The Leake Academy Rebels played their final regular season game tonight in Meridian against district foe the Lamar High School Raiders and came away with a 37-14 victory and their 2nd consecutive 5a district 2 championship. The Rebels finish the regular season 9-1 overall and 5-0 in in the district. The Rebels had tonight's game well in hand by halftime, leading 27-7 and added a field goal and touchdown in the second half to seal the victory. Levi Brown... Read More.
The East Central Community College Warriors traveled to Raymond tonight to play the nations number 12 Community College football team the Eagles of Hinds Community College during their homecoming. Very early in the opening quarter the two teams were tied 7-7 but by halftime the Eagles were enjoying a 17 point lead in the game, 24-7. The Eagles continued to dominate in the second half and were up 52-7 before the Warriors scored very late in the final quarter... Read More.
Members of the 2021 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College included (front row, from left) freshman maid Zoey Bell of Philadelphia and escort Dylan Farve of Richton, freshman maid Amelia Kirk of Louisville and escort Dylan Harrison of Union, sophomore maid Kenay’zha Germany of Union and escort Anthony Smith of Newton, sophomore maid Magdelyn Kirk of Louisville and escort Trey Nichols of Morton, queen Kiersten Selman of Madison and escort Austin Lee of Madison; sophomore maid Alex Weir... Read More.
Sophomore Kiersten Selman (second from left) of Madison (formerly of Decatur) was crowned Homecoming Queen at East Central Community College during ceremonies held Thursday, Oct. 14, at Bailey Stadium. Selman received her crown from President Dr. Brent Gregory (left) during halftime of the Warriors’ game vs. Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Serving as Miss Selman’s escort was Austin Lee (third from left) of Madison. At right is 2020 queen Courtney Gill of Carthage who presented the new queen with a bouquet of roses. (EC... Read More.
Receiving special recognition at East Central Community College’s 2021 Homecoming celebration held Thursday, Oct. 14, were (from left) Louisville native Paula Simmons Waggoner (Class of 1971) of Starkville, Alumna of the Year, Hickory native Jerald Everett (Class of 1964) of Clinton, Alumnus of the Year, and new Athletic Hall of Fame member Hickory native James Mitchell (Class of 1981) of Nashville.
A Leake Academy Rebelette has garnered pre-season honors. Junior Miriam Prince has been been named to the 2021-2022 All MAIS Pre-Season Basketball Team. Prince helped lead the Rebelettes to a 39-2 record and District, North State, State, and Overall Tournament championships in the 2020 - 2021 season. Leake Academy will begin its home 2021-2022 season Thursday, Nov. 4 against Copiah.
A very special league for very special athletes, Diamond Dreams fall Baseball/Softball League for special needs children is gearing up for another season. The first game of the season is scheduled for tonight (Oct. 19) at Northside Park. Diamond Dreams gives special needs kids the opportunity to experience a part of life that other kids do every day: being part of a sports team. The league was started by Michelle Maxey in 2011, that's when a number of parents approached her saying... Read More.