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An East Central senior breaks out and the Hornets are sitting pretty in the playoffs  Sun Herald

The East Central High School football team beat Greene County in the Class 4A playoffs on Friday. East Central will host West Lauderdale in the third round and ...

Here’s how East Central survived West Lauderdale to set up Hornet Bowl II  Sun Herald

The East Central football team used another stellar defensive performance to take down West Lauderdale in the Class 4A playoffs. East Central prepares to play ...

Who will replace Tony Brown at East Central? Here are the options.  Sun Herald

East Central MS High School football coach Seth Smith and his staff are looking to several players to replace Tony Brown as the team's star running back.

Patrick’s Picks: Who wins East Central-Biloxi and Picayune-D’Iberville?  Sun Herald

The high school football season is full swing on the Mississippi Coast with Biloxi hosting East Central and Picayune traveling to D'Iberville. Gautier-Moss Point ...

Prep Football Roundup: SSC RB sets record with huge game, East Central reaches new mark  Sun Herald

High school football in South Mississippi: St. Stanislaus running back Delvin Henry had a monster game and East Central established a new mark for ...

East Central football built ‘a bond like no other’ and now it’s spilling over into baseball  The Sun Herald

The East Central football team won the Class 4A South State title. A baseball team loaded with those same football players hopes to take it one step further.

A Poplarville running back put up stunning numbers to clinch a spot in Hornet Bowl II  Sun Herald

Poplarville running back Chase Shears put up huge numbers in a win over South Pike in the third round of the Class 4A South State playoffs. The Hornets will ...

Patrick’s Picks: Does Vancleave have a chance to stun No. 1 East Central?  Sun Herald

Vancleave-East Central is among the big high school football games in South Mississippi Friday night. Gulfport-Ocean Springs, D'Ibervile-Harrison Central, Bay ...

East Central star Tony Brown had his patience pay off in a big way Sunday  The Sun Herald

East Central star running back Tony Brown takes us through his official visit to South Alabama.

Patrick’s Picks: Poplarville looks like a juggernaut. Will there be a Hornet Bowl II?  Sun Herald

There are three teams remaining in the high school football players in South MS and on the Coast. Poplarville hosts South Pike, East Central hosts West ...

These Coast coaches see each other at Thanksgiving before playing for South State titles  Sun Herald

This Thanksgiving will be a special one for East Central High School football coach Seth Smith and Picayune coach Dodd Lee. The two men are playing for ...

Here are rosters and a schedule for South Mississippi's baseball and basketball All-Star games  The Sun Herald

The South Mississippi All-Star games for high school baseball and basketball are this month at West Harrison and St. Martin. Here are rosters and a schedule for ...

Patrick’s Picks: Moss Point, Vancleave aim for first-round upsets in 4A playoffs  The Sun Herald

The high school football regular season draws to a close Friday night in South MS and the playoffs begin in Class 4A with East Central, St. Stanislaus, ...

This Coast athlete wanted a chance to play two sports at Mississippi State. He has his answer.  Sun Herald

Mississippi State football signee Brad Cumbest hoped he'd have a chance to also join the Bulldogs' baseball team following a big senior campaign with the East ...

East Central Community College Names Eric Neel as Next Softball Coach  WTOK

DECATUR, Miss. -- Eric Neel, who has coached high school girls' fast pitch softball teams to five state championships in Mississippi, has been selected as the ...

Prep Football Roundup: Gulfport overcomes injury to Newsome, Ocean Springs earns 2 seed  The Sun Herald

Here's a full roundup of the high school football games on the MS Coast Friday night. Gulfport and Biloxi had a tight game and East Central was impressive in ...

Undefeated East Central Hornets are legitimate contenders in the Region 8-4A ranks  WLOX

East Central football is alive and well, thanks to the coaching talents of Seth Smith and his assistant staff.

This two-sport star ‘plays baseball like he’s a linebacker’ and colleges are noticing  The Sun Herald

East Central junior Avery White is a gifted linebacker in football and a tough left-handed pitcher in baseball. Southern Miss and South Alabama have both shown ...

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Through five years on the job, East Central head coach Seth Smith has turned around a football program that was an afterthought in South Mississippi.

East Central head coach Seth Smith has inspired his undefeated Hornets team  WLOX

East Central has run off 6 consecutive victories and will entertain St. Stanislaus for sole possession atop the Region 8-4A standings Friday night at 7 in Hurley.

Proof That Joe Moorhead Knows Recruiting Better Than Dan Mullen  For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

Moorhead has proven he can recruit much better than Mullen.

