The Diamondhead Volcanoes Swim Team is a recreational team which has competed for more than 25 years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The team currently swims against teams from the Pass Christian Yacht Club, Gulfport Yacht Club, Gulfport Recreational Department, Bayou Bluff Tennis & Swim Club and Biloxi Red Tide Swim League. The program serves as a feeder program for Hancock High, Our Lady Academy, and St. Stanislaus College swim teams. This summer the team had over 140 swimmers between the ages of 5 and 18!
Three league records were broken this year!
Audrey Chang broke the records for 12U Girls 50YD Freestyle with a time of 29.84 and 50YD Back with a time of 35.75.
Samantha Broussard, Natalie Plouffe, Grace Bradford and Claire Escher broke the records for the 14U Girls 200YD Free Relay with a time of 2:00.97 and the 200YD Medley Relay with a time of 2:22.91. Jul 26, 2016, 19:01
Brooke Glass named head girls’ basketball coach at Hancock High Brooke Glass has been around Hancock Lady Hawks basketball for as long as she can remember. Glass grew up Hancock. She played for Hancock. And, she led the Lady Hawks to the Class 5A state championship in 2004.
Later, she joined the coaching ranks at the county's largest school district first in the middle school gym. On Monday, July 11th Glass was named the head girls basketball coach at Hancock.
It is a trek that has brought Glass full circle in her devotion, loyalty and love for Hancock High School. She replaces her mentor as a player and later colleague in the coaching ranks, Pam Slayton who resigned in June to take a similar position at Slidell High School, her alma mater. Jul 15, 2016, 18:26
Brennan shows moxie at Oregon St. Stanislaus College Rock-a-chaw quarterback Myles Brennan recently returned from The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon, at the Nike World Headquarters where he competed with 166 of the top high school football players in the country.
Brennan is the first Mississippi prep quarterback ever chosen for the Elite 11 and The Opening.
Brennan has shown the prep football world what he is made of and it has responded in kind.
In mid-June, Brennan entered the Elite 11 quarterback finals in Los Angeles as an unranked competitor with a 3-star rating. Jul 15, 2016, 18:26
'Built by Rocks' a look to the future, tribute to past Aaron Dunklin knew exactly what he had to do when he took over the St. Stanislaus College Rock-a-chaws basketball program earlier this spring. He had to go back to the roots of the program. He had to go back to the fundamentals.
With that in mind, Dunklin embarked on creating a camp similar to the one his mentor, current Southeastern Louisiana University head coach and former SSC head coach Jay Ladner, had created and ran for his 20 seasons in Bay St. Louis.
Ladner's camp was called the Gulf Coast School of Basketball. It grew into one of the largest camps of its kind in the Southeast.
Dunklin gave his first nod to the past when he titled the camp "Built by Rocks". It was a tribute to everything he and all the other players under learned from one of Mississippi's greatest wizards of the hardwood. Jul 15, 2016, 18:25
On Saturday, June 18 several branches of the Jay Ladner coaching tree put their teams on display at a summer shootout on the campus of Saint Stanislaus College. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Grady Willis, Jr (SSC assistant coach), Aaron Dunklin (SSC head coach), Jay Ladner, Derrick Willis (Gulfport assistant coach) and Kelton Thompson (Picayune head coach and former Bay High head coach). Not pictured is Forrest County AHS head coach Grayson Timidaiski.
This past Saturday several area teams converged on the campus of Saint Stanislaus College to take part in a shootout on the hardwood that gave each of the teams about two full games of action against different opponents.
The area teams included Bay High, Hancock, Picayune and Saint Stanislaus. Other teams included Forrest County AHS, Northshore, Salmen and Pope John Paul II.
First year SSC head coach Aaron Dunklin commented, "We had a great day of basketball and I think each team got better today. The crowds were steady throughout. From a performance perspective, we got better as the day progressed. We are still learning and it is a process." Jun 21, 2016, 23:52
Rare Air - SSC QB Myles Brennan selected for Elite 11 Saint Stanislaus College rising senior quarterback Myles Brennan, a LSU football commit, recently received some great news. Brennan was notified on Sunday, June 5 that he had been selected for The Opening which will be held at the World Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, July 5-11.
With the invitation, Brennan also became a four-star recruit which is the highest rating a SSC player has ever received since the rating system started in the late 1990s.
Brennan commented, "This is an outstanding accomplishment. I went out there with the mindset to compete, get better and just be the best quarterback I could be. I knew that I had to believe in the process and outwork everyone else. It is the same mantra that Coach Bill Conides has been teaching us these last few years here at SSC." Jun 10, 2016, 20:32
Former Tiger Cornfoot signs to be a La.Wildcat Southwest first baseman Duncan Cornfoot has elected to continue his collegiate career by signing to play for the Wildcats of Louisiana College.
A two-year member of the Bears’ squad, Cornfoot (Bay High School) finished his sophomore year with a .304 batting average.
He had four doubles and two homers and was second on the team with 17 walks.
Cornfoot said he chose to sign with the Wildcats because “they gave me the best offer. The coaches are nice and they seem to be caring and want to stand behind you and push you to do your best.”
Cornfoot said he enjoyed his time at Southwest. Jun 3, 2016, 19:58
Raymond Mion, seated center, is joined by his parents Louis and Denise as he signed his National Letter of Intent with Meridian Community College. Mion is also joined by SSC athletic director Stace McRaney, SSC head coach DP Daigle and SSC Dean of Students Erich Hoffer.
Saint Stanislaus College senior Raymond Mion signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track and field for Meridian Community College next year on Friday, May 27th.
Mion, who has run at SSC since the seventh grade, commented, "I am extremely excited to get to Meridian and begin competing at the next level. I had interest from schools as far away as Virginia, but in the end Meridian was my choice to begin collegiate running. I am ready to get started."
Mion has been a stellar performer for the Rocks on the cross country course and the track since he first laced up his spikes in the seventh grade.
He credits former SSC head cross country and track and field coach Dawson McCall for 'lighting the fire' to run. And, he credits current SSC head cross country and track and field coach Jun 3, 2016, 19:56