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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.
  • Pearl River wins stickball championship
    A new champion was crowned Saturday as Pearl River defeated Koni Hata 2-1 in the men’s division finals of the 67th World Series of Stickball tournament.
        The stickball tournament was held in conjunction with the Choctaw Indian Fair and played at Choctaw Central High School before a packed house. It marked the first championship for Pearl River in recent memory. They were one of five division champions crowned this past week and none of last year’s champions repeated.
  • There won’t be a lot of last minute preparation for the 37th Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon.

    When the event begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday with the .5 mile swim at Lake Tiak-O'Khata, a small army of volunteers, law enforcement officers and First Responders along with the Philadelphia Sertoma Club will have everything in place.
  • More than 3000 people are expected to come to Philadelphia starting Wednesday for a weekend of softball and baseball.

    The Choctaw Tribe will be hosting the Native American Youth Organization tournaments. The action starts Thursday with 80 teams entered in five age categories for baseball and softball. All of the teams have 15 players, who will also have their family and friends traveling with them.
  • Chebet wins The Rez 10K 
    Joseph Chebet ran away from the competition Saturday as he finished The Rez Run 10K race with a time of 34:27.

    Nearly 40 people were listed as finishing the 10K run while the 5K run listed 140 finishers.
  •  The Leake Academy Rebelettes are always one of the dominate fast-pitch softball teams in Mississippi Independent Schools Association competition.

    Last season, they finished with a 27-12-1 record while winning the district and the North State AAA championships. But they lost to Silliman Institute in the state finals, making it the third season in a row they were the runners-up. The 2016 season is less than a couple of weeks off and the Rebelettes are looking to take the next step.
  • World Series of Stickball Champions to be decided this weekend
    Champions will be crowned this weekend in the World Series of Stickball which is under way at the Choctaw Indian Reservation.
        The annual event started last week with teams competing in five different divisions. The tournament is held in conjunction with the Choctaw Indian Fair which got under way this week.
  • An additional award will be presented at the 37th annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon awards ceremony this year.

    The first Neshoba County finisher has always been recognized after the triathlon. In 1990, the award was formerly named the Dickey Nowell Memorial Award in honor of one of the original competitors. Nowell always enjoyed the Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon and competed in it even as he battled cancer. Following his death, his family and the Philadelphia Sertoma Club began presenting the award.
  • Jordan Flake was with the Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes as an assistant coach when they reached a peak in Mississippi high school girls softball by winning both the Class 3A slow-pitch and fast-pitch state championships in the same season.

     Now the Philadelphia native has the opportunity to take the program to a new range of success all together. He takes over as head softball coach for both slow-pitch and fast-pitch, replacing Austin McNair who resigned to become athletic director and softball coach at Pontotoc High School.
  • Local Student QualifieS to Compete at World's Largest Rodeo
    Denver - Micaela Beason, a 10th-grade student at Neshoba Central School has earned a position on the MS state/provincial National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, WY, July 17-23 to compete at the 68th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Breakaway Roping competition.  Parents are Shelby and Marlo Beason.
  •  The 5th annual Rez Run will get under way at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

    The event is held in conjunction with the 67th annual Choctaw Indian Fair and will begin at the Choctaw Indian football field.

    The 10K race start at 7 a.m. The 5K race gets under way at 7:15 a.m. followed by the 1 mile fun at 7:20 a.m.
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