Category: Sports

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…

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…