After starting the season 1-6, Petal has won its last four games.The Panthers have done so in convincing fashion, outscoring their opponents by an average of 18 points in the win streak. The stretch has earned Petal a first-round playoff visit to Gulfport (10-1) on Friday.
Wayne County sent two baseball players to the next level on Wednesday afternoon.Senior pitcher Tanner Johnson signed a scholarship to Mississippi Delta in front of family and friends. His War Eagle teammate Brenon Sehon joined him by signing with Coastal Alabama Community College.
For the first time since 2002, Jones College will host a state championship game in Ellisville.The 4th-ranked Bobcats (9-1) welcome No. 1 East Mississippi (10-0) on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the MACJC title.
Hattiesburg High has been here before.The Tigers enjoyed a 14-0 run all the way to the class 5A state championship before falling to West Point.Hattiesburg is 11-0 in 2018 headed into its first-round playoff matchup with Brookhaven. The Tigers hope to finish the job this time around.
In Missy Bilderback’s first three seasons at Jones College, the Lady Bobcats have posted 75 wins and just 13 losses.JC enters Thursday’s season-opener at Holmes with high expectations, ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA.However, there will be a learning curve for the 2018 Lady Bobcats.
Southern Miss basketball opened the 2018-19 season with two wins.The Lady Eagles began the day with an 11 a.m. tip-off against William Carey on “Education Day” at Reed-Green Coliseum. Coach Joye Lee-McNelis’ squad walked away with a 74-48 win over the Lady Crusaders.
After every practice, the Columbia Wildcats walk past the statue of Walter Payton – their cherished alumnus who at one point owned the NFL record for rushing yards.This monument stands out to two Wildcats in particular – running backs Omar Johnson and Kentrel Bullock.
Mize stayed alive in the class 2A playoffs with a 36-34 win at one-seed Loyd Star on Friday night.Sophomore quarterback Tyrese Ducksworth was sensational with 330 rushing yards to lead the Bulldogs.Mize (4-8) hopes to play upset again when it hosts Richton (8-3) on Friday night.
A number of Mize students took the next step in their athletic careers on Tuesday afternoon.Bulldogs baseball players Clay Cook and Tyler Temple signed scholarships with East Central Community College and Mississippi University for Women, respectively.
At the most crucial time of Seminary’s biggest game of the season, sophomore Marquis Crosby took control of the football and led the Bulldogs to their first region title since 2011.“It was a big win,” Crosby said.
As Steve Knight enters his 37th season as the head coach of William Carey basketball, he’ll do so with eight of his disciples under the same roof of Clinton Gymnasium.Carey holds the inaugural “Steve Knight Classic” on Saturday...