Two Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets pitchers rally together to shutout Brilliant

The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets softball team defeated Brilliant 20-0 on Monday, April 15, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

Emily Hill led WCHS to victory by driving in four runs. She went 3-for-3 at the plate. Hill drove in runs on a single in the first, a double in the second, and a single in the third.

Principal's office rolled for National Principal Week

Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole arrived to his office to find it "rolled" with toilet paper in celebration of National Principal Week this week. There were also balloons strewn about the hallway floors and crepe paper hanging everywhere, as well as signs on the walls with his picture on it proclaiming NPW. "I'm glad to know I am loved," Cole laughed.

Blanton signs volleyball scholarship with Blue Mountain College

Winston County High School senior Saige Blanton signed a volleyball scholarship with Blue Mountain College in Mississippi. Pictured with Blanton from left are WCHS head volleyball coach Tiffany Cole, Saige’s brother, Seth, her parents Shawn and Shelly, her brother Sy and WCHS Principal Jeff Cole. The BMC volleyball coach Reid Gann could not be in attendance.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Saige Blanton is a prime example of how hard work and dedication brings you success in achieving your goals.
The Winston County High School senior signed a volleyball scholarship with Blue Mountain College Wednesday, Feb. 27. BMC is a private institution located in northeast Mississippi, not far from Tupelo.
The signing ceremony was held in the library of the high school, in Double Springs with family, administrators, teammates, coaches and friends in attendance.

Fishing tournament set

The Winston County High School Anglers is sponsoring its first-ever fishing tournament Saturday, March 16, starting at safe light until 2 p.m. at Lewis Smith Lake dam. Entry fee is $75, with $25 going to support the fishing team. There is a $10 fee for the Big Fish, with 100 percent payout. There will be a top three payout. For more information, call Lewis at 205-388-0480 or Jason at 205-272-2252.

Winston County High School girls county basketball champs

The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets captured the county basketball tournament title on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Lynn High School, defeating the Addison Lady Bulldogs, 54-42. Shown front row, from left: Kady Bonds, MVP, Samantha Marcum-All Tournament, Emily Holt, Olivia Wright. Back row: Jassmine Ergle, Ella Moore, Saige Blanton-All Tournament, MacKenzie Blackwood-All Tournament, MaKayla Lindsey, Brenna Wakefield and Kayla Stromatt.

MHS, WCHS split games

Emma Fincher (22) and Brenna Wakefield for the WCHS Lady Jackets go after control of the ball. Also shown are Jessie Woodard (34) for Meek and Samantha Marcum (20) for the WCHS Lady Jackets.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Meek High School Tigers and the Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets were the winners Friday, Jan. 11, at Winston County High School.
The Lady Jackets won by a score of 48 to 27, leading all four quarters. Scoring by quarters went 14-12, 22-17, 35-25 and 48-27.

Blanton surpasses most points scored record

Thursday night, Dec. 20, senior Saige Blanton finished her night with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 6 steals. The game points brought her to 1,500 career points at Winston County High School, breaking the school record of 1,446. She broke the record against St. Bernard Prep on Thursday, Dec 13. Blanton was presented a game ball between the WCHS v. Lynn’s girls and boys games. She is pictured with her coach Becky Cobb.

DOUBLE SPRINGS -Winston County Lady Yellow Jacket basketball coach Becky Cobb presented senior player Saige Blanton with a game ball for surpassing the most points scored record at the school. The ball was presented just after the girls game with Lynn Thursday, Dec. 20, but she broke the record of 1,446 during the Dec. 13 game with St. Bernard.
Blanton finished Thursday night against Lynn with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 6 steals, which gave her 1,500 points.