SSC alum Artigues inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame Jay Artigues, a former St. Stanislaus College and Pearl River Community College standout player and coach, joined 14 other standouts and was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Tuesday, April 25th at the Muse Center on the campus of Hinds Community College.
Artigues stated, "I am both excited and humbled by this tremendous honor. Being able to represent PRCC as a student, player and coach was an incredible experience. I want to thank Dr. William Lewis and everyone involved at PRCC for this honor."
Artigues prepped at SSC from 1985-87 where he set the single-season batting average record with a .521 mark before heading off to PRCC. Jun 7, 2017, 00:20
BWYC set to host the 68th annual MCYA Chapman Regatta June 10-11 This year for the first time in 68 years, there will be a change in the competition format for the annual Mississippi Coast Yachting Association (MCYA) Chapman Regatta to be hosted by Bay-Waveland Yacht Club (BWYC) on June 10-11.
This year, all of the yacht clubs in the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) are invited to compete while in past years only Mississippi yacht clubs have been eligible to compete in the annual sailing event.
This historic team race sailing event started in 1950 when the Chapman brothers donated the Chapman Trophy to the MCYA.
The winner of the trophy each year is recognized as the championship yacht club of the Mississippi Coast Yachting Association (MCYA). Jun 7, 2017, 00:19
Funk & O'Bannon earn honors at state sports banquet Area players were honored recently at a state sports banquet hosted by the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson on Thursday, May 25th.
Volleyball player Emma Funk of OLA and baseball player Magruder O'Bannon of St. Stanislaus were both honored at the banquet.
Funk was named the Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year by The Clarion-Ledger newspaper.
Funk helped lead OLA to a 33-7 overall record and their fifth consecutive Class I state championship and 11th title overall.
Funk led the state of Mississippi, regardless of classification, in kills with 748 along with 89 blocks and 34 aces.
She was named the All-South Mississippi Player of the Year and to the All-State team for the second consecutive year. Jun 2, 2017, 18:18
Farmer & Dodgers show moxie in 10-2 win over New Orleans Kyle Farmer has not wasted any time making his presence known with the Oklahoma City Dodgers since his call up to Triple-A on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Farmer and the Dodgers took two of three games against the New Orleans Baby Cakes over the Memorial Day weekend series. The Tuesday game was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as a double-header on July 8th when Oklahoma City returns to the Big Easy.
On Saturday, Farmer lined up behind the plate as the catcher and also had a strong game at the plate swinging the bat as the Dodgers upended the Baby Cakes 10-2 in the series opener.
The day started early for Farmer an Jun 2, 2017, 18:17
Teams continue successful run in athletics As the chords of 'Pomp and Circumstance' fade into the quickly approaching summer breeze, another school year comes to a our close.
Our teams that we cheered throughout this past academic year did not disappoint either. The titles may not have numbered as many as in years past but the overall strength and performance of our beloved competitors left a lasting impression throughout the state.
The school year got off on the right track early with cross country, football, volleyball and swimming all enjoying tremendous success.
On the trails, cross country weaved its way to solid finishes at the state meet in November. May 30, 2017, 17:57
Farmer gets the call to Triple-A Oklahoma City Kyle Farmer, the son of Rachel and Bryan Farmer of Atlanta, may not sound familiar to many in this area but he has roots that run deep in Hancock County.
Farmer is a member of the Gex family who has been rooted in Hancock County since the 1870s.
Farmer's mother is the former Rachel Gex who graduated from OLA in 1981. His uncle is Joe Gex (not this sportswriter), a 1982 SSC graduate, who became an All-American catcher at Ole Miss. His grandfather, Honorable Walter J. Gex, III, is the retired senior judge for the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. May 26, 2017, 17:31
Area diamond stars land on MAC All-State team Four area baseball players were recently named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A All-State team. All four players were members of the St. Stanislaus College Rock-a-chaws.
The four players selected were OF Brendan Logan, P Levi Knight, C Magruder O'Bannon and P/1B Nick Hertz.
The four players helped lead the Rocks to the Division 8-4A title and the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Brendan Logan, a senior outfielder, was named to the first team for Class 4A.
Logan was a leadoff batter for SSC with an average of .443. He scored 33 runs, tallied 43 hits and stole 20 bases. May 23, 2017, 19:14
OLA & SSC end links season as state runner-up Both Our Lady Academy and St. Stanislaus College have made a habit of finishing strong at the state golf match. For the third consecutive season, the Crescents finish as Class I girls state runner-up while this year marks the fifth consecutive season that the Rocks have finished either Class 4A state runner-up or state champion. The Rocks won the Class 4A state championship in 2014 and 2015.
The Class I girls state championship.was held at Big Oaks Golf Club in Saltillo and hosted by Tupelo Christian Prep.
OLA's squad was comprised of Callee Breland, Katie Albright and Gabby Zimmerman. May 16, 2017, 23:41