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The Northeast Jones defense and special teams took full control early and never relented. The Tigers (2-1) ran away with a 26-6 win.

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It was not pretty, but Laurel made enough big plays at the right times to survive on the road against Mendenhall, 24-21. The win pushes the Tornadoes to 1-2 after forfeiting their first two games. 

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West Jones’ Ken Russell rushed for two first quarter touchdowns, and Joshua McDonald matched him with two in the second quarter. That was all the Mustangs needed to take a 28-0 lead into halftime and essentially ice the game. 

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The Dixie Youth World Series invited teams from 11 states to Laurel to experience not only two weeks of baseball but to soak in America’s hometown.

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Barstool Sports and SMAC Productions announced their first co-production, “Coach Prime,”  featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders, will premiere Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 on Barstool Sports. 

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Peyton Manning could have chosen any number of people to be his presenter when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past weekend. Archie Manning knows it.

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The Dixie Youth World Series kicked off Friday, July 30 in Laurel with youth baseball teams from Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia in different divisions vying for the World Series Title.

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After months of anticipation and intense preparation, the Dixie Youth World Series has officially arrived in Laurel. For two weeks, teams from across the Southeast United States will descend upon Laurel to participate in the pinnacle of Dixie Youth baseball. 

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In basketball, it’s called an “and one.” Get fouled on a made shot, a bonus is given.

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By the time Saturday's paper finds its way into your home, I’ll be preparing to say one final goodbye to my grandfather, Marvin Boyles, who was called to his heavenly home Thursday morning. 

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With the unusual circumstances surrounding the 2020-21 season, NCAA officials decided to give student-athletes an extra year of eligibility. Earlier this week, Ole Miss began rolling out the names of seniors who have chosen to return next fall for one more season with head coach Lane Kiffin …

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In an unforgettable contest with the outcome remaining uncertain until the final minute, there was never any doubt who the West Jones Mustangs were playing for; and in the midst of the celebration of their 33-27 victory over West Point for their first football state title in school history, …

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For the third straight year, West Jones is headed to the 5A South State championship.Friday night, the Mustangs will travel to Pascagoula to take on the Panthers for an opportunity to represent the 5A South in the first state title game to be played at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium s…

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West Jones wreaked revenge on Laurel in Friday night's Round 2 matchup, defeating the Tornadoes 42-21 Between the Bricks to earn a spot in the 5A South State title game for the third consecutive year. This time, they'll travel to Pascagoula to take on the Panthers, who defeated Hattiesburg 3…

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As the old saying goes, a lamp that is lit for others will brighten your path as well. Few understood this better than Dennis Bohannon, who dedicated much of his life to lighting paths for student-athletes in Jones County.“Coach Bo,” as he was affectionately called, never viewed his gift of …

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The first time Laurel and West Jones met this season, the two teams were battling for bragging rights and the Leader-Call’s Jones County Championship belt. When they meet again on Friday night, the Mustangs and Tornadoes will be fighting for a spot in the 5A South State title game. 

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Earlier this month, as the MHSAA regular season reached its end, I wrote that I believed either Laurel or West Jones would be at Veterans Memorial Stadium the first weekend in December to compete for a 5A state championship. As we prepare for Week 2 of postseason play, a prediction that seem…

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PICAYUNE — Alan Follis’ fourth touchdown pass of Friday night was the play that put Picayune away, 35-23, as West Jones won a tough first-round matchup in the Class 5A playoffs.

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South Jones freshman Omarion Rogers scored two touchdowns, including one with less than three minutes remaining, as the Braves rallied to beat Natchez, 31-30, and earn a spot in the playoffs.

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Two weeks ago, the West Jones Mustangs (7-2, 3-2) locked up a spot in the 5A playoffs with a 42-12 win over Natchez. This Friday, the Mustangs will ride to Brookhaven for a matchup with the Panthers to determine which will enter the postseason with home field advantage. 

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Despite all the chaos that has surrounded the 2020 high school football season, the South Jones Braves enter the final week of the regular season with the ultimate goal — an opportunity to compete in the postseason — still in sight. The terms are simple: Beat Natchez at home on Friday, and t…

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The Laurel Tornadoes (5-3, 4-0) wrapped up its not-so-regular season on Friday with a first-time trip to Bay Springs. The Bulldogs clawed their way back with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, but three scores by Xavier Evans in the second quarter had widened the gap enough to withstand th…

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The season came to a crashing halt at a place where Northeast Jones had become accustomed to celebrating in recent years. The surprising Newton County Cougars (9-0, 5-0) remained undefeated with a 50-0 victory over the Tigers on Friday night. 

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Two of the West Jones Mustangs' main focuses in practice after last week's loss to Laurel were running the football and playing solid pass defense; and it showed. 

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We all knew it was coming, just as it did after each of LeBron James’ previous nine trips to the NBA Finals. As sure as the sky is blue, last week after the James-led Lakers capped off their championship season with a 4-2 series victory over the Miami Heat, hoops fans far and wide began reha…

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Still riding high off their biggest win of the season last week over West Jones, the Laurel Tornadoes (3-3, 3-0) will travel to Brookhaven on Friday to take on the Panthers (2-1, 2-0) in a battle for sole possession of first place in the Region 3-5A standings.