Category: Sports

Nanih Waiya continues Region 3-1A winning streak

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Following an emotional win — and one pointed to by many as a possible turning point — Nanih Waiya’s coaching staff knew a letdown was inevitable. Luckily for those fellows and the Warriors, it…

MSU Bulldogs pick up SEC win over South Carolina, 27-14

STARKVILLE — Through four quarters and an hour-long lightning delay, Mississippi State (1-1,1-0 SEC) prevailed over South Carolina (1-1, 0-1), winning by a final score of 27-14 in Starkville in the SEC opener for the home team last Saturday. Mississippi…

Lady Warriors fall to strong Ethel team

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal The Lady Tigers from Ethel are expected to make a deep run into the Class 1A slow-pitch softball playoffs this fall. In facing Nanih Waiya on a pair of occasions, they’ve certainly showed the…

Golden Eagles have no trouble blowing out Savannah State

From school reports HATTIESBURG — Six hundred-plus yards total offense. Sixty-seven players taking the field. The deep-sixing of a 19-year-old Conference USA record for defensive dominance. All in all, a very good evening for Southern Miss, as it rolled past…

Rebels pick up first win of season before record-setting crowd

From school reports OXFORD — A school-record crowd of 64,232 showed for No. 18 Ole Miss’ home opener at newly renovated Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and the Rebels certainly did not disappoint the assembled throng. Senior quarterback Chad Kelly passed for 219…

WA Patriots improve to 3-1

By Wendell Womack Go figure! The Winston Patriots ran their first play of the game and fell behind 6-0! The Wayne Jaguars took the opening drive last Friday night at Patriot Field down to the Winston 2 yard line before…

Heartbreak continues for Louisville Wildcats

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal For the third consecutive week the Louisville High School Wildcats experienced an agonizing loss, but Friday night’s cut was the deepest. LHS had seemingly pulled out a miraculous victory by recovering a mishandled punt…

Warriors realize potential in big win over Lake

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal There is a mindset among the coaching staff that the Nanih Waiya football team is sitting on more than its fair share of untapped potential. If Friday night’s win over Lake here at East…

Noxapater ready to get into Region 3-1A play

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal It’s been a long three weeks for Noxapater coach Casey Orr. Union completed the three weeks of Class 2A misery as the Yellowjackets beat the Tigers 20-0 on Friday night. “I thought we…

Winston Patriots win home opener

By Wendell Womack Enough is enough. The Winston Patriots fell behind 7-0 on the second play of the game against Benton Academy with only 26 seconds into the game. But the aggressive and hungry Patriots began to pour on the…