November 3, 2005

 

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS SET AT CHIPOLA

           

MARIANNA—Chipola College students and employees have joined forces to sponsor a number of events to support Alzheimer’s research and support.

The Chipola Women’s Basketball team will sponsor an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9:30 a.m. The three-mile walk will begin at the Chipola Arts Center and end at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  Entry fee is $20. Pre-registered walkers will receive a T-shirt. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m.

The Memory Walk is part of the three-day Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Women’s Basketball Classic, Nov. 11, 12 and 13. Action begins Friday, Nov. 11, with Georgia Perimeter and Wallace at 3:30 p.m. Gulf Coast will play Trinity Valley at 5:30 p.m. Chipola will take on Southeastern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Saturday games include: Gulf Coast and Wallace at 2 p.m.; Southeastern Illinois and Trinity Valley at 4 p.m. and Chipola and Georgia Perimeter at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 13, Chipola will take on Trinity Valley at 2 p.m.

Students and employees are invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa “Stars on the Sidewalk” week, Nov. 7-11. For $4, donors may purchase a section of sidewalk to profess their love for another, fulfill their dream of fame, showcase artistic flare, or whatever the imagination creates.  The donation will include colored chalk. Tickets for sidewalk rights will be on sale around campus and in Z217, Nov. 2-11. For information, call Joan Lasseter at 718-2276.

Proceeds from all events will go to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center which supports victims and caregivers in the Florida Panhandle.  

For information, call Chipola women’s basketball coach David Lane at 850-718-2234.

 

                                                                            ####

November 3, 2005

VISUAL ARTISTS WANTED FOR CHIPOLA EXHIBITION

MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association Visual Arts Committee invites visual artists to display original works in the Chipola Arts Center, Nov. 17 through Dec. 4.

            The exhibit will be on display during the Meet the Artist Reception following the Sanders Family Christmas Artist Series event on Nov. 28, and during the Music Through Performance Christmas Recital on Dec. 3. 

A special Open House event for the visual artists is set for Sunday, Dec. 4. Artists may sell pieces during the event.

Artists are asked to register for the exhibit by Nov. 10, by phoning Judy Brooten at 850-569-5881.

####

 

November 3, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 12 and 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 5 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A Curriculum For Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

####

November 3, 2005

 

CUTLINE: Chipola Photo

CHOOSING CAREERS—Hundreds of area high school sophomores and seniors explored career options at the annual Region III Career Fair, Nov. 2, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Chipola cosmetology students (pictured here) offered free haircuts during the event. More than 100 organizations sponsored booths for the event which was hosted by the five area public school districts, Chipola College and Washington-Holmes Technical Center.

                                                                              ####

November 3, 2005

 

Cutline: Chipola Photo

COPING WITH COLLEGE/WORK—Florida Therapy recently presented a hypnotherapies program on Stress in The Workplace/School for the Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business fraternity. Pictured from left are: Chipola students Sarah Johnson and Daryl Hunter, Florida Therapy employees Larry Kirkland and Melissa Smith, and Chipola student Rebecca Dominguez.

####

 

November 3, 2005

 

YOUNG IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Steve Young (right), Vice President of Finance, is the November Faculty/Administrator of the month at Chipola College. He is congratulated here by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. 

####

November 3, 2005

 

Cutline: Chipola Photo

CHIPOLA PRESENTS ‘ALL MY SONS’—The Chipola College production of “All My Sons” runs through Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Chipola Theater. Here, Chipola actors (from left) Michael John Milton, Brad Brooks and Felecia Gibson present a touching scene from the popular Arthur Miller drama. For information about Chipola Theater, call 850-718-2220.

 

                                                                                                                                                            ####

November 3, 2005

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS LOOK TO REPEAT LAST YEAR’S SUCCESS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams are looking to repeat their outstanding seasons of 2004-05.

            The Indians are the defending state champions and are ranked first in a national pre-season poll by Juco-Junction.com. Last year’s team set a school record for most wins in a season with 33.

            The Indians return three starters from last year’s squad that finished fourth in the national tournament: Stefhon Hannah, Michael Taylor and Ryne Hamblet.  Hannah, a 6-0 point guard, Michael Taylor, a 6-2 guard, and transfer center Shawn Taylor, 6-10, are listed among the Top 65 JUCO prospects for 2006.

            Three other important players return from last year’s team: Gerard Jackson, Pawel Malesa, and red-shirt freshman Fred Bellamy of Cottondale. Transfers Jamarcus Ellis and Jay Anderson studied at Chipola last Spring, but will suit up for the first time this season.

            The Indians’ recruiting class has received national attention. Newcomers are led by Shawn Taylor, a 6’11 transfer from the University of Alabama; point guard Ed Berrios from the Bronx, NY, and walk-on point guard Michael Volger from Panama City. Three of team’s new recruits hail from Chicago: DeAndre Thomas, 6’8; Jeremiah Bryant, 6’7 and Johnnie Harris, 6’7. 

