Softball

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Navarro middle-infielder Kamryn 'Kamo' Wells was named to the NFCA's NJCAA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Softball Team last weekend in Columbus, Ga. Wells went 11-for-19 (.579) at the plate during the five games.  She doubled twice, scored six runs and stole six bases for the Bulldogs against Wabash Valley, Tallahassee, Florida SouthWestern, and Seminole State College of Florida during the classic.  She had two hits in each of Navarro's first four games and wrapped with a 3-for-4 against Seminole State. Navarro (13-10) is scheduled to host Western Nebraska Community College (10-12) for a Thursday non-conference doubleheader.  The Bulldogs open the Region XIV East Zone campaign here Friday against Bossier Parish. Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team Amber Parker, Central Alabama Mia Ruther, Des Moines Area Rebeca Laudino, Florida SouthWestern State Hannah Poole, Gulf Coast State Sam McKee, Illinois Central Dawn Bodrug, Indian River State Kayla Collins, Jones County London Jackson, Kirkwood Taylor Hulett, Lansing Jensen Howell, LSU-Eunice Kamryn Wells, Navarro Makiya Giles, Northwest Florida State Paige Webster, Rock Valley Ashley Ramber, San Jacinto College-South Taylor Langworthy, Seminole State College of Florida Hailey McEldowney, SinclaIr Mirah Clark, Wabash Valley Mabry Norris, Wallace State...

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Navarro Softball Coach Jessica Karenke-Burke claimed her 600th head-coaching victory here Friday as her Bulldogs (13-7) won the first two games at NFCA's NJCAA Leadoff Classic. The Bulldogs secured No. 600 with a 10-2 win over Tallahassee Community College's Eagles in six innings.  Win No. 599 was a 6-3 tournament-opening victory over the Wabash Valley Lady Warriors. Thanks to an adjusted schedule prompted by the increasing likelihood of rain Sunday, the Bulldogs will play their crossover pool game at 6 pm CT Friday against unbeaten, top-ranked Florida SouthWestern State (26-0). The 19-team field will play Gold and Silver Bracket Tournament games Saturday....

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Navarro Softball participates in the National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Leadoff Classic March 8-10 at The South Commons Complex. Coach Jessica Karenke-Burke’s Bulldogs (11-7) will compete with 18 other squads during the NJCAA-version of the Leadoff Classic. Weekend weather forecasts issued Wednesday call for 70-degree high temperatures under cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers daily, but that won't stop the Bulldogs in their quest to reach a significant milestone for their head coach. 'Coach K' will try to secure a 600th career head-coaching victory during the classic.  Now in her 18th Navarro season, she is two wins away -- with a record of 598-339 (.638).  Karenke-Burke's led the Bulldogs to six Region XIV Conference Championships and 14 post-season tournament appearances. The 19-team field includes 11 teams ranked Tuesday in the first regular-season NJCAA Polls -- 10 that were listed in NJCAA Preseason Polls released in late January.  The group includes four Division I entries: unbeaten, top-ranked Florida SouthWestern State, No. 9 Wallace State of Hanceville, Ala., No. 14 Gulf Coast State, and No. 16 Seminole State College of Florida.  Six squads among Division II’s Top 10 will compete, including top-ranked, defending national champion Jones County, Ms., No....

Play Ball! It's almost time! Navarro Softball and Baseball have been preparing for their 2019 regular seasons, and their openers are just days away. Bulldog Softball makes its official debut Friday, January 25, when it plays in Galveston College's two-day Island Invitational at The Lassie League Complex. The Bulldogs are scheduled to play five games in two days. Navarro's Friday schedule includes games with Chipola College at 9 am, Lake Land College, Ill., at 1 pm, and the University of Houston-Victoria at 5 pm. On Saturday January 26, NC is set to face Snead State, Al., at 11 am and LSU-Eunice at 3 pm. Navarro's home-opening doubleheader is scheduled at 1 pm Wednesday, January 30, against Western Texas College. Meanwhile, Bulldog Baseball opens its season at Temple College against the Leopards with a 2 pm Friday single game. Then, the teams will conclude a three-game, non-conference series with a noon doubleheader at Graham Field on Saturday, Feb. 2. Softball and baseball schedules are posted online and in printable pdf form here at the Navarro College Athletics website....

The Corsicana ISD Board of Trustees Monday approved Courtney Anderson as the new head softball coach for Corsicana High School. Anderson spent the last 11 years as the assistant coach of the Navarro Bulldogs, working with head coach Jessica Karenke-Burke. “We are so pleased to have Coach Anderson lead our softball program at CHS,” said Shade Boulware, principal of CHS. “She has been successful on the collegiate level both as a player and as a coach. She comes highly recommended from her colleagues at Navarro College.” In 2003, Anderson graduated from Coppell High School with a highly successful high school softball career. She joined the Navarro Bulldog team and was successful in gaining both All-Region and All-Academic honors. Anderson continued to play at the University of Texas in Arlington before she graduated in 2007 with her bachelor’s degree. In 2007, she joined Navarro College as the assistant softball coach. From 2008-2018, the Navarro Bulldogs have had four Conference Championships (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015), three Regional Championship Appearances (2010, 2011, 2015), and one National Championship Appearance (2015). Anderson was named two times to the Region XIV Coaching Staff of the Year (2010, 2014). She has coached 57 players who committed to play NCAA Division...