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I had to fish Super Bowl Sunday. Considering I’m usually running charters on Saturdays and Sundays, and asleep by 7pm I seldom get to watch football games anyway. It was a last minute booked trip from my old buddy Mr Charlie, from Tennessee. He was in town to go way offshore, in hopes of cat…

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As a full-time fishing guide, there are few things more terrifying than pulling up to the dock in the morning, and seeing a boat load of LADNERS. I’m kidding, but when Captain Darien(pronounced Darren) Ladner and his family are at the dock, you’d better bring your A-Game that day! I’ve fishe…

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I was deep in the marsh a couple of trips ago. One of the guys on the boat asked, “How in the heck did you ever find this place”? I remember exactly how I found it. Many years before, Captain Matt Tusa and I were studying a map. We were asking each other where each other had fished. We reali…

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I had to fish Super Bowl Sunday. Considering I’m usually running charters on Saturdays and Sundays, and asleep by 7pm I seldom get to watch football games anyway. It was a last minute booked trip from my old buddy Mr Charlie, from Tennessee. He was in town to go way offshore, in hopes of cat…

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As a full-time fishing guide, there are few things more terrifying than pulling up to the dock in the morning, and seeing a boat load of LADNERS. I’m kidding, but when Captain Darien(pronounced Darren) Ladner and his family are at the dock, you’d better bring your A-Game that day! I’ve fishe…

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I was deep in the marsh a couple of trips ago. One of the guys on the boat asked, “How in the heck did you ever find this place”? I remember exactly how I found it. Many years before, Captain Matt Tusa and I were studying a map. We were asking each other where each other had fished. We reali…

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The Hancock Hawks swept both the boys and girls team titles in the Class III state bowling championships held on Friday, February 5, at Fannin Lanes in Brandon.

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The Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws will get an opportunity to defend their Class 4A state soccer title after blanking the Bay High Tigers 2-0 on Tuesday evening at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.

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Competition is a great thing in business, even in the charter fishing world. When companies play fair, are friendly and supportive of each either, EVERYONE benefits. 

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I guess I done went and got old? I am writing this story a day after having knee surgery, laid up in my recliner. It was a minor meniscus repair, and I should be back on the water in no time. I can now add bad knee to a bad neck, and a bad back. I’m all but certain the last couple of decades…

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Some of the first few trips of 2021 have been close to the dock, VERY CLOSE. I actually really enjoy these nearshore trips, for two main reasons. I’d much rather fish than boat ride, and I absolutely hate being cold. Some of the days we’ve fished this year, we’ve had ice on the boats in the …

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Five short years ago, my daughter Margot was in kindergarten. She asked if we could bring her 5th grade buddy Brady on a fishing trip. At her school(Coast Episcopal) the 5th graders are paired with kindergarteners, it’s kind of a mentoring program. We had an amazing day on the water. Her “bu…

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Despite a somewhat shortened season on the high school gridiron due to the pandemic that continues to ravage the world, the area teams knew just how close they were to not having a season at all in 2020. After all, several key logistical indices were not decided until the week of the first g…

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My buddy Joe books several trips every year. He normally brings his family and or his friends from work or school. This last trip was a birthday present for his wife, Juanita. Honestly, she was less than thrilled getting into the boat. It was cold and way to early for her liking. “He’s the o…

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The Saint Stanislaus Brother Philip Athletic Complex was the setting for the 2020 Rock-A-Chaw Homecoming Celebration which was held on Friday, November 6, following multiple delays due to Hurricanes Delta and Zeta.

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The Hancock Hawks piled up nearly 500 yards of offense Friday as they defeated the West Harrison Hurricanes 42-7 at Brett Favre Field.

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The Hancock Hawks made their 2020 Homecoming a memorable one, stunning the 10th-ranked Harrison Central Red Rebels 21-14 in a thriller at Brett Favre Field.

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The Bay-Waveland School District recently opened the district's new multi-purpose field house at the Joe D. McCullough Stadium. The new field house and training facility replaces the dingy and outdated rectangle building that stood for close to 50 years.The new building is a multi-purpose at…

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The Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws traveled north to Madison to take on the St. Joseph Bruins in a non-conference match-up.

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Captain Matt and I recently fished one of the more interesting crews we’ve ever had. It wasn’t that they were from some far away place. They were all buddies from The University of Alabama(circa late 90’s-ish). These guys hadn’t all been together in close to 20Years! The stories these fellas…

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The Battle for the Crab Trap was a true battle between the Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws and the Bay High Tigers. The two squads squared off 'between the walls' in a game that was a tale of two halves.

