Scores from Saturday, April 19

Baseball
DeSoto Central 7, Tupelo 0
Pontotoc 7, TCPS 3
Booneville 8, Baldwyn 1
Oxford 14, Tishomingo County 11
Itawamba AHS 4, New Albany 1
Nettleton 5, Caledonia 3
North Pontotoc 13, Amory 3
Hatley 12, Tremont 2
Alcorn Central 13, Pine Grove 3

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From today’s pages … April 19

@brandonspeck

Booneville beat Alcorn Central 15-5 Saturday, but the Lady Devils are still short of the playoffs. Regulars Mooreville and Nettleton? Again already awaiting their playoff comers. I talked with Booneville coach Jeremy Reece about trying to reach those heights. Here’s the story.

Tupelo got a playoff baseball test from Madison Central. Kyle Alford was there.

From Friday’s Prep Page, Smithville’s softball team well remembers last season’s North finals loss. Talked with Jeremy Duke about that and is chances at a second fast pitch title.

North teams garnered archery titles this week . @GenePhelps talked with them.

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Scores from Friday, April 18

Baseball
Madison Central 8, Tupelo 7
Oxford 4, Saltillo 2
TCPS 9, Houlka 2
Starkville 9, Houston 3
Thrasher 6, Falkner 2
West Lauderdale 8, Houston 0
Alcorn Central 14, Thrasher 4

Softball
Booneville 15, Alcorn Central 5

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Scores from Thursday, April 17

Baseball
Itawamba AHS 2, Corinth 0
Mooreville 5, Nettleton 4
Tishomingo Co. 14-2, Shannon 4-1
West Union 7, Potts Camp 0
Saltillo 4, West Point 0
Smithville 4, Hamilton 2
Falkner 9, Pine Grove 1
New Albany 6, Ripley 5
Baldwyn 16, Hatley 7
TCPS 5, Vardaman 3

Softball
Jumpertown 7, Wheeler 6
Kossuth 5, Mooreville 3
Baldwyn 2, East Union 0
Hamilton 16, Vardaman 0
West Union 5, Myrtle 1
Hatley 10, Walnut 1

Golf
Region 2-6A tournament
at Mississippi State
Boys
Desoto Central 293, Tupelo 294, Hernando 325.
Tupelo: Hayden Buckley 72, Kirk Reeder 72, Austin Rose 73, Miles Johnson 77, Blake Harris 84.
Girls
Tupelo 187, Starkville 226.
Tupelo: Michaela Bryan 91, Margaret Hill 96.

Division 1-4A Tournament
at Shiloh Ridge
Boys
Corinth 323, Amory 333, Pontotoc 371, Ripley 404, Itawamba 411, Tishomingo County 457.
Corinth: Curtis Dillinger 76, Noah McQueen 79, Kyle Webb 80, Bryant Carlton 88.
Amory: Will Thompson 81, Ty Young 83, Hayden Minich 84, Cameron Koehn 85.
Pontotoc: Denver Russell (medalist) 70, A.J. Martin 98, Nolan Stafford 100, Guy Logan Grubbs 103.
Ripley: Owen Childs 94, Brady Lewellen 98, H. Harrison 100, H. Swords 112.
Itawamba AHS: B. West 92, H. Clayton 92, B. Briggs 110, C. Petre 117.
Tishomingo County: T. Smith 101, J. Murphy 102, D. Whitlock 105, D. Meador 149.

Region 2-2A tournament
at Eupora CC
Boys
Calhoun City 336, Bruce 387, East Webster 390.
Calhoun City: Noah Hill 80, Coleman Suber 84, Jacob Ruth 86, Peyton Suber 86, Cole Gary 105.
Bruce: Cameron Clarke 71 (medalist), Casey Vance 80, Austin Winter 117, Barrett Box 119, Bradley Dorris 140.
East Webster: Tyler Cosby 93, Colby Williamson 98, Justin Hightower 98, Greg Callahan 101, Nathaniel South 105.
Notes: Calhoun City advances to state tournament. Cameron Clarke and Casey Vance qualified individually.

region 2-2A Tournament
at Shiloh Ridge
Girls
Itawamba AHS 233, Pontotoc 235, Saltillo 261, Tishomingo County 316.
Medalist: Carlee Nanney (IAHS) 83; Runner-up: Courtney Cravin, (Corinth) 92.

