Pontotoc County was well-represented last Thursday at the annual Northeast Mississippi Softball Coaches Association (NEMSBCA) All-Star Games at Saltillo High School. South Pontotoc's Lexie Ward, Sara Brown, Mattie Pilcher and Emma Carwile competed in the slow-pitch game, while South Pontotoc…
This summer is a little different for the Pontotoc Lady Warriors. A year ago, coach Kyle Heard knew his squad was going to be good, but he did not know exactly how certain players were going to develop and what specific roles people would have. Turns out, the Lady Warriors became not just go…
SPRINGVILLE– South Pontotoc and North Pontotoc squared off in a pair of summer baseball games last Thursday night. The Cougars and the Vikings split the twinbill, with North winning the first game 2-1 and South taking the second game 9-4.
The Algoma Sluggers won the Tombigbee Waterway League's Mid-Season Tournament in Holly Springs over the weekend after going undefeated in a pair of games. On Saturday the Sluggers beat Snowtown 11-2. Kyle Thrasher pitched a complete game on the mound, allowing only 2 runs and 6 hits. Ladel B…
FULTON, Miss. – Four members of the Itawamba Community College women’s basketball team will continue their career at the next level with the trio of Shaniyah Buford, Taneshia Miller and Kaylyn Wilson signing with Delta State University, and Zaria Jenkins with Stillman College.
Pontotoc County picked up a bevy of awards on June 4 at the annual Daily Journal Winter and Spring Sports Awards Banquet, which honors high achieving teams and athletes from the Journal's coverage area.
BOONEVILLE- On Saturday the Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association (NEMBCA) held its Annual All-Star Games at Booneville High School. The weekend kicked off with All-Star Competitions on Friday, with the four All-Star contests the following day.
SPRINGVILLE– South Pontotoc and North Pontotoc squared off in a pair of summer baseball games last Friday night. The Cougars won both, taking the first game 4-2 and the second game 4-1.
PONTOTOC- The Pontotoc Red Sox American Senior Legion baseball team split a pair of games at the Pontotoc Tournament last Thursday to kick off their 2019 summer schedule.
The Pontotoc Park and Rec hosted a MLB Pitch Hit & Run Sectionals competition on Saturday, May 18 at Terry Chewe Park. Pictured are participants from Pontotoc and Oxford who qualified for the event based on their performances in the initial round of Pitch Hit & Run earlier this year.
On Wednesday, May 15, the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA) held its 7th Annual All-Star Game at Tiger Stadium on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Cross Country practice for Pontotoc City students going into the 7th - 12th grades will begin on Monday, June 3rd. Practice will be every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the evening. Runners will meet at the track, and practice will end around 7:30. Runners must have a physical before pa…
Millennial Outreach will host its Alumni Basketball Game and Career and Job Fair at the South Pontotoc High School Gym on Saturday, June 1.
PEARL- The North Pontotoc offense remained hot and the Vikings got another great pitching performance, as North knocked off Magee 9-1 in game two of the Class 3A title series at Trustmark Park on Thursday to claim the program's first state championship.
HATTIESBURG- After a pair of low-scoring battles on the second day of the MHSAA Class 3A fastpitch softball state championship last Tuesday, the South Pontotoc Cougars held off Choctaw Central 3-1 in game 3 to take home the school's first fastpitch state title.
PONTOTOC– The Pontotoc Warriors fell 10-4 to the New Hope Trojans in game two of the 4A North Half finals last Monday to end their season just short of a trip to the 4A state championship series. New Hope had taken game one 7-6 the prior Thursday at home.
BOONEVILLE- The eventual Class 3A state champion North Pontotoc Vikings punched their ticket to the title series in emphatic fashion with a 13-5 blowout of Booneville to sweep the 3A North Half championship last Monday.
Tryouts for the 2019 State Games of Mississippi District 1 baseball team are scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
PEARL • To cap off its second-straight trip to Pearl, the North Pontotoc Vikings finally ended their season with a dogpile and a championship trophy at Trustmark Park.
