Cain to Become Tiger

Congratulations to Thomas Cain, Jr. — better known throughout the HCS halls simply as “Junior” — who signed a commitment today to play basketball next year as a Northeast Mississippi Community College Tiger.  Thomas is the recipient of several honors and awards: he was chosen to play on the All-Conference 1st Team for 2AAAA, was an MAIS All Star, and was the MAIS 2AAAA Player of the Year. Furthermore, he is the sixth Hillcrest Cougar in the last 7 years to sign a full scholarship to play college basketball.

Thomas Cain, Jr., signs a letter of intent with basketball coach Wes Prather, Athletic Director Todd Montgomery, and his mother
Junior with many of his teammates, past and present

Winter Sports Awards

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were recognized during yesterday’s Winter Sports Awards Assembly:

Soccer Awards, from L to R: Coach Jay Glenn; Gage Mitchell – Best Defensive Player; Max Chandler – Best Offensive Player; Ansley Myers – Cougar Award; Preston Cadwallader – MVP; Coach Cara Glenn
JV Girls’ Basketball Awards, from L to R: Belle West – Cougar Award; Coach Tracy Rodgers; Annellise Bell – Best Christian Example
JV Boys’ Basketball Best Christian Example – Bryce Wimberly
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Awards, from L to R: Kaitlyn McBride – Senior Award; Jazmyn Ellis – 1st Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Lauren Denton – 1st Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Emily Lewis – Best Christian Example; Tori McCray – Senior Award; Katie Martin – Cougar Award; Coach Tommy Groves
Varsity Boys’ Basketball Awards, from L to R: Thomas Cain, Jr. – MAIS 2AAAA Player of the Year & MAIS All-Star & 1st Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Andrew Mitchell – Senior Award; Jake Lape – 2nd Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Mayowa Asagunla – MAIS All-Star & 1st Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Darien Newchurch – 1st Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Bruce Reed – 1st Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Kenneth Beverly – 2nd Team All-Conference 2AAAA; Thomas Wilson – Senior Award; Braxton Lewis – Cougar Award; Moses James – Senior Award; Coach Wes Prather – MAIS Division 2 & 2AAAA Coach of the Year