Region 1-1A tournament
at Shiloh Ridge, Corinth
Girls
Kossuth 206, Walnut 227, Falkner 271.
Kossuth: Shelbi Barnes (medalist) 99,  Shelby Phillips 107, Alyssa Trulove 108.
Walnut: Hadley Wilbanks 109 Elizabeth Franz 118, Rosalyn Nabors 124.
Falkner: Madison Street 134 Molly McDowell 137, Alexa Glissen-144.
Notes: Kossuth and Walnut qualify for state tournament.

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Scores from Wednesday, April 16

Baseball
Tupelo 4, Hernando 2
Kossuth 7, Belmont 5

Softball
Hatley 9, East Union 2
New Hope 3, Saltillo 1
Jumpertown 18, Pine Grove 12
Mooreville 5, Alcorn Central 0

Golf
Region 2-1A tournament
at Big Oaks GC
Boys
TCPS 366, Hamilton 389, Smithville 405.
TCPS: Parker Brooks 80, Carter Trousdale 91, Garrett Scott 96, Rob Pillow 99, Joseph Berry 111.
Hamilton: Stone Tipton 86, Jacob Jackson 91, Mark Tipton 92, Tucker Welch 120, Ethan Holly 145.
Smithville: Mitch Carrol 95, Dillon Colburn 95, Tanner Palmer 101, Drew Cox 114.
Vardaman: Brandon Walker (medalist) 74.

Girls
TCPS 231
TCPS: Emme Riley 113, Samantha Turba 118, Camille Blaylock 137.
Notes: Both TCPS teams advance to state tournament.

Region 1-2A Tournament
at Natchez Trace GC
Baldwyn 308, Walnut 402, Mantachie 446, Hatley 460, New Site 482.
Baldwyn: Tucker Jenkins (co-medalist) 74, Jacob Dixon (co-medalist) 74, Clayton Gray 77, Cason Collins 83, Garrett Gray 86.
Walnut: Ty Huffman 90, Jake Rogers 96, Eli Glissen 107, Shawn Thornton 109, Johnny Gilmore 136.
Mantachie: Dustin Carrell 99, Austin Byrd 110, Chris Bruff 112, Gabe Reeves 125, Clint Kelly 136.
Hatley: Kyle Smith 108, Drew Stanford 116, Walton Harris 117, Drake Porter 119, Blake Elkin 121.
New Site: John Michael Jackson 101, J.D. Rogers 116, Travis Hester 124, Ethan Hutchinson 141.
Notes: Baldwyn won its 6th consecutive region championship and will host Class 2A state tournament April 30-May 1 at Natchez Trace Golf Course.

Region 1-3A tournament
Booneville 329, Kossuth 362, Belmont 369.
Booneville: Tate Dickerson 77 Preston Jones 83 Dakota Dillingham 84 Austin Lauderdale 85 Alex Floyd 91.
Kossuth: Jack Kather 80 Luke Lyles 91Jake Hardin 92 Nick Crump 99 Jacob Meeks 99.
Belmont: Ken Waddell 80 Hunter Lucas 90 Chase Shumaker 98 Cory Hogan 101 Logan Witcher 106.
Alcorn Central: Alex Tull (medalist) 72.
Notes: Booneville and Kossuth advance to state tournament.

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Scores from Tuesday, April 15

Baseball
Hernando 5, Tupelo 0
New Hope 4, Oxford 2
North Pontotoc 14, Booneville 9
East Union 7, New Site 0
Thrasher 4, Pine Grove 0
West Union 16, Blue Mountain 0
Myrtle 14, Hickory Flat 4
Pontotoc 5, Amory 4
Ripley 5, New Albany 4

Softball
Baldwyn 14, Hatley 4
West Union 3, Myrtle 0
Mooreville 14, Belmont 4
Amory 3, Itawamba AHS 1
South Pontotoc 10, Louisville 6

Golf
region 2-2A Tournament
at Oaks CC, New Albany
Girls
New Albany 189, Lewisburg 208, Lake Cormorant 251, Center Hill 275, Greenwood 324.
New Albany: Lenzi Sanderson (district champion) 94, Lauren Dunlap 95, Lucy Martin 99.

