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I’ve always wanted to be part of a club. Being the only male in a family filled with estrogen growing up and living away from friends out on a farm, it was tough to get connected, so I kind of felt left out.

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* In the latest CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national girls basketball rankings, the Olive Branch Lady Quistors have moved into the top 20. The 21-1 Lady Quistors are ranked 20th in the nation, according to the poll, a rise of one spot from the previous week. Olive Branch is the only Mississippi…

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* Former Horn Lake basketball standout Chrissah Shaw scored a career-high 19 points for Northwest Mississippi Community College in the Lady Rangers’ 75-65 victory over Holmes Tuesday evening.

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It was not something either coach relished having to do, but when Jason Thompson left H.W. Byers in Holly Springs to become the new girls’ basketball coach at Olive Branch last summer, everyone knew it had to happen.

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* Rosters have been released for the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) All-Star Basketball Games, set for March 24 at Mississippi College in Clinton. No DeSoto County boys players were named, but the North girls roster includes Mahogany Vaught and Katie Blackmon of Olive Branch and Ke…

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The Mississippi RiverKings (16-11-2) dropped their first game in Huntsville this season as Adam Courchaine and the Huntsville Havoc (21-5-1) shut out the RiverKings 3-0 on Saturday.

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The Mississippi RiverKings (16-10-2) peppered goaltender James Kruger with 53 shots on goal, but it was a four-goal second period that led the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (8-13-4) past the RiverKings 6-3 on Friday night.

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Steven Hoshaw, Matt Harrington, and Sam Higgins smile for a photo with a child at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, part of the team’s annual visit to the Memphis hospital. The Jan. 27 RiverKings game against Peoria has been designated as Pack the House Night with $3 of every ticket sol…

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* Ahead of Friday’s MHSAA 6A-1 division clash with rival Horn Lake, the Olive Branch girls’ basketball team was ranked 21st in the nation, according to the prep reporting service MaxPreps.

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For the first time in the history of the Lewisburg High School girls’ soccer program, a member of the Lady Patriots has been selected to play in the prestigious Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Games, set for Feb. 11 at Clinton.

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In its position of being a Class “A” professional hockey team, the Mississippi RiverKings try to win games, but at the same time the real purpose is to promote players to a higher level of pro hockey.

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Itawamba Community College’s football team was putting eraser and pencil to the National Junior College Athletic Association record book this fall, thanks, in part, to the play of a former Center Hill High School quarterback. 

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It was back to the ‘90s for the Northpoint Christian School basketball teams Tuesday night, as the Trojans and Lady Trojans hosted their Evangelical Christian School (ECS) counterparts in the confines of the old Trojan Hall gymnasium on the Southaven campus.

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For two nights this weekend, the Landers Center will replace its arena ice surface with huge amounts of dirt set to challenge drivers of trucks that are truly “monster” in stature. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour makes a stop at the Landers Center this Friday and Saturday nights, each night …

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For two nights this weekend, the Landers Center will replace its arena ice surface with huge amounts of dirt set to challenge drivers of trucks that are truly “monster” in stature. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour makes a stop at the Landers Center this Friday and Saturday nights, each night …

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The Mississippi RiverKings used two power goals to recover from a two-goal deficit and defeat the Peoria Rivermen 3-2 Saturday night at the Landers Center in Southaven.

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* Olive Branch High School’s girls basketball team has cracked the national rankings as it entered MHSAA 6A-1 divisional play Friday night. The 18-1 Lady Quistors are ranked 24th overall, according to the CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Girls Basketball Rankings out Wednesday. Olive Branch’s only l…

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The Mississippi RiverKings were set to finish their weekend series against Peoria Saturday at the Landers Center in Southaven, the conclusion of a two-game weekend set that began Friday night. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. and is the final of four consecutive games the two teams will have agains…

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DeSoto Central’s basketball teams Tuesday night discovered what they might be facing next year, when Oxford makes the move from MHSAA 5A to replace Olive Branch in the MHSAA 6A-1 division.

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The Mississippi RiverKings SPHL hockey team split their weekend series with the Rivermen in Peoria, Ill., recovering after a Friday night loss to win a 3-2 shootout Saturday night. 

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* Southaven High School product Aliyah Miller scored 12 points to help the Providence College women’s basketball team to a 68-51 victory over Butler in a Big East Conference contest on Friday. The win marked the first victory over Butler for Providence in the schools’ all-time series dating …

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The Mississippi RiverKings announced Thursday that goaltender Peter Di Salvo has been called up to the ECHL Wichita Thunder.

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Among the many tournaments and classics DeSoto County high school basketball teams are involved in during the Christmas holiday break is the annual Battle at the Barn, hosted by Lewisburg High School. 

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DeSoto County high school basketball teams have gone quickly back into action after the Christmas weekend, playing non-division, and in some cases, out-of-state competition in preparation for the all-important division schedule ahead. 

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The Mississippi RiverKings hope to ring out the old year on a winning streak, as the SPHL team enters a three-game road trip to start the final week of the 2016 calendar year.

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Arkabutla Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 2017 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The Youth Waterfowl Hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced …

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The Mississippi RiverKings (14-6-1) took the early lead, but fell behind and lost 4-3 to the Hunstville Havoc (15-4-1) at the Landers Center Friday, Dec. 23.

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* Former Southaven High School basketball player Aliyah Miller scored four points and added seven rebounds for Providence College in the Friars’ 62-58 victory Wednesday night. Providence improved to 8-3 for the season with the win.

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Among last DeSoto County prep boys basketball teams in action before the Christmas break was the Olive Branch Conquistadors, and they made sure they would be enjoying the holiday just a little bit more this weekend.

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