This photo shows why Brad Cumbest is an impressive get for Mississippi State  The Sun Herald

East Central junior tight end Brad Cumbest, a Mississippi State commit, showed off his hops Friday night in Hurley.

East Central’s Tony Brown has all the accolades, but no D1 offers. Why?  The Sun Herald

East Central star running back Tony Brown appears to hit most of the check marks as a college prospect, but has yet to land an offer from programs like Southern ...

East Central star Tony Brown finally has his first D1 offer  The Sun Herald

East Central senior running back Tony Brown got an early Christmas gift on Friday.

East Central high school mourns loss of student  WLOX

Students and faculty at East Central High in Jackson County are in mourning Monday night, after the untimely death of 16-year-old Cade Slater, a student at the ...

Gautier hires former Coast head coach to take over football program  The Sun Herald

Gautier High School has found its replacement for Chris Peterson to take over football program.

East Central, Hazlehurst showdown decided in second half  The Sun Herald

Tony Brown scored on two 1 yard runs in the second half as East Central won a defensive battle against Hazlehurst 21-0 in Mississippi high school football ...

All eyes will be on this Mississippi State ace Friday at Southern Miss  The Sun Herald

Mississippi State star junior Konnor Pilkington, an East Central product, is anxious to pitch this week against Southern Miss in Hattiesburg.

East Central tight end Brad Cumbest inks a letter of intent with Mississippi State on early signing day  WLOX

HURLEY, MS (WLOX) - East Central tight end Brad Cumbest will remain in Maroon and White once he makes his way into the college ranks. He's officially a ...

Domino's Co-Players of the Week: Tony Brown & Avery White of East Central High School  WLOX

Two East Central Hornets played a key role in their big win over Vancleave on Friday. We decided to name Tony Brown and Avery White Domino's Co-Players of ...

Tanya Hasbrouck, Ashlee Trehern to face off in judicial run-off  Sun Herald

MS attorneys Tanya Hasbrouck and Ashlee Cole Trehern will face off in the Nov. 27 run-off elections for the Chancery Court seat that serves Jackson, George ...

‘It’s all joy.’ East Central players make it official on National Signing Day  The Sun Herald

The East Central High School football program produced one of its largest classes of signees ever.

Poplarville takes hold of 7-4A, SSC presents threat to East Central in 8-4A  The Sun Herald

Poplarville senior Austin Bolton's numbers are mindling and St. Stanislaus is starting to look like it can challenge East Central.

EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Monday kickoffs Spirit Week activities  Mississippi Press

The students at East Central High School in Hurley are in full swing preparing for Spirit Week activities Monday through Friday.

East Central, Poplarville coaches carry tight bond into ‘Hornet Bowl’ battle  The Sun Herald

East Central head coach Seth Smith and Poplarville head coach Jay Beech grew up as best friends in Pearl River County. On Friday, they meet for the Class 4A ...

It wouldn’t be an All-Mississippi team without Tony Brown and these four other Coast stars  The Sun Herald

East Central's Tony Brown was joined by four other Coast players on USA Today's All-Mississippi football teams, which were announced Wednesday.

Prep football: Kevin Fant leaving Pascagoula for spot on East Central staff

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Pascagoula offensive coordinator Kevin Fant is leaving the Panthers to join the coaching staff at East Central High School.

Jackson County teen killed in weekend crash identified  WLOX

A Jackson County teen killed in an accident Sunday morning has been identified.

East Central football quiets the doubters by ‘living with belief’  The Sun Herald

Seth Smith and his Hornets have turned around an East Central football program known for a losing tradition.

Konnor Pilkington Drafted by Chicago White Sox & Joe Garry Jr. taken by Minnesota Twins  WLOX

Two Mississippi Coast players were drafted on day two of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Hurley's Konnor Pilkington of Mississippi State and ...

Pascagoula takes criticism, takes it out on Moss Point  The Sun Herald

Pascagoula coach Lewis Sims challenged his team a week ago. The Panthers responded Friday night against rival Moss Point.

His blood-soaked puppy made it home before collapsing. Now this Hurley man wants answers.  The Sun Herald

A former East Central High School baseball player is asking for the community's help in covering his expenses after his 5-month-old malamute was shot in the ...

Black bear sightings reported this morning in Hurley area  Mississippi Press

HURLEY, Mississippi -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Department received a few 911 calls this morning about a black bear sighting in Hurley, according to ...