The Pontotoc football program has established a winning culture under Jeff Carter, racking up 36 wins over the past three years. This spring PHS is working through significant departures of key playmakers, as they have every year during that run, but the program has a good deal of talent ret…
South Pontotoc football has seen a resurgence of late, as the Cougars have won 22 games and made three consecutive postseason appearances over the past three seasons.
The North Pontotoc Vikings football team finished spring camp still looking for an identity on both sides of the ball. They participated in their first spring game in two years, and, for the second year in a row, were able to get a good deal of looks at a large number of players with multipl…
FULTON, Miss. – A trio of Itawamba Community College golfers qualified to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Golf Championship after their performance in the NJCAA District D Championship on April 27-28.
ECRU- Jake Reeder tossed a gem and the North Pontotoc offense broke the game open late, as the Vikings took the opening game of the Class 3A North Half championship series 7-0 over Booneville last Thursday night.
The New Hope Trojans (24-5) jumped out to a big lead and held off a late rally from Pontotoc to edge past the Warriors 7-6 at home in the opening game of the 4A North Half championship series on Thursday.
The North Pontotoc Vikings punched their ticket to the 3A state title series Monday night with a 13-5 victory over Booneville in the Class 3A North Half finals. This marks the second consecutive year that North will play for the 3A state baseball championship.
The North Pontotoc Vikings (19-8) are headed back to the 3A state semifinals for the second year in a row after defeating the Houston Hilltoppers 13-3 in five innings on Monday night in the deciding third game of their third round playoff series. Ethan Dyer pitched five innings while allowin…
The South Pontotoc Cougars, the 3A state runner-up in the team playoffs, concluded their stellar tennis season last week at the MHSAA Tennis Championships in Oxford.
North Pontotoc senior catcher Sheffield Anthony signs to continue his baseball career with Northeast Mississippi Community College on Wednesday, May 1. Offering support are parents Chad and Chess Anthony, brothers Rhodes Anthony and Hutton Anthony, sister Greenlee Anthony, and North Pontotoc…
A late-game rally in game one of their third round Class 4A playoff series against Ripley on Thursday night propelled the Pontotoc Warriors to an eventual two-game sweep of the Tigers and the program's first appearance in the 4A North finals since 2006.
Pontotoc High School basketball standout Samya Brooks has been selected to compete in the Women's U16-17 USA Basketball Olympic Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado later this month.
Coach Sonny Williams' Springville Cardinals took on the defending league champion Snowtown Starz on Sunday, and like the Algoma Sluggers a week before, also took the win over the Starz to start their season with a 10-7 victory.
The North Pontotoc Vikings bounced back from a tough game one loss to Hatley to win the final two games and advance to a third round matchup against Houston this week.
In a series of thrillers, the Pontotoc Lady Warriors took the opening game last Tuesday over Tishomingo County, but the Lady Braves picked up a pair of walk-off victories at home on Friday to advance in the Class 4A softball playoffs.
The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars swept hard-fought second and third round playoff series over Mantachie and Kossuth last week to advance to the Class 3A North Half championship series this week against Houston.
Pontotoc's strong track season continued on Saturday, with the boys capturing the Class 4A North Half championship and the girls coming in second.
Every game of South Pontotoc's second round baseball series against Kossuth was hard fought, with runs at a premium. On Monday night the Aggies outlasted a scrappy Cougar team 5-3 to take the series 2-1 and advance. South had won the opening game on Friday night before Kossuth won two straight.
The South Pontotoc Cougars tennis team poses for a picture with the Class 3A tennis state runner-up trophy and their medals. South fell to St. Andrews 6-1 on Thursday in the Class 3A title match at Parham Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson. Maddy Angle and Addi Smith gave South their lone poin…
North Pontotoc product Marcus Green, a star receiver at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. His selection makes him the first NFL draft pick in North's history.
The North Pontotoc Vikings golf team put together a good day at the region championship last Tuesday at Hillandale Golf Course in Corinth, coming in third place and just missing out on a trip to the state tournament.
The Pontotoc Warriors finished second place overall at last Tuesday's Region 1-4A championship at Pontotoc Country Club, qualifying the team for the state tournament.