Area Sports

Chavez Leads Brilla Over Memphis

Brilla’s Junior Chavez knocked in three goals against Memphis City. Photo Credit: Charles Orman Mississippi Brilla FC coach Mark McKeever made a few key adjustments to his starting lineup on Tuesday and the newcomers did not disappoint. Striker Junior Chavez earned his first start of the season, after playing sparingly through the first month of the season. Chavez…

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Brilla Evens Series with Hammers

Brilla’s Rich Bryan controls along the sideline. Photo Credit: Charles Orman The Premier Development League season has only just begun, but Mississippi Brilla FC and the Birmingham Hammers are already becoming familiar foes. Wednesday’s contest in Mississippi was the second of three matches between the two teams that will take place this week alone. Birmingham won Saturday’s…

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Morgan and Beesley tabbed MACJC First Team All-State; 3 Eagles awarded Second Team Honors

Sophomore Pitcher Caleb Morgan (Grenada) and sophomore outfielder Andrew Beesley (Natchez) were tabbed 2018 MACJC First Team All-State for their outstanding performances on the baseball diamond this season. Carson Klepzig (Olive Branch), Patrick Hodges (Terry), and Jase Dalton (Byram) all earned MACJC Second Team All-State Honors. Morgan, who was a 2017 First Team All-State selection…

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Hinds Tennis Competes at National Tournament, Finishes Ranked 23rd

The Hinds Community College men’s tennis team sent two representatives to compete in the 2018 NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Plano, Texas from May 14 to May 18. Freshmen Carlos Trujillo (Bogota, Colombia) and Mateo Garcia(Bogota, Colombia) were sent as representatives for the Hinds men’s tennis team to compete in the tournament both in the singles and…

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Brilla Continues Hot Start to Season

Fresh off a second round US Open Cup victory over the professional team from Indianapolis on Wednesday, Mississippi Brilla FC continued its winning ways on Saturday. On a warm night in central Mississippi, the home team treated over 700 fans to an entertaining match and a 2-0 victory over Memphis City FC. After playing the same…

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Clinton’s Traceway Park to Host NJCAA Softball National Championships

Sixteen Top college softball teams from all across the United States will compete in the NJCAA Softball National Championship Tournament at Clinton’s Traceway Park beginning Wednesday, May 16- Saturday, May 19. Clinton Parks and Recreation Department is in its seventh year hosting this prestigious athletic event. Metro area residents are invited to watch these athletes…

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Brilla Advances to Second Round of US Open Cup

Two old rivals met on Wednesday night in New Orleans in the First Round of the prestigious Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The tournament began in 1914, and teams from all levels of soccer in the country earn the right to play each year. Mississippi Brilla from the PDL and the New Orleans Jesters from the NPSL…

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