As West Jones fell behind by nine midway through the final period, head boys basketball coach Todd Arnold expected to see his team do what they’ve done all year — bounce back.
“I just did what I could with it. If I missed, no one could be mad at me. I wanted to knock it down or put it close,” Tyler Oehrli said with a smile on his face, covered in water after walking from the visitor’s locker room. Put it close he did, as he sank the half-court buzzer-beater to giv…
West Jones girl’s head coach Craig Winship wanted his team to be great when the opportunity presented itself. After nearly 120 grueling minutes, a sophomore seized her chance to be great.
Inside the locker room at West Jones on the week of November 8, 2020, a phrase was coined to describe the playoff run the Mustangs would soon embark on.
This story was featured in our 2020 Sports601 Post-Season Football magazine and copies can be found at our main office in Laurel. Copies were mailed in Wednesday's Laurel Impact as well.
West Jones girls soccer coach Craig Winship saw things in the first half Wednesday night in Soso that he’d been waiting to see, especially since his team’s 1-0 loss to South Jones last Friday night.
It seemed as though a soccer ball would never find the back of the net Tuesday night as West Jones and Laurel fought desperately for a chance to find paydirt. Eighty minutes was not enough, and even then an added 20 minutes in extra time was not enough for the district rivals.
Defensive pressure was the theme of the evening throughout both the girl’s and boy’s contests between Laurel and region foes West Jones. When the final bell tolled, the Tornadoes walked away with both victories to stay undefeated in Region 5-5A.
West Jones boys head coach Todd Arnold described the Mustangs’ second-half run as a needed spark. Watching it unfold, it was a spark that ultimately lit a fire in their 62-51 victory to open Region play.
Unselfish play and control for the majority of the night led West Jones past Laurel 3-1 to stay undefeated in region play, despite a fast start by the Tornadoes who scored in the 17th minute.
South State Championship weekend is here! There are two games in the area and James Pugh and Kevan Lindsey have their picks in. Agree or disagree?
West Jones had two options. Run the ball on third-and-ten near midfield with 2:42 left, wasting precious time on the clock for Picayune, or attempt a deep pass and pray for success.
The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders wanted to make a statement that they were going nowhere despite falling in the State Championship last season.
The Natchez Bulldogs had two weeks to get ready for the West Jones Mustangs. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they picked the wrong night to visit the home standing Mustangs. The West Jones defense celebrated the Mustangs’ Homecoming game in grand fashion as they came with six interceptions h…
Week 2 of the MHSAA season will take place Friday night with several great games to be played. See who James Pugh and Kevan Lindsey predicted to win here.
Make no mistake about it. High school football in South Mississippi has the power to normalize even the most hectic of times.
Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return order, including the statewide mask mandate, and issuing crowd-size limitations on K-12 extracurricular activities in the state's ongoing fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“Skate on” was the theme today as the city of Laurel’s Parks and Recreation Department had a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Johnny Magee to unveil the Daphne Skate Park officially.
Gulfport Assistant Baseball Coach Colton Caver has been around the diamond for quite some time. As an assistant coach who also helped during summer league baseball time, he noticed most leagues falling by the wayside due to COVID-19. That is why he took initiative by founding the Deep South …