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Natchez High School’s Brandon Butler prepares to deliver a backhand return during a practice session last week at Duncan Park. (Taylor Denman/The Natchez Democrat)

Natchez tennis finding success on courts in 2016 campaign

NATCHEZ — In seasons past, Natchez High School tennis has been on the wrong end of some blowout matches. Read more

Pete Powell, left, won the championship flight of the 41st annual Harvest Club golf tournament with a two-day score of 143. Powell is pictured with tournament director K.G. Watkins. (Reed DeSalvo/The Natchez Democrat)

Natchez native wins annual golf tournament

NATCHEZ — After posting a 4-under par 67 Saturday, Pete Powell had the Harvest Club golf tournament title in his sights. Read more

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Natchez rolls past Vicksburg

NATCHEZ — Natchez High School baseball is back to its winning ways, taking its second consecutive game Saturday against Vicksburg High School, 13-2. Read more

Franklin County alumnus Vincent Briggs soars for a layup Saturday during a fundraiser basketball tournament at Natchez High School. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Basketball players, young and old, compete in charity game

NATCHEZ — The Open Session Foundation hosted a basketball tournament Saturday for students involved in the program and alumni from high schools in Adams and ... Read more

Vidalia erupts in 5th, wins 10-8 at Classic

VIDALIA —Vidalia High School’s Gabby Morace delivered a strong message to freshman pitcher Sara Cockerham with perhaps its postseason hopes on the line. Read more

Natchez High School’s Tydarius Terrell steals third base during Friday’s game against Brookhaven High School at Chester-Willis Field. | Nicole Hester

Natchez climbs back from early deficit to top Brookhaven, 13-7

Natchez High School’s Jatavis Melton ranged far to his right to field a ground ball. The sophomore shortstop went into a split to corral the ... Read more

Natchez native and former Trinity Episcopal football star Stevan Ridley speaks with teenagers in the Natchez High School auditorium earlier this year. (File Photo)

Former Trinity Episcopal star Stevan Ridley to sign with Detroit Lions

Stevan Ridley confirmed a one-year agreement with the Detroit Lions. Read more

Cathedral High School’s Ben Foster gets caught in a rundown Thursday between Adams County Christian School’s Alex McCready, 15, and Jace Calcote, 21, at Chester-Willis Field. Foster was tagged out on the play. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Cathedral beats ACCS, 4-3, in game with six total base hits

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High School utilized seven strong innings from starter Gabe Smith, topping Adams County Chrisitan School 4-3 and improving to 4-1 in district ... Read more

Natchez falls to Franklin

NATCHEZ — Franklin County High School topped Natchez High School in boys action Thursday, winning with a team score of 393 at Duncan Park. Read more

Mississippi State alumni reminisce on the Bulldogs’ 1996 tournament run to the Final Four. The friends traveled to New Jersey in 1996 to take in their favorite team’s Final Four game against Syracuse. Pictured are, from left, Pat Burns, Billy Gillon, Earl Hunt and Scott Kimbrell. | Submitted Photo

College fans recall experiences from MSU’s 1996 tourney run

Four Natchez men remember the 1996 Princeton team for a different reason and a different outcome. Read more

Local non-profit set to host fundraiser

NATCHEZ — Basketball enthusiasts will be afforded the opportunity to take in some action while also supporting a good cause this weekend. Read more

Local golf club set to host annual tournament

For several decades, the Harvest Club of Natchez has served as a staple in the community. Read more

Trinity hires full-time girls basketball coach

Trinity Episcopal girls basketball and softball coach Fay Minor will be joining the school in a full-time capacity, the school announced on its Facebook page ... Read more

Vidalia High School’s Devonte Loyd slides in safely to second base during a baseball game Tuesday against Marksville High School. Marksville won the game, 12-1. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

Sixth-inning blues: Vidalia unravels late in game, falls to Marksville, 12-1

Marksville High School exploded for eight runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to a 12-1 win over Vidalia High School in ... Read more

Trinity falls to Franklin

Franklin Academy pitcher Sawyer Southern held Trinity Episcopal to just one hit as the Cougars defeated the Saints 10-1 in five innings Tuesday afternoon. Read more

ACCS races by WCCA

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School socked five extra-base hits in clubbing its way to a 14-1 win over Wilkinson County Christian Academy Tuesday night. Read more

Cathedral High School first baseman Gabe Smith braces for a catch during a game Monday against Simpson Academy. (Tim Givens/The Natchez Democrat)

Cathedral knocks off Simpson Academy 3-2 in home opener

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High School pushed through its first nine games of the year without playing at home. Read more

Kate Mayo, left, and Liza Mayo, right, are golfers for Cathedral School. Kate and Liza shot a 53 and 56, respectively, at the team’s previous nine-hole tournament in Hattiesburg. The team’s first 18-hole tournament is April 5. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Swing sisters: Mayos lead Cathedral girls golf

Kate and Liza Mayo, two of the three golfers that make up the Cathedral girls golf team, traveled to Hattiesburg for a nine-hole tournament Tuesday ... Read more

SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU SHOT: Local business scores turkeys

Sports Center’s hunting staff is hosting a biggest-bird contest open now through the end of turkey season. Read more

Jefferson County High School’s Christan Day was selected as the 2015-16 Natchez Democrat All-Metro Most Valuable Player. Day averaged 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds per game this season for the Tigers. | Nicole Hester

What a great day: Jefferson County senior standout selected as All-Metro MVP

Jefferson County High School’s Christan Day was selected as the 2015-16 Natchez Democrat All-Metro Most Valuable Player. Day averaged 22 points, seven assists and six ... Read more

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