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Northpoint Christian School won its way back to the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s (TSSAA) Class II-A state tournament Friday afternoon with a convincing 63-27 victory over The King’s Academy of Seymour, Tenn. 

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The Mississippi RiverKings Wednesday announced that Michael Turner, who was acquired in a trade from Knoxville, has been loaned to the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears. Turner, 21, was acquired from the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs by Knoxville before joining the RiverKings this week. 

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The Mississippi RiverKings hockey team Tuesday announced the acquisition of forward Michael Turner in a trade for Mitchell Vandergunst with the Knoxville Ice Bears. The RiverKings also announced the return of Matt Harrington and Corey Tyrell. 

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It almost becomes commonplace in this season of DeSoto County high school players committing to continue their athletic and academic careers through scholarship offers. We’ve heard the names of schools players are choosing at almost every turn: Northwest Community College, Itawamba, Northeas…

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The Mississippi RiverKings enter this weekend facing a pair of home games Friday and Saturday nights against league newcomer Roanoke. Both games are set to start at 7:30 p.m. at the Landers Center in Southaven.

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She could not take her eyes off the clock as Team USA had a 3-0 lead against China in the bronze medal hockey game at the World University Games. “We might actually win this,” Jessie Rushing said to herself as the clock ticked down.

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Matt Harrington of the Mississippi RiverKings (pictured) has been loaned to the ECHL’s Florida Everglades. Harrington has scored six goals goals for 16 points with the ‘Kings this season. Mississippi hosted a special President’s Day afternoon contest against Columbus Monday at the Landers Ce…

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Just as basketball playoffs get into high gear, baseball and softball seasons got underway Saturday with jamborees held around the area, including a baseball jamboree at DeSoto Central, that included this scene from the DeSoto Central-South Panola matchup. 

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The Mississippi RiverKings (22-16-2) were defeated by the Macon Mayhem (24-7-5) 4-2 at the Macon Centreplex Friday night. The RiverKings fell to fourth place in the SPHL with the loss

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When you check the hometowns of players on NCAA Division I college men’s or women’s hockey team rosters, you likely won’t find the state of Mississippi mentioned anywhere.

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DeSoto Central’s Alyssa Zombirt finished first in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class II girls state bowling tournament Thursday in Jackson. Zombirt rolled a 797 four-game series. Cole Neal was fourth and A.J. Lancaster took fifth in the boys event. DeSoto Central was th…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College freshman infielder Baron Davies of Southaven has been named the MACJC Baseball Player of the Week for his efforts in the Rangers' season-opening sweep of Shawnee Community College, Ill. last Saturday. Davies was 2-for-3 with a double, two-run home run,…

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Post-season basketball tournament action kicked into high gear Tuesday night, as first round games brought some blowouts, but also some tight finishes in MHSAA 6A-1, 6A-2, 5A-1, TSSAA West Region girls and MAIS playoff action.

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Olive Branch sophomore forward D.J. Jeffries became the latest member of the Conquistadors’ 1,000-point club this season. Jeffries was awarded a game ball marking the achievement before his team’s MHSAA 6A-1 division tournament game Tuesday night. From left, Olive Branch coach Eric Rombaugh,…

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A new season has turned with the start of a new week for DeSoto County high school basketball teams. Monday started the tournament trail that eventually could lead to state championships in Mississippi, and in Tennessee for Northpoint Christian School.

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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Executive Director Steve Ehrhart spoke to the DeSoto County Touchdown Club at its meeting on Monday in Southaven.  Ehrhart estimated the economic impact for the annual game at between $25-26 million for the Mid-South region, including DeSoto County.  

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* A trio of Olive Branch girls basketball players have been named to all-star teams by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Myah Taylor was selected to the Mississippi roster for the annual contest between teams from Mississippi and Alabama, set for March 17 at Montgomery, Ala. Teammates …

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DeSoto Central is sending both boys and girls bowling teams to the MHSAA state bowling tournament and two bowlers finished among the top ten after last weekend’s regional action across the state.

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After leading Lake Cormorant’s football team to its first-ever MHSAA 5A North Half finals appearance last December, head coach and athletic director Nick Nester has been named the winner of the DeSoto County Touchdown Club’s High School Coach of the Year award. 

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The Mississippi RiverKings (22-15-2) fell short Saturday night against the Huntsville Havoc (26-7-2) 4-2 in Huntsville, Ala. for their first loss to the Havoc since Jan. 14.

