Water Valley’s search for a new boys basketball coach is coming to an end.
A pool of applicants has been narrowed to a group of five finalists who have been going through interviews for the last two weeks, Water Valley athletic director Trey Allman said. A hire could be made shortly after the holiday weekend. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)
Oxford High School handed out their annual Hasselman award at the end of the school year and for the second time in the award’s history there was a tie. Ethan Holmes and Kendall Jenkins finished in a deadlock after votes were tallied in the boys category. There was not as much drama when votes were counted for the girls award as Brandy Batoon won it. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — For the first time in five years, a male student-athlete has been chosen as the recipient of Ferris State Athletics’ Jimmy Swears Courage Award. Senior Will Huntington of the Bulldog men’s tennis program was chosen as the honoree of the prestigious award for the recently-completed 2013-14 campaign. (July 2, 2014, Page 6)
With just one senior on last season’s roster and five signees reporting to campus this summer, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team had some work to do to get in line with the NCAA-mandated 13-man scholarship limit for next season.
That work is done. (July 1, 2014, Page 8)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — SEC champion. NCAA champion. And now, USA champion.
Sam Kendricks capped off his remarkable junior year of college with his first career USA title Sunday, winning the men’s pole vault with a season-best height of 18-10.25 at the USA Track & Field Championships. (June 30, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss head women’s golf coach Michele Drinkard announced on Thursday that Madisen Bentley will join the team for the 2014-15 season. Bentley comes to Ole Miss after spending her freshman season at Portland State. Bentley joins Sofia Idoyaga as newcomers for the 2014-15 season. (June 27, 2014, Page 6A)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss announced on Monday that BL Harbert International has been awarded the $68.9 million contract to build the new Ole Miss Arena. The approximately 230,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin construction immediately. (June 25, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss head softball coach Mike Smith rounded out his coaching staff Tuesday by naming Sharon Palma as the team’s assistant coach and pitching coach. The former professional pitcher of the Carolina Diamonds in the National Pro Fastpitch League was an assistant coach at Florida International for the 2014 season. (June 25, 2014, Page 6)
After racking up Southeastern Conference and NCAA titles, Ole Miss pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is looking to add one more accolade this year: USA champion. Kendricks will be competing at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., this weekend. (June 24, 2014, Page 8)
John Gatlin hasn’t pitched in a game since he was in junior college. But that’s exactly what the Houston Astros want the Ole Miss senior to do.
Gatlin signed a free agent contract with the Astros on Monday as a pitcher. He will report to the Astros’ rookie team in the Gulf Coast League in Florida later this week. (June 24, 2014, Page 8)
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