Category: Sports

East Central Softball gets road sweep over East Mississippi

East Central Community College picked up a pair of wins over East Mississippi Community College in MACJC softball action Friday, April 14, in Scooba. The No. 8 ranked Lady Diamond Warriors took game one by an 8-3 score and came…

Patriots split pair of baseball contests

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Winston Academy split a pair of baseball contests against division rivals last week, falling 10-2 to Leake Academy last Tuesday before rebounding with a big 8-4 win over Starkville Academy on Thursday. Last week’s…

Warriors claim district title, prep for playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s perfect run through division play came to an unsuspecting end last Thursday with a historic loss to cross-county rival Noxapater. But the Warriors are still the Region 5-1A champions, and they’re still…

Tigers bounce back for big win over Warriors

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal In terms of the playoffs, it didn’t mean a thing. In matters of confidence, Thursday’s 7-6 win over Nanih Waiya meant the world to the Tigers. On Tuesday, the Tigers fell apart in the…

Lady Tigers drop regular-season finale

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The Noxapater softball team dropped its regular-season finale to Sebastopol last week, falling 11-0. Sebastopol scored three in the first, four in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth. Noxapater…

Nanih Waiya’s Jones and Cumberland chosen as all-stars

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal A pair of Nanih Waiya baseball standouts have been chosen to play in the prestigious Crossroads Diamond Club all-star baseball game. Seniors Brady Jones and Ben Cumberland will take part in the 2017 D.M.…

Noxapater’s Duran claims 1A powerlifting championship

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal Noxapater junior Ty Duran claimed the Class 1A state championship in the 114-pound weight division. Duran had a 215-pound squat, 135-pound bench press and a 290-pound deadlift for a 640-pound total. Duran beat out…

Lady Warriors lose heartbreaker to Sebastopol

By Rocky HIgginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s fast-pitch softball team gave highly-touted Sebastopol all it wanted before dropping a 4-3 decision in eight innings last Thursday. It was one of two tough contests last week for the Lady Warriors,…

Wildcats fall just short of the Class 4A playoffs

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal On the whole, the Louisville Wildcats were “close” to being a playoff team this season. The Wildcats lost five division games by two runs or less and finished fifth in 4-4A play, missing the…

Nanih Waiya archery team wraps up season

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal The largest Nanih Waiya archery team ever wrapped up its season last week by participating in the AIMS State Championship. The Archery In Mississippi Schools state championships were held at the Kirk Fordice Equine…