Category: Sports

Lady Warriors split pair in season-opening classic

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya got a brand new softball season under way last weekend, splitting a pair of contests against rivals in the Winston County Classic. The Lady Warriors whipped Louisville 17-2, but dropped a 12-8…

LHS hoops season closes out with losses at Byhalia

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal Tuesday’s long ride to Byhalia is certainly one that the Louisville basketball coaches would like to forget. With both teams playing on Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats suffered a 75-38 loss while the Wildcats lost…

Nanih Waiya falls in 1A hoops playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s boys gave highly-touted Piney Woods all it could handle in a first-round, Class 1A state playoff game last Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the Warriors could not pull out a win, falling 61-51 on…

Wildcats go extra innings to pick up first win of the season

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal It took extra innings but the Louisville Wildcats picked up their first win of the season on Saturday. In a battle of Wildcats, Louisville scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning…

Tigers pick up two baseball wins to open season

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal The Noxapater Tigers started out the 2017 season with a pair of wins on Saturday, beating Philadelphia 8-5 in the season opener and cruising to a 19-4 win over Newton in their second…

Noxapater opens softball season with split in Winston Classic

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal Noxapater softball coach Jodie Duran didn’t want to see the basketball team lose on Friday night to Durant, but she was glad to see her softball players on Saturday. The Lady Tigers opened…

East Central Diamond Warriors Sweep Pair of games

The No. 8 East Central Community College baseball team posted big wins in its own ECCC Invitational Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex against Kaskaskia College and Coastal Alabama Community College. The Warriors defeated Kaskaskia of Centralia, Ill.,…

Warriors take second in region powerlifting meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya turned a few heads earlier this month at the Region 2-1A Powerlifting Meet at Calhoun City, breaking five individual records on their way to a second-place team finish. Coach Ryan Keeton’s squad…

Warriors again have high hopes on diamond

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal A few trips to Trustmark Park in Pearl for championship action have kept expectations high for the Nanih Waiya baseball program in recent years. That certainly won’t change this season. A year after a…

Winston hoops teams bow out of postseason

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Winston Academy’s basketball teams saw their 2016-17 seasons come to a close last week, both with respectable showings in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ Class AAA North State Tournament. The Patriots fought tooth-and-nail…