Baseball Team to Host First Annual Alumni Game

Posted by kmay | 10/22/2010 08:19 AM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lions Baseball team will host their first annual Alumni baseball game, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Lions field.

Returning to the Lions field will be players from as far back as 2004, and they will take on the 2010-2011 baseball team.

The Lions finished the 2010 season with a 13-24 overall record and 5-10 SIAC conference.

The Lions will also play their annual purple and white game Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM on the Lions field.

The Lions are coached by Pete Cardenas and assisted by Kenny Bellamy.

 

Pictured: Former Lion James Dudley

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Lady Lions Lose Volleyball Match to Clark Atlanta University

Posted by kmay | 10/14/2010 02:40 AM

Augusta, GA- Despite offensive and defensive efforts by Paine’s Lady Lions Michele Brown (pictured), Janae’ Kearse and Victoria Claytor, the Lady Lions dropped a 2-3 match to SIAC conference opponent Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers.  The Lady Lions lost 25-21, 8-25, 25-19, 12-25, and 8-15 Wednesday October 13, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium.

Outside hitter, sophomore Victoria Claytor, led the offense with 14 kills on 26 attempts.  Junior Janae’ Kearse and defensive specialist added seven kills, no attack errors, and 13 digs, while middle hitter, sophomore Michele Brown put down six kills, one block, and four block assist in the loss.  Junior libero Fernisha McMillian helped lead the defense with 13 digs.

Four Lady Panthers recorded double digit kills, led by Krysta McGowan recording 20 kills.

With the lost, the Lady Lions fall to 10-9 on the season. 

The Lady Lions will host Voorhees College, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Carter gymnasium with first serve scheduled for 6:00 PM.

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Lady Lions to Host Clark Atlanta Lady Panthers

Posted by kmay | 10/13/2010 01:43 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions volleyball team will be hosting Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium.  First serve is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

The second meeting for the SIAC conference opponents, the Lady Panthers won on their home court, September 22, 2010 in three straight sets (18-25, 17-25, and 16-25). 

The Lady Lions are currently 10-8 overall and 7-6 SIAC after a win over Voorhees College Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Paine Lions Cross Country Team Take Second Place Finish

Posted by kmay | 10/7/2010 01:15 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions Country Team finished in Second place at the annual Paine College Invitational on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, held at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, on Windsor Springs road in Hephzibah, Georgia.

Sophomore Mario Jordan made an impressive run, covering the 5K course in 19:17 and senior Thomas Broughton coming in 21 seconds behind Jordan to complete the course in 19:38.  With the times under the 20:00 mark, Jordan and Broughton finished ninth and tenth out of 24 participants.

Sophomore Jared Moore’s time stopped at 20:01, coming in 12th place. 

Benedict College took home the first place trophy, as six of the Tigers covered the course in less than 19:04.  Dickerson Tsroitich completed the course in 16:09.

In addition to Paine College and Benedict College, Allen University and Lane College also made appearances at the PC Invitational.

Paine College will run next at Winthrop University October 16, 2010.

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Lady Lions Claim Cross Country First Place Victory

Posted by kmay | 10/6/2010 23:30 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Country Team took claim of a first place finish at the annual Paine College Invitational on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, held at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, on Windsor Springs road in Hephzibah, Georgia.

Six Lady Lions finished in the top ten runners, with the top five runners covering the 5K course in less than 24 minutes.  Junior Casheba Ellis led the way, finishing in first place out of 17 runners, covering the field in 20:48, followed by sophomore, Elethia Gibson, with a time of 21:56. Sophomore Antionette McPhail completed the course in 23:33, Junior Lasheba Ellis, 23:47, freshman Hint Denson 23:55 and freshman Baeishia Johnson came in ninth place with a time of 25:02.

Benedict College Lady Tigers finished in second place with 36 points, with Kanesha Knowles and Priscilla Amara finishing third and fourth with times of 22:19 and 23:22 respectively.  Lane College came in third place with a total of 70 points.

The first place finish for the Lady Lions marks the first ever at the Paine College Invitational. 

Paine College will run next at Winthrop University October 16, 2010.


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Cross Country Teams Host PC Invitational

Posted by kmay | 10/5/2010 04:00 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country team will host their annual PC Invitational, October 6, 2010 at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 3816 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, Georgia 30815.

The Men’s 5K race is set to begin at 4:30 PM, followed by the women immediately after.  Joining the Lions on the field will be Albany State University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Lane College, Miles College, and Morris College.

Paine College Lady Lions Casheba Ellis and Corie Coleman are expected to finish in the front end of the invitational as they have finished in the top seven in SIAC conference standings for the last two weeks.

