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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…

CHS Kicker to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

A Corinth High School kicker is dedicating the 2017 football season to help children with cancer. CHS kicker Michael Baugus will accept pledges and donations for each kick and punt he makes during the season to benefit childhood cancer research. He hopes to raise $1,000 to fund over two days…

Kossuth Athlete Honored for Academic Success at Northeast

A Northeast Mississippi Community College student from Kossuth was recently awarded for her academic and athletic success. Sara Talley, a member of Northeast’s tennis program, was a part of three doubles wins, including two against rival Northwest Mississippi Community College. Talley also had a grade-point average of 3.71 and competed…

Kossuth Boy Hits Grand Slam at Cooperstown

A Kossuth boy visited Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York this month as a member of the Jackson, Tenn. RAGE baseball team. Hank Eaton, 12, hit a grand slam during his visit to Cooperstown. Eaton also hit a walk-off homerun and had that baseball engraved. Eaton, who attends school in…

Hollowell, Stafford Honored With Northeast’s Tiger Award

Two local Northeast Mississippi Community College athletes have earned the athletic department’s most esteemed honor for representing their teams in a positive manner. The Tiger Award is given to players from each sports program who portray good sportsmanship and quality characteristics on and off the field. Alcorn Central High School…

Shiloh Ridge to Hold Golf, Tennis Camp for Youth

Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club in Corinth will hold a youth golf and tennis clinic July 20-22. The clinic will teach youth the fundamentals of each sport. Each day of the camp the youth will check in at 8 a.m. At noon they will each lunch provided by the camp. After…

Alcorn County Youth Attend Northeast Basketball Camp

Alcorn County youth recently took part in a Northeast Mississippi Community College basketball camp. Next up on the calendar for Northeast is its annual elementary school skills camp from June 23-24. The Lady Tigers close their summertime full of fun from July 16-19 with a session specifically for high school…

ACHS Cheerleaders Win Several Awards

The Alcorn Central High School cheerleaders received several awards this month at a National Cheerleaders Association summer camp. The team received awards for Technical Excellence for superior skills in pyramids; Special Event Invitation to be in the pre-game performance of the Citrus Bowl; Herkie Team Award, the highest team award…

Corinth Chargers Raising Money for Youth Football Season

The Corinth Chargers Youth Travel Football League has some fundraisers underway for its upcoming season. The team is currently selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts until June 20. Also, on June 24 the team will take donations at the intersection of Harper Road and Fulton Drive. And a car wash will be…

More Equality Needed in Coaches’ Pay, Alcorn School Board Member Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn School Board member said Thursday he is concerned that the pay supplement for head high school football coaches in the district is more than twice as much as some other coaches. “My one question is why do the football coaches make…

Warriors Pushed to Game 3 in 4A Baseball Finals

By Gene Phelps Special to Corinth Today PEARL – The MHSAA Class 4A state baseball championship will be decided at 1 p.m. Saturday after West Lauderdale rallied for an 11-7 Game 2 victory on Thursday afternoon against Corinth. The Warriors (29-9) won 5-3 in Wednesday’s Game 1 at Trustmark Park.…