Category: Sports

Nanih Waiya’s Johnson ready for All-Star experience

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By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Mackenzie Johnson knows for sure she wants to play softball on the collegiate level, she just isn’t sure where they will be yet.

“I have several offers, but I’m just waiting to see what … Read more

Jesse Ward heads to Bayou as teacher/coach

From press reports

Delta State University running back coach Jesse Ward will join the Bayou Academy faculty and coaching staff effective June 1  helping with both junior high and varsity football as well as teaching world history, geography, personal finance … Read more

Three local athletes recognized among State’s Best

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

A trio of local athletes were among those recognized by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and were invited to the Best of Mississippi Preps Banquet on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The guest speaker for … Read more

Four ECCC softball players win awards at National Championship

East Central Community College softball players receiving awards at the conclusion of the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Softball National Championship were (from left) Katlyn Duke, Marucci Elite Hitter Award, and Mallory Turner, Lacey Hill, and Mahalia Gibson, All-Tournament Team.

From press reports

Four East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warrior softball players received awards at the conclusion of the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Softball National Championship played May 13-16 at Traceway Park in Clinton.… Read more

ECCC  Lady  Warriors finish second in nation 

The East Central Community College softball team with their trophy after finishing second in the nation at the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament. (EC Photo)

From school reports

The East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors advanced to the championship game of the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Softball National Championship Saturday, May 16, before falling to Kankakee Community College 5-1.… Read more

Some nicknames are most definitely earned

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By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Obviously, I carry the moniker Old Sports Dude for a reason.

As I was covering the press conference for the upcoming MHSAA State Baseball Championships Monday morning in Pearl I had several revelations. Each … Read more

Giving back from the gridiron

Dak with the Gregory family.

By Leah Barbour, Photography by Russ Houston

Starting Bulldog quarterback Dak Prescott wears a green “Pray for Quinn” armband for a family—and a terminally ill 8-year-old boy—he met on Fan Day about a week before Mississippi State football launched the … Read more

Smithville out slugs Nanih Waiya in 1A softball finals

By Ryan Satcher
Winston County Journal

RIDGELAND – The Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors pushed Smithville to the limit in the MHSAA Class 1A Fast-pitch Softball Championships played here at Freedom Ridge Park, but came up just short.

The Lady … Read more

EMCC falls in Region 23 Baseball Tournament

From school reports

EUNICE, La. – A possible late-game comeback attempt was thwarted by an old division nemesis, as 17th-ranked East Mississippi Community College’s baseball season came to an end with a rain-delayed, 11-inning 4-3 setback to No. 18 Northwest … Read more

Area athletes fare well in state track meets

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By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Nanih Waiya left the MHSAA Class 1A State Track Meet in Pearl on Friday with a pair of gold medals, while Louisville High School claimed one of its own in the Class 3A … Read more