Category: Sports

Warriors crack into win column with victory over FCA

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Both Nanih Waiya basketball teams picked up their first victories of the season last week, and both did so in the Ethel Invitational Tournament. After the Warriors and Lady Warriors each fell to…

Nanih Waiya piles up postseason football honors

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   As expected, the postseason honors for the Nanih Waiya football team are rolling in. A total of eight Warriors have been selected to the MHSAA Class 1A All-State team, and Nanih Waiya also…

Kemper County wins MHSAA 3A State Championship

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal STARKVILLE — What many thought would be a high-scoring affair turned out to be a defensive battle, as Kemper County High School used several huge defensive stands along with a pair of big offensive…

WA girls, boys play strong after taking time off

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal The Winston Academy girls and boys didn’t let a layoff slow down their momentum and continued to play good basketball this week. The Patriots knocked off Carroll Academy 60-39 and put up a good…

Noxapater splits pair with visiting French Camp

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The Noxapater Tigers picked up their first win of the basketball season on Friday night, taking a 12-point win over French Camp. In the girls game, the Lady Tigers had a shot at winning…

Eiland pushes Louisville to last-second win over West Point

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal With the score tied 54-54 on Friday night at West Point and 12 seconds left in the game, Louisville coach Kenyon Ross called timeout to set up a play, wanting to get the ball…

Busy week ahead for Nanih Waiya hoops teams

Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal The schedule shuffling continues for the Nanih Waiya basketball teams, who should see three games apiece this week. Last week, the Warriors and Lady Warriors had their games with Ethel on Tuesday postponed because of…

Sports Schedule

THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Prep Basketball TBA — Ethel Tournament (FCA, Choctaw County, Ethel entered) East Webster Shootout (Winston Academy, East Webster, J.Z. George entered) Prep Soccer TBA — Quitman at Neshoba Central TBA — Math School at Choctaw Central Junior…

Childs excited about inaugural Red Hills Showdown at WA

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal Justin Childs likes basketball tournaments, especially when he’s involved in hosting them. The Winston Academy boys coach hopes this Saturday’s Red Hills Showdown, will eventually become a strong showcase for prep boys basketball akin…

Sports realignment announced for local public schools

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal Louisville, Nanih Waiya and Noxapater will remain in their current classes and regions in football for the coming two seasons according to the bi-annual reclassification that was released by the Mississippi High School Activities…