Area Sports

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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Richton hoopsters hoping to make strong push in second half of season

By DYLAN JONES Dispatch Sports __________ District games are beginning, and both men and women’s basketball teams at Richton High School are seeking to gain momentum before the start of playoffs. The men, who came into their Tuesday game with a 3-9 overall record, would drop a close one to Resurrection Catholic High School by a…

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Richton sweeps Perry Central in cross-county hoops action

By DYLAN JONES Dispatch Sports __________ Over the past week, Richton basketball teams have managed to find success on the court in order to continue their playoff pushes. The Lady Rebels defeated rival Perry Central on Friday by a score of 66-50 to move to 7-9 overall on the year. The win came prior to dropping…

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