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Hinds sweeps Delgado in doubleheader 2-1 and 5-4

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Freshman Vantrel Reed at the plate. (photo by Tracy Duncan, HInds CC)

The No. 7 Hinds Community College Eagles swept the Delgado Community College Dolphins in a doubleheader Friday afternoon, Feb. 28, at Sports Force Parks in Vicksburg. The Eagles won the first game 2-1 in seven innings and won game two 5-4 in eight innings.

In game one, Hinds’ sophomore right-hander, Preston Johnson, was masterful as he went the distance to earn his second win of the season. The Mississippi State University signee pitched seven innings, allowed just one run on five hits and struck out 14 batters while walking none.

At the plate, Walker Burchfield, a Tulane University signee, came up clutch once again as he smashed an opposite-field, two-run home run to give Hinds a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth. That score would stand as the Eagles collected their ninth straight victory.

In extra-innings in the bottom of the eighth inning in game two, freshman Vantrel Reed cracked a towering walk-off, solo home run to send Hinds home with a 5-4 victory. Reed’s walk-off concluded a stellar performance for him as he finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, double, home run, RBI and two runs scored.

At the plate, the Eagles scored five runs on 13 hits which included two home runs, two doubles, and a triple.

On the mound, Harrison Haley drew the start and pitched four innings while tallying six strikeouts. The Southeastern Louisiana University signee allowed just five hits and four runs.

The Eagles’ bullpen was excellent in relief as they combined to throw four shutout innings, allowed just two hits, and struck out six batters. Noah Magee was first in relief as he pitched two innings and struck out three. Matthew Taylor then threw one inning and collected one strikeout. Garrett Ramsey, a University of Southern Mississippi signee, earned his first win of the season as he threw a perfect eighth inning where he collected two strikeouts.

With its sweep of Delgado, Hinds is 10-0 overall to start the season.

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Masterson scored 10 points in PCA’s 66-28 victory Tuesday

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(photo by Carrie Martin)

Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Sophie Masterson helped the Lady Eagles to a 66-28 win over Tallulah Academy Tuesday.

Masterson scored 10 points on the night, and she also added 10 rebounds along with her points as the Eagles crushed the Trojans. Her sister Olivia Masterson grabbed seven rebounds and put up 4 points in the win.

Sophie not only did great in last night’s win, but she also played excellent defense Monday where she had 11 rebounds in the win against Deer Creek.

Yakia Burns led the Lady Eagles in points over Tallulah Academy by scoring 35, and Zy Smith added 9 points of her own.

Sisters Marley and Macey Bufkin also managed to get points on the board night as well. Macey finished with 4, and Marley had 2 points while both played exceptional defense in the game.

Masterson and the Eagles will play again Thursday against Tensas Academy at home starting at 6 p.m.

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Hinds soccer players honored for academic achievement

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Johannah Grace Ballenger and David "Beau" Rimmer (photos courtesy Hinds CC)

Two Hinds Eagle soccer players have been honored for achievements in the classroom with David M. Halbrook Certificate Awards for Academic Achievement Among Athletes for 2020.

Johannah Grace Ballenger, of Brandon, and David “Beau” Rimmer, of Bay St. Louis, were recognized during the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities business meeting, held recently via a virtual platform.

The annual honors recognize efforts of individual student-athletes who excel in academics, leadership and service. Each college or university in Mississippi selected a male and female student athlete to receive this recognition.

The Halbrook Awards program recognizes colleges and universities that achieve and maintain high academic standards for student athletes, thus encouraging high graduation rates.

The Halbrook Award for Academic Achievement Among Athletes was established in 1984 as a result of the passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 88. The awards program is made possible through endowments from former Rep. David M. Halbrook of Belzoni and his brothers, John C. and James G. Halbrook, of Belzoni, and J.A. Halbrook, of Beaumont, Texas, in honor of their parents, John C. and Ernestine McCall Halbrook.

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Porter’s Chapel brought home victories Monday and Tuesday

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Players huddle around coach Walter Hallberg IV. Left to right: Gavin White, Jase Jung, DJ Smith, Taylor Osbourne and Laken Bradley. (photo by Keith Philips)

The Porter’s Chapel Academy boys basketball team brought home two victories Monday and Tuesday against Deer Creek and Tallulah Academy.

Chris Taylor led the Eagles in points. He scored 20 in the 38-20 win over Deer Creek and also had two rebounds, one assist and four steals.

Braden Kapp scored 6 points along with four rebounds, while teammate Ricky Carraway was right behind him with 5 points.

The junior varsity boys also won 30-24. Taylor Osbourne scored 16 points. Anthony McCloud put up 4 points and John Wyatt Massey scored 3.

Tuesday, the varsity Eagles beat Tallulah Academy 51-46.

The Eagles will be back in action Thursday at home against Tensas Academy.

 

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