Category: Sports

Eagles preparing for challenging schedule in 2016

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times When glancing over his team’s Region 4-2A schedule, Eupora second-year head coach Stephen Edwards didn’t have to dig deep to find the answer to the question of what would it take for his team…

Lady Eagles looking to defend state title

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Eight starters return for the Lady Eagles this year as Eupora seeks to defend its MHSAA Class 2A State Slow-Pitch Softball Championship. Veteran head coach Kaley Harris said her team looked pretty good during…

Wolverines preparing for rugged region schedule

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Replacing 17 seniors is never easy, much less the quality that East Webster High School lost off last year’s football team that made it all the way to the MHSAA Class 2A state Championship…

Sports briefs

Top prep football teams to play at MSU this weekend STARKVILLE — The New Hope Fall Jamboree, featuring match-ups between some of the premier high school football programs in the state of Mississippi, will be held this Friday and Saturday…

Woods recognized at 44th Annual MAC Coaches Hall of Fame

The 44th Annual Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Banquet sponsored by BankPlus was held on Friday, June 24, 2016, in Jackson off County Line Road and I-55 North. Upon the induction of the Class of…

Hollenhead honored

Itawamba Community College freshmen Alex Brown and Mamie Hollenhead were honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) when they were selected as 2016 All-Americans, as announced Friday by the NFCA office. Brown (Pontotoc) was named a First Team All-American,…

Hollenhead named to NFCA All-Region South team

From Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – Freshmen Alex Brown and Mamie Hollenhead have been named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) All-South Region first team. Brown (Pontotoc) finished the season with a .438 batting average, 45 RBI, 16…

Wilson picks up second MVP award for the month

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times May was a month to remember for Jack Wilson. The recent East Webster High School graduate closed out his prep athletic career by winning his second all-star game Most Valuable Player award in two…

Bulldogs clinch SEC Baseball championship on final day of season

Call them champions. When the dust finally settled on the final day of the regular season in the nation’s best conference, the fourth-ranked Mississippi State baseball team found itself on top. MSU won the school’s 11th Southeastern Conference regular-season championship…

Wilson ends athletic career with a bang at all-star game

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times If Jack Wilson never runs with a football in a game again, he’ll be okay with that. If the call on his life comes to fruition, the former East Webster High School standout plans…