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Introducing: Scott Co. Sports Hall of Fame

By CHRIS ALLEN BAKER  FOREST – Just after Ludlow native Deuce McAllister was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame last year, an effort was launched to establish an organization to honor athletic achievement across Scott County. An organizing committee met in Forest to establish the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame with the […]

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Blackwell returning to Jackson and MSHOF

Bill Blackwell, for 12 years the highly successful general manager of the Jackson Mets and Jackson Generals, is returning to Jackson as chief operations officer of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Blackwell spent 33 years in professional baseball, 25 as a general manager. For the last four years he has been the […]

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‘Frosty’ overcomes bad break to win on Coast

SAUCIER — David Frost, the wine-making golfer from South Africa, might have uncorked a fine bottle of champagne Sunday night. After all, he shot a final round 68 to win the Mississippi Gulf Resorts Classic for his first Champions Tour victory in nearly two years. Frost, 55, came from three shots behind to win his […]

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Brees to speak at Best of MS Preps event

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints will be the featured speaker at The Clarion-Ledger’s Best of MS Preps banquet on May 28 in Jackson.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm for the 6:30 pm dinner featuring keynote address by Brees. Best of MS Preps will honor athletes from all reaches of Mississippi — […]

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Hall of Famer Hill Denson nabs No. 1,000

Belhaven baseball coach Hill Denson (Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2008) picked up his 1,000th collegiate victory on Wednesday when the Blazers defeated Tougaloo College 10-0. As the head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi, Denson won 471 games in 14 seasons, and Wednesday marked his 532nd victory at Belhaven. “Even when […]

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Vivians, Moody claim C Spire hoops trophies

Mississippi State junior Victoria Vivians and Ole Miss junior Stefan Moody today were named the winners of the C Spire Gillom and Howell trophies as the most outstanding college basketball players in Mississippi this season. Vivians, who set the Mississippi high school scoring record at Scott Central, becomes the first freshman   ever to win […]

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C Spire Howell, Gillom finalists named

Two newcomers, Victoria Vivians of Mississippi State and Stefan Moody of Ole Miss, are among the finalists announced today for the C Spire Gillom and Howell trophies. Vivians, a freshman from Scott Central, is joined by Tia Faleru of Ole Miss and Tamara Jones of Southern Miss as finalists for the C Spire Peggie Gillom […]

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It’s back: “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes”

“Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes” — a handsome, coffee-table book, which tells the rich history of Mississippi sports through it’s heroes — is available now at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and at fine bookstores throughout Mississippi. The book, written by Rick Cleveland with a foreword from Archie Manning, sold out its first printing before Christmas. […]

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C Spire Gillom, Howell candidates abound

After a watershed Mississippi college football season, what in the world could our basketball teams provide for an encore? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Mississippi State’s women, nationally ranked at 24-4 (with two double overtime losses) lead the way. If the Big Dance started today, the Ole Miss men would surely be two-stepping […]

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Madden 15 is on the money; so, how about you?

How realistic is Madden 15, the Electronic Arts (EA) video game that mimicks the NFL? Scarily realistic is the answer. Madden 15 correctly predicted the score of last Sunday’s Super Bowl — on the nose. Better than Vegas. Perfect. Madden 15 will be on display in a big way Saturday at your Mississippi Sports Hall […]

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