The 10th annual Northeast Jones Youth Football Camp will be 8:30-11:30 a.m., Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5, at the NEJ football field. Registration will start at 8 a.m. the first day of camp. The cost is $65.
Mississippi often is called a football state, and you can make a strong case because so many of the world’s greatest football players come from here. Again, this year, Mississippi produced the largest percentage (per capita) of players selected in the NFL Draft.
South Jones’ Jackson Delk signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Jones College for coach Randy Bolden. About 75 people were on hand for the signing ceremony at SJ, including family, friends, school officials and coaches from Laurel and his AAU programs. Delk said he has always loved…
Dustin Dickerson had a season to remember, as a standout on the mound, in the field and at the plate. He was selected as the Player of the Year in Class 5A after helping West Jones win its first state championship. Only one thing was missing — his dad.
PEARL — The hit parade continued for West Jones, and now the Mustangs are one win away from bringing home a state championship. They play Lafayette in Game 2 at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Taylorsville scored five runs in the seventh inning to bust open a close game for an 8-1 win over Calhoun City (29-4) in the first game of the Class 2A championship series.
Mississippi State’s irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases. As a centerfielder, he uses sprinter’s speed to catch balls others can’t reach. He turns triples into outs. He is the heart and soul of a team that has won 42 games whi…
In a battle of Bay Springs teens, 13-year-old Paige McNeil, above right and in right photo, beat 14-year-old Case Thurston, left, in the grand finale of the Laurel Rotary Club’s Magnolia Street Derby early Saturday afternoon. Just as the gate dropped on the starting ramp for the last race, t…
CARRIERE — West Jones batters kept cranking out the hits and West Jones pitchers kept opposing batters out of rhythm as they completed the sweep of Pearl River Central, 8-3, for the South State championship on Friday night.
Northeast Jones senior baseball players Joey Withers, left, and Tyler Harper signed letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at the next level. Withers signed with Erskine College, a Division II school in Due West, S.C. Harper signed with Mississippi Delta Community College. A ce…
This past weekend brought a drive through the Delta on a road not traveled in recent years. We were headed north on U.S. 49 East on a sunny spring Sunday, just passing the community of Sidon, when I saw the sign: “Willye B. White Memorial Highway.”
The basketball jersey of Laurel Christian School’s Karsten Knobles was retired during a special presentation at the LCS athletics banquet on April 30. He is one of four Lions to exceed 1,000 points in varsity basketball, and he is the second-leading scorer in school history, with a total of…
Nearly five months after the West Jones Mustangs’ football team defeated Picayune in the South State championship game, the WJ baseball team will try to dispatch the Maroon Tide to earn a spot in the South State baseball title series.
The plan seemed a sound one to this wizened sports writer. Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum had pulled to within four hits of the all-time Southeastern Conference hits record. The Bulldogs had a three-game weekend series coming up with Georgia.
Registration for the area’s largest and oldest T-Ball program will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11 in the agricultural building at the Laurel Fairgrounds. The registration fee is $40 per child.
The Chickasawhay Ranger District of the DeSoto National Forest will host a Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday at the Longleaf Horse Trail. Ages 15 and under are welcome to participate.
West Jones High School junior Madi Waters was honored at the recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Breakfast of Champions” and was selected 2019 Pine Belt FCA Athlete of the Year.
When you choose “YOUR” team in college football, it usually takes an act of Congress or death before you will change your mind. In actuality, neither will make you sway away from those colors that you bleed.
Rain pushed state baseball playoff games back a day for local teams, so the second rounds got started on Friday night and the second games of the best-of-3 series are scheduled for today (Saturday).