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Lewisburg High School athletic teams in football, softball, baseball, soccer and track will in the future be competing in front of their home fans at the James I. Brady Athletic Complex, which residents of “The Burg” will affectionately call “Jamestown.”

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Myles Christian of Olive Branch has been named the Player of the Year on the MHSAA 6A-1 all-district team announced on Friday.

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Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry, a former DeSoto Central state champion golfer and shown earlier this season at the SEC Tournament, led his Rebels team to a fourth-place finish at the recent Austin, Texas NCAA regional tournament, qualifying them for the NCAA Nationals in Sugar Grove, I…

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The Mississippi RiverKings SPHL franchise Tuesday announced the team’s 13-player protected list for the 2017-18 season.

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Members of the DeSoto Central girls track team displayed the district championship trophy won before sending members of the squad to the recent MHSAA 6A state meet in Pearl, where the team finished 14th overall, had its 4x400 meter relay team finish fourth in the state and Kiara Bulloch take…

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Two Mississippi junior colleges are the baseball destinations for three members of this spring’s Horn Lake High School baseball team. Seated from left, Davin Hetts (Coahoma), Ryan Nicholson (Mississippi Delta) and Joe Gee (Coahoma) signed letters of intent at the school Thursday. They are jo…

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Hernando baseball coach David Lara felt disappointment in his Tigers not being able to advance into the MHSAA 6A state championship series this week, but believes the Tigers have the tools to make a strong run past the North Half finals next season. 

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It’s always special when you are tagged as the first in something, so it was a special day when Center Hill senior basketball player Josh Jackson became the first Mustang player in school history to sign an NCAA Division I scholarship. 

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Members of the DeSoto Central boys track team gathered before members of the squad left for the recent MHSAA 6A state track meet, where the 4x400 meter relay team of Josh Vann, Willie Taylor, Jordan Woods and Keshunn Abram won a state championship in a time of 3:27.85.

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Ellie Schreiner, senior basketball player at DeSoto Central, has signed to play at Rhodes College in Memphis next season. Looking on are parents Heather and Ed Schreiner, seated, and coach Paul Hayden.

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MHSAA 6A Baseball Playoff - North Half finals

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Three players from the Horn Lake High School baseball team Thursday signed to play at the community college level next season. Seated from left are Davin Hetts, who will play at Coahoma Community College, Ryan Nicholson, set to play at Mississippi Delta, and Joe Gee, who will also play at Co…

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The Hernando High School baseball team finds itself two wins away from reaching the MHSAA 6A state final series, but a roadblock in the Tupelo Golden Wave awaits in a key North State final series that starts Thursday.

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Center Hill tracksters competing in this past weekend's Mississippi state high school track and field meet were the closest challengers from DeSoto County to possible team championships.

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MHSAA 6A baseball playoffs, third round

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Olive Branch High School football players and fans will again have to get used to another new head coach working the sideline this fall, as Pete Hurt Friday was relieved of his coaching duties. 

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In checking any baseball line score, it is always the first number under the R-H-E that is most important. The other two numbers can be used to paint a little better picture of how the game went, but you want to have a higher number under "R" than the team you are playing against.

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The Lewisburg baseball Patriots have moved into the third round of the MHSAA 5A baseball playoffs, but not before completing an improbable comeback Monday night to move past Grenada and win a second-round series with the Chargers. 

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Two more senior pieces of Northpoint Christian School’s successful run to back-to-back Tennessee Division II-A state girls basketball championships recently announced their college basketball destination plans. 

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Former DeSoto Central state champion golfer Braden Thornberry is an all-SEC first-team selection, as announced Wednesday by the conference. 

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Center Hill softball catcher/right fielder Lauren Schmidt was joined by her parents as she will play softball next season at Coahoma Community College is Clarksdale.

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Hernando senior boys basketball player CJ Maxwell will be playing for Blue Mountain College next season, after signing a scholarship with the NAIA school. On hand for his commitment were (seated) Carter Brinkley, Maxwell and Sharon Maxwell, along with (standing) athletic director David Lara,…

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Former Lewisburg basketball standout Destiny Gardner, a sophomore member of the Northwest Mississippi Community College women’s basketball team, this week signed a national letter of intent to play at North Alabama next season. The Florence, Ala. school is making a move up from Division II i…

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Samantha Weinberg, a senior member of this year’s Center Hill girls soccer team, has committed to play at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia next season. Samantha is joined by parents, seated from left, Melissa Weinberg and Mark Weinberg, along with, standing from left, coa…

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Northpoint Christian School football lineman John Carlson recently signed to play football next season at Belhaven University in Jackson under head coach Hal Mumme. The Blazers last season finished with a 2-8 record, 1-6 in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. As a junior, Ca…

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Two state community college soccer programs are obtaining the services of three Horn Lake senior players after they recently signed to play for the schools next season. From left, Oscar Loya signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast, Darius Hetts signed with Northwest and Brayan Resendiz inked with…

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Two state community college soccer programs are obtaining the services of three Horn Lake senior players after they recently signed to play for the schools next season. From left, Oscar Loya signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast, Darius Hetts signed with Northwest and Brayan Resendiz inked with…

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MHSAA 6A softball playoffs (best of three)

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MHSAA 6A baseball playoffs (best of three)

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Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Avery Gennesy of Southaven had hoped to hear his name called on national television during the seven rounds of last weekend’s NFL draft.

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Hernando over the weekend advanced past the defending MHSAA 6A state baseball champions from Madison Central to join DeSoto Central into the third round of this spring’s state playoffs, while Southaven in 6A and Lewisburg in 5A play Monday to determine if their seasons were to continue. 

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MHSAA 6A baseball playoffs (Best of three)

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MHSAA 6A baseball playoffs (Second round, best of three)

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The Ole Miss football team and athletic program are both moving forward as the school awaits the findings of the NCAA’s Committee of Infractions about alleged violations. 

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The family of Horn Lake girls basketball senior forward Ericka Richardson will not need a GPS or road map to follow her future career at Eastern Kentucky (EKU). They likely already have spent a lot of time on the road heading toward the Richmond, Ky. campus over the past year to watch older …

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Rossville Christian Academy baseball pitcher Chandler Sneed of Olive Branch, (seated center) will play next season at Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould, Ark. He is joined by mother Laura, father Robert and (standing) Pioneers’ head coach Brenden Camp.

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Cecil Sowell (left) and Jay Thomason (right) enjoy a moment with Delta State football coach Todd Cooley at the April 24 meeting of the DeSoto County Touchdown Club held at the Holiday Inn Southaven-Central. Cooley talked about major differences in NCAA rules between Division I and Division I…

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MHSAA 6A baseball playoffs

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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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