On Saturday, June 18 several branches of the Jay Ladner coaching tree put their teams on display at a summer shootout on the campus of Saint Stanislaus College. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Grady Willis, Jr (SSC assistant coach), Aaron Dunklin (SSC head coach), Jay Ladner, Derrick Willis (Gulfport assistant coach) and Kelton Thompson (Picayune head coach and former Bay High head coach). Not pictured is Forrest County AHS head coach Grayson Timidaiski.
This past Saturday several area teams converged on the campus of Saint Stanislaus College to take part in a shootout on the hardwood that gave each of the teams about two full games of action against different opponents.
The area teams included Bay High, Hancock, Picayune and Saint Stanislaus. Other teams included Forrest County AHS, Northshore, Salmen and Pope John Paul II.
First year SSC head coach Aaron Dunklin commented, "We had a great day of basketball and I think each team got better today. The crowds were steady throughout. From a performance perspective, we got better as the day progressed. We are still learning and it is a process." Jun 21, 2016, 23:52
Rare Air - SSC QB Myles Brennan selected for Elite 11 Saint Stanislaus College rising senior quarterback Myles Brennan, a LSU football commit, recently received some great news. Brennan was notified on Sunday, June 5 that he had been selected for The Opening which will be held at the World Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, July 5-11.
With the invitation, Brennan also became a four-star recruit which is the highest rating a SSC player has ever received since the rating system started in the late 1990s.
Brennan commented, "This is an outstanding accomplishment. I went out there with the mindset to compete, get better and just be the best quarterback I could be. I knew that I had to believe in the process and outwork everyone else. It is the same mantra that Coach Bill Conides has been teaching us these last few years here at SSC." Jun 10, 2016, 20:32
Former Tiger Cornfoot signs to be a La.Wildcat Southwest first baseman Duncan Cornfoot has elected to continue his collegiate career by signing to play for the Wildcats of Louisiana College.
A two-year member of the Bears’ squad, Cornfoot (Bay High School) finished his sophomore year with a .304 batting average.
He had four doubles and two homers and was second on the team with 17 walks.
Cornfoot said he chose to sign with the Wildcats because “they gave me the best offer. The coaches are nice and they seem to be caring and want to stand behind you and push you to do your best.”
Cornfoot said he enjoyed his time at Southwest. Jun 3, 2016, 19:58
Raymond Mion, seated center, is joined by his parents Louis and Denise as he signed his National Letter of Intent with Meridian Community College. Mion is also joined by SSC athletic director Stace McRaney, SSC head coach DP Daigle and SSC Dean of Students Erich Hoffer.
Saint Stanislaus College senior Raymond Mion signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track and field for Meridian Community College next year on Friday, May 27th.
Mion, who has run at SSC since the seventh grade, commented, "I am extremely excited to get to Meridian and begin competing at the next level. I had interest from schools as far away as Virginia, but in the end Meridian was my choice to begin collegiate running. I am ready to get started."
Mion has been a stellar performer for the Rocks on the cross country course and the track since he first laced up his spikes in the seventh grade.
He credits former SSC head cross country and track and field coach Dawson McCall for 'lighting the fire' to run. And, he credits current SSC head cross country and track and field coach Jun 3, 2016, 19:56
Locals teams hoist two more state titles All the graduations from the 2015-16 academic school year are now in the books. The uniforms have all been washed, dried, inventoried and packed away.
The seniors have made their decisions on where they will continue their educations and the underclassmen are back in the weight rooms and fields of play trying to get a jump on the competition for next year.
So, with the school year complete it is time to take a look back and see all that the area accomplished which, by all accounts, was another successful year both in the classroom and on the fields of play.
The athletic year began in August 2015 with the onslaught of volleyball, football, cross country and swimming. May 31, 2016, 20:00
SSC honors spring sports student athletes in baseball, track & field, tennis, golf & sailing Saint Stanislaus College honored their student athletes who competed in the spring sports of baseball, golf, tennis, track and field and sailing with an awards ceremony last week.
Each student athlete in the junior high programs received a certificate of participation while the varsity teams presented either a certificate of participation or a varsity letter depending on the criteria achieved by the student athlete.
Also, every student that maintained honor roll status during their sport's season received an academic excellence certificate. May 27, 2016, 20:34
The senior members of the Bay High School Tigers Baseball 2015-2016 team.
With the baseball season ending with the second round of playoffs, Bay High still had much to celebrate for this year’s winning season.
Coach Burdine was determined to coach the team into the playoffs and was depending on his seniors to lead the way. Bay High accomplished playoffs for the first time in eleven years and had a winning season.
This year’s team was honored at a banquet on May 17th. The entire team was presented with baseballs imprinted with this year’s record and mascot. First year members were presented a certificate: John Bowman, Liam McKeon, Zachary Loftin, & Cade Compretta. Second year members received a trophy: Addison Goscinski, Tyler Strong, C.J. Levandoski, Jacob Brady, Cole Brady, Joe Bell, and Nathaniel Wilson. Gage Kiser and Dillon Folse received letterman jackets for three years of service. May 20, 2016, 19:01
Spring football ends athletic calendar for 2015-16 With the culmination of spring football this Friday, the athletic calendar at the area schools comes to a close for the 2015-16 academic school school year.
Bay High, Hancock and Pass Christian all ended their spring football drills last Friday while St. Stanislaus completes their drills Friday afternoon. Bay High and Hancock participated in formal spring games on Friday, May 13th while Pass Christian held a "Red and White" intersquad scrimmage. SSC will not hold a scrimmage.
For the most part, spring football drills offer an opportunity to help coaching staffs fill voids left by graduation, install new phases of offense or defense, or, in some cases, give a first year head coach the opportunity to put their stamp on a program. May 18, 2016, 09:10