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Hancock taps Lollar to lead Hawks on gridiron
The Hancock Hawks stayed close for their next hire to lead the troops on the gridiron as they promoted defensive coordinator Neil Lollar to head coach on Tuesday.
He replaced long-time head coach Rocky Gaudin who stepped down at the end of the season after 40 years of service to the Hawks and other programs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Lollar, who has been at Hancock for the last four years, actually started his athletic career playing baseball at Northeast Mississippi Community College and Ole Miss before moving to the Coast in 2000.
He started coaching football at Stone in 2009 with the receivers and defensive backs. That led to coming to Hancock in 2013 as the defensive backs coach under Gaudin.

Jan 13, 2017, 17:41

Bay splits with Pass Christian on hardwood
The area high school basketball action is back in high gear following the holiday break.
The Bay High Tigers and the Pass Christian Pirates split a pair of games on Tuesday, January 10th.
In the girls game, the Lady Pirates (9-11, 3-0) defeated the Lady Tigers (12-5, 0-3) 49-34. The victory completed the regular season sweep over the Lady Tigers for the first time in recent memory.
Pass Christian head coach Greta Ainsworth commented, "Our bench did a great job playing their role and maintaining the lead on the floor. I was very proud of them this evening."

Jan 13, 2017, 17:40

Bay High and SSC get wins on the soccer field
The high school soccer season is headed into the home stretch with games through the end of January before the playoffs crank up.
The Bay High Tigers split a pair of games with the Pass Christian Pirates on Tuesday, January 10th.
The Tigers (10-5-2, 3-1) stopped the Pirates 4-0 with Ethan Loftin and Bo Bowman each getting two goals in the win.
In the girls game, the Lady Pirates (13-4-1, 4-1) defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1 behind goals from Kamdyn Skinner and Alyssa Silvas. There wasn't any scoring information available for the Lady Tigers.
The Hancock Hawks (12-4-1, 0-3) fell to Gulfport on Tuesday 2-1 but scoring information was not available for Hancock.

Jan 13, 2017, 17:38

St. Stanislaus College names Jeff Jordan as its head football coach
Saint Stanislaus new Head Football Coach, Jeff Jordan (center) with Patrick McGrath, Saint Stanislaus Principal (left) and Stace McRaney, Saint Stanislaus Athletic Director.

Saint Stanislaus College did not have to look very far to find the new head football coach to assume the reigns of the program that enters it's 102nd year of football in 2017.
Jeff Jordan, the offensive line coach the last two seasons, has been tabbed to be the next football coach replacing Bill Conides who resigned to become the athletic director and head football coach at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana
Jordan, a veteran of coaching in Louisiana, becomes a head coach in Mississippi for the first time.
As a player, he originally signed to play for Southern Mississippi and Bobby Collins. However, he transferred to Louisiana State University to finish his junior and senior seasons after Collins left for Southern Methodist University.

Jan 10, 2017, 16:55

Weather cancels hardwood & soccer action
Last Friday Jack Frost and his band of wintery thieves stole some valuable time away from the area's varsity basketball and soccer programs when an arctic blast moved through the area. The blast caused temperatures to plummet while the precipitation threatened to ice roads and bridges. Area schools began to postpone games to avoid putting parents, fans and students in danger on the roads Friday evening.
Hancock and Biloxi did play on the hardwood Friday evening with the Indians claiming a sweep of the Hawks.
In the girls game, the Lady Hawks (9-10, 0-2) stumbled 52-44 despite 16 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals from Jaylin Ladner and 15 points from Kalin Smith. Amanda Green added nine points.

Jan 10, 2017, 16:50

MaxPreps names Brennan & Rogers ‘All-American’
Saint Stanislaus College senior quarterback Myles Brennan and tight end Chase Rogers were named to MaxPreps' Medium Schools All-American first team on Monday, January 9th.
This is the second All-American honor for both Brennan and Rogers.
Last week, Rogers was honored by MaxPreps as a first team national All-American and now he made the list for the school's proper demographic according to enrollment.
Rogers, whose 2016 receiving totals were ranked in the top 12 nationally at his position, commented, "It's a great accomplishment to be on the list and be named one of the top tight ends in the nation. However, I couldn't have accomplished it without the help of my teammates."

Jan 10, 2017, 16:40

Bay, Hancock get two wins in holiday action
The Bay High Tigers got two wins in their holiday trip to McComb last week. The Tigers (12-4) stopped South Pike 57-50 on December 28th and McComb 70-54 on December 29th. The Tigers fell to Tylertown 50-40 on December 30th.
In the game against South Pike, the Tigers were led by Galen Smith III with 21 points, 12 rebounds and two assists followed by Galen Smith, Jr with nine points and Jaylan Wilson with nine points. Chris Moody added nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Game details.were not available for McComb and Tylertown.
The Rocks (5-10) dropped two games in the Picayune Holiday Tournament. The Rocks fell to Lafayette 49-35 on December 29th to d'Iberville 51-47 on December 30th.

Jan 4, 2017, 08:40

Funk & Ladner named first team All-American
Emma Funk, a junior Our Lady Academy middle blocker, and Madison Ladner, a junior Hancock outside hitter, were both named to the first team MaxPreps Small Schools All-American squad. Funk was named to the All-American first team as a middle blocker while Ladner was named an all-around player on the first team.
Funk has helped lead her Crescents' team to five consecutive Class I state championships and is the reigning two-time All-South Mississippi Player of the Year and member of the All-State team.
Funk stated, "I am very happy to be given this honor but I could not have accomplished it without my teammates and coach Mike Meyers. And, having two players from Hancock County named All-American shows how much the sport has grown."

Jan 4, 2017, 08:39


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