The Winston County Journal
With Spring Break underway, local high school baseball teams are looking to continue their regular season schedules soon. With the first part of the season already having passed, many teams are looking to continue their dominance.
Nanih Waiya Warriors
The defending Class 1A champions Nanih Waiya Warriors are one such team looking to dominate their division. And so far they are on the right path to do so.
The Warriors started their season participating in the Noxapater Classic on Feb. 24-25. Their first game was against the Ethel Tigers. In a close game, the Warriors clinched the victory by a score of 2-1. Their next tournament opponent was Starkville Academy. The Warriors, however, would come up short against the Volunteers and lost 9-4.
Up next for the Warriors was a trip to Forest to play Scott Central on Feb. 28. In a high-scoring affair, the Warriors would clinch an 11-6 win.
The Warriors would go on to play their first division game against their arch rival, the Noxapater Tigers on Mar. 6. The Warriors would have no trouble with the Tigers as they went on to an 11-3 victory.
Their next game was against the Weir Lions at home on Mar. 8. The Warriors would find no resistance from the Lions, as they went on to shut out Weir 15-0.
During the spring break holiday, the Warriors continued their schedule as they went to play Clarkdale on Mar. 12. In a low-scoring game, the Warriors would come up on the losing side of a 1-0 score.
The Noxapater Tigers began their season by hosting the Noxapater Classic. Their first game was against Ethel. Noxapater could not seem to get their bats going as the Ethel would win the battle of the Tigers 11-0.
Their next opponent in the tournament was Starkville Academy. The Tigers would see the same results as the Volunteers won 16-1.
The Louisville Wildcats began their season participating in the Kosciusko Classic on Feb. 24-25. Their first game of the tournament was against Neshoba Central. The Wildcats would go on to a 9-3 victory against the Rockets.
The Wildcats would then face Class 6A South Panola in their next tournament game. The Tigers would prove to be too much for the Wildcats as they defeated Louisville 11-6.
The Wildcats would go on to participate in the Amory Tournament on Feb. 28. Louisville would be matched up against Saltillo. Louisville would not be able to hold up to the Tigers’ offense, and would lose 15-3.
The Wildcats would go on to face Neshoba Central on Mar. 3 in a rematch of their game in the Kosy Classic. This time, the Rockets would get their revenge as they pulled out a close 8-7 victory over the Wildcats.
Up next for the Wildcats was a pair of division games against the Hilltoppers of Houston. In their first meeting on Mar. 6 in Louisville, the Wildcats would find themselves on the losing end of a 12-2 score.
The Wildcats would then travel to Houston to seek revenge. However, the Hilltoppers would hold their ground at home and defeated the Wildcats 7-1.
Winston County Schools Baseball
Nanih Waiya Warriors
Date Opponent Location Time
Mar. 12-14 Lake Tournament Away TBA
Mar. 20 E. Oktibbeha Home 4:00 V
Mar. 23 W. Lowndes Away4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 24 Ackerman Away TBA
Mar. 27 French Camp Away4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 30 Noxapater Home 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 31 Ackerman Home11:00 JV, 1:00 V
Apr. 3 Weir Away 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Apr. 5 East Oktibbeha Away 5:00 V
Apr. 10 W. Lowndes Home4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Apr. 13 FrenchCamp Home 4pm JV, 6pm V
Apr. 14 East Webster Away 11:00, 1:30
Apr. 17 Union Away 5:00 JV, 7:00 V
Apr. 19 Lake Home 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 12-14 Lake-Rush Spring Break Tournament TBA
Mar. 20 Caledonia Away 5:00/7:00
Mar. 23 Caledonia Home 5:00/7:00
Mar. 24 Starkville Tournament TBA
Mar. 27 Noxubee Home 5:00
Mar. 30 Noxubee Away 5:00
Mar. 31 Louisville Tournament Home TBA
Apr. 3 Carthage Home 5:00/7:00
Apr. 6 Carthage Away 5:00/7:00
Apr. 10 Kosciusko Away 5:00/7:00
Apr. 13 Kosciusko Home 5:00/7:00
Apr. 14 Ackerman Home 11:00/1:00
Apr. 17 Philadelphia Away 4:30/6:30
Mar. 20 *West Lowndes Home4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 23 *Weir Away 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 27 *East Oktibbeha Away 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 30 *Nanih Waiya Away 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Mar. 31 Sebastopol Home 10:00 JV, 12:00 V
Apr. 3 *French Camp Away 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Apr. 5 *West Lowndes Away 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Apr. 10 *Weir Home 4:00 JV, 6:00 V
Apr. 13 *East Oktibbeha Home 4:00 JV, 6:00 V