Sports

Chipping for a cure

Dean Nickens watches his chipshot approach the green along with his South Central Regional Medical Center teammates Kirk Landrum, Matt Driskell and Justin Walters during the Dixie Electric Relay For Life golf tourney at Dixie Golf Club on Thursday. (Photo by Josh Nichols)

Dixie Electric Power Association hosted its seventh annual charity golf tournament on Thursday to benefit the American Cancer Society. The…read more


Tennessee terminates Tyndall

Former Southern Miss menʼs basketball coach Donnie Tyndall was fired by the University of Tennessee on Friday less than a year after being hired to lead the Vols program.

A famous tag line for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is “one and done” and that is the same line…read more


Prep baseball scores

West Jonesʼ Jacob Bullock, left, and assistant coach Corey Tolbert helped the Mustangs knock off Wayne County on Friday before being swept in a doubleheader by St. Paulʼs (Mobile, Ala.) on Saturday. (LL-C file photo)

With less rain and warmer temperatures, area prep baseball teams were able to get in eight games over the weekend.…read more


Howard’s rocket arm

Laurel QB Keon Howard recently won the Rocket Arm Challenge at the Rivals.com Quarterback Challenge sponsored by Under Armour. The competition included participants from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi. (Leader-Call file photo by Mark Thornton)

Keon Howard is known around Jones County for his strong arm on the football field. Now, the soon to be…read more


Slipper doesn’t fit Rebels

Ole Missʼ Stefan Moody (42) goes up for a shot that is blocked by Xavierʼs Jalen Reynolds (1) in the Rebelsʼ 76-57 loss to the Musketeers in the NCAA tourney on Thursday.

After overcoming a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat BYU in their first NCAA Tournament game on Tuesday, the Ole Miss…read more


Baseball back in action

Laurelʼs Nigel Moffet throws a pitch against West Harrison on Tuesday. (Photo by Valerie Clayton)

After a week off for most of the Jones County prep baseball teams, all four opened the week back in…read more