Area Sports

Casey named Offensive Player of the Year for Jones men’s soccer

The Jones College men’s soccer team had the best season in the program’s history this past fall and Greene County’s Justis Casey was a huge part of that success. Casey, a freshman from Leakesville, helped lead coach Brendan Connolly’s team to its first-ever MACJC title and its first-ever NJCAA district playoff appearance. The Bobcats also finished…

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GCHS soccer splits matches with Vancleave to open region play

From Staff Reports Soccer fans could not have asked for a more exciting region opener at GCHS Monday night as the Wildcats and Lady Cats split two nail-biters with visitng Vancleave. In men’s action, the Wildcats fell behind 0-1 after the first 40 minutes, but battled back with two second half goals to claim a…

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GCHS hoops teams finish second in Richton tourney

From Staff Reports The Greene County High School basketball teams had a solid run coming off the Thanksgiving break, claiming several key wins and finishing second in the Richton Rotary Tournament. Both teams dropped games to West Jones on Monday, but each was playing well heading into Monday’s final in the Richton Rotary Tournament. For…

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Daughdrill, Mitchell named All-State

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Greene County High School’s success on the football field continued to reap rewards this week when two of the Wildcats’ top players were named as First-Team All-State selections. Senior defenders Noah Mitchell and Blake Daughdrill were selected by coaches across the state to the Class 4A All-State team. Mitchell, who starred…

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UPDATED – Cats sweep Vancleave in Tuesday hoops action

From Staff Reports It was nasty and cold outside Tuesday night, but the GCHS basketball teams heated things up on Ricks-Wilkerson Court to sweep visiting Vancleave in a non-region 4A matchup. The Lady Cats set the tone in the opener, jumping out to a 36-12 lead by halftime and cruising to a 63-23 win. The…

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Cats tackle McComb, set sights on East Central

          Second round matchup pits GCHS against defending South State Champs By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Greene County’s offense struggled to find its rhythm last Friday night against visiting McComb. But, that wasn’t a huge deal for the Wildcats as the GCHS defense stepped up in a big way to lead…

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Turner, McLeod look to shine at PRCC

Special to the Herald The Pearl River CC softball team got its fall season off to a good start Saturday with three games in the Belhaven Fall Classic in Clinton. Head coach Leigh White saw her Lady Wildcats take a win over Jackson State and play to back-to-back ties against Millsaps and Southwest Tennessee, thanks…

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Cats drop region opener to Hornets

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Greene County Wildcats’ traded blow-for-blow with the No. 4 team in 4A football for two quarters Friday night, but a rough start to the second half led to a disappointing 31-14 loss to Poplarville in the Region 7-4A opener for both teams. “I felt like we played really well defensively…

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