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A veteran forward and a rookie forward are the first players to ink with the Mississippi RiverKings SPHL hockey team for the 2017-18 season.

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The “cream of the crop” at Friday’s 10th annual Southaven Junior Golf Open tournament was a 14-year-old youngster from Germantown, Tenn.

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There’s a weekly radio show called “American Top 40,” that features the top musical hits of the week. While Ryan Seacrest now hosts the show, it gained its highest popularity when Casey Kasem was behind the microphone from 1970-1988. 

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Center Hill boys basketball coach Newton Mealer (right) was the featured speaker for an event Monday with guard Ian Clark of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors at a Memphis Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Mealer was Clark’s coach at Germantown, Tenn. High School, before Clark went on to a college…

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Young baseball and softball players will soon invade Southaven and DeSoto County in their annual trek for the Dizzy Dean baseball and softball World Series.

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Gray adds boys basketball to NCS duties, Corbett to lead Delaware school program.

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DeSoto County was again represented well at this year’s Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games held at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi. Dwayne Wims, DeSoto Region Area 16 Director for Special Olympics, said the group this year earned 55 gold medals, 32 silver medals, 17 bronze and 10 fourt…

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Scouts may have missed an early opportunity to get a jump on a future football, or other sports talent Saturday morning by not attending an event hosted by the Olive Branch Youth Football and Cheerleading League, or OBYFCL. 

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* Olive Branch native Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his second restrictor-plate race victory Saturday night by winning the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, Fla. Stenhouse drove the same #17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford he drove to victory at Talladega two months ago.

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Coming on the heels of the recent College World Series (CWS) in Omaha, Neb., one of my favorite places around and a great baseball town, it almost seemed appropriate for the announcement to come this week from new Center Hill baseball coach French Hobbs that he had lined up former Mississipp…

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DeSoto County golfer Braden Thornberry keeps needing to make his trophy case a little bit bigger with each new accolade he has received following the recent finish of his sophomore season at Ole Miss.

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Former Southaven coach and athletic director Todd Arnold, shown leading the Chargers during the team's MHSAA 6A state tournament appearance two seasons ago, is getting back into coaching boys basketball. Arnold, who has been the head girls’ coach at Petal the past year, will move over to bec…

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Here’s a few bits of this and that in the DeSoto County sports world as we head closer to the weekend.

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John Thompson, long-time assistant football coach in the SEC, was the featured speaker at the June 27 meeting of the DeSoto County Touchdown Club in Southaven. Thompson, now a volunteer assistant football coach at a high school in Georgia, worked with current and former SEC coaches, such as …

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Former Hernando Tiger to join Memphis Tiger baseball program.  

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County teams train for upcoming seasons.  

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Blaylock to transfer, Zombirt to national bowling tournament.  

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Beginning with the first tryouts on Monday, Olive Branch native and former pro baseball catcher Ed Easley will start putting the pieces together of what will be the newest baseball development club for youngsters to compete and improve their diamond skills.

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From Quistor to Wildcat and now Cardinal, Jay Banks Jr. of Olive Branch will continue his football career at the University of Louisville. 

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Northpoint Christian players help give out food at Landers Center event.

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The nationally-ranked Itawamba Community College softball program held its annual summer camp on June 13-15 at the ICC Softball Complex on the Fulton campus. ICC coaches and players taught campers the fundamentals of the game in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. DeSoto County part…

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DeSoto County soccer players taking part in the recent Itawamba Community College men’s soccer camp are as follows: Front row, from left, Hart Smith, Trevor Allen, Brayden Bawden, Tucker Henley, Ashton Taylor, Ivan Gonzalez, Keagan Massey and Dalton Esfeld. Back row, from left are Zach Halfo…

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Hernando native Aaliyaha Thornton is among a trio of Itawamba Community College women’s basketball sophomores who will continue playing at a four-year level of play. 

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Itawamba Community College men’s head basketball coach Grant Pate has announced that former Lake Cormorant standout Martaveous McKnight is among three sophomores to have signed to play more college basketball past their time at ICC.

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Four members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College softball team, including three from DeSoto County, were named to post-season honors by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or MACJC. 

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Tuesday was a lot longer day than expected for recently-graduated Center Hill catcher Cordell Dunn, expected to be DeSoto County’s top choice in this week’s Major League Baseball entry draft.

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Tuesday was a lot longer day than expected for recently-graduated Center Hill catcher Cordell Dunn, expected to be DeSoto County’s top choice in this week’s Major League Baseball entry draft.

