Division II pre-season softball poll. The Cougars finished last season with a 35-16 record. Mott Community College is ranked 14th in the poll. The Bears finished last year with a 28-10 record.

Wednesday, January 22
Women's Basketball
Owens CC remains at number six again this week
The Owens Community College women's basketball team remains ranked at number six in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 16-1 on the season. Lake Michigan College moves up two spots to number 12 in this week's rankings. The Red Hawks are 14-3 on the season. St. Clair County Community College moved up four spots to number 14 this week. The Skippers are 12-2 on the year. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College drops one spot to number 17. The Surge are 11-7 on the year. Columbus State Community College entered the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 14-2 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is also in the other schools receiving votes category. The Cougars are 14-3 this season. Macomb Community College enters the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Monarchs are 12-1 on the year.

Wednesday, January 22
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State drops three spots to number six this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team dropped three spots to number six. The Surge are 16-3 on the season. Sinclair Community College moved up four spots to number 12 this week. The Tartan Pride are 16-3 on the season. Mott Community College dropped two spots to number 11 in this week's poll. The Bears are 13-4 overall. Wayne County Community College District moved up seven spots to number 12. The Wildcats are 12-2 on the year. Owens Community College entered the top 20 at number 16 this week. The Express are 15-4 on the campaign.

Wednesday, January 22
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University drops four spots to number ten this week
The Vincennes University men's basketball team dropped four spots this week to number ten in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 16-2 on the campaign.

Wednesday, January 22
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University drops two spots to number 20 this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball team dropped two spots to number 20 in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers have a 12-4 record so far this season.

Wednesday, January 15
Women's Basketball
Owens CC hangs steady at number six again this week
The Owens Community College women's basketball team held onto the number six spot in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 14-1 on the year. Lake Michigan College moved up on spot to number 14 in this week's poll. The Red Hawks are 12-3 on the year. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College held onto the number 16 spot this week. The Surge are 10-6 on the season. St. Clair County Community College moved up two spots to number 20 this week. The Skippers are 10-2 on the campaign. Kalamazoo Valley Community College entered the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 11-3 on the year.

Wednesday, January 15
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University drops four spots to number 18 this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball dropped four spots to number 18 in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 11-3 on the season.

Tuesday, January 14
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State holds onto the number three spot this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team held onto the number three spot in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 15-2 on the season. Mott Community College dropped three spots to number nine this week. The Bears are 11-3 on the year. Oakland Community College entered the top 20 at number 11 this week. The Raiders are 13-1 on the season. Sinclair Community College dropped five spots to number 12. The Tartan Pride are 14-3 on the campaign. Wayne County Community College District entered the top 20 this week at number 19. The Wildcats are 9-2 on the season. Owens Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category again this week. The Express are 13-4 this year. Lansing Community College enters the other schools receiving votes category. The Stars are 12-3 on the season.

Tuesday, January 14
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University moves up three spots to number six
The Vincennes University men's basketball team moved up three spots to number six in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 14-1 on the campaign.

Wednesday, January 8
Women's Basketball
Owens dropped two spots to number six this week
The Owens Community College women's basketball team dropped two spots to number six in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 14-1 so far this season. Lake Michigan College moved up four spots to number 15 this week. The Red Hawks are 10-3 on the year. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College moved up one spot to number 16. The Surge have posted a 9-6 record this year. St. Clair County Community College entered the top 20 at number 20 this week. The Skippers are 8-2 on the season. Columbus State Community College entered the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougar have a 12-1 record so far this season.

Wednesday, January 8
Women's Basketball
Vincennes moves up two spots to number 14 this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball team moved up two spots to number 14 in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 11-2 on the season.

Tuesday, January 7
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State drops two spots to number three this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team dropped out of the top spot in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll to number three. The Surge are 14-2 on the season. Mott Community College moved up one spot this week to number six. The Bears are 10-2 on the year. Sinclair Community College dropped three spots to number seven this week. The Tartan Pride are 14-2 on the campaign. Kalamazoo Valley Community College remained in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 11-3 on the season. Owens Community College is also the other schools receiving votes category. The Express are 12-4 on the season.

Tuesday, January 7
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University remains ninth in this week's poll
The Vincennes University men's basketball team is ranked ninth again this week in the NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 12-1 on the season.

Monday, January 6
Wrestling
Muskegon CC moves up one spot to number eight in wrestling poll
The Muskegon Community College moved up one spot to number eight in this month's NJCAA Wrestling poll. The Jayhawks were ranked ninth in the December poll.

Wednesday, December 18
Women's Basketball
Owens remains fourth in final 2013 basketball poll
The Owens Community College women's basketball team remains ranked fourth in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 12-1 on the season. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College moves up one spot this week to number 17. The Surge are 7-2 so far this season. Lake Michigan College enters the top 20 this week at number 19. The Red Hawks are 7-1 so far this year. This is the last poll of the 2013, the next poll will be the week of January 6, 2014

Wednesday, December 18
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University remains at number 16 this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball team remains at number 16 in this week's NJCAA Division I women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 9-2 on the season. This is the final poll of 2013, polls will resume the week of January 6, 2014

Tuesday, December 17
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State is the number one team for season straight week
The Cincinnati State Techincal & Community College men's basketball team is ranked number one in the NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll again this week. The Surge are 12-1 on the season. Sinclair Community College moved up two spots this week to number four. The Tartan Pride are 10-1 on the season. Mott Community College moved up four spots to number seven this week. The Bears are 8-1 on the young campaign. Lansing Community College dropped eight spots this week to number 18 in the poll. The Stars are 9-3 on the season. Owens Community College drops into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Express are currently 11-3 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College rounds out the Region XII schools in the poll. The Cougars, who are in the other schools receiving votes category this week, are 9-3 on the season. This is the final ranking for 2013. The polls will resume the week of January 6, 2014.

Tuesday, December 18
Men's Basketball
Vincennes moves up two spots to number nine this week
The Vincennes University men's basketball team moved up two spots to number nine in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 9-1 on the season. This is the final poll of 2013 and polls will resume the week of January 6th, 2014.

Thursday, December 12
Women's Basketball
Owens CC moves up one spot to number four this week
The Owens Community College women's basketball team moved up one spot to number four in this week's NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll. The Express are 12-1 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College moved up three spots this week to number 15. The Cougars are 7-2 on the sason. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College broke into the top 20 this week at number 18. The Surge are 5-2 on the season.

Thursday, December 12
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University moves up two spots to 16 this week
The Vincennes University women's basketball team moved up two spots to number 16 in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 9-2 on the season.

Tuesday, December 10
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State ranked number one in the nation
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's basketball team moved up one spot to number one in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge are 11-1 on the season and replaced South Suburban (IL) College, who feel to fourth this week. Sinclair Community College jumped nine spots to number six in this week's rankings. The Tartan Pride are 10-1 on the season. Lansing Community College dropped one spot this week to number ten. The Stars are 9-2 on the season. Mott Community College enters the top 20 at number 11 this week. The Bears are 6-1 on the season. Owens Community College also enters the top 20 this week at number 20. The Express are 9-3 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College remains in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 8-2 on the season. Lakeland Community College drops out of the top 20 this week and into other schools receiving votes this week. The Lakers, who round out the Region XII teams in the poll, are 6-4 on the season.

Tuesday, December 10
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University down one to 11th in this week's rankings
The Vincennes University men's basketball team dropped one spot to number 11 in this week's NJCAA Division I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers are 9-1 on the season.

Friday, December 6
Women's Volleyball
Sinclair's Thobe named First-Team All-American
Sinclair Community College sophomore outside hitter Jessica Thobe has been named a NJCAA Division II First Team All-American for the season straight year. Thobe averaged 4.61 kills, 0.28 blocks and 5.21 digs pers set for the Tartan Pride. She also averaged 0.25 aces and 0.12 assists while hitting .423. Kalamazoo Valley Community College freshman middle blocker Chantel Davenport has been named a NJCAA Division II Second Team All-American. Davenport averaged 3.63 kills, 0.70 blocsk and 1.42 digs per set for the Cougars. She also had 0.17 aces per set and hit .234 for the season. Muskegon Community College sophomore middle blocker Beka German has been named a NJCAA Division II Honorable Mention All-American. German averaged 2.43 kills, 0.97 blocks and 2.62 digs per set. She also averaged 0.17 assists, 0.41 aces per set and hit .261 for the season.

Friday, December 6
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati's Doyle named First-Team All-American
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College sophomore mid-fielder Liam Doyle has been named a NJCAA Division I men's soccer First Team All-American. Doyle scored 14 goals and had 15 assists for 43 points in 22 matches this season. He had 51 shots, including 42 shots on goal and three game winning goals. Cuyahoga Community College sophomore forward Richard VanHorne was named a NJCAA Division I Third Team All-American. VanHorne had ten goals and three assists for 23 points in 19 games. He had one game winning goals. Schoolcraft College sophomore forward Romario Georgis has been named a NJCAA Division I Third Team All-American. Georgis had 20 goals and 11 assists for 51 points in 17 matches this season. He had 74 shots of which 45 were shots on goal. He also had four game winning goals for the Ocelots.

