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Before the coronavirus outbreak ground normal activities in America to a halt, Pontotoc native Denver Russell and his Blue Mountain College golf teammates had gotten off to a solid start to the 2020 spring season.

South Pontotoc's Jolee Doss signs with the Blue Mountain College cross country program earlier this month. Offering support are Jeremy Doss, Brandy Doss, Madison Doss, Eden Doss, South Pontotoc head cross country coach John Wesley Roberts and Blue Mountain head cross country coach Phillip Laney.

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Before all spring sports were put on hold, the Pontotoc Warriors baseball team was on a 4-game winning streak. PHS won all three of its games last week at the Booneville Spring Break Tournament to improve to 6-3 on the season.

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BOONEVILLE - The North Pontotoc Vikings (7-1) surrendered an early lead but surged in the final frame to defeat the Harding Academy Lions from Memphis, Tennessee 6-5 last Tuesday at the Booneville Spring Break Tournament.

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The South Pontotoc Cougars fell to Class 6A Hernando 10-3 during the Booneville Tournament at Northeast Mississippi Community College last Thursday before their second game with New Site was called while scoreless due to inclement weather.

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The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) announced Monday morning that it has suspended all sanctioned contests and activities through at least March 29 and until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak after a meeting of its Executive Committee. The sanctioning…

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After a pair of tough losses to New Albany and Ripley in a doubleheader last Tuesday, the Pontotoc Warriors got back in the win column with a 16-9 victory over Hatley Saturday in the Pontotoc Tournament.

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HOULKA- Allyson Harrison struck out 10 while walking only two in five innings pitched and Secora Weeks went 3-3 at the plate, as the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars edged past a game squad at Houlka 3-1 on Saturday.

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The South Pontotoc Cougars rolled to dominant 7-0 victory over Mooreville in their Division 2-4A opener last Tuesday.

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FALKNER- The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings used 13 combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings to pull away for a convincing 19-1 rout of Falkner on Friday night.

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PONTOTOC– The Pontotoc Lady Warriors (5-1-1) continued their strong start to the season with a 4-1 win over Senatobia last Thursday night. Kinsey Cayson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for Pontotoc, picking up the win while giving up two hits and striking out four.

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The Pontotoc tennis team has gotten off to a good start over the first couple of weeks of the 2020 season, posting a 4-2 record in their pre-spring break schedule.

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SALTILLO – The Saltillo Lady Tigers defeated North Pontotoc 11-1 last Tuesday. Karley Robbins drove in the Lady Vikings lone run, and Lexi Walker led the team with two hits.

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Secora Weeks drives a pitch in South's win over Senatobia. Weeks drove in 3 runs for the Lady Cougars.

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Pontotoc trailed most of the way against Moss Point in the MHSAA Class 4A semifinals Monday, and, after falling behind by double digits late in the game the Lady Warriors fought all the back to give themselves a chance to win.

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SPRINGVILLE- South Pontotoc rode a strong outing on the mound from Hunter Bagwell to a hard fought 2-1 home victory over Hickory Flat on Saturday.

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ECRU- Wes Steele’s 3-run double in the bottom of the first inning would be all the offense North Pontotoc would need Friday night against West Union, as the Vikings defeated the Eagles 3-2 in a tightly contested game. Reece Kentner started the game for the Vikings on the mound and picked up …

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PONTOTOC- Pontotoc came out on top in a back and forth battle with Houston last Tuesday at the Hollow to pick up their first victory of the season. The Warriors defeated the Toppers 9-8.

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ITTA BENA- With points at a premium, Ripley’s Asa Howard scored the biggest points of the night. Howard scored 21 points, including four in the last 20 seconds, to push Ripley over Pontotoc, 48-45, in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 4A basketball state tournament held at Mississippi Val…

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The Pontotoc Lady Warriors broke open a competitive game with a big fourth inning on their way to 13-2 5-inning rout of Class 6A Oxford at home last Thursday.

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SPRINGVILLE - The South Pontotoc Cougars started their 2020 campaign strong on Saturday, defeating Houlka 16-0 in three innings.

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PONTOTOC- Pontotoc and North Pontotoc opened the 2020 season with a rivalry matchup in the Hollow on Saturday. In the end the Vikings, who won the 3A state championship in 2019, held off the Warriors for a 6-4 win.

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Pontotoc senior Robert Ramos signs to continue his playing career with the Itawamba Community College soccer program on Wednesday, February 19. A captain on this year's team, Ramos scored two goals and recorded six assists. Offering support are parents Berta and Marcelino Ramos and Pontotoc …

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South Pontotoc's archery team is undergoing some rebuilding. The program, which has traditionally been an archery power, did not bring back much experience coming into this season.

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FULTON - The South Pontotoc Cougars played tough but succumbed to a late surge from Caledonia last Tuesday, falling to the Confederates 46-44 in the opening round of the Division 2-4A Tournament to end their season.

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FULTON– The Pontotoc Warriors defeated Caledonia 67-42 last Friday night to win the Division 2-4A Tournament championship for the second straight year. Rock Robinson led the Warriors with 17 points. The Warriors (21-8) will host Kosciusko this week (Tuesday night) in the first round of the C…

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FULTON– The Pontotoc Lady Warriors defeated the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars 72-51 to win the Division 2-4A Tournament championship at Itawamba Community College last Friday night, the second straight division tournament crown for the PHS girls. Allie Beckley led the Lady Warriors with a game…

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NEW ALBANY– North Pontotoc (12-15) went 2-0 against Tishomingo County in the regular season, but that did not matter last Tuesday, as the Braves defeated the Vikings 84-65 in the first round of the Division 1-4A tournament. The Vikings' season ended with the loss.

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NEW ALBANY – The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings defeated the Corinth Lady Warriors 46-28 in the Division 1-4A tournament last Tuesday to clinch a playoff berth. Maddie Guerin finished with a game high 26 points, and Belle Ross scored 11 points for the Lady Vikings.

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FULTON- A strong first half and clutch free-throw shooting in the closing seconds helped the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars (20-10) survive a late push from Itawamba AHS to win 36-34 in the second round of the Division 2-4A Tournament last Thursday.