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New Olive Branch High School football coach Tyler Turner has a bit of advice for football fans watching his team in action this fall: Don’t go for the popcorn once the Quistors get the ball. You’re going to miss a lot.

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The odds are there that some of the players you will see on the Landers Center floor for the new Memphis Hustle this coming season will, at some point, be making an appearance on the FedExForum floor as part of the Memphis Grizzlies during their career. They’re going to be that good.

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* The next head football coach at Olive Branch High School will apparently be coming from Jackson, Tenn. The Jackson Sun newspaper reported Monday that Liberty Tech coach Tyler Turner had resigned his position after two seasons to become the new coach of the Conquistadors. Turner is expected…

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DeSoto County was well represented during the recent Itawamba Community College women’s soccer camp held on the Fulton campus. Campers were taught the fundamentals of the game while competing in various competitions and drills under the direction of ICC coaches and players. Participants from…

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University of Memphis Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Darrell Dickey (left) and Deputy Athletic Director Mark Alnutt appeared at a recent meeting of the DeSoto County Touchdown Club. Coach Dickey shared some of the humorous experiences in his coaching career, head coach Mike Norvel…

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Braden Thornberry was the local story of this past weekend’s FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Playing as an amateur in his first PGA Tour event since winning the NCAA national title and being named the winner of the Haskins Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer,…

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There was a time when a young Akeem Caddell was patrolling the basketball hard court at Horn Lake High School for then-coach, now athletic director Donnie Weeks.

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Ole Miss golfer Braden Thornberry of DeSoto Central, recently crowned NCAA national champion, is playing in his first PGA Tour event at the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic in Memphis. 

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* DeSoto County Schools and Olive Branch High School are apparently close to announcing a new football coach for the Conquistadors. The DCS school board has called a special session for Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. to approve a new hire for the position, ahead of a scheduled budget hearing tha…

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A new man is set to be calling the shots from the dugout for the Center Hill Mustangs baseball team next spring, although he will not be new to the players surrounding him in the dugout and on the field.

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Members of this spring’s DeSoto Central High School tennis team included (from left) Jack Beerman, boys’ singles district champion, Ashlynn Meixsell, girls’ singles district runner up, Diego Trujillo and Logan Robinson (far right), boys’ doubles district runners up, and Ella Grace Lammey, wh…

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I have a file that I compile that are items that have come across this desk, but without the time, space or detail to expand on at the moment, so you see these items every so often on this page under the “Sports Briefs” heading. 

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The new NBA Developmental League franchise set to play at the Landers Center in Southaven this fall now has an identity.

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* The Club at North Creek reported a hole-in-one on their course on Friday, May 26. Tommy Coward of Horn Lake aced the course’s number-17 hole from 105 yards out. Coward was using a nine-iron for his hole-in-one.

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Lewisburg High School’s Caitlin Luke has honed her game to a point where she earned a mention on an all-state team by shooting a 75 to win the MHSAA II-Region 2 medal honors, then follow that with a 36-hole total of 86-76-162 to take fourth place individually and help the Lady Patriots to a …

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Several Hernando High School baseball players were named to the MHSAA 6A-2 All-Division team recently announced.

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* Molly Murphy, a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College sophomore softball player, is among those selected for the all-MACJC team. Murphy, a catcher/outfielder from Lewisburg, helped the Lady Bulldogs to a 40-14 record. Her team had a playoff run that ended one game short of the Region 23…

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The Memphis Grizzlies have announced two moves in solidifying the front office for their new Development League basketball team set to play at the Landers Center in Southaven. 

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Four members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College softball team, including three from DeSoto County, were named to post-season honors by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or MACJC. 

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National champion. Ole Miss Rebel.

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DeSoto Central catcher Drew Thomas (seated) will play baseball at Itawamba Community College next season. Thomas is joined by Jaguar coaches (from left) Jeremy Simpson, head coach Mark Monaghan and Jason Miller. An all-county team and North Mississippi All-Star team selection, Thomas will at…

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Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry fired a 3-under par 69 in the third round of stroke play to advance to the championship round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships Sunday. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Sunday in the week's fishing report that some white bass were still in the creeks and the river spawning where they can be taken on jigs, spinners or small crankbaits. There is no size or number limits on white bass.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend, I suspect a lot of golfers will try to hit the links for a round or two, if the weather allows some time on their favorite course.

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