Friday, December 6
McKay and Martin named Third Team All-Americans
Schoolcraft College freshman forward Kelly McKay has been named a NJCAA Division I women's soccer Third Team All-American. McKay had 13 goals and five assist for 31 points in 15 games. She had 53 shots and 38 shots on goals this season. McKay also had five game winning goals for the Ocelots. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College sophomore midfielder Julie Martin has been named a NJCAA Division I Third Team All-American. Martin had 16 goals and four assists for 36 points this season. 34 of her 58 shots were on goals and she had five game winning goals for the Surge.

Wednesday, December 4
Women's Basketball
Vincennes University women's basketball team ranked 18th
The Vincennes University women's basketball team is ranked 18th in the first NJCAA Division I regular season women's basketball poll. The Trailblazers, who were unranked in the pre-season, have posted an 8-2 record so far this season.

Wednesday, December 4
Women's Basketball
Owens ranked fifth in first regular season poll
The Owens Community College women's basketball team is ranked fifth in the first NJCAA Division II regular season basketball poll. The Express, who were ranked ninth in the pre-season poll, are 11-1 on the season. Lake Michigan College is ranked 11th in the poll. The Red Hawks, who are 5-1 on the season, were ranked 18th in the pre-season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is ranked 18th in this week's poll. The Cougars, who were ranked 12th in the pre-season poll, are 6-2 so far this season. Delta College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Pioneers, who are 5-1 on the season, were unranked in the pre-season. St. Clair County Community College is also in the other's receiving votes category this week. The Skippers, who were ranked 5th in the pre-season poll, are 4-2 on the campaign.

Tuesday, December 3
Men's Basketball
Cincinnati State ranked second in first regular season poll
The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College men's basketball team is ranked second in the first regular season Division II men's basketball poll. The Surge, who were ranked 20th in the pre-season poll, are 9-1 on the season. Lakeland Community College is ranked 7th in the in the poll. The Lakers, who are 6-1 on the season, were ranked 17th in the pre-season poll. Lansing Community College is ranked ninth in this week's poll. The Stars, who were ranked 19th in the pre-season poll, are 7-2 on the season. Sinclair Community College is ranked 15th in this week's rankings. The Tartan Pride, who are 8-1 on the season, were unranked in the pre-season poll. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars, who were unranked in the pre-season, are 6-1 on the season. Oakland Community College is also in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Raiders, who were unranked in the pre-season, are 4-0 on the season. Owens Community College, who are also in the other schools receiving votes category, round out the Region XII teams in the rankings this week. The Express, who were ranked eighth in the pre-season, are 6-3 on the season.

Tuesday, December 3
Men's Basketball
Vincennes University ranked 10th in first regular season poll
The Vincennes University men's basketball team is ranked tenth in this week's NJCAA Divison I men's basketball poll. The Trailblazers, who were ranked third in the pre-season poll, are 8-1 on the season.

Tuesday, December 3
Wrestling
Muskegon CC ranked ninth in first poll
The Muskegon Community College wrestling team is ranked ninth in the first regular season poll. The Jayhawks were ranked 19th in the pre-season wrestling poll.

Thursday, November 20
Women's Volleyball
Oakland wins two, Grand Rapids CC 1-1 at first day of Nationals
The fourth ranked Oakland Community College women's volleyball team won both their matches today at the NJCAA Division II women's volleyball nationals hosted by Owens Community College. Oakland won the first match over South Suburban (IL) College by the scores of 25-15, 25-19, 25-21.  In the second match, Oakland defeated Southwestern (IA) Community College 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 to advance to tomorrow's semi-finals.  Oakland (36-2) will face Cowley (KS) Community College (33-4) on Friday at 6:30 PM. The Tigers are the number one ranked team in the country and defeated the Raiders for the NJCAA Division II National Title in 2011. 
The 16th ranked Grand Rapids Community College opened their title defense by defeating undefeated ninth ranked Catawba (NC) Valley Community College by the scores of 21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-11. The Raiders were lead by Shelby Ruffner with 18 kills and three blocks. Abbie Gortsema had 15 kills and eight blocks, while Emily Johnson had 14 kills and three blocks.  Taylor Gates had 46 assists and 13 digs, while Audrey Wyse had 23 digs.  
The Raiders (32-7) lost to second ranked Parkland (IL) College by the scores of 16-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-13.  The loss dropped the Raiders into the winner's bracket consolation bracket, meaning the best they can finish fifth place. Grand Rapids will face 14th ranked Des Moines (IA) Area Community College at 2:00 PM on Friday.  
All the matches in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament can be seen on NJCAATV at www.njcaatv.com.

Wednesday, November 20
Women's Soccer
Owens stays alive moves to tie-breaking round on Thursday
The Owens Community College women's soccer team hopes of playing in the final four were kept alive for one more day when Butler (KS) Community College and Darton (GA) State College tied at 1-1 and Butler won on penalty kicks. Since all three teams had two ties and scored two goals in regulation, all three will move on to a tie-breaking round on Thursday. Owens will play Darton at 1 PM, the game will consist of two 10 minute periods with the first goal winning the game. If the teams are still tied they will move on to penalty kicks. The winner of that match will face Butler, who won the coin toss for the bye, 20 minutes later. That match will also have the same format. The winner of the second match will move on to the semi-finals on Friday at 8:00 PM versus Navarro (TX) College.

Wednesday, November 20
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State season ends with a 3-0 lost to San Jacinto
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team's season came to an end today with a 3-0 loss to San Jacinto (TX) College in pool play at the NJCAA Divsion I men's soccer nationals. The Surge manage seven shots on goal but could not dent the net behind Coyotes goalkeeper Michael Rich. Ryan Hall made six saves in the match but allowed all three goals. The Surge finish the 2013 campaign with a 17-2-2 record.

Tuesday, November 19
Women's Soccer
Owens wins in penalty kicks, keeps hopes of advancing alive
Elizabeth Theaker
scored on the final penalty kick to give Owens Community College a 4-3 win in in penalty kicks over Butler (KS) Community College at the NJCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. The with the penalty kick win, the Express keep their hopes of advancing to the semi-finals. Owens opened the scoring with a Jessica Grindle header off a corner kick from Jill Burkholder in the 41st minute. The Grizzlies tied the score in the 53rd minute with a goal by Brittany Lawrence. Both teams had chances down the stretch, including two late corners by Butler but could not score. Using pool play rules the match went straight to penalty kicks. Butler scored on their first attempt by Morgan Foster and then Kendyl Christian tied the session at 1-1. Erika Brinkman stopped the next Grizzly shot by Lawrence but Grindle was also stopped. Maddie Decker for Butler and Burkholder for Owens each scored in the third round. In the fourth round, Paige Thompson scored for the Grizzlies, while Haley Kreger scored for the Express. Butler's final kicker Korrie Rainey try to go up top but drilled it off the crossbar which allowed Theaker's goal to win it. The Express move to 17-2-2 on the season, while Butler is now 21-2-1 on the season. Owens needs a tied between Butler and Darton (GA) Stae College tomorrow for a chance to advance. If they do tie by any other score that 1-1 or 0-0, Owens will automatically advance. If there is a 1-1 tie and Butler wins the shoot out then there will be a mini tournament on Thrusday to determine the team to advance. Any other outcome and the Express season comes to an end.

Tuesday, November 19
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati defeats Cloud County at National Tournament
Kevin Walker
's goal ag the 69:22 mark lifted Cincinnati State Technical & Community College to a 2-1 win over Cloud (KS) County Community College in pool play at the NJCAA Division I men's soccer nationals. After a scoreless first half, The Surge opened the scoring at the 66:56 mark on a penalty kick by Liam Doyle after an illegal tackle in the penalty area. The Thunderbirds tied the score on a free kick by Leonardo Catarina at the 62:25 mark. Ryan Hall made three saves for the Surge in the win. Cincinnati will now play San Jacinto (TX) College tomorrow at 1:30 PM EST. The winner of the match will advance to the semi-finals on Friday.

Monday, November 18
Women's Soccer
Owens loses opening game of nationals in penalty kicks
The Owens Community College women's soccer team dropped their first game at the NJCAA Division I women's soccer nationals today to Darton (GA) State College in penalty kicks. Down 1-0 with 13:10 left in the match Jessica Grindle used a sliding kick of a pass from Kendyl Christian to tie the game. The Cavaliers had taken the lead on a goal by Brianna Lemerise at the 49:41 mark. The regulation play ended with the teams tied at 1-1. Pool play rules at the Nationals state that the match goes directly to penalty kicks. Both teams scored on the first five kicks. Christian, Grindle, Jill Burkholder, Haley Kreger and Elizabeth Theaker scored for Owens. Jany Campbell scored on the sixth penalty kick for Darton, before Hong Tran stopped the Express' Taylor Avers to win the game. Owens goalie Erika Brinkman made a tremdendous save with 10 minutes left to keep the game even. Darton is now 17-2-1, while Owens moves to 20-1-1. The Express play at 4 PM EST tomorrow against Butler (KS) Community College in pool play.

