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Hayden Davis celebrates a homerun.
Hayden Davis celebrates a homerun.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
MADISON – Sometimes sports just get things right.
    Prior to its season-opener against Copiah on Thursday night, the MRA baseball team took the field with only eight players to honor Cole Kirby, a Patriots’ infielder who died in a car accident this summer. The first pitch of the game was thrown with nobody at second base, Kirby’s position.
  • Father and son bond through weightlifting, prep for event
    A St. Joseph High School junior discovers a love for powerlifting that brings him even closer to his dad.

    Pat Frascogna, 54, and his only son, 17-year-old, Franco, do all the usual things a father and son do together with one exception; they are training for the competitive powerlifting circuit, too.  Pat was a competitive powerlifter some decades ago but, as he says, "the tyranny of life dictated my time be spent away from the weightroom".
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors sign athletic scholarships on Wednesday
    MADISON  Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors Bergen Teeter and Nick Thompson signed scholarship offers today, National Signing Day, to continue playing sports on the community college and university level.

    Teeter will play volleyball next fall at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo., while Thompson signed to play football beginning next fall at Holmes Community College. Both were standout players during their high school playing career at Saint Joseph.
  • The late, immeasurably great Boo Ferriss could have become a Major League manager had he chosen that path. With his people skills and his baseball acumen, he surely would have been a splendid one.
  • Equestrian Team at Mississippi College wraps up Fall 2016 season at Georgia tournament
    Mississippi College equestrian team riders finished the Fall season in style with an impressive showing at a recent Georgia tournament.

    Topping the highlight reel for the Blue & Gold was MC senior captain Maggie Waters. The Zanesville, Ohio rider and her horse earned a first-place ribbon in the category of open over the fences.
  • MADISON – The first thing one notices upon entering the lobby of MRA’s gymnasium is the trophy case filled with gold balls. Enter into the gym itself, and there’s championship banners galore. Step inside longtime coach Richard Duease’s office and there’s even more title paraphernalia and countless Coach of the Year plaques from year’s past.

    Yes, MRA’s dominance in boy’s basketball is real. All the trophies, banners and plaques are just further proof of that.
  • Panthers claim title
    Canton Academy won its first state championship in 20 years last Thursday by defeating cross-county rival Tri-County Academy 21-7 in the MAIS A-AA state championship game.

    TCA played a hard-fought match while dealing with the loss of teammate Taylor Martin, the team’s starting center, who passed away in a vehicle accident two days before the title game.
  • Madison Central advances
    TUPELO — The Madison Central High School Jaguars ended Tupelo High’s perfect season last Friday in a 38-17 thumping to advance to the 6A state championship semifinals this week.

    Madison Central (10-3-1) will take on Clinton (12-1) this Friday in Clinton. Earlier this year in week six the Arrows beat the Jags 30-21.
  • Velma Jackson wins big
    CAMDEN — Velma Jackson kept a seven-game win streak alive this past Friday night after defeating the North Pontotoc Vikings 56-42 in the 3A state championship quarterfinal match.

    Falcons quarterback Antavious Willis scored the first touchdown of the matchup on a scramble from behind center. The Vikings answered to take it to 7-7 in what appeared like it would be a long night of back-and-forth.
  • Pats punch ticket to ’Ship
    MADISON – Perhaps Jace Correro summed up Friday’s MRA-Copiah playoff semifinal game the best:
        “That game was absolutely insane,” the MRA slot receiver said shortly following his team’s 49-24 victory at Patriot Field.
  • Madison Central edges Columbus
    The Jags (9-3-1) prepare to face undefeated Tupelo in the second round of 6A playoffs after a 28-25 win over Columbus (6-6) in the Jungle last Friday.

    Jack Walker completed nine of 17 passes for 120 yards and a 47-yard touchdown to Myles Hopson. Walker also rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
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