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Here is our Friday football rewind of last week’s high school action involving DeSoto County teams. With Horn Lake’s victory over Lake Cormorant and Olive Branch not playing Friday, the county still has two undefeated football teams through five weeks of the season.

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It’s been six years since new Memphis Hustle NBA G League head coach Brad Jones has been coaching at this level. Then it was known as the D League, when he led the Austin Toros to a league title in 2012 and the Utah Flash to the finals in 2009.

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We’re already into week five of the high school football season and it’s time once again for Friday’s Five Football Things to Remember. District action is one week away for MHSAA schools, so for the teams playing this week, it’s one final tuneup time before games that really mean something begin.

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Former Northpoint Christian School standout Christian Saulsberry, a junior at the University of West Alabama, was named the Special Teams Player of the Week in the Gulf South Conference. Saulsberry, playing his first season at UWA after transferring from Itawamba Community College, racked up…

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The Horn Lake High School football Eagles made a statement about the strength of its football program and DeSoto County football in general Saturday, reeling off 36 straight points in a 36-7 win against the defending Oklahoma 6A-II state champion Tulsa Booker T. Washington (BTW) Hornets at t…

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* The Hernando High School volleyball team won the Charger Classic at Southaven High School Saturday. The Lady Tigers defeated Northpoint Christian in the finals. Hernando defeated host Southaven to reach the championship match. Northpoint stopped FACS to reach the finals.

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A 24-point second quarter, highlighted by ex-Hernando Tiger Robert Wilcke's 86-yard touchdown pass to Demarcus Jones, and lights out defense helped the Rangers run away from Southwest Mississippi, 51-6, Thursday night at John I. Hurst Stadium.

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In Thursday night volleyball, DeSoto Central won a key Class III division match in five games at Hernando by a score of 3-2. Set scores were 22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, and 15-12. For DeSoto Central, Kennedy Schritenthal scored 26 kills and Riley Storck added another 11 kills. Callie Newman …

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently held its 12th annual State Qualifying Golf Scramble at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. In the net division, Windstone Dental Team No. 2 posted a 51 to take first place. Shown left to right are Taylor Weaver, Don Palmer, Jim Webb and Ji…

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently held its 12th annual State Qualifying Golf Scramble at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. The Landers Automotive Group Team No. 1 was the low scoring team in the gross division with a score of 56. Pictured left to right are Randy Smith, M…

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Jacob Free's 10-yard touchdown pass to Braden Smith with 1:27 left, followed by a game-clinching interception from Cam White, capped off a wild four-minute finish as Northwest stunned East Central 28-24 at Bobby Franklin Field Thursday night to open the 2018 season.

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New Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead speaks to the media during the football program’s Media Day at the start of fall camp. Mississippi State opens the 2018 season Saturday at home against Stephen F. Austin at Starkville. Ole Miss meets Texas Tech at Houston, Texas, while Memphi…

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PLAYING WITH HEAVY HEARTS: It will be a tough night in Byhalia Friday night when Center Hill plays the Indians, but in honor of a fallen teammate, football will still be played. Center Hill this week asked that its home game against the Indians be played at Byhalia in response to last Friday…

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Olive Branch 24, Southaven 8: Olive Branch (2-0) ground out a win over Southaven (0-2) in the “Backyard Brawl” with a trio of touchdowns and a 35-yard field goal by Cole Stoddard  to ice the win. Cameron Mosley scored a pair of touchdown runs, from nine yards and one yard out. Along with tha…

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With new coach Brad Jones on board and local tryout dates secured, including one at DeSoto Central High School, the Memphis Hustle NBA G League basketball team has now released its regular season schedule for the 2018-19 season.

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The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies,  announced Brad Jones as the second head coach in franchise history. Jones most recently served as General Manager of the NBA G League’s Iowa Wolves and as a pro scout for the team’s parent affiliate, Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Olive Branch High School football players got a pep talk and historical perspective on the “Backyard Brawl” rivalry with Southaven Friday from Leslie Pool. The former coach, for whom the school’s football field is named, spoke about the importance of their hard work and related several Olive…

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Members of the Mississippi State women’s basketball team, including Olive Branch native Myah Taylor, pose for a photo with the International Select team following the Bulldogs’ 96-59 victory to complete the team’s preseason tour of Italy with a 3-0 record. Taylor scored 11 points for State i…

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It’s that time of year again, as DeSoto County gridiron squads strap on the pads and start another schedule of games toward possible state championships in Mississippi and Tennessee. That means we also tighten up our chin strap and bring you our overview of the weekend ahead in Friday’s Five…

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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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