Thursday, November 14
Women's Basketball
St. Clair's Deans named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week
St. Clair County Community College sophomore guard Sheyna Deans has been named NJCAA Division II women's basketball player of the week. Deans averaged 24.0 points and 11.7 rebounds in three games as the Skippers went 2-1. She also averaged 4.3 steals, 2.7 assists and 0.3 blocks per game.

Thursday, November 14
Women's Basketball
Lorain County's Nagy named NJCAA Division III Player of the Week
Lorain County Community College freshman forward Emily Nagy was named NJCAA Division III player of the week. Nagy averaged 18.5 points, 10.8 rebounds in four games. She also averaged 3.0 assists and 0.8 steals per game for the Commodores.

Thursday, November 14
Women's Volleyball
Oakland's Brandel named Volleyball Player of the Week
Oakland Community College freshman middle blocker Rebekah Brandel has been named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week. Brandel averaged 3.59 kills and 1.18 blocks in 22 sets last week. She total 95 points as the Raiders claimed the NJCAA District E Volleyball Championship and qualified for the NJCAA Division II Nationals. She also averaged 1.13 digs, 0.15 aces and 0.01 assists per set.

Thursday, November 14
Women's Volleyball
Oakland seeded 4th, Grand Rapids CC seeded 10th for Nationals
Oakland Community College is the number four seed in the NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Tournament. The Raiders will face the 13 seed South Suburban (IL) College in the first round. The match is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st at 3:00 PM. Owens Community College is hosting the tournament again this year. Grand Rapids CC is seeded tenth in the tournament and will face #7 seed, undefeated Catawba Valley (NC) Community College. That match will be played at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 21st. Grand Rapids is the defending National Champions.

Thursday, November 14
Women's Soccer
Owens CC is seeded ninth in the women's national tournament
The Owens Community College women's soccer team has been seeded ninth in the NJCAA Division I national women's soccer tournament. The Express will play Darton (GA) State College on Monday, November 18 at 4:00 PM. East Flordia State College is hosting the tournament again this year. Darton is 20-1-0 on the season. In the other pool match, Owens will play Butler (KS) Community College at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 19. Butler is 21-2-0 on the season and Owens is 17-2-0. The top team in each of the four pools advances to the semi-finals on Friday, November 22nd.

Thursday, November 14
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State seeded sixth in National Tournament
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team is seeded sixth in the NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer tournament hosted by Tyler (TX) Junior College. The Surge (16-1-2) will play Cloud (KS) County Community College in the first game of pool play on Tuesday, November 19 at 1:30 EST. They will complete pool play with San Jacinto (TX) College on Tuesday, November 20 at 1:30 PM EST. The winner of the four pools move on to the semi-finals on Friday, November 22nd.

Thursday, October 24
Men's Cross Country
Lorain County drops one spot to number eight this weeK
The Lorain County Community College men's cross country team dropped one spot to number eight in this week NJCAA Division III men's cross country poll. The Commodores will compete at the NJCAA Region XII Division III cross country championship on Saturday at Grand Woods Park in Lansing, MI.

Thursday, October 24
Women's Volleyball
Kalamazoo Valley's Mohney named NJCAA player of the week
Kalamazoo Valley Community College freshman setter Amanda Mohney has been named NJCAA Division II player of the week. Mohney averaged 9.73 assists in 30 sets last week. She had 37 assists in the Cougars four set win over then number seven Grand Rapids Community College. She averaged 4.00 kills per set and 2.60 digs per set. Mohney also average 0.43 blocks and 0.06 aces per set as the Cougars went 7-1 last week. 

Wednesday, October 23
Women's Volleyball
Oakland, Muskegon remain steady in this week's rankings
The Oakland Community College women's volleyball team held steady at number four this week in the NJCAA Division II women's volleyball poll. The Raiders are 27-1 overall and finshed the MCCAA Eastern Conference schedule with a 10-0 mark. Muskegon Community College remains number five in this week's rankings. The Jayhawks are 32-4 overall and 13-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Columbus State Community College moved up three spots to number 15 this week. The Cougars are 29-4 overall and 10-0 in the OCCAC. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 22-7 overall and 11-3 in the MCCAA Western Conference.

Wednesday, October 23
Women's Volleyball
Lorain County CC re-enters volleyball at number 10
The Lorain County Community College women's volleyball team re-entered the top 10 in this week's NJCAA Division III women's volleyball poll. The Commodores, who are ranked tenth, are 25-11 overall and 5-4 in the OCCAC.

Wednesday, October 23
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft College remains 16th in this week's poll
The Schoolcraft College women's soccer team is ranked 16th again in this week's NJCAA Division I women's soccer poll. The Ocelots, who have clinched the number one seed in the NJCAA Region XII women's soccer tournament, are 13-1-0 overall and 12-1-0 in the Region XII matches.

Wednesday, October 23
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State stays steady at number 9 in this week's poll
The Cincinnati State Techncial & Community College men's soccer team is ranked ninth again this week in the NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 14-1-2 overall and 13-1-1 in Region XII play. They have clinched the number one seed in the NJCAA Region XII men's soccer tournament.

Wednesday, October 16
Men's Soccer
Muskegon's Strong named NJCAA goalkeeper of the week
Muskegon Community College freshman goalkeeper Loghan Strong has been named NJCAA men's soccer goalkeeper of the week. Strong recorded two shut outs last week, including a double overtime 1-0 win over Lake Michigan College. Strong play 199 minutes, facing 17 shots and allowing no goals.  He has an 8-3-0 record on the season

Wednesday, October 16
Volleyball
Oakland CC moves up to number four in this week's poll
The Oakland Community College women's volleyball team moved up one spot to number four in this week's NJCAA Division II women's volleyball poll. The Raiders are 22-1 overall and 9-0 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Muskegon Community College moved up three spots to number five. The Jayhawks are 26-4 overall and 11-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Grand Rapids Community College dropped one spot to number eight this week. The Raiders are 23-5 overall and 9-2 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Columbus State Community College dropped one spot to number 18 this week. The Cougars are 25-3 overall and 10-0 in the OCCAC. Sinclair Communtiy College remained in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Tartan Pride are 29-3 overall and 8-1 in the OCCAC. Vincennes University is in the others receiving votes category again this week. The Trailblazers are 22-13 overall this season.

Wednesday, October 16
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft College re-enters soccer poll at number 16
The Schoolcraft College women's soccer team re-enetered the NJCAA Division I women's soccer poll this week at number 16. The Ocelots are 12-1-0 overall and 11-1-0 in Region XII play. They have clinched a spot in the NJCAA Region XII women's soccer tournament.

Tuesday, October 15
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State drops one spot to number nine this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team dropped one spot ot number nine in thi week's NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 12-1-2 overall and 11-1-1 in Region XII play. They are 4-0-1 in the OCCAC and have clinched a bye in the NJCAA Region XII Tournament.

Wednesday, October 9
Men's Soccer
Schoolcraft's Georgis named men's soccer player of the week
Schoolcraft College sophomore forward Romario Georgis has been named NJCAA men's soccer player of the week. Georgis scored six goals and had three assists in three games for the Ocelots last week. Schoolcraft had a 3-0-0 record last week. After not recording a point in the match versus Owens Community College, Romario scored a goal and had two assists in a 4-0 win over Lakeland Community College. In the next game, he scored four goals and recorded one assist for the Ocelots in a 9-2 win over Cuyahoga Community College.  Schoolcraft is 8-4-0 on the season and 8-4-0 in Region XII play. They are 4-3-0 in MCCAA play. 

Wednesday, October 9
Women's Soccer
Cincinnati State's Lee named NJCAA goalkeeper of the week
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College freshman goalkeeper Kelsie Lee has been named NJCAA women's soccer player of the week. Lee had back to back shut outs to extend her scoreless streak to 287 minutes. She made seven save in 180 minutes and is 7-4-0 on the season.

Wednesday, October 9
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft drops to other schools receiving votes after 2 OT loss
The Schoolcraft College women's soccer team dropped into the other schools receiving votes category this week in the NJCAA Division II women's soccer poll. The Ocelots, who suffered a double overtime 2-1 loss to Owens Community College, are now 10-1-0 on the season and 9-1-0 in Region XII play.

Wednesday, October 9
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State remains eighth in this week's soccer poll
The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College men's soccer team remains eighth again this week in the NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 11-1-2 on the season and 10-1-1 in Region XII play. Schoolcraft College moved into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Ocelots are 8-4-0 on the season and 8-4-0 on Region XII play. Owens Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category again this week. The Express are 10-3-1 overall and 7-3-1 in Region XII play.

