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Tornadoes gear up for big game with Kemper County
Tornadoes gear up for big game with Kemper County
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia Tornadoes will be put to the test Friday night when they take on power house Kemper County at Harpole Field in prep football action.

The Wildcats come in with a 9-1 overall record and 4-0 in the Region 5-3A standings. The Tornadoes stand at 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the region with their only loss coming to Forest.
  • Lady Rockets overcome adversity, win 5th straight slow-pitch state championship
    Being prepared for any situation at any time has been the key to success for the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets according to Head Coach Trae Embry.

    Neshoba Central wrapped up its fifth straight state slow-pitch championship in a row Saturday with a two-game sweep of George County. The Lady Rockets won the first game of the Class 5A-6A series,12-1. They then took game two 18-17, led by a walk off three-run homer by Kaylee Routh. The championship series was played at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland this Saturday.
  • Lady Warriors bring title home with sweep of Lady Troopers
     The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors wrote a little tribal history Saturday as they brought home the state Class 3A slow-pitch softball championship following a two-game sweep of Mooreville.

    The Lady Warriors won the first game 6-5, and then took game two 13-2. The championship series was played at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
  •   In game 2, George County may have proven to be the toughest test the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets have faced in their five trips to the state slow-pitch championships.

    But like the others, the Lady Rebels fell to Neshoba Central in two games, 12-1 and 18-17, in the finals of the Class 5A-6A championships.
  •  Rockets keep playoff hopes alive
    The Neshoba Central Rockets kept their playoff hopes alive as they held on to defeat Ridgeland 17-14 Friday night in prep football action.

    The victory improved the Rockets’ record to 4-6 overall and 2-3 in the Region 2-5A standings. The Rockets will visit Lanier Friday at Newell Field in Jackson, and then close out their regular season the following Thursday night at Grenada.
  • A tight football game turned in a scoring shootout in the fourth quarter with the Newton High School Tigers scoring last and taking a 28-26 victory over Union in prep football action.

    It was a tough Region 5-2A loss for the Yellowjackets who now stand at 8-2 overall and 2-2 in the Region 5-2A standings. Union faces a tough opponent in Heidelberg High School this Friday night as they close out the regular season at home.
  • East Central Community College’s fourth quarter comeback fell short as the Warriors lost a tough 20-14 football game to No. 5 nationally ranked and defending national champion Northwest Mississippi Community College last Thursday in Senatobia.

    The Warriors trailed 20-0 at the half, but the defense held the Rangers scoreless the second half putting East Central in a position for a comeback.
  •  Rebels fall to Heritage Academy
    It was a tough Friday night for the Leake Academy Rebels as they dropped a 38-10 decision to Heritage Academy in the final game of the regular football season for both teams.
  •  The Leake Academy Rebelettes opened their 2016-2017 basketball season this week in the Canton Academy tournament.

    The Rebelettes are coming off a 34-5 season and are the defending Class AAA state champions.
  • The annual Mississippi High School Slow-pitch All-star game will be played Saturday at Newton County High School.

     There are four games scheduled. The first game will be played by the 1A-2A-3A South vs. North. It will be followed by the 4A-5A-6A North vs. South game.
  • The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets easily swept a pair of games past New Hope last Tuesday to win the North State Class 5A-6A slow-pitch softball championship before a standing room only home crowd.

    The Lady Rockets took the first game 19-8, and then won the second game 20-1. Both games lasted five innings because of the 10-run rule.
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