PHS Poplarville High School

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
 

Girls Basketball Improving with Each Game

The Lady Hornets stand at 1-6 so far this season.  Kenya Tillman leads in blocks, averaging 4 per game.  Monica Raine leads in rebounding with an average of 8 per game.  Jasmine Merrill leads in assists, averaging 7 per game.  Point Guard, Mallory Smith, leads the team in free throws with 86%.  Zanaisha Turner is the leading scorer.  Games have a point average of 48.  Newcomer rookies are freshmen- Angela Angulo, Zakia Jordan, Monica Raine, Jasmine Sharp and Junior Ellen Herrington.


Coach Cable is very proud of the Lady Hornets and how they’ve overcome so many obstacles of comprehending the game of basketball.  Coach Cable states, “ Although we have not won many games, each game we have competed in, we were granted an opportunity to win.  The most valuable thing that I love about this season is that my girls are now becoming “basketball players.”  Coach cable also had this to say about her girls, “ Mallory and Jasmine are handling the ball with more confidence.  Kenya is blocking out better and Monica is executing her post moves.  We aren’t winning a lot of games, but we aren’t losing either.  We are getting better.”


The girls will have a chance to improve their record December 8th at 5:30 when they will battle Picayune at home.

 

 

 

 

Boys Basketball Off to a Good Start

The Hornets stand at 6-1 so far this season.  They are off to a good start, including a recent win against Hancock High School. They are working hard and playing well.  The leading scorers so far this season are Craig Barnes with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Zack Taylor with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Tamiljah Merrill with 11 points and 3 rebounds.  Dekevian Coleman is leading the team in 4 assists a game.  Freshman Cole Needham is leading the team in free throws with 75 percent.


Coach Cable states, “The team is doing a good job with being unselfish and being more about team success rather than individual success.  The team is a lot tougher this year and working hard to strive as a team to win district.”


The Hornets will host Picayune tonight, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

December 8th Basketball Game Time Changes

The hornets varsity basketball game versus Picayune high school on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 has been changed to the following. 
 
NO junior varsity game. 
Varsity girls at 5pm
Varsity boys at 6:30pm
 
 
 

Hornet Basketball Schedule UPDATE

(1st update) 
 
The junior varsity & varsity basketball game between Poplarville vs Hancock High school on December 4 2015 will be played at North Hancock school not Hancock High school.    
 
 
(2nd update) 
 
The Hornet basketball game scheduled at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Louisiana has been cancelled this year.  
 
 
 

Operation Christmas Child

The First Priority Club at Poplarville High School had a large collection for this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection. The students and teachers collected enough items to fill 34 shoe boxes, as well as $233 to pay for the shipping of the boxes. The First Priority Club is a non-denominational student led Christian organization that meets every Friday morning before school. Please contact Mrs. Erin Breland or President Dalton Spiers if interested in helping or joining this organization.
 
 
 

AEST Students Tour Pearl River Utility Waste Treatment Plant

The Poplarville Agriculture Environmental Class toured the Pearl River Utility Authority's Waste Treatment Plant in Poplarville Friday, November 6, 2015.  Mr. Cliff Hodges gave the students a walking tour of the physical plant.  He was assisted by Cody Morris. Mr. Hodges explained to the students that the sewage treatment plant uses natural bacteria to break down the sewage before it returns to the environment. He also explained that technology is used to monitor the plant.  All alerts come through their cell phones.  Mr. Anthony Hall spoke to the students about the career opportunities in waste water treatment.  He said that you can advance up the career ladder by adding certifications.  Mr. Hall said that once you are certified you are qualified to find a job in any town.

 

 

 

 

Basketball Schedule 2015-2016

Deatra Robinson-Cable, Head Varsity Girls     Chareck Cable, Head Varsity Boys
Kimberly Moore, Assistant Varsity Girls             Cruz Russell, Assistant Varsity Boys
 