Wednesday, October 9
Volleyball
Oakland CC is fifth again in this week's NJCAA volleyball poll
The Oakland Community College women's volleyball team is still ranked fifth this week in the NJCAA Division II women's volleyball poll this week. The Raiders are 21-1 overall and 8-0 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Grand Rapids Community College held steady at number seven this week. The Raiders are 22-3 overall and 8-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Muskegon Community College also remained steady this week at number 8. The Jayhawks are 24-4 overall and 9-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Columbus State Community College dropped one spot to number 17 this week. The Cougars are 22-3 overall and 7-0 in the OCCAC. Sinclair Community College remains in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Tartan Pride are 26-3 overall and 5-1 in the OCCAC.

Wednesday, October 9
Volleyball
Lorain County CC enters top 10 in this week's poll
The Lorain County Community College women's volleyball entered the top 10 this week at number nine in the NJCAA Division III women's volleyball poll. The Commodores are 18-10 overall and 3-3 in the OCCAC.

Thursday, October 3
Men's Golf
Owens CC ranked number one in first golf poll
The Owens Community College golf team is ranked number one in the first NJCAA Division I men's golf poll of the fall. This is the first number one ranking for the Express who have won two tournaments this fall. Grand Rapids Community College is ranked fifth in the poll. The Raiders have won two of three tournament this fall.

Thursday, October 3
Men's Cross Country
Lansing CC down to number eight in this week's poll
The Lansing Community College men's cross country team dropped one spot to number eight in this week's NJCAA Division I men's cross country poll. Mott Community College moved up three spots to number 15th this week, while Muskegon Community College jumped three spots to number 16. Macomb Community College re-entered the top 25 at number 23 this week and Vincennes University dropped four spots to number 25.

Thursday, October 3
Men's Cross Country
Lorain County CC holds on to the number seven spot this week
The Lorain County Community College men's cross country team held steady at number seven in this week's NJCAA Division III men's cross country poll. The Commodores were off last week.

Thursday, October 3
Women's Cross Country
Cuyahoga CC downed to ninth in this week's cross country poll
The Cuyahoga Community College women's cross country team dropped five spots to number nine this week in the NJCAA Division I women's cross country poll. Lansing Community College dropped four spots to number 10 this week, while Macomb Community College dropped three spots into a tie for 18th spot in the rankings. Vincennes University dropped four spots to number 22 this week, while Muskegon Community College remained in the other schools receiving votes category this week.

Thursday, October 3
Women's Cross Country
Lorain County CC remains seventh in this week's poll
The Lorain County Community College women's cross country team remained seventh in the NJCAA Division III women's cross country poll. The Commodores were idle last week.

Wednesday, October 2
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft College jumps three spots in this week's rankings
The Schoolcraft College women's volleyball team moved up three spots in this week's NJCAA Division I women's soccer rankings to number 11. The Ocelots are 9-0-0 overall and in Region XII matches.

Wednesday, October 2
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati's Ryan Hall named NJCAA goaltender of the week
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College freshman goaltender Ryan Hall has been named NJCAA men's soccer goaltender of the week. Hall was 2-0-0 on the week, shutting out both Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland Community College. He played 180 minutes and made nine saves. He is 5-0-1 on the season.

Wednesday, October 2
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State moves up three spots to number eight this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team moved up three spots to number eight in this week's NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 9-1-2 overall and 8-1-1 in Region XII. Owens Community College remained in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Express are 9-2-1 overall and 7-2-1 in Region XII play.

Wednesday, October 2
Women's Volleyball
Oakland CC moves up two spots to number five this week.

The Oakland Community College moves up to number five in this week's NJCAA Division II women's volleyball poll. The Raiders are 19-1 overall and 6-0 MCCAA Eastern Conference. Grand Rapids Community College moved up one spot to number seven this week. The Raiders are 20-3 overall and 6-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Muskegon Community College moved up two spot to number eight this week. The Jayhawks are 22-4 overall and 7-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Columbus State Community College moved up four spots this week to number 16. The Cougars are 20-3 overall and 7-0 in the OCCAC. Sinclair Community College is in the other schools receiving votes this week the Tartan Pride are 22-2 overall and 4-1 in the OCCAC. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is also in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Cougars are 12-5 overall and 5-2 in the MCCAA Western Conference.

Wednesday, October 2
Women's Volleyball
Lorain County CC is in other schools recieving votes this week
The Lorain County Community College women's volleyball team is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Commodores are 15-10 on the season and 3-3 in the OCCAC.

Thursday, September 26
Men's Cross Country
Lansing CC drops down one to number seven this week
The Lansing Community College men's cross country team dropped one spot to number seven in this week's NJCAA Division I men's cross country poll. Mott Community College dropped two spots to number 18 in this week's rankings, while Muskegon Community College dropped two spots as well to number 19. Vincennes University dropped on spot to number 21. Macomb Community College dropped out of the top 25 into the other schools receiving votes category.

Thursday, September 26
Men's Cross Country
Lorain County drops a spot this week to number seven
The Lorain County Community College men's cross country team dropped one spot in this week's NJCAA Division III men's cross country poll to number seven. The Commodores finished third at their invitational last week.

Thursday, September 26
Women's Cross Country
Cuyahoga moves down to fourth in this week's rankings
The Cuyahoga Community College women's cross country team dropped one spot this week to number four in the NJCAA Division I women's cross country rankings. Lansing Community College remained at number six this week, while Macomb Community College dropped one spot into a tie for 15th. Vincennes University gained one spot to number 18 to round out the Region XII teams in the poll.

Thursday, September 26
Women's Cross Country
Lorain County jumps two spots in this week cross country poll
The Lorain County Community College women's cross country team moved up two spots to number seven in this week's NJCAA Division III women's cross country poll. The Commodores finished fourth in their own invitational last week.

Wednesday, September 25
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft College moves up three spots in this week's poll
The Schoolcraft College women's soccer team moved up three spots to number 14 in this week's NJCAA Division I women's soccer poll. The Ocelots are 6-0-0 overall and in Region XII play. They are 4-0-0 in MCCAA conference play. The Ocelots return to the pitch tonight against Kellogg Community College at 4 PM in Battle Creek, MI.

Wednesday, September 25
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State dropps five spots to number 11 this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team dropped five spots to number 11 in this week's NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 7-1-1 overall and 6-1-0 in Region XII play. Muskgeon Community College enters the poll at number 20 this week. The Jayhawks are 9-1-0 in both Region XII and overall play. Owens Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Express are 8-1-0 overall and 6-1-0 in Region XII play. Cincinnati State and Owens face each other tonight in Toledo.

Wednesday, September 25
Women's Volleyball
Oakland CC jumps three spot to number seven in this week's poll
The Oakland Community College women's volleyball team moved up three spots in this week's NJCAA Division II women's volleyball poll to number seven. The Raiders are 14-1 overall and 5-0 in MCCAA Eastern Conference action. Grand Rapids Community College moved up three spots to number eight this week. The Raiders are 15-3 overall and 5-0 in MCCAA Western Conference play. Muskegon Community College dropped seven spots to number ten this week. The Jayhawks are 17-3 overall and 5-1 in MCCAA Western Conference play. Columbus State Community College remains at number 20 this week. The Cougars are 16-3 overall and lead the OCCAC with a 7-0 record. Sinclair Community College remains in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Tartan Pride 19-2 overall and 4-1 in the OCCAC. Vincennes University is also in the others receiving votes category. The Trailblazers are 14-9 on the season. Kalamazoo Valley Community College remaining the others receiving votes category as well. The Cougars are 11-1 overall and 5-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference. St. Clair County Community College rounds out the Region XII schools in the others receiving votes category. The Skippers are 17-4 and 5-1 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference.

Friday, September 20
Men's Cross County
Lansing CC up two spots to number six in this week's rankings
The Lansing Community College men's cross country team is up two spots in this week's NJCAA Division I men's cross county poll to number six. Mott Community College is up six spots to number 16 this week, while Muskegon Community College hold steady at number 17. Vincennes University drops two spots to number 20 this week, while Macomb Community College breaks into the top 25 at number 22 this week. Jackson College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week.

Friday, September 20
Men's Cross Country
Lorain County is up two spots this week to number six
The Lorain County Community College men's cross country team moved up two spots to number six in this week's NJCAA Division III men's cross country poll. The Commodores will host their own meet today.

Friday, September 20
Women's Cross Country
Cuyahoga remains number three in this week's poll
The Cuyahoga Community College women's cross country team remained at number three again in this week's NJCAA Division I women cross country poll. Lansing Community College moved up seven spots to number six, while Macomb Community College moved up two spots to number 13 this week. Vincennes University dropped eight spots to number 20 this week, while Muskegon Community College dropped five spots to number 25 this week.

