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2017 Region IV Tournament

Men's Bracket

2017 Region IV Tournament

Women's Bracket


Welcome to the home of the Highland Cougars and to another exciting season. This year our teams will continue the tradition of excellence, on and off the courts. Our student-athletes are students first. Our coaches stress the importance that academics and discipline play in being successful.


Cougar News        


Madonna Renewal Center appreciates the Men's Basketball team's help

Baseball 4/1/2017

College Baseball: Highland looks forward to conference play, future


Men's Basketball Team has some fun with Center Elementary students

Softball 3/29/2017

No easy outs in Highland's loaded lineup

Golf 3/22/2017

Congratulations to Connor Hurd from Byron for signing to play Golf at Highland for

the 2017-18 school year!

Men's Basketball 3/21/2017

Highland men bow out in 1st round at nationals

Men's Basketball 3/19/2017

Chemistry, work ethic get Highland men's basketball team to nationals

College Basketball 3/7/2016

College Basketball:  Highland men capture Region IV Title

College Basketball 3/5/2017

Highland advances to Region IV title game

College Basketball 3/3/2017

Highland men back as region's best; women on upswing

Men's and Women's Bowling 2/28/2017

HCC Teams head to NJCAA Nationals 2017

Women's Basketball 2/21/2017

College Basketball:  Highland women's basketball players adjust to America

Men's Basektball 1/24/2017

College Basketball:  Highland bounces back with rout of Black Hawk

Men's Basketball 1/8/2017

College Basketball:  Highland holds off Region IV rival Kankakee

Men's Basketball 1/6/2017

College Basketball:  Highland's potential showing as conference games loom


Here are some pictures of several international student-athletes helping out at Jones Farrar.  

They shared Holiday Traditions of their native country with the students. 



Kristina Antenenko     Ieva Zvirblyte

Ante Sustic     Seongsoo Park    Nate Bethel

Nate Bethel


Seongsoo Park     

Highland Community College's student-athletes enjoy high levels of academic success

Men's and Women's Basketball 11/3/2016

Basketball:  Highland men, women have high expectations

Men's and Women's Basketball 10/6/2016

Thrivent Financial, Habitat for Humanity partner on home improvements



Men's Bowling 9/30/2016

Highland Cougar Men's Bowling Team Ready to Hit Lanes Against Top Schools in Nation

Volleyball 8/24/2016

College Volleyball:  Highland's 'D' gets stronger with Doubler

Women's Basketball 6/29/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Antwon Harris hard at work for Highland

Baseball - 6/16/26

College Baseball:  Roger Fegan takes over at Highland

Women's Basketball 5/18/2016

Women's College Hoops: Antwon Harris named Highland's new head coach

Women's Basketball 5/17/2016

                                                 Antwon Harris has been named Highland Cougar

                                                             Head Women's Basketball Coach



Antwon is a familiar name and face to Cougar Basketball.  Antwon was a 2006 1st team All American leading the Highland Cougars to a 3rd place finish in the Nation and Highland school record of 34-2 including 29 consecutive wins.  After graduating from Highland in 2006, Antwon continued his career at Winthrop University where he played for Greg Marshall leading Winthrop to 2 NCAA tournament berths including a first round victory over Notre Dame.  Antwon graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in May 2008 with a Minor in Theatre and Performing Arts.   He also played semi professional basketball from 2008-2012.  Most recently, Antwon has worked for the Rockford Park District as the Recreation Coordinator.  He is also a certified private basketball instructional coach with CoachUp.    Antwon has been the Highland Cougar women's basketball assistant since December 2014 and played a major role in the Lady Cougar's 2016 trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.  Antwon is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee.      Antwon joins a growing list of Highland Cougar alums now coaching for Highland - Jeff Johnson (men's and women's bowling),  Aaron Burke (golf),  Tone Boyle (men's basketball), Pete Norman (athletic director).   Please feel to contact Antwon at 815-315-3077 or antwon.harris_21@yahoo.com or Pete Norman at 815-599-3465 or pete.norman@highland.edu

Golf 5/12/2016

Congratulations to Byron Graduate, Carter Bukoski for signing to play Golf at Highland! 

Bowling 5/11/2016

National Letter of Intent for 3 Oregon Students (Nordman-Coleman-Corbin)

Bowling 5/10/16

National Letter of Intent for Lawson

Bowling 5/3/2016

National Letter of Intent for Russo-Perry


Region IV Softball Awards 2016


                                        Congratulations Jaylan Robertson! 


        Jaylan signed a scholarship to continue his career at Coastal Carolina University

        in the Big South Conference. We wish much success to Jaylan!

Men's Basketball - 4/28/2016

College Basketball:  Highland Jaylan Robertson signs with D-1 Coastal Carolina

Bowling 4/20/2016

National Letter of Intent for Stoneback

Bowling 4/19/2016

National Letter of Intent for Ramey

Bowling - 4/14/2016

National Letter of Intent for Drake

Bowling - 4/11/2016

National Letter of Intent for Tripamer

Women's Basektball - 4/8/2016

Highland's Justice a 3rd Team All-American

Bowling - 4/7/16

National Letter of Intent for Johnson

Women's Softball - 3/26/2016

College Softball:  Highland headed in right direction

Live webcasts of all the the Lady Cougar basketball games at the national tournament here. 

Highland Lady Cougars first game at NJCAA National Tournament is Monday, March 14th vs. Midland, TX at noon.  Highland received the 24th seed.  Please click on link below for bracket.

                                                  NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Bracket

Women's Basketball - 3/14/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Midland size troubles Highland in nationals loss

Women's Basketball - 3/13/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Highland ready for tall task at nationals

Women's Basketball - 3/10/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Highland back on track with Coach Erin Butler

Women's Basketball - 3/8/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Highland overcomes adversity on, off court to reach nationals

Women's Basketball - 3/1/2016

Highland Women Clinch National Tournament Berth

Women's Basketball - 2-27/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Highland advances to Region IV championship  

Women's Basketball - 2/26/2016

Women's College Hoops:  Highland emerges as Region IV favorite

Men's Basketball - 2/25/2016   

Men's College Hoops:  Highland looks to regroup for postseason           


                     Congratulations to the Following 4 Highland Players for Making the

                                  2016 Region IV Division I Basketball All Region Team!!

Alysha Justice       Marissa Mandeldove       D'Angelo Jackson       Jaylan Robertson


Highland Women's Bowling 2/16/16

Highland Lady Cougars Claim 2015-2016 WCBC Conference Title


  Saturday, January 23rd Was Big Emotional Night

for Cougar Nation!

 Watch video from the event and team members

  -  Two region wins for men's and women's team      

   - Honored a living legend PETE NORMAN

   - Ten-year reunion of the best team in Highland Community College history

   - Radio interview about the glory days and going 34-2 and #3 in the nation

   - Most importantly - they graduated over 98% of players


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