The appeal to get closer to his family and rejoin a former friend and mentor in the process is why Richy Harrelson is headed back to Northeast Mississippi Community College later this summer.
The former Ole Miss Rebel and head baseball coach at Lafayette High is returning to his college coaching roots in Booneville on Aug. 1 to become an assistant again under his former boss, Kent Ferris, at NECC. (more…) (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
Former Lafayette High standouts Matt and Kyle Webb collaborated with another former Commodore, Justin Smith, in a 5-3 win for the Tallahatchie Rascals over the Tupelo Thunder in Cotton States Baseball League action on Thursday night. Matt Webb and Kyle Webb each had a single in the win, with Matt Webb driving in a run. Smith had two hits and scored a run. Another former Commodore, Josh Mills, scored a run and a hit for the Thunder. (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
Former Lafayette Commodore Cody Gray scored a run for the Golden Triangle Jets in their 9-7 win over the Dealers on Tuesday night at the New Albany Sportsplex. Another former area player, Water Valley’s Walt McCullough, collected a single, RBI and scored a run for the Dealers. Former LHS standout Luke McCullough played center field for the Dealers. (June 15, 2011, Page 9)
Former area players helped lead the North Delta Dealers and the Tippah County Tribe to wins in the Cotton States Baseball League on Sunday night in New Albany.
Thursday’s crosstown doubleheader between Oxford and Lafayette’s baseball teams provided plenty of positives and learning experiences for the two squads involved.
Tuesday proved to be a busy evening at Lafayette High School.
Not only were each of the five baseball and softball teams filled with underclassmen looking to make their mark and get their shot at starting, but the Water Valley and Lafayette softball teams were also under the direction of new head coaches in Casey Clouse and Katie Moore respectively. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 7A)
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)
A focused approach that started this past summer made Oxford High baseball player Zac Barber the most important player on the field for the Chargers this season.
For a team that had several good high school players on the roster but nobody that was headed to play at the Division I level next season, Barber was able to carry the Chargers to an unexpected 19-12 overall record and a spot in the Class 5A North Half title series. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 1B)