Category: Sports

Rebels drop season-opener to FSU despite early 22-point lead

No. 11 Ole Miss jumped out to a 28-6 over No. 4 Florida State, but the Seminoles took advantage of four Rebel turnovers and scored 30 unanswered points to down the Rebels 45-34 in the Camping World Kickoff Monday night.…

Lady Warriors snap losing streak with win over French Camp

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s slow-pitch softball team put an end to a losing skid which dated back to the 2014 season last week, and the Lady Warriors did so in a big way. Coach Courtnee Graham’s…

Sports Schedules

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 Prep Softball TBA — West Lauderdale at Neshoba Central TBA — Newton County at Philadelphia 3 p.m.  — Kemper Academy at Newton County Academy 5 p.m. — Noxapater at French Camp 6 p.m. — Houston at East…

Lady Pats looking to rebound from tough softball week

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal The Winston Academy Lady Patriots are hoping a week off from games will help them regroup after a tough week against some of the best fast-pitch teams in the state. Winston dropped a doubleheader…

Sports Briefs

Bates ready for senior season at Nicholls State Former Louisville High School standout C.J. Bates is looking forward to a big season at Nicholls (La.) State this season. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound wide receiver led the Colonels with 28 receptions in…

ECCC Football falls to Holmes in season home opener

From school reports The East Central Community College Warrior football team lost a hard-fought ballgame in front of a standing room only crowd during “Black-Out” night at Bailey Stadium” Sept. 1 on the Decatur campus. The Warriors scored two touchdowns…

MSU falls 21-20 on last-second missed field goal

From school reports STARKVILLE — In the season opener for both teams, South Alabama (1-0) upset Mississippi State (0-1) 21-20 at Davis Wade Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs took a 17-0 lead into halftime, but the Jaguars answered by outscoring…

Patriots explode for win over Winona Christian

Submitted by Wendell Womack Winston Coach Andy Greening and his Patriot’s first victory of the year was special, as they defeated their last year head coach, Junior Graham and his Winona Christian Stars 39-6. With Winona defeating the Patriots 30-11…

Lady Tigers hoping to improve offensively this week

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal It was a rough week for the Noxapater Lady Tigers, losing all five games they played this week. “We are still struggling to score runs and committing to many errors,” Noxapater coach Jodie Duran…

Lady Pats enjoying softball success this fall

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal Winston Academy continued its winning ways in fast-pitch softball with two wins during the week and battled through several injuries to finish in third place in a tournament this past weekend. The wins moved…