Warhawks Athletics NewsletterMay 29, 2019
Calhoun’s Lady Warhawks Softball finished the season 25-27-1 overall and 14-15 in the division. This qualified them to be one of the 12 teams in the ACCC Softball Tournament in Alabaster, AL. The Lady Warhawks were eliminated in an “Instant Classic” 11 inning game by Coastal Ala-bama-North Community College 6-5. This unfortunately was Coach Nan-cy Keenum’s last game as the Lady Warhawks softball coach.
The Calhoun Warhawks Baseball Team finished the year 12-36-1 overall and 7-25 in the conference under new Head Coach Cody Gas-kill. Though it was a rough season, Coach Gaskill emphasized that there was no lack of effort from his players. He is looking forward to a brighter future for Calhoun’s baseball programs future.
Calhoun’s Lady Warhawks Golf Team under new Coach Arin Eddy experienced a season of injuries to 3 of the 4 players on the team. The one uninjured player on the team, Nicole Shanafelt qualified for the Region XXII Women’s Golf Championship, where she finished in 4th place as an individual qualifier. This in turn qualified her to partici-pate in the NJCAA Championship Tournament in Daytona Beach, FL where she finished 84th out of 127 players.
The Calhoun Warhawks Men’s Golf team had an awesome year under the leadership of Coach Richard Morgan as they finished tied for 1st in the ACCC tournament with Central Alabama. This generated a playoff between the two teams which led to a 28-foot putt on the second playoff hole to give the championship to Central Alabama. Calhoun’s Sam Murphy won the tournaments Low Medalist Award by shooting -4, his brother Mac Murphy finished tied for 8th shooting +3.
The team went on to finish 3rd in the NJCAA, District IV Men’s Golf Tournament which was held at the Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion, IL . Eastern Florida State won the District IV tournament with 4 other ACCC teams finishing in the top 9 which qualified 4 ACCC teams for the NJCAA D1 National Championship tournament. In individual scoring for the tournament Calhoun’s Mac Murphy finished 4th while Sam Murphy tied for seventh.
Going into the NJCAA D1 National Championship tournament Calhoun was ranked 10th in the nation out of 26 teams. Overall 24 of the 26 qualifying teams participated in the tournament with Calhoun finishing 5th behind eventual National Champion Central Alabama. Conference foe Wallace State finished in the Top 10 tied for 9th. Calhoun’s Sam Murphy tied for 12th out of 122 individual players and he made the 2019 NJCAA Division I Men’s Golf All-America 2nd Team. He along with his brother Mac Murphy have signed to play golf for Louisiana Tech next season.