Newton County (b) 70
West Lauderdale 47
DeAndre Wansley and the Newton County boys basketball team won the Newton County Tournament, beating West Lauderdale 70-47 Saturday night.
The Cougars were led by DeAndre Wansley, who scored a game-high 19 points on the night.
Rakenyae Cole scored 11 points for the Cougars in the win.
Ty Harden led the Knights with 14 points.
Newton County improves to 13-5 with the win, while West drops to 12-4 wit hthe loss.
Northeast Jones (g) 63
West Lauderdale 45
The Northeast Jones girls basketball team took down West Lauderdale 63-45 Saturday night to take home the Newton County Tournament Championship.
Jayde Simmons led Northeast Jones with 22 points, while Shaniqual Davis had 20.
Mallory Thompson led the Knights with 14 points, while Candice Brown scored 12.
Choctaw Central (b) 54
Northeast Jones 53
The Choctaw Central boys basketball team took home third place in the Newton County Tournament with a 54-53 win over Northeast Jones on Saturday.
Dalton Clegg and SheChem Grant led the Warriors with 14 points a piece.
Northeast Jones was led by Jaylon Keys, who scored a game-high 23 points.
Choctaw Central (g) 58
Newton County 25
The Choctaw Central girls basketball team beat Newton County 58-25 Saturday night to take third place in the Newton County Tournament.
Mariah Lewis led the Warriors with a game-high 11 points on the night.
The Cougars were led by Kalin McCree who scored eight points on the night.
Newton County Aca. 49
Porter’s Chapel (g) 19
Faith Hollingsworth and the Newton County Academy girls basketball team took down Porter’s Chapel 49-16 Saturday night.
Hollingsworth led the Generals with 16 points on the night.
Porter’s Chapel (b) 58
Newton County Aca. 39
The Newton County Academy boys basketball team fell to Porter’s 58-39 on Saturday.
Tre Collins led the Generals on the nigth, scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.
Chance Collins had six steals and Tanner Smith had 11 rebounds for the Generals on the night.
Porter’s Chapel was led by P.J. Lassiter who scored 22 points. Teddy Brisco also scored 19 points in the win.
The difference in the game came on the free-throw line, where Porter’s Chapel shot 18/24 on the night, while NCA shot 6/21.
The loss drops NCA to 7-4 on the season. The Generals will play at home on Tuesday against Veritas Academy.
Friday : NCA girls 60
Park Place 30
Faith Hollingsworth led the Newton County Academy girls Friday night, as the Generals beat Park Place 60-30.
Hollingsworth had 28 points to lead the Generals, while Holly Jones scored 11.
Park Place was led by Carlie Steele with 16 points.
Friday : NCA boys 45
Park Place 23
The Newton County Academy boys basketball team beat Park Place Friday night 45-23 with the help of Nick Pennington and Tre Collins.
Pennington and Collins led the Generals, scoring 14 points a piece.
Roy shows big-league talent in win
Every youth leaguer dreams of being a Major League Baseball player. In Tuesday's Cardinals-Mets game, 8-year-old Trace Roy swung the bat and flashed some leather that looked like a glimpse into the future.
Cougars fall in Game 1
A sixth inning rally by Lewisburg handed the Newton County Cougars their first lost of the postseason, 2-0, in Game 1 of the Class 4A baseball championship at Trustmark Park.
Bulldogs win again, beat S. Carolina in SEC Tournament
Demarcus Henderson and Wes Rea both had RBI singles in the ninth inning to lift Mississippi State to a 5-3 win over South Carolina Wednesday night in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
The Bulldogs (42-16) loaded the bases with one out before Henderson and Rea drove in runs on consecutive at-bats for the second time in the game.
Mississippi State had beaten Missouri 2-1 in 17 innings Tuesday night, matching the longest game in SEC tournament history.
Reliever Myles Gentry (4-0) limited the Gamecocks (39-17) to a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth.
Gentry pitched 5-2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out eight.
Rea was 3 for 4 while Henderson drove in three runs.
Mississippi State led 3-0 before South Carolina tied it up in the fourth.
Max Schrock drew a bases loaded walk and Brison Celek followed with a two-run single.
Hogs top Ole Miss in SEC Tournament
For the second time this season the Rebels played an extra-inning affair with the Razorbacks, but with a different outcome as No. 21 Ole Miss (37-21) fell to No. 15 Arkansas (36-19) 2-1 in 10 innings on Wednesday.
Fundamentals leading Newton County to Jackson
In 2006, Newton County baseball won the 3A state title. Since then, they've moved up a class but haven't had much luck – until now.
Roy takes over as football head coach at Clarkdale
After nine years serving as an assistant on the Clarkdale football coaching staff, Wes Roy proudly considers himself a Bulldog. The coach has not only grown to love the team and its players, but also the Clarkdale community itself.
Bennett stays on as softball coach at Clarkdale
In one season as the interim coach for the Clarkdale softball team, Britt Bennett has gone through what most coaches go through in a career. Over the past year, Clarkdale has dealt with the death of two students, a coaching scandal and the departure of two star players.
Titles nothing new for Newton County
Newton County captured its seventh fast-pitch state championship, outscoring defending champion Houston 26-3 in two games. The Cougars took home the title despite not having a single senior on their roster –– still, few were surprised.
Embry completes 5A title sweep
In his first year coaching the Neshoba Central softball team, Trae Embry won two state titles but wouldn't take all the credit.
Morgan takes runner-up at Nationals
Meridian Community College golfer, TJ Morgan, from Bruce, MS, tied for the
individual medalist at the NJCAA D1 National Championship held in Lubbock, TX, but lost on the first hole of a playoff. TJ shot 7 under for the tournament with a 76 on the first day followed by 68, 67 and a last round 70. Aksel Olsen from Wallace State Community College won the playoff. TJ was named First Team All-American for his high finish.
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