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Vidalia High School football coach Jeff Hancock addresses his team after its first spring practice at Vidalia High School Monday. (TAYLOR DENMAN|THE NATCHEZ DEMACRAT)

PREY TO PREDATOR: Vidalia Vikings begin spring practice with a seasoned coaching staff

Vidalia High School head football coach Jeff Hancock is realistic. His first year at the Vikings’ helm — the 2014 season — was about teaching ... Read more

Cathedral baseball playoff games rescheduled

Cathedral baseball's playoff games have been rescheduled due to weather. Read more

Natchez High School football coach Roy Rigsby oversees his team’s practice at Natchez High School’s practice field Thursday. (NICOLE HESTER|NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

A NEW BEGINNING: Natchez High football begins spring practice under first-year head coach

Natchez High School quarterback Chris Scott received a shotgun snap and strafed forward in the pocket as the imaginary defensive line closed in around him. Read more

Trinity to host MAIS South State tennis tournament

Trinity Episcopal and Duncan Park will play host to he MAIS 2A South State tennis tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more

Former Wilkinson County Wildcat signs with Seahawks

Former Jackson State wide receiver Devin Fosselman reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks, signing as an undrafted free agent Saturday. Read more

The Cathedral High School baseball team is set to play in the MAIS playoffs starting Tuesday at Heritage Academy. Pictured are, from left, Zach Flattman, Sam Parker and Andrew Beesley. First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 6.p.m.

THE BOYS OF SUMMER: Cathedral set to take on Heritage Tuesday in MAIS playoffs

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High School has been a staple in the MHSAA Class 1A baseball playoffs for the past two seasons, twice going deep into ... Read more

ACCS tandem eyes meet

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School’s Brody Cole and Sneh Patel are headed back to Laurel for a second-consecutive week. Read more

Jordan, a 
Chocolate Labrador 
Retriever, soars through the air while competing in the first day of the Big Air Wave DockDogs 
competition Friday on the bluff. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

DockDogs competitor has day to remember

NATCHEZ — Susan Barnes stooped to one knee and hugged Jordan, a 9-year old chocolate lab, as tightly as she could as tears trickled down ... Read more

Phoebe Jones, 7, puts a helmet on during a youth baseball game at Duncan Park in Natchez.  “Boys and girls can do the same sports,” Phoebe said “I don’t think it’s a big deal.”

Jones sisters part of Dixie Youth League baseball trend

NATCHEZ — Phoebe Jones grabbed her baseball glove and sprinted out of the dugout to her post in left field. Read more

Gymnast tallies strong showing

MONTEREY — Regan Cobb got her interest in the sport of gymnastics in not an ordinary fashion. Read more

Scott Welding's Gabe Orr prepares to run to third base as W.T. Drilling's Austin Helbling throws a pitch during a youth baseball game Thursday at Duncan Park. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Scott’s Welding runs away with 12-3 win

NATCHEZ — Scott’s Welding scored six runs in each of the first two innings en route to getting past W.T. Drilling 12-3 in 9-10 year ... Read more

Former coach to be honored

NATCHEZ — Those who know former South Natchez Adams High School football coach Ed Reed best are quick to recall him as more than a ... Read more

Local exhibit shows how sports shaped America

NATCHEZ — Approximately 45 years ago, South Natchez Adams High School pitcher Guy Hollingsworth threw a perfect game, after throwing a no-hitter earlier in the ... Read more

2 ACCS players advance

LAUREL — Adams County Christian School’s Brody Cole and Sneh Patel each advanced to South State next with strong showings at the District 4-AAA meet ... Read more

Natchez High School track and field athlete Brandon Green practices his pole vault at the school’s track Wednesday afternoon. Green will compete in the pole vault at the South State meet at Long Beach High School this weekend. (NICOLE HESTER|THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

ALL HIS VAULT: Natchez pole vaulter prepares for South State

Natchez High School track and field athlete Brandon Green likes the Bulldogs’ chances to foster a large roster at the state championship meet in two ... Read more

LOOKING BACK: April 28

TWENTY YEARS AGO — Daniel Wentworth goes 2-for-4 as Cathedral High School beats Enterprise-Clarke High School 6-5 in Game 1, and the Green Wave takes ... Read more

Dianne's Frame Shop Payton Johns, 44, catches the ball while knocking into teammate Maddox McDonald, 8, during a youth baseball game Tuesday at Duncan Park. (NICOLE HESTER|THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

GET DOWN AND DIRTY: Dianne’s Frame Shop beats Byrne Insurance in Dixie Youth action

Dianne’s Frame Shop rallied for two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to come back to beat Byrne Insurance 7-6 Tuesday in 7 ... Read more

Playoff baseball roundup: Indianola, Block drop series openers

Indianola Academy scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Colonels went on to defeat the Centreville Academy Tigers 6-2 Tuesday ... Read more

Cathedral track heads to South State after girls win district

Cathedral track and field coach Tommy Smith said, above all, he wants his runners to apply the success they earn while running at Cathedral to ... Read more

Concordia Bank and Trust’s Vivian Varnado tags out Family Medicine Associates of Natchez’s Lynlee Kingsafer Monday during a 8-and under girls youth softball game in Natchez. (Reed DeSalvo/The Natchez Democrat)

Family Medicine’s bats pave way to 13-0 win in first game

NATCHEZ — Alli Lindsey recorded three hits and drove in three as she helped lift Family Medicine Associates of Natchez past Concordia Bank and Trust ... Read more

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