Mississippi Public Broadcasting will televise the District 5A state championship basketball game between the Biloxi Indians and Jackson Provine on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The game will be played at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting can be found on Cable Channel 2 in Biloxi.
For more about the Indians team, courtesy of Max Preps web site, click here.
Biloxi Envirothon Team takes top score in competition
The Biloxi High School Envirothon Team had the top score in current Issue category of in the South Area Competition at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose/Extension Center in Hattiesburg.
Biloxi team members, who trained intensely for the Feb. 19 competition, were Greg Mareno, Jerico Gotte, Savanna King, Justin Freche, Crystal Ross, and Aerial "Hunter" Curtis. The team, whose winning issue was Biodiversity, was coached and sponsored by Mrs. Sarah Langford, a Biology I teacher at BHS.
The Mississippi Envirothon, a program of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, is a hands-on natural resource competition designed to challenge students in Grades 9 through 12 to explore the natural world around them. The program tests knowledge in the categories of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current issue.
Through local soil and water conservation districts, volunteers and resource personnel from state and federal natural resource agencies and organizations have been working with educators and sharing their environmental expertise to ready the teams for this competition. The resource professionals were on hand to assist with testing and judging at the area competition, and will be assisting with the statewide competition as well.
The Mississippi Envirothon is funded by Chevron and is the only Envirothon fully funded by a major petroleum products company.
Biloxi swimmer qualifies for Eastern Section meet
Swimmer Gabby Aranda, the female team captain of the Biloxi Elite and Biloxi High swim teams, has qualified to compete in four events in the Eastern Section qualifiers swim meet this weekend in Cary, N.C.
Aranda, 16, will complete in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle, and the 100-yard fly based in her successful times at the Mississippi Short Course State Championships in Oxford Feb. 20-22.
She will be competing against qualifying swimmers from Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Western Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The meet will feature four former Olympic swimmers: Cullen Jones, Amanda Weir, Mark Gangloff, and Gil Stovall.