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Scores from Saturday, April 12

Baseball
Tupelo 2, Itawamba AHS 0
Tupelo 1, Belmont 0
North Pontotoc 10, Mantachie 0
North Pontotoc 14, East Webster 4
Hatley 9, Amory 1
Amory 10, Saltillo 3
Saltillo 7, Booneville 1
Ripley 7, Myrtle 6
Nettleton 3, Baldwyn 1
Mooreville 7, Smithville 6
Alcorn Central 11, Tishomingo Co. 8
Houston 8, Starkville 2
Thrasher 13, New Site 2

Softball
North Pontotoc 7, Smithville 1
Jumpertown 13, Falkner 2
Mooreville 11, Tupelo 1
Mooreville 15, Corinth 4

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Scores from Friday, April 11

Baseball
Grenada 4, Tupelo 3
Pine Grove 10, Wheeler 2
West Union 10, Hickory Flat 0
Itawamba AHS 15, Shannon 5
Itawamba AHS 9-3, Shannon 3-2
Pontotoc 3, Tishomingo Co. 2
TCPS 4, Hamilton 0
Mooreville 7, Alcorn Central 2
Kossuth 7, Belmont 6
New Albany 8, Lafayette 7
Smithville 9, South Pontotoc 1

Softball
Baldwyn 8, Booneville 4
South Pontotoc 7, New Albany 2
Hamilton 6, Hatley 0
Falkner 7, Pine Grove 5
Nettleton 10, Louisville 0
Itawamba AHS 4, Amory 1
Itawamba AHS 6, Alcorn Central 2

Tennis
Division 2-4A tournament
New Albany 7, Corinth 0
Boys singles: Mark Robbins d. Dalton Reeves 6-0, 6-0.
Girls singles: Morris Kelly Clayton d. Stephanie Jones 6-1, 6-2.
Boys doubles: Michael Crotts-Parker Nail d. Reid Thompson-Rhett Robinson 6-0, 6-0; Trace Thompson-Christopher Shands d. Brandon Nhek-Josh Williams 6-1, 6-0.
Girls doubles: Hannah Anderson-Quinshay Perkins d. Shelby McClain-Madison Mayhall 7-5, 7-5; Meghan Van-Katie Davis d. Katie Hurt-Avery Shappley 6-1, 6-0.
Mixed doubles: Darby Mills-Roberto Valadez d. Andy Clausel-Madison Bickert 6-0, 6-0.

Division 2-6a Tournament
Boys singles
Champion: Sebastian Rios (Tupelo); Runner-up: Hunter Logan (Grenada)
Girls singles
Champion: Abby Vance (Grenada); Runner-up: Katie Burrall (Hernando)
Boys doubles
Champions: Mitchell Ostrander/Andrew Hildenbrand (Tupelo); Runner-up: Hogan Harrington/Eric Huey (Tupelo)
Girls doubles
Champions: Sarah Lambert Hollingsworth/Jessie Nabors (Tupelo); Runner-up: Megan Ware/Briley Kate Chrisman (Tupelo)
Mixed doubles
Champions: Robert Thomp-son/Emily Carter (Tupelo); Runner Up: Daniel White/Annabelle Johnson (Hernando)
Notes: All players (champions and runners up) advance to MHSAA State Championships May 1-2.

