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War Eagles Edge Rebels, 3-2

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL War Eagles Edge Rebels, 3-2 BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com ATWOOD (April 13) — The West Carroll War Eagles hosted McKenzie Friday for a blustery district contest. In an intense pitcher’s duel, the War Eagles took an early lead and held off a late Rebel rally for a 3-2 win. West Carroll plated two runs in the bottom ...

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Rider to Play Golf for Union University

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Rider to Play Golf for Union University McKENZIE — There will be Riders playing golf for McKenzie, following last week’s signing of Anders Rider to the Union University Men’s Golf team. Anders, with his parents Lance and Hollye at his side, signed the scholarship to play at the collegiate level. McKenzie Coach Larry Joe Smith told other MHS students seated ...

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Huntingdon High School Honors Basketball Teams, Cheerleaders

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Huntingdon High School Honors Basketball Teams, Cheerleaders BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com HUNTINGDON (April 12) — Huntingdon High School celebrated the Fillies’ and Mustangs’ fantastic basketball seasons Thursday with a banquet at Huntingdon Church of Christ. Following a welcome by Principal Jonathan Kee and a prayer by Clint Ezell, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Mallard’s Restaurant. As everyone finished ...

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War Eagle Chris Shear Signs With Bethel Football

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War Eagle Chris Shear Signs With Bethel Football BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com ATWOOD (April 13) — War Eagle senior Chris Shear signed with Bethel University football Friday in the West Carroll library, surrounded by family, coaches, teammates and friends. West Carroll assistant coach (and Assistant Athletic Director) Shane Depriest welcomed everyone and describes Shear as having been a staple of ...

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Rebel Rally Falls Just Short Against Inman

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL Rebel Rally Falls Just Short Against Inman BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (April 12) — The McKenzie Middle School Rebels hosted Inman Thursday. The Bulldogs had a big first inning, but the Rebels chipped away at the deficit over the course of the game. Inman added just enough runs to hold off McKenzie at the end for ...

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Lady War Eagles Hold Off Westview Rally

Lady War Eagles Hold Off Westview Rally BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com ATWOOD (April 9) — The Lady War Eagles hosted Westview Monday for a non-district contest, scoring at will early and holding off a late rally to defeat the Lady Chargers 9-6. West Carroll set the tone with five runs in the bottom of the first, then added another in ...

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Rebels Defeat Irish, 8-4

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL Rebels Defeat Irish, 8-4 BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com ERIN (April 11) — The McKenzie Middle School Rebels traveled to Houston County for a district game Wednesday, riding an early lead to an 8-4 win over the Irish. The Rebels plated two runs in the top of the first and added another in the second. The Irish drove ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — High School Baseball: McKenzie Rebels 10, West Carroll War Eagles 0; Gleason Bulldogs 4, Rebels 0. *High School Softball: McKenzie Lady Rebels 5, Henry County Lady Patriots 4. 20 YEARS AGO — High School Baseball: McKenzie Rebels 7, Big Sandy Red Devils 2; Rebels 15, Gleason Bulldogs 0; Huntingdon Mustangs 11, ...

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Former Wildcat Signs with Atlanta Silverbacks

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Former Wildcat Signs with Atlanta Silverbacks ATLANTA — The Atlanta Silverbacks Football Club has announced the signing of attacking midfielder Kebba Demba for the upcoming 2018 NPSL season. The 24-year-old midfielder most recently played in the NPSL last season with Memphis City FC. Demba has most recently played for Bethel University in the college ranks, previously playing at Mohammed Kamara’s ...

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Bulldogs Rout Pilots, 18-9

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Bulldogs Rout Pilots, 18-9 BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com GLEASON (April 12) — The Bulldogs hosted Fulton County Thursday for a non-district contest, scoring early and often to double up the Pilots 18-9. Gleason scored four in the bottom of the first, then added a run in the second. Fulton County pushed across five in the top of ...

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