Category: Sports

Nanih Waiya takes third in state powerlifting meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Nanih Waiya brought home one state champion, three state runners-up and an overall team finish of third last Friday when the Warriors ventured to the 2017 MHSAA Powerlifting Championships. The Class 1A State Meet,…

Golf fundraiser set

From school reports The East Mississippi Community College football program will be hosting the Second Annual EMCC Football Golf Classic on Friday, April 28, at Lion Hills in Columbus. With proceeds going to the Lions’ football program through the EMCC…

East Central picks up home baseball sweep over East Mississippi

Wyatt Ball’s walk-off single just inside the first base bag with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave East Central Community College a 9-8 win in game one of an important baseball doubleheader sweep over East Mississippi Community…

Lady Wildcats take big win over Leake Central

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The Louisville Lady Wildcats snapped a recent losing streak, hammering Leake Central 14-1 in their only action last week. The Lady Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the first and finally started…

Lady Warriors topple rival Noxapater

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Nanih Waiya’s softball team hung with Sebastopol last Tuesday before the Lady Bobcats pulled away late. But two days later, the Lady Warriors rebounded with a big win over rival Noxapater. After Sebastopol…

LHS baseball looks to get back on winning side of ledger

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   It was another rough week on the diamond for the Louisville Wildcats, losing four straight contests to extend its losing streak to seven games. The Wildcats lost 19-9 to East Webster on Monday,…

East Central Tennis Teams sweep Holmes for second time

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams swept Holmes Community College for this second time this spring season in matches played Tuesday, April 4, in Goodman. The No. 17 ranked Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 7-2, while the…

ECCC to host 3rd Annual High School All-Star Basketball Contest

East Central Community College will host the third annual East Central Mississippi High School All-Star Basketball Games Thursday, April 13, in the Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus. The women’s contest begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by…

Noxapater baseball squad picks up four victories

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The season may not have started the way Noxapater baseball coach Casey Orr wanted, but theTigers are definitely back on track. The Tigers won four games this week to climb above the .500 mark,…

Patriots drop pair of league games to Heritage

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Winston Academy fell in a pair of district contests to Heritage Academy last week, falling to 9-7 overall on the season. The Patriots dropped an 11-1 decision to HA in Columbus last Tuesday,…