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Scores from Thursday, April 10

Baseball
Tupelo 7, South Panola 3
Smithville 6, TCPS 2
East Union 7, Mantachie 3
Hatley 7, Walnut 2
North Pontotoc 5, Alcorn Central 0
Tremont 10, Biggersville 3
East Webster 5, Calhoun City 4
Houston 12, Kosciusko 2
West Union 13, Pine Grove 3
Hickory Flat 7, Ingomar 5
Ripley 8, Senatobia 6
Mooreville 7, Kossuth 5
Amory 7, Corinth 1

Softball
Smithville 9, Vardaman 0
Jumpertown 11, Biggersville 10
Amory 3, Tishomingo Co. 2
East Union 10, Walnut 1
East Union 10, Ingomar 4
Pontotoc 3, Itawamba AHS 2
North Pontotoc 15, Louisville 5

Golf
At Tupelo CC
Tupelo 308, Lewisburg 316, Tupelo Blue 324, Jackson Academy 324, Pillow Academy 325, Oak Hill Academy 326, Heritage Academy 332, Starkville Academy 354, Corinth 361, New Albany 381.
Boys
Tupelo: Austin Rose (medalist) 72, Hayden Buckley 75, Blake Harris 78, Miles Johnson 83.
Lewisburg: Scott Henley 75, Parker Sewell 76, Alex Gullett 82, Shange Outlaw 83.
Tupelo Blue: Kirk Reeder 77, Miles Roy 78, Davis Arthur 84, Walker Clayton 85.
Jackson Academy: Conner Beth Ball 77, Jack Gnam 81, Wilson Furr 81, Ray Stevens 85.
Pillow Academy: Steve Pannell 73, Kathleen Gallagher (girls medalist) 76, Cooper Dunn 86, Dillon Ussery 90.
Oak Hill Academy: Chase Nash 75, Hunter Atkins 79,  Blake Henley 81, Paxton Trull 91.
Heritage Academy: Austin Fitch 78, Dalton Ford 82, Moak Griffin 83, Douglas Kilarski 89.
Starkville Academy: Alex Bedwell 80, Wyatt Allen 84, Will Holley 93, Griffin Little 97.
Corinth: Noah McQueen 85, Curtis Dillinger 87, Jake Burns 94, Ethan Bain 95.
New Albany: Will Robbins 88, Dalton Hall 93, Zachary McDonald 93, Dean Garrett 100, Austin Heard 100.
Individual: C.J. Easley, South Panola, 81.

Girls
New Albany 182, Tupelo 186, Itawamba AHS 202, Lewisburg 209.
New Albany: Lauren Dunlap 88, Lucy Martin 94.
Tupelo: Michaela Bryan 86, Margaret Hill 100.
Itawamba AHS: Carlee Nanney 81, Hayleigh Pierce 121.
Lewisburg: Jordan Galtelli 103, Caitlin Luke 104.
Corinth: Courtney Cravin 89.

at Lake Caroline GC, Madison
Madison Central 296, Jackson Prep 303, Germantown 303, Baldwyn 311, Northwest Rankin 314, Lamar Aca. 333, St. Andrews 353, Warren Central 356, Simpson Aca. 366.
Baldwyn: Jacob Dixon (medalist) 70, Clayton Gray 77, Tucker Jenkins 82, Cason Collins 82, Garrett Gray 90.

at Eupora CC
Calhoun City 338, Bruce 360, East Webster 387.
Calhoun City: Noah Hill 79, Jacob Ruth 80, Coleman Suber 87, Cole Gary 92, Peyton Suber 94
Bruce: Cameron Clarke (medalist) 75, Casey Vance 85, Austin Winter 99, Barrett Box 101, Bradley Dorris 118.

Boys
Amory 160, Hamilton 181, Hatley 218
Amory: Will Thompson (co-medalist) 39, Cameron Koehn (co-medalist) 39, Ty Young 40, Hayden Minich 42, Tyler Morgan 47.
Hamilton: Mark Tipton 42, Jacob Jackson 45, Stone Tipton 45, Tucker Welch 49, Ethan Holley 67.
Hatley:  Kyle Smith 53, Walt Harris 54, Drake Porter 54, Dru Stanford 57, Blake Elkin 57.
Smithville: Mitch Carrol 45, Dylan Colburn 49, Drew Cox 62.

Girls
Amory: Karli Knox (medalist) 44.
Hamilton: Icei Cockerham 67.

