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It may be hard to believe, but we are down to the final three weeks of the high school football season and playoff spots are up for grabs still for many teams among the DeSoto County squads. Here’s this week’s Friday Five Things to Remember.

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Two DeSoto County prep football teams entered Friday's action with "zeros" on the right side of their win-loss record.

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* Alexis Resendiz of Horn Lake and Luis Garcia of Olive Branch scored goals for Itawamba Community College in Friday’s 6-0 victory over Northwest that clinched a MACJC division playoff spot for the Indians. Resendiz's goal was his 11th of the season. 

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West Point 51, Olive Branch 7

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The University of Michigan basketball team once was known as the “Fab Five,” a quintet of young players who were all starters as freshmen, among the top-100 players in the country at their age and who twice took the Wolverines to the NCAA national title game. 

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1. BIG GAME TIME! What is shaping up to be first of at least two huge games involving DeSoto County teams takes place Friday night in West Point. That is where the defending MHSAA 5A state champion Green Wave hosts the Olive Branch Conquistadors and both will come in as unbeaten and highly-r…

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The air was filled with emotion Friday night at Lake Cormorant, a school and community still reeling from the loss of middle linebacker Jaquarius Harper to an accidental shooting incident the previous Saturday morning.

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Olive Branch High School will not be able to hang a state championship girls basketball banner in its gymnasium after all. 

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Thursday, Oct. 5

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DeSoto County football teams struggled Thursday night in Oxford, as DeSoto Central fell to Oxford High 21-7 and Lewisburg dropped a 34-14 decision to Lafayette.

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Teams looking to solidify a hold on first place in their region, some seeking to rebound from past defeats and some wanting to get their seasons back in gear are among the matchups for the Week Seven version of Friday’s Five Football Things to Remember.

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In less than a month, the Memphis Hustle will start its inaugural NBA G League season at the Landers Center in Southaven.

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Three players from Northpoint Christian School have been named to the TSSAA Division II Class A West Region District 2 all-district team. They are (from left) Hallie Goodwin, Taylor Mastry and Jade Wells. Goodwin and Wells are first-team selections. Mastry was named an honorable mention.

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High school volleyball

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Former Horn Lake Eagle and freshman Itawamba Community College midfielder Alexis Resendiz has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) men's soccer player of the week after scoring six goals and picking up one assist to help the Indians go 3-0 on the week.

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Southaven, Horn Lake and Tupelo are the three unbeaten teams in MHSAA 6A-1 after two weeks of the region season, while Olive Branch, West Point and Grenada top the MHSAA 5A-1 standings.

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Thursday is the day that representatives of Olive Branch High School, the DeSoto County School District and parents of the Olive Branch girls basketball team are expected to meet with the executive committee of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA).

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Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies signs an autograph for a fan while leaving the Landers Center floor Saturday. The NBA team held their open practice in Southaven for the first time while promoting the NBA G League Hustle that will start play there in November.  

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Sept. 29 scores

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DeSoto County Schools volleyball teams are competing Saturday in the county tournament, being hosted by Olive Branch High School.

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The Mississippi RiverKings Thursday announced another addition to the SPHL team’s training camp roster, as rookie forward Jeremy Olinyk was signed.

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Some important matchups are among this week’s DeSoto County football games and to help you sort through it all, here are the week seven Friday’s Five Football Things to Remember.

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In high school volleyball Tuesday, Hernando survived a five-set school-day match at Lake Cormorant by a 3-2 score. Set scores were 26-24, 18-25, 16-25, 25-22 and 15-12. Zoe Merriweather led Hernando with 10 kills, Lauren Swan served five aces and Lexi Graves was credited with eight digs. Gra…

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Former DeSoto Central standout and current NCAA individual national champion Braden Thornberry opened the 2017 fall golf season for the Ole Miss Rebels by winning the individual title at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate tournament, held this week at Birmingham, Ala. 

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Itawamba Community College sophomore quarterback Dan Ellington has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against No. 1 East Mississippi Community College.

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Northeast Mississippi Community College running back Karleke Oliver (27) of Hernando runs the football in a rain storm during second quarter action of the Tigers-Southwest football game in Booneville, Thursday, Sept. 21. Oliver scored his first collegiate touchdown in the Tigers’ 36-19 victory.

