Winona girls basketball team rebounded from an opening game loss to Water Valley with victories over Nanih Waiya 30-28 and Coffeeville 51-42 last week.
The boys team is also 2-1 after a 56-44 win over Nanih Waiya and a 73-39 loss to Coffeeville.
Winona overcame an early 12-0 deficit, then withstood a late Water Valley rally for a season opening 46-44 boys basketball victory on the road “It was a positive start to the year,” said coach Presley Coleman. “Any time you win the first game it gets you going in the right direction.”
JACKSON – Winona finished sixth out of 11 small school boys teams at the MHSAA Middle School Cross Country Classic.
“I was extremely happy for all of them. They all ran extremely well,” said Coach Chris McRae of the six boys and two girls who participated in the meet at Choctaw Trails. “It's a very difficult course.”
Winona was strong on offense, but not so much on defense, in its Region 3-3A opener, posting a 56-40 victory over host Coahoma Early College.
“We're not very good on defense,” said coach Joey Tompkins. We're not tackling very well. We have to find some answers on that side of the ball.”
JACKSON – Carson Holly and Noah Durham turned in strong performances for the Winona boys cross country team at the MC Watson Ford Invitational meet at Choctaw Trails.
Running in a strong field on the same course where the state meet is held, Holly finished fifth with a time of 18:23.82 for 5,000 meters. That is his personal best.