Category: Sports

Warriors fall in epic South State championship game

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal LUMBERTON – For as long as they can remember, Nanih Waiya football players may very well feel like they should have had an opportunity to play for a Class 1A state championship this season.…

Kemper County looks for first football state championship

By Laurence Hilliard Winston County Journal Kemper County will have an opportunity to win a state championship in football for the first time when the Wildcats, winners of 14 in a row and the South State title, plays North State…

Lady Patriots improve to 8-2 on the season

By Ryan Satcher Winston County Journal The Winston Academy Lady Patriots continued to rack up wins with a pair of victories this week. The Lady Patriots knocked off Starkville Christian 39-7 on Tuesday Nov. 15 and then beat Oak Hill…

Noxapater basketball teams set for Thanksgiving break

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal It wasn’t a very good opening week for the Noxapater football teams as both boys and girls lost both games. The Lady Tigers lost 59-34 to Ethel and then dropped a 61-49 decision…

Big-play Warriors blank resurrection, advance to South State

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Disgust was mounting on the Nanih Waiya sideline. The Warriors had not taken advantage of prime field position on more than one occasion. A clock malfunction was followed by yet another clock malfunction. And…

11 Warriors, Coach Karcher receive Postseason Football Honors

Eleven members of the 2016 East Central Community College Warrior football team received postseason honors from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. In addition, for the second year in a row…

Wildcats wins hoops opener over Winona, 73-56

By Robbie Robertson The Winston County Journal   With the football team still in the playoffs last week, Louisville basketball coach Kenyon Ross wasn’t slowing down. The Wildcats won their only contest of the week, beating Winona 73-56 in the…

Noxapater drops physical playoff contest to Resurrection

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   Noxapater coach Casey Orr knew that his Tigers were a bit overmatched against Resurrection Catholic in the first-round of the Class 1A playoffs. It showed on the field as the Eagles dominated the…

NW’s Smith picks up Mr. Football honor

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Chris Smith has the opportunity to rack up all sorts of honors before his football-playing career at Nanih Waiya is done. Last Thursday, he got a big one. The Mississippi High School Activities…

Nanih Waiya set to host Resurrection in 1A showdown

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   As the season progressed, it became evident there were four legitimate contenders to take home the MHSAA Class 1A state football championship in 2016. Friday night, Nanih Waiya will have to beat one…