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Leake Academy's Anna Evans (21) scores a basket during the district tournament.
Leake Academy's Anna Evans (21) scores a basket during the district tournament.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
The Leake Academy Rebelettes swept two games last week to win the District 2AAA championship in prep basketball action.

Now the Rebelettes turn to the North State AAA which they will host this week. The Rebelettes drew a first round bye and won’t play until Thursday when they take on the Bayou Academy girls at 6:30 p.m.
  • Lady Rockets’ victory assures state tournament berth
     The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets qualified for the Class 5A state basketball tournament Monday night when they defeated Ridgeland 62-52 in the first round of the Region 3-5A tournament.

    “This is what we have been playing for,” Coach Fred Morris said. “Our team has really come together in the past couple of weeks and we are playing like I know we can. We are making good shots and playing good defense. It takes playing well on both sides to win.”
  • Choctaw Lady Warriors begin post season quest
     The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors begin their post season quest Thursday when they enter the Region 5-3A basketball tournament.

    The Lady Warriors drew a first round bye and have already qualified for the Class 3A state tournament. They will play the winner between Southeast Lauderdale and Kemper County at 4 p.m. The tournament is being held at Philadelphia High School.
  • Both Neshoba Central bowling teams won the Class II North Regionals championship last Friday in Southaven.

    The Neshoba Central girls finished first in the bowling with 3249, and then defeated runner-up Starkville 3-0 in the Baker Series. Destiny Dill placed second overall with 729 pins while Hailey Copeland came in fourth overall with 722 pins.
  •  The Union Yellowjackets defeated Clarkdale 77-61 to advance to the semifinals of the Region 5-2A tournament which is being held this week at Heidelberg High School.

    The Yellowjackets advance to play host Heidelberg on Thursday. The winner moves on to the championship game while the loser play in the consolation rounds.
  • Neshoba Central,  Philadelphia High School and Union get their baseball seasons under way Saturday with each playing a pair of jamboree games.

    Jamboree games are basically scrimmages. Each game lasts four innings, regardless of the score, and does not count on a team’s record. Pitchers are limited to the number of innings they can throw.
  •  Philadelphia High School will host a fast-pitch softball jamboree Saturday at Burnside Park.

    The schedule is as follows:
  • The No. 8 nationally ranked East Central Community College Diamond Warriors baseball team opened its 2017 season with a doubleheader sweep against Jackson State Community College of Jackson, Tenn., Saturday  at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.

    The Diamond Warriors beat JSCC 9-7 in a back-and forth first game. The score was tied at seven in the bottom of the sixth, when freshman Wyatt Ball of Nanih Waiya High School hit a fielder’s choice allowing ECCC to score two runs to take the lead they would not relinquish.
  • The East Central Community College women’s basketball team picked up an important 77-61 MACJC South Division win against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in a game played in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur Thursday,.

    East Central led most of the ballgame after taking the lead in the first quarter and was up by nine at the intermission.
  • Lady Warriors take on Forest for supremacy
    The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors will be playing for first place in the Region 5-3A regular season standings when they play host to Forest Thursday night in prep basketball action.

    Forest is undefeated in region play. Last month, the Lady Bearcats defeated Choctaw Central on their home court. This week’s game will be held at Choctaw Central.
  • Rockets sweep Petal as Neshoba prepares to host 3-5A tourney
    Neshoba Central closed out its regular season schedule Friday night as the Rockets swept a pair of games from Petal in prep basketball action.

    The Rockets won their game 79-75 in double overtime while the Neshoba Central girls crushed Petal 46-18. The Rocket teams will be off this week and will host the Region 3-5A tournament next week. The schedule is as follow:
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