Hart Joins TVCC Staff to Coach Defensive Line

Darius Hart

Darius Hart

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Trinity Valley Community College athletic director/head football coach Brad Smiley has announced the addition of Darius Hart to the football staff.

Hart replaces Jermial Ashley, who left last month to accept a position on the staff at Tulsa University.

The newcomer to the Cardinal coaching staff arrives after a one-year stint as a graduate assistant at West Alabama University. The previous season, he was defensive line coach at Pearl River Community College. Continue reading

Cardinals, Lady Cardinals in Regional Tournament

Region XIV tourney logoThe Region XIV Basketball Tournament is scheduled March 3-7 at the Jacksonville ISD gym (old Lon Morris College gym) in Jacksonville.

The Lady Cards are the No. 1 seed in the women’s bracket and will play their first game at 1 p.m. Wednesday. They play No. 8 seed Panola in the quarterfinals.

The Cardinals are the No. 2 seed in the men’s bracket and will play their first game at 6 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals. They will play the Tyler-Lee winner.

Here is a link to the tournament website with more information. 

TVCC Men, Women Getting Ready for Tournament

File photo (Courtesy TVCC)

File photo (Courtesy TVCC)

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

With Wednesday’s 77-62 win against Navarro in Corsicana, which completed a sweep of the Bulldogs, the seventh-ranked Cardinals have now clinched a bye in the opening round of the Region XIV Tournament, which is scheduled March 3-7 in Tyler. The Cardinals, likely to be the 1 or 2 seed, will not play their first game until Thursday, March 5. Continue reading

TVCC Rodeo A Big Success

TVCC Rodeo

Press release

With more than 400 competitors representing 20 colleges, the 7th annual Trinity Valley Community College rodeo was a success last weekend at the Henderson County Fairpark Complex.

“We had a great rodeo with awesome fan support,” said TVCC rodeo coach Brent Bratton. “Like always, we appreciate our great volunteers and support from the community.

“The support and the great weather made for one of our most successful rodeos. I would like to thank everyone again who made this possible and for coming out and cheering on our team.”

TVCC’s top competitors were Cody Graham, Kyle Crow and Marley Hammer.

Graham, a Wills Point sophomore, placed sixth in Steer Wrestling in the long go and average.

Crow, a Lone Oak sophomore, split fifth place in Team Roping in the long go and sixth place in the short go and average.

Hammer, a Colorado freshman, split sixth place in Barrel Racing and in the first go, as well as ninth in Breakaway Roping.

Kopec, Meshack making a difference in SGA at TVCC

Press release

Kathrina Kopec and Kolby Meshack aren’t just biding their time and waiting for graduation at Trinity Valley Community College. They are making a difference in Student Government Association on local, regional and state fronts.

Kopec, a nursing major from Mabank, is a member of the SGA at TVCC and also serves as state treasurer. Meshack, a broadcast journalism major from Dallas, is the secretary of the TVCC chapter and editor of the Region 3 bulletin. Continue reading

TVCC Science Club Forensic Workshop

TVCC LogoPress release

The Trinity Valley Community College Science Club is hosting its 2nd Annual Forensic Workshop on Friday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m.-4 pm. in the Gibbs Academic Building.

In conjunction with the Criminal Justice Department’s Donna Bennett and Chief Newby from TVCC Campus Police, we will be leading students through a mock-up crime. This year’s crime is an aggravated assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (a carjacking). Continue reading

Benny Rogers Receives Award

10407553_10152875079652284_1393779304097098389_nTrinity Valley Community College Sports Information Officer Benny Rogers (center) received the Cardinal Sports Honor for outstanding service to TVCC athletics at the Cardinal Pride Luncheon held Monday. Making the presentation are (left to right) TVCC Cheer Coach Khris Franklin, Women’s Basketball Coach Gerald Ewing, Men’s Basketball Coach and Assistant AD Kris Baumann, Softball Coach Ashley Johnston, Volleyball Coach Natosha Spain and Football Coach and AD Brad Smiley. (TVCC Courtesy Photo)

Smiley Receives Play4Kay Jail Summons

CP 3Lady Cardinal basketball players Keyana Smith and Alicia Washington presented TVCC Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Brad Smiley with notification he would be arrested and placed in Play 4Kay jail at noon Thursday, if he doesn’t raised $100 by the deadline. For an eighth straight year, the college will participate in Play 4Kay, which raises money for breast cancer awareness, Saturday when the Lady Cardinals take on Tyler at 4 p.m. at Cardinal Gym. TVCC has raised more money than any other community college the past two seasons and also more than several four-year universities. Smith and Washington notified Smiley of his possible jail time at Monday’s Cardinal Pride Luncheon at Ole’ West Steak House. (TVCC Courtesy Photo)