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  • No. 11 William Carey welcomes No. 1 Faulkner

    No. 11 William Carey welcomes No. 1 Faulkner

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-04-06 04:10:57 GMT
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    The No. 11 Crusaders face their toughest test of the season this weekend. William Carey (25-10, 10-2 SSAC) hosts No. 1 Faulkner in a three-game series beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. “Faulkner will probably be the best team in the country,” said William Carey coach Bobby Halford. “Faulkner’s going to be the team. It’s just a matter of each weekend, just taking care of your business.”

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    The No. 11 Crusaders face their toughest test of the season this weekend. William Carey (25-10, 10-2 SSAC) hosts No. 1 Faulkner in a three-game series beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. “Faulkner will probably be the best team in the country,” said William Carey coach Bobby Halford. “Faulkner’s going to be the team. It’s just a matter of each weekend, just taking care of your business.”

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  • William Carey to battle Biloxi Shuckers in exhibition

    William Carey to battle Biloxi Shuckers in exhibition

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-03 04:06:16 GMT
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the second straight year, William Carey will battle the Biloxi Shuckers in an exhibition game at MGM Park. The Crusaders lost to the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor-league affiliate last April by a score of 6-0. Once again, Carey and the Shuckers will play a seven-inning, wood-bat contest. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday and tickets are seven dollars.

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    For the second straight year, William Carey will battle the Biloxi Shuckers in an exhibition game at MGM Park. The Crusaders lost to the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor-league affiliate last April by a score of 6-0. Once again, Carey and the Shuckers will play a seven-inning, wood-bat contest. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday and tickets are seven dollars.

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  • William Carey softball off to 19-5 start

    William Carey softball off to 19-5 start

    Monday, March 26 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-03-26 05:06:50 GMT
    William Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey isn’t far removed from its runner-up finish in the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series – the Lady Crusaders fell to Auburn-Montgomery 10-6 in the championship game. Following that 52-12 season, head coach Wendy Hogue accepted the same position at Southern Miss. But the Lady Crusaders have been in good hands since then – fourth-year head coach Craig Fletcher has led Carey to three straight seasons of 39 wins or more.

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    William Carey isn’t far removed from its runner-up finish in the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series – the Lady Crusaders fell to Auburn-Montgomery 10-6 in the championship game. Following that 52-12 season, head coach Wendy Hogue accepted the same position at Southern Miss. But the Lady Crusaders have been in good hands since then – fourth-year head coach Craig Fletcher has led Carey to three straight seasons of 39 wins or more.

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  • Taylor Gautreaux, William Carey soccer rise above adversity

    Taylor Gautreaux, William Carey soccer rise above adversity

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:51 AM EST2018-01-22 05:51:05 GMT
    William Carey sophomore soccer player Taylor Gautreaux. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey sophomore soccer player Taylor Gautreaux. Courtesy: WDAM

    The campus of William Carey was calm as the clock struck midnight and the date turned to January 21, 2017. Then-freshman soccer player Taylor Gautreaux turned in at about 1 a.m. She would be awoken two hours later to the sounds of a violent tornado just outside her dorm room wall.

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    The campus of William Carey was calm as the clock struck midnight and the date turned to January 21, 2017. Then-freshman soccer player Taylor Gautreaux turned in at about 1 a.m. She would be awoken two hours later to the sounds of a violent tornado just outside her dorm room wall.

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  • WCU's Jaylen Moore named SSAC player of the week

    WCU's Jaylen Moore named SSAC player of the week

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-01-02 05:07:06 GMT
    Jaylen Moore leads William Carey with 16.3 points per game this season. Courtesy: WDAMJaylen Moore leads William Carey with 16.3 points per game this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the second time this season, William Carey senior Jaylen Moore has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week. The Gulfport native scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the Crusaders’ 74-72 upset win over 14th-ranked LSU-Alexandria on Saturday. Moore leads Carey with an average of 16.3 points per game.

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    For the second time this season, William Carey senior Jaylen Moore has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week. The Gulfport native scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the Crusaders’ 74-72 upset win over 14th-ranked LSU-Alexandria on Saturday. Moore leads Carey with an average of 16.3 points per game.

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  • "Steve Knight Court" dedicated in William Carey's basketball gym

    "Steve Knight Court" dedicated in William Carey's basketball gym

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:35 AM EST2017-12-11 05:35:39 GMT
    William Carey basketball coach Steve Knight is in his 36th season as head coach of the Crusaders. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey basketball coach Steve Knight is in his 36th season as head coach of the Crusaders. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey basketball honored long-time head coach Steve Knight on Saturday, December 2, by naming the Clinton Gym’s court “Steve Knight Court.” It was a fitting tribute for Knight, who’s in his 36th season at the helm of Crusader basketball. Coming into the 2017 season, Knight was Mississippi’s all-time winningest college coach with 655 career wins.

