The Silver Sluggers were the runners up in the 10 year old division of the USSSA State Tournament held in Flowood June 21-24. Team members are (bottom row, from left to right) Evan Scott, Payne Hobbs, Lawes McCool, Peyton Killebrew, Caleb Smith, Treadwell Kennedy, (back) Noah Burton, Cody Holmes, Wade Smith, Noah Woodard and Hatten Winstead. Coaches are Arvid Woodard, Robert Killebrew and Michael McCool.
The Yazoo 7-year-old All Star team competed in the Dixie Youth Regional Tournament held at Grove Park this past weekend. They finished in second place and are headed to the State Tournament in Laurel on July 6. Team members are (bottom row, from left to right) John Henry Winstead, Christoper Rankin, Blake Davis, Connor Counts, Kemp Black, (back row) Aubrey Pierce, Blake Granderson, Bates Cader, Trace Dearman, Reed Miller, Reed Roberts, Charlie Appleton. Coaches are Josh Miller, Wes Appleton, Grae Roberts and Gary Counts.
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The St. Stephen United Methodist Church recently held its 1st annual golf tournament at the Yazoo Country Club. Two teams tied with the lowest score at the end of the day. Those teams were Willie Richardson, Bonnie Bunch Glover and Ed Davis, and Marvin Terrell, Ed McDonald, Rev. Bill Poole and Jimmy Hodges. The putt-off winner was Randal Lewis. The closest to the pin winner was McDonald. Robert Bradley won the longest drive contest. The tournament directors were Wardell Leach, John Wallace and Rev. Rachel Pitts.
St. Stephen United Methodist Church would like to thank all of its sponsors and participants including, Bank of Yazoo, Dade’s Market, Delta Ace Hardware, Gateway Tires, Tougaloo Alumni Club, Simmons Tires, King Solomon MB Church, First United Methodist Church, Mayor MacArthur Straughter, Sheriff Jacob Sheriff, Shirley Knight, Nelson Tate, Clarence Allen, Dave Collins, Cass Pennington, Alfred Rankins, Terry Haynes, Claude Courtney, Bonnie Bunch Glover, Willie Richardson, Ed Davis, Henry Campbell, Andrew Day, Johnny Staples, Randal Lewis, Jerry Hendrix, attorney Ed Peyton, Robert Braddy, Bennie Tillman, Ed Harris, Louis Ingram, Gerald Woolfolk, Arthur Davis, Steve Roark, Bobby Barton, Rev. Thaddeus Williams, Rev. Bill Poole, Edmondo Stamps, Jimmy Hodges, Marvin Terrell, Tony Woolfolk, Hubert Owens, James Young, Fred Jones and Mildred Brown.
Annie Peaster, who was second on the team with 15 goals and 12 assists, will return for her senior season with a new head coach, Casey Jacobs. By TAYLOR MITCHELL
It’s one of the few undeniable truths about sports, but one that is inescapable.
Coaches change often for a variety of reasons and Manchester Academy is no stranger to searching for a new head coach of a sport.
The past few months for Manchester headmaster Bryan Dendy have involved searching for a new boys high school basketball head coach and head girls soccer coach. As the calendar turns to July, and the final month before games begin, Manchester has filled both positions.
Casey Jacobs, a teacher at Manchester, has been hired as the interim soccer coach and Jimmy McGregor has also been hired as the boys basketball coach.
“We are very pleased to have Jimmy McGregor. He is an experienced coach with over 30 years of experience,” Dendy said. “Coach Jacobs has been hired on an interim basis. She’s done the practices and has worked with the girls all summer long. Right now, she will be coaching the games in the fall.”
Jacobs takes over a soccer team that is bursting at the seams with talent, despite losing two of its top three scorers in Kristen Morris and Maggie Hughes. The Lady Mavs advanced the state semi finals in 2011 after finishing the regular season at 14-2.
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