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Participants from all over the Mississippi gathered in Laurel on Saturday to compete in the 2019-2020 State Motocross Championships. The event, hosted by Walter Bartran of Laurel, featured races in several different classes, giving riders of various age groups and experience levels to compet…

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The passion we develop as sports fans creates so many incredible moments and memories. We get to experience the joy of seeing breakthroughs, triumphs and redemption achieved by people we spend our whole lives idolizing. Sadly, this weekend served as a chilling reminder that all of those thin…

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The MHSAA soccer playoffs begin today (Tuesday) and Jones County will be well-represented, with four local teams having earned the right to compete in the first round. 

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When this edition of our paper hits the streets, we will be just eight days away from Super Bowl LIV. As exciting as that may be, it also means that we’ve reached what is undoubtedly the most underwhelming weekend of the season. 

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DECATUR — Trailing the entire first half by as much as nine midway through the second, Jones College rallied behind 51 percent shooting and SharDarrion Allen’s (Raymond) game-high 22 points to defeat East Central, 80-76 Thursday night at Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium.

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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members and guests were treated to a presentation on the Jones College football team at a recent meeting at the Laurel Country Club. Jones College head football coach Steve Buckley and Director of Academics Carla Collins addressed the club on the state of Jones College…

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Let me begin this week’s column with a simple disclaimer: I am not — nor have I ever been — a complainer. I’m the type of guy who will eat something he dislikes rather than taking it back and complaining that it was made incorrectly. That being the case, I like to think of this as more of a …

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Laurel High School’s newly appointed football coach Ryan Earnest will now have an additional administrative role for the Laurel School District. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Laurel School District Board of Trustees, the board unanimously approved Earnest as athletic director, replacing longti…

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The Jones College athletic department has announced a new multi-year agreement with Nike to serve as the primary equipment, footwear, apparel and uniform supplier for nine Bobcat athletic programs through BSN Sports.

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The 2019 Egg Bowl was certainly one to be remembered. There was a little bit of everything: the attention of college football fans nationwide on Thanksgiving night, two head coaches fighting for their jobs (both lost weeks later), a tightly contested game that went down to the wire and more …

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West Jones hosted Laurel on Friday in another big Region 3-5A doubleheader, the first of two meetings between these schools this season. In the girls’ game, the Lady Mustangs snuffed out a late comeback attempt and pulled away for a 67-48 victory. In the boys’ game, the Tornadoes bounced bac…

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STARKVILLE – If Mississippi State’s coaching search were compared to a game of UNO, athletic director John Cohen saved his wild card to play for the win.

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Little more than a month ago, Matt Luke was the Ole Miss head football coach, trying to win the Egg Bowl with a fresh vote of confidence from the university’s administration. Thirty-three days ago, Joe Moorhead was the Mississippi State head coach, having just defeated Ole Miss for the secon…

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Laurel’s basketball teams opened region play at home Tuesday night, each earning close wins over South Jones. The Lady Tornadoes withstood a late comeback to earn a 64-63 victory, while the Tornadoes overcame a slow start to take a 51-44 victory. 

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State championship-winning coach to lead South Jones next season

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At this point, any football fan who fails to acknowledge Mississippi’s significant role in NFL history would, to say the least, have his or her knowledge of the sport called into question. For decades, the Magnolia State has continuously produced superstars and gridiron greats. Many of them …

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Nov. 6, 1869, has been engrained in my memory for a very long time. It might sound quite abstract to the majority of you — OK, like 99 percent of you — but that is the day it all began. It was the day that Princeton (then the College of New Jersey) and Rutgers College played the first game o…

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STARKVILLE — Joe Moorhead’s tenure as Mississippi State’s head coach is over.

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Several local schools hosted basketball tournaments over the weekend, giving most of them one last opportunity for tuneups before the start of region competition in January. Though many of the games ended in different fashions, many local teams walked away victorious with a little bit of ext…

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Those of you who know me or my family would know that I grew up as a preacher’s kid. For most of my childhood, my dad pastored a small country church in an even smaller community known as Toxey, Ala. We had an average attendance of about 75 or 80 good Christian folks on Sundays. Just like mo…

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NASHVILLE — Eight days ago, Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead announced that true freshman Garrett Shrader would start at quarterback for Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl. 

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Taylorsville High School hosted a two-day basketball tournament featuring boys’ and girls’ teams from Bogue Chitto, Seminary, Stringer and Taylorsville. On Thursday, the opening night of the tournament, the two host teams both came away victorious over Seminary. 

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Around this time each year, countless people begin sharing posts on social media about how lousy the past year has been for them and how the upcoming year is sure to be so much better. I’ve been there myself. We all go through different seasons in life, some good and some bad. However, I’m h…

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We can't know where this season is headed for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. We don't know if this season will be the last for Brees, who turns 41 next month. For that matter, we don't know how many more records he will set in this, his 19th NFL season.

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Frank Gore Jr., a running back recruit from Miami Killian Senior High School, signed his national letter of intent with Southern Miss on Thursday, flipping his verbal commitment from Florida Atlantic.

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The West Jones Mustangs (6-4) weathered the storm of a ferocious fourth-quarter comeback attempt by the Northeast Jones Tigers (3-8) to come away with a 60-56 road victory in their final game before the Christmas break. 

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Alabama's high school football All-Stars had bigger names, more recruiting stars and were considered a favorite to knock off Mississippi in the annual game played this past weekend at The Rock at Southern Miss.