Having posted a 140-193 record over the last five seasons, and most recently a 14-39 mark, it was obvious the next coach of the Ole Miss softball program needed to be one that had experience building a program.
With an eye toward that exact need, Ole Miss announced Thursday that it has hired Windy Thees as its next head coach. Thees doesn’t have to travel far, having spent the last six years at Memphis. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 8A)
After being hit just below his right eye in his first game for the Haymarket Senators of the Valley League summer league, he’s fortunate to still have his eyesight — and, frankly, to be alive.
After having numerous reconstructive surgeries, Snyder is fortunate he can once again step into a batter’s box — he did so for the first time since June 4 on Wednesday, although, at his mother’s insistence, he’s wearing a partial shield to protect his face from future errant throws.
And, after all that he has gone through, he’s fortunate his dream of playing professional baseball is still alive. (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
June 7 was one of the most exciting days in Michael Reed’s young baseball career.
Having been drafted in the fifth round by the Milwaukee Brewers, Reed was openly excited about the opportunity to turn pro and fulfill what is a dream of high school baseball players from coast to coast. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Thees, who spent the last six seasons at Memphis, replaces Missy Dickerson. (more…) (June 30, 2011)
The good news keeps coming for the Ole Miss football team. Joining recent qualifiers Tobias Singleton and Jamal Mosley is South Panola All-American Nick Brassell.
According to RebelGrove.com and The Ole Miss Spirit, Brassell received news on Wednesday that he has achieved a qualifying ACT score and is enrolled in Ole Miss’ second summer session. (more…) (June 30, 2011, Page 6)
Former standout Madison Central receiver Tobias Singleton confirmed via text message Monday evening that he has qualified to enroll at Ole Miss with an ACT score of 24.
NEW ALBANY — Ole Miss’ Jimel Judon looks like a completely different batter on the diamond of the New Albany Sportsplex this summer.
Judon’s stance is the same, but his production certainly is not.
After recording just two hits in 36 at-bats last summer for the Tallahatchie Rascals of the Cotton States Baseball League, the former Myrtle standout is hitting .400 — good enough for third amongst league regulars — through nine games this season. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
It’s been quite a busy week for several Ole Miss verbal commitments and one high-ranked recruit.
This past week commitments Gavin Cecchini and Stryker Trahan, and big-time pitcher Ty Hensley, took part in the Tournament of Stars baseball tournament, held at Thomas Brooks Park, Team USA’s training complex in Cary, N.C. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ole Miss All-American and NCAA Champion Brittney Reese continued her dominance at the highest levels of the track and field world when she won the long jump title on the final day of the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships Sunday.
The Gulfport native won her fourth straight U.S. long jump championship with a career-best leap of 7.19 meters (23 feet-7.25 inches) on her final attempt. Her jump is the longest in the world this year by a wide margin and beat the next closest competitor on Sunday by nearly a foot. Reese is the two-defending world champion in the event. (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
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