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Neshoba Central’s Sindle Williams (1) hits a home run against Northwest Rankin.
Neshoba Central’s Sindle Williams (1) hits a home run against Northwest Rankin.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:00 PM
 Weather permitting, this is a critical week for the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets as they battle two region opponents on the road in fast-pitch softball action.
  • The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets will host New Hope Thursday night for games 2 and 3, if necessary, in the second round of the Class 5A Fast-pitch Softball playoffs.

    The two teams played the first game at New Hope on Tuesday. Game time for the first Thursday night game will be at 6 p.m. Neshoba Central had a first round bye.

  • The Union Lady Yellowjackets will be playing at Puckett Thursday night as they have advanced to the second round of the Class 2A State Fast-pitch softball playoffs.

    The Lady Yellowjackets were to have hosted Puckett for game 1 in their series on Tuesday. Games 2 and 3 will be played Thursday night at Puckett.

    Union advanced from the first round after defeating West Lincoln twice on Saturday. The Lady Bears won game 1 on Friday, 7-6. The Lady Yellowjackets won game 2 3-2 and game 3, 6-3.
  •  The Philadelphia Tornado track team made its presence known recently as 23 participants made it out of Region 5-3A and qualified for the regional track meet.

    The Tornadoes finished third overall in the region meet.
  • The Neshoba Central baseball team saw its season come to an end this past weekend as they dropped a pair of games to New Hope in the first round of the Class 5A State Baseball Playoffs.

    Neshoba Central finished the season with a 13-9 record.
  •  The Leake Academy baseball team closed out its 2016 season on a winning note as the Rebels defeated Starkville Academy 2-0 Tuesday in the season finale.
  •  The Union Yellowjackets saw their 2016 baseball season come to an end over the weekend as they were eliminated by Madison St. Joseph in the first round of the playoffs.

    The Yellowjackets lost the first game3-0 and the second game 11-6. Earlier in the week, the Yellowjackets lost to Stringer 4-3 and Nanih Waiya 7-2 in a couple of non-region games.
  • The Philadelphia Tornadoes’ 2016 baseball season came to an end this past week as they were swept by Raleigh in the first round of the playoffs.

    Raleigh won the first game 17-0 and then took the second contest 7-3.

     No other details were available.
  • The Neshoba Central golf team qualified for the State Class 5A tournament last week during the region tournament which was held at the Philadelphia Country Club.
  • The East Central Community College baseball team will host two different open tryouts for players interested in playing for Warriors next season.

    The tryouts will be held Monday, May 9, and Monday, May 16, at 3 p.m. each day at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.

     Interested high school players must have completed their senior seasons to be eligible to participate in one of the tryouts.
  • The Philadelphia Tornadoes defeated Choctaw Central 8-5 Monday night to qualify for the Class 3A state baseball playoffs.
        The Tornadoes enter as the No. 4 team out of Region 5-3A. They were to play the No. 1 team out of Region 6-3A this weekend. Details were not available.
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