- Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016 15:23
The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.
Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story
The Lady Hornets’ victory over the Columbia Wildcats Monday night brought their record to 7-0, 1-0 in the District.
With a score of 13-1, the Lady Hornets dominated the game on offense and defense. They began the first inning with 6 runs, and kept the same momentum throughout the game. Senior Jordan Billiot pitched a near perfect game. She struck out 9 batters and only allowed 4 hits with 1 resulting in a run.
Seniors Kimberly Lambert, Caylen Beall and Sophomore Paige Benjamin each had a 1,000 batting average for the night.
Come watch the Lady Hornets play Picayune at the Hive Thursday, March 17th. This is what the girls call a “Pride Game”.
On Friday, February 26, 2016, PHS Senior Kaley Lambert signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. Kaley is the daughter of Chris and Angela Lambert.
Kaley has played centerfield, first base, and designated hitter for the Lady Hornets Softball Team for the past 6 years under the direction of Coach Ray, Coach Ross and Coach Jackson.
Also Pictured; Parents- Chris and Angela Lambert, Grandparents, Siblings- Tori, Aris, Kimberly and Jobe Lambert.
The Poplarville Hornets’ Baseball Team was victorious over the Lumberton Panthers Monday night at the Hive, with a score of 5-3. Parker Wells and Tate Shaw pitched the first 5 innings of the game. Dawson Brown pitched the 6th and 7th innings and closed out the game.
The score was tied 1-1 in the third inning. Poplarville put up four more points in the 4th and 5th innings. Lumberton scored two runs in the 6th inning. Cole Dedeaux (Shortstop) had an impressive play in the last inning with an out at home. Tyson Holston (Center Field) finished the game when he caught the game winning fly ball.
The Hornets will play their first District Game at Sumrall this Thursday, March 18th.
Moss Point Match
The PHS tennis team had a good run on the courts Tuesday night against Moss Point High School. Match play began at 4:00 in an attempt to get all play completed before the threat of rain stopped play. The rain held off but the wind was a definite factor throughout the night. Wind gusts of 20 mph made it difficult at times to control the flight of the tennis ball. Despite the extremely windy conditions, Poplarville finished the night with several individual wins as well as a team win. The match against Moss Point was the first District Match of the year.
Boys Singles: R. Schubert defeated L. Smith 6-0 6-1
#1 Boys Doubles: C. Jones & T. Miley defeated A. Haynes & T. Salter 6-3 6-0
#1 Girls Doubles: P. Nix & S. Coleman defeated D. Jenkins & D. Wilson 6-4 7-5
Mixed Doubles: C. Davis & S. Recatto defeated D. Watson & T. Porter 6-1 6-0
Mixed Doubles: M. Davis & K. Smith won 6-0 in a single set.
Girls Doubles: P. Nix & A. Knoll won 6-2 in a single set.
Bay High Match
The Poplarville Hornet tennis team was back in action at home against Bay High Tuesday afternoon. Sunny and warm weather was a welcome sight after the recent heavy rains. Bay High is the 2nd District match played so far this season.
Boy Singles: Ryan Schubert defeated Breaghan LeFlore 6-1 6-2
#2 Boys Doubles: Christopher Casteneda & Noah Gray defeated John Gonzales & Aiden Pohl 7-6 6-4
Girls Doubles: Anna Knoll & Mary Ruth Pridmore defeated Leigha Verschelde & Brooke Perkins in a single set 6-3
Boys Singles: Micah Davis defeated Blake Bell 6-1 6-4.
Heidi Ashley -co-captain
Skylar Baldwin - co-captain
Logan Whipple -captain
Coach Adam Smith and Coach Beth McShea would like to congratulate and recognize the following players for their award(s) received at the Soccer Banquet on Saturday night.
MVP- Mallory Nuccio
Offensive Player of the Year- Merisa Myrick
Defensive Player of the Year- Kaitlyn Barber
Academic- Mallory Nuccio
Hustle and Hard Work- Candi Spiers
Heart of the Hornet- Gracie Smith
Team Choice- Mallory Nuccio
Most Improved- Kaitlyn Barber
Coaches Award- Hannah McClendon
Junior Varsity Offensive Player of the Year- Chasity Dearman
Junior Varsity Defensive Player of the Year- Olivia Branum
First Team All-District 7-4A – Mallory Nuccio, Kaitlyn Barber, and Merisa Myrick
Second Team All-District 7-4A- Amber Smith, Gracie Smith, Candi Spiers, and Star Newson
MVP- Turan Smith
Offensive Player of the Year- Derrick Houston
Defensive Player of the Year- Jayden Shaw
Academic- Davis Hollingsworth
Hustle and Hard Work- Ben Barry
Heart of the Hornet- Dakota Penton
Team Choice- Nick Hines
Most Improved- Jayden Shaw
Coaches Award- Josh Davis
Junior Varsity MVP- Bradley Stines
Junior Varsity Most Improved- Chris Hughes
First Team All-District 7-4A- Turan Smith and Jayden Shaw
Second Team All-District 7-4A- Derrick Houston and Austin Carter
Support and Dedication Award was presented to Coach Chris Dewease
Hard work and dedication Award was presented to Mrs. Elana Shaw
Also would like to thank
First Baptist Church for allowing us to use their recreation center
Crossroad seafood grill for doing an excellent job on the crawfish
ReSteel for their contribution at the beginning of the season
All parents for their contributions throughout the season and banquet
Congratulations to the Poplarville High School Cheerleaders for the 2016-2017!
