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Greene County’s Mackenzie Byrd named interim head softball coach at East Mississippi CC

From Staff Reports Former Greene County High School softball standout Mackenzie Byrd has been elevated to interim head softball coach at East Mississippi Community College. EMCC Director of Athletics Sharon Thompson made the announcement Thursday. Along with Byrd’s promotion, EMCC has announced that former University of West Alabama and Jones College pitcher Kaeleigh Crutchfield has…

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Wildcats secure playoff berth with win at Purvis

Lady Cats currently in second place, but still have work to do to lock up playoff spot By RUSSELL TURNER – Herald Editor The Greene County men’s soccer team secured a playoff berth on Monday with a huge road win at Purvis. The 2-0 win was the second for the Wildcats this season over the Tornadoes…

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GCHS basketball sweeps Stone County in key region matchup

By RUSSELL TURNER – Herald Editor The Greene County High School basketball program had a big night on Tuesday as the Wildcats and Lady Cats swept visiting Stone County in a key region matchup. The wins were huge for both teams, but for different reasons. The Lady Cats were 1-1 going into Tuesday’s matchup, but…

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GCHS to host Pass Christian on Thursday in regular season finale

Wildcats hope to ride momentum from win over Northeast Jones into key region matchup with Pirates By RUSSELL TURNER / Herald Editor The Greene County Wildcats pulled out all the stops last Friday on the road at Northeast Jones. Needing a spark after a tough loss at Moss Point, the Wildcat coaching staff shook up their…

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Wildcats find ‘explosive plays’ on offense to topple Perry Central

By STAN CALDWELL – Herald Correspondent With region play looming next week, both Greene County and Perry Central were looking to build positive momentum in the final non-region clash of the season. Friday night at Johnny Ainsworth Field, it was the home-standing Wildcats who had the more positive result, defeating the Bulldogs 33-21 in a…

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Lady Wildcats start region play with key win over Columbia

From Staff Reports The Greene County volleyball team has been playing competitively for full month. But, the games that really matter on their schedule began earlier this week and the Lady Cats started off with a bang. The Lady Wildcats traveled to Columbia on Tuesday for their first Region 7-4A contest of the year. They…

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Cats push Sumrall to limit, but can’t advance

By RUSSELL TURNER and STAN CALDWELL Herald Editor / Special Contributor The Greene County High School baseball team shocked the high school baseball universe on Friday with a convincing playoff road win at Sumrall. By Monday night, Head Coach Nick Chatham’s Wildcats had proven it was no fluke. No, the Wildcats did not claim the…

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