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Philadelphia National soccer teams prepare for State Games
Philadelphia National soccer teams prepare for State Games
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
Earlier this month, Neshoba County had four teams travel to Meridian to play soccer in the 2017 Alliance Cup.

There was a great fan base and great teams to play against. It was a great experience for the kids to get back into action before State Games of Mississippi. Our teams only had a week of preparation prior to the tournament, but they played fantastic and competed well.
  • Jordan Flake has resigned as the head softball coach at Philadelphia High School.

    Flake said it was a personal decision. He wants to spend more time with his family and devote more time to his ministry work.

    “I have been thinking about it all year,” Flake said. “I went and talked to (Philadelphia principal) Mr. Tardy recently. He said to think about it for a week and then come back. I made my decision and told him (last week).”
  • The administration at Philadelphia High School will have some important decisions to make before the next meeting of the school board.

    Number one on the list is what to do about an athletic director for the district. The position became vacant last summer when Austin McNair resigned to become the athletic director and softball coach at Pontotoc High School.
  • The season came to an end for the East Central Community College baseball team with consecutive losses in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament being held May 17-21 on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

    East Central, the No. 5 seed in the six-team, double-elimination tournament, dropped its opening game 8-1 to the No. 2 seed Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Wednesday, May 17. The Warriors were eliminated the following day with a 21-2 five-inning, run-rule loss to No. 1 ranked and No. 1 seed Jones County Junior College.
  • Longtime football coach Lacey McBeath will host a “Speed and Agility” football camp for boys, ages 6 to 12, at the Philadelphia High School football field on June 2.

    Registration for the camp will be from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. The camp will last until 11 a.m. with different drills being emphasized. There will be individual competition. Afterwards, there will be seven-on-seven games.
  • Mooreville ends Choctaw Central’s title quest
     The Mooreville Lady Troopers repeated as champions of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A fast-pitch softball tournament as they ended Choctaw Central Lady Warriors’ quest for the gold glove.

    The Lady Troopers won game one 3-1 on Wednesday, and then dominated game two 7-0 on Friday morning. The finals were played at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
  •  RIDGELAND – A six of the championship series in the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s fast-pitch softball tournament were decided in two games.

    There were no third games on Saturday here at Freedom Ridge Park. Here is a review of the final scores by classification:

    Class 1A: Bogue Chitto defeated Hamilton, 4-3 and 6-2.
  • The Neshoba Central Rockets took a 14-7 victory over New Hope Thursday in the spring football game.

     “We saw some good things and we saw things we need to work on,” Coach Patrick Schoolar said. “We had a good spring. We played hard in the spring game. Now we will start our summer training program once we get out of school.”
  • The Philadelphia Tornadoes took a 12-0 victory over Lumberton last Friday in the football spring jamboree held at Mississippi College in Clinton.

    Lideatrick Griffin set up the first touchdown on a long pass reception. He also scored the second touchdown.

    Philadelphia will be trying to improve on last year’s 7-5 record. The Tornadoes will scrimmage with Kosciusko in jamboree action on the weekend of August 11 at Mississippi State University. Philadelphia opens the regular season at Ruleville Central.
  • After sweeping Mississippi Delta Community College in a first round playoff series last week, the East Central Community College Diamond Warrior baseball team will compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament Wednesday-Sunday, May 17-21, at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

    East Central enters the tournament as the No. 5 seed and will face No. 2 seed Northwest Mississippi Community College Wednesday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The two teams split a doubleheader during the regular season.
  • Lady Warriors claim first South State title in fast-pitch
    Choctaw Central dominated game three of its series with St. Patrick Saturday to claim its first Class 3A South State Fast-pitch Softball championship in school history.

    The first game with St. Patrick was played Friday at Choctaw Central and went 10 innings before the Lady Warriors claimed the 7-6 victory. St. Patrick was waiting on the Lady Warriors at their field Saturday and beat them 12-2 in game two.
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