            The Lady Indians are still enjoying the afterglow of the best season in Chipola history. The 2004-05 squad beat perennial powerhouse Gulf Coast twice last season to capture Chipola’s first-ever women’s state title and earn a trip to the national tournament. The team finished 29-8 with an NJCAA ranking of number six.

            Chipola returns three players from last year’s outstanding team: Chinata Nesbit, Ta’Yani Clark, and Nacole Stocks. Eight talented freshmen join the Lady Indians, including point guard Latoya Brown, small forward C.J. Pace, Shawnta Pope, Ra’Shawna Sippio and Mame’ Diop. Three local players round out the talented squad: Whitney Maxey of Tallahassee, Contisha Lovett of Marianna and Britney Ford of Phenix City, AL.

         The men's and women's teams host the annual Milton H. Johnson Classic, Nov. 4-5. The Lady Indians play Middle Georgia at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by the Indians against Genesis One Prep at 7:30 p.m. The classic begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday with St. Catherine and Kirkwood in a women’s game.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, games begin at 1 p.m. with St. Catherine and Middle Georgia in a women’s game. Genesis One Prep and the Shelton State men play at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m. the Lady Indians face two-time national champion Kirkwood College. The Indians play South Georgia Tech at 7 p.m., Saturday. 

            The Lady Indians host the three-day Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Women’s Basketball Classic, Nov. 11, 12 and 13. Action begins Friday, Nov. 11, with Georgia Perimeter and Wallace at 3:30 p.m. Gulf Coast will play Trinity Valley at 5:30 p.m. Chipola will take on Southeastern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Saturday games include: Gulf Coast and Wallace at 2 p.m.; Southeastern Illinois and Trinity Valley at 4 p.m. and Chipola and Georgia Perimeter at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 13, Chipola will take on Trinity Valley at 2 p.m.

For information, call the Chipola Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the website at www.chipola.edu 

 

####

November 3, 2005

 

Cutline: Chipola Photo

CHIPOLA BASKETBALL SEASON OPENS—Chipola’s Shawn Taylor slam dunks during Chipola’s Blue-Gold game on Tuesday. The Indians and Lady Indians host a big the annual Milton H. Johnson Classic, Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5. The Lady Indians host the Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Women’s Basketball Classic, Nov. 11, 12 and 13.  

####

 

 

 

November 11, 2005

 

CHIPOLA CHORUS FALL CONCERT SET FOR NOV. 17

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chamber Chorus will present a free concert of  Brahm’s Lovesong Waltzes and Great Choral Music of the Cinema, Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.

According to Chipola choral director Dr. Ed Lyon, The Brahms “Liebeslieder Walter” have been a favorite of lovers of Romantic music.  “Brahms many times is viewed as dark and brooding; however, these little waltzes for duo-piano and chorus are light and airy and lots of fun,” Lyon said. 

Choral selections from cinema will include numbers from “The Exorcist,” “The Matrix,” “Empire of the Sun,” “Phantom of the Opera Movie,” “Chariots of Fire,” and “Peter Gunn.”  The concert closer will be a fun selection, “The History of Western Music!” 

Dr. Carolyn Wilson is accompanist for the chorus.  Chorus members are: Jill Barfield, Brad Brooks, Scott Boyle, Brad Bunce, Daniel Carter, Veronica Corbin, Lawanna Cotton, Sapphire Garrett, Rob Gibbons, Tina Lester, Shaun Lindsey, Kendra Mayfield, Courtney McKay, Nick Melvin, Jermaler Powell and Stephanie Syfrett.

For information, call Dr. Lyon at 850-718-2221.

 

                                                                                                ####

Cutline: Chipola Photo

CHIPOLA CHORUS CONCERT SET—The Chipola College Chamber Chorus (shown here) will present a free concert of  Brahm’s Lovesong Waltzes and Great Choral Music of the Cinema, Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.

####

November 11, 2005

 

Cutline: Chipola Photo

SCENES AND SONGS NIGHT SET AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College theatre majors (pictured) will present a “Night of Scenes and Songs,” Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. The show will include popular musical numbers, comic sketches and dramatic scenes. Tickets—$10—are available in the college Fine Arts Office, or from any theatre major. For information, call 850-718-2227.

####

 

November 11, 2005

CHIPOLA PROF TO SPEAK ON BULLFIGHTING AND MACHISMA

 

            MARIANNA— Dr. Mark Ebel, Chipola College Professor of Spanish, will give a public lecture on “Bullfighting and Machisma in Almodovar’s ‘Talk to Her,’” Monday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Jackson Lecture Hall. 