Friday, September 20
Women's Cross Country
Lorain County CC remains number nine in this week's poll
The Lorain County Community College women's cross country team remains at number nine in this week NJCAA Division III men's cross country poll. The Commodores will host their own meet today.

Thursday, September 19
Men's Soccer
Owens' Martin named NJCAA soccer player of the week
Owens Community College sophomore midfielder Jacob Martin has been named the NJCAA men's soccer player of the week. Martin had three goals and two assists last week in three games. He scored two game winning goals, including one in overtime. Martin scored the three goals on just six shots.

Wednesday, September 18
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State moves up one spot to number six this week
The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College men's soccer team moved up one spot to number six in this week's NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 6-0-1 overall and 5-0-0 in Region XII play. Owens Community College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Express are 7-1-0 overall and 5-1-0 in Region XII matches. Muskegon Community College is also in the others receiving votes category this week. The Jayhawks are 7-1-0 in both the Region and overall.

Wednesday, September 18
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft College drops three spots in this week's poll
Despite going 2-0-0 last week the Scoolcraft College women's soccer team dropped three spots in this week's NJCAA Division I women's soccer poll. The Ocelots are 5-0-0 overall and in Region XII play and 3-0-0 in MCCAA contest. Schoolcraft College defeated Delta College 3-0 on Wednesday before defeating then 18th ranked Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 2-1 in double overtime. The Ocelots are back in action tonight at 5:30 when the travel to Jackson College to take on the Jets in a MCCAA contest. 

Wednesday, September 18
Volleyball
Muskegon CC moves up to third in latest volleyball poll
The Muskegon Community College women's volleyball team moved up one spot to number three in this week's NJCAA Division II women's volleyball poll. The Jayhawks are 15-3 overall and 3-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Oakland Community College debuts at number ten this week. The Raiders are 13-1 overall and 4-0 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Grand Rapids Community College dropped eight spots to number 11 this week. The Raiders are 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the MCCA Western Conference. Columbus State Community College also debuts this week in the top 20. The Cougars, who are ranked 20th, are 13-3 on the season and 5-0 in the OCCAC. Sinclair Community College drops into the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Tartan Pride are 15-2 overall and 2-1 in the OCCAC. Vincennes University remains in the other's receiving votes category this week. The Trailblazers are 12-6 on the season. St. Clair County Community College breaks into the others receiving votes category this week. The Skippers are 16-4 overall and 4-1 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Kalamazoo Valley Community College rounds out the Region XII teams in the poll. the Cougars are 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference.

Friday, September 13
Women's Cross Country
Cuyahoga moves up one spot to number three in this week's poll
The Cuyahoga Community College women's cross country team moved up one spot into a tie for third in this week's NJCAA Division I women's cross country poll. Vincennes University moved up six spots this week to number 12. Lansing Community College debuts this week in a tie for number 13 in the rankings, while Macomb Community College drops nine spot to number 15 this week. Muskegon Community College dropped ten spots to number 20 this week. Oakland Community College drops out of the top 25 this week an into the other schools receiving votes category to round out the Region XII teams in the poll this week.

Friday, September 13
Men's Cross Country
Lansing CC debuts at number eight in this week's rankings
The Lansing Community College men's cross country team debut at number eight in this week's NJCAA Division I men's cross country poll. Muskegon Community College dropped ten spots to number 17 this week, while Vincennes University also dropped ten spots to number 18. Mott Community College debuts in the poll at number 22 this week. Macomb Community College dropped out of the top twenty this week to join Jackson College as the Region XII schools in the other schools receiving votes category this week.

Wednesday, September 11
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati State remains seventh in this week's poll
The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College men's soccer team remains seventh in the NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer Poll. The Surge are 5-0-1 overall and 4-0-0 in Region XII play. Owens Community College drops into the others receiving votes category this week, after being 18th last week. The Express are 4-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 in Region XII play. Muskegon Community College rounds out the Region XII teams in the poll. The Jayhawks are 4-1-0 overall and 4-1-0 in Region XII play.

Wednesday, September 11
Women's Soccer
Schoolcraft College debuts at number 14 this week
The Schoolcraft College women's soccer team makes their 2013 NJCAA Division I women's soccer poll debut at number 14. The Ocelots are 3-0-0 overall and in Region XII play. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College debuts at number 18 this week. The Surge are 3-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in Region XII play. Jackson College is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Jets are 3-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 in Region XII play.

Wednesday, September 11
Women's Volleyball
Grand Rapids is number three in first regular season poll
The Grand Rapids Community College women's volleyball is ranked third in the first NJCAA Division II women's volleyball regular season poll. The Raiders, the defending National Champions, are 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Muskegon Community College debuts in the poll for the first time this year at number four. The Jayhawks are 11-1 overall and 2-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Sinclair Community College dropped seven spots from the pre-season poll to number 20 this week. The Tartan Pride are 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the OCCAC. Vincennes University is in the other schools receiving votes category this week. The Trailblazers are 10-3 overall this season.

Wednesday, September 11
Women's Cross Country
Lorain County's womens cross country team still ranked ninth
The Lorain County Community College women's cross country team is ranked ninth again this week in the NJCAA Division III women's cross country poll. The Commodores finished 7th at the Ric Sayre Invitational at Walsh (OH) University last weekend.

Wednesday, September 11
Men's Cross Country
Lorain County men's cross country breaks into the top 10 this week
The Lorain County Community College men's cross country team broke into the NJCAA Division III men's cross country rankings this week at number eight. The Commodores finished sixth at the Ric Sayre Invitational at Walsh (OH) University last weekend.

Friday, September 5
Men's Cross Country
Muskegon CC ranked 7th in first cross country poll
The Muskgeon Commmunity College men's cross country team is ranked seventh in the first NJCAA Division I men's cross country poll. The Jayhawks finished third at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Holland, MI last week. Vincennes University is ranked seventh this week. The Trailblazers tied for first at the Franklin (IN) Inviational last week. Macomb Community College is 13th in this week's poll. The Monarchs finished first at the Golden Grizzly Open in Rochester Hills, MI last weekend. Oakland Community College is 18th this week's rankings.  The Raiders finished second at the Golden Grizzly Open last week. Kirtland Community College is ranked 22nd in the poll. The Firebirds finished third in the Golden Grizzly Open last week. 

Thursday, September 5
Women's Cross Country
Cuyahoga women's cross country fourth in first poll
The Cuyahoga Community College women's cross country team is ranked fourth in the first NJCAA Division I women's cross country poll of the season. The Challengers finished 5th at the Daniel Walker Inviational in Hamburg, NY last week. Macomb Community College is tied for 6th in this week's rankings. The Monarchs finished first at the Golden Grizzly Invitaitonal.  Muskegon Community Collegeis ranked tenth in the poll. The Jayhawks finished fourth at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Holland, MI.  Kirtland Community College is ranked 15th this week. Vincennes University is tied for 18th in the rankings. The Trailblazers finished 6th at the Franklin (IN) Invitaitonal. The Firebirds finished second at the Golden Grizzly Open last week. Oakland Community College rounds out the MCCAA teams in the poll, The Raiders, ranked 21st, finished third at the Golden Grizzly Open last week. 

Thursday, September 5
Women's Cross Country
Lorain County CC ranked ninth in first cross country poll
The Lorain County Community College women's cross country team is ranked ninth in the first NJCAA Division III cross country poll. The Commodores ran at the non-scoring College of Wooster Invitational last weekend.

Tuesday, September 3
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati moves up one spot to number seven this week
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team moved up one spot this week to number seven in the first regular season NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll. The Surge are 3-0-1 on the season and 2-0-0 in Region XII play. Owens Community College moves into the top twenty at number 18 this week. The Express are 3-0-0 on the season and in Region XII play.

Friday, August 16
Men's Soccer
Cincinnati, Schoolcraft both appear in pre-season poll
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College men's soccer team is ranked eighth in the NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer Pre-Season Poll. The Surge, who qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament last season, finished with a 17-6-1 overall record. Schoolcraft College is ranked ninth in the poll. The Ocelots, who won the MCCAA title last season, finished the 2012 season with a 15-3-1 record.

Wednesday, August 14
Women's Soccer
Muskegon CC ranked 11th in pre-season poll
The Muskegon Community College women's soccer team is ranked 11th in the NJCAA Division I pre-season women's soccer poll. The Jayhawks, who qualified for the National Tournament last season, finished last season with a record of 7-8-1.

Tuesday, August 13
Women's Volleyball
Grand Rapids CC ranked second in NJCAA pre-season poll

The Grand Rapids Community College women's volleyball team is ranked second in the NJCAA Division II pre-season volleyball poll. The Raiders, the defending national champions, finished last season with a 39-1 overall record. Owens Community College is ranked fourth in the poll. The Express finished the 2012 season with a 37-11 record. Sinclair Community College is ranked 13th in the pre-season poll. The Tartan Pride finished last year with a 32-7 overall record. Mott Community College is ranked 15th in the poll. The Bears compiled a 21-5 overall record last season. Vincennes University is in the other schools recieving votes in the pre-season poll. The Trailblazers posted a 31-10 overall record last year.

