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The annual Southaven Junior Golf Open was held Friday at the Southaven Golf Center. Tournament Director David Dixon (center) joined division champions (from left) Preston Johnson (ages 11-12), Gavin Chastain (ages 13-14), Tatum Wilson (ages 8-10) and Eric Webb (ages 15-17). Not pictured was …

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The nationally-ranked Itawamba Community College (ICC) softball program held its annual summer camp on June 5-7 at the ICC Softball Complex in Fulton. ICC coaches and players taught campers the fundamentals of the game in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. DeSoto County participant…

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Mississippi State baseball coach Gary Henderson earned his second Coach of the Year Award with his being selected as the 2018 National College Baseball Writers Association Coach Of The Year Saturday. Henderson is also the Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach Of The Year. The Bulldogs won its first ga…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore outfielder Ally Judkins signed to play for the University of Mobile (Ala.) over the weekend, a perennial softball power in the NAIA with 19 trips to its NAIA Softball World Series.

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Ole Miss junior golfer Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch and DeSoto Central, who Monday was involved in qualifying for the U.S. Open and this week has a sponsor’s exemption to play the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic in Memphis, has been named a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award.

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Lewisburg High School hosted its third annual Girls' Sports Camp at the school. This year, close to 60 young girls took part in the three-day camp that taught fundamentals of volleyball, basketball and soccer. They were under the direction of volleyball coach Allison Burchyett, girls' basket…

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Southaven native Cameron Foster concluded his season with the Itawamba Community College golf team recently after tournament officials were forced to cut the field heading into the final day of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men's Golf Championship in Fo…

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* Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore fastpitch pitcher Harley Smith of Lake Cormorant is among three Lady Rangers named to the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-South Region Team. All three were named to the second team. They are the first Northwest player…

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* Senior Tim Rowe, who prepped at Hernando High School, hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning of the 9-1 SEC baseball championship victory by Ole Miss over LSU Sunday afternoon. The blast gave the Rebels a 7-1 lead at the time and was part of a four-run inning. The win was the third SEC …

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Rudy Martin Jr. was a standout baseball player at Lewisburg High School who was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2014. This feature was written by a student reporter at the University of Kansas about Martin’s road to the Kansas City Royals organization and is published wit…

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DeSoto Central’s baseball team left no doubt it was the best Class 6A squad in Mississippi Saturday, as the Jaguars completed a 29-9 season with a 10-1 victory and a state championship over George County of Lucedale (27-6) at Trustmark Park in Pearl. 

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Southaven High School senior track standout Aaliyah Lacy will compete next season at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. At the MHSAA 6A state track meet held in Pearl, Lacy finished second in the 100 meter dash, third in the 200 meter dash and fifth in the state 400 meters. 

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* Southaven native Avery Gennesy has been claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. The undrafted former Charger would officially be entering his first NFL season away from a two-year stint at Texas A&M. Gennesy also played two years at East Mississippi Community College. The 6-foot-5…

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The MHSAA 6A-1 Region basketball Player of the Year will be trading inside baskets and rebounds for outside jumpers and three-pointers next season. DeSoto Central’s Jay Bates has signed a scholarship offer to play next year at NCAA Division II Christian Brothers University in Memphis.  

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A state championship trophy in high school fastpitch softball now resides at 2911 Central Parkway in Southaven, returned from the University of Southern Mississippi after the DeSoto Central Lady Jags finished off a two-game sweep of Harrison Central to win the MHSAA 6A title Friday night.

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* Austin Riley has been promoted in the Atlanta Braves’ organization to its Triple-A affiliate at Gwinnett, Ga. from the Double-A Mississippi Braves. The former DeSoto Central standout has hit .333 with six homers and 20 RBIs in 27 games this season at Mississippi.

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Olive Branch basketball standout Kelvin Allen has signed to play next season with Pearl River Community College. Allen was the lone senior on the Conquistador squad that won the MHSAA 5A state championship in March. Allen was joined by coach Eric Rombaugh, assistant coaches CJ Jeffries and K…

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After finishing the regular season 30-12 overall and 20-8 in conference play to clinch the No. 4 seed in the MACJC, Northwest Mississippi Community College will host No. 7-seeded Mississippi Gulf Coast in a best-of-3 NJCAA Region 23 baseball playoff series this Thursday-Friday at Jim Miles Field.

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The Hernando High School girls’ golf team was DeSoto County’s best finish at the MHSAA 6A state girls golf meet, posting a 376 team score. The team is shown after they won their district meet and are (from left) Kassidy Taylor, Jalyn Joyner and Hannah Laurie. Sarah Little is the team’s coach.

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