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The Lady Rockets hold the trophy aloft after winning their fourth consecutive MHSAA Class 5A Championship on Friday night in Ridgeland.
The Lady Rockets hold the trophy aloft after winning their fourth consecutive MHSAA Class 5A Championship on Friday night in Ridgeland.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM
When it was all over late Friday night, the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets had claimed their fourth straight fast-pitch softball state championship with a sweep of West Harrison.

The Lady Rockets won the first game 2-0 on Thursday night and took the second contest 6-0 on Friday night. Neshoba Central finished the season with a 27-1 record. The tournament was held at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
  • Hailey Lunderman has set the pace for the Ole Miss softball team during her freshman season, much like she did in her final three seasons with the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets.

    Lunderman has been named to the All-Southeastern Conference All-freshman team. And now she is a top 10 finalist for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award.
  •  The Choctaw Central Warriors concluded spring football training with a jamboree at Eupora.

    The Warriors scrimmaged against Eupora and East Webster.

    “I felt like we played better against East Webster than we did against Eupora,” Coach Jerod Thompson said. “But we got some things done over the spring. We will start weight lifting and 7-on-7 games in June.”
  •  Monday afternoon was class time for football coach Patrick Schoolar and his Neshoba Central Rockets.

    Neshoba Central had scrimmaged New Hope on Friday. It was more of a joint practice than a game and they didn’t keep score. But it gave Schoolar a chance to see his new team in action.
  •  At the beginning of spring training last month, Philadelphia football coach Teddy Dyess wasn’t sure what to think about the 2016 Tornado team.

    The Tornadoes went 6-6 last season and finished fourth in the Region 5-3A standings. This is going to be a rebuilding year for the offense, or so it seemed.

    But Dyess was feeling much better about his team following a scrimmage at Lumberton last Thursday.
  • Mooreville ends Philadelphia’s hopes for repeat championship
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes did not repeat as Class 3A state fast-pitch champions this past weekend.

    But they did not go down quietly in the night.

    Mooreville swept the Lady Tornadoes 6-3 and 9-6 to win the Class 3A fast-pitch state championship. The championship series was held at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
  • New Neshoba Central Head Coach Patrick Schoolar will see his Rocket football team in action for the first time Friday night when they play a scrimmage game at New Hope.

    The action starts at 6 p.m. Each team will get to run 60 offensive plays on varsity about 30 on junior varsity. They will attempt field goals and extra points.

    “We have had a good spring training,” Coach Schoolar said. “We are putting in a new offensive formation and defense. There has been a learning curve but the players have worked hard and responded well.”
  • A return trip to the national softball championship tournament wasn’t in the cards for No. 11 East Central Community College as the Lady Diamond Warriors were eliminated May 7 from the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Softball Tournament played on the campus of LSU-Eunice in Eunice, La.

    The tournament featured four of the top 11 teams in the most recent NJCAA Division II Softball Top 20.
  • The No. 15 East Central Community College baseball team, which is returning to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State Tournament after a one-year absence, will face No. 16 Meridian Community College in the first round at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.

    The double elimination tournament is being played on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.
  • SCOOBA – Following recent on-campus tryouts, East Mississippi Community College has selected the school’s cheerleading team for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. 

    The selections were made by first-year EMCC head cheerleading coach Delaney Miller.
  • The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes were looking for a return to the South State Class 3A championship series early last week when they took on Raleigh in the third round of the state tournament.

    Rain caused postponement of the first game on Monday. It was agreed that the first two games would be played at Philadelphia’s field at Burnside Park on Tuesday. If a third game was needed, it would be played at Raleigh on Wednesday.
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