Tanner Miley competed at the Region 1 Science Fair held last Friday on the campus of USM. He placed first in the Earth and Environmental Division with his project on oil spill cleanup applications. He was also awarded two special judges’ awards: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Pulse of the Planet” award and the U.S. Stockholm Jr. Water Prize award. Tanner will go on to compete at the State Science Fair to be held at Ole Miss in April.
Mr. & Mrs. PHS
Nick Hines & Devynn Hart
Most beautiful & Most handsome
Alon Travis & Derrick Houston
Devin cazeaux Ethan Glasscock
caylen Beall Eli Saucier
Savannah Rivero Richard Patton
Merisa Myrick Parker Wells
Holli Ard Kyle Tynes
Seana Rains Tyson Holston
12- Truett Marshall & Ariel Dunn
11- Joelle Knezevich & Dawson Brown
10- Landry Bagley & Montrell Turner
09 - Zakia Jordan & Mario Barnes
Most Likely to Succeed
12- Dalton Spiers & Victoria McMurray
11- Kaitlyn Barber & Dylan Rosenbaum
10- Elizabeth Burge & Zack Couvillion
09- Olivia Branum & Logan Santiago
Most School Spirit
12- Marc Ducote & Courtnee Strain
11- Takyla Parker & Kolby Havard
10- Skylar Baldwin & Alan Holliday
09- Janna Dutsch & Ross Barnett
12- Tyler Fricke & Mallory Nuccio
11- Zanaisha Turner & Jesse Pernell
10- Megan McGill & Austin Bolton
09-Rakeya Travis & Antonio Barnes
Derrick Houston signed to play Junior College Soccer with Southwest Community College. Derrick was a two year Letterman and lead the team in goals scored his senior season. Derrick’s hard work, strong work ethic and commitment to improve attributed to his success on the pitch, "Coach Smith added. Zack Mills (Southwest CC Head Boys Soccer) says "He is pleased to have someone like Derrick on the team. He will bring good size, strength, and athleticism to the program to go along with his skill set. He will be a great addition and fill some holes we were looking to fill with his signing."
Pictured: Standing- Adam Smith (Head Boys Soccer Coach), Jonathan Ray (Athletic Director)
The Poplarville Hornets took a 43-40 decision in dramatic fashion in their First Round matchup at Bay High Wednesday night. The Hornets trailed the Bay 19-18 at halftime and struggled early in the second half before doubling the Tigers up in the final period. It was a fantastic, hard fought team effort that came down to the final minute.
With 2.45 seconds remaining senior Craig Barnes was called for a questionable foul sending the Tigers to the free throw line to shoot two free throws. The first free throw hit the back of the iron and bounced out.
The second free throw almost looked identical as the Bay High player missed his second free throw. What would happen next is sure to go down as one of the most improbable and amazing shots in school playoff history. The rebound was quickly grabbed and the ball moved forward to senior Zack Taylor. Taylor dribbled to half court and fired up a prayer as the buzzer sounded. The prayer was answered for Taylor and his teammates as they stood in shock as the ball darted through the hoop.
As you can imagine there was a lot of celebrating, high fives and hugs in the bleachers and on the court.
With the win, the Hornets have accomplished two milestones that haven't been touched by a Poplarville team on the court in a long time. The Poplarville Hornet basketball team has now tallied 20 wins and will compete in a second round playoff for the first time in at least a decade.
Poplarville will travel to McComb on Saturday to tangle with the Tigers!! Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m.
The PHS tennis team has a new head coach, Kim Myers. Coach Meyers served many years as assistant coach under former coach, Lynn Anderson, who retired from coaching at the end of last season.
Coach Myers has been busy practicing with the team for the upcoming season which begins on February 26 in the Stone County Classic. Best of luck to the tennis team!
Wednesday, February 3 Senior Sye Blossman signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at the next level.
Sye committed to play football for the Pearl River Community College Wildcats in Poplarville, Mississippi this fall. Sye is the son of Eddie & Leah Blossman and Kim & Terry Carver.
Sye has played for the Hornet Football Team for 6 years. He started on offense as wingback for two of those years. He was selected for the District 7-4A First Team All District Team.
Sye finished his senior year at Poplarville with 49 attempts., 357 yards (average of 7.3), and 2 TouchDowns.
Congratulations to the PHS Powerlifting Team. They took home the Region Championship Saturday, February 13 at Moss Point. Every lifter scored points in their weight class.
114- Nathan Galaske 1st Place
123- Kobe Taylor 1st Place
132- Turan Smith 1st Place
148- Chris Fowler 2nd Place
165- Ahmad Bolton 4th Place ; Hunter Callahan 5th Place
181- Austin Arceneaux 2nd Place; Tristan Nichols 3rd Place
220- Jesse Pernell 1st Place
242- Jamerrick Waller 5th Place
275- Chad Hart- 4th Place
Heavyweight- Josh Spiers 4th Place