Morton High School linebacker killed in wreck

November 21, 2016 in Sports

PELAHATCHIE, Miss. (AP) – Scott County authorities say a Morton High School linebacker died in a single car accident on Interstate 20. Sheriff Mike Lee tells The Clarion-Ledger ( 18-year-old […]

Jackson Prep football player dies after taking ill during Friday game

August 26, 2014 in News, Sports

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The headmaster of Jackson Preparatory School says football player Walker Wilbanks has died. The junior guard and defensive tackle was hospitalized Friday night after becoming ill […]

Brett Favre adds state championship as high school assistant coach to NFL honors

December 9, 2013 in Sports

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Brett Favre is a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player and a Super Bowl champion. Now, he can add one more accomplishment to his storied career: High […]

Happy Homecoming??

October 11, 2012 in News, Sports

By Tim Ward

Sports Writer

One of the first things looked at once a football schedule is released is the date for homecoming. This is true for high school, college and now some middle schools. This gives alumni the opportunity to come home to rekindle what should be fond memories at their respective institutions.

Not wanting to put a damper on the party, the football team usually plays an opponent they can beat. With all that in mind, Jim Hill and Murrah alumni were wondering how Northwest Rankin and Clinton were chosen respectively as opponents for homecoming.

Crystal Springs rallies to win in Canton

September 20, 2012 in News, Sports

By Tim Ward
Sports Writer

The game almost looked like a scrimmage because everything was so similar between the two schools. Same colors. Same school initials for the most part. Same mascot. Same songs played by the band. One noticable difference: Canton has a drill team and Crystal Springs doesn’t.
With all that out of the way, these two teams played an exciting chess match style football game with Crystal Springs winning with about 1:02 left in the game….

Murrah embarrasses Callaway in “JPS SUPER BOWL”

September 13, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports

The hype of this matchup started the first week of school via twitter. That’s right, TWITTER. Callaway and Murrah seniors raged a verbal warfare that lasted about 48 hours with both sides eventually saying, “See you September 7th.”
Around 11 p.m. Aug. 31, the battle resumed. More people were involved this time. All grades, faculty, and even alumni were all invited to weigh in on the battle. While the verbal jabs were serious and quite comical at times, everything went to another level Sept. 5. Murrah was vandalized. Callaway and other things were literally spray painted on the outside walls of the school…

Hattiesburg gets Murrah’s attention

August 23, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports

By Tim Ward
Sports Writer
Murrah opened the season this past Saturday, Aug. 18, at Newell Field. What was supposed to be a football game looked more like a track meet. Speed, speed and more speed raced up and down Newell Field. Hattiesburg with their spread offense and what looked like USA Men’s Olympic 4×100 relay team, ran away with the game…