Lions and Lady Lions Track Teams to Compete in Alice Coachman Invitational

Posted by kmay | 03/29/2011 12:48 PM

Paine College Lions and Lady Lions will participate in the 19th Annual Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 2, hosted by Albany State University at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Ga. The hammer throw competition, followed by the javelin throw, is slated to start at 8 a.m. at the ASU complex. Other track and field events, starting with the long jump events, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hugh Mills complex. The awards ceremony will start at the conclusion of the meet.

The meet will feature world-class athletes from various track and field clubs in the Southeast. Several Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) teams, including Morehouse College, Benedict College, Clark Atlanta University, Tuskegee University, Fort Valley State University, Paine College and Stillman College, are expected to compete.

The annual track meet is held in honor of Alice Coachman-Davis (pictured), the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Coachman-Davis made history and gained international attention by capturing the high jump title with a record-setting jump of 5' 6 1/8" during the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

While the 1948 games catapulted her to international acclaim and the first endorsement among African-American women, she had proven herself as a major track and field force in prior years. She won 10 consecutive U.S. titles in the high jump and national titles at 50-meters, 100-meters and as a member in the 400-meter relay on the Tuskegee championship team. Many believe she would have dominated the 1940 and 1944 Summer Games, which were cancelled because of World War II.

The Albany, Ga., native attended Tuskegee University, but earned her bachelor's degree from Albany State (College) after returning from the 1948 games. As a collegian, she was a member of three Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championship basketball teams. She dominated Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) competitions in the high jump. From 1938 to 1948, she won 10 consecutive AAU high jump titles.

In 1994, she established the Alice Coachman Track and Field Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists both young athletes and retired Olympians.


Lady Lions Softball Team Record Double-Header Win

Posted by kmay | 03/25/2011 08:39 AM

Augusta, GA- Paine College Lady Lions softball team defeated Morris College, 13-5 and 9-4 at Lucy C. Laney High School softball stadium on March 24.

This win gives the Lady Lions (3-11; 1-9 SIAC) their first double-header win for the 2011 season.

In game one, the Lady Lions went scoreless in inning one, but scored runs in each of the remaining five innings before the game was ended due to the Lady Lions being ahead by eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

Jasmine Faulkner put up the first run for the Lady Lions on a double and RBI by Latoya Harris (pictured). 

The Lady Lions continued to score each inning, with the most runs (6) scored in the sixth inning. In the sixth inning, Stephanie Golden singled, and stole two bases.  Fernisha McMillian, Alexandria Taylor, and Janae’Kearse were all walked, and the each recorded stolen bases in this inning. Simone Kennedy doubled with an RBI and then Faulkner tripled with two RBI’s to give the Lady Lions an eight point lead to wrap up the scoring for the game with two outs, and no runners left on base.

Lady Lions Pitcher Simone Kennedy pitched six innings, gave up nine hits, recorded no walks, and six strike outs.

In game two, the Lady Lions officially played only three innings, and were leading 9-4, when the Head Coach from Morris called the game due to an injury, and not enough players to complete the game.

The Lady Lions will return to action and SIAC conference play Saturday, March 26, 2011 as they face Albany State University in a double-header and then Fort Valley State University, on Sunday in a double-header.


Lady Lions Softball to Host Morris College

Posted by kmay | 03/24/2011 06:28 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions softball team will host Morris College, today, March 24, 2011. The non-conference double-header which is scheduled for 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.

The Lady Lions enter the contest 1-11 overall record. This contest is the first home contest for the Lady Lions after returning home from the SIAC softball crossover.

The Lady Lions will hit the road, this weekend, March 26-27, 2011 as they take on Albany State University and Fort Valley State University, respectively in SIAC conference play.


 Freshman Alexandria Taylor

Paine Athletes in Action

Posted by kmay | 03/17/2011 22:04 PM

Augusta, GA- A number of Paine College student athletes will be displaying their  talents this weekend, starting with the Lady Lions softball team, who are competing in the annual SIAC softball crossover in Jasper, AL.  The Lady Lions played two games, Thursday, March 17, 2011 as they took on Stillman College and Lane College.  The Lady Lions lost both contest 2-10 and 2-13 respectively, but they will be playing in four more games before the weekend is over.  The crossover scheduled for March 17-19, 2011, provides the opportunity for teams on the east side and west side of the SIAC Conference to meet each other before the SIAC softball tournament.  Returning to action, Friday, March 18, 2011, the Lady Lions will take on LeMoyne-Owen College at 10:00 AM and then at 2:00 PM match up against Tuskegee University.  On Saturday, March 19, 2011, the Lady Lions will play Kentucky State University at 10:00 AM and wrap up against Miles College at 4:00 PM.  All games played are seven innings.

The Lions Baseball team will host Morris College, Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM in a single nine inning game on the Lions field.

Paine Golf is hosting eight to ten golf teams in the Paine College Spring Invitational, which started Thursday, March 17, 2011 thru Friday, March 18, 2011 at Jones Creek Golf Course in Evans, Georgia.   The tournament consists of 36 Holes, and 18 holes if rained out either day, with Tee times at 8:00 AM. 

Last but certainly not least, the Lions and Lady Lions Track teams will be participating in the 40th Annual Morehouse College Relays in Atlanta, GA, Friday March 18, 2011 at 5:00 PM and continuing all day Saturday March 19, 2011 beginning at 9:00 AM. 