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    William Carey basketball honored long-time head coach Steve Knight on Saturday, December 2, by naming the Clinton Gym’s court “Steve Knight Court.” It was a fitting tribute for Knight, who’s in his 36th season at the helm of Crusader basketball. Coming into the 2017 season, Knight was Mississippi’s all-time winningest college coach with 655 career wins.

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  • Lady Crusaders advance to quarterfinals of NAIA national championship

    Lady Crusaders advance to quarterfinals of NAIA national championship

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-28 05:04:13 GMT
    William Carey women's soccer team. Courtesy: NAIAWilliam Carey women's soccer team. Courtesy: NAIA

    After falling in the second round of the 2016 NAIA women’s soccer national championship, William Carey just went a step further. The Lady Crusaders (18-2) beat Oklahoma Wesleyan 4-0 on Monday to advance the quarterfinals of this year’s national tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama. Carey junior Savanah Carter’s first of two goals proved to be the difference as the Ocean Springs native booted one through the net in the 18th minute off an assist from Silvia Leonessi.

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    After falling in the second round of the 2016 NAIA women’s soccer national championship, William Carey just went a step further. The Lady Crusaders (18-2) beat Oklahoma Wesleyan 4-0 on Monday to advance the quarterfinals of this year’s national tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama. Carey junior Savanah Carter’s first of two goals proved to be the difference as the Ocean Springs native booted one through the net in the 18th minute off an assist from Silvia Leonessi.

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  • William Carey soccer teams continue NAIA championship runs

    William Carey soccer teams continue NAIA championship runs

    Monday, November 27 2017 1:01 AM EST2017-11-27 06:01:01 GMT
    William Carey men's soccer. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey men's soccer. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey soccer continues NAIA National Championship play this week. The No. 4 Lady Crusaders (17-2) face No. 13 Oklahoma Wesleyan (20-1-1) on Monday at 4 p.m. in Orange Beach, Alabama. The No. 2 Crusaders (18-1) battle No. 15 Hastings (19-3) on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Delray Beach, Florida. William Carey hopes to advance past last season’s elite 8 appearance.

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    William Carey soccer continues NAIA National Championship play this week. The No. 4 Lady Crusaders (17-2) face No. 13 Oklahoma Wesleyan (20-1-1) on Monday at 4 p.m. in Orange Beach, Alabama. The No. 2 Crusaders (18-1) battle No. 15 Hastings (19-3) on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Delray Beach, Florida. William Carey hopes to advance past last season’s elite 8 appearance.

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  • William Carey hosts pair of soccer playoff games on Friday

    William Carey hosts pair of soccer playoff games on Friday

    Thursday, November 2 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-11-03 01:19:50 GMT
    William Carey men's soccer coach Barry Farrell. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey men's soccer coach Barry Farrell. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a season which featured a 16-3-2 record, SSAC regular season and conference tournament titles, and a run to the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Tournament, the expectations were high for William Carey men's soccer entering 2017. Yet, the Crusaders have managed to exceed those expectations. Ranked No. 1 in the NAIA for most of the season, William Carey (15-0) repeated as SSAC regular season champs and hopes to defend its 2017 SSAC Soccer Championship.

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    Following a season which featured a 16-3-2 record, SSAC regular season and conference tournament titles, and a run to the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Tournament, the expectations were high for William Carey men's soccer entering 2017. Yet, the Crusaders have managed to exceed those expectations. Ranked No. 1 in the NAIA for most of the season, William Carey (15-0) repeated as SSAC regular season champs and hopes to defend its 2017 SSAC Soccer Championship.

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    William Carey returns home after NAIA run

    William Carey returns home after NAIA run

    Friday, June 2 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-06-03 00:48:43 GMT
    William Carey baseball returns home after a stellar showing at the NAIA World Series. Source: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball returns home after a stellar showing at the NAIA World Series. Source: WDAM

    The William Carey University baseball team returned to Hattiesburg on Friday night after its historic season ended in the semifinals of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.  

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    The William Carey University baseball team returned to Hattiesburg on Friday night after its historic season ended in the semifinals of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.  

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  • Carey moves in to semifinals of NAIA World Series

    Carey moves in to semifinals of NAIA World Series

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:47:42 GMT

    The William Carey University Crusaders used a six-run fifth inning to run away to a 12-3 victory over Missouri Baptist University and reach the semifinals of the 2017 Avista-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series. The ninth-seeded Crusaders (45-19) pounded six Spartan pitchers for 17 hits, with every player in the batting order getting at least one hit.

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    The William Carey University Crusaders used a six-run fifth inning to run away to a 12-3 victory over Missouri Baptist University and reach the semifinals of the 2017 Avista-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series. The ninth-seeded Crusaders (45-19) pounded six Spartan pitchers for 17 hits, with every player in the batting order getting at least one hit.

