Sports Schedules

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 Prep Softball TBA — West Lauderdale at Neshoba Central TBA — Newton County at Philadelphia 3 p.m.  — Kemper Academy at Newton County Academy 5 p.m. — Noxapater at French Camp 6 p.m. — Houston at East…

Sports Briefs

Bates ready for senior season at Nicholls State Former Louisville High School standout C.J. Bates is looking forward to a big season at Nicholls (La.) State this season. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound wide receiver led the Colonels with 28 receptions in…