A showing of the Spanish film “Talk to Her” will follow Dr. Ebel’s lecture.  

            The program is free and open to the public. The film is rated R.

For information, call Dr. Ebel at 850-718-2283.

                                                                                                                                                                ####  

November 11, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 12 and 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 5 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A Curriculum For Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation and screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

####

 

November 11, 2005

 

RIVIERE THANKED—Judy Riviere, Chipola College Tech Prep director, has served as chair of the Chipola Governance Council for the past two years. She is congratulated here by college president Dr. Gene Prough. The Governance Council is a shared governance structure representing college faculty, administration, staff and students. The council serves as the coordinating body for the college committee system and decision review process.

####

November 11, 2005

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS OFF TO PERFECT START

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams are undefeated after their first two outings of the season.

The Indians downed the Genesis One Eagles, 122-83, on Nov. 4, in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. Stefhon Hannah led Chipola with 20 points on 12 free throws and 4 field goals. Johnnie Harris scored 14. Michael Taylor had 12. Shawn Taylor, Gerard Jackson and DeAndrea Thomas each scored 10 points on the night.

The Indians grounded the South Georgia Tech Jets, 77-46, on Nov. 4. Thomas led Chipola with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Jackson scored 11. Hannah and Ryne Hamblet added 9 apiece. 

The Indians are scheduled to play Southeastern CC and Illinois Central, Nov. 11-12, in Cedar Rapids, IA. The men’s team continues road games in Chicago, IL, on Nov. 18-19, before returning home to host Chattahoochee Valley and Florida Prep in the Norris Langston Classic, Nov. 25-26.

The Lady Indians jumped out to a 2-0 mark with a pair of wins in the Johnson Classic. Chipola crushed Middle Georgia, 72-27, on Nov. 4. Ra’Shawn Sippio led Chipola with 15 points and 10 rebounds. LaToya Brown and Ta’yani Clark each scored 14 on the night. Nacole Stocks added 11. Shawnta Pope grabbed 11 rebounds and put up 8 points.

The Lady Indians handled Kirkwood CC, 70-55, on Nov. 5, behind the scoring of Ta’yani Clark with 18. Chinata Nesbit scored 14 with 6 rebounds. Stocks put up 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Sippio added 10 points and 6 rebounds.

The Lady Indians host the Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Classic, Nov. 11-13, in the Johnson Health Center. Action begins Nov. 11 with Georgia Perimeter and Wallace at 3:30 p.m. Gulf Coast will play Trinity Valley at 5:30 p.m. Chipola will take on Southeastern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 games include: Gulf Coast and Wallace at 2 p.m.; Southeastern Illinois and Trinity Valley at 4 p.m. and Chipola and Georgia Perimeter at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 13, Chipola will take on Trinity Valley at 2 p.m.

 The Lady Indians travel to Pensacola for games on Nov. 18-19, before returning home to host Clinton College and Alabama Southern in the Langston Classic, Nov. 25-26.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

                                                                                                                                                ####

November 11, 2005

VISUAL ARTISTS WANTED FOR CHIPOLA EXHIBITION

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association Visual Arts Committee invites visual artists to display original works in the Chipola Arts Center, Nov. 17 through Dec. 4.

            The exhibit will be on display during the Meet the Artist Reception following the Sanders Family Christmas Artist Series event on Nov. 28, and during the Music Through Performance Christmas Recital on Dec. 3. 

A special Open House event for the visual artists is set for Sunday, Dec. 4. Artists may sell pieces during the event.

Artists are asked to register for the exhibit by phoning Judy Brooten at 850-569-5881.

####

 

November 17, 2005

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES EVENT SOLD OUT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series event, A Sanders Family Christmas, is sold out.

Following the Nov. 28 performance Suntrust is hosting the Meet the Artist reception which is open only to season ticket-holders.

For information, call Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

 

                                                            ####

 

November 17, 2005

 CHIPOLA OFFERS STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN SPAIN

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College, in conjunction with Intercultural Connections and the Spanish Language Center in Marbella, Spain, will offer a study abroad program in Spanish, May 27-June 24, 2006. 

Students will attend class 22 hours a week for four weeks.  Classes will be taught by Dr. Mark Ebel, Chipola Professor of Spanish, and by native speakers with degrees in Spanish, Philology, History and Literature.  Classes will be taught completely in Spanish; however, no prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.  Students with little or no Spanish will receive four hours of credit at the beginning level. 

Each student will reside with a Spanish family in a room shared with one or more students from the college.

Cost of the program is $2,250 which includes: lodging half board (two meals a day) with a Spanish family; ground transportation and guides for cultural excursions to Malaga, Granada, Ronda, and/or Baelo Claudia; all entrance fees for museums and monuments; and other extracurricular activities.

