Area Sports

Wesson 12U Softball All Stars

Wesson Athletic Foundation announced all stars at the conclusion of the 2017 season.  Representing the 12U girls are, (first row from left) Regan Newman, Mallory Honea, Alli Adams, Breelynn Cloy and Taylor Papizan.  Standing from left are coach Bobby Freeman, Emma Thaxton, Jaylynn Cloy, Marley Grace Channell,  coach Jenny Cloy, Anna Adams, Lexie Freeman, Mallory…

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Sports camp a hit with kids

Hazlehurst High School was the location of a football and cheerleader camp June 22, sponsored by Rep. Gregory Holloway and featuring several sports greats, including Lewis Tillman, Carl Powell, and Coach Giles. Numerous area residents were also in attendance. The boys learned the basics of football, and the girls enjoyed learning about cheers. Photos by…

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Wesson’s Tiny T’s

Wesson Athletic Foundation honored all ball players at the conclusion of the season in early June.  Pictured at left are Coach Cheri Calcote, Jonnah Sullivan, Alton Naquin, Cruiz Case, Kolt Calcote, Jaxsyn Hannah and Coach Freddy Calcote of the Diner 51 Tiny T’s. (Crockett Action Shots) See more of the Wesson teams as space allows…

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Kelly Byrd named Dudley® DII Player of the Year

Jones County Community College (MS) sophomore Kelly Byrd has been named the 2017 Dudley® NJCAA DII Softball Player of the Year. Byrd and the Bobcats finished the season with a 55-4 record and reached the national championship game. For the rest of the story, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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CA baseball awards presented

The Copiah Academy baseball team was honored with an awards banquet recently.  Head Coach Terry Bauer, left. was named MAIS Division 1- AAAA All District Coach of the Year.  Pictured above are other award winners:  Row 1– Dylan Torrence-All-Star, All District Pitcher; Logan Callahan-Coaches Award, Academic Award; Nick Greenlee, All District Utility; Jay Smith, Most…

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Copiah Bank wins 24th annual Wesson Foundation Golf Classic

WESSON – Copiah Bank claimed the corporate championship in Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation’s 24th annual Wesson Foundation Golf Classic held at Wolf Hollow Golf Club. The team of Jeremy Winborn, Stephen Bozeman, Warren Hood, and Grant McDonniel carded an impressive 53. To see the rest of the stats, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale…

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HHS Spirit Award

The Michael “Moochie” Williams Memorial Spirit Award was established in 2010 in memory of Michael “Moochie” Williams, a friend of the Hazlehurst Community Sports League and a longtime supporter of the Hazlehurst High School Booster Club. The Michael  “Moochie” Williams Memorial Spirit Award recognizes the student-athlete who not only gives the absolute best of themselves…

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Wesson tennis awards

These athletes received awards at the Wesson Attendance Center athletic honors banquet. Front row, left to right: Dakota Gray – Senior; Erich Fischer – MVP, 7-3A District Champion, 3A State Champion, Golden Racket Award, Senior; Reid Crow – Best Doubles Duo, 7-3A District Boys Doubles 1 Champion; Ray Drane – Best Doubles Duo, Senior, 7-3A…

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Colonels fall to Patriots in AAAA semi-finals; end season at 23-10

Strong performances by Jackson Prep hurlers doomed Copiah Academy’s chances in the MAIS AAAA semifinals last week.  The Patriots won the series 2-0, allowing just 10 hits–3 in a 5-0  shutout in Game 2–in the two contests.   Brandt Jones of Copiah Academy dives into first base safely during a close play versus Jackson Prep…

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