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Winfield boys county champs

Shown are the 2024 Marion County Basketball Tournament champions, the Winfield Pirates. Left to right, Coach Thackary Box, Coach Zach Evans, Coach Billy Stovall, Jacob Barnes, Haiden Channell, Slate Gilbert, Miles Miles, Preston Nelson, Casen Sadberry, Sean Wyers, Kruz Box, Keylan Hughes, Jacob Chism, Head Coach Zac Wakefield, Coach Derek Trimm and Aaron Roa.

Winfield schools ranked fifth in state


Winfield Elementary School principal Mallory Long (right, standing) and curriculum coordinator Kallie Woodley, far left, spoke to the board about the new benchmark score requirements for third graders to advance.
WINFIELD — The Winfield City School system was ranked in the top five in the state based on its most recent state department of education report card.

Winfield Pirates defeat the Shoals Christian Flame 68-45


Winfield’s Preston Nelson (#1) takes the ball across half-court and looks to make a play.
WINFIELD — The Winfield Pirates hosted to Shoals Christian Flame on Friday, Dec. 1, and split a win and loss between the boys’ and girls’ teams. The varsity girls played first, and both teams were neck-and-neck through the whole game.

Winfield police chief suspended


Winfield Chief of Police Brett Burleson served a three day suspension.
WINFIELD — Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson faced a three-day suspension two weeks ago after mayor Randy Price did not approve of the way Burleson handled a confrontation related to a personal issue.

Pirates’ season ends at Sylvania


Winfield’s Jaykob Savage (#52) is on the move, ready to bring down a Sylvania player. By Derek Trimm
SYLVANIA — The Winfield Pirates’ season came to end with a 35-10 loss to the Sylvania Rams on Friday, Nov. 17 in Sylvania. The Pirates offense got off to a slow start and the Rams scored on its first two possessions and never looked back.