- Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 15:53
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 Poplarville High School Powerlifting Team competed in the 2017 Regional Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, February 4th at Moss Point High School. Poplarville scored 4th place overall.
The following students advanced to the South State Powerlifting Meet which will take place on Saturday, March 4th at South Pike High School:
1st Place: Turan Smith-132
2nd Place: Roosevelt Raine-220; Zac Rice-148; Nathan Galaske-114
3rd Place: Jamerrick Waller- 275; Seth Johnson- 181; Cory Knight- 165
The PHS Powerlifting Team is led by Coach Jacob Owen.
The Poplarville High School Student Section showed up and helped cheer both teams to victory on Tuesday, January 24th. Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys faced Sumrall at home on Tuesday night.
The Girls came away with a close score of 48-46 over Sumrall. Jasmine Merrill led the Lady Hornets with 14 points and 8 rebounds; followed by Zanaisha Turner with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Mallory Smith with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Senior Kenya Tillman led the defense with 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.
The Boys secured their win by twenty points with a final score of 68-48. Richard Patton was the leading scorer of the night with 17 points and 8 rebounds; followed by Tamiljah Merrill with 13 points and 5 rebounds, Caanan Ray with 14 points and Trey Griffin with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
The next game will be Friday, January 27th at Greene County. Varsity Girls at 6. Varsity Boys at 7.
On January 20, 2017, the Poplarville High School DECA Chapter attended the District V Regional Competition at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport, Mississippi. The DECA Chapter, directed by Mrs. Hope Roberts, consisted of seven participants and one student volunteer. Congratulations to the following students that placed in the competition.
Heidi Ashley: 1st Place in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Destiny and Tyler Golden: 1st Place in Business Law and Ethics Team Event
Caitlin Sumrall: 2nd Place in Hotel/Lodging Management
Janna Dutsch and Jadyn Farmer: 4th Place in Sports Management and Entertainment Marketing Team Event
Abigail Roberts: 5th Place in Principles of Marketing
Each student qualified for the State DECA Competition in Jackson, MS and will compete February 15th- February 17th.
We wish them all good luck!!
Congratulations to the Poplarville High School Cheerleaders for placing First in the 2A-4A Medium Varsity Division at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Cheer Competition held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Hornets, who competed against 10 other squads, came in first place for the first time in Poplarville history.
Pictured – Captain-Mikaela B., Co-Captain-Takyla P., Co-Captain-Harlee Jo S., Holli A., Landry B., Tatum D., Faith N., Gabrielle B., Sadie H., Austin M., Seana R., Ashanti B., Jacenta D., Ravyn G., Macey H., Harper P., Karlee R., and Madysen S. The PHS Cheerleaders are coached by Keri Smith and Alesa Lee, Choreographer.
6 players from the 2016 Varsity Football Team have been selected to represent Poplarville on the 4A All-State Football Team. Players were voted on by coaches from around the state of Mississippi.
Senior fullback Jesse Pernell was selected for the Class 4A All-State Offense First-Team. Pernell ran 215 times for 1,830 yards and scored 27 touchdowns for 162 points.
Senior cornerback Aritaeus Johnson was selected for the Class 4A All-State Defense First-Team. Aritaeus led the state in Class 4A football with 9 interceptions.
Senior offensive lineman Austin Arceneaux and Junior running back Austin Bolton were both selected for the Class 4A All-State Offense Second-Team. Bolton ran 196 times for 1,746 yards and scored 24 touchdowns for 144 points.
Senior defensive end Jamerrick Waller and Senior defensive tackle Chad Hart were both selected for the Class 4A All-State Defense Second-Team.
The Poplarville High School Lady Hornet Basketball Team is on fire with 8 straight wins! The Lady Hornets are 8-0 after last night’s close win against Picayune 44-41.
The Hornets have defeated Vancleave, East Marion, North Forest, Pearl River Central twice, Stone, Hancock and now Picayune.
