TVCC hosts Play4Kay initiative Wednesday, Feb. 28

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Information

For an 11th straight year, Trinity Valley Community College is teaming up with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

TVCC is participating in the WBCA’s Play 4Kay initiative, which began as “Think Pink” in 2007. TVCC has designated the Wednesday, Feb. 28, game against Tyler Junior College at Cardinal Gym as its Play 4Kay event. Game time is 5:30 p.m. The TVCC-Tyler men’s game will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The initiative is named in memory of former North Carolina State head women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, who died after a third recurrence of breast cancer in January 2009. The movement continues to grow and change lives, especially during February.

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Hail to the champions: TVCC locks up conference race

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

It was a Trinity Valley kind of Wednesday night.

Overcoming a slow start, the sixth-ranked Cardinals came back in the second half to score a 79-70 win against Navarro in Corsicana. Then, word came from Carthage of Panola’s 88-75 upset of 14th-ranked Tyler, giving the Cardinals a three-game lead in the conference race with two games remaining.

Translated: The Cardinals are the Region XIV Conference champions and will be the No. 1 seed at the regional tournament March 6-10 in Jacksonville.

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TVCC men beat Paris, lead conference

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Trinity Valley Community College sports notes:

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The seventh-ranked Cardinals picked the perfect time for a complete-game performance.

The Region XIV Conference-leading Cardinals played shutdown defense en route to a 71-44 win on the road Saturday against the Paris Junior College Dragons, avenging an earlier 96-82 Cardinal Gym loss.

As a result of the win, the Cardinals upped their season mark to 22-3 and conference record to 13-1, keeping them two games clear of Tyler and three of Paris in the East Zone of the conference.

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National Signing Day at Athens ISD

On National Signing Day , (from left) Braylon Woods signed to play football at Texas Lutheran University; Tyler Green signed to play softball at Trinity Valley Community College; Xavius Fulton signed to play football at Trinity Valley Community College; and MaKayla Lewis signed to play soccer at Angelina College. Also pictured are Assistant Softball Coach Kayla Benton, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Paul Essary and Head Girls Soccer Coach Mark Hall. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)