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Scores from Wednesday, April 9

Baseball
Baldwyn 11, New Site 1
Belmont 10, Booneville 0

Softball
South Pontotoc 14, Calhoun City 4

Tennis
Division 2-4A Finals
Boys singles: Mark Robbins (New Albany) d. Nathan Hollis (Lafayette) 6-3, 6-2.
Girls singles: Morris Kelly Clayton (New Albany) d. Sadie Wilson (Lafayette) 6-1,6-0.
Girls doubles: Hannah Anderson-Quinshay Perkins (New Albany) d. Pickett-Northern (Rosa Fort) 6-0, 6-0; Katie Davis-Meghan Van (New Albany) d. Sallis-Reed (Lafayette) 6-0, 6-2.
Boys doubles: Trace Thompson-Christopher Shands (New Albany) d.Fox-Graves (Ripley) 6-0, 6-0; Michael Crotts-Parker Nail (New Albany) d. Reed-Knight (Lafayette) 6-1, 6-2.
Mixed doubles: Roberto Valadez-Darby Mills (New Albany) d. Odom-Arrington (Lafayette) 6-0, 6-0.

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Not taking a side, Hill says MHSAA change is needed

@brandonspeck

Retiring Baldwyn superintendent and District I executive committee president Ronnie Hill isn’t accusing the Mississippi High School Activities Association of purposely manipulating games in the state tournament. He isn’t taking a side, but he does say things that are being done have given people that impression and steps need to be taken to prevent this situation from happening in the future.

Four referees from at least two games in the last two seasons say they were told to protect certain star players from foul calls.

The MHSAA has admitted sending people, including assistant director of athletics Robert Holloway, into the halftime room of officials at various events, but says it does so to give direction – praise and correction. Referees say the messages are clearly directed at certain players and they are being specifically advised on particular players.

MHSAA executive director Don Hinton and Holloway deny the allegations. One official took offense to the denial.

“Their comment of them not coming in there and not saying what they said, him saying it’s not true is a lie,” the referee said of Hinton. “It’s just a lie. Point blank, it’s a lie.”

Hill said it apparently is a common practice in Central and South Mississippi to give guidance at halftimes. It’s not in North Mississippi. That’s why Hill and three other District I executive committee members met with Hinton last week to discuss the matter. Two committee members in the South were also present at the meeting.

The executive committee has a regularly scheduled meeting today, where the topic, although not likely on the agenda is expected to discussed.

“If you need to address officials and say ‘Guys, get this under control,’ do it,” Hill said. “But let’s eliminate the middle man and there’s no need to mention numbers.”

More in Thursday’s #DJournal

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MHSAA’s Holloway denies allegations

@brandonspeck

Two more Mississippi high school referees are speaking out, confirming the claims of two other officials that the Mississippi High School Activities Association told them during last month’s state basketball tournament to protect certain star players.

Two referees who spoke out last week didn’t know the name of the person they say entered their halftime room and delivered a message that the three-man crew do a better job of making sure a certain player stayed on the floor and not foul out or get too hassled on defense.

Monday, two referees named MHSAA assistant director of athletics Robert Holloway and a man they identify as “Randy” as the two who told them to look out for certain players during the 2013 tournament.

“He came in the dressing room at halftime and said, ‘Did we figure out who the best players on the floor were?’ We all looked at each other. He said, ‘Well, I believe they got three fouls.’ He said we as officials need to try our best to keep the best players in the game, if at all possible,” the referee said.

The referee said the man said he understood if it was a hard foul and couldn’t be avoided.

A second referee in the same game confirmed the meeting and said the two men didn’t come right out and say to give the star special treatment, but the referee said it was implied.

“They asked the question, ‘Have y’all figured out who the best player is?’ We said yeah. He said, ‘Y’all need to make sure she doesn’t pick up a cheap foul to start the second half.’”

The referee said he and his crew should be able to not make contact calls that didn’t affect a shot or a pass or give an advantage to one team. However…

“The problem I have, I think good officials can manage the game,” he said. “But when they’re implying that basically we need to overlook calls, I’ve got a problem with that. Because what we’ve now done is we’ve gone from managing the game to manipulating the game.”

Holloway denied the implication.

Read what Holloway had to say, here at #DJournal.com.

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