Monday, July 1
General
27 Region XII teams earn NJCAA All-Academic Team awards
The NJCAA has released the list of All-Academic Teams for the 2012-13 season and there are 27 Region XII teams on the list. The list was led by Oakland Community College and Schoolcraft College's women's volleyball teams who both had 3.47 cumalative GPA's for the year. Mott Community College volleyball team was third with a 3.42 GPA. There were eight volleyball teams, six softball teams, five men's golf teams, two women's basketball team, three Men's Cross Country teams and one each from men's soccer and baseball. For a complete list of teams see the Region XII academic awards page.

Friday, June 28
General
85 Region XII athletes earn NJCAA Academic Awards
The NJCAA has released the list of Academic Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year and Region XII has 85 athletes earning awards. 58 athletes were named to the NJCAA Award for Exempalry Academic Achievement. Those athletes have passed at least 45 credits with a GPA of 3.60 to 3.79. 24 athletes recieved the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement. Athletes earning this award has passed at least 45 credits with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Three athletes earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for passing at least 45 credits with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Those athletes are Kelly Hoda, a women's basketball player from Oakland Community College, David Ortega-Gonzalez, a men's soccer player from Owens Community College and Thomas Duquette, a men's soccer player from Schoolcraft College. For a complete list of academic award winners see the academic award page.

Friday, June 14
General
Former Kalamazoo Valley AD earns NJCAA Service Award
On Monday night, the Michigan Community College Athletic Association held a reception to honor former Kalamazoo Valley Community College athletic director and MCCAA President Dick Shilts for being awarded the NJCAA Service Award back in 2012.  The MCCAA and Region XII have been looking for a good time to honor Shilts and the Shanty Creek meeting provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. 
Over a span exceeding three decades, Kalamazoo Valley Community College's head basketball coach, Dick Shilts, enjoyed teaching basketball fundamentals to young players as much as he enjoyed coaching at the college level.
While coaching at Western Michigan University, Shilts served as the State Commissioner of Junior Pro Basketball in Michigan for two years and, among other duties, set up the State's Junior Pro Tournament. From 1970-2010, Shilts headed his own summer camp programs, first at Western Michigan University and then at Kalamazoo Valley. The summer of 2010 was the last camp Coach Shilts directed at KVCC.
Shilts is a native of New Paris, Ohio, and as a freshman at Wittenberg University played under the legendary Ray Mears, the highly successful former head coach of the Tigers and later Southeastern Conference champions, the Tennessee Volunteers. Shilts' coach the next three years at Wittenberg was Eldon Miller, the man he was later to replace (1976) as head coach at Western Michigan University as Miller moved on to Ohio State University, and following 10 successful seasons there, moved on to guide the rebuilding project at the University of Northern Iowa for 12 years.
Shilts started his coaching career in 1965 at Wadsworth High School in Ohio where he also served as a sophomore English teacher. After coaching the junior varsity team to a winning season, he moved up to the head job and inherited a team that had previously won just 4 of its last 38 games. Without a returning starter, Wadsworth went undefeated in league play and with a 63-29 victory over Orrville, clinched the Chippewa Conference in Shilts' first season as head coach.  The Grizzlies tied for the championship the following year.
In 1968 Shilts moved on to The University of Akron, where he earned his Master's Degree in Secondary Education, majoring in Physical Education and minoring in English. At Akron, Shilts served as a Graduate Assistant the first year and a full time assistant the second year while guiding the junior varsity team to two successful developmental years.
Shilts moved to Kalamazoo in the fall of 1970 to assist his former coach, Eldon Miller, at Western Michigan. The 1975-76 Bronco squad captured the school's first ever undisputed Mid-American Conference basketball title and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen and NCAA Mid-East Regional before bowing to number two ranked Marquette, 62-57. Shilts was in charge of coaching the defense on this record-setting team which finished the year ranked 10th nationally.
In April of 1976 Shilts was promoted to head coach at WMU. A 14-13 season gave way to 7-20 and 7-23 years as the Broncos fell on hard times against the toughest schedules in the school's history. Shilts was replaced in 1979 and accepted the challenge of being Athletic Director, Basketball Coach, and Golf Coach at nearby Kalamazoo Valley Community College. In his first season at the helm his Cougars won 19 games, 6 more than they had won in any of their previous 11 year school history. Continuous winning seasons followed, including a 22-8 year in 1982-83, a year in which they shared a league title and finished as runner-up in the MCCAA State Tournament, a spectacular, record shattering 30-6 season in 1986-87, and an equally impressive 1988-89 campaign that resulted in the best record in the state and another conference and state championship. The short, but hot-shooting 1986-87 Cougars won the Western Collegiate Conference with a 12-2 record, and went on to claim the school's first-ever State Championship by defeating eventual national champion Oakland Community College, 107-101. This unique collection of Cougars finished the year averaging 100.3 points per game in spite of being out-rebounded on the season. In 1993-94 Shilts' Cougars won their third MCCAA State Championship while compiling the best record in the school's history, 30-2. KVCC finished the season ranked number one of all NJCAA Division II schools in the nation. Back-to-back MCCAA State Championships were still to follow in the 1996-97 and the 1997-98 seasons.
Coach Shilts received the Michigan Community College Coach of the Year award five times, and in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons he received the Western Conference Coach of the Year award the sixth and seventh time by guiding the Cougars to identical 22-8 seasons and 11-3 league records enabling them to tie each year for the Conference Championship.  In 2002-03 two wins over Lansing Community College gave KVCC the No. 1 seed in the conference.  His Cougars advanced to the Regional final by defeating two teams that had previously beaten the Cougars.  In 2002-03 an overtime loss to Mott Community College in the Regional Championship game prevented the Cougars from advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament, and in 2003-04 a 61-64 loss to Mott in the Regional Championship game again thwarted the Cougars' advance to the Nationals in Danville, Illinois.  Mott won the National Championship in 2003 and was runner-up in 2004.
Since 2004, Shilts has produced seven more winning basketball seasons, and has made it to the Final Four of the Region tournament four times.  Over 80 of his former players have been recruited and have played successfully for upper division schools.
In his final season of coaching basketball, in addition to being named Conference Coach of the Year for the 8th time, Shilts guided the Cougars to a 13-3 league mark, good enough to secure their 8th conference title under his tutelage. The Cougars highlighted Shilts' final year by defeating Lansing twice in the final two weeks of the season, the first win earning the Conference Championship and the second cementing their first-ever District Championship, thereby qualifying the Cougars for participation in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Danville, Illinois.  Shilts' final victory at KVCC was his 700th career head coaching victory, placing him in an elite group of NJCAA coaching legends.
In October of 1997, Coach Shilts was inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Hall of Fame. Present at the gala affair was one of his former college coaches, the legendary Ray Mears. Shilts' entire family and several assistant coaches were in attendance to honor him.
In 1977 Shilts' book Teaching Basketball Fundamentals was published by WMU's New Issues Press. Since that time well over 8000 copies have been sold. The book has been used as a textbook in several college coaching preparation classes as well as an instruction manual for aspiring young players. Dick also has had his article "Worldly Success vs. Spiritual Success: the Christian Coach's Dilemma" published in the 1979 March/April issue of The Christian Athlete, and in February of 1989, Decision magazine printed Dick's article entitled "Beginning Again" in which he shares his story of how faith can bring triumph out of adversity. Dick has served a two year term as Vice-President and a two year term as President of the Michigan Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After serving as Dean of 10 FCA National Conferences held in Michigan from 1974-83, and as an advisor to the KVCC FCA from 1979-2011, Dick remains active in the Southwestern Michigan FCA Adult Chapter and he continues to be a frequent motivational speaker at various FCA functions.
In May of 1990 Dick was selected by his peers in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association as their first recipient of their Athletic Director of the Year honor, and in 2011, he was again so honored by the MCCAA. During Dick's 32 years at KVCC, he also served for 12 consecutive years as MCCAA President, and all 32 years as MCCAA State Men's Basketball Director.
Under his watch, KVCC also won the coveted MCCAA Charlie Chanter All Sports Trophy in three of Shilts' last four years as Athletic Director.
Shilts recently retired after 30 years as head golf coach at KVCC.  Over 25 of his players, including his son, Ricky, qualified for participation in the NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament over these three decades.  Player Evan Dewulf won the first ever Division II NJCAA National Tournament at Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1986. 
During his 32-year tenure at KVCC, Coach Shilts' teams posted a 650-319 (.671) winning mark.  His overall head coaching record is 700-391 (.642).  Shilts retired from active full-time employment on August 31, 2010, and continued to serve as KVCC's Athletic Director and Men's Basketball Coach until June 30, 2011.
Shilts and his wife, Carol, are the parents of four daughters: Cherie, 44, Teri, 41, Mindy, 35, Bridget 32, and one son, Ricky, 28. They have ten grandchildren, Kelsey Nicole Skinner, 16, Adam Scott Middleton, 16, Jack Alan Middleton, 12, Nickolas Paul Middleton, 10, Colby Allen Skinner, 9, Kira MacKenzie Freng, 7, Audri Grace Freng, 5, and Carter Lee Skinner, 5, Trevor Kalin Freng, 2, and Brody Douglas Shilts, 2.

