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Packers retire #4 and induct Hancock native Brett Favre into the Hall of Fame
The Green Bay Packers retired the number of their greatest player and inducted Hancock County's own Brett Favre into the franchise's Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 18th.
Favre became the first player in Packers' history to have both honors bestowed upon him at once.
Hancock County's favorite son enjoyed a stellar 20-year career in the National Football League with 16 of those years being spent in Green Bay.
Packers' fans and the experience of playing in Green Bay are renowned and Favre made sure to acknowledge that.

Jul 24, 2015, 19:15

Favre leads Team USA to gold medal victory
The last name Favre is symbolic with football in Hancock County. Former Hancock North Central head coach Irvin Favre directed the Hawks' program for more than two decades and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame.
His son, Brett, is arguably the greatest quarterback in history having won a Super Bowl and three NFL MVP Awards while throwing for more yards, touchdowns and wins than any other in history. And, at the end of this month Brett will be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Now, a third generation is continuing excellence on the gridiron.

Jul 21, 2015, 18:43

Red Snapper season to open
MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller said Thursday that Mississippi anglers will be allowed to harvest Red Snapper in state waters from July 16 through Oct. 31.
Mississippi territorial waters will be open from 12:01 a.m. July 16 through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. The bag limit will be two Red Snapper per person with a minimum size of 16 inches.
“I believe a state season will have minimal impact on the resource and will benefit our local recreational anglers,” said Jamie Miller, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Jul 14, 2015, 19:17

Bay native & daughter living their dreams on the diamond
Correy Gex and his eldest daughter, Josie.

Bay St. Louis native and former St. Stanislaus great Correy Gex returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Memorial Day weekend with his family to coach his oldest daughter's softball team in the Memorial Day Classic at the Gulfport Sportsplex.
It has been a dream time for Gex and his wife, Amanda, watching all their girls play softball and progress on the field of dreams.
Gex's oldest daughter, Josie, is the ace pitcher for the Germantown Red Devils U-12 fastpitch softball team.
Gex is a 1996 graduate of SSC and played football, basketball and baseball for the Rocks.

Jul 10, 2015, 18:38

Favre goes for gold with Team USA
Former St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws All-American quarterback Dylan Favre has put an Arena football offer on hold to pursue dreams of a gold medal playing for Team USA in the International Federation of American Football World Championship.
The IFAF World Championship began on Thursday and runs through July 18. The competition is a seven-nation tournament that is being played in the United States for the first time.
Favre was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Mississippi following his senior season in 2009 during which he led the Rocks to the Class 4A state championship.

Jul 10, 2015, 18:37

CASA’s 2nd Annual Poker Run set for Saturday, July 11 in D’head
CASA of Hancock County will host its 2nd Annual Poker Run by land or by water on Saturday, July 11.
You can pre-register on Friday, July 10 at the Harbor House Steamer, 3401 Yacht Club Dr. in Diamondhead from 5-7 p.m.; or at the Ugly Pirate, 144 de Montluzin St. in Bay St. Louis from 6-8 p.m.
Day of registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Harbor House Steamer.
All participants should be back at the Harbor House by 4 p.m. Additionally, CASA will hold a small silent auction with summer/outdoor themed items, food will be for sale at the Harbor House and Dave Mayley will DJ all afternoon.
“The Poker Run is a fun event that gets friends and families together to support the work of CASA in the community,” said Mike Favre, poker run chairman.

Jul 2, 2015, 17:43

BAYS Spirit competes at state games
The BAYS SPIRITS soccer team. Pictured from bottom left are Caroline Lagasse, Margaret Compretta, Elisabeth Mooar, and Grace Oliver. Top left to right Camille Ivey, Kelsey Lafontaine, IsaBella Galliano, Carlie Lumpkin, Haley Crowe, and Ella Woods. Coaches from Top left are Leo Laurent Sr., Charles Oliver, and Robbie Lumpkin.

The BAYS Spirit with the BAYS Soccer Organization participated in the State Games of Mississippi in Meridian on June 20 and 21.
The State Games of Mississippi began in 1992 with 1200 athletes competing in 12 sports. The 2014 State Games consisted of 37 sports with more than 5,000 athletes competing. This year, 37 sports again attracted amateur athletes from across the state for top competition.
The BAYS Spirit won their bracket in their division. They won their first game defeating the Delta Stars 7 to 1. In their second game, they defeated the Brandon FC 05 DII team 1 to 0.

Jun 30, 2015, 18:09

Brennan & Rogers secure gridiron offers
Several players for the record-setting St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws' offense have recently hit the recruiting and football camp trail during the month of June.
SSC head coach Bill Conides talked about the importance of getting exposure: "I consider the month of June a time to get as much exposure as possible. We want the players to show off to schools what they can do and what we can do as a program. As a player, I did not have that opportunity so I want to make sure they have it no matter what it takes."
The group started at the University of Alabama on June 2 and then traveled to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn.

Jun 26, 2015, 19:41


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