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DeSoto Central won the annual Set It Off volleyball tournament for the second straight year Saturday in Ridgeland. Last year’s Class III state finalist defeated Jackson Academy 2-1 in the finals with a deciding set score of 16-14. The Lady Jags lost only one set in the weekend tournament, t…

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Joe Lodise, Assistant General Manager/Vice President of Finance; Larry Gregory, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association; DeAngelo Williams, Former Professional Football Running Back; Webster Franklin, President & CEO Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau; Ric…

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Horn Lake’s Nakobe Dean (17) and Doron Smith (35) combine to stop an Olive Branch ball carrier during Friday’s jamboree between the DeSoto County football powers at Horn Lake High School. The regular season in high school football starts this Friday night. Olive Branch starts the season this…

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The Mississippi State women’s basketball, on a preseason tour of Italy, poses with the Deep 3 Select team following the Bulldogs’ 97-49 tour-opening victory on Saturday. Teaira McCowan led the Bulldogs with 19 points and Chloe Bibby added 10 in the game played in Rome, Italy. Olive Branch’s …

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David Nugent, a former all-Big Ten defensive lineman at Purdue, who played with the New England Patriots and was a roommate of Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady is the featured speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes 12th annual State Qualifying Golf Scramble on Monday, Aug. 27. Top n…

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Look for fall sports action to pick up this week as DeSoto County football teams have jamboree scrimmages planned for Friday and the first real games of the volleyball year can be played on Tuesday, although many volleyball teams were in jamboree action on Saturday. 

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The 2017-2018 Northwest Mississippi Community College women’s basketball team was ranked 15th and made the Women’s Basketball Coaches  Association Academic Team Honor Roll for the second straight year and third time in the last four years. Players from Horn Lake, Southaven and Lake Cormorant…

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Anyone who has been even remotely following the football recruiting trail during the spring and summer has certainly read many times about Horn Lake linebacker Nakobe Dean and the almost persistent, nearly daily efforts for him to commit to play college football at a particular school.

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During the past week, I was able to take some time off and visit friends and family back home in northern Minnesota. We tried to get a lot done in the short time we took, with the main purpose being to renew friendships from my high school Class of ’72. We still have All-School Reunions up t…

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Pitcher Kylee Cagle delivers for the Southaven Hellcats 12U team against the Birmingham P.A.T. All-Stars Wednesday at Greenbrook Park in Southaven, as play began in the Dizzy Dean Softball World Series. The Dizzy Dean Baseball World Series begins this weekend at Snowden Grove Park in Southav…

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Alex Hay, a former Lewisburg baseball player, leads off second base during a game for East Central Community College this spring. Hay, who is playing summer collegiate baseball for a team in Minot, N.D., is part of the Expedition League All-Star roster in the Lewis Division. Hay is currently…

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* The Memphis Grizzlies Summer League Mini-Camp roster will have a group of players who saw time playing in Southaven as part of this year’s Memphis Hustle franchise. The Hustle players named included Myke Henry, Ivan Rabb, Wayne Selden Jr., Deyonta Davis and Kobi Simmons. They are part of t…

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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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