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Mississippi’s top ranked basketball player commits to MSU

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Keondre Montgomery (Photo by Joe Cook, WAPT, used with permission)

Mississippi State University received a four-star recruit Tuesday when Forest Hill High School’s Keondre Montgomery announced that he will become a Bulldog.

Montgomery, who averaged 28 points per game last season for the Forest Hill Patriots, is already expressed how excited he is to join MSU and how hard he plans to work to contribute his best to the team.

”My talent can contribute early,” Montgomery told WJTV. “What I bring—my teamwork, my hard-work, my dedication to all—I put in the game. I feel like they’re going to get the best out of me.”

As the team’s lead scorer, Montgomery led the Patriots to a 25-6 season this year. He stands 6-feet-6-inches tall, and he plays at the small forward position where he will most likely remain as a Bulldog.

He has been rated the No. 1 basketball player in Mississippi by 247 sports, and many of his supporters will be watching as he continues to chase his dreams at the next level.

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Laken Trim, 7, got his first buck Saturday

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Laken Trim shot his first deer Saturday. (photo courtesy Karley Trim)

Vicksburg resident Laken Trim killed his first deer Saturday while hunting with his grandfather Mark Hinson in Utica, Mississippi.

Trim is a 7-year-old who attends Beechwood Elementary and enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting in his free time. He is the son of Karley and Cole Trim and Taylor Jones.

Now that Trim has gotten his first buck, he will be looking for a bigger one on his next hunting trip.

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Smith led Warren County high schools in sacks this year

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(Photo courtesy Taylen Smith)

Warren Central football player Taylen Smith wrapped up his senior season of football with the Vikings on a high note.

Smith holds the record for all high schools in the Vicksburg Warren School District for defensive sacks this season. He helped lead the Vikings to the playoffs under head coach Josh Morgan, finishing with eight sacks on the year, and he was a key reason the Vikings had a successful 9-3 season.

Smith’s talent was apparent early in the season when he had 15 tackles in the Red Carpet Bowl against Vicksburg High School. By the end of the season, he finished with an impressive 43 tackles.

Smith’s skills aren’t limited to tackling. He also made two interceptions and returned them both for touchdowns.

His high school football career may be over, but Smith announced Wednesday that he had received a scholarship offer from Coahoma Community College.

He has not officially committed to any school, yet, as he could be receiving more offers soon.

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Vicksburg natives Butler and Harris play each other for the second time this season

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DeMichael Harris and Malcolm Butler (photo courtesy of Rosie Harris)

Vicksburg natives DeMichael Harris and Malcolm Butler went head to head again Sunday night when the Indianapolis Colts took on the Tennessee Titans.

Butler led Titans to the 45-26 victory over the Colts, but both teams are having a great season.

Butler finished the game with four tackles and one interception for the Titans. Harris rushed one time for 2 yards and caught one pass for 1 yard for the Colts.

The two Vicksburg natives met for the first time last month when the Colts defeated the Titans 34-17, but this time it would be Butler and the Titans who took home the win.

DeMichael Harris and Malcolm Butler (photo courtesy Rosie Harris)

After the game, Butler and Harris posed for a picture which easily represents two guys from the same hometown playing the sport that they love.

 

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