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By TODD WILLS / Special To The Sun Jace Ingram has made one field goal in a game in his life. That is was a 30-yard, game-winning field goal with one second left to propel No. 18 Navarro to a 31-29 victory over No. 15 Georgia Military on Thursday night is almost hard to believe. Especially considering the 18-year-old freshman had a 32-yard field goal attempt get blocked earlier in the fourth quarter. "I was really speechless to be honest," said Ingram of his season-opening heroics at Tiger Stadium. Ingram expected to redshirt this season, but he beat out two other kickers for the job.  He handled only kickoffs as a senior at Melissa High School because of an injury to his right leg.  He never tried a field goal as a junior because his coach liked to go for it on fourth down. He made made all four of his extra points against Georgia Military, but that doesn't prepare a kicker for the pressure he faced with the Bulldogs trailing 29-28 after leading most of the game.  Especially when your previous field goal attempt comes right back at you, like the one that was blocked with 11:41 left in the game. "I was proud of him,"...

Navarro College will be live streaming all home athletic events during the 2018-19 school year. The broadcast schedule begins Wednesday, August 22 when the Ranger-Navarro season-opening volleyball match will be streamed from the Wolens Special Events Center. Another broadcast has been scheduled Thursday, August 23 when the 18th-ranked Navarro football team hosts No. 15 Georgia Military in a 6 pm season opener at Corsicana ISD's Tiger Stadium. Games will go public on our YouTube website 15 minutes before the start of each contest. Here is the link to the first of Navarro Athletics' streaming broadcasts: VOLLEYBALL:   Ranger-Navarro ...

Navarro soccer and football programs received rankings Wednesday when the NJCAA released preseason polls. Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldog soccer club, ranked fifth last week by the United Soccer Coaches of America, drew the No. 6 ranking in the NJCAA's Division I listing. First-year coach Jim Gush's Bulldog football program landed at No. 18 in its polling -- one of four SWJCFC teams in the Top 20.  Navarro football was ranked No. 2 in the league's annual poll by conference coaches during a media day event at the end of July. Navarro soccer spent most of the 2017 season rated among the Top 5 in the NJCAA and USSCA polls during its 16-2 campaign.  NC's 2018 schedule includes early non-conference matches with No. 12 Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa here August 25, and a neutral-site meeting with No. 13 Butler CC, Ks. The Bulldogs also have scheduled matches with Division III's No. 1 ranked Brookhaven and No. 9 Richland. Navarro football faces four of the NJCAA's Top 15 ranked clubs, beginning Thursday, August 23, when the Bulldogs entertain No, 15 ranked Georgia Military College in the season opener.  NC faces perhaps its three chief contenders for league honors on the road this season:  No. 11 Blinn at Cub...

Funeral services will be at 3 pm Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home for Navarro College Athletic Director Roark Montgomery III, 65, who died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Monday, Aug. 13 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Montgomery came to Navarro College as a golf coach/instructor and Director of the Professional Golf Management Program in 1988. Before employment here, Montgomery was involved with the Professional Golf Association in a variety of roles. In 1998, Montgomery was appointed Athletic Director due to his extensive experience and knowledge in sports. Dr. Richard M. Sanchez, District President at Navarro College said, “The decision to appoint Montgomery Athletic Director was based upon the notion that an Athletic Director must understand the psychology of coaches and athletes as a prerequisite to success. Montgomery displayed a solid understanding of coaches and athletes and was therefore appointed to the position of Athletic Director.” During his tenure, he provided effective leadership to six intercollegiate sports at the NJCAA Division I level: football, men's basketball, baseball, women's softball, volleyball, soccer and a cheer program.  All three women's programs were added on his watch. His ability to communicate, work with and understand...

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Navarro College offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb on Monday signed a free-agent contract to play with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. Webb (6-7, 331) joined his sixth NFL club.  The former seventh-round draft choice from West Texas A&M via Navarro College replaces injured offensive lineman Jared Machorro, who was waived from the Colts' roster. Webb has started 64 of the 80 career games that he has played in the NFL.  He's spent time with the Seattle Seahawks (2016), Oakland Raiders (2015), Kansas City Chiefs (2014), Minnesota Vikings (2013-14) and the Chicago Bears (2010-12). Webb started 44 of 46 games he played with Chicago after the Bears selected him with the 218th overall pick of the 2010 draft. Machorro was an undrafted free-agent signee from Texas A&M-Commerce, where the two-time all-conference selection was named Lone Star Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2017....