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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. 

Lady Wildcats take three key hoops wins

The Lady Wildcats of Kemper County High School earned three huge basketball wins this past week. 

Four Kemper County High School football players were re- cently named to the MHSAA Class 2A All-State football team, while 11 others picked up re- gional honors. 

The Looking Back feature has re- turned to the Kemper County Mes- senger. Every week we will take a quick look at stories of interest from back issues of the newspaper. 

EMCC looking to return to championship form

Looking to return to the championship form they experienced three years ago as conference champions for the first time since the 1930s, the East Mississippi Commu­nity College men’s bas­ketball team entered the 2021-22 season with a veteran quartet of re­turning starters joining forces with a talented group of experienced newcomers.

The Kemper County High School boys bas­ketball team played the first six games of the season with just eight players, as the Wildcats were waiting for seven members of the hoops team to complete their successful football team.

The first part of the basketball season is all about getting ready for the last part of it.

Ole Miss captured the Egg Bowl over arch-rival Mississippi State, 31-20, in Starkville.

Championships games in the six MHSAA classifications will be played Friday and Saturday at the University of Southern Mis­sissippi's M. Roberts Stadium, and the best matchup could be in the smallest class.

With high school sports being scarce over the Thanksgiving Break, I figured I would use this time to introduce myself to the people of Kemper County.

Apparently rock-and-roll leg­end Bruce Springsteen wasn’t the only one “Born To Run.” You can add Kemper County High School track standout Brynesha Bourrage to that list.

Kemper Co. opens up football coaching job

Fresh off a 9-4 season that saw the Kemper County High School football team battle through adver­sity on the way to advancing to the third round of the MHSAA Class 2A State Football Playoffs, the Wild­cats are officially in the search for a new head coach.

Hard Work propels Bell to next level

Wednesday was a big day for both Neera Bell and Kemper County High School.

MURRAY, Ky. — The East Mississippi Community Col­lege rodeo teams closed out the fall portion of their 2021-22 NIRA Ozark Re­gion schedule on a high note by winning the women’s competition and placing third in men’s action this past weekend at the 46th Annual Murray State University Racer Roundup College Rodeo.

Football is fun again in Mississippi. The nation’s college football fans and media are certainly pay­ing attention.

JACKSON – The sixth-ranked Lions of East Mis­sissippi Community College have placed a con­ference-high 16 recipients on the 2021 All-MACCC Football Team, as an­nounced Wednesday by the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference office head­quartered in Jackson.

Lions, Lady Lions takes hoops victories

East Mississippi Community College’s basketball teams swept Thursday’s final pre-Thanksgiving holiday hoops ac­tion by claiming an 89-79 home men’s win over Hinds and hold­ing on for a 55-52 women’s vic­tory at Northeast Mississippi.

Mr. Football winners announced

Five seniors and one junior – one from each MHSAA classification -- have been named 2021 Mr. Football for their achievements on the grid­iron. They are:

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