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UM football player balances sports, academia

Ole Miss receiver Derrick Jones (19) celebrates a touchdown with Jordan Wilkins (22) against Oklahoma State during the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans, LA,  January 1, 2016. (Photo by Bob Smith)

Eupora native Jones always works hard

By Tyler Bullard
OxfordStories.net.

OXFORD — Derrick Jones, a junior wide receiver from Eupora, is a tall, fast and energetic wide out who signed to play football at Ole Miss on Feb. 6, 2013, … Read more

Lady Wolverines drop overtime thriller

All Tournament teams

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

While the host team didn’t come away with either championship, the East Webster Christmas Classic was a huge success last week, with Choctaw County winning the boys championship and Starkville Academy taking the girls … Read more

Sports Schedules – 01/06/2016

WED, JAN. 6
College Basketball
7:30 p.m. — Texas A&M at MSU

THURSDAY, JAN. 7
Prep Basketball
East Webster Classic (4 p.m. — Nanih Waiya girls vs. Choctaw County; 5:15 p.m. — Nanih Waiya boys vs. … Read more

MSU pounds N.C. State to take Belk Bowl title

From School Reports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — To close out the 2015 season, Mississippi State (9-4) took down North Carolina State (7-6) 51-28 to win the Belk Bowl Wednesday. The Bulldogs started the game quickly on a 21-0 run, earning a … Read more

Former East Webster standout making big splash at EMCC

Patterson

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

SCOOBA — Sharon Thompson knew Quantesha Patterson was a special talent, that’s why the veteran East Mississippi Community College head women’s basketball coach, spent so much time on her during the recruitment process.… Read more

Holmes football standouts sign scholarships

From school reports

GOODMAN — Four members of the Holmes Community College Bulldog football team inked with four-year universities last week.

Dre Massey, a sophomore from Greenville, S.C., will take his talents to the University of Florida Gators next season. … Read more

Sports Schedules – 12/30/2015

WED, DEC. 30
Prep Basketball
TBA — East Webster Classic (East Webster, Eupora, Choctaw County entered)
TBA — Newton Classic (Louisville Boys entered)
College Football
2:30 p.m. — MSU vs. North Carolina State in Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.… Read more

Former French Camp standout Hosket signs with SEMO

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

After a frustrating freshman year at Itawamba Community College in 2014, former French Camp Academy football standout Jesse Hosket transferred to East Central Community College for the 2015 season and found a home.… Read more

Eagles split pair headed into EW Christmas tourney

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The Eupora High School boys basketball team split a pair of contests last week, while the Lady Eagles lost both games they played.

Both Eupora squads will be taking part in the East Webster … Read more