Mississippi Senate slams the door on homeschoolers wanting to play public school sports

February 13, 2015 in Education, Sports

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are saying no to home school students who want play sports in public schools. Senate Bill 2329 died Thursday when 17 senators voted for it […]

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.

Local golfers make donation to Boys & Girls Club

October 11, 2012 in News, Sports, Top Stories

$1,500 investment in youth

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

Tuesday, Oct. 9, was a day described by several golfers as being ‘picture perfect’ weather-wise for being on the course playing. Yet it was a day that members of the NonIron Golf Club set aside to make a contribution to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Jackson.

Members of the golf club gathered at the Sonny Guy Golf Course on Woodrow Wilson Drive in Northwest Jackson and participated in a media event by offering quick and helpful tips to some of the youth from the Boys & Girls Club before making the donation….

J-S-WHEW wakes up at halftime to defeat Prairie View

October 4, 2012 in News, Sports

By Tim Ward

Sports Writer

On a rainy, soggy day that forced the Sonic Boom to perform halftime in the stands, Jackson State snapped out of a first half trance to blowout Prairie View 34 to 13. That’s the ending. The beginning, was more like the previous week, two quarters with no points.

A little over 6500 people braved the elements to watch JSU look lethargic and uninspired to begin the game.

Dedric McDonald started the game but wasn’t the same quarterback who led three fourth quarter touchdowns just seven days ago. He seemed to be pressing….

Jackson State disappoints fans in home opener

September 27, 2012 in News, Sports

By Tim Ward

Sports Writer

After being on the road to open the season for three consecutive weeks, JSU played their first home game in front of an announced crowd of over 20,000. Low numbers since the last time Southern came to Jackson. Saturday’s (Sept. 22) game against Southern was a great example of how Tiger fans are feeling. Let me explain. At this point in the season, die hard fans expected to be at least 2 & 2 after Saturday, not 1 & 3.

Let’s break it down. First game, Mississippi State, yeah right….

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…