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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM

MADISON If you’ve ever seen the movie Top Gun, you likely remember the one scene in which Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, turns to his close friend and fellow co-pilot Goose and rhythmically says “I feel the need, the need for speed.”

  • Bruin Sports Radio to air St. Joe football live starting with Friday’s season-opener against Newton
    MADISON – Bruin Sports Radio’s team of award-winning high school journalists will once again broadcast all the action from St. Joseph Catholic School football every Friday night live on the Internet and WJXC Jackson.

     Live coverage of football begins Friday, Aug. 18, when the Bruins open the 2017 season at home against the Newton Tigers – a re-match of a first-round playoff game last fall that St. Joe won in the closing seconds. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Bill Raphael Field.
  • Canton Academy Lady Panthers win their 4th Consecutive MAIS Class AA Track and Field State Championship
    The Canton Academy Lady Panthers went into the 2017 track and field season with a lot of spaces to fill from the 2016 state championship team. That team graduated several seniors that participated in multiple events. Under the leadership of Head Coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams, the Lady Panthers proved they were back to defend their state crown. They scored 151 points and had six state champions in individual events to Claim their 4th consecutive Class AA Track and Field Championship on May 6th at Jackson Prep.
  • Canton Academy Boys Track Team wins the 2017 MAIS AA Track and Field State Championship
    The Canton Academy Boys Track Team won their first state championship in track since 1999 on May 6th at Jackson Prep. Led by head coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams the boys team scored 102 points and accumulated two state champions in individual events to win the AA State Championship.
  • Murray State next stop for Gilmore
    MADISON – Devin Gilmore quickly became a fan favorite upon his arrival at MRA four years ago for his aerial exploits and vast array of jaw-dropping dunks.  

     The Patriots’ high-flying swingman formally announced on Tuesday he will be taking that high-wire act nearly six hours north to Murray, Kentucky – home to Murray State, site of Gilmore’s college destination of choice.
  • MRA tennis duo wins championship
     RIDGELAND – First things first, Isaac Johnson and Gray Johnson are not brothers.

    “I mean, we look so much alike can’t you tell,” deadpanned Gray, tongue in cheek.

    Neither is adopted, either, although they often joke about it. “It’s his week this week,” Isaac said, with a big grin as he pointed toward his playing partner.
  • Mayor Mary sails to 10th term with 80 percent landslide win
    MADISON — In another landslide victory, Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler won re-election to a tenth term Tuesday, garnishing a whopping 80 percent of the vote against challenger Matt Armstrong.

    The election again served as a referendum on Hawkins-Butler’s service and leadership as she improved upon her victory margin by a couple percentage points from 2013 with former county supervisor John Bell Crosby.
  • Father and son bond through weightlifting, prep for event
    A St. Joseph High School junior discovers a love for powerlifting that brings him even closer to his dad.

    Pat Frascogna, 54, and his only son, 17-year-old, Franco, do all the usual things a father and son do together with one exception; they are training for the competitive powerlifting circuit, too.  Pat was a competitive powerlifter some decades ago but, as he says, "the tyranny of life dictated my time be spent away from the weightroom".
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors sign athletic scholarships on Wednesday
    MADISON  Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors Bergen Teeter and Nick Thompson signed scholarship offers today, National Signing Day, to continue playing sports on the community college and university level.

    Teeter will play volleyball next fall at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo., while Thompson signed to play football beginning next fall at Holmes Community College. Both were standout players during their high school playing career at Saint Joseph.
  • Equestrian Team at Mississippi College wraps up Fall 2016 season at Georgia tournament
    Mississippi College equestrian team riders finished the Fall season in style with an impressive showing at a recent Georgia tournament.

    Topping the highlight reel for the Blue & Gold was MC senior captain Maggie Waters. The Zanesville, Ohio rider and her horse earned a first-place ribbon in the category of open over the fences.
  • MADISON – The first thing one notices upon entering the lobby of MRA’s gymnasium is the trophy case filled with gold balls. Enter into the gym itself, and there’s championship banners galore. Step inside longtime coach Richard Duease’s office and there’s even more title paraphernalia and countless Coach of the Year plaques from year’s past.

    Yes, MRA’s dominance in boy’s basketball is real. All the trophies, banners and plaques are just further proof of that.
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