Category: Sports

Three Nanih Waiya standouts sign athletic scholarships

Three Nanih Waiya Attendance Center students made steps towards continuing their sports careers on the college level as they signed scholarships to play for East Central Community College in Fall 2016. 
Nanih Waiya softball players Marlee Parkes and Mackenzie Johnson both signed letters of intent to play for ECCC during a signing ceremony held in the Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Library on January 15. 
Both Parkes and Johnson signed their scholarships with parents and Nanih Waiya Softball Coach Ron Swart in attendance. Johnson’s parents are Lee & Marla Johnson. Parkes’ parents are Luke & Tammy Parkes. 
Nanih Waiya baseball player Wyatt Ball also signed a letter of intent to play for the school in the upcoming Fall semester. Ball signed his letter with parents Will and J.J. Ball and Nanih Waiya Baseball Coach Tyler Rogers.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Three Nanih Waiya athletes — two fast-pitch softball players and one baseball standout — signed with East Central Community College on Friday.

Signing with the Lady Warriors, one of the premier junior college softball … Read more

Warriors take solid hoops win over rival Noxapater

Photos by Trenton Steele
No. 23 Matt Smith rebounds and adds two

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya boys basketball team bounced back from a 66-59 road loss to Leake County earlier in the week to post a 63-43 region win over rival Noxapater on Friday night.

Nanih Waiya … Read more

Lady Warriors face SA in Mid-Mississippi Challenge Saturday

Photos by Trenton Steele
#34 Madelyn Wilkes & #22 Margretta Bridgeman provide defense against Nanih Waiya's #10 Marlee Parkes

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Jounrnal

ACKERMAN — Some of the best high school girls basketball teams in the state of Mississippi are set to converge at Ty Cobb Gymnasium on the campus of Choctaw County High School in Ackerman … Read more

ECCC women take road win over No. 17 Co-Lin

From school reports

WESSON — Sophomore guard Samantha Duncan scored 21 points, including a 5-of-7 night from beyond the three-point arc, as the East Central Community College Lady Warriors beat the No. 17 ranked Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves 80-60 last Thursday … Read more

Sports Schedules – 01/20/2016

Prep Basketball
6 p.m. — Philadelphia at Choctaw County
Prep Soccer
5/7 p.m. — Choctaw Central at Neshoba Central
5:30/7 p.m. — Southeast Lauderdale at Philadelphia
Junior College Basketball
5:30/7:30 p.m. — Holmes at EMCC
5:30/7:30 p.m. … Read more

LHS Lady Wildcats take win over New Hope

Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors defeated East Webster and Choctaw County to bring home the trophy from the East Webster Tournament.
Nanih Waiya Photos by Tammy Parkes

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Lady Wildcats of Louisville High School outscored New Hope 19-5 in the third quarter to overcome an eight-point half-time deficit on the way to a 50-44 win over the visiting Lady Trojans last … Read more

Warriors pick up two wins on the hardwood last week

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya boys basketball team won two of the three games it played last week, as the Warriors prepare to take on two region contests this week.

The Warriors opened the week with … Read more

Ex-EMCC quarterback plays huge role in Sugar Bowl win for Ole Miss

Photo by Bob Smith
Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly (10) looks to pass during the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans, LA,  January 1, 2016. (Photo by Bob Smith)

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Suspensions handed down by the NJCAA and MACJC may have kept the East Mississippi Community College football team from defending its NJCAA National Championship at the end of the 2015 football season, but that … Read more

MSU pitching coach to headline ICC Leadoff Banquet

By Adam Gore
special to the Plaindealer

FULTON – Mississippi State pitching coach Wes Johnson will be the featured guest at the 2016 Itawamba Community College Leadoff Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Dr. David C. Cole Student Services … Read more

Warriors, Tigers take All-State football honors

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Nanih Waiya and Noxapater combined to have 11 players named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 1A All-State football team.

Isaiah Eiland and Chris Smith of Nanih Waiya and Keonte Daniels and Austin … Read more