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.
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.
The Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club donated $15,000 to the Trinity Valley Community College Foundation Friday, February 16 to establish a new scholarship fund for Kemp, Mabank, Eustace and Malakoff high school graduates to attend TVCC.
Control of the Region XIV Conference race remains with the seventh-ranked Cardinals.
Led by three double-double performances, the Cardinals subdued the Panola College Ponies for a 90-75 win Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Gym, leaving them on the verge of wrapping up the top seed headed into the regional tournament March 6-10 in Jacksonville.
With three games remaining (Feb. 21 at Navarro, Feb. 28 vs. Tyler, March 3 at Kilgore), the Cardinals are two games up on Tyler, already owning a win over the Apaches. Two wins in their final three games would assure second-year head coach Guy Furr’s squad the regional tournament’s top seed.
Trinity Valley Community College will begin a new Pharmacy Technician Program in the 2018 fall semester that will prepare students for a variety of jobs in various types of pharmacies. The program will be the first of its kind in east Texas. Students who complete the program will graduate with a Level 1 Certificate and be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Students will apply through a competitive application process with applications being due by June 1, 2018.