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CHS Football Player Named Wendy’s Statewide ‘Giant of the Week’

Corinth Warrior Zach Patterson Scored Five TDs  Corinth High School football player Zach Patterson has been named Wendy’s statewide Giant of the Week after the team’s win over the New Albany Bulldogs last Friday. Patterson, a senior, carried the ball 10 times and amassed 164 yards rushing, an impressive 16…

After a Half-Century of Coaching, Plummer Still a Corinth Warrior at Heart

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Coach Johnny Plummer loves Corinth. He had never been to Alcorn County prior to taking his first coaching job after graduating from Mississippi College. Plummer was recruited to coach at Corinth because of his long list of qualifications, including playing ball for the…

Slugburger Superstar Chestnut Sets New Hotdog Eating World Record

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Legendary eater and Corinth slugburger superstar Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new world record Wednesday during the Nathan’s Famous hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, N.Y. when he consumed 74 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Chestnut, who has won the World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth the…

Four ACHS Seniors Make Northeast Dance Team

Four Alcorn Central High School seniors recently made the dance team at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Kaylyn Lavender, Serenity Rorie, Preslee Sartain and Mallie Kate Williams will be on the sidelines in the fall as Northeast Tiger Dancers. They will receive a $787 scholarship. While in high school, Lavender cheered…

Baseball/Softball Camp Registration Open

A baseball and softball camp for all area children of certain ages will be held at Biggersville High School from June 13-15. Hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, sportsmanship and much more will be covered in the camp. The cost is $30 for the baseball camp and $25 for the softball…

Former Corinth Coach Mitchell Dies at 68

By Brad Locke For Corinth Today Jimmy Mitchell, who spent most of his 40-year football coaching career in Northeast Mississippi, died Wednesday. He was 68. Mitchell spent the final 14 years of his career as head coach at Corinth. There, he compiled a record of 118-54 with 12 consecutive playoff…

CHS Tennis Players Advance to State Tourney

Corinth High School tennis players Peyton Marshall and Brooks Anne Milligan, who both play singles, won second place in Division 1, 4A. They advanced to the state tournament scheduled for May 7.

Parks & Rec Hosts 20 Soccer Teams

The Corinth-Alcorn Parks & Recreation Department hosted 20 teams during the Mississippi Soccer Association district tournament last weekend. (More photos below). Four of the six Corinth teams will advance to the state tournament April 27-29 in Columbus. Officials were able to complete all games during the rainy tournament weekend, said…

Parks & Rec Hosts 20 Soccer Teams

The Corinth-Alcorn Parks & Recreation Department hosted 20 teams during the Mississippi Soccer Association district tournament last weekend. (More photos below). Four of the six Corinth teams will advance to the state tournament April 27-29 in Columbus. Officials were able to complete all games during the rainy tournament weekend, said…

Corinth Chargers Players, Cheerleaders Receive Rings, Trophies for Great Season

The Corinth Chargers youth football league held its awards banquet for the 2017 season on Thursday night at Crosswind Ministry. The football players and cheerleaders received certificates, rings and trophies for a successful season. The 7-8-year-old team won the Super Bowl, and the 9-10 and 11-12-year-old teams were runner up.…

BMC Basketball Player From Corinth Named National Scholar Athlete

A Blue Mountain women’s basketball team player from Corinth has been named a 2017-18 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Parrish Tice, of Corinth and a junior at Blue Mountain College, was one of the four women’s basketball team players who received the top distinction. The scholar athlete program recognizes students who are juniors…

Corinth Star Signs to Run for Blue Mountain

Corinth High School star runner Juan Ramirez has signed to join the Blue Mountain College men’s cross country team. Ramirez, a senior, holds the 2017 Boy’s 5K title in Division 1-4A with a time of 17:42. He was also 2nd at the MHSAA 2A-4A-6A State Cross Country Championships where he ran…

MSU Head Baseball Coach Resigns

By Logan Lowery  For Corinth Today STARKVILLE – The Andy Cannizaro era at Mississippi State has ended abruptly. The second-year head baseball coach of the Bulldogs resigned Tuesday morning amid off the field controversy. “Earlier this morning, I accepted Andy Cannizaro’s resignation as the head baseball coach at Mississippi State,” MSU…

MSU Hires Penn State’s Moorhead as Coach

By Logan Lowery For Corinth Today STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has found its man. Two days after Dan Mullen departed for Florida, the Bulldogs have hired Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as its new head coach. Moorhead has spent the past two seasons coaching the Nittany Lions’ offense and…

Corinth Chargers Team Wins Super Bowl

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The 7-8-year-old Corinth Chargers peewee football team won the Super Bowl on Saturday in Okolona. The Chargers beat the Columbus Cowboys 7-0 in the championship game at Okolona High School. The players won rings and a trophy resembling the actual Super Bowl trophy. The two other…

Patterson, Baugus Lead Corinth to Playoff Upset

By Brad Locke For Corinth Today CORINTH – Down three touchdowns early, Corinth just stuck to what it does best, and it paid off big. Michael Baugus drilled a 31-yard field goal with 16 seconds left, and the Warriors stunned Pontotoc – the Journal’s No. 4-ranked large school – 27-24…

Corinth Chargers Going to ‘Super Bowl’

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Chargers peewee football league is headed to the Super Bowl at Okolona High School on Saturday. All three teams— 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12— have earned spots in the championship game after about 15 weeks of hard work, said Xavier Neal, who owns the Chargers…

Area High School Football Scores

Regular season Smithville 27, Biggersville 6 Starkville 21, Clinton 15 Hamilton 16, Vardaman 6 Lake Cormorant 35, Lafayette 27 West Point 63, Lewisburg 3 Tupelo 34, Oxford 8 Okolona 41, Potts Camp 14 Grenada 21, Saltillo 3, resumes today in Grenada Falkner 28, Thrasher 6 MHSAA Playoffs, First Round (Area…

Alcorn County Youth Selected for Junior All-American Games in Arizona

An 11-year-old Alcorn County boy was recently selected to participate in the Junior All-American Games in Mesa, Ariz. John Kendrick Grisham, who attends Alcorn Central Middle School, traveled to Arizona last month to play baseball with youth from across the United States and Canada. Grisham qualified to take part in…

Big Deal: Biggersville Having Historic Season

By Brad Locke For Corinth Today Big things are happening for Biggersville football. Historic things. Prior to this year, the Lions had achieved just one winning season since 1993. They hadn’t made the playoffs since 1997. Just last year they went 4-7 and finished sixth in Division 1-1A. That was…