 
DATE
DAY
LOCATION
 
TIME
Oct. 31
Saturday   [Jamboree]
Hattiesburg
Boys Only
TBA
Nov. 10
Tuesday    [Classic]
@ East Marion
VG/VB
6/7
Nov. 12
Thursday
@ North Forest
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Nov. 17
Tuesday
Pearl River Central
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Nov. 24
Tuesday
Stone
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Nov. 27
Friday
PRCC Classic
VG/VB
TBA
Dec. 1
Tuesday
PRC   Location: PRCC
9B/JVB/VG/VB
4/5/6/7:30
Dec. 3
Thursday
Hattiesburg
JVG/9B
6/7
Dec. 4
Friday
@ Hancock
JVG/JVB/VB/VG
4/5/6/7:30
Dec. 8
Tuesday
Picayune
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Dec. 11
Friday
@ North Pike
VG/VB
6/7:30
Dec. 14
Monday
@ Lumberton
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Dec. 15
Tuesday
@ D’Iberville
9B/JVB/VG/VB
4/5/6/7:30
Dec. 18
Friday
Long Beach
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7
Dec. 28
Monday
@Picayune
VG
TBA
Dec. 28
Monday
@ McComb
VB
TBA
Dec. 29 - 30
Tues - Wed
@ McComb
Xmas Tournament
VB/VG
TBA
Jan. 8
Friday
Sumrall
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Jan. 12
Tuesday
Columbia
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Jan. 15
Friday
Purvis
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Jan. 16
Saturday
Lumberton
VG/VB
4/5:30
Jan. 19
Tuesday
FCAHS
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Jan. 22
Friday
@Purvis
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Jan. 26
Tuesday
@ Sumrall
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Jan. 29
Friday
Greene County^^
VG/VB
6/7:30
Feb. 2
Tuesday
@ FCAHS
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Feb. 5
Friday
@ Columbia
JVG/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Feb. 9
Tuesday
@ Greene County
JVB/VG/VB
5/6/7:30
Feb. 15 - 19
Mon – Friday
DISTRICT  @Purvis
VG/VB
TBA
Feb. 22 - 23
Mon-Tuesday
1st Round Playoffs
VG/VB
TBA
Feb. 25- 27
Thurs – Saturday
2nd Round Playoffs
VG/VB
TBA
Mar. 4 - 14
Fri -  Saturday
State Championships
VG/VB
TBA
 
 
 
 

Poplarville to Renew Old Rivalry Friday

The Poplarville Hornets will face a familiar foe in the second round of playoffs Friday at Hornet Field.  The St. Stanislaus Rockachaws and the Hornets were District 8-4A opponents from 2005 through 2014.  Both teams have played some tight contest in recent years.  In 2012 the Hornets broke school records for rushing yards, total yards and points in a single game in route to a historical 82-80 win.  The next season St. Stanislaus took the victory 48-41 at Hornet Field.  Last season the Hornets traveled to St. Stanislaus and took a 47-46 win in OT versus the number one ranked team in 4A.

The Rockachaws are 8-3 and finished number one in District 8-4A this season, a title that Poplarville brought home last year.  St. Stanislaus advanced to the second round by defeating the Quitman Panthers 47-20 last week.

Kickoff will be at 7:00 Friday at Hornet Field.  Hope to see you there rooting for the Hornets as the quest for the school’s first ever State Championship continues.

 

 

 

 

Hornets Advance to Second Round

The Poplarville Hornets played a game Friday night that will forever be remembered as a classic.  The Hornets found themselves down at halftime by a score of 20-7 before rallying back in the second half.  Poplarville came out clicking on its opening possession of the second half.  A resilient Hornet Defense would keep the McComb Tiger offense out of the end zone for the remainder of the game.  Peyton Graham found the end zone with just under three minutes remaining to make the score 20-20.  The extra point that followed was good and the Hornets had the lead 21-20 for the first time in the contest.  Camden Ray ended a McComb drive with an interception to seal the deal.  Austin Bolton had a tough 160 yards on 21 carries and two TDs.  The difference in the game was a missed extra point early in the first quarter.  Nicholas Kirschbaum was 3 for 3 on extra points and also kicked two touchbacks.  The playoff win at McComb was the first road playoff win since a 49-28 win over Petal in 2006.  Congratulations Hornets!!

 

 

 

 
 

BETA Induction Ceremony

During the current school year of 2015-2016, we are pleased to notify you on the Poplarville High School Beta Club.  This year’s officers are,
·         Dalton Spiers- President
·         Victoria Mcmurry- Senior Vice-President
·         Kayla Hughes- Junior Vice-President
·         Karson Busby- Treasurer
·         Kaitlen Steele- Secretary
·         Kaitlyn Barber- Historian
We were proud to accept 32 new members into Beta Club being 4 seniors, 8 juniors, and 20 sophomores. If the students have been able to maintain high averaged graded they were awarded with a pin to symbolize their knowledge, citizenship, and membership. When inducted into being a Beta Club member the student was to hold a lit candle to represent the passing of their knowledge.  This year our dedicated officers are gathering to see about going to a state convention in the Spring to bring great things to our students. We are very excited and looking forward to all of the amazing things in store for the Beta Club members of PHS.
 
 
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Lambert Chosen MVP

Kaley Lambert and Courtnee Strain, both seniors at Poplarville High School, were selected to play at the MHSAA 2015-2016 All Star Slow Pitch Softball Game.


