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Philadelphia’s Shania Moore slams a double early in the game.
Philadelphia’s Shania Moore slams a double early in the game.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:00 PM
 The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes got their first taste of action on Saturday in Neshoba Central Slow-pitch softball jamboree.

While the Lady Tornadoes got two games in, Neshoba Central and Choctaw Central were both rained out. Heavy rains ended the jamboree at around 1:30 p.m.
  •  The public is invited to “Meet the Warriors” when East Central Community College hosts the annual pep rally and student-athlete introductions event scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

    ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart will welcome the anticipated large crowd for the event and provide comments about the upcoming athletics seasons.
  • The Leake Academy Rebelettes dominated the competition last week in fast-pitch softball action as they improved to 8-1 on the season.

    The Rebelettes started off with a 12-0 victory over Central Academy, the same team they battled to defeat 4-3 in the first game of the season. They then rolled over District 2AAA foe Heritage 10-0 and finished out the week by defeated St. Aloysius 11-2 in three innings.
  • After a late-night downpour on Thursday night, the football field at Noxapater was saturated. Then came another rain late Friday afternoon and water was standing on the field.

    The rain, along with starting running back Keonte Daniels going down with a knee injury led to the Tigers 12-6 overtime loss to J.Z. George.
  • Warriors regroup after opening loss
    The Choctaw Central Warriors fell behind early and things didn’t get much better after that as they dropped a 42-8 decision to Heidelberg High School in the prep football season opener for both teams Friday night.

    “We made some early mistakes and got behind early,” Coach Jerod Thompson said. “They had good speed and it took a while for us to adjust.
  • All five of the local slow-pitch softball teams have busy schedules this week as they try to dodge the rain and get some games in.

    Neshoba Central has a make-up game with Wayne County on Monday and travels to Newton County on Tuesday. The Lady Rockets play in the South Pontoto tournament on Saturday.
  • Turnovers proved to be the downfall of the Leake Academy Rebels Friday night as they opened with a 14-0 home loss to Canton Academy in prep football action.

    “Canton was loaded and had a very good team,” Coach Brian Pickens said. “We are young team. We are only going to get better. We’ll put this game behind us and start working on the next game.”
  • Harris throws 3 TD passes to lead Union
     The Union Yellowjackets got off to a good start and never trailed as they defeated Nanih Waiya 32-14 in the prep football season opener for both teams.

    “I was really pleased with the way we played in the first game,” Coach Brad Breland said. “We put 32 points on the scoreboard against a good defense. We saw things we need to work on and we’ll try to get ready for the next game.”
  • Rockets prove naysayers wrong with victory
    Outside of the Neshoba Central locker room, not many folks thought the Rockets would stand much of a chance last Friday night when they visited Kosciusko in prep football action.

    All through the fall practices, first-year head coach Patrick Schoolar had been saying that you shouldn’t write the Rockets off this year. And they proved their coach right as the Rockets battled back from a nine-point deficit to defeat Kosciusko 20-16.
  • Tornadoes earn hard-fought opening victory against Ruleville
    The Philadelphia High School Tornadoes battled back in the second half to take a hard-fought 16-8 victory over Ruleville Central Friday night in prep football action.
         “Good job men,” Tornadoes Head Coach Teddy Dyess told his team afterwards. “Anybody can beat somebody 50-0 but it’s not easy to come back and beat somebody 16-8. It took a great effort.
  • SCOOBA – For the fourth time in the last five years, East Mississippi Community College will kick off the upcoming football season as the nation’s No. 1 team in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Preseason Top 20 Rankings, as announced this week by the national office headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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