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Hall of Fame coach, Don Shula, passed away Monday

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Don Shula (Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley)

Don Shula, longtime Miami Dolphins head coach, passed away Monday at the age of 90.

“Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with his children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike.”

Shula led the Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories and an undefeated 1972 season. Overall, he appeared in five Super Bowls and was inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1997.

Shula won an average of 10 games per season and retired with 328 victories, the most in NFL history. George Halas is the only other coach to date who has make it over the 300 mark.

Shula retired in 1995 and opened a chain of steakhouses called Shula’s Steakhouse.

Shula is the last person to have coached an undefeated NFL season. He remains the Dolphins longest serving head coach.

 

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Johnson scored 21 points in VHS 42-32 win over Pearl

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(photo by Marg Sims)

Vicksburg High School ninth grade player Cynia Johnson had a great game Monday night in the Gators 42-32 win over the Pearl Pirates.

Johnson scored 21 points for the Gators in the huge victory as the Pirates were unable to stop her awesome performance.

Johnson has become a key player for the team this season and has led the Gators to a 5-1 record. Each week she proves that she is one of the best freshman players in the City of Vicksburg. Johnson and her team are working hard toward being able to play in the Little Six Championship at the end of the season.

The Gators next game is at home Thursday against Northwest Rankin. Tip off is 5 p.m.

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Burns scored 50 points in PCA victory over Mt. Salus Monday

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(photo by Carrie Martin)

Porter’s Chapel Academy girls basketball player Yakia Burns outscored the entire opposing team in the Eagles 60-20 victory over Mt. Salus.

Burns scored a career high 50 points in the game and led her team to victory once again. She also had five steals and 10 rebounds in the big win.

Burns also played great defense Monday night as she held her opponents to a low scoring game.

Burns is now the highest scoring girl basketball player in the city, averaging more than 30 points per game.

Tbe Lady Eagles will face North Sunflower at PCA Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland got his first deer this weekend

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Patrick Southerland (photo courtesy Brooke Southerland)

Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland killed his first deer this weekend in Warren County.

Southerland is 10 years old and a fourth grader at St. Francis Elementary School where he is known as a great student.

Southerland is also a football player for the St. Francis Flashes peewee football team and is well liked by his teammates and coaches.

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