Category: Sports

Nanih Waiya places in 17 events in district track meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya’s track and field team placed in 17 events during the recent Division 5-1A Track Meet held at Winona High School. And, the Warriors and Lady Warriors qualified in 11 events for the…

Lady Warriors sweep Sacred Heart in playoffs

By Rocky HIgginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya brought out the broom in its first-round matchup in the MHSAA Class 1A fast-pitch softball state playoffs — sweeping Sacred Heart 18-3 and 17-0. That sweep, coupled with a 19-8 win over…

Lady Tigers set for 1A Playoffs

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   The Noxapater Lady Tigers will be well rested heading into the Class 1A playoffs this week. After losing to Sebastopol 11-0 in the regular-season finale, the Lady Tigers had the week off with…

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…