Four Hawks verbally commit to play college football in MS Four members of the 2014 Hancock Hawks football team have verbally committed to play football at Mississippi colleges next year.
The 2014 season was a quite successful one for the Hawks, who reached the playoffs for the first time since 1991.
Hawks Head Coach Rocky Gaudin was named the Gulf Coast Gridiron Club's Coach of the Year in November and this week, he garnered the Coach of the Year award from WLOX.
"It's not necessarily an individual award, but a team award," Gaudin said. "None of it would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our players and coaches. I think these scholarships are a reflection of that." Jan 20, 2015, 20:15
Bay sweeps Vancleave, Rocks fall to Moss Point in basketball action The Bay High Tigers swept a pair of varsity games with the Vancleave Bulldogs at home on Friday, Jan. 16.
In the girls' game, the Lady Tigers disposed of the Lady Bulldogs 79-20.
With the win, the Lady Tigers improved to 16-4 overall and 6-0 in division play. Simone Jackson led the charge with 18 points followed by Jamaya Galloway with 15 points and 11 assists. Breanna Smith chipped in 10 points.
In the boys' game, the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 62-25.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 15-5 overall and 4-3 in division play.
Mekhi Wyman led the Tigers with 19 points followed by Austin Alexander with 10. Jan 20, 2015, 20:14
Stanislaus’s Brennan and Rogers named MaxPreps All-Americans Myles Brennan and Chase Rogers, both sophomores on the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws football team, were recently named to the MaxPreps Sophomore All-American football team.
Brennan, a quarterback, had a sensational sophomore season as he threw for 5,797 yards and 64 touchdowns on 409-of-582 passing. He also added six rushing touchdowns. His accomplishments reserved Brennan a place on the MaxPreps Sophomore All-American first team.
His passing yardage total set a new Mississippi state record eclipsing the previous record of 5,589 yards set by former All-American quarterback and SSC alum Dylan Favre in 2009. Jan 2, 2015, 18:07
OLA's Corder named MaxPreps All-American Our Lady Academy senior Brittany Corder was recently named to the MaxPreps Small Schools All-American first team. She is the only Mississippian on the first team.
Corder, a 5'10" middle blocker, helped lead OLA to a 41-2 record and their third consecutive Class I state championship and ninth overall.
During the season, Corder tallied 441 kills to go along with 40 blocks, 47 serving aces and a .511 hitting percentage. Jan 2, 2015, 18:07
Holiday hoops action in high gear for area teams Area basketball teams hit the hardwood in high gear during the holidays.
The Bay High Lady Tigers hosted the annual Bay High Christmas tournament that featured the Lady Tigers, the Hancock Lady Hawks, the Pass Christian Lady Pirates and the Pass Christian Pirates. The Bay High Tigers traveled to Simpson County for a tournament while the Hancock Hawks and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws traveled to Pearl and Picayune, respectively.
The Lady Tigers (12-2) defeated Oak Grove 40-25 on Monday, December 29th. Ashley Jordan and Breanna Smith each scored 11 points and Jamaya Galloway added 10 points in the win. Jordan contributed eight rebounds and Galloway added seven assists. Dec 30, 2014, 17:34
Hancock defensive end Carson Jordan played in the Benard Blackwell All-Star game last week in Gulfport. Pictured are Carson, his parents Paula and Stanley, bother Landon, and sister Paige.
Hancock's Carson Jordan collected several tackles and forced a fumble in Saturday's Bernard Blackwell All-Star game.
The Blackwell game is an annual contest of all-star players from the North and South districts of the state.
It was held Saturday at Gulfport's Milner stadium.
The South team took home a 48-14 victory.
Jordan, a three-year starter for the Hawks, had a stellar senior campaign, helping lead the Hawks to their first playoff berth in 23 years. Dec 26, 2014, 23:38
The Bay High Steppers took home their 6h consecutive win in the MS High School Athletics Association's dance competition. Members include, first row: Captain - Alexandra Spoon, Shelby Furr, Addie Haas, and Gabrielle Ladner. Second row: Isabelle Garza, Tarah Necaise, Abrey Strong, Jillian Seymour, Lexy Peterson, Alyssa Ragas and Cassady Compretta. Third row: Coach Priscilla Austin, Malori Bourn, Manager Hanah Necaise, Sydney Lester, Manager Baileigh Hall and Co-Captain-Madelynn Garza.
The five-time Mississippi High School Athletics Association State Champion Bay High Steppers Dance Team have added another year to their success story.
The team was just named the top Small Varsity dance team in the state for the sixth year in a row. The Steppers have won the kick competition six times and the Jazz competition five times, making Bay High the only dance team in the state to win this many consecutive state championships and to win both divisions this many times.
Bay High Steppers not only pursue excellence in dance, but also put an emphasis on grades and every Stepper is a MHSAA Scholar Athlete. Dec 16, 2014, 19:28
Myles Brennan throws the ball downfield against Noxubee County in the Class 4A state championship game. Brennan set a new state record with 5,797 yards passing which also led the nation in 2014. He also set a state record for touchdown passes with 64.
The 2014 football season was one for the record books and put the national spotlight on the area.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws advanced to the Class 4A state championship game but fell in their effort to claim the gold ball.
Despite the loss, the season was a fun ride for everyone involved as SSC went 13-2 on the year.
The high-octane aerial circus that is the SSC offense produced prolific numbers, as well as, several state records throughout the course of the season.
Myles Brennan was the architect on the field of battle each Friday night.
He threw for 5,797 yards on the season which not only set a new Mississippi state record but also led the nation. Dec 12, 2014, 18:23