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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…

Friday Football Area Roundup

Belmont 21, Booneville 19 Biggersville 18, Falkner 8 Choctaw County 50, Hatley 7 Kossuth 48, Alcorn Central 8 Leake County 26, Hamilton 14 Nanih Waiya 53, Smithville 13 Okolona 24, Thrasher 0 Olive Branch 20, Lafayette 9 Oxford 15, Hernando 6 Ripley 22, New Albany 0 Senatobia 28, Corinth 21 South Pontotoc 21, Aberdeen 14 Strayhorn 38, East Union…

Corinth Loses Close Game to Senatobia

By Brad Locke For Corinth Today CORINTH – Deondre House is slippery enough in dry conditions. In a cold, steady rain Friday night, the Senatobia tailback slid through and around Corinth’s defense with ease, leading his team to a 28-21 win and the Division 1-4A regular-season title. House, a junior,…

Area High School Football Roundup

Friday’s Scores Booneville 43, Mantachie 12 Calhoun Aca. 28, Delta Aca. 14 Calhoun City 77, Leflore Co. 29 Choctaw Co. 35, South Pontotoc 8 Corinth 41, New Albany 20 Falkner 26, Bruce 21 French Camp 42, Hamilton 0 Kossuth 42, Belmont 21 Lafayette 47, Center Hill 14 Marshall Aca. 21,…

Kossuth Band Excels in State Evaluation

The Kossuth High School Band excelled at a state marching evaluation in Tupelo last week, achieving all superior ratings from every judge. The evaluation was a qualifier for the state marching championships on Nov. 4 at Clinton High School where the Aggie band will compete with three other 3A bands.…

ACHS Dance Teams Achieves Many Honors

The Alcorn Central High School dance team recently received a number of big honors. For the second year in a row, the ACHS dance team received a bid to nationals in Orlando, Fla. They were also honored with a special event invitation to perform in the pre-game performance of the…

Local High School Football Scores

Alcorn Central 38, Mantachie 12 Corinth 34, Byhalia 15 Thrasher 28, Biggersville 26 Kossuth 36, Booneville 7

Corinth Chargers Have Big Game Against Shannon Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Chargers peewee football league will be on the road Saturday as they play Shannon. Three Chargers teams will play in the game Saturday in Shannon— the 7- and 8-year-olds, 9-10 and 11-12. This will be a particularly big game for the…

Warriors Beat Aggies 26-15 in Rivalry Game

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth High School Warriors defeated the Kossuth Aggies in a rivalry game Friday 26-15. “They played their hearts out tonight,” said Corinth Coach Todd Lowery. “They came together as a team. It was a hard-fought game on both sides. Kossuth played their…

Bobo, Aggies Bruise Bulldogs

By Brad Locke For Corinth Today KOSSUTH – The Matthew Bobo triple threat was in full effect Friday night. And really, so was everything else for Kossuth. Bobo, a junior quarterback and defensive back, accounted for three touchdowns as Kossuth steamrolled New Albany 45-7. Bobo rushed for a touchdown, threw…

Police, Firefighters Help Special Needs Disney Trip

The Corinth Police Department, fire department, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are all coming together to help special needs children go to Disney World. The police department and fire department will face off against each other in a softball game Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at the big baseball field at…

High School Football Roundup

Kossuth 34, Tishomingo County 0: Five different Aggies got in the act, scoring touchdowns as they improved to 3-1. Isaiah Hill opened the scoring with a 55-yard fumble return. Zack Mitchell, Matthew Bobo, Austin Higgs and Kota Wichita added rushing TDs. Tish County (1-3) trailed only 7-0 at halftime. Biggersville 14,…

Corinth Man Races Cars for NFL Player

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth man and professional football player have a unique friendship. Shawn Ayers of Corinth drag races for Cox Racing, which is owned by Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. “We enjoy a lot of time together at the racetrack and…

Corinth Chargers Help Youth Succeed On and Off the Field

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As a children’s therapist, Xavier Neal knows kids need positive reinforcement. Neal and Red Clark are owners of the Corinth Chargers peewee football team, which has a big game Saturday against the Columbus Cowboys. “All the community’s support is going to be needed…

Alcorn Central Offense Nearly Perfect in 47-28 Win, Coach Says

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Alcorn Central High School football team is 1-1 on the season after a 47-28 win over Middleton (Tenn.) Friday. Alcorn Central coach Brandon Cherry said his team was almost perfect on offense. The team never had to punt and was never stopped on downs but…

Biggersville Lions 2-0 After Trouncing New Site 52-0

The Biggersville High School Lions football team is 2-0 on the season after Friday night’s 52-0 romping of New Site. Quamon Davis scored two touchdowns and rushed for 154 yards on eight carries. One of his touchdowns was on a 72-yard passing play from Quarterback Quonn Crump-Mayes. Crump-Mayes also had…

Corinth Warriors Crushed by Golden Wave

By Dalton Middleton For Corinth Today CORINTH – Stephon McGlaun and the Tupelo Golden Wave scored early and often in Friday night’s 48-0 blowout of Corinth. Tupelo racked up 424 yards and seven touchdowns. McGlaun led the way with 122 passing yards with one touchdown and 71 rushing yards with…

Ripley Runs Over Kossuth 31-7

RIPLEY – Offensively, the Ripley Tigers did not wow many people last week against Itawamba AHS. This week was a different story. Ripley toted the ball 41 times, totaling 261 yards and four scores on the ground. Three of the Tigers’ scores came on runs by senior Michiko Adams of…

Kossuth Aggies Beat Independence 17-0

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Kossuth Aggies started the football season Friday with a 17-0 victory at home over the Independence Wildcats. The Aggies started off slow offensively, but the interception by Montana Smith in the first half helped get the team going, said Aggies Coach Brian Kelly. Smith’s interception…