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Cleveland 10s finish second at state


With their backs against the wall in the championship round of the Dixie Youth AAA State Baseball Tournament in St. Martin Tuesday, the Cleveland 10-year-old All-Stars had to defeat the Columbia All-Stars twice to win the state championship and advance to the Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton, N.C.

Cleveland won the first game of the day 10-5 but had a tough time in the next game as Columbia won 13-1 to win the AAA State Championship and earn the World Series bid. 

Cleveland 10s to battle for state title against Columbia


The Cleveland 10-year-old All-Stars have made an incredible run in the Dixie Youth AAA State Baseball Tournament in St. Martin.

Cleveland is 3-1 in the state tournament and will play Columbia in the title game tonight at 6 p.m. The winner will not only be the state champion but will go to the Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton, N.C. on Aug. 4-9. With Columbia being undefeated, Cleveland has to win twice tonight.

DSU swim teams have 14 earn All-American Scholar honors

Celina Batsel

The Delta State University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are showing that the pool isn’t the only place they shine as they’ve embraced the role of being student-athletes.

The women’s team, with a team grade-point-average of 3.52, is one of only 24 Division II women’s swimming teams to have a team grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher, while the men’s team, with an overall GPA of 3.01, is one of only 45 Division II men’s teams to have a 3.0 or higher GPA. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America recognized all teams that had a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Shannon named ABCA/Rawlings Division II Player of the Year

Delta State University first baseman Zack Shannon became the first player in NCAA Division II history to be named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings National Player of the Year in consecutive seasons, as announced by the organization on Tuesday. He becomes only the second player to garner the recognition two times at any level, joining Shawn Gilblair of Eastern Connecticut State (NCAA Division III), who won the award in 2007 and 2009.

Plans for Powe monument dedication underway

Monument 1

Plenty of progress has been made as far as the memorial marker for the late Sank Powe.

The memorial marker, which is a monument, arrived earlier this month and is currently positioned between the baseball and softball fields on the Cleveland Central High School campus. The baseball field is named Sank Powe Field.

MHSAA makes right call in eligibility ruling


Last week, I heard some news that made me give the Mississippi High School Activities Association a big thumbs up.

I was informed that the MHSAA notified the North Bolivar Consolidated School District that if the merger goes through between John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Mound Bayou and Broad Street High School in Shelby to form North Side High School, the athletic teams for the new school would be eligible for postseason play. Also, if the two schools stay, they will remain eligible for playoffs in 1A as well.

Johnson, Dorsey hired, teams eligible for postseason play

With the 2018-19 school year rapidly approaching, the biggest question mark is will there be the John F. Kennedy High School Hornets and the Broad Street High School Jaguars or will there be just one school with the North Side High School Gators?

In January, the North Bolivar Consolidated School District announced a merger between John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Mound Bayou and Broad Street High School in Shelby to form one school, which would be located in Shelby at the Broad Street High School facility. A group of Mound Bayou residents known as JFK United filed a suit to halt the merger. The court date for the injunction to cease the merger has been delayed multiple times with a new court date set for July 2.

What they're saying about Coach Ronnie Mayers at DSU

What they’re saying about Coach Ronnie Mayers

"Ronnie Mayers has given a lifetime of effort to his alma mater. Ronnie has always taken ownership in every aspect of his life. As student, faculty member, coach, father and athletic director, he has always represented himself and Delta State to the highest regard, but his commitment to family has always been his best attribute. I want to wish Ronnie, Karen and the family all the best in his retirement."

Dr. Kent Wyatt, President Emeritus

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