Category: Sports

East Webster, Eupora lifters place third individually

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times   A pair of local powerlifters placed third in their respective weight classifications last week during the 2017 MHSAA Powerlifting Championships. The Class 2A state powerlifting meet, along with all six MHSAA classifications, was…

Eupora, East Webster to open tennis playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times The postseason has officially arrived for the tennis teams at both Eupora and East Webster. With the MHSAA state playoffs cranking up this week, both squads were slated to participate in opening-round matchups in…

East Webster’s Aron signs with Mississippi College

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster’s Jessica Aron has fought through some grueling knee injuries during her high school career. She has not only competed with the state’s best, but also enjoyed plenty of success. Now, Aron will…

Lady Wolverines rolling into playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress-Times East Webster’s softball team picked up two more division victories last week, running their win streak to five heading into the postseason. The Lady Wolverines whipped Calhoun City 11-5 last Tuesday, then won a crazy…

Lady Eagles whip Winona, lose wild one to East Webster

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Eupora’s fast-pitch softball team earned a big division win over Winona last Monday, but lost a 24-22 thriller to rival East Webster that still had the Lady Eagles’ postseason fate up in the air…

Wolverines shut down Oak Hill in victory

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times   In their only contest of the short Easter week, East Webster’s baseball team got outstanding pitching from Carson Gilliland and Dalton Brown in a 2-1 victory over Oak Hill Academy last Thursday. The…

Eagles sweep Winona, prep for playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Eupora’s baseball team swept a pair of division games from Winona last week to officially wrap up the No. 2 spot in the Region 2-2A standings. The Eagles, who are now 15-4 on the…

Host of locals selected for all-star games

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times It seems rosters for all-star contests popped up on a daily basis following spring break, and there’s plenty of recognition for basketball, baseball and football players from both Eupora and East Webster. Rosters for…

Golf fundraiser set for April 28

From school reports The East Mississippi Community College football program will be hosting the Second Annual EMCC Football Golf Classic on Friday, April 28, at Lion Hills in Columbus. With proceeds going to the Lions’ football program through the EMCC…

Eagles split division pair with Bruce

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times   Eupora split a pair of Region 4-2A baseball contests last week with Bruce, winning 6-0 at home last Tuesday before dropping a disappointing 8-5 decision on the road Friday. The split sent the…