Category: Sports

Sportsmanship Award

The Eupora Titans 12-year-old All-Stars won the Sportsmanship Award at the Dizzy Dean East State Tournament in Grenada on July 8. Coaches are Brad Harrison and Tillford Robinson (back row). Players include (middle row) Khyron Morris, Rawley Budford, Chris Robinson,…

Former East Webster star transfers to Itawamba

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Pitcher Bailie Springfield, who went undefeated in her final two years while playing at East Webster High School, recently announced she was transferring to Itawamba Community College in Fulton. Springfield spent this past season…

Local attends ICC softball camp

The nationally ranked Itawamba Community College softball program held its annual summer camp June 13-15 at the ICC Softball Complex on the Fulton Campus. ICC coaches and players taught campers the fundamentals of the game in a fun, friendly and…

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,…