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Softball playoffs among DeSoto County schools still playing in the postseason are scheduled to continue Thursday night, while the second round of the baseball playoffs is expected to start on Friday. 

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Longtime Northwest Mississippi Community College baseball assistant coach, 14-year professional and former Ranger and Southern Mississippi standout Bill Selby was inducted into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 25.

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Southaven and Tupelo won team titles at Monday’s MHSAA 6A regional meet held in Tupelo.

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Center Hill and host Oxford dominated the MHSAA 5A regional track and field meet held Monday in Oxford, as the Mustang boys finished second and the girls took the regional team title for the first time in school history. Oxford was first in the boys’ meet and their girls took second place.

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Hernando High School cross country and track standout Emily Graham next year will make the move from the high school to the NCAA Division I ranks in both sports as Graham will compete at Missouri State University.

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Friday’s rainfall, or threat of rain, made some high school coaches and athletic directors look at moving playoff games from Friday to Thursday to be sure contests got in before the heavens opened up.

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Austin Malone of DeSoto Central recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Lyon College, a small NAIA school located in Batesville, Ark. A goalkeeper, Malone did not play high school soccer for the Jaguars this past season but instead played club soccer with DC Galaxy and was invol…

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A number of DeSoto County powerlifting athletes brought home medals from last week’s MHSAA state meet at Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum, but only one likely had to hurry back and shorten the celebration, so he could help keep income coming in for his family.

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The Holmes Community College baseball team is officially known as the Bulldogs, but as a team known to give it all on the diamond, they affectionately call themselves the “Dirtbags.” 

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The 5A/6A North All-Star baseball team playing in the Mississippi Association of Coaches Crossroads Diamond Club game against its South counterparts will have a decidedly DeSoto County slant to it.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore left-hander Dalton Minton was named the MACJC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after a vote of the league's sports information directors.

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As Mississippi RiverKings forward Mike Moran is packing up his locker for the season Monday, he was informed he would have some extra hardware to take home to Massachusetts from his year with the SPHL club. 

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Ole Miss sophomore golfer Braden Thornberry, a former state champion golfer at DeSoto Central, continues to “hit ‘em straight” for the Rebel golf team this spring. 

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Baseball

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The Mississippi RiverKings used a pair of second-period goals Friday night to defeat the Huntsville Havoc 4-2 and force a deciding game three in their first-round SPHL playoff series.

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Baseball

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Two players who have been key to a resurgence in the Southaven girls basketball program have reaped the benefits of their hard work.

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The Mississippi RiverKings’ season rests now on getting two wins this weekend in Huntsville, Ala.

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The Mississippi RiverKings entered Wednesday night’s first game of the Southern Professional Hockey League playoffs against the Huntsville Havoc knowing they had two of the better players the past month or so on their side. 

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The first round of the track and field postseason for DeSoto County high schools was held at Center Hill and Tupelo Tuesday.

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Baseball

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Center Hill baseball pitcher-first baseman Dalton Cohea Monday morning put his signature on a letter of intent for a baseball scholarship at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale.

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Baseball

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Olive Branch and Hernando had representation at Saturday's Battle of the Border track meet held at Whitehaven High School in Memphis.

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* Center Hill will be the center of the local high school track and field world Tuesday when the division meets for MHSAA 6A-2 and MHSAA 5A-1 are contested. Field events will start at 10 a.m., followed by the first relay events at 10:20 a.m. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. Top qualifiers from t…

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* Center Hill will be the center of the local high school track and field world Tuesday when the division meets for MHSAA 6A-2 and MHSAA 5A-1 are contested. Field events will start at 10 a.m., followed by the first relay events at 10:20 a.m. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. Top qualifiers from t…

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Southaven High School recently announced its scholar athletes for the month of March. With award sponsor Ryan England of State Farm Insurance are junior Tristan Parsons and Jacob Henson. Parsons is a member of the Charger archery program and in past also participated in cheerleading. Henson …

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Baseball

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Baseball

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Former Lake Cormorant softball pitcher Harley Smith, a freshman at Northwest Mississippi Community College, has been named the NJCAA Division II Softball National Pitcher of the Week for games played Monday, March 27 through Sunday, April 2.

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DeSoto County School District Supt. Cory Uselton, right, visited Olive Branch High School Wednesday morning to congratulate senior point guard Myah Taylor, center, on her being named a third-team All-USA girls basketball selection from USA Today and her third consecutive year being named Gat…

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Baseball

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* In high school baseball Monday, Northpoint Christian defeated First Assembly Christian, Tenn. 3-1. The Trojans moved to 8-3 overall and 1-0 in their division. Justin Jones was the winning pitcher. Louis Steen’s go-ahead base hit drove in Reed Haberstroh for the winning run in the top of th…

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Senatobia claimed both boys and girls team championships at the Hernando Invitational track meet, held Thursday at the Hernando Middle School track.

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Southaven High School hosted teams from across the Tri-State region over the weekend in the 12th annual Morris Hunter Invitational softball tournament. 

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Rookie Derek Sutliffe tallied two goals as the Mississippi RiverKings (31-20-3) defeated the Evansville Thunderbolts (13-32-9) Sunday afternoon at the Landers Center in Southaven.

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Sunday will be the first day fans of the Mississippi RiverKings will be able to purchase tickets for the upcoming Southern Pro Hockey League playoffs.

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Southaven High School recently announced its scholar athletes for the month of February. With award sponsor Ryan England of State Farm Insurance are senior Danialle Jones and Elvis Thai, a junior foreign exchange student. Both are members of the Charger archery program at the school.

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In Thursday night high school baseball, Northpoint Christian won its fifth straight game with a 10-2 defeat of Millington, Tenn. Jacob Swindle picked up the pitching victory. Blake Berry, Nathan Tatko, Blake Cherry each had 2 hits. The Trojans are now 6-3 for the season.

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Wednesday morning at Lewisburg High School brought about a first, not only in DeSoto County, but also for yours truly as a sports journalist.

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Mike Moran picked up two goals and four points in the Mississippi RiverKings' 7-4 victory over the Columbus Cottonmouths Tuesday night in Southaven.

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Baseball

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• In high school baseball Monday night, Center Hill shut out Hernando 2-0, despite 10 strikeouts from Hernando pitcher Dillan Fiveash. Austin Pace pitched the complete-game shutout for Center Hill. LJ Haralson drove in the only runs of the contest for the Mustangs with a fifth-inning home run.

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Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore soccer defender Sierra Lasher has committed to play for Coach Natalie Dreyer and the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark., for the next two seasons.

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The Southaven High School boys and the Center Hill girls claimed team titles at Saturday’s DeSoto County Track and Field Championships held at Center Hill.

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In a Sunday afternoon contest at the Landers Center in Southaven, the Mississippi RiverKings (28-20-3) fell to the Pensacola Ice Flyers (24-19-8) 4-3 in a shootout, despite a pair of goals from Ryan Marcuz.

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Mike Moran had a pair of points, but the Mississippi RiverKings (28-20-2) fell to the Pensacola Ice Flyers (23-19-8) 4-3 on Saturday in Southaven.

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Baseball

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Three important pieces of the recent Lewisburg High School volleyball juggernaut are going their separate ways after graduation in May, but their coach is confident they have laid a foundation for future triumphs for the Lady Patriot program.

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