Sports

Lady Panthers counting on strong defense this season

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer Fourth-year head coach Sarah Skidmore said there is do doubt what the strong point of her French Camp Academy slow-pitch softball team will be this year. “I’m excited about our fielding,” Skidmore said of the…

FCA looking to keep football playoff streak alive

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer The French Camp Academy football team is hoping that some strong early season competition will help the Panthers as they enter MHSAA Region 3-1A play. FCA, which is hoping to return to the playoffs once…

Sports Schedules

THURSDAY, AUG. 11 Prep Softball 5 p.m. — Newton County Academy at Winston Academy FRIDAY, AUG. 12 Prep Volleyball TBA — Set It Off Challenge in Ridgeland (Choctaw County entered) Prep Football New Hope Fall Jamboree at MSU (7 p.m.…

EMCC looking for ‘Leo the Lion’

East Mississippi Community College is in the process of recruiting a new mascot for the school’s 2016-17 cheerleading team. EMCC’s “Leo the Lion” mascot will be responsible for promoting school spirit and leading crowds at athletic sporting events.  Scholarship opportunities…

Attend at Belhaven

Photo submitted by Rose Hunt Caleb Barry attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership camp at Belhaven University, June 2-5. He is a member of Ackerman First Baptist Church. Caleb will be entering his senior year at Choctaw County High…

Locals fare well as West rolls to 31-0 All-Star win

From special Reports BOONEVILLE — The West evened the series in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA) All-Star Game with a 31-0 decision over the East during the fourth edition of this event. The contest was held on the…

MSU Bulldogs win SEC regular season baseball title

From School Reports STARKVILLE — Call them champions. When the dust finally settled on the final day of the regular season in the nation’s best conference, the fourth-ranked Mississippi State baseball team found itself on top. MSU won the school’s…

EMCC hosts 3 separate June football camps

From school reports East Mississippi Community College is scheduled to conduct three separate summer football camps during the month of June on the Scooba campus. EMCC will first hold a two-day skills camp on Monday and Tuesday, June 13-14, at…