Category: Sports

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

LHS Girls 4x100

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

Nanih Waiya seeks MHSAA 1A State softball title

NW softball team 2014 -2015

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Lady Warriors of Nanih Waiya High School will be looking for their second MHSAA Class 1A State Fast-Pitch Softball title in three years this weekend when they take on Smithville this weekend at … Read more

Sports Schedules – 05/13/15

Prep Tennis
TBA — State Championships at Ridgeland Tennis Center
Junior College Softball
TBA  — NJCAA Division II Softball National Championship at Traceway Park in Clinton (East Central, Miss. Gulf Coast entered)… Read more

Nanih Waiya falls in third round of baseball playoffs

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya High School Warriors saw their 2015 season come to an end in the third round of the MHSAA Class 1A State Baseball Playoffs last week as Stringer swept the series in … Read more

ECCC qualifies for NJCAA Division II softball tourney

From school reports

CLINTON — No. 11 East Central Community College was set to open its quest for a national title against No. 17 Macomb Community College of Warren, Mich., on Wednesday, in the first round of the 2015 National … Read more

Ole Miss renews commitment to hoops, announces Kennedy contract extension

OXFORD, Miss. – After guiding Ole Miss to its second NCAA Tournament appearance in three seasons, head coach Andy Kennedy has agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2019, Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Tuesday.

Kennedy’s four-year deal is the … Read more

EMCC Lions set to begin Region 23 tourney play Thursday

From school reports

SCOOBA — East Mississippi Community College’s 15th-ranked Lions are set to open NJCAA Region 23 Baseball Tournament action Thursday with a 3 p.m. contest against MACJC state champion Hinds Community College at Bengal Stadium on the LSU … Read more