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
The Newton County Lady Cougars won two out of three games this past week on the softball diamond.
After losing 10-0 to Northwest Rankin on Friday, the Lady Cougars responded with a pair of wins, beating D’Iberville 10-8 on Friday and West Harrison 10-5 on Saturday.
The Newton County Lady Cougars improved to 5-1 on the season as they grabbed a pair of wins in the West Harrison Tournament last week.
County opened the week with an 8-7, eight-inning, walk-off win over Long Beach and then pounded Stone County 15-2 on Saturday to finish out the week.
East Central Community College officially opened its new Warrior Hall football operations center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, March 5, on the campus in Decatur.
The 12,300-square-foot facility is located just outside the north end zone of Warrior Field at Bailey Stadium.
The Newton County baseball team split four games last week on the baseball diamond.
The Cougars grabbed a pair of one-run wins as they beat Northeast Lauderdale 9-8 on Tuesday and Union 4-3 on Friday. Then on Saturday, the Cougars lost 10-0 to Stringer and Neshoba Central.