Saturday, June 8
Baseball
Three Region XII baseball players taken in MLB Draft
Three NJCAA Region XII baseball players were selected in this week's Major League Baseball draft.
Jackson Community College's Blake Higgins was taken in the 16th round today by the St. Louis Cardinals. The 6' 6" right hander pitched in just six games this season, starting three with a 2-0 record and two complete games.  He threw 23.2 innings, allowing seven hits, six runs, all earned, walking 18 walks and striking out 40 batters. He posted a 2.28 ERA on the season. He was taken on the 485th pick of the draft. 
St. Clair County Community College's Paul Fry was taking in the 17th round by the Seattle Mariners.  Fry, 6-0, 190 pound left-hander, pitched in 10 games this season with a 6-1 record and five complete games.  He threw 55 innings this year, allowing 39 hits, 15 runs, 11 earned, with 27 walks and striking out 97 batters. He posted a 1.80 ERA for the season.  He was taken with the 507th pick in the this year's draft.  
Sinclair Community College's second baseman Alan Kruzel was taken in the 37th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. In 47 games, Kruzel hit .275 with 6 double and in triple in 132 at bats. He scord 29 runds and drove in 23 and stole five bases in seven attempts.

Friday, June 7
Men's Golf
Vincennes University wins Divison III golf championship
The Vincennes University men's golf team won the rain shortened NJCAA Division III Golf Nationals today in Chautauqua, NY shooting a three round 910 to finish four strokes ahead of Sandhills (NC) Community College. The event was scheduled for four rounds but rained washed out Thursday's third round. The Trailblazers were second after the first round shooting a 303, and were also second after the second round with a 607 one stroke behind host Jamestown (NY) Community College. Vincennes was lead by Shelby Stewart and Tyler Sloan who finished tied for 11th with a 228, while Trevor Grant finished tied for 14th with a 229. All three earned Honorable Mention All-American honors. This is Vincennes first national championship in men's golf and the first for Region XII since Columbus State Community College won the title in 2003.

Wednesday, June 5
Baseball
Three Region XII baseball players earned All-American honors
Three Region XII baseball players have earned NJCAA Division II Baseball All-American honors that were announced today by the NJCAA. Chad Mayle of Kellogg Community College was named a First Team All-American, while William Shortreed of Lakeland Community College earned second team All-American honors. Cody Greear of Henry Ford Community College earned Third Team All-American honors.
Mayle, who was named Player of the Year in the MCCAA, pitched 57 and 2/3 innings allowing 39 hits, 11 runs, 6 earned, walking 21 and striking out 56.  He record an 8-1 record with a 0.94 ERA on the season. 
Shortreed, who was All-Region and All-OCCAC, had 12 doubles, three home runs and scored 32 runs in 127 at bats. He also had 35 RBI and ten stolen bases while hitting .402 on the season.
Greear, who was All-Region and All-MCCAA, batted .391 on the season, with 54 hits in 138 at bats, with 18 doubles and two triples.  He walked 13 times, striking out 17 times with 27 RBI and 17 stole bases for the Hawks. 

Monday, May 27
Baseball
Madison (WI) College eliminates Grand Rapids from Nationals
Madison (WI) College
scored six runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 9-1, seven inning win over Grand Rapids Community College today to eliminated them from the NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series.  The Raiders (28-28) managed just five hits all day and did not score until the bottom of the seventh inning. The loss end the Raiders season. 

Sunday, May 26
Baseball
Bender leads Grand Rapids past Lackawanna at World Series
Brendan Bender
has RBI doubles in the sixth and eighth inning to help the Grand Rapids Community College beat Lackawanna (PA) College 6-2 in the elimination bracket of the NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series in Enid, OK. Bender had a two out double in the sixth to score Ian Stankus, who had reached on an error, to give Grand Rapids a 3-1 lead.  He then drove a ball of the wall in left field with one out in the bottom of the eight to score Mike Batstelli, who had reached on a bunt single, to key a three run inning. Bender went 2-for-4 with two double, two RBI and a sacrifice bunt. 
Also helping the Raiders (28-27) today was starting pitcher Aaron Jensen who pitched 8 and 2/3 innings, striking out five, allowing only one hit and allowing just two runs both earned.  Austin Stephens closed the game for the Raiders.  Stankus scored two runs on one hit, while Dylan VanPutten added two hits with a RBI. 
Grand Rapids now advances to play the winner of the Brunswick (NC) Community College versus Madison (WI) College tomorrow at 4:30 PM EDT. 

Saturday, May 25
Baseball
Grand Rapids falls to Scottsdale (AZ) CC in opening game
The Grand Rapids Community College baseball team dropped the opening game of the NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series to #3 - Scottsdale (AZ) Community College 8-3 on Saturday.  The Artichokes used a four run fifth inning to break open a two run game.  Grand Rapids scored scored three in the sixth but could not score the rest of the game.  
Brian Portelli lead the Raiders (27-27) with three hits in four at bats, with one RBI and one run score.  Dylan VanPutten added two hits, one a double,  and two RBI, while Mike Battistelli added two hits and a run scored.  
Grand Rapids CC will face Lackawanna (PA) College today a 4:30 PM EDT in an elimination game. 

Friday, May 24
Muskegon finishes eighth an Division II Golf Nationals
The Muskegon Community College golf team finished eighth at the NJCAA Division II nationals this week at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, AL. The Jayhawks finished with a 1193, 54 strokes behind champion South Mountian (AZ) Community College. Owens Community College finished 10th with a score of 1197 for the four rounds.
Region XII had three All-American at the tournament. Caleb Johnson of Muskegon CC finished 13th with a 290 to earn Second Team All-American honors. Johnson earned First Team All-American honors in 2012. Gabe Schiller of Mott Community College earnd Second Team All-American honors with a 291 to finished 16th. Brandon Hoelzer of Owens CC earned Honorable Mention All-American honors, finishing tied for 25th with 294.

Thursday, May 23
Softball
Kotecki and Murphey named NJCAA Softball All-Americans
Kalamazoo Valley Community College softball players Amanda Kotecki and Bethaney Murphey have been named NJCAA Division II Softball Third All-Americans.  Kotecki, a 5-7 freshman infielder, hit .460 in 161 at bats with 12 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 58 RBI. She also stole 18 bases and only struck out eight times.  She also posted a .943 fielding percentage. 
Murphey, a freshman catcher/infielder, batted .518 in 141 at bats with 15 doubles, nine home runs and 56 RBI.  She scored 39 runds, stole two bases and walked 18 times. Bethaney also posted a .986 fielding percentage to help lead the Cougars to the NJCAA Division II Softball National Tournament. 

Wednesday, May 22
Baseball
Grand Rapids up to 11th in final baseball poll
Grand Rapids Community College baseball team moved up nine spots in the final NJCAA Division II ball poll. The Raiders were 20th in the last poll and are 27-26 after winning the NJCAA Region XII baseball tournament.

Monday, May 20
Golf
Owens CC third in final NJCAA Golf poll
The Owens Community College men's golf team remained third in the final NJCAA Division II Golf poll. The Express have 31.44 ranking points just behind number two Southeast (NE) Community College with 31.28. Columbus State Community College is ranked 16th in the final poll. The Cougars have 37.41 rankings points. Muskegon Community College is also ranked 16th this week, also having 37.41 ranking points. Grand Rapids Community College is ranked 19th with 38.07 ranking points. Owens CC and Muskegon CC have qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

Thursday, May 16
Softball
Cuyahoga, Kalamazoo Valley eliminated from National Tournament
Both Region XII teams that qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament were eliminated on the second day. Kalamazoo Valley Community College dropped the first game on Wednesday to Illinois Central College 8-3. On Thursday, they defeated CCBC-Catonsville (MD) 10-0 in six innings before losing to Cowley (KS) County Community College 12-1 in five innings.
Cuyahoga Community College dropped their opening game Wednesday to Cowley County CC 11-3 in five innings. On Thursday, the were eliminated by Lincoln Land (IL) Community College 11-2 in five innings.

Wednesday, May 15
Baseball
Grand Rapids into the top 20 after Region championship
The Grand Rapids Community College baseball team, fresh of the Region XII Tournament Championship, broke into the top 20 this week at number 20.  The Raiders with an overall record of 27-26 will be traveling to Enid, OK in two weeks for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. They will open the tournament with number four Scottsdale (AZ) Community College on Saturday, May 25th. 

