Newton’s Ja’Leah Hickmon must have felt like the Lone Ranger heading into the basketball season.
Hickmon was the lone returning starter from the Class 2A state champions. Then coach Perry Fletcher left and Ty Harden was named the program’s new coach.
With Gov. Tate Reeves cancelling schools until April 17 and urging social distancing and quarantining, the local grocery store has become the most popular place in the county.
The independent grocery stores, such as Garvin’s Cashsaver and the Piggly Wiggly of Union, have seen a spike in business of unprecedented levels.
The Newton County Appeal has released its Girls All-Area Basketball Awards for the 2019-2020 school year. Here are the recipients:
Ja’Leah Hickmon, Jr., Forward, Newton
Notes, quotes and a thought or two…
I can’t say at this moment what’s going to happen in high school athletics this spring but all I know is that nobody is going to be playing until April 17.
Two of the area’s best pitchers met in Stringer on Monday when Kemp Alderman and Jaylon Buckley met in a public versus private school matchup.
It was Alderman who got the better end of the deal as the Generals took a 4-2 win over the Yellowjackets. NCA also beat rival Sylva Bay 5-1 on Monday.
The Union Lady Yellowjackets got over the .500 mark last week with a pair of wins in the Kosciusko Tournament.
Union opened the week with an 11-2 win over Nanih Waiya and then beat Ethel 8-2.
Union was scheduled to begin division play with a two-game series with Newton but those games have been postponed.
The Lake Hornets had an exciting week on the baseball diamond as they split a pair of one-run games.
The Hornets opened the week with an 11-10 loss to Puckett on Monday and then rebounded to take an 8-7 win over Choctaw Central on Wednesday to finish out the week.