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Ahyunte' Crosby (4) takes this quarterback keeper for a big gain for the Tornadoes Saturday.
Ahyunte' Crosby (4) takes this quarterback keeper for a big gain for the Tornadoes Saturday.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia Tornado football team lived up to its preseason hype Saturday as they defeated Kosciusko 22-6 at the Mississippi State jamboree in Starkville.

The Tornadoes, one of the early statewide favorites projected to win the Class 2A North State championship, showed the ability to move the ball in the air and on the ground before the noon crowd at Davis Wade Stadium on the MSU campus.
  •  Choctaw Central opens its 2017 football season on the road Friday night when the Warriors visit local rival Union.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Both teams got a chance to scout each other Friday. Both played in the East Central Community College jamboree.
  • The Leake Academy Rebels will travel to Vicksburg Friday night to take on the St. Aloysius Flashes in the season opener for both teams

    It is the first meeting between the two schools. St. Aloysius had been a member of the Mississippi High School Activities Association until moving to the Mississippi Independent Schools Association a couple of years ago. Both teams went 3-8 last season. Leake Academy competes in District 2-AAA and St. Al competes in District 3-AAA.
  •  The Neshoba Central Rockets look to get their 2017 football season off on the right foot Friday night when they host longtime rival Kosciusko.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Last season, Coach Patrick Schoolar led the Rockets to a 5-7 record in his first season with the Rockets. That included a 20-16 season opening win over the Whippets, who went on to finish last season at 1-9.
  • The Leake Academy Lady Rebels will try to get on track this week after going 1-2 in the Clinton Christian School fast-pitch softball tournament Saturday.

    The Lady Rebels dropped their first two games to Parklane 7-1 and Simpson 3-2. In the final game of the day, they defeated Benton Academy 9-0.
  • Lady Rockets open season with close wins over local rivals
    Hallie Billie hit two home runs and Sindle Williams hit one as the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets won a pair of one-run games in the Newton County Classic Saturday.

    The five-time defending state champion Lady Rockets defeated Union 5-4 and Choctaw Central 9-8. They entered the week with a 2-0 record.
  •  Defending club champion Joe Rush has taken a step toward repeating as champion by winning the Philadelphia Country Club medal-play qualifier tournament that was held this past weekend.

    The tournament seeded all players for the upcoming match play which will decide the eventual 2017 club champion. Match play starts this week and will last four weeks.
  • Welch-Ammon team to win annual PCC 4-ball
    The team of Bo Welch and Robert Ammon shot a two day total of 130 to win the 42nd annual Philadelphia Country Club 4-ball tournament this past weekend.

    Welch-Ammon shot a 64 on the first day and were tied for second. They were one-stroke behind the leaders, Brian Burns and Pud Rainer, who shot a 63. On the second day, Welch-Ammon shot a 66 which was good enough for the victory.
  • Dupree, others enter Mississippi Sports HoF
    JACKSON — Marcus Dupree talked about family, friends and the community support he has enjoyed over the years during his address Saturday night at his Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    Dupree was one of six people inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Jackson Convention Center. Joining him were longtime Jackson State baseball player and coach Bob Braddy;
  • The East Central Community College Warriors open the regular season on the road Aug. 31 looking to make the state playoffs for the third straight year. Something that’s never been done on the Decatur campus.

    But if Coach Ken Karcher’s Warriors are to compete in the postseason in 2017 it will take replacing nine starters on defense, adjusting to several newcomers on offense, and playing five of nine games on the road.
  • The Leake Academy Lady Rebels evened their fast-pitch softball record last Tuesday with a 14-0 victory over Carroll Academy.

    The Lady Rebels now stand at 1-1. They will host Newton County Academy Tuesday and compete in the Clinton Christian School tournament on Saturday which will be played at Hinds Community College. The Lady Rebels are set to play Parklane Academy at 12:15; Benton Academy at 2:45 p.m., and close with Clinton Christian.
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