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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.

Holiday Hoops Tournament is Tuesday, Wednesday

The 10th Annual Peggy Bain Holiday Hoops Tournament is Tuesday and Wednesday at Alcorn Central High School. Games start each day at 9 a.m. with the final game at 7:30 p.m.      

African Americans in Mississippi Sports to Be Discussed at Crossroads Museum Tuesday

A presentation on African Americans in Mississippi sports will be given Tuesday (Nov. 29) at the Crossroads Museum at 6 p.m. University of Mississippi professor Dr. Charles Ross will give the presentation. Ross is the chair of the African-American Studies Program at Ole Miss. The lecture is held in conjunction…

Egg Bowl Excitement In the Air at Borroum’s

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Saturday’s Egg Bowl game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss was a lively topic of conversation at Borroum’s Drug Store in downtown Corinth. One Ole Miss fan said he does not feel “too good” about the game, saying, “We’ve got a few problems…

Smithsonian Exhibit on Display at Corinth Library Shows How Sports Shape Communities

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Smithsonian exhibit on display at the Corinth Library opens to the public Saturday and runs through Dec. 30. The exhibit is called Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America. “This is something that will appeal to everyone in the community,” said Crossroads Museum…

Kossuth Ends Strong Season With Friday Night Loss

By Blake Morgan For Corinth Today KOSSUTH – The Kossuth Aggies’ offense had been averaging 42 points per game but was unable to overcome the athletic East Side defense. East Side knocked Kossuth out of the 3A state playoffs Friday night in the second round by a score of 40-7.…