Category: Sports

Pitching could be key in MHSAA Class 1A State Championship Series

By Laurence Hilliard Winston County Journal PEARL – Nanih Waiya began its quest for a state baseball championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday against Smithville in the MHSAA 1A title series at Trustmark Park, home of the Southern League Mississippi Braves.…

Nanih Waiya Warriors capture South State championship

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya had a few crazy, chaotic wins early. But for the most part, the Warriors were simply not challenged in a host of games. So when they finally faced adversity in last week’s…

Track Team does well at state track meet

The parents and team members give a “special thank you” to Coach Micheal Bruce for the endless hours of encouragement, guidance, inspiration and motivation to Louisville High School track team.   Coach Bruce has taken gifted athletes to the MHSAA…

Big Bats power NW past Smith Smithville in Championship opener

By Laurence Hilliard Winston County Journal PEARL – It took Nanih Waiya a couple of innings for the bats to warm up Tuesday. But once they did, the Warriors rolled to a 14-2 victory over Smithville in the opening game…

Louisville, Noxapater girls place in state meets

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The Louisville girls track team recently participated in the Class 4A track meet last week, finishing 15th overall with 19 points. The girls 4×400-meter relay team finished second in the state with a time…

Winston Academy represents well at North AAA Tennis Championships

From school reports The MAIS North State AAA Tennis Championships were held May 2 in Greenville, and Winston Academy was set to attend with seven players after a successful performance at the District Championships. The seven that qualified for North…

Boydstun, Keen finish as state runner-ups

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Winston Academy ventured to Jackson late last week to take part in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Track and Field Championships – and a pair of Patriots brought home state runner-up finishes.…

Nanih Waiya claims state golf championship

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Last week might have been Nanih Waiya’s best chance to win a Class 1A golf state championship in several years, both literally and figuratively. One year after finishing a distant second to Tupelo Christian…

NW’s Cumberland, Jones ink with Blue Mountain

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Seven years ago, Blue Mountain College started a baseball program, and the Toppers have quickly risen to being more than just competitive in a highly-touted NAIA conference. Next year, BMC will have a little…

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…