VICTORIA — The Highlanders golf team is one shot behind the leader, Murray State, after the second round of the Claud Jacobs Invitational. The round was played Sunday, with a final round scheduled for Monday. Murray State shot 600, with MCC next at 601.
Perhaps the weather isn’t what one might expect for baseball, but the McLennan Community College Highlanders had a warm feeling following their doubleheader sweep of Navarro College Saturday at the Bosque River Ballpark. The Highlanders swept the three-game series with Friday’s win in Corsicana.
After a rare game where nothing seemed to go right, Emily Klanika returned to form, leading McLennan Community College to a softball win against Kilgore College, 10-2, Saturday in Kilgore. The Highlassies were less successful in the second game of the doubleheader, losing the second game, 10-9.
Spotting the Navarro Bulldogs a five run lead, the McLennan Community College baseball team fought back to win, 7-6, in Corsicana Friday afternoon.
McLennan Community College ‘s softball team travelled Friday to Bossier City, Louisiana, to take on the Bossier Parish Community College in a doubleheader. The Highlassies will leave Bossier City with two losses. Bossier’s Cavaliers won the first game, 12-9, and the second, 3-2.
Mitch Thompson, head coach of the McLennan Community College baseball team, mentions the statistic with pride. Over the past two years, no college in all of the United States — including four-year schools — has had more catchers selected in the Major League Draft than MCC. During that time, three catchers with ties to MCC have been selected.
When Mitch Thompson encountered a crossroads in his life in early 2012, he turned to the cross and found peace.