Hancock Schools Superintendent Alan Deadeaux, left; former Lady Hawks head coach Sandy Albright and Jessica Pucheu Garriga.
Former Hancock Lady Hawks great Jessica Pucheu Garriga had her jersey retired at a ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Pucheu was a rare, once-in-a-lifetime player who excelled as a prolific scorer but also led her team in several other categories as well.
As a player, she ended her career as the all-time leading scorer in Lady Hawks history with 2,751 points. Yes, that is a tremendous amount of points for someone who coaches describe as unselfish.
Former Hancock head coach Sandy Albright, who presented Pucheu with the honor, commented, "Nobody deserves this more than Jessica. She was a consummate coach's player. She did everything we asked of her and more. Feb 13, 2015, 20:38
Hancock sweeps Bay on court The Hancock Hawks hosted the Bay High Tigers on Tuesday, February 10th on the hardwood.
The Hawks swept the Tigers in a pair of varsity games in Kiln and also retired the jersey of Jessica Pucheu Garriga.
In the girls game, the Lady Hawks (19-8) defeated the Lady Tigers (20-5) in a low scoring affair 40-33.
Alissa Adam led all scorers with 22 points followed by Destiny Marks with eight points. Feb 13, 2015, 20:37
Tigers, Crescents, Rocks & Lady Pirates all advance is soccer playoffs The first round of the MHSAA state soccer playoffs was held on Tuesday, and the area had several participants.
The Bay High Tigers (17-2-3) shutout Northeast Lauderdale 6-0. Parker Rose scored three goals and Mark Johnson two goals in the win. Aiden Pohl also scored. The Tigers travel to Poplarville this Saturday for a second round game.
The Our Lady Academy Crescents (12-3-3) defeated St. Andrews of Jackson 3-0 to advance to the second. Georgia Williams, Tiffany Jones and Maggie Kowalski all scored for the Crescents. OLA plays the winner of Franklin County and Clarkdale on Saturday. If Franklin County won the game will be played in Bay St. Louis. Jan 28, 2015, 15:44
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
Stanislausís 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