The game was played October 31, 2015 at Mack Fanning Field-Newton County High School in Decatur, MS.


Kaley Lambert was chosen Most Valuable Player.
 
 
 

Hornets Take Care of Business-Heading to McComb

The Hornets needed to win last Friday nights game by 10 or more points to ensure the 3rd seed in the playoffs.  They did just that, beating Columbia 31-21.  The Hornets managed to keep an explosive Columbia offense in check most of the evening, holding them to just 206 total yards on the night.  The Wildcats had to deal with an angry Hornet defensive line that applied relentless pressure to the quarterback.  The Hornet offense tallied over 300 yards of total offense and found the end zone three times on the ground.  The other TD came on the opening kickoff when Tyler Fricke returned the ball 75 yards.  This sparked an explosive 3rd quarter, where the Hornets scored 17 unanswered points.  Nick Kirshbaum was perfect on the night going 4/4 on PATs and 1/1 on field goals.  The Hornets have now made the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year.  We will be traveling to McComb to face the #2 seed from Region 6.  An official MHSAA playoff bracket can be found at misshsaa.com.
 
 
 

Halloween Door Decorating Contest

PHS classes participated in a Halloween door decorating contest for the month of October.  The contest was used as a fundraiser for HOSA competitions.  Doors were judged by students across campus on Friday, October 30th.  Coach Ryan Jackson was the winner of the contest.  His class chose to decline the pizza party prize and donate the money to HOSA.
 
 
 

Pink Out Senior Night

Everyone wear pink this Friday, October 23rd for Senior Night.  Seniors will be recognized before the game.  The game begins at 7:00.
 
 
 

Offense Explodes in Sumrall

The hornets finished the night with 146 passing yards on 11 attempts and 413 rushing yards on 39 carries.  The 559 yard total is the highest offensive output the Hornets have put up this season.  Freshman Antonio Barnes was 8 for 11 with 146 yards and 1 TD pass to WR Eric Henry.  Henry was the top pass catcher with 3 catches for 66 yards.  There were many hornets that contributed to the ground game.  Austin Bolton was the big gainer on the evening, finishing the night with 94 yards on 11 carries and 3 touchdowns.  Jesse “J Train” Pernell had 8 carries for 54 yards.  Trey Griffen gave the offense an added spark rushing for 2 TDs on just 3 carries.  Zac Rice also chipped in a TD run of 25 yards.  Junior kicker Nicholas Kirschbaum was busy kicking extra points and he was perfect on the night going 8 for 8.  There wasn’t much scoring going on for the Bobcats, as the Hornet D allowed only 3 points and less than 200 yards.  Hunter Callahan led the Defense with 8 tackles a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.  Turan Smith also recovered a fumble and Trey Griffen intercepted a pass.  The Hornets prepare this week for a big Division 7-4A showdown at Hornet Field against the Purvis Tornados.  It is Senior Night!!  Come out and support our boys as they fight to take another step towards the coveted District Title.  It’s US vs them, OUR TOWN vs their town……………… It’s time!!!  Poplarville vs Purvis
 
 
 

Art Awards

Four Poplarville High School Art 1 Students received awards for their artworks in the Wild Things Art Contest which was part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refugee Week Festival held in Lacombe LA on October 17th, 2015.
 
Each student had to create a drawing that represented an animal or habitat native to Southeast Louisiana. Students participated with their age categories with over 100 other students. 
 
In Drawing for ages 15-16
Tanner Miley received 3rd Place
Haley Shoemake received honorable mention
Shelby Ladner received honorable mention 
 
In Drawing for ages 17-18
Cole Dedeaux received Honorable mention
 
 
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2015 Homecoming Parade

The 2015 Homecoming Parade, organized by the student council,was larger than it has been in the past. This year's float entries included the PRCC River Navigators, MSP Cheer, PTO, the freshman, as well as the maids, football team, band, dance, PHS Cheer, and Beta. A community pep rally was held immediately after the parade. We encourage you to join us by entering a float of your own at the next homecoming parade.
 
 
 

Puttin On Pink

The PHS Cheerleaders are helping out Puttin on Pink!  You can purchase a pink seat cushion for $10 from the PHS Office or any PHS Cheerleader.  The proceeds from these seat cushions fund Puttin on Pink, a non-profit Breast Cancer awareness foundation.  Help us support this local foundation that helps so many fighting Breast Cancer and promotes Breast Cancer awareness in Pearl River County!
 

PHS Homecoming Queen

Myranda Diamond, daughter of Michelle Poolson and Joseph Diamond, was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday, October 2nd.

Myranda is captain of the PHS Honey Bees!