Category: Sports

MSU’s Price wins NCAA 1500 meter championship

Heart, passion and leaving it all out on the track are qualities one will find in a champion. On Saturday, Mississippi State’s Rhianwedd Price was that very definition. Making her first appearance in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships,…

MSU-USM football game to kick-off at 9 p.m. on Sept. 5

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal Mississippi State University’s first football game of the 2015 season may actually end early on Sunday morning. MSU, looking to build off an impressive 2014 season that saw the Bulldogs go 10-3 on the…

Nanih Waiya’s Johnson ready for All-Star experience

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…

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…

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…

Four ECCC softball players win awards at National Championship

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.

ECCC  Lady  Warriors finish second in nation 

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.

Some nicknames are most definitely earned

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…

Giving back from the gridiron

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…

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 Warriors…