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The RM III Memorial Golf Tournament, honoring late Athletic Director Roark Montgomery III, has been scheduled Saturday, Sept. 14, at Corsicana Country Club. The four-man scramble format is a fundraiser to benefit Navarro College Athletics. More information will be released soon....

At a press conference on Friday, July 12, Navarro College announced names for the inaugural class of the Bulldog Hall of Fame. The newly established Bulldog Hall of Fame will honor its former student-athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have enriched the legacy of the institution through intercollegiate athletics. “We are excited to celebrate and recognize those who have exhibited exceptional ability and performance in their selected field of athletics and have represented Navarro College in an exemplary manner,” said Athletic Director Michael Landers. The inaugural class includes coaches whose records and successes helped to enrich the legacy of Navarro’s athletic tradition, student athletes, and one of the college’s most enthusiastic and loyal backers. They are: Roark Montgomery (athletic director/golf coach), Lewis Orr (basketball coach), Arthur ‘Skip’ Johnson (baseball coach), Randall ‘Whoa’ Dill (baseball coach), Bob McElroy (football coach), Herschel Stephens (tennis coach), Monica Aldama (cheer coach), Brian Cole (baseball), James David Stubbs (golfer), and Brenda Duncan (loyal past employee and fan). An induction ceremony will be held during a luncheon on Saturday, September 27 at the Cook Education Center. Honorees will receive ‘Bulldog Red’ blazers and plaques commemorating their induction and be introduced during halftime of the football game on the same night....

A compilation of team and individual, career and single-season records are included in a 20-page Southwest Junior College Football Record Book linked here. The SWJCFC records also include championship games as well as member appearances and participation in NJCAA Bowls, including the league-affiliated C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl in Waco. The SWJCFC organized in 1996, and will begin its 24th year of play in August, 2019. Navarro Sports Information Specialist Mike Montfort continues to collect data for the ongoing project.  Corrections, additions, suggestions or documentations may be sent to  mikemontfort@att.net PDF LINK:   SWJCFC Record Book (1996-2018)...

By MIKE MONTFORT   -- Three Navarro College teams and 29 NC student-athletes were recognized Monday by the NJCAA for individual and team academic achievements during the 2018-19 school year. Academic Team honors, for maintaining GPAs of 3.0 or higher, went to Navarro Soccer (3.35), Volleyball (3.18), and Softball (3.09). The 29 individual awards went to Navarro student-athletes who maintained grades of 3.60 or higher during the school year. The NJCAA broke down GPAs into ranges in order to designate first-team (4.00), second-team (3.80-3.99) and third-team (3.60-3.79) status. As a result. Navarro had nine first-, eight second- and 12 third-team Academic All-Americans. The nine NC student athletes carrying 4.0s were baseball's Pepper Jones and Trey Becerra, football's Jared DeFelice and Michael Massarella, volleyball's Luana Almeida and Monica Wood, softball's Jada Woolley and Madison Pond, and soccer's Maitane Bravo. Second-team honors (3.80-3.99) went to baseball's Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo, Gage Walters, Ryan Johnston and Colin Wyman, volleyball's Deja Arnold, softball's Makensie Miller and Jessa Johnson, and soccer's Alyssa Williams. Third-teamers (3.60-3.79) recognized include baseball's Dylan Chapman, Kyle Hawkins and Riley Lambert, basketball's Gavin Kensmil and Jonah Carrasco, football's Abraham Beauplan and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, volleyball's Sydney Gelsthorpe, and soccer's Paityn Bretzer, Taylor Lockwood, Vianey Rivera and Wasila Diwura. By sport, baseball had...

By MIKE MONTFORT -- The St. Louis Cardinals selected Navarro College shortstop Cash Rugely in the 40th and final round with pick No. 1205 overall Wednesday as the three-day MLB Draft came to a conclusion. Two former Bulldogs also were drafted on the final day. Three picks later after Rugely at No. 1208, the Tampa Bay Rays selected Abilene Christian University senior catcher Luis Trevino, a Buster Posey Award nominee who was the Southland Conference Player of the Year. Earlier, in the 31st round at No. 920 overall, the Chicago White Sox selected Texas State University senior righthanded pitcher Connor Reich, a former Bulldog who had a three-year record of 17-10, including 8-2 during his All-Sun Belt first-team senior season. Players from other JUCO World Series qualifying teams were picked often Wednesday. Here is a list of those players, many who played against Navarro last week in Grand Junction: Round - Player, School (Drafting Team) 4 -- Ivan Johnson, Chipola 2B (Cincinnati Reds) 9 -- Cody Milligan, Cowley C (Atlanta Braves) 14 -- Lucas Knowles, Central Arizona LHP (Washington Nationals) 15 -- Alex Haynes, Walters State RHP (Colorado Rockies) 16 -- Andrew Baker, Chipola RHP (Los Angeles Dodgers) 16 -- Dakota Donovan, Central Arizona RHP (Los Angeles Angels) 19 -- Joshua Rivera, Chipola...