* One player from DeSoto County will play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Football Game, set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at Memphis University School. Linebacker Nathan Tatko of the Northpoint Christian School Trojans is part of the Blue team roster for the all-star contest, set to begin at 2:30 p.m. A total of 54 schools are represented in the contest, part of the activities surrounding the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, but Tatko is the only player from a Mississippi school represented in the game.
* The Memphis Hustle have two games this week, traveling to Canton, Ohio Wednesday to play the Canton Charge and hosting the Iowa Wolves on Friday at the Landers Center in Southaven. The Hustle fell to Rio Grande Valley 138-136 in their last contest on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Landers Center. Ivan Rabb led the Hustle with 27 points in the loss.
* A handful of former DeSoto County prep football players have earned postseason honors as part of this fall’s Itawamba Community College football team. Former Center Hill standout Dan Ellington is the MACJC Offensive Most Valuable Player. The quarterback, also a first-team all-state choice, threw for 3,211 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Indians. His 356.8 passing yards per game led the NJCAA. Ellington is joined on the all-state First Team by Southaven natives Terry Williams and Christian Saulsberry. Ellington and Williams were both selected as members of the NJCAA All-Region 23 team on offense and will be eligible for NJCAA All-American honors. Devan Hollins of Southaven is a second-team all-state pick in the post-season awards from Itawamba.
* Southaven native Levi Nunnally, head women’s soccer coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College, has been named the MACJC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year. Nunnally guided the Lady Rangers to an 11-6 overall record (4-4 North) and a MACJC semi-final berth this season, a year after going just 2-9-1 overall. The nine-game turnaround ties the largest in program history.