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Former Hernando Tiger to join Memphis Tiger baseball program.  

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County teams train for upcoming seasons.  

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Anglers looking to wet their lines at Arkabutla Lake this week should find success fishing for catfish with trotlines or noodles, also known as jugs, over flooded grass with a variety of natural baits, according this week’s fishing report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There have als…

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Blaylock to transfer, Zombirt to national bowling tournament.  

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Beginning with the first tryouts on Monday, Olive Branch native and former pro baseball catcher Ed Easley will start putting the pieces together of what will be the newest baseball development club for youngsters to compete and improve their diamond skills.

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From Quistor to Wildcat and now Cardinal, Jay Banks Jr. of Olive Branch will continue his football career at the University of Louisville. 

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Northpoint Christian players help give out food at Landers Center event.

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The nationally-ranked Itawamba Community College softball program held its annual summer camp on June 13-15 at the ICC Softball Complex on the Fulton campus. ICC coaches and players taught campers the fundamentals of the game in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. DeSoto County part…

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DeSoto County soccer players taking part in the recent Itawamba Community College men’s soccer camp are as follows: Front row, from left, Hart Smith, Trevor Allen, Brayden Bawden, Tucker Henley, Ashton Taylor, Ivan Gonzalez, Keagan Massey and Dalton Esfeld. Back row, from left are Zach Halfo…

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Hernando native Aaliyaha Thornton is among a trio of Itawamba Community College women’s basketball sophomores who will continue playing at a four-year level of play. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on fishing at Arkabutla Lake this weekend said crappie has been found by fishing very slowly over the deeper edges of the flooded grass with minnows under a bobber. 

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Itawamba Community College men’s head basketball coach Grant Pate has announced that former Lake Cormorant standout Martaveous McKnight is among three sophomores to have signed to play more college basketball past their time at ICC.

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Four members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College softball team, including three from DeSoto County, were named to post-season honors by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or MACJC. 

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Tuesday was a lot longer day than expected for recently-graduated Center Hill catcher Cordell Dunn, expected to be DeSoto County’s top choice in this week’s Major League Baseball entry draft.

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New Olive Branch High School football coach Tyler Turner has a bit of advice for football fans watching his team in action this fall: Don’t go for the popcorn once the Quistors get the ball. You’re going to miss a lot.

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The odds are there that some of the players you will see on the Landers Center floor for the new Memphis Hustle this coming season will, at some point, be making an appearance on the FedExForum floor as part of the Memphis Grizzlies during their career. They’re going to be that good.

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* The next head football coach at Olive Branch High School will apparently be coming from Jackson, Tenn. The Jackson Sun newspaper reported Monday that Liberty Tech coach Tyler Turner had resigned his position after two seasons to become the new coach of the Conquistadors. Turner is expected…

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DeSoto County was well represented during the recent Itawamba Community College women’s soccer camp held on the Fulton campus. Campers were taught the fundamentals of the game while competing in various competitions and drills under the direction of ICC coaches and players. Participants from…

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University of Memphis Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Darrell Dickey (left) and Deputy Athletic Director Mark Alnutt appeared at a recent meeting of the DeSoto County Touchdown Club. Coach Dickey shared some of the humorous experiences in his coaching career, head coach Mike Norvel…

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Braden Thornberry was the local story of this past weekend’s FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Playing as an amateur in his first PGA Tour event since winning the NCAA national title and being named the winner of the Haskins Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer,…

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had some good news for users of Arkabutla Lake this week, stating that all ramps are now open and the Hernando Point Beach is also open.

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There was a time when a young Akeem Caddell was patrolling the basketball hard court at Horn Lake High School for then-coach, now athletic director Donnie Weeks.

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Ole Miss golfer Braden Thornberry of DeSoto Central, recently crowned NCAA national champion, is playing in his first PGA Tour event at the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic in Memphis. 

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* DeSoto County Schools and Olive Branch High School are apparently close to announcing a new football coach for the Conquistadors. The DCS school board has called a special session for Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. to approve a new hire for the position, ahead of a scheduled budget hearing tha…

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A new man is set to be calling the shots from the dugout for the Center Hill Mustangs baseball team next spring, although he will not be new to the players surrounding him in the dugout and on the field.