The Lady Lions are coached by Willie Adams, and the Lions are coached by Alfred Beard.

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Former Lady Lions Volleyball Player Gives Her Time and Talents

Posted by kmay | 09/28/2010 01:30 AM

Augusta, GA- “When you are in college, you have no clue! You just go with the flow.  But as you mature, you understand the value of serving God, loving one another, and doing things for people to touch their lives.”  “If something should happen to me, I want to be remembered for doing something nice for others, so that they may be Blessed in some way, shape, or form, so I am extremely happy to return to Paine to offer my services” is what Joey Hayes Cummings Paine College Alumna Class of ’96 had to say when asked how she felt about returning to Paine College.

The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball team hosted a Zumba® party as part of their community service events for the year, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium. The Zumba® party, which was taught by Mrs. Cummings, was incorporated into collecting can goods and non-perishable items to be donated locally to the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music that creates a dynamic aura that combines salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and samba.

“A successful event", says Head Coach for the Lady Lions, Selina B. Kohn and Assistant Coach Zack Howard. " We had 75-85 participants and we were able to do what we set out to do; lend a hand in making a difference in the community.”

Not only did the Zumba® party allow for Paine College students to show their compassion for the unfortunate, but it gave the students an opportunity to exercise, and recognize the importance of health.

With Paine being a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), the cohort of students is predominately African American.   “We are already at risk for comorbidities, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular diseases, so it is very important to me to encourage others to become physically fit. Walking, running, Zumba®, anything that will get you moving is what is important to take care of yourself, and improve the quality of life” says Cummings.  “The lesson I hope that I have left with my future alumnus, is love one another, obey your parents, and I want them to remember that the choices you make affect your future, so strive to have a happy and successful one!”

The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball team, along with other athletic teams at Paine College participate in community services activities throughout the year, in addition to being student athletes.

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Paine Volleyball Team to Host Zumba® Party to Give Back to the Community

Posted by kmay | 09/27/2010 09:35 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions volleyball team will be hosting a Zumba® workout, with Paine College Alumna and former volleyball team member Joey Hayes Cummings ‘96 (pictured), Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM in Carter Gymnasium.

This event is part of Paine’s student athlete’s way of giving back to the community, and having fun while doing so. Admission to the Zumba® party is a can good or non-perishable items to be donated to the Golden Harvest food bank.

Coach Kohn, Head Volleyball Coah states, “We could never repay the community for the support that they give to Paine College.  By collecting can goods and non-perishable items to be donated is our way of giving back to the community, and the only thing it is costing us is having a good time doing so!"

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music that creates a dynamic aura that combines salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and samba.


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Casheba Ellis Finishes in Top Ten

Posted by kmay | 09/25/2010 14:09 PM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lady Lions Cross Country team finished fifth and the Lions finished fourth at the Bridgestone-Pacer Invitational Saturday, in Aiken, South Carolina. 

The cross country meet featured four different divisions including the men’s collegiate 8k race and a women’s 5K race.  There were also 5K high school varsity girls and boys races on Saturday.

Casheba Ellis finished in the top 10 at the Bridgestone-Pacer invitational, Saturday, September 25, 2010.  Casheba , a Junior and one half of the identical twin duo who run for the Lady Lions covered the 5K course in 21:43.35 to finish 10th overall among 38 participants in the women’s field.  Sophomore Corie Coleman finished 21st in the field, with a time of 22:59.62; Junior Alethia Gibson recorded a time of 23:49.76.

In the men’s 8K race, Junior DeAndre Pettigrew completed the race in 37:33.24.

The Cross Country teams will be traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina October 1, 2010 for the HBCU Classic.


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Lady Lions Defeat Spelman Jaguars

Posted by kmay | 09/22/2010 04:14 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball team picked up a win in three straight sets (25-18; 25-9; 25-18) against Spelman College, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium. 

Sophomore Victoria Claytor led the way for the Lady Lions with 11 kills, two solo blocks, and two block assists.  Sophomore Camachio Harris added seven kills, 10 assists, and five services aces in the win.   Senior Marquita Josey (pictured) worked her way around the court with 13 set assists and eight digs.

On the defensive end, Junior Fernisha McMillian recorded 15 digs, followed by Junior Janae’ Kearse, recording 12 digs.  With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 7-4 overall, and 5-2 SIAC. 

The Lady Lions will be back in action Wednesday, September 22, 2010 as they travel to Atlanta, Georgia to meet up with SIAC conference opponent Clark Atlanta University, with first serve slated for 6:00 PM.

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