Back row: Allison Lippert, Aarmanii McDaniel, Coach Jesse Rechtien, Mikayla McMillan and Natasha Feyjoo. Front row: Ali Dedeaux, Maddie Anderson, Kayleigh Aicklen, Brittany Corder, Mikaela Hall and Madison Costanza. Team members not pictured: Lauren Lawhead, Destiny Marks and Jordan Rayburn.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Volleyball Club 18ís team finished first at the Gulf Coast Regional Championships held last weekend in Mobile, Alabama.
This win was the sixth First Place Gold Division finish for the girls and has qualified them to compete at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 29 - July 2.
The MGCVC team is composed of some of the best volleyball players from local area schools including DíIberville High School, Gulfport High School, Goss Road Academy, Hancock High School, Harrison Central High School, Our Lady Academy, and St. Patrick High School. Last year the MGCVC 18ís were the first Mississippi team to ever represent the USA Volleyball Gulf Coast Region at the national event and these girls are very proud to be doing it again. Apr 17, 2015, 19:23
Weather puts damper on sports For the second week in a row, the weather patterns over the area have resulted in cancellations and postponements of several games and meets for spring sports in baseball, softball, track and field, tennis and golf.
Every day this week, it has rained throughout the area causing already inundated playing fields more damage due to standing water. The damage is simply not able to play important division contests in the final stretch of the regular season heading into the postseason.
Bay High, Hancock, Our Lady Academy, Pass Christian and St. Stanislaus have all been affected by the inclement weather on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Rocks (17-3, 9-0) played one of the Coastís only baseball games this week on Wednesday. Apr 17, 2015, 19:22
Some things go hand-in-hand with the rites of spring like pollen in the air and flowers blooming in the fields. The St. Stanislaus/Our Lady Academy tennis team winning the Division 8-4A title is one of those things. The SSC/OLA team won the division title last week for the 18th consecutive year. Thatís right, the squad has claimed the title every year since 1998. In terms of winning streaks, that is about as convincing as any. The Rocks went undefeated in division play compiling a record of 5-0 against Bay High, Moss Point, Pass Christian, Poplarville and Vancleave. They lost just six courts of the 35 they played. In division play, they tallied 29 wins while dropping just 15 sets total.
Some things go hand-in-hand with the rites of spring like pollen in the air and flowers blooming in the fields. The St. Stanislaus/Our Lady Academy tennis team winning the Division 8-4A title is one of those things.
The SSC/OLA team won the division title last week for the 18th consecutive year.
Thatís right, the squad has claimed the title every year since 1998. In terms of winning streaks, that is about as convincing as any.
The Rocks went undefeated in division play compiling a record of 5-0 against Bay High, Moss Point, Pass Christian, Poplarville and Vancleave. They lost just six courts of the 35 they played. In division play, they tallied 29 wins while dropping just 15 sets total. Apr 14, 2015, 19:01
Rocks fall to Indians in extra frames; Pass splits in softball The inclement weather became a driving force in the cancellation of high school baseball and softball games this past weekend. And, it appears that it will figure heavily into the games scheduled for this week, as well. This is a crucial time of the year for teams as this is the final week of division action in baseball and the playoffs begin April 24.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws was the only baseball team in the area to take the field on Saturday. However, it was not a good day for the Rocks as they suffered their third loss of the season in an 8-7 decision in extra frames against the Biloxi Indians at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.
The Indians used some timely hits with runners in scoring position to take the game to extra innings and get the win while the Rocks stranded 13 runners in the game and had to fight one four-out inning in the nagging loss.
SSC head coach Mark Logan commented, ďThe difference in the game w Apr 14, 2015, 19:00
Hawks split with HCHS, SSC beats Vancleave; Lady Hawks win two High school baseball enters the final week of division play while softball heads into their final two-week stretch. Many games were played a day in advance of inclement weather that was projected to invade the area on Friday evening.
The Hancock Hawks split a pair of games with Harrison Central this past week.
On Tuesday, April 7th the Hawks (12-8, 6-5) dropped a close 3-2 decision before rebounding to win 5-4 on Thursday, April 9th.
Landon Jordan got the win on the mound fanning seven batters in a complete game. Carson Jordan collected two hits while Hunter Waltman smacked a three-run homerun.
There were no game details for the first game.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws swept a pair of games with the Vancleave Bulldogs this week to remain undefeated in Division 8-4A. Apr 13, 2015, 16:07
Picayune wins title at annual Jr. Rock Relays Invitational The St. Stanislaus/Our Lady Academy track and field program hosted the first annual junior high Rock Relays on Thursday, April 9th. The Meridian Junior High girls and Picayune Junior High boys claimed the team titles.
On the girls side, Meridian tallied 177 points to claim the top spot followed by Belle Chasse Middle School with 102 points, Pass Christian 65, Picayune 61 and Poplarville with 39.
Top performers for Pass Christian on the girls' side were Heaven Maurice in the high jump with a leap of 4'6" to win the event followed by teammate Deja Howard in third place with a height of 4'4". Apr 13, 2015, 16:06
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