Category: Sports

Pittman finds his baseball opportunity in Kansas

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Trey Pittman was just looking for the right fit. The three-sport standout at Eupora High School says he found just what he was looking for in Great Bend, Kansas. Pittman signed with Barton Community…

Banks: Tampa Bay defense looks to be better

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Former East Webster High School standout Johnthan Banks, says his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to put an improved defense on the field when the regular season kicks off on Sept. 13 with the…

Eupora’s Turner will coach both boys, girls

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress-Times Danya Turner won’t be in an unfamiliar position this basketball season when he coaches both the boys and girls basketball teams at Eupora High School. Turner, who found out he would be adding the girls…

Holmes slugger takes national NJCAA honor

From school reports COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2015 recipients of the NJCAA Baseball Marucci Elite Hitter Award were released Thursday and on the list was Holmes sophomore shortstop Chad McNeil. Selections ‚Äì based on the highest batting average in…

EMCC Lions ranked No. 1

SCOOBA – Eyeing an unprecedented third consecutive NJCAA football championship, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College have received a No. 1 preseason ranking in the first junior college poll of the upcoming campaign produced by the Sporting News 2015…

All-Star game

NEMCC PHOTO Eupora High School’s Lamontae Salley (34) takes a handoff from West quarterback Jase Stroupe of Falkner High School during the third annual Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.

Local man inducted into the Mississippi Bowling Hall of Fame

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Gary Waddell has bowled 13 sanctioned 300 games in his career, has won more tournaments than he can count, and was a member of the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) for six years, but he…

Defending National Champion Lions set to open season Aug. 27

From school reports SCOOBA – Winners of three of the last four NJCAA football championships, East Mississippi Community College will bid to make additional NJCAA history when the Lions hit the field for their 2015 football campaign. Entering the upcoming…

Local athletes set to play in MAC All-Star events

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times The East Webster duo of Madison Flemings and Bailie Springfield are scheduled to take part in the Mississippi Association of Coaches 2014-15 All-Star Fast-Pitch Softball Event this Saturday at Jones County Junior College in…