While the season was pushed back a couple of months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Dean Griner is planning to begin playing games June 1. It will certainly look a little bit different with guidelines in place to limit players being grouped together in dugouts or huddles.
Columbia High School has tabbed a new head boys basketball coach, making a hire from the college ranks to boost the program.
Jordan Dupuy, who last coached at Northwestern State (La.) as the women’s head coach, will replace Charlie James, who stepped down to coach only girls basketball.
Barring any setback there will be baseball and softball in Marion County this summer after all. Dean Griner announced this week that teams will be allowed to begin practicing Monday with an eye on June 1 as the official start date to the regular season.
With prep sports completed for the 2019-20 school year and seniors graduating, it’s time to look toward the 2020-21 year and discover who will be taking the place of the departing star athletes. This is a collection of 10 male student athletes who are expected to truly shine next year for the first time in their high school careers.
Sitting in a doctor’s office in Hattiesburg, Kevon Cloyd couldn’t believe his ears. Just three days before, he had been a rising sophomore linebacker trying to crack the varsity lineup for the Columbia Wildcats.
The Columbia school board accepted a $250,000 grant on April 16 that will finance installation of a synthetic playing surface for the planned new Columbia High School football stadium.
The money is coming through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is funded by the NFL Foundation.