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The Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (3-2, 0-1) traveled to Moss Point last Friday evening to open division play against the Tigers. The ride home from Dantzler Stadium was not a happy one after the Tigers (3-2, 1-0) blanked the Rocks 26-0. It was the first time SSC was shutout since a 30-0 los…

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Hosea Singleton deflected Pass High’s two point conversion pass attempt out of bounds with 25 seconds remaining on the game clock to secure a 45-43 win for the Bay High Tigers to open district play in Bay St. Louis on Friday night.

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The Bay High Tigers got a huge defensive play by Hosea Singleton to open district play with a 45-43 win over Pass Christian in Bay St. Louis on Friday night. Singleton deflected a two-point conversion pass attempt near the goal line with 25 seconds remaining in the game.

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The Moss Point Tigers shut out Saint Stanislaus on the high school gridiron Friday night 26-0.

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The high school volleyball season is quickly coming to a close and the state playoffs are pending in the near future.All area team gathered wins last week with OLA claiming their 21st division title with a win against Columbia on Thursday.  Bay High Lady Tigers The Lady Tigers (4-2) got two …

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The Poplarville Hornets knocked the Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws off the undefeated pedestal with a 27-7 victory at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.

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The Hancock Hawks played hard against the undefeated Ocean Springs Greyhounds on Friday, but eventually fell 27-10 at Brett Favre Field.

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The Bay High Tigers (2-1) picked up their first loss of the season on the road at McComb on Friday. The McComb Tigers made a louder roar in their 47-14 win at home.

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The Bay High Tigers got the early lead against Perry Central (0-3), going up 14-0 and leading 17-6 at halftime, but the Tigers would have to come from behind in the second half to get the 31-20 win in Bay St. Louis on Saturday.

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Mason Cranmer and Pierre Fowler both scored a pair of touchdowns Friday night in Meridian as the Hancock Hawks defeated the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans 27-9.

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The Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws traveled to PRCC to host the West Marion Trojans on Friday night. The Rocks (2-0) tripped up the Trojans (1-1) 21-19 behind a powerful running game.

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The Hancock Hawks football team on Friday suffered its second disappointing loss of the young 2020 season, falling 34-9 to the Stone County Tomcats at Brett Favre Field.

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The Bay High Tigers opened their football season with a 32-0 shutout win over the St. Patrick Irish on J.D. McCullough Stadium's Tank Williams Field in Bay St. Louis on Friday. The teams played to a scoreless first quarter, but the Tigers got going in the second quarter, scoring half their p…

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It has been a decade since twin sisters, Brittany and Victoria Nutting, were 'Queens of the Court' in volleyball in Hancock County. A lot has changed since they garnered All-State honors, led Hancock to the program's first Class III state championship, and Victoria was named Gatorade Player …

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Volleyball is now hitting full stride on the court with division play in action. Due to the delayed start of the season, the volleyball playoffs are not that far away.

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The Hancock Hawks’ 2020 football season got off to a disappointing start Friday when they dropped a 35-14 decision to the Gautier Gators.

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The Our Lady Academy Crescents volleyball program witnessed the setting of a star in head coach Mike Meyers this past spring. However, OLA did not have to look far for a successor having named Emily Meyers Corley head volleyball coach for the 2020-21 school year. Corley is in her second year…

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Correy Gex, a native of Bay St. Louis and 1996 graduate of Saint Stanislaus, has always remained close to his hometown even though he has lived in the Memphis suburb of Germantown since he graduated from Ole Miss in 2001. 

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The Mississippi High School Activities Association recently released recommendations for the return to competition for the fall sports of cross country, swimming, volleyball and football.

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I had some of my favorite gals out on a recent fishing trip. I try to get our sitter Laura Grace(LG) out when ever time allows. Also joining LG were her best girls, my daughter Margot and LG’s buddy Charlotte. They didn’t wanna keep any fish, but I talked LG into bringing a few back home to …

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Hancock County’s 12U travel softball team Gulf Coast Fire ‘N Ice played in the USFA Summer Bash at the Hancock County Sportsplex on June 13-14.  This was the first girl’s travel softball tournament held in the facility.  Fire ‘N Ice started the weekend defeating Mississippi Pride (3-2), Miss…

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MaxPreps, the think-tank of high school sports in America, released a list of the top 100 all-time high school passers in history on Tuesday, April 28th. Two former area quarterbacks who went on to earn All-American honors were included on the list - Myles Brennan and Dylan Favre.