Additional costs include round-trip airfare to Málaga, Spain; passport fees; transfers to and from airports and bus stations; books; optional tours and spending money   

For information, contact Dr. Ebel at 850-718-2282, or email ebelm@chipola.edu     

                                                                                                                                      ####     

 

 

 

November 17, 2005

 

Cutline: Chipola Photo

CHIPOLA RAISES FUNDS FOR ALZHEIMER’S—The Chipola College Women’s Basketball team and Phi Theta Kappa raised $1,200 for Alzheimer’s support through a Memory Walk and the Holiday Inn Express-Alzheimer’s basketball classic. Pictured from left, are: Kay Jones, Director of the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Chipola women’s basketball coach David Lane, and Diana Daren, Manager of Holiday Inn Express. The Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Dothan, AL, serves individuals and families in southern Alabama and the panhandle of Florida who are struggling with the disease.

                                                                                                                                                      ####

 

 

November 17, 2005

 

Cutline: Chipola Photo

ETIQUETTE IS TOPIC AT BUSINESS FRATERNITY— Barbara Grant presented a program on Business Etiquette for the Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. The presentation focused on eating and correct utensil use, introductions, socials, telephone, cell phone etiquette and politeness.  Pictured from left, are Chipola students Timothy Kleiser, Michelle Rhynes and speaker Barbara Grant. 

                                                                                                                                                     ####

 

 

November 17, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 5 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A Curriculum For Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

####

 

 

November 17, 2005

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS TOP STATE POLLS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams are both undefeated and ranked number one in their respective FCCAA polls.

The Indians are 4-0 following a pair of wins in Kirkwood, Iowa, Nov. 11-12. Chipola beat Southeastern CC, 87-75. The Indians swamped Illinois Central, 82-65, on Nov. 12.

Chipola is ranked first in the men’s state FCCAA poll. Other Panhandle Conference teams in the top 10 include: OW, tied for third place; TCC (5); and Gulf Coast (10).

The Chipola men’s squad continues road games in Chicago, IL, on Nov. 18-19, before returning home to host Chattahoochee Valley and Florida Prep in the Norris Langston Classic, Nov. 25-26.

The Indians who were ranked second in the NJCAA pre-season poll began the season with two wins in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. Chipola downed the Genesis One Eagles, 122-83, on Nov. 4. The Indians grounded the South Georgia Tech Jets, 77-46, on Nov. 5.

Chipola is the defending Florida Region VIII and Panhandle Conference champion.

The Chipola Lady Indians moved into the top spot in the FCCAA poll after knocking off three nationally-ranked teams in the Chipola Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Classic.

Chipola scored a 68-65 win over third-ranked Trinity Valley. Chipola outlasted fifth-ranked Southern Illinois, 58-48. The defending Florida Region VIII champion Lady Indians also beat number 24 Georgia Perimeter, 72-58, in the three day classic, Nov. 11-13.

Chipola sophomore Chinata Nesbit is the FCCAA Honorable Mention Player of the Week. She is averaging 9.3 rebounds and 14.3 points a game in her first four outings.

The Lady Indians logged a pair of wins in the Johnson Classic. Chipola crushed Middle Georgia, 72-27, on Nov. 4. Ra’Shawn Sippio led Chipola with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Indians handled Kirkwood CC, 70-55, on Nov. 5, behind the scoring of Ta’yani Clark with 18. Chinata Nesbit scored 14 with 6 rebounds.

The Lady Indians are ranked number one in the FCCAA Poll. Gulf Coast is second in the state poll. OW is fourth. TCC is seventh and PJC is eighth.

The Lady Indians travel to Pensacola for games on Nov. 18-19.

Both Chipola squads host the Langston Youth Foundation Classic, Nov. 25-26 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The Lady Indians play Clinton College at 5 p.m., Friday and Alabama Southern at 5 p.m., Saturday.  The Indians play Chattahoochee Valley at 7 p.m. Friday and Florida Prep at 7 p.m. Saturday.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

 

                                                                                                                                     ####

 

 

November 17, 2005

 

LANGSTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASSIC BEGINS FRIDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will be high school basketball central, Nov. 18-19, as the college hosts the Norris D. Langston Foundation High School Classic in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

The action begins Friday, Nov. 18, with Port St. Joe and Graceville at 4:30 p.m. East Gadsden and Rutherford play at 6 p.m. Apalachicola and Chipley meet at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Port St. Joe faces Chipley in the 4:30 p.m. game. Apalachicola and Rutherford play at 6 p.m. East Gadsden plays Graceville at 7:30 p.m.

Organizer David Langston says, “We’re very excited to be hosting the tournament in Chipola’s gym. Chipola is one of the premier community college programs in the country. This is a great opportunity for these young athletes to play in a big time facility in front of college coaches and scouts.”

 

 

 

                                                        ####