Sports

Scoring name of the game for vaunted EMCC defense

Marcus LeFlore

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

SCOOBA — For most teams, playing defense is all about keeping the other team from scoring. But for East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Marcus LeFlore and his fellow Lions, it’s also about scoring … Read more

Fall softball season rapidly approaching for local schools

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Softball practice is in full swing for both public and private schools in Mississippi. The MHSAA schools, which include Louisville, Nanih Waiya, and Noxapater play slow-pitch softball in the fall, while Winston Academy and … Read more

MHSAA ruling has no effect on French Camp

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

For now, nothing has changed in what determines a student’s athletic eligibility at French Camp Academy.

A ruling last week by the executive committee of the Mississippi High School Activities Association association restricted students … Read more

Returning duo ready to lead way for EMCC defensive line

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

SCOOBA — The standards set by the East Mississippi Community College defense in recent years are daunting ones, but sophomore defensive linemen Ronald Ollie and DeShawn Tillman are embracing their opportunity to continue the … Read more

Noxapater has strong showing in 7-on-7 event

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Noxapater High School’s 7-on-7 summer football season came to an end in a big way as the Tigers recently went undefeated in a tournament in Decatur, taking wins over Quitman, Newton County, Union, and … Read more

Jones, Ball take All-State honors for NW

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Two Nanih Waiya athletes were recently honored by being selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State baseball team for MHSAA Class 1A.

Senior Peyton Jones and Junior Wyatt Ball were both named to … Read more

Young Patriots continuing to learn under Junior Graham

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Everywhere first-year Winston Academy head football coach Junior Graham looks around the weight room and practice field he sees youth.

“We are definitely going to be young,” said Graham, who took over the WA … Read more