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Gordon State College currently participates in six intercollegiate sports – three for women and three for men. Women's sports include cross country, soccer, and fast-pitch softball while men compete in cross country, basketball, and baseball. Gordon State College also offers swimming as a club sport for women and men.


Men's Basketball             Feb. 28

Gordon State College          67

Georgia Highlands               84


In the News...

Softball Shuffles Schedule


The Gordon State College softball team will still play Friday but they will be home for a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Spartanburg Methodist (SC).  The Pioneers bring an impressive 13 - 3 record to Barnesville.  GSC was originally scheduled to play Friday and Saturday in Georgia Perimeter College's tournament at the Covington campus.  However, weather forced a change of plans and Friday's competition will conclude the weekend for the Highlanders.

Men’s Basketball Still Set For 7:30 p.m. Tip-Off


Tonight's men's basketball game with South Georgia State College is still set for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off in Alumni Memorial Hall.  The Highlanders are down to their last two games and both have playoff implications in the GCAA.  It will definitely be a tall task as the Hawks have already clinched the regular season championship and will arrive in Barnesville with a 25 - 4 overall record.  On Saturday, Gordon State College will close out the 2014-15 home season as they entertain Georgia Highlands College at 7 p.m.  Admission for each game is $5.00 for adults while children 12 and under are FREE!

Baseball Takes A Hit


Weather wiped out softball's doubleheader on Wednesday and it looks like it may be baseball's turn on Thursday.  With winter weather arriving in the area, Gordon State College has been forced to cancel Thursday's home game against Gulf Coast (FL) State College.  Once again, the baseball team will be heading south to Florida on Friday for a three-game series with Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.  This will be the final tuneup before conference play begins on March 3 as the Highlanders will be looking to improve on a 6 - 9 overall record.

Weather Taking Toll On Softball


Count them up!  Gordon State College's softball team has now lost six straight games due to weather.  The latest casualty is Wednesday's home doubleheader with Piedmont College which has been officially cancelled.  To make it even worse, the Highlanders have not played since February 14 at Chipola (FL) College.  The waiting game begins again for Head Coach Ally Hattermann's team.  Their next scheduled competition is Friday when they travel to Covington for a noon start against Georgia Perimeter College.  Any further delays or cancellations will be posted on Gordon State College's athletic website.  Go Highlanders!

Former Highlander Still Making (ESPN) News


Former standout basketball player Jarvis Williams is still making headlines in his senior year at Murray State (KY) University.  In an article published on the front page of Monday's ESPN News, Williams and the Racers are highlighted as one of the mid-majors to possibly make some noise in this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.  The former Highlander is averaging 15.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.  Murray State is now 24 - 4 on the year and has already clinched the regular season championship with a perfect 14 - 0 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference.  Plus, the Racers have not lost since two days after Thanksgiving.  Williams should definitely be a player to watch as March Madness is just around the corner.

Do or Die For GSC


The Gordon State College men's basketball team blew a perfect opportunity to secure a GCAA playoff spot on Saturday.  With East Georgia State out of the picture, the Highlanders played less than inspired basketball and the Bobcats defeated GSC 79 - 74.  The loss did not eliminate Gordon State but it did not help their chances.  GSC will have to face the #1 and #2 team in their final week of regular season basketball.  It all starts on Thursday as league leader South Georgia State College travels to Barnesville for a 7:30 p.m. contest in Alumni Memorial Hall.  The Hawks are on top with an impressive 25 - 4 overall mark and a 14 - 3 record in league play.  In January, the Highlanders fell to SGSC 65 - 60 in their first encounter on the road.  Gordon State must now find a way to win or it could be the end of a possible playoff berth.  The top eight teams in the GCAA will advance to the post-season tournament beginning March 3.  Admission for Thursday's all important game is $5.00 while children 12 and under are FREE!

Cold Outside, Cold Inside?


It was miserable outside as cold weather hit the Peach State on Wednesday.  It was even worse inside as Gordon State College was ice cold from the floor in a key match up in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.  Georgia Perimeter College kept their playoff chances alive as they buried the Highlanders 59 - 39 on a frigid night in Decatur.  No GSC player was in double figures while the Jaguars dominated the boards.  The only highlight of the game for Gordon State was an amazing buzzer beater at the break when Jaamond Kelly launched a last second shot from beyond half court to cut GPC's lead 22 - 19.

It's now crunch time for the Highlanders as they're still in the hunt for a playoff spot.  With the last three remaining regular season games at home, it could obviously be a big advantage for GSC.  Gordon State will welcome East Georgia State College to Barnesville on Saturday at 4 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 for adults while children 12 and under are FREE!

GSC Upsets #16 Georgia Highlands


It was a good night for the visiting Highlanders as they upset #16 Georgia Highlands 65 - 62 in overtime.  Gordon State College also broke a 13-home game winning streak for the Chargers.  In the contest, Georgia Highlands had no answer for GSC's hot shooting as Gordon State shot 56% from the field.  The victory improved the Highlanders to 14 - 11 on the year and 7 - 7 in the conference.  League leader Georgia Highlands is now 21 - 4 with a 10 - 3 mark in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.  GSC must now wait until Wednesday when they're back on the road at Georgia Perimeter College.  The Highlanders fell to the Jaguars in their previous encounter 59 - 52.

Baseball Opens Home Stand With Win


Gordon State College opened a five-game home stand on Tuesday with a 17 - 7 victory over Piedmont College JV.  The competition continues Wednesday as the Highlanders host perennial power Chipola (FL) College for a 4 p.m. contest at the Athletic Complex.  The home stand concludes with a three-game series with another junior college baseball heavyweight Walters State (TN) Community College.  With cold weather in the forecast, the first game of the series against the Senators has been moved to Friday at 4 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.  Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the athletic website.

Stephenson Hits Buzzer Beater!


Albany Tech would not go away in Monday's home contest against Gordon State College.  With the game seemingly in hand, the Titans fought back to tie the Highlanders 80 - 80 with five seconds left in the game.  There was still plenty of time for Head Men's Basketball Coach Bruce Capers to draw up a play for the win.  Having to travel the length of the court, the ball ended up in Michael Stephenson's hands and he did the rest.  The 15-foot jumper was perfect and hit just as the buzzer sounded for an 82 - 80 victory in conference play.  GSC is still in line for a playoff spot but now must face two of the hottest teams in the league over the next seven days.  The competition begins Wednesday as they hit the road to face Georgia Highlands College.  Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. in Rome.  Good Luck Highlanders!