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  • William Carey defeats HIU in first round of NAIA World Series

    William Carey defeats HIU in first round of NAIA World Series

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:14:42 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey University defeated Hope International University 11-8 in the first round of the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

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    William Carey University defeated Hope International University 11-8 in the first round of the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

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  • William Carey falls in second round of NAIA World Series

    William Carey falls in second round of NAIA World Series

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:14:42 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey University fell to the top-seeded Oklahoma City University 8-3 in the second round of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday night. 

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    William Carey University fell to the top-seeded Oklahoma City University 8-3 in the second round of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday night. 

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  • Carey stays alive in NAIA World Series

    Carey stays alive in NAIA World Series

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-29 20:06:37 GMT
    William Carey progresses in the World Series after a stunning win. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey progresses in the World Series after a stunning win. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey will progress in the NAIA World Series after a nail biting game against Science and Arts (OKLA.) 

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    William Carey will progress in the NAIA World Series after a nail biting game against Science and Arts (OKLA.) 

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  • NAIA World Series bracket set

    NAIA World Series bracket set

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:09:16 GMT

    After a week of clutch performances in the opening round of the NAIA baseball tournament, the next stage awaits William Carey. The Crusaders are in Lewiston, Idaho this week in preparation for their first NAIA World Series appearance since 1978.

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    After a week of clutch performances in the opening round of the NAIA baseball tournament, the next stage awaits William Carey. The Crusaders are in Lewiston, Idaho this week in preparation for their first NAIA World Series appearance since 1978.

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  • William Carey World Series bound

    William Carey World Series bound

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-19 03:57:32 GMT

    You can call them the "Clutch Crusaders" after this week. William Carey earned this on the strength of its late game heroics en route to a history-making moment Thursday.

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    You can call them the "Clutch Crusaders" after this week. William Carey earned this on the strength of its late game heroics en route to a history-making moment Thursday.

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  • Four-run ninth lifts William Carey in NAIA regional

    Four-run ninth lifts William Carey in NAIA regional

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:57:39 GMT
    William Carey rallied for four runs in the ninth to defeat Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey rallied for four runs in the ninth to defeat Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. Courtesy: WDAM

    A four-run rally in the ninth inning lifted William Carey past Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA Baseball National Tournament on Monday afternoon.

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    A four-run rally in the ninth inning lifted William Carey past Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA Baseball National Tournament on Monday afternoon.

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  • William Carey coach Bobby Halford collects 1,100th win

    William Carey coach Bobby Halford collects 1,100th win

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-05-09 04:18:13 GMT
    William Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford collected his 1,100th win on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford collected his 1,100th win on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Longtime William Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford earned his 1,100th win as the head man of the Crusaders.

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    Longtime William Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford earned his 1,100th win as the head man of the Crusaders.

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  • William Carey baseball to host NAIA regional

    William Carey baseball to host NAIA regional

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:07:43 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey was named one of nine schools to host an opening-round NAIA regional starting May 15.

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    William Carey was named one of nine schools to host an opening-round NAIA regional starting May 15.

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  • William Carey baseball wraps up regular season with sweep of Stillman

    William Carey baseball wraps up regular season with sweep of Stillman

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:39:18 GMT
    William Carey finishes the regular season with a record of 36-15 (17-7 SSAC). Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey finishes the regular season with a record of 36-15 (17-7 SSAC). Courtesy: WDAM

    No. 23 William Carey wrapped up its regular season with a series sweep of Stillman College on Friday. The Crusaders scored 32 runs in two games to close the regular season with a 36-15 record (17-7 SSAC).

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    No. 23 William Carey wrapped up its regular season with a series sweep of Stillman College on Friday. The Crusaders scored 32 runs in two games to close the regular season with a 36-15 record (17-7 SSAC).

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  • William Carey baseball tied for first in SSAC

    William Carey baseball tied for first in SSAC

    Saturday, April 15 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-04-15 04:13:31 GMT
    William Carey is tied atop the SSAC standings with five conference games remaining. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey is tied atop the SSAC standings with five conference games remaining. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey snapped a two game losing streak by defeating Martin Methodist 10-1 on Friday afternoon.

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    William Carey snapped a two game losing streak by defeating Martin Methodist 10-1 on Friday afternoon.

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  • William Carey faces Biloxi Shuckers in fund-raising exhibition

    William Carey faces Biloxi Shuckers in fund-raising exhibition

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-04-04 04:21:27 GMT
    William Carey and the Minor League's Biloxi Shuckers play an exhibition on Tuesday night. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey and the Minor League's Biloxi Shuckers play an exhibition on Tuesday night. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey basball (25-10) takes a break from its regular season schedule to play the minor league's Biloxi Shuckers in an exhibition on Tuesday at MGM Park.

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    William Carey basball (25-10) takes a break from its regular season schedule to play the minor league's Biloxi Shuckers in an exhibition on Tuesday at MGM Park.

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