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Tyesha Cole delivers a pass for the Lady Tornadoes.
Tyesha Cole delivers a pass for the Lady Tornadoes.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes went 3-0 through the Sebastopol tournament this past weekend, capturing the first place trophy for the second year in a row.

“It was a good weekend for us,” Coach Jason Broom said. “We played well in the first two games. Then we beat a good Clarkdale team on the final night. I think we can say we grew as a team this past week.”
  • Lady Warriors win ECCC tourney for 3rd straight year
    The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors captured the annual East Central Community College basketball tournament for the third straight season as they took a 72-51 victory over Laurel in prep basketball action.

    The Lady Warriors enter this week with a 7-1 record. They defeated Lake 60-23 in the opener and then stopped Newton County 67-29 in the semifinals.
  • Kemper County wins MHSAA 3A State Championship
    STARKVILLE — What many thought would be a high-scoring affair turned out to be a defensive battle, as Kemper County High School used several huge defensive stands along with a pair of big offensive plays to take a 12-8 win over Charleston in the MHSAA Class 3A State Championship Game played at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.

    "Our defense has been the key for us all year long," said KCHS head coach Chris Jones. "A lot of people look at all of the points we score and think that's all we are, but the defense has been there for us all year."
  • Yellowjackets win boys bracket in Sebastopol tournament
    The Union High School boys jump started their basketball season last week by winning the Sebastopol tournament.

    The Yellowjackets got a late start to basketball after making it to the third round of the Class 2A State football playoffs. They started practicing during the Thanksgiving holidays and saw their first action when they tipped off against Philadelphia Thursday night in Sebastopol.
  •  The Leake Academy boys dropped their first two games in action from last week but bounced back on Saturday to take a 76-64 victory over Adams County Christian School in prep basketball action.

    The Rebels lost 76-41 to Simpson Academy and 83-56 to Jackson Academy. They entered the week with a 5-3 record.
  • Neshoba Central returns to action with three games
    The Neshoba Central basketball teams return to action with three games on the schedule after taking a scheduled week off.

    The Rocket teams didn’t play any games last week but that doesn’t mean they weren’t in the gym.
  •  The Neshoba Central Rockets improved to 8-1 as they picked up three soccer victories in action last week.

    The Rockets defeated Louisville 5-0 in a regular season game. They then entered the Laurel Showcase tournament on Saturday where they defeated Wayne County 4-1 and Newton County 4-2.
  • The Philadelphia High School soccer teams have three games slated for this week.

    The Tornadoes were to host Choctaw Central in a key region game. They then visit Neshoba Central on Friday and host Winona on Saturday.
  • The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors may have lost a 9-4 decision to St. Andrews last Thursday in prep soccer action.

    But they did get a little good news. Breanna Billie, last year’s leading scorer, returned to action after being out during the first part of the season with an injury.
  • Rockets break following classic sweep
    After a busy schedule in the past three weeks, both Neshoba Central basketball teams will be off this week as they retool for the rest of the season.

    “We felt like this would be a good time to rest,” Coach Fred Morris said. “We have been playing three games a week and now we need to take some time off. We are going back to the gym to work on somethings and try to get better.”
  • Tornadoes return to action with busy week
    The Philadelphia High School basketball teams will have a busy week after taking off for the Thanksgiving holidays.

    The Tornadoes were to visit West Lauderdale on Tuesday. On Thursday, they entered the Sebastopol tournament. Both Philadelphia teams play Union in the opening night of the tournament. On the second night the winners play the winners of the Sebastopol-Ethel game and the losers play the losers. The championship game is set for Saturday.
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