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Choctaws Tabbed to Finish Third in GSC

By Datti Jinkiri The Mississippi College men’s cross country was picked by the GSC coaches to finish in third in the conference this season. The Choctaws picked one first-place vote and racked up 96 points in the poll. The Choctaws finished fourth in the GSC Men’s Cross Country Championship last year. Evan Del Rio was…

Lady Choctaws Picked Sixth in GSC Preseason Volleyball Poll

By Datti Jinkiri The GSC women’s volleyball coaches have picked Mississippi College to finish sixth in the conference this season. During the voting process, the Lady Choctaws accumulated 71 points. The Lady Choctaws had a great Spring Championship Series, finishing with a 7-2 record. They tallied a second-place finish in Group A and topped Lee…

Lady Choctaws Tabbed as GSC Women’s Soccer Favorite

By Datti Jinkiri The Gulf South Conference’s women’s soccer coaches have tabbed Mississippi College as the favorite to win the 2021 conference championship. The Lady Choctaws, who picked up 11 of 13 first-place votes, are followed by Lee, Montevallo, Delta State, and West Florida in the preseason poll. The Lady Choctaws had an undefeated spring,…

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Clinton Athletes in College: JaKayla Johnson & Kam Ruffin

By Datti Jinkiri JaKayla Johnson entered her freshman season at Jones College on a mission. The 2020 Clinton High School graduate had finished her high school career with an MHSAA Class 6A runner-up finish as well as four straight playoff appearances. She carried that momentum into what turned out to be a phenomenal debut season…

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School Board accepts $4,693,000 bid for CHS athletic improvements

By Taylor McKay Hathorn The Clinton Public School District’s Board of Trustees made quick work of a relatively brief agenda, beginning the meeting with an update from Mark Pipper with Bailey Project Management. Pipper told the Board that the extensive renovations at Lovett Elementary School were nearly complete, as the majority of the remaining punchlist…

Choctaws Top GSC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll

By Datti Jinkiri The men’s soccer coaches of the Gulf South Conference have picked the Mississippi College Choctaws men’s soccer team to win the conference this season. The Choctaws sit at the summit the preseason poll with 105 points and were followed closely by West Florida, Auburn Montgomery, Lee, and Union. The Choctaws lead the…

Hayes Scores Celtic’s First-Ever Women’s Champions League Goal

By Datti Jinkiri The best women’s soccer players play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, which is the premier women’s club soccer competition in the world. Former Mississippi College women’s soccer standout Caitlin Hayes made her mark in that tournament last Wednesday, scoring a free kick goal in Celtic FC Women’s 2-1 loss to Levante…

Clinton Arrows Swim Team Meet Results

  On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Clinton Arrows Swim Team competed in their first squad meet against Germantown and Newton County High School teams. The Clinton Arrow boys placed 1st at this meet at the Cypress Lake swimming pool in Madison. Swimmers that placed in the top three of their events were as follows:…

Judy Qualls Named Latest MVP

Judy Qualls Named Latest MVP

  For the latest recipient of Dr. Blake Thompson’s “MVP Award,” supporting Mississippi College students is a way of life. Judy Qualls, who serves as the director of student services at the MC School of Law, says that making sure students have what they need to succeed is all part of a day’s work. But…

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Falcons become first NFL team to be 100 percent vaccinated

The NFL season is primed to kick off in a matter of weeks, with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the Dallas Cowboys. But while much of the conversation surrounding the upcoming season is focused on which rookies are poised to take off, which coaches may be on the hot seat, and which…