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Several things were learned Friday night during Wayne County’s 10-6 victory over West Jones at The Shoe.

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Northeast Jones went toe-to-toe with defending 2A state champ Taylorsville, and in the end, the toes were the difference.

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 Walker Thompson kicked a pair of field goals and two last-gasp passes fell incomplete as West Jones lost to rival Wayne County 10-6 on Friday night in the season-opener for both teams.

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The win was worth $26.5 million to the Laurel School District. But the memories the guys made while getting there were priceless.

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Lightning delayed the start of the annual Battle for the Bell game between Bay Springs and Stringer. But once the bad weather cleared, it was Bay Springs that delivered the thunder, 39-6.

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Recently my buddy Cousin Eddy gave me a copy of ESPN the magazine’s college football preview. They do a good job of giving tidbits on their preseason Top 25. However, there is not a lot of info on any of the conferences nor any team outside of the Top 25.

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Jackson Callaway High School is known much more for its rich basketball tradition than for its work on the gridiron. But with one of the top running backs in the state, Callaway will charge into Laurel Friday night for the season opener for both schools.

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Because of injuries, one of the top wide receiving prospects in the state will line up under center when Sumrall invades The Reservation to face South Jones in coach Roger Satcher’s first game as head coach for the Braves.

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Jones County Junior College football players reported for fall camp on Friday evening.

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This column was first published in The Vicksburg Post in 2000 in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to ban prayer at public school events. With apologies to the late Willie Morris, who penned a beautiful prayer for the opening of Little League Baseball season, here’s a prayer for the o…

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It began on Thursday, and until after New Year’s, it will be the most hectic time of the year around our house.

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Naismith Coach of the Year Vic Schaefer will have two of the top players in the country on his roster as graduate transfer Anriel Howard will join Teaira McCowan on the Mississippi State women’s basketball team.

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Football fans who are ready for the games to begin can get ready for the gaming to begin, too ... and it’s legal!

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When Laurel bids on a Dixie Youth World Series, there is no competition, Parks and Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer said Monday morning after Laurel was selected for the fourth time to host the Dixie Youth World Series.

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‘Busch also tied with Kevin Harvick for six wins each this season. The two of them — along with Martin Truex Jr. — are completely dominating this lackluster season that is happening in NASCAR.’

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‘And before the calendar flips to September, the Mustangs will have already played three games. That seems a bit out of whack to me, always has.’

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The three certainties of life these days seem to be death, taxes and the University

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Baseball boys commit to play at the next level

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The gladiators of autumn are at it. Under blistering sun, these Friday night heroes are pushed to the limits. Yet they push forth, for Friday nights will be here soon and they all need to be in tune for it to come together.

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Highly touted Laurel lineman commits to Seminoles on Sunday

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There could be a little payback in the near future for one of the “Big 3” in NASCAR this season.

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, which will be inducted in Jackson this Saturday night, has impacted literally thousands upon thousands of people.

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If you are interested in fly fishing, but don’t care for traveling long distances, the answer lies right here at home.

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In the regular season, the Laurel Christian School tennis teams finished 7-4 and won their district titles. But after going on a post-season tear, the net result for the Lions was a state championship.

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Nine years ago, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inducted Tyrone Keys for all his considerable exploits onthe football field — at Callaway High, at Mississippi State and in the NFL.He was deserving.Now then, on July 29 of this year, Keys will receive the Hall of Fame’s award for lifetime …

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Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald racked up another preseason honor as the senior quarterback was selected to the Davey O’Brien Award WatchList, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced on Tuesday. The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to thenation’s best college…

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“Are you pretty optimistic we will get it?” Laurel City Council President Tony Thaxton asked Parks and Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer.“We got this,” Ulmer replied.Ulmer and department program coordinator Tim Barksdale were OK’d by the council to travel to Lumberton, N.C., and the Dixie Yout…

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Laurel professional baseball in danger of going under without more support

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Hopefully, by the time you sit down to read this today (Saturday), Mississippi State will have stamped its ticket to the College World Series national championship series. If not, then the Dawgs still have one more chance to punch their ticket to the finals today. So, either way, and if you …

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Northeast Jones standout Malachi Harrison signed to play soccer for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats. The star soccer player and kicker/safety for the Tigers’ football team is the son of Timothy and Valerie Harrison of the Powers community, who are pictured seated with him. Standing, …