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Members of this spring’s DeSoto Central High School tennis team included (from left) Jack Beerman, boys’ singles district champion, Ashlynn Meixsell, girls’ singles district runner up, Diego Trujillo and Logan Robinson (far right), boys’ doubles district runners up, and Ella Grace Lammey, wh…

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Members of this spring’s DeSoto Central High School tennis team included (from left) Jack Beerman, boys’ singles district champion, Ashlynn Meixsell, girls’ singles district runner up, Diego Trujillo and Logan Robinson (far right), boys’ doubles district runners up, and Ella Grace Lammey, wh…

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I have a file that I compile that are items that have come across this desk, but without the time, space or detail to expand on at the moment, so you see these items every so often on this page under the “Sports Briefs” heading. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Arkabutla Lake reports that crappie are in the main lake with reports about the same using single poles or trolling. Both methods report catches using bright colored jigs and minnows in 3-6 feet of water.     

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The new NBA Developmental League franchise set to play at the Landers Center in Southaven this fall now has an identity.

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* The Club at North Creek reported a hole-in-one on their course on Friday, May 26. Tommy Coward of Horn Lake aced the course’s number-17 hole from 105 yards out. Coward was using a nine-iron for his hole-in-one.

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Lewisburg High School’s Caitlin Luke has honed her game to a point where she earned a mention on an all-state team by shooting a 75 to win the MHSAA II-Region 2 medal honors, then follow that with a 36-hole total of 86-76-162 to take fourth place individually and help the Lady Patriots to a …

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Several Hernando High School baseball players were named to the MHSAA 6A-2 All-Division team recently announced.

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* Molly Murphy, a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College sophomore softball player, is among those selected for the all-MACJC team. Murphy, a catcher/outfielder from Lewisburg, helped the Lady Bulldogs to a 40-14 record. Her team had a playoff run that ended one game short of the Region 23…

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The Memphis Grizzlies have announced two moves in solidifying the front office for their new Development League basketball team set to play at the Landers Center in Southaven. 

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Four members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College softball team, including three from DeSoto County, were named to post-season honors by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or MACJC. 

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National champion. Ole Miss Rebel.

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DeSoto Central catcher Drew Thomas (seated) will play baseball at Itawamba Community College next season. Thomas is joined by Jaguar coaches (from left) Jeremy Simpson, head coach Mark Monaghan and Jason Miller. An all-county team and North Mississippi All-Star team selection, Thomas will at…

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Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry fired a 3-under par 69 in the third round of stroke play to advance to the championship round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships Sunday. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Sunday in the week's fishing report that some white bass were still in the creeks and the river spawning where they can be taken on jigs, spinners or small crankbaits. There is no size or number limits on white bass.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend, I suspect a lot of golfers will try to hit the links for a round or two, if the weather allows some time on their favorite course.

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* Former Center Hill standout athlete Danterius Ellington announced on his Twitter account his commitment to play at the University of Central Arkansas. Ellington was a freshman quarterback at Itawamba Community College this past fall and starred in football and basketball at Center Hill.

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Softball senior Sydney Hawkins of Horn Lake High School will play for Southwest Tennessee Community College next season, after signing a national letter of intent with the Memphis school. Hawkins (seated, center) was the Lady Eagles’ starting catcher and utility player.

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Akeem Caddell, a Horn Lake native who now plays pro basketball in Italy, is back in DeSoto County to hold a summer camp for boys and girls early next month.

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* Selections to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) All-State Baseball Team are Northeast Mississippi sophomore outfielder Bailey Walker of Lake Cormorant and Northwest Mississippi sophomore infielder David Herrington from Magnolia Heights, who was also chosen…

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University of Arkansas men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson recently received some good news when guards Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon announced they had taken their names out of the NBA draft and were returning to Fayetteville for their senior seasons.

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From left, DeSoto Central swimmers Abbie Kilpatrick and Rachel Winningham were among the team’s top performers this past season. Kilpatrick finished third in the state Class II 200-yard intermediate medley event at the MHSAA state meet and placed in the top six of three other events. Winning…

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Arkabutla Lake reports in its weekly fishing report that crappie have moved into the creeks this past weekend with the rise in water level. However, the Corps added it is expected that the fish will move back into the main lake as the water level stabilizes. 

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Lewisburg High School athletic teams in football, softball, baseball, soccer and track will in the future be competing in front of their home fans at the James I. Brady Athletic Complex, which residents of “The Burg” will affectionately call “Jamestown.”

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Myles Christian of Olive Branch has been named the Player of the Year on the MHSAA 6A-1 all-district team announced on Friday.

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Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry, a former DeSoto Central state champion golfer and shown earlier this season at the SEC Tournament, led his Rebels team to a fourth-place finish at the recent Austin, Texas NCAA regional tournament, qualifying them for the NCAA Nationals in Sugar Grove, I…

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