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Chapter in MC basketball history coming to a close

Special to The Clinton Courier A chapter in the Mississippi College men’s basketball program will officially come to a close at the end of this season, as longtime Choctaw coach Don Lofton retires from the game he loves. “It has been a blessing and an honor to be a basketball coach at Mississippi College these…


Sykes named Player of the Month for Nov. and Dec.

Special to The Clinton Courier Clinton Christian Academy senior KJ Sykes was recently chosen as the Aerus/MAIS Basketball Player of the Months for November and December in 2A-4A for all classifications. Pictured (l to r) are Jason Hubbard with Aerus, KJ Sykes, CCA Coach Josh Zeitz and Les Triplett with MAIS.  


Crutchfield hired as Lions’ assistant softball coach

Special to The Clinton Courier Clinton Christian Academy graduate Kaeleigh Crutchfield, a former pitcher for the University of West Alabama and Jones College, is in her first year as assistant softball coach at East Mississippi Community College. She joined the EMCC athletics family in January 2023, when she was hired by interim head softball coach…


Aniya Madkin signs with University of Arkansas, Walker signs with Mississippi State track and field

Special to The Clinton Courier Clinton High School senior Aniya Madkin recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the University of Arkansas. Madkin helped the Lady Arrows win their first 6A MHSAA Volleyball State Championship her freshman year. She’s also a former member of the 2020-2021 6A MHSAA state runner up Lady…

Hammack joins Main Street Clinton, Olde Towne Depot

Lady Arrows soccer team advances to state championship

By Danny C. Davis After a long weather delay, the Clinton Arrow Lady Arrows soccer team finally were able to play in the North Class 6A championship game Saturday, February 4, at Lewisburg High School near Memphis. The game was originally scheduled for January 31, but was delayed four days because of an ice storm…

CCA JV basketball teams win district tournament

CCA JV basketball teams win district tournament

Clinton Christian Academy’s girls and boys junior varsity teams both finished the year as champions in the MAIS AAAA District Tournament. The schools competing included Clinton Christian Academy, Tri-County Academy, Canton Academy, Hillcrest Christian School and Riverfield Academy (from Louisiana). The boys’ team is coached by Josh Zeitz, and the girls are coached by Marcus…

Arrows repeat as state soccer champions

Arrows repeat as state soccer champions

By Danny C. Davis Mississippi High School Activity Association State Soccer Championships Class 6A continue to run through Clinton. The Arrow boys claimed their eleventh MHSAA trophy in history on Saturday, February 4, at Ridgeland High School stadium with a tough 2-1 win over rival Brandon. Clinton defeated Northwest Rankin a year ago for the…

Hall of Fame Advisory Committee Seeks Nominations for Current Crop of MC Sports Immortals

Even 40 years later, Dr. Jim Turcotte vividly remembers the first time he encountered a Mississippi College Athletics Hall of Famer. A placekicker on the Choctaws football team in the early 1980s, Turcotte and his teammates were preparing to take the field before a regular season home contest when legendary World War I-era quarterback Edwin “Goat”…

Rhodes named State Farm Female Athlete of the Month for October

Rhodes & Williams named State Farm Athletes of the Month for October

State Farm recently named Cameron Williams, a senior on the football team, as the October Male Athlete of the Month. State Farm recently named Sarah Rhodes (right), a junior on the swim team, as the October Female Athlete of the Month.

Hinds CC

Hinds plans Pitch Banquet

Special to The Clinton Courier The Hinds Community College baseball program will host its inaugural First Pitch Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at the Muse Center at Hinds’ Rankin Campus. Christian Ostrander, well-renowned associate head coach and pitching coach at the University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as the program’s guest speaker. “The…