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Lady Lions return from holiday to post 71-65 win over Co-Lin

SCOOBA — In a successful re­turn to the hardwood following the semester break, the Lady Lions of East Mississippi Com­munity College earned a 71-65 home victory over Copiah-Lin­coln during Thursday’s MACCC women’s basketball action played at Keyes T. Currie Coli­seum.

EMCC Lions improve three spots to No. 13 in NJCAA

SCOOBA — Another three-spot move upward has landed the East Mississippi Community College Lions at the No. 13 position in this week’s NJCAA Division I men’s basketball rankings.

KCHS hoops squads undefeated in district play

The Kemper County bas­ketball teams each ad­vanced to 2-0 in district play as they both earned wins over Philadelphia on Friday.

Kemper Academy set to host Calhoun Friday

Both Kemper Academy basket­ball teams took disappointing losses to open district play to Newton County Academy last week.

Rams set to face Hebron Christian Friday

The Kemper Academy Rams took a tough loss to the undefeated Newton County Academy Generals, 68-32. 

Managing for Antler Production: Part 3

A buck’s potential for antler development is contained within his genetic material. In other words, his antler potential is determined by the combination of DNA from both his sire and dam. The buck’s environment, or quality of his habitat, and his age affect the physical expression of his genetic potential for antler development.

KCHS, KA ready to return to hoops action

While it will be Tuesday night before Kemper Academy resumes basketball play for the 2022 portion of its schedule as the Rams and Lady Rams hit the road to face Columbus Christian, the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats of Kemper County High School were on the court this week.

It Would Be Robin Hood’s Finest Hour

The bow I carried on the hunt was decidedly superior to the one I wrote about in my book, Horizons East. It was, in fact, a Browning of good quality, but hunting with it had not led to any noticeable increase in the amount of venison I brought home.

Mississippi falls to Alabama in all-star game

The Alabama All-Stars blanked Mississippi in the 35th Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game played in Hattiesburg by the convincing score of 20-0.

Managing for Antler Production: Part 1

The most effective approach to any deer management problem is to identify the biological and social factors that are limiting fulfillment of management goals. These limiting factors should be ranked in order of importance and addressed with management actions, emphasizing the most important limiting factors. Reliance on manipulation of any one limiting factor to increase the prevalence of larger antlered bucks, without understanding its relationship to other important factors dooms many efforts to frustration, if not failure. Antler production is clearly regulated by age, nutrition, and genetics. The solution to most antler production management problems usually incorporates all three factors, with an emphasis on age and nutrition.

Johnson, Wilson spark KA to sweep

The Kemper Academy Rams had a huge week in basketball this week with both teams earning powerful wins over Hebron.

Casey excited to expose Kemper County to high school soccer

Former MSU Bulldog and professional soccer player Betty Casey opened her first full season as KCHS head soccer coach, after the Wildcats did not play the previous season due to Covid-19. Casey previously coached at Southwest Community College before she landed at Kemper County.

KCHS hoops squad face tough opposition

The Kemper County Wildcats struggled this past week in basketball with both teams going winless over the break.

No. 19 EMCC men top  No. 16 Shelton State on road

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In a top-20 showdown to close out their pre-Christmas holiday hoops slate, the 19th-ranked Lions of East Mississippi won their sixth straight game with a hard-earned 61-56 road victory over 16th-ranked Shelton State during Monday’s junior college basketball action played at the Umphrey Center.

No. 23 Lions continue to roll in MACCC play

The No. 23 Lions of East Mississippi Community College won for the fifth straight time by posting a decisive 69-51 home victory over Meridian Community College during Thursday’s MACCC men’s basketball action played at Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

EMCC opens conference play with wins

East Mississippi Commu- nity College’s basketball teams successfully opened conference play by sweep- ing Northwest Mississippi during Thursday’s MACCC hoops action. Shakira Wil- son’s career-high 33

Ole Miss, Mississippi State set to go bowling once again

It’s official. Both Ole Miss and Missis- sippi State will go bowling this post sea- son. No. 8 Ole Miss will play No. 7 Baylor, the Big 12 Champ, in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

Lions claim 84-82 overtime thriller over Shelton State

The East Mississippi Community College men’s basketball team continued its upward trend on the national junior col- lege hoops scene by claiming a thrilling 84-82 overtime home win

EMCC’s Wilson honored by MACC

JACKSON — East Mississippi Community College’s Shakira Wilson has been named the MACCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference and voted on by the league’s sports information directors.

Kemper Academy boys claim two hoops wins

The Kemper Academy Rams earned two wins this week, while the Lady Rams earned one. 

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