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Sports Briefs

Local football standouts list among best juniors, seniors in state Three Winston County athletes are among the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s Top 40 junior football players. Making the list was Daylen Gill of Louisville High School and Nanih Waiya High School teammates…

Lady Tigers drop pair on softball diamond

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal The Noxapater Lady Tigers didn’t have the best week on the softball diamond. After opening up the season with a pair of wins in the Winston County Classic, the Lady Tigers dropped a…

Lady Wildcats pick up two more softball wins

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal The Louisville High School slow-pitch softball team has put together a three-game winning streak going into this week’s action. The Lady Wildcats, 3-1 on the season going into this week’s play, were set to…

Strong offensive performance pushes Lady Pats past NCA

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal The Winston Academy Lady Patriots overcame Newton County Academy this week but couldn’t overcome the rainy weather. WA knocked off Newton 12-2 but had its only other contest of the week, a game with…

Wildcats fall short to New Hope despite last touchdown

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal M.C. Miller and his coaching staff didn’t have to ponder long on what they would be working on this week following Louisville High School’s 27-26 loss to New Hope last week. “We just made…

Missed opportunities hurt NW Warriors in season opener

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal To say a football game was closer than the final score indicates is without a doubt cliché. But sometimes, it’s just the truth. It was certainly the case for the Nanih Waiya football team…

Patriots lose opener on the road

Submitted by Wendell Womack The Winston Patriots opened the 2015 and the 2016 football seasons against the 4A Lamar Raiders from Meridian with the same results, and almost the exact same scores. The 2015 opener saw the Patriots fall 44-7,…

Orr likes effort he saw out of his Tigers in scrimmage

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal  It wasn’t a perfect performance but Noxapater head football coach Casey Orr can live with what he saw on Friday night. The Tigers took a 7-0 scrimmage win against Starkville Academy in a…

Sports schedules

THURSDAY, AUG. 18 Prep Volleyball 6 p.m. — Aberdeen at Choctaw County Prep Softball TBA — Neshoba Central at Philadelphia 5:30 p.m. — Winston Academy at Kemper Academy 5:30 p.m. — French Camp at Leake County 5:45 pm. — Canton…

Lady Warriors drop pair to open softball season

By Rocky HIgginbotham Winston County Journal Offense was difficult to come by for the Nanih Waiya slow-pitch softball team in its season-opening action last weekend in the Winston Classic. The young Lady Warriors dropped a 14-4 decision to Noxapater, then…