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Class of 2022

MS Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & Sanderson Farms Championship takes place July 29-30, 2022

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual Induction Weekend presented by Sanderson Farms and the Sanderson Farms Championship on Friday, July, 29th and Saturday, July, 30th. Members of the Class of 2022 include: All-American swimmer Maggie Bowen Hanna, basketball coach Kermit Davis, Sr., football coaches Bob Tyler and Willis Wright, baseball players…

Abbey Abraham

Clinton Christian Academy cheerleaders excel at UCA camp

By Randy Bledsoe The Clinton Christian Academy (CCA) varsity and junior varsity (JV) cheerleaders had a tremendously successful performance at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp at the University of Southern Mississippi. The varsity cheerleaders won overall First Place Cheer for the week. They also came in second for their sideline routine and won the…

Bill Hetrick

Hetrick a unanimous choice for MS Sports Hall of Fame award

Special to The Clinton Courier Long-time board member and Past President of the Mississippi Sports Foundation, Inc., Bill Hetrick has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Michael Rubenstein Award. Named after the first executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Michael Rubenstein, the award is given to a person demonstrating a…


Manuels named State Farm Athletes of the Month

Madeline and Cole Manuel (middle and right) were recently named State Farm Student Athletes of the Month for March. Madeline Cole is a member of the tennis team at Clinton High School, and Cole Manuel is a member of the baseball team. They are pictured with Tim Bruss of State Farm (left).    

Spence Littleton

Spence and Littleton named State Farm Athletes of the Month

Latoria Spence and Max Littleton (middle and right) were recently named State Farm Student Athletes of the Month for April. They are both members of the track and field team at Clinton High School. They are pictured with Tim Bruss of State Farm (left).  


Hopkins named Gatorade Mississippi Boys Soccer Player of the Year

By Datti Jinkiri Clinton High School graduate Luke Hopkins has been named the 2021-22 Gatorade Mississippi Boys Soccer Player of the Year. He is the school’s second Gatorade Player of the Year this school year, as Kimani Hamilton earned the boys basketball award in March. Hopkins is also Clinton’s first boys soccer honoree since 2012,…


Hughes and Michael-Neal sign with MS Colleges

Clinton High School senior Allen Hughes recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Hughes has been a force to be reckoned with on the hardwood, helping the Clinton Arrows Basketball team win back-to-back MHSAA 6A Championship titles his junior and senior years. During both championship campaigns, Hughes was…

Mohit Kocher

Kocher signs with Hinds tennis

Mohit Kocher, a senior at Clinton High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Hinds Community College. A three-year member of the Clinton Arrow Tennis Team, Kocher earned MVP honors as a junior, qualifying for MHSAA Individual State Championships, where he progressed to the quarterfinals. Kocher helped the Arrows place as…

Michael Ward

McEnroe Tennis Academy GM returns to MC to lead tennis program

Special to The Clinton Courier A new chapter began at Mississippi College (MC) on Wednesday, May 4, as former Choctaw tennis student-athlete Michael Ward was announced as the next head coach for the MC men and women’s tennis program. Ward steps in to replace longtime former Choctaw Head Coach David Boteler, who retired at the…

CJHS Cheer Camp

CJHS cheerleaders win camp awards

The Clinton Courier, Photos by Tammie Stephens The Clinton Junior High School (CJHS) cheerleaders were recently able to attend their first cheer camp away from CJHS in two years. Cheer squads from different middle nad high schools from all over the state of Mississippi came together at Mississippi College June 13-16 to attend the Universal…