At last weekend’s N-I-R-A college rodeo in Carthage, the Panola College teams won both the men’s and women’s championship for the first time in the history of the program. Over 500 contestants from 17 different universities and community colleges took part. “I am really proud of the group that we have this year. They have worked very hard in the arena and in the class room. Their hard work is starting to pay off,” stated Coach Dameon White. Panola Men’s Team finished the rodeo with 575 points, 25 points more than Sam Houston State University. The Panola Women’s Team finished with 330 points, 46.67 points ahead of Sam Houston State in second.