Category: Sports

Noxapater basketball teams set for Thanksgiving break

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal It wasn’t a very good opening week for the Noxapater football teams as both boys and girls lost both games. The Lady Tigers lost 59-34 to Ethel and then dropped a 61-49 decision…

Big-play Warriors blank resurrection, advance to South State

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Disgust was mounting on the Nanih Waiya sideline. The Warriors had not taken advantage of prime field position on more than one occasion. A clock malfunction was followed by yet another clock malfunction. And…

11 Warriors, Coach Karcher receive Postseason Football Honors

Eleven members of the 2016 East Central Community College Warrior football team received postseason honors from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. In addition, for the second year in a row…

Wildcats wins hoops opener over Winona, 73-56

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal   With the football team still in the playoffs last week, Louisville basketball coach Kenyon Ross wasn’t slowing down. The Wildcats won their only contest of the week, beating Winona 73-56 in the…

Noxapater drops physical playoff contest to Resurrection

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   Noxapater coach Casey Orr knew that his Tigers were a bit overmatched against Resurrection Catholic in the first-round of the Class 1A playoffs. It showed on the field as the Eagles dominated the…

NW’s Smith picks up Mr. Football honor

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Chris Smith has the opportunity to rack up all sorts of honors before his football-playing career at Nanih Waiya is done. Last Thursday, he got a big one. The Mississippi High School Activities…

Nanih Waiya set to host Resurrection in 1A showdown

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   As the season progressed, it became evident there were four legitimate contenders to take home the MHSAA Class 1A state football championship in 2016. Friday night, Nanih Waiya will have to beat one…

Louisville drops hard-fought road contest to Lafayette

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal   The Wildcats of Louisville High School played Lafayette County much closer the second time around, but the results were still the same. Homestanding Lafayette took a 24-7 win over LHS on Friday night…

ECCC Lady Warriors Win High-Scoring Basketball Contest Against Coahoma

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors had three players score 20 or more points en route to a high-scoring 104-97 victory against Coahoma Community College Monday, Nov. 14, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus. Freshman forward Autumn Taylor…

Warriors cruise into postseason

Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s final regular season game of the 2016 football season was a whole lot like the rest of the year: A blowout. The homestanding Warriors erupted for 33 points in the first quarter alone…