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EDITOR’S NOTE: Rudy Martin Jr. was a standout baseball player at Lewisburg High School who was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2014. This feature was written by a student reporter at the University of Kansas about Martin’s road to the Kansas City Royals organization and is published wit…

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DeSoto Central’s baseball team left no doubt it was the best Class 6A squad in Mississippi Saturday, as the Jaguars completed a 29-9 season with a 10-1 victory and a state championship over George County of Lucedale (27-6) at Trustmark Park in Pearl. 

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Southaven High School senior track standout Aaliyah Lacy will compete next season at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. At the MHSAA 6A state track meet held in Pearl, Lacy finished second in the 100 meter dash, third in the 200 meter dash and fifth in the state 400 meters. 

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* Southaven native Avery Gennesy has been claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. The undrafted former Charger would officially be entering his first NFL season away from a two-year stint at Texas A&M. Gennesy also played two years at East Mississippi Community College. The 6-foot-5…

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The MHSAA 6A-1 Region basketball Player of the Year will be trading inside baskets and rebounds for outside jumpers and three-pointers next season. DeSoto Central’s Jay Bates has signed a scholarship offer to play next year at NCAA Division II Christian Brothers University in Memphis.  

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A state championship trophy in high school fastpitch softball now resides at 2911 Central Parkway in Southaven, returned from the University of Southern Mississippi after the DeSoto Central Lady Jags finished off a two-game sweep of Harrison Central to win the MHSAA 6A title Friday night.

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* Austin Riley has been promoted in the Atlanta Braves’ organization to its Triple-A affiliate at Gwinnett, Ga. from the Double-A Mississippi Braves. The former DeSoto Central standout has hit .333 with six homers and 20 RBIs in 27 games this season at Mississippi.

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Olive Branch basketball standout Kelvin Allen has signed to play next season with Pearl River Community College. Allen was the lone senior on the Conquistador squad that won the MHSAA 5A state championship in March. Allen was joined by coach Eric Rombaugh, assistant coaches CJ Jeffries and K…

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After finishing the regular season 30-12 overall and 20-8 in conference play to clinch the No. 4 seed in the MACJC, Northwest Mississippi Community College will host No. 7-seeded Mississippi Gulf Coast in a best-of-3 NJCAA Region 23 baseball playoff series this Thursday-Friday at Jim Miles Field.

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The Hernando High School girls’ golf team was DeSoto County’s best finish at the MHSAA 6A state girls golf meet, posting a 376 team score. The team is shown after they won their district meet and are (from left) Kassidy Taylor, Jalyn Joyner and Hannah Laurie. Sarah Little is the team’s coach.

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The DeSoto Dawgs Alumni Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association held it s annual golf tournament at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch on Thursday and raised funds to present every high school in DeSoto County with a $1,000 scholarship. From left are Frank Davis…

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Olive Branch High School basketball center-forward Tyriana Gilbert has signed to play next season at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Among those who joined Gilbert for the signing were head coach Jason Thompson (standing right) and assistant coach Kenzaki Jones (standing left). Gilb…

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Northpoint Christian School’s Nathan Tatko was one of 11 athletes presented with the Memphis Scholar Athlete Award and scholarship during an event Monday evening, April 30. Northpoint football coach Chris Cascio attended to also recognize Tatko’s achievement as he will continue playing footb…

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Center Hill senior basketball player Kentrell Dorsey has signed to play next season at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Among those witnessing his commitment are, seated from left, mother Ronda Dorsey and brother Calvin Dockery, along with, standing, Center Hill coach Newton Mealer.

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* This week in high school golf, the Lewisburg boys won its 5A region meet with a team of 325, led by Corbin Andrada’s 73. The Lewisburg girls won its first district title with a 158 team score, led by Caitlin Luke’s 73. The Hernando and DeSoto Central girls have qualified for the 6A state m…

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