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Choctaw Central's Dylan Nickey (2) looks to execute a reverse lay-up against Philly.

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Choctaw Central's Dylan Nickey (2) looks to execute a reverse lay-up against Philly. Photo by Mike Robertson
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors opened Region 5-3A play with a pair of victories in prep basketball action from last week.

The Lady Warriors defeated the Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes 76-37 and then stopped Choctaw County 68-34. Choctaw Central enters the week with a 17-1 record. They are ranked No. 1 in a statewide poll of Class 3A girls teams and No. 3 in a statewide poll of all classifications.
  • No. 1 Rockets net three region victories
    The Neshoba Central Rockets rolled up three Region 3-5A victories last week, including a tough win on their home court against the Vicksburg Gators.

    The Rockets remained ranked No. 1 in a statewide poll among Class 5A prep basketball teams as they entered this week at 17-2 overall and 3-0 in the region standings.
  • Rebels take overtime win over Simpson
     The Leake Academy Rebels avenged an earlier loss as they defeated Simpson Academy 78-74 in overtime in prep basketball action Saturday.

    The Rebels went 2-1 on last week. They opened with a 72-68 win over the Jackson Victors. They then dropped a 71-42 decision to district rival Heritage. The Rebels enter the week with a 12-6 record.
  • Lady Tornadoes battle back for win over Wingfield
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes battled past the Wingfield Lady Falcons 51-40 in the PHS classic that was played at home Saturday.

    Earlier in the week, the Lady Tornadoes dropped a 76-37 decision to Choctaw Central in their first Region 5-3A game of the season.
  • The Choctaw Central boys defeated the Math School 3-0 to improve to 4-1 in the region standings.  The Warriors have an opportunity to win the region outright when they play Southeast Lauderdale Tuesday to close out the regular season.

    “We are in the playoffs,” Coach Dan Thomas said. “Our kids have worked hard. We are looking forward to finishing the regular season and starting off in the playoffs next week.”
  • The Union High School boys basketball team split a pair of Region 5-2A games in action last week.

    The Yellowjackets opened with a 48-39 loss to Heidelberg. They bounced back to defeat Enterprise 60-41.
  •  The champions of the Native American Sports Association (NASA) adult basketball tournament were crowned Saturday night before a standing room only crowd at Choctaw Central High School.

      The tournament started Thursday and brought together teams from tribes mostly along the East Coast. Tribes were represented from New York to Florida and Alabama. The majority of teams were from the Choctaw Indian tribe. The tournament is played each year and rotates to different sites.
  •  The Neshoba Central boys soccer team is in control of its own destiny as they take on two region foes this week.

    The Rockets stand at 1-1 in region action. They have a loss to Germantown and a victory over Grenada. Germantown, which visits the Rockets Tuesday, enters the week with a 2-1 record. Grenada, which visits Friday in the final regular season game, comes in a 1-2.
  •  This is the final week to sign up for the spring youth soccer season.

    The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Park Commission is currently registering boys and girls, ages 4-14, for the spring co-ed league.
  •  Basketball season is always a busy time for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians as they follow the Choctaw Central varsity teams on their campaigns.

    But the number of games is going to be pushed up to another level this weekend as 62 adult teams will gather for the Native American Sports Association’s (NASA) East Coast basketball tournament. Tribes from as far North as New York, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama will be represented in the four brackets. There will be brackets for teams in the men’s division, women’s division, legends men’s division and legends women’s division. The legends divisions features players 40 and older.
  • Neshoba Central teams face 3 regional opponents this week
     Both Neshoba Central basketball teams face three Region 3-4A games this week, thanks to last week’s cold weather.

    The Rocket teams were to visit Lanier last Friday night but the winter storm forced the game to be postponed until Wednesday. That puts Neshoba Central playing Ridgeland at home on Tuesday, visiting Lanier on Wednesday and then hosting Vicksburg on Friday.
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