Area Sports

Richton baseball team in good position after key wins

Rebels looking to bolster region record with Friday trip to Sacred Heart By RUSSELL TURNER – Dispatch Editor The Richton Rebels took a few lumps on the diamond last weekend in non-region play, but three straight wins in region action has Coach Josh Palmer and his team feeling confident. The Rebels are 8-11 overall and…

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Bulldogs roll past E. Marion for 4th straight win

Bulldogs start region play 3-0 By RUSSELL TURNER – Dispatch Editor Perry Central’s baseball team has experienced some growing pains this season as inexperienced players tried to find their way on the diamond. That has led the Bulldogs to post a 7-10 record so far this season. But, Coach Ryan Jackson had hoped to have…

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Cluff approved as next Perry Central football coach

From Staff Reports Perry Central High School has a new head football coach and the new face of the PCHS program is one that will be familiar to many Bulldog fans. Craig Cluff was approved by the Perry County Board of Education on Monday as the Bulldogs’ new coach. Cluff is replacing Wesley McLain, who…

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Bulldogs set to host Newton in playoff action Friday

      By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ The Perry Central Bulldogs return to football action this Friday when the Newton Tigers come to New Augusta for the first round of the MHSAA 2A State Playoffs. The Bulldogs are the top seed out of Region 8-2A, while Newton comes to the postseason as the No. 4…

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Richton vs PCHS to be played as ‘jamboree’ scrimmage after MHSAA ruling pushes fall sports back two weeks

From Staff Reports __________ Perry County student athletes, coaches and fans got an answer to a pressing question on Tuesday when the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) announced its decision on how the Covid-19 pandemic would impact fall sports, including football and volleyball. MHSAA officials met in a lengthy session Tuesday in Jackson with…

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PCHS teams getting better as they battle through early season growing pains

  By DYLAN JONES Dispatch Sportswriter __________ Perry Central High School’s baseball and softball squads continued to earn experience against some tough teams over the past week. The baseball team would have back-to-back meetings with Lumberton on Thursday and Friday, both of which the team would lose by scores of 6-4 and 10-6. In the first…

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Rebels looking to build on success on baseball/softball diamonds

By DYLAN JONES Dispatch Sportswriter __________ Both the softball and baseball teams at Richton High School seemed to be gathering momentum this past week. In baseball, the Rebels dropped a tough Friday game against a 1-loss Northeast Jones team in their second contest this season. While RHS lost the game 4-1, the team showed they could…

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Richton basketball teams advance to playoffs

  From Staff Reports __________ Richton High School still has basketball left to play as both teams will play in the first round of the MHSAA state tournament. The Lady Rebels were assured of that opportunity after finishing the regular season as the No. 3 seed for the Region 8-1A Tournament. The RHS boys, however,…

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Playoffs still in reach for Richton, while recent losses have been tough on Bulldogs’ chances

By DYLAN JONES Dispatch Sports __________ Last week, the final stretch of Richton’s district games began against Lumberton and Salem. With Lumberton standing at the top of the division in both boys and girls basketball, the Richton teams had the opportunity to pull off major upsets while launching themselves upwards in the division standings. That didn’t…

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