Shankle named among top returning players by NJCAA

Laken Shankle

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) continued their preseason softball preview by naming the nation’s top returning pitchers and positions players heading into the 2015 season.

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Favre wanted #10, settled for the now iconic #4

Rick Cleveland

Few athletes are more closely associated with their jersey number than Mississippi’s most famous No. 4, Brett Favre.

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Calhoun City boys entered Tuesday on long winning streak

Coach Daren Coffey

The Calhoun City boys hadn’t lost since Dec. 15 entering Tuesday’s game with Oxford. Their most recent victims were Okolona and East Webster.

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Tough week for Vardaman basketball

basketball

Vardaman basketball is coming off a difficult week where the girls’ and boys’ teams lost seven of eight combined games.

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Bruce earns win at East Webster

Makesha Harris

The Bruce Trojans earned their fourth win of the season last Friday when they defeated East Webster 61-44.

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Welch, Marks start powerlifting season strong

marks

Team Conqueror Powerlifting, from left, Kyreecus Welch, Barry Gladney, Sherrod Bowen, and Yarnell Marks had a successful opening to the 2015 powerlifting season.

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Academy teams prepare for the postseason

Hunter Robertson

Calhoun Academy will close out its regular season at Carroll Academy this Friday and the boys will open post season play next Tuesday, Feb. 3 at home against Central.

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Calhoun City sweeps games at Okolona

basketball

Calhoun City teams earned a sweep at Okolona Friday night, both by more than 20 points.

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Northwest to host football tryouts Feb. 11

Northwest

Northwest Mississippi Community College second-year head football coach Jack Wright has announced a tryout date for the 2015 season for Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.

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As always, lots of Mississippians in the Super Bowl

Rick Cleveland

We call ourselves the Magnolia State. But where the Super Bowl matchup of Seattle and New England is concerned, Mississippi is the Linebacker State.

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