Paine Golf Host Spring Invitational

Posted by kmay | 03/16/2011 11:28 AM

Augusta, GA-  Paine College Lions golf team will host eight to ten golf teams in the Paine College Spring Invitational, Thursday and Friday, March 17-18, 2011 at Jones Creek Golf Course in Evans, Georgia.  

The tournament will consist of 36 Holes, and 18 holes if rained out either day, with Tee times at 8:00 AM.  Practice rounds will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:10 PM.  

The invitational is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Head Golf Coach Herman Belton at (803) 466-2720 or Department of Athletics at (706)-945-1367.


Lady Lions Softball Opens Home Season

Posted by kmay | 03/12/2011 19:38 PM

Augusta, GA- Paine College Lady Lions softball team will host Clark Atlanta University in a double-header, tomorrow, March 13, 2011 in their first home game of the 2011 season.  Tomorrow’s contest, which will be played at the Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA, is set for1PM first pitch.

The Lady Lions opened up their 2011 season at Claflin University going 0-2, and later participated in the Clark Atlanta University tournament in Atlanta, GA March 5, 2011 losing to Claflin University and Savannah State University.

The Lady Lions will then head to Jasper, AL to participate in the SIAC softball crossover, March 17-19, 2011.  The Lady Lions will return home, March 24, 2011 as they play host to Morris College in a double-header, with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 PM.

All home softball games will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.

The Paine College Lions Baseball team will also be in action, as they host Claflin University in a single game on the Lions field at 1:00 PM.


Lions Open First Round of SIAC Basketball Tournament

Posted by kmay | 02/27/2011 19:43 PM

Augusta, GA- The 2010-2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has released the brackets for the 78th Annual SIAC Basketball tournament set for March 2nd - 5th, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia on the campuses of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the 2010-2011 regular season complete, the Lady Lions finished with an overall 3-23 record, 2-20 SIAC record and 12th place in the SIAC.  The Lions recorded a 10-16 overall record, 9-15 SIAC record and ninth place finish in the SIAC.

The Lions  will open up the tournament as they face the eighth seeded Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College at Morehouse College, Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 12:00 Noon.

The Lady Lions will face the fifth seed, Kentucky State University Thorobrettes, also on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Clark Atlanta University at 4:00 PM.

Tickets for the tournamentt are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students with I.D.

To view the 2011 Women & Men SIAC Basketball Tournament Brackets, visit


Lions and Lady Lions Wrap-up 2010-2011 Season

Posted by kmay | 02/22/2011 12:07 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions and Lions will end their regular season for 2010-11, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 as they face Tuskegee University in a double-header.

The Lady Lions will enter the contest with an overall 3-22 record, and 2-19 conference record.

Tip-off for the women’s contest is set for 5:30 PM CST on the campus of Tuskegee University, in Tuskegee, AL.

The Paine College Lions will take to the court and face the Golden Tigers immediately following the women’s contest.  The Lions currently hold a 10-15 overall record, and 9-14 SIAC record.

The Lions and Lady Lions will head to the SIAC basketball tournament which will be held in Atlanta, GA on the campuses of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, with opening rounds beginning March 2, 2011 and games played thru March 5, 2011.

For more information on the SIAC tournament, visit


Senior Basketball Players to be Honored

Posted by kmay | 02/18/2011 17:07 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions Department of Athletics will honor senior basketball players during Senior Day, Saturday, February 19, 2011 at T.W. Josey High School. The game which matches the Tigers of Benedict College against the Paine College Lions will serve as the final home basketball game for the 2010-2011 season. 

The game tips-off at 1PM, as the Lady Lions and Lady Tigers take to the court.  The seniors will be honored between the women’s and men’s game, and the Lions and Tigers will jump-ball immediately after the recognition.  “Our senior student-athletes will perform in the final home game of their collegiate careers, so we just want to offer a small token of our appreciation for all of their hard work on and off the court” said Selina B. Kohn, interim director of athletics.

Tickets for contest are $7.00 for adults, visiting students with I.D. $5.00, and Paine Students are free with valid I.D. Please come out and show your support, and wear Purple and White!

For more information, call the Paine College Athletics Department at 706-945-1367.



  L-R: Anthony Ogunleye, Daniel Walden, Thomas Broughton

 L-R: Brittany Smiley, Shanee' Butler, Alice Holmes

Lions and Lady Lions Host Albany State University

Posted by kmay | 02/17/2011 08:09 AM

Augusta, GA-   The Paine College men’s and women’s basketball team returns to action at T.W. Josey High School, today, February 17, 2011 to host Albany State University. Tip-off for the Lady Lions is set for 5:30 PM, with the Lions immediately following.

The Lady Lions enter the SIAC conference contest with an overall record 3-20 overall; and 2-17 SIAC Conference. Their opponents, the Lady Rams enter with a 15-10 overall; 14-9 SIAC Conference record.

The Lions enter the contest 9-14 overall, and 8-13 SIAC Conference. The Albany State University Rams enter the contest with a record of 7-18 overall; 7-14 SIAC.

The Lions and Lady Lions will return back to action, and closeout their 2010-2011 home campaign, Saturday, February 19, 2011 at T.W. Josey High School as they host Benedict College Tigers.  This game will also serve as senior day, to pay homage to the senior Lions and Lady Lions who have given of their time and talents to Paine College Athletics and to Paine College. 

Tip-off for the Lady Lions on Saturday is scheduled for 1:00 PM, with the Lions immediately following after.

Paine College students with valid I.D. will be admitted free, visiting students $5.00 with I.D., and general admission is $7.00.