The Poplarville High School Cheerleaders would like to thank these area businesses that have donated items to them for the 2016 Football Season:
Sonic of Poplarville Allstate Insurance
Puttin on the Pink of Pearl River County Deb’s Pizza
Pearson’s Barber Shop Scooters
ReSteel Express Debbie’s Computer Service
Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home Kid’s Kampus Too
Lampton-Love Magnolia Gas Perry’s Seafood
Poplarville Animal Clinic The Poplarville Clinic
Mississippi Army National Guard and Carley Davis
The PHS Cheerleaders appreciate the community support that they receive every year!
The PHS Cheerleaders will complete their season on Saturday, December 17th, at the MHSAA State Cheer Competition in Jackson, MS.
The Poplarville Rodeo Team has been on a Roll at the last two rodeos.
PHS Rodeo Team members traveled to Brookehaven, Mississippi on November 11th and 12th to compete in the II Lazy J Rodeo of the season.
Here are the results:
2nd Dylan Traylor
10th Holli Ard
5th Brooke Ladner
9th Holli Ard
11th Dylan Traylor
1st Ross Barnett
2nd Kason Davis
7th Brooke Ladner
3rd- Dylan Traylor
4th- Brooke Ladner
2nd Ross Barnett
3rd Pacey McBride
4th Chase Graves
2nd- Ross Barnett and Partner
5th- Brooke Ladner and Partner
9th- Pacey McBride and Rachel Harris
On December 2nd and 3rd, the PHS Rodeo Team traveled to Meridian, Mississippi to compete in the East Central Rodeo.
Here are the results:
3rd-Kason Davis & Bryce Graves
The next rodeo scheduled will be the MJHSRA in Purvis on February 17-18, 2017.
Congratulations to Mrs. Erin Breland who was selected as Poplarville High School’s Teacher of the Year. She was selected by her colleagues for this award.
Mrs. Breland attended PRCC for two years and then transferred to USM where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Math. She has been teaching Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 1 for the past 3 years at Poplarville High School.
Mrs. Breland reflects on her favorite part of teaching, “My favorite part of teaching is when a student’s attitude about school completely changes. I love to hear students say that they can’t wait to come to my room to learn. I love seeing them light up when they have finally understood a concept that they have never understood before. I also love being able to be a positive influence to students. I try to exhibit the behaviors that will help these students be successful not only in the classroom but in life as well”.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Poplarville High School!
The games scheduled for December 5 against Hattiesburg will be TONIGHT, December 1st at HOME. Junior Varsity Girls will play at 5. 9th Grade Boys will play at 6.
The Hancock game has been rescheduled for Monday, December 5th at home. Junior Varsity Boys @ 5. Varsity Girls @ 6. Varsity Boys @ 7.
The Middle School Vancleave game that was scheduled for tonight, December 1st will be rescheduled for a later date. The trip ticket date will be changed once a date is confirmed.
The Poplarville Hornets will be competing in the 2016 4A State Championship game for the first time in school history. The game will be on Saturday, December 3rd, at 3:00 PM at Davis Wade Stadium on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville. The address of the stadium is 90 B.S. Hood Road, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
The band will be seated in section 22 through Gate L on the east side of the stadium.
All six championship games, including our game, will be streamed live on the web on the NFHS Network's Mississippi channel. Go to www.misshsaa.tv for live and on demand viewing.
No video cameras or videotaping will be allowed. Air horns, bullhorns, sirens, vuvuzela horns are not allowed at MHSAA events. Cannons, umbrellas, propane heaters, ice chests, outside food or drink, weapons, alcohol or tobacco, and any items deemed inappropriate, hazardous or unsafe by venue personnel are not allowed in the stadium.
On Friday, November 18th, senior Zanaisha Turner signed a National Letter of Intent for a Division 1 Scholarship to run Track at Jackson State University. Zanaisha will be under the direction of Head Coach Ross.
Zanaisha is the daughter of Greg and Monica Moon and Montrell Turner . She has been on the track team and played basketball for the Poplarville Hornets since the seventh grade. Besides being an outstanding basketball player, Zanaisha has had an impressive Track record. She was the 2015 7-4A State Champion in Triple Jump and the 2016 District, Regional and South Gold Medalist in Triple Jump and Long Jump. She was named the 2016 MVP of the PHS Track Team, scoring over 100 points. As of May of 2016, Zanaisha is Undefeated in Long and Triple Jump!