Category: Sports

Eupora’s Hernandez signs with Holmes

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times When Randee Jernigan took over as the Eupora tennis coach, she knew she was going to have built-in senior leadership. Last Friday, some of that senior leadership was rewarded. Just a few days after…

Ole Miss, MSU qualify for NCAA Softball Championship field

From combined reports Coming off its first SEC Tournament Championship in school history, No. 18 Ole Miss has earned the No. 12 overall seed in the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship and will host an NCAA Regional in Oxford…

EW’s Carpenter, Parker team up for state championship

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times The East Webster duo of John Carpenter and Rhett Parker blitzed their way through the field last week to claim the Class 1A-2A boys’ doubles championship at the MHSAA State High School Individual Tennis…

Hard work pays off for Lafayette’s Bowen

By John Davis Sports Writer A lot of early rising to polish her game paid off for Lafayette’s Ally Bowen. In a sport like tennis, hard work does pay off. In the case of Bowen, a strong work ethic coupled…

Wolverines bow out of Class 2A state playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster clobbered 16 base hits in an easy, 17-0 playoff win over Ingomar last Saturday. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, that win was sandwiched between a pair of disappointing losses — two setbacks which…

Eagles see stellar season come to end

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress TImes After coming within one win of reaching the North State championship series, Eupora had its season come to a close last weekend with back-to-back losses. The Eagles opened their Class 2A North State semifinal…

Lady Wolverines fall in North State semis

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster’s softball team had its season come to a close early last week when the Lady Wolverines bowed out of the MHSAA Class 2A state playoffs. Playing against an upstart East Union team,…

East Webster’s Bryant finishes fifth in state track meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Only one competitor from Webster County made it to this year’s Mississippi High School Activities Association State Track Meet. But that one, sophomore Kadasha Bryant of East Webster, turned in a solid performance. Bryant…

Eupora, East Webster tennis standouts head to state

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Defending Class 1A-2A state champion Tupelo Christian eliminated both Eupora and East Webster in consecutive weeks in the MHSAA state tournament for teams. After Eupora fell 7-0 to TCPS in second-round playoff action the…

Eupora native Jones becomes a NY Jet

From Press & Staff Reports The New York Jets selected Eupora native Derrick Jones in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. The former Ole Miss cornerback was taken with the 20th pick of the round, just six…