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No. 1 EMCC falls 42-41 in Overtime

SCOOBA – The top-ranked Lions of East Missis­sippi Community College fell from the ranks of the unbeaten by dropping a heartbreaking 42-41 over­time home decision to the No. 10 Hinds Eagles during Saturday’s MACCC Foot­ball Semifinals played at EMCC’s Sullivan-Windham Field.

EMCC Hoops opens season with Sweep

SCOOBA — The East Mississippi Com­munity College basketball teams suc­cessfully tipped off their respective 2021-22 seasons with a home double­header sweep on Monday, Nov. 1 at Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

Lady Wildcats pick up first win of season

This past week the Kemper County Lady Wildcats gained their first win of the season over West Point, by a score of 40-31.

Rams set to host Nanih Waiya Thursday

Both Kemper Academy basketball teams took tough losses this past week.

MHSAA championship games moved to USM

The Mississippi High School Activities Association has moved football championship games from Mississippi Memo­rial Stadium in Jackson to M. M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of USM in Hattiesburg due to the possibility that the December 3 and 4 dates might conflict with Jackson State hosting the SWAC champi­onship game.

Kemper County set to host Velma Jackson Friday

The Kemper County Wildcats will be heading to the second round of the MHSAA Class 2A Football Playoffs this Friday as they will host Velma Jackson, at EMCC.

Record-breaking performance leads MSU to big win

Sophomore quarterback Will Rogers broke several Mississippi State and SEC offensive records last Saturday as he led the Bull­dogs past Kentucky, 31-17.

EMCC Lions conclude fall golf slate

GULFPORT — The East Missis­sippi Community College men’s golf team completed fall tourna­ment competition with a 10th-place finish at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Fall In­vitational.

Haggard counting on key returnees to carry KA

Coach Betty Lynn Haggard is back for her second season back as the Kemper Academy basketball coach. Haggard is looking to bring winning bas­ketball to KA.

No. 1 EMCC completes unbeaten regular season

FULTON – The top-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Commu­nity College completed their fifth unbeaten regular-season football slate since 2011 with a 34-9 road win over Itawamba during Thurs­day’s MACCC North Division ac­tion played at Eaton Field on the ICC campus.

Wildcats escape warriors in final seconds

The Kemper County Wildcats barely escaped the Nanih Waiya Warriors last Thursday, however the visitors showed who they were and came from behind to win 34-28, finishing the season undefeated in division.

No KCHS Playoff Tickets Sold At Gate

By direction of the Mis­sissippi High School Activ­ities Association (MHSAA) all tickets to this week’s playoff football games must be purchased through gofan.co, includ­ing Kemper County’s home match-up on Friday night with Collins in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A Playoffs.

Long World Series appearance drought finally ends for Braves

The 1999 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves was expected to be a classic.

Rebels climb to No. 9 in AP poll; Eli Manning honored

Ole Miss defeated LSU, 31-17, this past Saturday and moved up to No. 9 in the AP College Football poll this week. Ole Miss (6-1, 3-1) used an ever-improving defense and a solid ground game to take down LSU for the first time since 2015.

Rams explode for 54 Points in Senior Night win

All four seniors scored on Kemper Academy’s senior night as the Rams rolled to a 54-6 win over visiting West Memphis Christian School on Friday night.

Lions improve to 8-0 with solid win over Co-Lin

In their non-division, regular-season fi­nale, the third-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College re­mained undefeated on the year with a 31-7 road win over the Copiah-Lin­coln Wolves during Thurs­day night MACCC football action played at H.L. Stone Stadium on the Co-Lin campus.

EMCC jumps to top of NJCAA Rankings

The Lions of East Mississippi Community College have re­turned to the top of the NJCAA Division I football rankings ac­cording to a poll released on Monday.

Tales of Superheroes, Dragons, and Shattered Childhood Dreams

My childhood friend David Keen and I had a lot of dreams, most of which — even at the ages of 8 and 9 — we had enough sense not to pursue. 

Ole Miss Rebels pick up “trashy” win

Ole Miss captured its first win in Knoxville since 1983 as they held off Tennessee, 31-26. The game was only part of the story as the contest was held up for 20 minutes during the final 58 seconds because of the actions of Volunteer fans who pelted the field with trash as they dis- agreed with a spot call on a fourth down play. 

Lions climb to No. 3 in NJCAA

Fresh off the heels of a 52-6 thrashing of then No 15-ranked Coahoma, the East Mississippi Community College football team has moved two steps up the ladder to No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division I Football Poll. 

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