Gulfport, Biloxi, Harrison Central open Region 4-6A play with big road victories

With region play kicking off for Class 6A and 5A, the games really start to matter as teams across the Coast square off for bragging rights, separation in the district standings and the all-important playoff positioning.

  Pearl River rally not enough, Wildcats fall to No. 20 East Central

Pearl River came to life Thursday. Hosting No. 20 East Central at Dobie Holden Stadium, the Wildcats broke off big plays offensively and played a smothering brand of defense to mount a valiant comeback effort in their 24-21 defeat.

Narcisse aims to change culture at MGCCC

PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - After an outstanding performance against Holmes Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast freshman quarterback Lowell Narcisse was named MACJC Offensive Player of the Week. The St. James, Louisiana native threw for 241 passing yards and two touchdowns while rushing for three

Former PGA president James Ray Carpenter dies at 91

James Ray Carpenter, a Runnelstown native and 25th president of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, died Wednesday in Hattiesburg. He was 91.

WLOX Player of the Week: St. Stanislaus RB Delvin Henry Jr.

After putting up one of the greatest games statistically in St. Stanislaus history, one Rock-a-Chaws running back earned our latest WLOX Player of the Week honors.

MGCCC QB Lowell Narcisse named MACJC Player of the Week

Mississippi Gulf Coast quarterback Lowell Narcisse has been named MACJC Offensive Player of the Week after his stellar performance against Holmes.

Shuckers Season Ends In Game 4 of Southern League Championship

The Jackson Generals (3-1) were crowned the 2018 Southern League Champions on Saturday night at MGM Park with their 3-2 win over the Biloxi Shuckers (1-3). Domingo Leyba was named the Southern League Championship Series MVP.

Weather delays, bye weeks headline week five of the Friday Night Football Showdown

On a night highlighted by weather delays and bye weeks, Harrison Central and St. Patrick picked up big wins as they head into district play.

SCORES-Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 5

It’s Friday night and that means WLOX Sports crews are crisscrossing South Mississippi to gather highlights from many of tonight’s big high school games.

USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs reinstated to team

After being suspended from the football team for nearly a month, the University of Southern Mississippi announced Friday that quarterback Kwadra Griggs has been reinstated.

#18 Gulf Coast blasts #15 Holmes

No. 18 Mississippi Gulf Coast dominated both sides of the football Thursday night against No. 15 Holmes and won 48-14 at A.L. May Memorial Stadium.

  GMA Day gives kicking queen Kaylee Foster tickets to the Super Bowl

What a week it's been for Ocean Springs kicker and homecoming queen Kaylee Foster. Her story of winning the crown and kicking the game winning point went national. Thursday, she received a special surprise from former NFL player and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan.

FanDuel and IP now partners at sportsbook

Four football stars with ties to New Orleans venture to Biloxi and help open the IP Sportsbook and FanDuel Sports Zone at IP Casino Resort and Spa. Derland Moore, Dalton Hilliard, Michael Lewis, and Marcus Dupree placed the first bets at the rebranded sportsbook.

Jackson Charges Back Against Biloxi to Even Championship Series

After falling down three runs in the first, the Jackson Generals (1-1) held the Biloxi Shuckers (1-1) off the board the rest of the night in a 7-3 win on Wednesday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.

Scholar Athlete of the Week: Chris Chandler

He’s a state champion power lifter and a leader on the gridiron. Gautier High School senior Chris Chandler is this week’s Scholar Athlete of the Week.

Conference USA Baseball Tournament returning to MGM Park in 2019

The C-USA Baseball Championship will return to Biloxi’s MGM Park next year. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament will take place Wednesday, May 22-Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Biloxi Blitzes Jackson in 7-0 Victory to Claim Game One of Championship Series

The Biloxi Shuckers (1-0) jumped out to an early lead and did not relent in a 7-0 win over the Jackson Generals (0-1) on Tuesday night at the Ballpark at Jackson. RHP Braden Webb (W, 1-0) allowed just one hit in his six innings-plus of work, taking a no-hitter into the seventh.

WLOX Player of the Week: Ocean Springs kicker Kaylee Foster

After receiving national recognition for her homecoming heroics, Ocean Springs kicker Kaylee Foster is our newest WLOX Player of the Week.

Stone, MGCCC product Justin Evans shows out in the Superdome

With plenty of friends and family in attendance, Stone and MGCCC product Justin Evans put on a show in the Superdome on Sunday, scoring his first NFL touchdown in Tampa Bay's 48-40 win over New Orleans.

Shuckers heading to Southern League Championship Series

With a 9-1 victory on Saturday night at MGM Park, the Biloxi Shuckers (3-1) clinched their spot in the Southern League Championship Series. Keston Hiura collected six RBI, while RHP Marcos Diplan (W, 1-0) struck out nine Pensacola Blue Wahoos (1-3), allowing just one hit in the process.