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Ryan Marcuz had two goals and an assist to extend his point streak to five games as the Mississippi RiverKings (22-14-2) knocked off the Evansville Thunderbolts (10-23-4) with a 5-3 victory on Friday night, Feb. 10.

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Brian Bosworth’s rancorous, rebellious demeanor on the college and professional football field as he chased down quarterbacks and running backs may have had the appearance of fulfillment during his career.

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More roster moves for the Mississippi RiverKings, which Friday announced the return of Devin Mantha to the lineup, with the departure of Cullen Bradshaw to the ECHL Adirondack Thunder.

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Hernando High School soccer player Isvi Torres has signed a scholarship to play at Northwest Mississippi Community College next season. Torres, seated right, is joined by mother Nohemi Torres and, standing from left, athletic director David Lara, coach Randy Reiter and assistant principal Ca…

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Four Southaven High School girls soccer players have signed college scholarship offers for the coming season. The group includes, seated from left, Angel Hailey, Michaela Prince and Taylor Williams, all signing with Northwest Mississippi Community College, along with Shyanne Montgomery, who …

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Former Lake Cormorant standout athlete Bailey Walker, a sophomore at Northeast Mississippi Community College, has been named as the MACJC baseball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 5. Walker was a MACJC All-State selection following a freshman campaign in which he led the Tigers in…

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Coahoma Community College has announced that baseball players Hayden Tapper and Latolo Newson have signed to play baseball next season at Blue Mountain College. Both sophomores, Tapper prepped at DeSoto Central, while Newson played high school baseball at Magnolia Heights. Seated from left, …

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DeSoto Central forward Grant Foley signs his National Letter of Intent to play soccer next season at Delta State University, as father Dennis, mother Kelly and brother Sam look on. Foley has been awarded an athletic scholarship and a Statesman academic scholarship for the Division II school. 

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Finalists for the first FCA Coach Bob Patterson Award, presented to an area football player and emblematic of leadership on the football field, in their faith, in the classroom and community were introduced during the third annual FCA breakfast at the Landers Center in Southaven Thursday mor…

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Brant Sherwood and Dillan Fox shared a goal and assist a piece in the second period, but the Mississippi RiverKings (21-14-2) fell to the second-place Macon Mayhem (21-6-5) 4-3 on Tuesday night.

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Seven Horn Lake High School players signed scholarship offers on Wednesday, Feb. 1, the first day for football college commitments to be finalized. From left, Derrick Pointer (Itawamba CC), Jordan McBride (Northwest CC), Justin Moore (Northwest CC), Peyton Logan (Tennessee-Martin), D.J. Reed…

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The Mississippi RiverKings earned a split of a two-game series in Peoria, Ill. this past weekend. The RiverKings host Macon, Ga. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in a return to the Landers Center in Southaven with a 7:30 p.m. face-off, but head back on the road this weekend to play Friday at Evansville, Ind.…

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Center Hill High School soccer player Carson Renfrow has signed a scholarship offer to play at Northwest Mississippi Community College next season. Renfrow, seated center, is joined by family and coach Andrew Yeoman, standing.

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Two senior members of the DeSoto Central High School baseball team will take their pitching talents to Mississippi Delta Community College next season. Right-handed pitchers Chance Guthrie, left, and Gage Selby signed scholarship offers to play at Delta next season.

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DeSoto Central basketball players are welcomed to the court before their clash with Southaven on Friday, Feb. 3 by students of the Jammin' Jaguar Club. The DeSoto Central Primary School students were recognized at halftime of the game, won by Southaven 74-44. 

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Center Hill's Sara Spencer attempts a squat lift during Friday's MHSAA regional event at Lake Cormorant High School. Boys will be competing Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The top three individuals in each event qualify to advance to the North Half finals. 

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* High school basketball teams played a school-day doubleheader Friday morning at Lewisburg. as the Lake Cormorant boys defeated Lewisburg 65-42 and the Lewisburg girls handled Lake Cormorant 52-37. Alex McKnight led the Gators with 14 points and Tray Bailey added 13 in the boys’ victory.

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Northpoint Christian School senior linebacker/defensive end Garrison Boling signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeastern Oklahoma State University of Durant, Okla. on Thursday.

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Center Hill defensive back Bryce Evans was joined by his family as he signed to play football next season at Cumberland University, Tenn. on Thursday morning. The NAIA school, based in Lebanon, Tenn. is a member of the Mid-South Conference.  

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Lewisburg soccer player Raine Frazier Friday signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Pearl River Community College. Frazier will be on the North side for the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star game on Feb. 11 in Clinton as the school’s first-ever girls soccer All-Star. Seated …

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