Softball Hosting Claflin University

Posted by kmay | 04/4/2011 10:51 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions softball team will host Claflin University, today, April 4, 2011. The 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 will host Benedict College, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in SIAC conference play at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM at Lucy C. Laney High School.


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Baiesha Johnson Leads SIAC Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week

Posted by kmay | 03/30/2011 12:06 PM

SIAC East Division Track & Field Female Athletes of the Week

Baiesha Johnson—Paine College—Johnson finished first in both the high jump and the long jump at the Asics Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, SC with marks of 1.55m and 5.96m respectively. Her mark of 5.96m in the long jump was the best NCAA qualifying mark in Division II this year. Last week, Johnson also won the high jump at the Morehouse Relays with an NCAA qualifying mark of 1.70m.  The freshman, Brunswick, GA native is a tri-athlete for Paine College, as she is also a member of the Lady Lions Cross Country team and the Lady Lions Basketball team.
Camille Clemmons-James—Benedict College—Clemmons-James ran a time of 12.26 in the 100m and 25.15 in the 200m at USC’s Weems Baskin Relays. She also ran a leg on the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

 

SIAC West Division Track & Field Male Athletes of the Week

Kieren Broussard—Kentucky State University—Broussard ran times of 1:54.98 in the 800m and 4:14.96 in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, NC.
Chester Hightower—Stillman College—Hightower ran a time of 10.90 in the 100m and 21.55 in the 200m at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, finishing eighth and fifth respectively. He also ran a leg on the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays.
Michael Oliver—Stillman College—Oliver won the 110m hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.33 at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa. Oliver also ran a time of 57.98 in the 400m hurdles while also running a leg on both the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.
Jerald Fayorsey—Tuskegee University—Fayorsey ran times of 22.48 and 50.38 in the 200m and 400m respectively. He also had a mark of 6.54m in the long jump and 13.72m in the triple jump. He also ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team.


SIAC West Division Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week

Alexandria Montgomery—Stillman College—Montgomery ran a time of 12.35 in the 100m, 25.17 in the 200m, and 1:00.70 in the 400m at the Alabama Relays. She also ran a leg on the 4x200m and 4x400m relays.
Janae Jones—Stillman College—Jones ran a time of 12.18 in the 100m, a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 24.39 in the 200m, and a time of 57.30 in the 400m at the Alabama Relays, finishing in the top seven in all three events. She also ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team.
Chestina Anderson—Stillman College—Anderson ran a time of 2:24.41 in the 800m, 5:11.37 in the 1500m, and 17:58.26 in the 5000m at the Alabama Relays. She also ran a leg on the 4x200m, 4x400m, and 4x800m relay teams.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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 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. 

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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.

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Paine College Appoints Coach Jimmy Link to Lead Lions

Posted by ncarter | 03/15/2011 12:26 PM

(Augusta, GA)- Interim Athletic Director, Selina Kohn, announced today that Coach Jimmy Link will lead the Lions Basketball team. He served as the Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach after being appointed the position mid-way during the 2010-2011 Season. Since then, Link has gone on to lead the Lions with an 11-17 record and second round appearance in the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) Tournament.
 
Link brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former player and coach. During his basketball career, Link was a four-year letterman in men’s basketball at Flagler College, where he led the team to its first NAIA National Tournament bid as a point guard in 2002-2003.  His team was ranked in the NAIA Top 25 nationally in each of Link’s four seasons as a player and he helped lead the team to a Florida Sun Conference Tournament Championship as a senior.
 
“I’m elated to be a part of the Paine College legacy,” Link said. Being named head coach is a highly regarded position and I am excited to take on the responsibility of successfully growing the Paine College Athletics Program through recruiting and coaching talented student athletes.”
 
Link sang the praises of several during a press conference, “I am so excited for the opportunity I have been given here at Paine College. I promised everyone, especially Dr. Bradley, that I would make him proud of choosing me to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Coach Ronnie Spry.”
 
“I am grateful for assistants, Coach Beard and Coach Smith, for helping me to move the team forward this season.  I couldn’t have done it without you.”
 
He also shared, “Coach Spry recruited me to work as an Assistant Coach at Paine College.”  “He has been an unbelievable influence in my life and I am so thankful that he brought me to Augusta, Georgia.  Even throughout this transition, he has supported me as a Coach and as a Person.  And, I thank him for that,” he said.
 
During the press conference, Link shared his goals for the Athletic Program.  “We have three main goals for the Men’s Basketball Program. We want to graduate Players; mold men so that after they graduate, they make the Paine College Community proud, and win Games and contend in the SIAC Conference,” Link said.
 
Link has over eight years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, from Division I to the NAIA. He began his career as assistant basketball coach at Flagler College, an NCAA Division II institution in 2004, during which his team ranked Top 10 in the country and made a Sweet 16 Tournament Appearance in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Florida Sun Conference.
 
He moved on to serve as assistant basketball coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland from 2005-2006. Link helped recruit 13 players to the NCAA Division III program, all of which ended up having a school best record. During this time he also assisted.
 
After a successful career at Washington College, Link returned to Flagler College from 2006-2008 as assistant basketball coach, where he helped sign one of the best recruiting classes ever, three freshman and one transfer and went on to have 20-7 season in their 2nd year of Division II.
 
Previously, Link served assistant basketball coach at the University of North Florida, an NCAA Division II institution, and member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. There he served along side long time head coach Matt Kilcullen for the 2008-2009 season. He also served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Newberry College NCAA Division II under Steve DeMeo for the 2009-2010 Season.
 
Touchingly, Link expressed his appreciation to his family who rendered tremendous support throughout his career.  Expressing deep gratitude to his deceased mother, he commented, “To my mom, it was her kind soul and amazing heart that made my life special.  And, to my Dad, thank you for raising me into the man that I have become and for supporting me in my career when times were tough.”
 
Link held a very special announcement toward the end.  Referring to his biggest fan and the love his life, Link thanked his wife Jennifer for her support.  He commented, “My wife Jen and I are expecting our first child.  I am so excited to become a father.”
 
In closing, he said, “as you can tell, I am a family man, husband, and soon to be father.  I have also added these young men to my family.  I will take care of them like they are my own.  We will go through great times and tough times and learn from our experiences.  I welcome all of Paine College into my family and encourage all of Paine’s former athletes and men and women who bleed purple and white to come back to their Alma Mater to support the Athletic Program.
 
Link earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Flagler College in 2003. Link currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with his wife Jennifer.
 
For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu.

To view conference visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cve9q0diSI0

 

Paine College Lions advance to second round in 78th SIAC Basketball Tournament

Posted by ncarter | 03/2/2011 11:48 AM

(Augusta, GA)- The Paine College Lions will advance to the second round of The 2010-2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) after a close victory against the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College 68-65. The Lions will play the Benedict College Tigers on March 3, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Morehouse College.

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 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. If the Lady Lions advance to the second round they will take on the Benedict Lady Tigers at 8:00 .m. at Clark Atlanta University.

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 www.thesiac.com.

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 www.thesiac.com.


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