Shuckers beat Pensacola, move on to play in Southern League championship

Trailing 2-1 in the top of the eighth, the Biloxi Shuckers scored a pair of runs to come back and top the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3-2 on Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

  Pascagoula wins Singing River Classic, Homecoming Queen kicks game-winner, other week four action

Pascagoula hands Gautier their first loss of the year, while a Homecoming Queen provided the game-winner for Ocean Springs, among other area week four high school football action.

First, she was crowned homecoming queen. Then, she kicked the winning field goal.

Kaylee Foster has made quite the name for herself in Greyhound Nation and for good reason!

WLOX Player of the Week: Biloxi QB Cincere Jupiter

Biloxi quarterback Cincere Jupiter wins WLOX Player of the Week honors for his four-touchdown performance against Stone.

Pensacola Evens Series With Game Two Win

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (1-1) evened the South Division Championship Series at a game apiece with their 4-1 win over the Biloxi Shuckers (1-1) on Thursday night at MGM Park.

PRCC scores first but can’t keep momentum against No. 1 EMCC

Pearl River Community College scored first Thursday night but couldn’t maintain the early momentum against the nation’s No. 1 team, ultimately falling to East Mississippi at Dobie Holden Stadium 59-10.

McDowell Plays Hero with a 12th Inning Winner in Game One of South Division Championship

It took 12 innings in Game One of the South Division Championship Series for Max McDowell to deliver an electric walk-off, ground-rule double, handing the Biloxi Shuckers (1-0) a 5-3 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (0-1) on Wednesday night at MGM Park.

Scholar Athlete: Harrison Central's Azhani Ray sets goals high for senior year

On the surface, Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray looks like a normal student athlete, but his coaches and teammates see more than that.

Nike to air Kaepernick-narrated ad during Eagles-Falcons season opener

Some people called for a boycott of Nike after learning of the Kaepernick "Just Do It" campaign.

Shuckers claim regular season championship, turn towards the playoffs

Having already claimed the most wins in team history, the Biloxi Shuckers (81-59, 40-30) clinched the second half South Division Title on Monday.

Gautier improves to 3-0 to highlight week three Friday Night Football action

With three weeks of high school football in the books, the Gautier Gators remain the talk of the Coast. With a 34-20 win over Hancock, Marc High has his squad sitting at 3-0, one of three undefeated squads remaining in our area - East Central and St. Patrick both sit at 2-0.

  Thompson runs wild, but Wildcats fall short 34-30 to #16 Itawamba

Sophomore running back Ron Thompson had a career game Thursday but Pearl River Community College fell to Itawamba Community College 34-30 at Dobie Holden Stadium.

Narcisse shines, Wright earns first win as Gulf Coast blanks Delta 52-0

It was a night of firsts at A.L. May Memorial Stadium.  It was the first game as MGCCC head coach for Jack Wright. It was the first collegiate action of former LSU quarterback Lowell Narcisse's career. And, finally, it was the first victory of the 2018 campaign for the Gulf Coast Bulldogs. MGCCC scored early and often against Mississippi Delta and didn't look back, blanking the Trojans 52-0 in their season opener.

Scholar Athlete: Lee Michael Mayfield, Jr. excels in the classroom and on the field

Lee Michael Mayfield, Jr. is a leader in the classroom and on the field. He just started his senior year at St. Martin High School.

Shuckers pull off clean sweep of 2018 Southern League Awards

A banner season for the Biloxi Shuckers got even better on Wednesday.

WLOX Player of the Week: D'Iberville QB Jaden Walley

D'Iberville quarterback Jaden Walley racked up five total touchdowns on the night, including three on the ground. His two passing touchdowns came on just three completions.

Bobby Hall steps down after two games with Philadelphia

No stranger to grabbing headlines, hall of fame head coach Bobby Hall once again found himself in the center of the spotlight. After just two games as the head coach of Philadelphia High School, Hall resigned effective immediately on Monday.

Avery stepping into the spotlight in year two with MGCCC

After a breakout freshman campaign, former Stone running back Terrion Avery is ready to step into the spotlight in his sophomore season at Gulf Coast.

Two more area teams join the fray in week two of Friday Night Football

After an action-packed opening weekend of Friday Night Lights, our two remaining area teams join the fray, as East Central and Stone County make their 2018 debuts.

Pearl River hosts "Meet the Wildcats" scrimmage as kick-off nears

One week from Thursday, JUCO football returns to South Mississippi. As kick-off approaches, both Pearl River and Gulf Coast held 'meet the team' events Thursday evening to continue building excitement for the upcoming season.

Scholar Athlete: Matthew Mestayer making strides on field and in class

Running doesn't come easy for most, but for Ocean Springs senior Matthew Mestayer, it didn't take long to lead the pack.