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The Winona football team will hit the playing field as a 3A school for the first time at 4 p.m. Saturday when the Tigers take on Senatobia, a 4A school, in a jamboree at Oxford High School. The varsity and junior varsity teams will both play a half game.
The Winona slow-pitch softball team opened the season last Saturday with a win and a loss in a jamboree hosted by the Lady Tigers. Winona lost to Kosciusko 3-0, but bounced back with a 7-0 victory over Riverside.
JaTyler Moore has signed to continue playing football at Southwest Mississippi Community College after quarterbacking Winona to the MHSAA 2A championship game last fall.
“He was a really good player for us for three years,” Winona coach Joey Tompkins said. “He started for three years and got better each year.”
The NBA season might be over, but basketball is being played in Mississippi. Winona High School will be participating in summer league ball throughout June.
JACKSON – Winona graduate Rachel VanHorn won her singles and doubles matches, helping the North to a 5-2 victory over the South at the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Tennis match last week at Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
Another year of Winona High School athletics has come and gone, and athletic director Charlie Parkerson is pleased with the results and optimistic about the future.
“Football and track were huge highlights for us, football going to its first-ever state championship game and track taking third in boys and girls,” he said.
EUPORA – J.Z. George concluded three weeks of spring football practice with a jamboree scrimmage at Eupora.
“I liked the effort,” said coach Ben Burton. “We have some things we have to work on. It's just a matter of coaching them to do things correctly.”
He declined to single out any individual players for comment.