Category: Sports

Lady Wolverines’ softball week a complete wash

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times As was the case with a number of schools across the state last week, all of East Webster’s softball games were wiped out by rain. The Lady Wolverines were slated to go to South…

East Webster preps to host softball tournament

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Defending Class 2A state runnerup East Webster will host a two-day softball tournament Saturday and Monday. Saturday’s three-game lineup begins at 11 a.m., when the host Lady Wolverines battle Class 4A power Houston. Hamilton…

Wolverines win three of four tight contests

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times One thing is certain about the East Webster baseball team thus far into a young 2017 season: The Wolverines appear intent on keeping their fans on the edge of their seats. East Webster won…

Eupora Eagles roll to four victories

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Eupora’s baseball team enjoyed a little bit of everything last week. The Eagles had a 16-run inning and a run-rule victory. They won a pitcher’s duel and a shootout. And when the dust settled,…

East Webster ends season with 24-8 record

By Laurence Hilliard Webster Progress Times JACKSON – Cold shooting, an aggressive Bay Springs 2-3 defense and a scoring drought at the start of both halves added up to a 53-47 East Webster loss in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA…

Eagles split pair to open baseball season

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times One inning that got away from Eupora cost the Eagles a game last weekend, but solid pitching helped them earn a split in the season-opening Choctaw County Classic. Eupora knocked off host Choctaw County…

Lady Wolverines head to Big House

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times A year after they came up just shy of reaching the Girls State Tournament, East Webster found itself trailing at home in a go-to game last Friday night. This time, however, the Lady Wolverines…

Eupora squads, East Webster boys see season come to an end

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Three of the county’s four high school basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end last week with losses in the first round of the MHSAA Class 2A state basketball playoffs. While East…

Eupora, East Webster softball win three of four

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times If the first weekend of high school softball is any indication, Webster County’s teams are once again in for a solid season in 2017. Both Eupora and East Webster hit the diamond last weekend,…

Wolverines impressive in season-openers

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster’s baseball team busted out of the gate with two impressive victories last weekend, run-ruling Starkville Academy 11-1 on Friday before whipping French Camp Academy 9-1 on Saturday. The 2-0 Wolverines were scheduled…