While both the Nanih Waiya and Louisville baseball teams took part in a jamboree at Nanih Waiya last week, the season gets started for real for NW, LHS and Noxapater this week on both the baseball and softball diamonds.
The Nanih Waiya boys basketball team came oh-so-close to pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the district tournament round last week, falling to top-seeded West Lowndes 38-37 in the semifinals.
Nanih Waiya assured itself the fifth seed in both the boys and girls Region 5-1A Tournament that is being played this week in McAdams with wins over arch-rival Noxapater last Tuesday.
The boys won 57-48, while the girls took a solid 52-25 victory.
Louisville High School had a lot of success at the recent District 3-4A Powerlifting meet held at West Lauderdale. The Wildcats finished second as a team behind Newton County and had nine lifters advance to the Region 2-4A meet set for Leake Central on Feb. 22.
It is not an uncommon occurrence for a large number of Louisville High School athletes to sign to play football when National Signing Day comes around each year. In fact, it’s expected. It was no different on Wednesday, as nine Wildcats signed letters of intents to play on the junior college level.
Nanih Waiya head football coach James Courtney liked what he saw on Wednesday afternoon, with five members of his back-to-back MHSAA Class 1A State Football Championship program signed college scholarships.
Noxapater head coach Casey Orr was as proud as he could be last Wednesday morning while he watched three of his Tiger football players sign to play college football for Northeast Mississippi Community College before a packed house in the school’s library
Although The Nanih Waiya boys and girls basketball teams were unlikely to improve their seedings headed into next week’s Region 5-1A Basketball Tournament being hosted by McAdams, both the Warriors and Lady Warriors were looking to pick up momentum as they closed out the last week of regular season play.