Sports

MACJC softball moves to one-division format

From special reports The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) announced scheduling and playoff changes for the upcoming softball season. Starting in 2016, each team in the state will play each other once in the regular season and…

Vaughn overcomes injury to get shot at college golf

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer After a freak injury playing pickup basketball left him with a severely sprained ankle, Kent Vaughn thought his dreams of following in his brother Taylor’s footsteps and playing college golf were on shaky grown. But…

Local athletes recognized among state’s best

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer A pair of local athletes were among those recognized by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and were invited to the Best of Mississippi Preps Banquet on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex. The guest speaker for the…

Repeat champions the norm for MHSAA fast-pitch softball

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer East Webster, Harrison Central, Neshoba Central, and Newton County each defended their MHSAA Fast-Pitch State Championships this past weekend at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. While it was the second straight 6A title for Harrison…

Some nicknames are most definitely earned

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer Obviously, I carry the moniker Old Sports Dude for a reason. As I was covering the press conference for the upcoming MHSAA State Baseball Championships this morning in Pearl I had several revelations. Each of…

Award winners

The Elite Mississippi Cheer Tiny Squad competed at the Deep South Beach Nationals in Orange Beach, Alabama and won First Place in the Tiny Level One Division.