Area Sports

Cats claim huge road win at Poplarville

GCHS looks to solidify region title, No. 1 seed this week against Purvis Tornadoes By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Poplarville Hornets have gotten the best of Greene County on the football field over the past few seasons, winning four in a row over the Wildcats dating back to the 2015 season. The Hornets have been…

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Lady Wildcats make history with volleyball playoff berth

From Staff Reports The third time is definitely the charm for the Greene County Lady Wildcats’ volleyball program. In the third year competing in the sport, the Lady Cats are making their first appearance in the MHSAA Playoffs as the No. 2 seed out of Region 7-4A. They guaranteed themselves a playoff berth with a…

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Cats spoil Aggies’ Homecoming, improve to 2-0 in region play

By RUSSELL TURNER – Herald Editor Explosive plays on offense. Suffocating defense. Good special teams play. Ask any football coach in America and they will tell you those three things make for a winning combination. The Greene County Wildcats had all three of those things going their way Friday night as GCHS jumped on Forrest…

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Health officials encourage residents to get the flu vaccination

By ANNETTE HARVISON – Herald Staff The 2019-20 flu season is getting underway, and now is the time to get your flu vaccinations. The Center for Disease Control recommends getting your flu shot soon for the best protection against the flu. Flu season typically gets heated up during October and November, and the season lasts through…

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Bridge closed on Pat James Road

From Staff Reports Greene County officials have closed another bridge to traffic after inspectors said deficiencies in the bridges support structure were deteriorated to the point of being unsafe for vehicles. The bridge in question is located between State Line and Sand Hill on Pat James Road. Spanning a section of Griffin Creek, the bridge…

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GCHS clobbers Sumrall in region opener

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Any concerns over how the Greene County Wildcats would come out of the gate their region opener against Sumrall were answered pretty quickly last Friday as the Cats scored twice in the game’s opening moments on the way to an impressive third straight win. The Cats had been eyeing their…

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Cats explode for 50 points against Gautier

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor It’s amazing what a little success can do to turn things around. The GCHS Wildcats appeared to be on life support when they limped into Quitman two weeks ago, sitting at 0-3 with a host of key players injured and watching from the sidelines. But, the move of senior receiver…

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Greene County alums shine during MACJC football matchup at Decatur

From Staff Reports The talents of several former Greene County Wildcats were on full display Thursday night in Decatur as the Pearl River Wildcats traveled to take on East Central Community College in a big MACJC South Division matchup. The homestanding Warriors came out with a solid 35-0 win over PRCC, but former Cats on…

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Penalties, turnovers doom Cats in loss to Citronelle

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Staff Penalties and turnovers doomed the Greene County Wildcats in Citronelle, Ala. on Friday. The Wildcat offense spent a good bit of time on the Citronelle end of the field, but untimely penalties and turnovers spoiled every opportunity GCHS had for getting in the endzone. Likewise, the Greene County defense, despite being…

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