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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.…

Petition Supports Long for Fastpitch Head Coach at TCHS

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An online petition is circulating in support of hiring Jerry Long as the next fastpitch softball head coach at Tishomingo County High School. The previous fastpitch softball coach resigned to be a middle school principal, said softball parent Chassidy Williams, who started the…

Corinth Leads 1-0 in Class 4A Baseball Series

  By Brandon Shields  Special to the Journal PEARL – It wasn’t pretty, but Corinth will take it. Behind a big first inning and the pitching of Kyle Crigger the Warriors made up for their five errors and held off West Lauderdale 5-3 in Game 1 of the MHSAA Class…

Corinth Resident Wins Bass Tournament at Pickwick Lake

For Corinth Today Charles Watts of Corinth brought a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 6 ounces to the scale on Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League’s Mississippi Division tournament on Pickwick Lake. He pocketed $5,181. Watts said he threw a jig along bluff walls near the takeoff ramp…

50-Year Racing Career Enters New Phase

By M. Scott Morris For Corinth Today IUKA – For more than 50 years, Mike Brown’s been trying to prove he’s the fastest man on the track. He’s won his share of races, and he’s lost a few, but the races behind him aren’t as important as the ones on…

Kossuth High School Student Signs With Arkansas State Softball

A Kossuth High School senior has signed to play softball with Arkansas State University. Kaylee Jones has played slow and fast pitch softball for the Kossuth Lady Aggies for six years under the coaching of Steve Lyles. Jones will begin her college softball career in June with the ASU Red…

Corinth Native Signs to Play Basketball at UNA

A Corinth native has signed to play basketball for the University of North Alabama. UNA head men’s basketball coach Bobby Champagne has announced the signing of Kendall Stafford to the program. The 6-4 guard/forward is a transfer from Northeast Mississippi Community College and will have two years of eligibility remaining.…

Park Board Members Open to Revisiting Contentious Batting Rule for Next Season

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor After controversy flared regarding a little league batting rule, Corinth-Alcorn park board members say they are open to revisiting the regulation for the next season. Park board member Darrell Duncan said he favors changing the rule but not in the middle of the…

Corinth Little League Coach Resigns in Protest Over Controversial Batting Rule

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth little league coach resigned by laying his jersey on home plate at the park Thursday night because he was upset about a rule over how many players can bat. “That’s my goodbye,” said Head Coach Scott Johnson who coached an 11-12-year-old…

Fee to Use Public Tennis Courts Irks Alcorn School Board Members

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Some Alcorn School Board members were upset that the district will have to pay to use public tennis courts at Crossroads Regional Park. But Corinth/Alcorn Parks & Recreation Director Ray Holloway said his job is to take care of the constituents and maintain…

Free, Reduced Price Tickets for School Sports Rejected 3-2

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A proposal by Alcorn School Board member Daniel Cooper to reduce ticket prices for students to attend school sporting events was defeated on a 3-2 vote Monday. Prior to the vote, Kossuth High School Principal Travis Smith raised concerns about the proposal and…

Biggersville’s Prather Signs With Northeast

Biggersville High School Lion Joseph Prather recently signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College to play football for the 2017 season.