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Bobcats take home the championship in cheer competition

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Bobcats. Sitting left to right, Addison Carraway, Karlandria Hodge, Skyler Carter, Autumn Abdel (Baby Bobcat), Emily Dycus. Standing left to right: Brookley Towne, Aaliyah Williams, Emma Graham, Jaden Barrett, Tezlyn Robinson, Kabria Hodge. Not Pictured: Armani Marley.

Saturday, Nov. 9, the 2019 Vicksburg YMCA Cheerleading Competition, hosted by  cheerleading coordinator Jennifer Stinson, on was an exciting event for young girls to show off their cheer talents.

The competitors at today’s competition.

Four teams of girls ages 9 to 11 participated in the competition: Gators, Vikings, Bobcats and Rockets. The Gators were coached by Hannah Smith, the Vikings by Brittany Hopkins, Erin Pettway for the Rockets and Taylor Powell for the Bobcats.

Each team went through two cheers plus a dance at the end. Once the teams finished their cheers, they were rated by three judges for a score that determined the winner.

In the end, the Gators and Vikings tied for third place, while the Rockets, who were the defending champions, came in second. First place went to the Bobcats, a team made up of mostly girls from Beechwood Elementary School.

After the completion, the girls were presented with medals as they enjoyed cake presented by YMCA Program Director Wayne Scott.

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Warren Central Vikings football season ends with a loss to Oxford

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The Warren Central Vikings football season came to an end last night with a 33-14 loss to No. 4 Oxford.

The Vikings struggled offensively throughout the game and did not find the end zone until late in the ball game.

Bad field position and a dropped punt that went for an Oxford touchdown put Warren Central behind at halftime 19-0.

The Vikings ran a halfback pass in the fourth quarter, and junior Kentrick Thompson threw the ball to wide open receiver  Shayne Ragan for a touchdown. Antonio Thomas would catch the next touchdown pass for the Vikings from quarterback Parker Kivett.

The loss would end the season for the Vikingsd with a 6-6 record, but it would make it their eighth consecutive playoff appearance under head coach Josh Morgan.

Oxford will go on to play South Panola in the second round of the playoffs next Friday, Nov. 22, and Starkville will play Olive Branch.

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Vicksburg and Warren County schools rack up basketball wins and losses

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Vicksburg Junior High coach Jerdon Hardiman talks to his team.

Teams all around the River City played basketball last night resulting in three schools winning and one school losing their first games of the year.

Vicksburg High men and women’s teams lost last night when they traveled to Holmes County Central. The Lady Gators fell short with a score of 58-49. The men could not pull out a victory either, losing 70-55.

The Warren Central boys won their game against Germantown by nearly 20 points with a final score of 73-54, and the Lady Vikings also won 47-40 against Germantown.

Four Junior High teams pulled off victories starting with the Vicksburg Boys team who beat Byram 51-37. Tyler Carter scored 21 points with 13 rebounds. VJHS ladies would also knock off Byram with a score of 22-18.

Warren Central Junior High teams traveled to Pearl where both the girls and the boys would return with victories. The boys won 55-34, and the girls won 27-10.

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Hinds Lady Bulldogs win season opener 47-46 over Holmes CC

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Amaz Carmichael in action Nov. 14

The Hinds Community College Lady Bulldogs defeated the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs 47-46 in their season opener last night, Nov. 14.

Holmes jumped out to an early 14-6 lead in the first quarter before Hinds responded in the second quarter to take a 29-24 lead at halftime.

Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter keeping Hinds in the lead 41-36 at the end of the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Holmes outscored Hinds 10-6, but it was not enough as Hinds held onto the lead to secure the 47-46 victory.

Amaz Carmichael, from Lincoln, Ala., led all scorers. The freshman center scored 16 points for Hinds and shot 7-11 from the field. Carmichael also hauled in 19 rebounds, had two assists, and blocked five shots in her debut for the Lady Bulldogs.

Tamia Brown, from Jackson, Miss., and Kerrigan Johnson, from Tucker, Ga., also scored double-digit points to help lead Hinds to victory. Brown scored 11 points while Johnson put 10 points on the board.

The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action Monday, Nov. 18, to take on the Mississippi Delta Lady Trojans on the road in Moorhead. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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