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By MIKE MONTFORT   -- Five sophomores who led Navarro soccer to consecutive NJCAA National Tournament appearances have signed national letters of intent to attend four-year institutions and continue to play soccer. Roneisha Frank opted to sign with Sam Houston State, Brianna Garza and Claudia Loredo chose Stephen F. Austin State, Samantha Moran inked with Prairie View A&M, and Tateyana Pitter signed with Alabama A&M. Frank scored 18 goals, issued 13 assists and totaled 49 points during two seasons at Navarro as the Bulldogs went 30-7-2. Frank, a St. George's Grenada, native, totaled five game-winning goals among 11 she scored during her sophomore season. The All-Region XIV performer scored two or more points in seven of her final nine matches, including two goals and an assist in a 4-1 NJCAA Tournament win over Hill. "We are very excited to sign Roneisha," Bearkats coach Tom Brown said. "She is a proven goal scorer in one of the most competitive junior college regions in the country. She has played with the Grenada Women's National Team and we feel these experiences will help continue to move our team forward." Meanwhile, at fellow Southland Conference program SFA, new coach Tom Minnati signed Garza and Loredo among his early recruits after his...

From The NJCAA, Monday, March 16:   Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately. "In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "As an association, the NJCAA exhausted all possible avenues to potentially postpone competition for both upcoming basketball championships and spring sport competition. We believe following the recommendations of the CDC is in the best interest of our member colleges and our student-athletes." Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play. Regarding eligibility for spring sports, no spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation. Along with the cancellation of competition, all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that point in time. The NJCAA will explore the opportunity to expand allowable Letters of Intent for spring sports for both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years under...

Navarro salvaged a split of Saturday's run-ruled doubleheader with Weatherford at Perry D. Graham Field. Coach Matt Podjenski's Bulldogs won the opener 17-6 in six innings, while Jeff Lightfoot's Coyotes claimed an 11-3 victory in a seven-inning nightcap. In Saturday's opener, Navarro bunched runs in every inning except the third.  NC tallied seven runs in the fifth and added five more in the sixth to close out the win. Reliever Gage Walters, on for starter Carson Rollins, got credit for the pitching victory, while the Bulldogs unleashed a 12-hit assault against loser Bryson Hudgens and three other WC hurlers. NC cracked five extra-base hits and eight players drove in runs. Riley Lambert and Jose Gonzales, Jr., each knocked in three runs, while Stacey Bailey, Ethan Ruiz and Alex Vergara had two RBI apiece. Lambert singled, doubled and tripled, while Vergara belted his first home run of the season. The Bulldogs, now 1-2 on the season, are scheduled to play a 3 pm Tuesday non-conference game at Brenham's Leroy Dreyer Field against the Blinn Buccaneers. _________ GAME 1 / FINAL (6 innings) Navarro 17,. Weatherford 6 Weatherford...

TYLER -- Unbeaten, top-ranked Region XIV regular-season champion Navarro will be top seeded when the league's three-day volleyball tournament begins Friday, Nov. 1. Here are the seedings of the eight qualifiers: 1. Navarro 2. TVCC 3. Panola 4. Laredo 5, Lee 6. Blinn 7. Tyler 8. Coastal Bend Coach Andy Cavins' Bulldogs face Coastal Bend at 9 am Friday in the tournament's opening match. Here are Friday's first-round matchups: REGION XIV VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Matches Friday, November 1 Match 1 -- 9 am -- (1) Navarro v. (8) Coastal Bend Match 2 -- 11 am -- (4) Laredo v (5) Lee Match 3 -- 1 pm -- (2) TVCC v (7) Tyler Match 4 -- 3 pm -- (3) Panola v (6) Blinn Match 5 -- 5 pm -- 9 am winner v 11 am winner Match 6 -- 7 pm -- 1 pm winner v 3 pm winner All Region XIV Volleyball Tournament matches in Tyler will be streamed live from Wagstaff Gymnasium.  Wagstaff Gym's picture-in-picture camera system will include scoreboard.  No audio will be available.  Links will change daily. Additionally, here is the Region XIV Volleyball Tournament Website with information, links and a bracket:      ...

Here is a Navarro College Fall Athletics update, listing records, rankings and playoff prospects for three programs, as of Wednesday, Oct. 24. The update also includes fresh Navarro basketball information.  Coach Grant McMillan's Bulldogs open their season November 1. Navarro Football: Currently 4-4 on the season and tied for 3rd place in conference, the Bulldogs are receiving votes in the NJCAA Top 20 poll. They play Saturday at 3 pm against TVCC in the homecoming game. Winner of that final regular-season game will finish in second place in conference and will host a playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 2. Navarro Soccer: Currently ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA poll, the Bulldogs defeated No. 2 Tyler Junior College on Tuesday to claim a share of the Region XIV regular season championship. Final game of the regular season is here at 4 pm Thursday, Oct. 24 against Jacksonville. Navarro will host a Region XIV Tournament semifinal on Friday, Nov. 1 against an opponent to be determined. The Region XIV Championship game will be Sunday, Nov. 3 in Tyler. Navarro Volleyball: Currently ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA national polls for the first time in program history, the Bulldogs are 23-0 on the season and 8-0 in conference play. They...