Category: Sports

Wildcats looking to lock down second place in Region 4-4A

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal   The Louisville Wildcats go into Friday night’s home game against Kosciusko knowing one thing for sure. They must win to have a chance at being the No. 2 seed coming out of Region…

Patriots fall short of victory and playoffs

By Wendell Womack   In a game that went down to the wire, the Winston Patriots were defeated and deflated, as their 14-12 loss to Starkville denied them a berth in the state playoffs. Needing a win to place them…

Nanih Waiya takes close win over Noxapater

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Not too many folks at Nanih Waiya’s Warrior Field last Thursday night envisioned a defensive struggle between the Warriors and Tigers from Noxapater. Many, in fact, anticipated a high-scoring affair or even a…

Big second-half push Tigers past FCA in region battle

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   Noxapater football coach Casey Orr was worried about how “scrappy” French Camp had played against Starkville Academy a week ago. The Panthers were indeed scrappy against the Tigers Friday night, but not as…

Lady Warriors fall to Ethel in first round of playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Nanih Waiya’s 2016 slow-pitch softball season came to an end last week when the Lady Warriors were eliminated from the MHSAA Class 1A state playoffs. The Lady Warriors ventured to Ethel for a…

Warriors pummel Smithville, prep for ‘Pater

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   A veteran observer from Nanih Waiya summed up the Warriors’ victory over Smithville last Friday night rather fittingly: “We hit ‘em in the mouth and didn’t let up.” That, they did. Nanih Waiya…

Sullivan continues to shine for Delta State University

Delta State University will play its third game of the season against an opponent from the state of Georgia, as the Statesmen (4-3, 3-2 GSC) travel to Valdosta to face the No. 16 Blazers (5-1, 3-1 GSC) of Valdosta State…

Lady Wildcats fall to Northeast Lauderdale in playoffs

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal An exciting season came to a disappointing end for the Lady Wildcats of Louisville High School as they dropped two straight games to visiting Northeast Lauderdale in the first round of the MHSAA Class…

Louisville looking to close out Region 5-3A play strong

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal   Despite a disappointing 34-26 loss to rival Noxubee County last Thursday night, the Wildcats of Louisville High School can wrap up a Region 4-4A playoff spot with a win at Houston on Friday…

Noxapater pushes Sebastopol to limit in second round

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   After scoring 30 runs in an opening-round sweep of French Camp, the Lady Tigers struggled at the plate against Sebastopol. After beating Sebastopol 3-2 in Game 1, the Lady Tigers lost the next…