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Melody Jimmie (11) shoots from long-range for the Lady Warriors.
Melody Jimmie (11) shoots from long-range for the Lady Warriors.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM
The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors will be the defending champions when they enter the East Central Community College high school basketball tournament this week.

The Lady Warriors have won the tournament for the past two seasons and are looking to bring home another first place trophy.
  • Rockets break following classic sweep
    After a busy schedule in the past three weeks, both Neshoba Central basketball teams will be off this week as they retool for the rest of the season.

    “We felt like this would be a good time to rest,” Coach Fred Morris said. “We have been playing three games a week and now we need to take some time off. We are going back to the gym to work on somethings and try to get better.”
  • Tornadoes return to action with busy week
    The Philadelphia High School basketball teams will have a busy week after taking off for the Thanksgiving holidays.

    The Tornadoes were to visit West Lauderdale on Tuesday. On Thursday, they entered the Sebastopol tournament. Both Philadelphia teams play Union in the opening night of the tournament. On the second night the winners play the winners of the Sebastopol-Ethel game and the losers play the losers. The championship game is set for Saturday.
  • Leake Academy  to play on NBA  Pelicans' home  court on Tuesday
    The Leake Academy basketball teams were set take an unusual road trip this week as they traveled to New Orleans Tuesday to play Simpson Academy on the home court of the New Orleans Pelicans.

    “I’ve been here 35 years and this is a first,” Leake Academy Coach Phil Shepard said. “Actually, it’s Simpson Academy’s home game and it worked out that we are the opponent. They did this last year.”
  • The Kemper County Wildcats will be playing for the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s Class 3A state football championship when the Wildcats take on Charleston Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Starkville at Mississippi State University.

    The Wildcats, champions of Region 5-3A, won the South State Class 3A championship last week when they defeated Raleigh 28-20 at their home field. Charleston won the North State title by defeating Velma Jackson 46-17.
  • The East Central basketball teams will play three games in December before breaking for the Christmas holidays.

    The Warrior teams return to action Monday, December 5, at Southwest. They host Northeast on Thursday, December 8 and then close out 2016 on December 12 at Shelton State.
  • The Union High School Yellowjackets get their prep basketball season under way this week with four games.

    The Yellowjackets were to host Leake County Tuesday and then enter the Sebastopol tournament which tips off Thursday and runs through Saturday.
  • The geography is going to change for some of the local sports programs that participate in the Mississippi High School Activities Association events.

    Every two years, the MHSAA reshuffles six classifications with schools being grouped with schools its size, based on attendance. The new classifications for the school years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 were announced late last week and things are going to be different for the next two yea
  • Warriors split games last week
    The Choctaw Central basketball teams went 1-1 last week as they swept Northeast Lauderdale and then fell to highly ranked Starkville in the Neshoba Central Classic on Saturday.

    The Lady Warriors took a convincing 79-42 win over Northeast Lauderdale, then fell short in a 50-49 loss to Starkville.
  • Season comes to an end for Union Yellowjackets
    As they gathered on the field after a game for the final time Friday, following a disappointing 30-6 loss to Bay Springs in the third round of the Class 2A football playoffs, Coach Brad Breland told his Union Yellowjackets they have nothing to be ashamed of.

    “I’m proud of you,” Breland said. “We didn’t play real well tonight but we played hard. Keep your heads up.”
  • Philadelphia girls off to 3-1 start
    Freshman Nia Luckett scored 36 points in two games last week as she helped lead the Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes to a pair of victories in prep basketball action.

    The Lady Tornadoes opened the week with a 46-39 win at home against Morton last Tuesday. They went on the road Thursday and knocked off Noxapater 61-49.
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