Category: Sports

East Central Diamond Warriors Sweep Pair of games

The No. 8 East Central Community College baseball team posted big wins in its own ECCC Invitational Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex against Kaskaskia College and Coastal Alabama Community College. The Warriors defeated Kaskaskia of Centralia, Ill.,…

Warriors take second in region powerlifting meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya turned a few heads earlier this month at the Region 2-1A Powerlifting Meet at Calhoun City, breaking five individual records on their way to a second-place team finish. Coach Ryan Keeton’s squad…

Warriors again have high hopes on diamond

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal A few trips to Trustmark Park in Pearl for championship action have kept expectations high for the Nanih Waiya baseball program in recent years. That certainly won’t change this season. A year after a…

Winston hoops teams bow out of postseason

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Winston Academy’s basketball teams saw their 2016-17 seasons come to a close last week, both with respectable showings in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ Class AAA North State Tournament. The Patriots fought tooth-and-nail…

Lady Tigers advance in state hoops tournament

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal After struggling through a rigorous regular-season schedule, the Noxapater Lady Tigers have saved some of their best basketball for the postseason. The Lady Tigers, the No. 3 seed out of the District 4-1A, went…

Lady Wildcats finish third in Region 4-4A Tournament

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal After finishing first in the regular season, Louisville girls basketball coach Jackie Laine expected her Lady Wildcats to be hosting a first-round playoff games. But Kosciusko had different plans. The Lady Whippets used a…

Wildcats pick up two hoops tourney wins

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The Louisville Wildcats won two of three games this past week in the Division 4-4A Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Wildcats opened up the week with a 70-51 win over Houston and…

Winston Academy Patriots begin new baseball season

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal For the first time under its new head coach, Winston Academy held a “First Pitch Banquet” to help usher in a new baseball season – welcoming legendary and former Mississippi State coach Ron Polk…

Nanih Waiya finds going tough in district tourney

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Both Nanih Waiya basketball teams found the going tough in the Region 6-1A Tournament last week. The Lady Warriors saw their season come to an end with a 27-23 setback to rival Noxapater last…

Winston teams bound for North State Tournament

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal The postseason is in full swing for both Winston Academy basketball teams, and both the Patriots and Lady Patriots were involved in must-win contests early this week in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools…