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Sports briefs

Annual ‘Toothpick Bowl’ moved to Thursday night From combined reports The football showdown between Louisville High school and Noxubee County has been moved up one day to Thursday, Oct. 13. Kick-off is still set for 7 p.m. at R.E. Hinze…

Lady Pats close strong in Pillow tournament

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal The Winston Academy Lady Patriots took some time to get started but put together a good showing in their fast-pitch tournament at Pillow Academy this past weekend. Winston dropped its early morning opener to…

Roberts gets opportunity to play football at Mississippi State

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal The journey continues for Wyatt Roberts. Nine months after the former Louisville High School star — who started at quarterback four years for the Wildcats — thought he had played his last game of…

Wildcats hoping to revive offensive attack in 2016

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal With one of its biggest weapons graduated, the Louisville High School offense will have to find a way to produce points during 2016. One of Louisville’s biggest advantages the past two years, both offensively…

Warriors hope to live up to high expectations this season

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Most Nanih Waiya football fans will tell you expectations for the Warriors in 2016 are high. Just as they did last year. And the year before. Winning breeds high expectations, and Nanih Waiya has…

Combination of youth, skill players holds key for Tigers

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal Noxapater coach Casey Orr has an abundance of two things, skill players and freshmen. He’s hoping the mix can take the Tigers back to the playoffs and thrust them into a run for…

Mullen reflects on recent scrimmage

Mississippi State football went through its first scrimmage of preseason camp on August in Davis Wade Stadium before going through a two-hour workout in helmets and shorts on Friday. The Bulldogs held their final two-a-day of camp on Saturday at…

Patriots counting on experience to help improve upon 2015 mark

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal Winston Academy is hoping the bumps and bruises of last season will pay off with more success in 2016. The Patriots finished last year 1-9 but gained valuable experience with a young squad. “We…

Chargers look to be more experienced heading into the 2016 season

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer A year of experience should do wonders for the Choctaw County High School football team heading into the 2016 season. The Chargers found themselves with very little experience in key positions when they kicked off…