Water Valley’s Taylor King and Lafayette’s Luke Stanley were two of the 18 players selected to play in the State Games of Mississippi. King and Stanley made the District 2 team after faring well in a tryout held at Northwest Mississippi Community College this past week. Other members of the team include Hernando’s Josh Brown, Scott Pala, Drew Rutledge and Caleb Goff, North Delta’s Bailey Guckert and Luke Latham, Magnolia Heights’ Jack Smith and Jacob Billingsley, South Panola’s Andrew Horn and Hunter Durham, Bruce’s Jay King and Chase Clark, Center Hill’s Colton Sutton, DeSoto Central’s Dominik Carlini and Tunica Academy’s Branon Holms. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette infielder Josh Mills and head coach Greg Lewis took part in Saturday’s Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star game played at Pearl’s Trustmark Park. Mills was a member of the North squad in the 4-5-6A game that the South won 12-11. Mills went 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate and also recorded a stolen base. Lewis, who served as a co-head coach with Lewisburg’s Rusty Cagle, said Mills played third base during his time in the field and that the overall experience was a good one. Lewis added he liked being around the players that were headed to the next level to play college ball. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
Xaver Martin’s three-run triple in the bottom of the fourth inning helped lift the 11-12 year-old Smith Building Supply Red Sox to a 12-11 win over the Smoothie King Phillies in Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action on Thursday night. In other games from FNC Park, the 11-12 Old Taylor Antiques Giants beat the Oxford Dental Cardinals 10-2. In the 9-year-old league, the Davis Logistics Yankees edged the Larson’s Big Star Phillies 13-12, while the Hinton & Hinton Cubs edged the Holcomb & Dunbar Cardinals 11-10. In the 13-14 league, the Braves beat the Mississippi Auto Arms Twins 9-2, while the Farese Family Dental Brewers doubled up the Oxford Eye Clinic Rangers 16-8. (June 3, 2011, Page 6A)
DESTIN, Fla. (AP)—Football dominates talk at the SEC meetings, but there is plenty of basketball news on the agenda, too.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier has a plan to pay football players — and it wouldn’t cost schools or conferences a dime.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The hottest topic at the Southeastern Conference’s annual meetings has nothing to do with national championships or NCAA violations. It has to do with what league Commissioner Mike Slive calls “fundamental fairness” to recruits. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 2B)
A total of 20 incoming Rebel freshmen from various sports are already on campus, as they are enrolled in first summer term which began today.
ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Cardinals placed one of the National League’s top winners on the disabled list, and expect the league’s best hitter to go on the DL, too.
Kyle McClellan, who is 6-2 with a 3.86 ERA in his first year in the rotation, strained a hip flexor muscle in the first inning Monday against San Francisco when he landed awkwardly. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 4B)
The National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA) has named Glen Waddle, Ole Miss’ P.A. announcer, as its 2010-2011 NCAA P.A. Announcer of the Year. The NASPAA P.A. Announcer of the Year Awards Program provides an opportunity for high school, junior college, NAIA and NCAA P.A. announcers to be recognized. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 4B)
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