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• Softball All-Stars have been announced for the upcoming Mississippi Association of Coaches series at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville in June. Representing DeSoto County on the 4A/5A/6A North team will be Lacey Coats of Hernando, Montana Downs of Lewisburg, Kameron Hudson of South…

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The leader of the Horn Lake High School girls’ basketball team this past season has signed on to take the leadership role of the Lady Rangers at Northwest Mississippi Community College next season.

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There are times opposing forces in sports take a moment to combine to do something for good. Two teams reached across the baseball diamond the other night to do just that.

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Mike Moran had a pair of goals and the Mississippi RiverKings (28-19-2) struck twice on the power play as they took a 4-3 victory from the Pensacola Ice Flyers (21-19-8) on Saturday night in Pensacola.

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The Mississippi RiverKings (27-19-2) clinch a playoff berth by beating the Pensacola Ice Flyers (21-18-8) 4-3 in a shootout behind Robert Lindores’ hat trick performance.

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• CJ Dunn, senior catcher at Center Hill, has been named a third-team selection on the 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American team. Dunn, signed to play at Texas Tech next season, is also a first-team All-Southeast Region selection.

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With the success of the Lady Trojans of Northpoint Christian School and Lady Quistors of Olive Branch High School, both recently-crowned state champions in their respective divisions, the basketball world — while celebrating those achievements — is mourning the loss of another champion, Sue …

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The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Tuesday announced that Devin Mantha of the Mississippi RiverKings is the SPHL Bauer Player of the Week for March 6-12.

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Mississippi RiverKings’ captain Devin Mantha reached a record milestone by scoring five goals and adding two assists to lead the team to a 9-2 victory over the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs on Saturday night at the Landers Center in Southaven. 

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After a third visit to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) 6A state championship game in the last four years, the Olive Branch Lady Quistors finally pushed through and won the school's first girls basketball "Gold Ball" Saturday night at Jackson's Mississippi Coliseum. 

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The Olive Branch Lady Quistors girls’ basketball team has again this season enjoyed several accolades, including its current top-20 national ranking and a highly successful 32-1 record as the best team in this part of Mississippi.

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The Mississippi RiverKings host Roanoke Saturday evening at the Landers Center in Southaven, starting at 7:30 p.m. The RiverKings, in sixth place in the SPHL standings, seek to stop a three-game losing streak when they face the expansion Rail Yard Dawgs.

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The Mississippi RiverKings host Roanoke Saturday evening at the Landers Center in Southaven, starting at 7:30 p.m. The RiverKings, in sixth place in the SPHL standings, seek to stop a three-game losing streak when they face the expansion Rail Yard Dawgs.

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For the third time in four years, an Olive Branch girls' team will be playing in the final game of the Mississippi high school basketball season. The 32-1 Lady Quistors will be hoping the third time is the charm.

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There will be one extra game for Center Hill High School baseball coach Neil Frederic to be a part of at the end of the Mustangs’ season this spring and Frederic doesn’t mind the addition to his schedule at all.

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Northpoint Christian School now owns two consecutive Tennessee Division II-A state basketball championships after Saturday's 70-54 title-clinching win over University School of Jackson in a game played at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. 

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The Olive Branch girls basketball team has moved into the Mississippi 6A state semifinals after a convincing 86-58 victory over Jim Hill in Saturday afternoon's quarterfinals at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

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The boys basketball season for the Olive Branch Conquistadors ended with a 25-7 record after Brandon Bulldogs ousted Olive Branch from the MHSAA 6A Mississippi state tournament Saturday morning 71-64 in a state quarterfinal game at Jackson State University.

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The Macon Mayhem (28-8-5) got goals from four different players as the Mississippi RiverKings (24-18-2) dropped the first game of a two-game series in Macon 4-0 on Friday night.

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Mississippi legislators Wednesday, March 1 honored Olive Branch native and current NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., in the Mississippi House Chamber with the presentation of House Resolution 43. The resolution commends and congratulates Stenhouse on his numerous racing achievements and su…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College student and Lewisburg native Piper Johnson (center) has signed to play tennis for the Blue Mountain College Toppers. The singles and doubles player had a 7-7 record in singles at Northwest last season, along with an 8-6 record in doubles.

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DeSoto Central girls soccer player Celia Drummond has signed an offer to Meridian Community College, where she will continue her soccer career. Drummond was joined by coaches, friends and family Friday, including parents Matt and Michele Drummond, sister Madison and brother Matthew.

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* The Gulf South Conference has named Tray Boyd of Olive Branch Freshman of the Year for the 2016-17 season. The honor is a first for the Union program. Boyd earned a league leading four Freshman of the Week awards over the course of the 2016-17 campaign while also leading the Bulldogs, aver…

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Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace addresses the Feb. 27 meeting of the DeSoto County Touchdown Club at the Holiday Inn Southaven-Central. Wallace spoke about the results of football recruiting in the Southeastern Conference and also talked about the new Grizzlies’ developmental…

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