Category: Sports

‘Surprise season’ blessing for NW basketball team, coach

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Nanih Waiya head coach Jaimee Childs encourages the Lady Warriors.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

JACKSON — The season didn’t end like Jaimee Childs had hoped, but the Nanih Waiya High School girls basketball coach wouldn’t give this season back for anything.

“It’s definitely been one of my biggest … Read more

Warriors open week with two wins in Stringer tourney

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Nanih Waiya’s Wyatt Ball squares for a bunt, early in the game against Philadelphia during the Nanih Waiya v Philadelphia Baseball on February 27, 2016.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

After opening last week with a disappointing 10-3 loss to Lake, the Nanih Waiya baseball team has been on a roll, knocking off Eupora, Mize and Taylorsville to improve to 5-1 on the season.… Read more

Tigers earn tight baseball victory over Scott Central

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Noxapater’s Kiera Phillips hustles down the first base line during the Louisville v Noxapater Girls Softball on February 27, 2016

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Tigers of Noxapater High School won one of the three baseball games they played last week, posting a 9-7 win over homestanding Scott Central on Friday.

Noxapater opened the week with a 9-3 … Read more

ECCC Lady Warriors upset in first round of Region XXIII tourney

The East Central Community College Lady Warrior basketball team fell 77-75 to the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XXIII Tournament last Wednesday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the … Read more

ECCC women’s netters pick up two victories

From School Reports

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors beat Marion Military Institute 6-3 ion Friday. The women’s team overall record improves to 3-5.

East Central’s netters will play on the road against Itawamba Community College in Fulton on… Read more

Sports Schedules – 03/09/2016

Prep Baseball
5 p.m. — Winston in Rush Classic at Meridian
1 p.m. — Neshoba Central vs. Clinton in Meridian
4:30 p.m. — Union vs. Sebastopol in Meridian… Read more

Tigers open baseball season with sweep in Noxapater Classic

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Shortstop, Roper Ball (4) records an out with his throw to first base as Garrett Miles (6) looks on.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The homestanding Tigers picked up a couple wins in the Noxapater Classic on Saturday, beating Philadelphia 3-0 and Newton 7-3.

R.J. Pierce threw a four-hit shutout against Philly, while striking out five batters while … Read more

Lady Warriors roll past Stringer to earn spot in Jackson

Rebecca Stokes (40) fights for a rebound under the basket.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

It should be no surprise that a tenacious, pressure defense is what powered Nanih Waiya to a 70-42 win over visiting Stringer in the second round of the MHSAA Class 1A Girls State Basketball … Read more

Lady Wildcats, Lady Tigers split softball doubleheader

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Noxapater pitcher, Lexi Thomas, delivers the ball to the plate.

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

What was supposed to be the Winston County Softball Classic on Saturday, wound up being a doubleheader between Louisville and Noxapater.

The Nanih Waiya team didn’t participate, due the the Lady Warriors advancing in the … Read more