Seven softball players suited up for the final time in their high school careers on Thursday night in the Northeast Mississippi Softball Coaches Association All-Star Games at Saltillo High School.
Smithville state champion baseball coach Jamie Russell has headed back home to Mooreville and is moving to a different sport – he will be an assistant softball coach for the Lady Troopers.
BOONEVILLE – The Northeast Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Game on Saturday was already a special event for Amory coach Paula Wax and her point-guard daughter, Madison.
Hatley’s Camron Wright represented Monroe County and the Tigers at Saturday’s Mississippi Association of Coaches’ Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Game at William Carey College in Hattiesburg.
Just like you always remember where you were when something tragic happens, I think it’s equally easy to remember the place you were at when something really awesome happens.
Amory coach Chad Williams played in the very first NEMCABB all-star game, so it was fitting that his head coaching career finished out with heading up the East 4A/6A all-star team in this year’s game.
Smithville’s Tara Parham flashed off her utility skills on Friday and Saturday as she represented Monroe County and the Lady Noles in the Mississippi Association of Coaches Fast-pitch All-Star softball games at Jones County Junior College.
Smithville pitcher Jared Johnson’s elementary school teacher had a premonition of sorts – she predicted that one day he would play for the Atlanta Braves.
Amory basketball coach Brian Pearson will have double the challenge next season as he takes over the role of girls’ head coach in addition to his duties as boys’ coach.
Editor’s Note: The Major League Baseball draft finished up after the Monroe Journal’s Tuesday morning deadline. For coverage of where Jared Johnson was drafted, please visit djournal.com/monroe and see next week’s Monroe Journal.
ABERDEEN – A basketball tournament will be hosted June 15 at Aberdeen Park and Recreation’s gym to raise funds for court improvements at two of the city’s parks.
ABERDEEN – Summer Shoot-out, a basketball tournament raising funds for Jamisha Washington, will be held June 8 at Aberdeen Park and Recreation Department’s gym. Washington is fighting cancer.
The 2019 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season in Mississippi will open at noon Aug. 30 and conclude at noon on Sept. 9. A total of 960 permits will be available within seven hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season. Permits are issued according to a random drawing and an applic…
A few weeks ago, after Hamilton and Smithville baseball both clinched making North/South half, it made me start reflecting on everything our little 1A schools have accomplished throughout the last few years.
AMORY – The list of wrestlers committed to a benefit show May 31 for one of their own is steadily growing as the Outlaw Wrestling Organization will help Tony Dabbs, a Smithville native who has wrestled for the past 20 years.
Four players represented Monroe County in Wednesday’s Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star Game at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
After forcing a decisive Game 3 at home last Monday night, the Hamilton Lions saw their season come to an end on the road against Stringer as the Red Devils rolled to the 12-2 win in Game 3 last Tuesday night.
HATTIESBURG – The Smithville Lady Noles’ bid for a ninth state championship fell short last Monday and Tuesday as Vardaman swept to its first Class 1A state title in school history with a 14-4 win in Game 2 on the heels of a 12-1 win in Game 1.
HAMILTON – With their backs against the wall, the Hamilton Lions rallied on Monday night for a 5-2 victory and forced a Game 3 in their Class 1A South half finals series against Stringer.
AMORY – Hamilton senior Icie Cockerham finished out her high school golf career last Tuesday afternoon with a third-place finish in the Class I girls’ golf state tournament at River Birch Golf Course.
AMORY – The Amory Panthers battled in Game 2 to try to force a series split against New Hope in the third round of the Class 4A baseball playoffs on Friday night, but the Trojans scored five runs in the final three innings to take the 7-3 win and end the Panthers’ season at 15-10.
SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles are headed to their sixth-straight Class 1A North finals appearance after finishing off a sweep of Tupelo Christian in the third round of the playoffs.
HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lions rebounded from a tough Game 2 and held off a second Nanih Waiya comeback in Game 3 to hold on for the 4-3 victory and the Class 1A third-round series win over the two-time defending state champions.
Any coach will tell you – making it to the North or South half finals isn’t an easy task, and it hasn’t been so far for our three teams left in the playoffs.
MYRTLE – The Smithville Lady Noles rebounded from a tough Game 1 loss last Monday and came through with two huge road wins at Myrtle last Tuesday to keep their season alive in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.
AMORY – The Amory Panthers poured on the offense with a 12-0 mercy-rule rout of the Rosa Fort Lions on Saturday afternoon to secure the sweep and move on to the third round of the Class 4A playoffs.
ECRU – The Hatley Tigers came out firing in the first game of the second round of the playoffs against North Pontotoc but found their offense grow cold in the final two games of the series as the Vikings came away with the 2-1 series win.
NETTLETON – The Nettleton Tigers rode some key hits late and a strong pitching performance from their ace Davis Oswalt to a 5-3 win on the road against Booneville in the first round of their Class 3A playoff series on Friday night.