Category: Sports

Warriors stymie FCA, move to North State Championship

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Runs were at a high premium during Nanih Waiya’s best-of-three, third-round series with French Camp Academy in the MHSAA Class 1A state baseball playoffs last weekend. But when the dust settled, the Warriors were…

ECCC announces 2017-18 Cheerleaders

East Central Community College recently announced members of its 2017-18 Cheerleading Squad following tryouts held on the Decatur campus. Cheerleaders for the 2017-18 academic year and their respective high schools include sophomores Sydney Baucum, Kaitlyn Decker, Kirbi Hurst, Jacob Mott,…

Warriors steamroll way past Stringer

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Nanih Waiya has enjoyed some competitive postseason baseball contests with Stringer in recent seasons. That was not the case in 2017, however. The well-rested Warriors, after an off week that included a first-round…

Tigers drop two close games with Resurrection

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal   Noxapater coach Casey Orr thought before the season that he had a team that could compete for a state championship but knew he had to get by two teams to get there.…

Noxapater softball falls to Ethel in playoffs

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal   Noxapater’s run in the Class 1A softball playoffs came to a quick end last week as the Lady Tigers were swept by Ethel, losing 4-1 and 18-14. “I hate to see the…

Season comes to end for Lady Warriors

By Rocky HIgginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s 2017 fast-pitch softball season came to a close last week when the Lady Warriors bowed out of the second round of the state playoffs. Coach Jaimee Childs’ bunch dropped a 12-2 decision…

EMCC men’s rodeo team qualifies for College National Finals Rodeo

From School Reports SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College men’s rodeo team has qualified for next month’s College National Finals Rodeo for the first time in program history after finishing the regular season as reserve champions of the National…

Boydstun, Keen win track and field championships

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Winston Academy’s Jesse Boydstun and Isaac Keen captured individual championships in last week’s Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State Track Meet. Boydstun’s total leap of 41 feet, 6 inches won…

ECCC Men’s, Women’s Doubles Teams reach finals of State/Region Tournament

The East Central Community College No. 2 men’s and women’s doubles teams both reached the finals of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State/National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament held recently on the campus of Mississippi…

Noxapater baseball set to face Ressurection Christian

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal   For the third straight year, the Noxapater Tigers will face Resurrection Christian from Pascagoula in the Class 1A playoffs. The Tigers come into the contest on somewhat of a roll, winning the…