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Northeast Mississippi Community College running back Karleke Oliver (27) of Hernando runs the football in a rain storm during second quarter action of the Tigers-Southwest football game in Booneville, Thursday, Sept. 21. Oliver scored his first collegiate touchdown in the Tigers’ 36-19 victory.

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DeSoto County football teams now begin preparations for week seven games and for Mississippi public schools, the second week of region play this Friday night. Here’s a rewind review of what happened last Friday night.  

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Prep football

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Northwest Celebrates Homecoming with 41-0 win over Mississippi Delta

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When Lewisburg and DeSoto Central meet on the volleyball court, fans are watching some of the best high school action available to watch in the state of Mississippi and arguably the entire Mid-South region. Both schools are very representative of the high-caliber net play that emanates from …

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We move to week six of the high school football season and for MHSAA schools, it is the start of region play to see who will move on to the postseason. Here are Friday’s games in capsule with Friday’s Five Football Things to Remember.

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DeSoto Central moved to 22-1 and 4-0 in district play with a key 3-0 Class III division victory over Hernando Tuesday night. Scores of the match were 25-20, 25-20 and 25-15. 

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High school volleyball

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Lewisburg High School has become the latest DeSoto County football team to reach the 4-0 mark this season, following Olive Branch, which achieved that record in a win against previously-unbeaten Kirby (Memphis) but had this weekend off before heading into MHSAA 5A district play next week for…

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Crockett County, Tenn. 42, Center Hill 7

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It may have already happened Friday night when Horn Lake hosted Lake Cormorant in the inaugural Lake Bowl rivalry game, but whenever it does happen, a senior placekicker wearing number 68 for Horn Lake will be especially excited about getting in the game for the home team Eagles to boot an e…

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Thursday in high school volleyball, Lake Cormorant defeated Hernando 3-0 in a school-day match played before a jam-packed Theron Long Gymnasium student body crowd in Hernando. Set scores for the Lady Gators were 25-20, 25-12, 25-23.

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Another high school football Friday is upon and who will step up this week is yet to be determined. Here is the latest edition of Friday’s Five Football Things to Remember. 

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Center Hill sophomore baseball player Caleb Bass gives a “high-five” to a young girl who crosses home plate Monday evening at the Field of Dreams diamond at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven. The Field of Dreams is a specially-made diamond to allow special needs youngsters a chance to play. Ot…

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Lewisburg’s volleyball team traveled to Center Hill and came away with a 3-0 Class II district victory Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-7, 26-24 and 25-15. 

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Olive Branch’s football team is idle this week, savoring a convincing 49-12 victory over Kirby (Memphis) in the team’s first road trip of the year. With the win, the Conquistadors became DeSoto County’s first 4-0 football team this season. 

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DeSoto Central has been a dominating volleyball team in DeSoto County this fall and that continued over the weekend at Arlington, Tenn. The Lady Jags improved to 19-1 for the year in sweeping through and winning the River City Classic tournament. 

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Former DeSoto Central state golf champion, now current Ole Miss golf standout and defending NCAA Division I individual golf champion Braden Thornberry was part of the USA team that this weekend won the Walker Cup in a dominating 19-7 victory over Great Britain and Ireland.

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The first 4-0 DeSoto County high school football team this fall is the Olive Branch Conquistadors, which rolled to a 49-12 victory at previously-unbeaten Kirby (Memphis) Friday night. 

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Friday, Sept. 8

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A pair of DeSoto County youngsters this summer reaped the rewards of hard work, dedication and commitment in their sport of choice, a sport few may know much about in this area.

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Ole Miss men's golfer Braden Thornberry is competing this weekend for Team USA in the 46th Walker Cup Match at The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club’s North Course.  

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DeSoto Central’s volleyball team responded to the challenge of Hernando Thursday, rebounding from a set one loss to push through to a 3-1 Class III district victory at DeSoto Central.

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Former DeSoto Central multi-sport standout Liv Nault, a freshman at Northwest Mississippi Community College, has been named NJCAA Division I National Goalkeeper of the Week, to go with MACJC weekly honors she received Wednesday. Nault allowed just one goal on 21 shots during three matches fo…

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It’s time again for the week’s Friday Five Football Things to Remember and this week we feature a battle of unbeatens and another battle of teams hoping to taste victory for the first time this fall.

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