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The East Central Community College men’s soccer team will be looking to defend its 2017 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division Title when the 2018 season officially gets underway Aug. 24 on the road at Jones County Junior College.
The Newton County Academy fast-pitch softball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a pair of wins this week on the diamond.
The Lady Generals opened the week with a 9-3 win over Kemper Academy and then shut out Prentiss Christian 7-0 on Tuesday.
It’s been a rough week for the Generals as head coach Rob Roberts has been out with his mother in the hospital.
On Thursday, the Generals played in the Tri-County jamboree where they lost 7-0 to Central Holmes and 21-0 to Central Hinds.
The Newton County Lady Cougars began defense of their state championship last week by splitting a pair of games in the Newton County Classic.
The Lady Cougars opened the season with a 12-2 win over Clarkdale before dropping a 7-6 decision to Neshoba Central.
The Lake Lady Hornets kicked off the slow-pitch softball season with a pair of games on Saturday but couldn’t come away with a win.
Lake lost the opener 5-4 to Leake Central and tied Philadelphia 3-3 in an eight-inning, time-limit contest.
Lake will play at Union on Monday in their only scheduled action of the week.
Two of the nine suspects charged in the connection with the murder of Newton’s Jamarcus Townsend received 20-year sentences within the last two weeks.
On Aug. 7, 19-year-old Jordan Myers was sentenced to an 20-year sentence after being convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
The Newton Count Cougars had their hands full with top-ranked West Lauderdale this past week, losing a pair of run-rule games to the rival Knights.
Newton County managed only three hits in the two games, losing 10-0 on Tuesday and 11-0 on Friday.
Patsy Iona Futch May, 77, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jakie and Jewel Futch of Conehatta.
We send a great shout-out to our friends and readers this midweek.
A happy birthday goes out to Ms. Zipporah Chapman on Aug. 28. May she be blessed with many more.
Union’s tennis team ended its season in the division tournament this past week without advancing anyone to the state tournament.
In singles, Francelle Parija lost 6-1, 6-1 to Madison St. Joseph on the boys side while Britley Milling lost 6-0, 6-1 on the girls side.
Union and Lake split a pair of games on the baseball diamond this past week.
Lake secured the Division 4-2A title on Tuesday night with a 5-4 walk-off win against Union. The Yellowjackets returned the favor on Friday night with a 5-2 win over Lake to finish second in the division.
Character winners, representing “Respect,” at Newton County Elementary School are from left, (front row) Kinzley Bishop, Erin Tullos, Fisher Edwards, (back row) from left: Luke Hall, Aiden Ramage, and Cynthia Wilkerson.
The Newton County Lady Cougars added three more wins to their total this week as the playoffs fast approach.
Newton County took a pair of wins over rival West Lauderdale, winning 3-2 on Monday and 13-0 on Thursday. The Lady Cougars finished out the week with a 12-2 win over Clarkdale.
With division football play just a week away, Lake football coach Tate Hanna said his Hornets played their best half of football this past week.
The Hornets ran at will on homestanding Richland last week, leading 21-8 at the half and taking a 35-20 win over the Rangers on Friday.
A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.
There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
The Newton Police Department investigated a bomb threat at Pilate Middle School Tuesday morning.
Newton Municipal School Superintendent Nola Bryant said that Pilate Middle Principal Sharon Hoye took a call for a bomb threat at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. At that point, the school district implemented its emergency plan.
Kamon Shelwood would be considered a late bloomer.
After sitting out his sophomore year in baseball, Shelwood went back out for the team.
Two years later, Shelwood is headed to play college baseball, recently signing with Coahoma Community College where he will play outfield and first base.