Greer & Rutherford star for South in 69th annual Bernard Blackwell Classic The state's oldest All-Star game, the Bernard Blackwell Classic, turned 69 this past Saturday and featured two area student-athletes in the senior classic.
Saint Stanislaus quarterback Jake Greer and Saint Stanislaus free safety JD Rutherford suited up for the South squad.
Greer was one of two quarterbacks chosen for the game while Rutherford was added to the roster last week due to an injury to Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year Tony Brown of East Central.
The North defeated the South 13-0 on Saturday which marked the first shutout in the series history since 2000 when the South defeated the North 24-0. The victory was also the North's first shutout over the South since 1988 when they won 7-0. Dec 12, 2017, 18:19
Six area volleyball players named All-State The Our Lady Academy Crescents and the Hancock Lady Hawks each had three student-athletes named to the Mississippi Volleyball Coaches All-State team.
OLA's Emma Funk and Rebecca Walk were both named to the first team along with Hancock's Madison Ladner. OLA's Hannah Gest and Hancock's Catie Ladner and Karrington Perkins were named to the second team.
Funk, a three-time MaxPreps All-American and 2016 Gatorade Mississippi Player of the Year, was named to the team for the third consecutive year.
Funk, a 5'10" Trinity University commit, led the nation in kill percentage with a 72.9% mark in 2017.
During 2017, Funk tallied 630 kills, 65 aces, 175 points, 113 blocks and 311 digs. Dec 8, 2017, 17:05
SSC's Tartavoulle commits to Central Arkansas Saint Stanislaus College senior offensive lineman Brandon Tartavoulle verbally committed to the University of Central Arkansas on Tuesday after a recent trip to Conway to view the Bears' second-round playoff game against New Hampshire.
Tartavoulle's commitment to UCA also continued a streak of Division I players from the Rocks that dates back to 2014.
Tartavoulle, a 6'3" 310-lb All-State offensive lineman, has played everywhere along the line at SSC during his four years as a starter.
SSC head coach Jeff Jordan commented, "I'm very happy for Brandon. He really felt at home at UCA. I truly feel that he will have a chance to play early. Dec 8, 2017, 17:01
Tigers split with Greyhounds on hardwood The Bay High Tigers spllit a pair of games with the Ocean Springs Greyhounds at Bay High on Tuesday, December 28th.
The Lady Tigers (2-6) dropped their game with Ocean Springs 50-23.
The Lady Greyhounds jumped out to a 22-8 lead in the first period and did not look back. Ocean Springs led 38-15 at intermission.
Bay High head coach Debbie Triplett commented, "This is a learning year for us. We are trying to get on the same page. We are dealing with limited numbers, experience and injuries. We are focused on getting through this and gaining experience."
Tiahni Powell led Bay High with 11 points. Dec 1, 2017, 18:40
NO. 2 CRUSADERS ADVANCE No. 2 William Carey advances to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Men's Soccer Championship with a thrilling penalty kick shootout win over Hastings College in second round action of the 2017 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship. Nov 29, 2017, 09:26
Hawks’ 2017 season is one for the history books The Hancock High School Hawks' magical 2017 season ended last Friday when the Pearl Pirates defeated the Hawks 41-3 in the quarter finals of the MHSAA playoffs.
Despite the loss, the 2017 season will be looked upon as one of the most successful in school history.
In 2017, the Hancock Hawks not only won on the football field, but united a community and set a high standard for future teams.
The long road:
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Hancock had a solid football program. From 1976 to 2004, Hancock had winning records most years and made several playoff and bowl game appearances along the way. Nov 25, 2017, 09:47
The punting team of long snapper Austin McIntosh, left, and punter Patrick Ponder hoist the Southland Conference championship trophy following University of Central Arkansas's 34-0 victory Saturday over Abilene Christian University in Conway, AR. The UCA Bears completed regular season play with a 10-1 overall record and were 9-0 in conference play and ranked number three nationally.
Three University of Central Arkansas football players earned 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District honors on Thursday.
The three Bears include senior punter Patrick Ponder, senior linebacker James Graves and junior offensive lineman John Cook.
Ponder has a 3.68 grade-point average in anthropology. Graves has a 3.62 GPA in computer science. Cook has a 3.78 GPA in biology.
Ponder, from Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Jones County Junior College, is currently third in the Southland Conference in punting with a 40.5-yard average. He was a preseason All-SLC selection. Nov 21, 2017, 19:16
Soccer bounces into a break The area teams have hit an early season break in soccer with Thanksgiving this week.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (5-2-1) defeated Biloxi on Friday 3-2. Max Matsenbaugh, Parker Slade and Beau Rimmer all scored for SSC.
On Monday, the Rocks beat Sacred Heart 5-2 as Rimmer, Slade, Gabe Toepfer, Alex Koons and Kade Wittmann all scored. Charlie Demetz and Rimmer each had two assists, as well.
The Pass Christian Pirates (4-2) dropped their game with Long Beach 2-0 on Friday.
Hancock defeated Picayune 4-0 Monday but game details were not available.
Bay High remains 1-1-3. Nov 21, 2017, 19:15