Tigers & Lady Pirates claim division titles; Lady Pirates & Lady Tigers win first round The Bay High Tigers and the Pass Christian Lady Pirates both claimed their respective Division 8-4A basketball titles on Friday in Vancleave.
The Tigers (24-5) stopped an upstart Vancleave Bulldogs team 53-42 as they pulled away late in the game.
This was the first division title for head coach Randy McCrory who took over the program in 2013.
Darius Wyman paced Bay High with 18 points followed by Jaylan Wilson with 12 points. Galen Smith III chipped in 10 points and Galen Smith Jr added eight points. Feb 21, 2017, 17:39
Ladner, Hayes have SELA basketball moving ahead Former Saint Stanislaus College head basketball coach Jay Ladner has Southeastern Louisiana University basketball ready for a leap forward in his third season as the mentor of the Lions program.
Ladner has SELA sitting at 14-14 overall and 7-8 in league play.
Ladner has had to use all his coaching prowess in his three seasons to overcome an opponent that is more devastating than that of the opponents he faces throughout the season. That opponent is injuries. There is no defense against that opponent and the only answer is the mantra of "next man up." Feb 21, 2017, 17:38
Tigers advance to both finals in Division 8-4A, Lady Pirates play for title The regular season has come to a close and the division tournaments wrapped up last night. The playoffs in high school basketball begin in earnest early next week.
The Bay High Tigers placed both their varsity squads in the championship game while the Lady Pirates of Pass Christian advanced to the title tilt.
The Tigers (23-5) automatically advanced to the Class 4A state playoffs by virtue of being the #1-seed on the boys side.
On Thursday evening, the Tigers assured themselves of a home contest in the first round with a 67-45 victory over Moss Point (7-24). Galen Smith III led Bay High with 24 points while Jaylan Wilson and Galen Smith Jr added 14 and 13 points, respectively. Feb 17, 2017, 19:59
OLA's Funk earns second All-American honor on court It has been a great three months for Our Lady Academy junior middle blocker and outside hitter Emma Funk.
Last week, Funk learned that she was named an All-American by PrepVolleyball.com. this is Funk's second All-American designation following her being named to the MaxPreps Small School All-American team in December.
And, last month Funk was named Mississippi's Gatorade Player of the Year in the sport. Feb 14, 2017, 18:25
Regular season ends on court, tourneys set to tip-off The regular season on the hardwood for the area high school squads came to a conclusion last night. The respective division tournaments are set to begin this week at various locations.
The Bay High boys are the #1-seed for the Division 8-4A tournament that is being held at Vancleave High School while the Lady Tigers are the #2-seed. The Pass Christian boys are the #2-seed while the Lady Pirates are the #1-seed on the girls side.
On the boys side in Class 4A, there is a bye for the top two teams while the girls top seed gets a bye. Feb 10, 2017, 18:32
Bay High enters division tourney as number 1-seed The area high schools are in the last week of the regular season before the division tournaments begin in earnest next week.
The Bay High Tigers are the #1-seed for their division tournament after posting a 20-5 overall record with a 9-1 mark in the division. Their only blemish is a narrow loss to Pass Christian early in the season.
The Division 8-4A tournament is scheduled to be played in Vancleave next week. The Tigers defeated East Central on February 1st 68-32 which ended their division schedule. Game details were not available.
The Lady Tigers finished the season with a 49-37 victory over East Central last week. Dasia Barnes led all scorers with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Hancock was swept in region action by Gulfport last week on February 3rd to close out their region schedule. Feb 7, 2017, 19:29
Stanislausís Myles Brennan named Parade All-American For Saint Stanislaus College senior quarterback Myles Brennan, there is not much that he has not accomplished in his young football career especially this his senior year.
Brennan started this year off by competing in and blowing away scouts and competition at the Elite 11's The Opening in Oregon this past July. It was a week's worth of football coaching and drills that executive director, former NFL quarterback Trent Diller, stated that Brennan could lead his team. He became the first Mississippi prep quarterback to be selected for the Elite 11.
Brennan led his Rocks to a 10-2 overall mark and a second consecutive Division 8-4A title while being named an ESPN/Under Armour All-American. Feb 7, 2017, 18:28
Bay loses 4A soccer title in shootout with Florence The Bay High Tigers fell just short in their bid for a second Class 4A state title on a 3-2 edge in a shootout with the Florence Eagles on Saturday at Madison Central High School.
The Tigers (16-7-2) battled the Eagles (14-9-1) through 110 minutes of soccer, including 80 minutes of regulation, two 10-minute overtime periods and two five-minute sudden death overtime periods, before the shootout took place.
The score before the shootout was knotted at 1-1 and those goals both came in the first half of action.
Ethan Loftin scored for the Tigers with four minutes left in the first half on a header to knot the score at 1-1. Feb 7, 2017, 18:27