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So, this is what a week without sports is like? Actually, there is sports news to report, but not in the DeSoto County high school realm, where forced cancellations of games, activities and practices have taken place due to the loss of classroom time for weather.

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Away from the disappointment of not getting a win for Memphis Tiger football fans at the recent AutoZone Liberty Bowl held in Memphis, there have been plenty of smiles to go around about the success of the 59th annual event held Dec. 30.

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There was a time when the hearts and souls of Mid-South sports fans did not turn on the fortunes of the Grizzlies or the Tigers, but on what happened Saturday mornings as they sat in front of their television sets at 11 a.m. to watch what happened on the mat and inside the ropes and turnbuck…

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The Memphis Hustle lost to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 157-134 Saturday at State Farm Arena. Memphis has now lost three consecutive games and the Vipers lead the regular season series 3-0. Rio Grande Valley’s 157 points mark a season-high for any NBA G League team.

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In girls’ basketball play Tuesday, Olive Branch coach Jason Thompson claimed his 400th career coaching victory in a 75-35 victory at Greenwood. The total includes his time in Olive Branch and coaching the H.W. Byers program for 15 years before his arrival in DeSoto County last season. 

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The Memphis Hustle finished its three-game road trip at 2-1 with a 133-104 loss against the Reno Bighorns on the second night of a back-to-back Thursday at Reno Events Center. Memphis jumped out to an early 17-12 lead, but a 33-14 run over a 9:33 span gave Reno a 14-point lead they would not…

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The Memphis Hustle earned its second straight road win with a 128-121 effort against the Salt Lake City Stars (Jazz) Wednesday at the Lifetime Activities Center. The Hustle won the regular season series between the clubs 2-1.

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The Memphis Hustle NBA G League basketball team wraps up a three-game road trip Thursday night in Reno, Nev., meeting the Bighorns before returning home to meet the Northern Arizona Suns on New Year’s Eve afternoon.

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The Mississippi RiverKings will look to salvage one game of the most-recent set of three consecutive contests against the top team in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Friday night, when the Pensacola Ice Flyers return to the Landers Center in Southaven for a 7 p.m. face-off. It…

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Liberty University freshman Ashtyn Baker (with basketball) drives for the basket in an early-season game against Michigan. Baker, a product of Northpoint Christian School, Wednesday was named Freshman of the Week by the Big South Conference. Baker scored 20 points and dished out five assists…

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The Memphis Hustle snapped its three-game losing streak with a 131-115 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Christmas Day at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., marking the team's second largest margin of victory this season. The Hustle led by as many as 30, its largest of the season.

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It will be Christmas in South Dakota for the Memphis Hustle (Grizzlies) Monday night, playing the Miami Heat's NBA G League affiliate team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, in the first of three road games that will also include stops in Salt Lake City (Jazz) on Wednesday and in Reno (Kings) Thursd…

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They were part of a football team that brought Northpoint Christian School within one victory of a Tennessee state high school championship and an undefeated season, followed by two years together as part of a successful Itawamba Community College football team.

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The Memphis Hustle NBA G League team wrapped up another West Coast visit Sunday with a 137-132 loss to the South Bay Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. and Wednesday will conclude its current road trip with another meeting with the Iowa Wolves (Timberwolves), this time in Des Moines, Iowa.

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* Former DeSoto Central baseball standout Dallas Woolfolk has been tabbed a third-team pre-season All-American by Baseball America. The junior right-handed pitcher for the Ole Miss Rebels is tied for sixth on the Rebels’ all-time career saves list with 13. Woolfolk helped the Jaguars to a st…

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Northpoint Christian School senior Peyton Miller signs a scholarship offer to attend and play golf at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson. Miller competed in the Tennessee Division II-AA West Region golf meet and was one stroke away from qualifying for the state meet this fall. From l…

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Former Northpoint Christian School basketball standout Ashtyn Baker drives on her Michigan opponent during a game for Liberty University. The 3-5 Flames play host to Shippensburg this Saturday with Baker as team captain in just her first year. Baker is averaging 6.9 points per game and has s…

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