Tuesday, May 14
Golf
Owens CC claims Region XII golf title, Muskegon qualifies
The Owens Community College golf team won their first ever NJCAA Region XII golf title beating runner up Muskegon Community College by 32 strokes. The Express finished with a three round total of 884, Muskegon end up second with a 916 total. Grand Rapids Community College finished third with a 924 total. Owens and Muskegon have qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Scottsboro, AL next week.
On the individual side, Brandon Hoelzer of Owens CC won an one hole playoff with teammate Walter Dorosh to claim the medalist honors. Both players shot a 218. Caleb Johnson of Muskegon CC finished third with a 220. Ash Alstadt of Columbus State Community College finished fourth with 222. Those for and the next six golfers were named All-Region. Those golfers are Nolan Maezes of Jackson Community College, Blaze Hogan, Luke Berger and Darren Gessner of Owens CC, Kory Roberts of Grand Rapids Community College and Connor Talbert of Jackson CC.
Alstadt, Maezes, Roberts, along with Jon Walraven and Gabe Schiller of Mott Community College all qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

Saturday, May 11
Baseball
The Grand Rapids Community College baseball team defeated Delta College 8-3 and 3-0 in the NJCAA Region XII Championship games to win the NJCAA Region XII Baseball Tournament.  The Raiders scored two runs in the second and three runs in the third of the first game to cruise to an 8-3 victory and force a second championship game. The big blow of the game was provided by Dylan VanPutten with a two run home run in the second inning. He went 3 for 3 with five RBI and a run scored. 
In the second championship game, the Raiders scored 2 runs in the second and one in the eighth.  Austin Rusnell pitched 7 and 1/3 innings of shutout ball allowing three hits, walking four and striking out four batters.  Austin Stephens closed out the game for the save, pitching one and two thirds innings allowing no hits, striking out one and walking one. VanPutten went two for two with a run scored and two intentional walks, while Brayden Miller went 2 for 3 with a run scored. 
VanPutten, Stevens were named to the All-Tournament team along with Nick Black from Grand Rapids CC.  AJ McInnis, Jimmy Schoff and Erik Tarbell of Delta College, Chad Mayle and Kody Carson of Kellogg Community College, Dalton Reust of Jackson Community College, Stepon Chandonnett and David Foster of Muskegon Communtiy College rounded out the All-Tournament Team.  Austin Rusnell was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player and Mike Cupples was named Region XII Coach of the Year. 
Grand Rapids CC advances to the NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series at the end of the month. 

Friday, May 10
Softball
Kalamazoo Valley, Cuyahoga earn berths at National Tournament
The Kalamazoo Valley Community College softball team used a five run first inning to cruise to an 8-1 win in the NJCAA District G Championship game over Owens Community College on Friday at Bailey Park in Battle Creek, MI. The Cougars (34-14) were led by Tournament Most Valuable Player Morgan Hill, who threw seven innings allowing just five hits, one run, walking two and striking out six.  Morgan Vanderbor went two for three with a home run, four RBI and a runs scored, while Emily McCarty went 2 for three with three RBI and one run scored.  Katie Lorenz went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and Kala Foerster went 2 for 4 with a run scored. 
McCarty was named to the All-Tournament team along with Amanda Kotecki and Bethaney Murphey of Kalamazoo Valley.  Shelby Rousch, Ingrid Kukla of Grand Rapids Community College, Amber Sawyer of Lansing Community College, Katie Turski, Olivia Reeder and Emily Rockman of Owens Community College were also named to the All-Tournament Team.  Mike Clark of Kalamazoo Valley was name District G Coach of the Year.  
The Cuyahoga Community College softball won the NJCAA District H Softball Tournament with a 4-0 win over Oakland Community College. Cuyahoga scored a run in the third inning and three in the sixth inning to seal the victory. Jillian Coyle went 6 plus innings, allowing five hits, striking out seven and walking four. Alexis Sheets came on with two on in the seventh to earn the save, walking one and striking out two. Sheets was also two for three with a RBI and a run scored. Coyle went one for three with a run scored a three RBI on a three run home run.
Coyle was named Tournament MVP, while Sheets was named to the All-Tournament team along with teammates Britt Hemlick and Kayla Schmidt. Others on the team were Kara Fitzgerald of Lakeland Community College, Abigal Jewell of Macomb Community College, Emily Schrader of Delta College, Maggie Irving, Allie Rigling and Sam Chevillet of Oakland CC. Bryan Komlos of Cuyahoga was named District H Coach of the Year.
The Cougars and the Challengers now advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Clinton, MS next week.
 

Wednesday, May 8
Golf
Owens CC drops one spot in this week's golf poll
The Owens Community College golf team dropped one spot this week to number three in this week's NJCAA Division II Golf Poll. The Express have 31.64 rankings points, which is second to Southeast (NE) Community College with 31.28. Oakland Community College is ranked 14th this week. The Raiders have 36.62 rankings points. Columbus State Community College is 15th this week with 36.88 rankings points.

Wednesday, May 8
Baseball
Kellogg moves up five spots in this week's poll
The Kellogg Community College baseball team moved up five spots to number 13 in this week's NJCAA Division II baseball poll. The Bruins are 30-14 overall and won the MCCAA baseball title with a 22-4 conference record.

Wednesday, April 24
Baseball
Kellogg re-enters the top twenty in this week's poll.
The Kellogg Community College baseball team has re-enter the NJCAA Division II baseball poll at number 18 this week, The Bruins are 22-14 overall and lead the MCCAA with a 16-4 conference record. 

Wednesday, April 24
Golf
Owens Community College second in first Division II Golf Poll
The Owens Community College golf team is ranked second in the first NJCAA Division II Golf Poll. The Express have 32.10 ranking points, which is behind South Mountain (AZ) Community College with 26.50 points. Oakland Community College is ranked 13th in the poll with 36.75 points. Columbus State Community College is ranked 18th in the poll with 37.33 rankings points.

Wednesday, April 24
Softball
Grand Rapids CC moves up two spots in this week's poll
The Grand Rapids Community College women's softball moved up two spots to number 16 in this week's NJCAA Division II softball poll. The Raiders are 23-11 overall and lead the MCCAA Western Conference with a 16-2 record. Owens Community College dropped two spots to number 17 this week. The Express are 19-11 overall and 6-2 in the OCCAC.

Wednesday, April 17
Softball
Owens CC remains 15th again in this week's softball poll
The Owens Community College softball team is ranked 15th for the second straight week in the NJCAA Division II Softball Poll. The Express are 16-10 overall and 3-1 in the OCCAC.
Grand Rapids Community College enters the poll at number 18 this week. The Raiders are 19-11 overall and 12-2 in the MCCAA Western Conference.  They are tied for first with Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The Raiders have won 10 of their last 12 games. 

Wednesday, April 10
Softball
Owens CC remains 15th in this week's softball poll
The Owens Community College softball team remained ranked 15th in this week's NJCCA Division II Softball Poll. The Express are 15-9 overall and 3-1 in the OCCAC.

Wednesday, April 10
General
Sinclair's Dycus named the George E. Killian award winner
Former Region XII women's Region Director and Sinclair Community College Atheltic Director Norma Dycus was named the receipant of the George E. Killian Award of Excellence. Dycus, the NJCAA First Vice President of Women, was given the award at the annual NJCAA Meeting in Coeur D'Alene, ID. The award is given to individuals dedicated to the NJCAA's ideals of volunteerism, achievement, service, leadership and excellence.
Dycus has been a valued member of the NJCAA since 1987 when she was elected assistant women’s director of Region 12 in her 11th year as an administrator at Sinclair CC. Dycus became the region’s women’s director in 1991 and has played a vital role in the organization’s development over the past quarter of a century.
Since joining the NJCAA ranks, Dycus has chaired the executive, women’s soccer and DII women’s basketball committees. Currently, Dycus is a member of the women’s golf, finance and districting committees. Dycus was elected secretary treasurer for women in 2006 and first vice president for women in 2008.
Dycus began her career in sports administration at her alma mater, MacMurray College, following her graduation in 1972. For four years, Dycus was the Highlanders’ coordinator of athletics for women and coached basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball and field hockey. In 1976, Dycus became the head coach of volleyball and softball at Sinclair and was named assistant athletic director one year later. Dycus was promoted to athletic director in 2000.

Monday, April 1
Softball
Owens CC moves up one spot in this week's softball poll
The Owens Community College women's softball team moved up one spot to number 15 in this week's NJCAA Division II Softball poll. The Express are 12-6 overall and have yet to play an OCCAC game.

Thursday, March 28
Women's Softball
Owens CC is 16th in first regular season softball poll
The Owens Community College women's softball team is ranked 16th in the first regualar season NJCAA Division II softball poll. The Express are 9-6-1 on the season.