Retired special education teacher was stabbed 37 times and left to die, prosecutors say  The Sun Herald

Prosecutors provided details bout the stabbing death of Jackson County resident Frankie Fairley in the capital murder trial of Scotty Lakeith Street.

East Central baseball a family affair for Longs  Mississippi Press

It's not unusual to find a member of the Long extended family on the diamond at East Central High School.

PREP PREVIEW: East Central looks for breakthrough win this season  Mississippi Press

HURLEY, Mississippi -- Entering his fourth season as East Central's football coach, Marc High is hoping that 2011 is the year the Hornets' work finally begins to ...

East Central racks up big yardage in opening playoff round victory over FCAHS  The Sun Herald

East Central will advance after beating FCAHS at home in the opening Football playoff round Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

Prep football: Halloween night will be a Homecoming for East Central teacher Devin Smith  Mississippi Press

HURLEY, Mississippi -- Not many people consider Halloween the ideal day for a family reunion. But that's exactly what will take place for a few Jackson County ...

Get spooked for a good cause with outdoor Trail of Terror in Hurley

One girl had to be carted off by paramedics when she had an extreme panic attack, several have fainted from fear and more than one adult has peed his pants.

Stories of courage, kindness and spunk kept Sun Herald readers inspired in 2017  The Sun Herald

Inspiring someone can be as simple as an act of kindness, or it can come with years of tireless work in a field one is devoted to. Here's what editors and reporters ...

Man indicted in capital murder of Hurley woman has trial date  The Sun Herald

PASCAGOULA -- Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson on Monday set an Aug. 22 trial date for a Hurley man accused of stabbing a woman to death during a ...

East Central student Scott Jacob Williams, 15, killed in one-vehicle crash (updated)  Mississippi Press

Byrd said Williams was driving a 2001 Toyota 4x4 pickup truck when he lost control on a small curve about a quarter mile from Goff Farm Road.

Johnnie Rea: East Central's crucial sideline supporter  WLOX

Johnnie Rea is a young man that you can't judge by his haircut, according to East Central High School football head coach Seth Smith.

Jury convicts man of capital murder in the slaying of a retired special education teacher  The Sun Herald

A jury Wednesday convicted a Jackson County man of capital murder in Dec. 9, 2014, killing of a retired special education teacher, according to Sun Herald ...

Slain Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells was expecting a child with his wife; she learned Wednesday it's a boy  The Advocate

Hurley, Miss. — Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells moved away from this rural, tight-knit community to become a federal law enforcement officer, but always ...

Old-fashioned fun - Hurley event set for Saturday  Mississippi Press

Once a year, generations come together for a fun day in Hurley, with an emphasis on the "good old days."

Resurrection's Bailey remembered as strong mentor, kind friend  The Sun Herald

The Jackson County community is mourning the loss of a long-time coach and teacher at East Central High School and Resurrection Catholic.

Heather Plunk, Kyle Notvest to wed on Oct. 20  Mississippi Press

Heather Noel Plunk and Kyle Richard Notvest engaged to be married on Oct. 20.

Jackson Co. orders mandatory evacuation south of Hwy 90  WLOX

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Jackson County Board of Supervisors on Monday ordered a mandatory evacuation of all areas south of Highway 90.

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Hurley's Jade Richardson to compete for Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2015  Mississippi Press

Jade Richardson, age 17 of Hurley has been chosen from among many qualified young women throughout the state to compete as Miss Gulf Coast Teen USA ...

Cruisin’ couple killed in wreck identified  The Sun Herald

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has identified the husband and wife killed while traveling in a group of Cruisers Monday afternoon.

Moss Point youth charged as adult for allegedly having sex with 13-year-old  Mississippi Press

The charges came about after the 13-year-old's mother contacted police with allegations that the 17-year-old had had sex with her daughter.

Busby-Robinson announce engagement  Mississippi Press

The engagement of Jessica Busby, of Hurley, and Kyle Robinson has been announced.

Josh Eldridge announces run for Jackson County Chancery Clerk

Jackson County Comptroller Josh Eldridge has announced his candidacy for the county's chancery clerk position.

Deputy US Marshal Josie Wells remembered as a 'true American hero'  WLOX

A true American hero who believed good would prevail over evil. Attorney General Eric Holder used that phrase Tuesday as he described the late Deputy U.S. ...

Ingalls Shipbuilding apprentice program provides foundation for shipyard  Mississippi Press

One of the top graduates of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School called the program his chance for a *fresh* start on a career, and the training program's ...

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