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St. Aloysius defeats Porter’s Chapel 9-0

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Ben Rains, from Porter's Chapel, is tagged out by Braden Kapp, right, from St. Aloysius. (photo by Dale Yocum)

Coming off of a two-game winning streak, Porter’s Chapel fell short of a victory against St. Aloysius last night as they suffered a 9-0 loss.

PCA played three eighth-graders in the game, which was close only at the start of the first inning Then, Ethan Parmiagiana scored for the Flashes, followed by Carter Magee’s score in the second inning. The Flashes never looked back.

Tristan Wilbanks struck out eight PCA batters before Lane Hubbard and Kieran Theriot took over. Hubbard recorded the last three outs of the ballgame.

PCA will be back in action Friday at 6 p.m. against Bayou Academy, while the Flashes will play Leake Academy on Monday, March 9.

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Eight-year-old Owen Flowers gets a big buck

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Owen Flowers shows off his first kill of the year. (photo courtesy Dawn Flowers)

Eight-year-old Owen Flowers killed a big deer last Sunday on a hunting trip with his dad, Rush Flowers.

The deer was an eight-point, 200 pound buck. Its rack measured 19.5 inches wide.

Flowers is a third grader at Bowmar Elementary where he is known for being an outstanding student. He killed the buck in Hermanville, Mississippi, marking his first kill of the year.

In his free time, Flowers not only enjoys hunting, but he’s also a big sports fan. He played football with the undefeated Golden Eagles YMCA flag football team (6-0) that won the championship two weeks ago.

Flowers is the son of Vicksburg residents Rush and Dawn Flowers.

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Former VHS football player Martin commits to Kansas State University

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Marvin Martin Jr. (Photo courtesy Carlos Williams)

Former Vicksburg High School football star Marvin Martin Jr. has committed to playing for Kansas State University.

Martin made the announcement Wednesday when he took to Twitter to inform everyone of his plans.

Martin officially committed to play football at Boston College last month but decommitted  a couple of weeks ago.

Kansas State has a 4-4 record so far this season. Martin is a big recruit for the Wildcats for next year.

Martin played most of his high school career at Vicksburg High until this summer when he transferred to Trinity Christian Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas.

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Jackson State gets a four-star transfer from California

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Malik Abdul McClain- (photo courtesy USC Athletics)

Jackson State University has landed a University of Southern California transfer.

Sophomore USC linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain announced his decision to join head football coach Deion Sanders and the Tigers on Twitter Wednesday.

McClain had a total of two sacks during his time with the Trojans. He played in five games in 2019 before dislocating his shoulder while making a sack against Arizona.

McClain was a four star athlete out of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California. He grabbed an impressive total of 18 sacks in his 2017 senior season.

Coach Sanders has been racking up major recruits ever since being named the JSU Tigers head coach a couple of months ago.

 

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