Sports

9 weeks 21 hours ago
Many of the area churches and cemeteries will be celebrating homecoming and memorial services in the next couple of weeks.  My kinfolk’s old home church, Doty Springs Baptist, will celebrate on the third Sunday in May.  My oldest and fondest memories of church are at Doty Springs.  Many of my relatives are buried in the old...
9 weeks 22 hours ago
The Whippets traveled to Houston last Tuesday night to play game three of the best-of-three series with the Hilltoppers.  The Whippets fell 3-2 in game one on April 10 in Houston but returned the favor last Monday night in Kosciusko 10-6, forcing game three back in Houston.  The Whippets dropped game three of the series 4-3 after some...
10 weeks 17 hours ago
The Kosciusko Whippets were eliminated from the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night after a game 3 loss to Houston. Kosciusko led late in the game until the Hilltoppers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn the 4-3 win. Houston was up 2-0 after three innings, but Kosciusko bounced back with three runs in the fourth to take...
10 weeks 17 hours ago
The Kosciusko Whippets traveled to Houston on Saturday to play game one of a best-of-three series with the Hilltoppers.  The Whippets lost the contest 3-2 in nine innings but were able to even the series at one game apiece on Monday night with a 10-6 victory, pushing their overall record to 23-8.  Game three was played Tuesday night in...
10 weeks 17 hours ago
The Kosciusko Whippets and Lady Whippets sent three athletes to the Class 4A State Track Meet in Pearl on Saturday.  Lady Whippet Lakeia Hill went for three events, which included the 100-meter dash, long jump and the 300-meter hurdles, and Toweeka Ferguson competed in the triple jump.  Kosciusko Whippet Javaris Tolar competed in the...
11 weeks 20 hours ago
After thumping New Albany in two games in round one of the Class 4A North Playoffs, the Whippets headed to Pontotoc last Thursday night to begin round two.  The Whippets mustered only one hit in game one against the Pontotoc Warriors and lost 5-2, sending the Whippets back home, down 0-1 in the best-of-three series.  The Whippets...
11 weeks 20 hours ago
After winning the Region 6 Championship, the French Camp Panthers had a bye in round one.  The Panthers quickly took care of business in round two against Bogue Chitto, 4-3 on Thursday night in French Camp and 6-2 on Friday night at Bogue Chitto to set up a round three, best-of-three, series against Natchez Cathedral.  Game one will be...
11 weeks 21 hours ago
On Thursday, the Kosciusko Junior High and High School Lady Whippets traveled to Louisville after collecting donations from both the junior high and high schools to assist in recovery efforts for the tornado victims. Dr. Tony McGee allowed the school to use a bus to transport the players and donations to the Coliseum in Louisville. Donated items...
11 weeks 21 hours ago
In 2007, Paul Dees fulfilled a coaching dream he had when he left South Pontotoc High School to become the head coach at Ethel, where he had graduated in 1985.  Coaching the Tigers was a goal he had since he began coaching in 1989 at Humphreys Academy and continued through stints at Hamilton and South Pontotoc.  Coaching at Ethel was...
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