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Balcer named GSC Freshman of the Week

By Datti Jinkiri Mississippi College track and field athlete Christian Balcer was named GSC Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Week today. Balcer is the second Choctaw – after fellow freshman Wesley Gibbs – to earn the award this indoor track and field season. The Hurley, Mississippi native also won this award twice during…

Akers helps Rams win opening playoff game

By Datti Jinkiri Clinton native Cam Akers continued his renaissance with a wonderful playoff performance on Monday night. Akers’ Los Angeles Rams topped the Arizona Cardinals 34-11 in the NFC Wild Card game. The former Arrow looked fresh and full of energy all evening, as he rushed 17 times for 55 yards and caught one…

Gene Murphy

Murphy inducted into Hall of Fame

By Datti Jinkiri The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently announced its 2020 and 2021 inductees to the NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Gene Murphy, the legendary Hinds Community College football coach and athletic director, was among the eight honorees. Murphy spent thirty-eight years at Hinds as both a football coach and…

Kimani Hamilton

Hamilton picks Mississippi State

By Datti Jinkiri Kimani Hamilton, one of the best boys’ basketball players in the state, recently made his eagerly awaited college decision. The talented Clinton High School athlete committed to play at the next level with Mississippi State University. Hamilton was deciding between Mississippi State, Alabama and Ole Miss. The 6-foot-8 small forward narrowed his…

Kinley Goodson

Goodson named to Rodeo Flag Girl Team

Special to The Clinton Courier Clinton High School senior Kinley Goodson has been named to the 2022 Dixie National Flag Girl Team following an application selection process and a three-day competition. The Flag Girl Team, as representatives of the sponsors that support the Dixie National, will be known and respected for their traditional beauty, professional…

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Mississippi State News: House Bill 184, Bulldogs, More

House Bill 184 Proposal Would Allow In-State Mobile Betting Cedric Burnett, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, has made another push to lift the prohibition of mobile gambling in Mississippi. Last week, Burnett introduced House Bill 184. The bill would see the state legalize sports betting from mobile phones.  Section two of the…

Alford picks up third GSC award of the season

By Datti Jinkiri Mississippi College guard Ally Alford earned her third Freshman of the Week award from the Gulf South Conference (GSC) yesterday. The Batesville native scored a team-high 23 points (5-9 3PT) and grabbed seven rebounds in the Lady Choctaws’ 73-51 win over West Georgia. Alford is currently ranked 13th in the GSC’s scoring…

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Clinton Native Eyes Super Bowl Spot

Credit: Troutfarm27, SoFi Stadium 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0 Clinton native Cam Akers is probably the most famous sporting figure to come from the city, and he could be on the cusp of reaching the Super Bowl. Whilst Ted DiBiase made a name for himself in sports entertainment, Akers is out there with the LA Rams looking to become the first…

Carson DeYoung

Two former Arrows selected to JUCO all-conference teams

By Datti Jinkiri Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) recently announced its football all-conference teams. Jeremy Mack Jr. of East Mississippi Community College and Carsson DeYoung of Hinds Community College both earned all-conference honors. The two players are both graduates of Clinton High School. Mack was a First Team All-North selection at defensive back.…

Cam Akers LA Rams

Akers makes return from injury

By Datti Jinkiri Clinton native Cam Akers made his highly anticipated return from injury yesterday afternoon. The Los Angeles Rams’ running back was activated for the team’s crucial Week 18 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.  In limited action, Akers rushed five times for three yards and caught three passes for 10 yards. The Rams…