Area Sports

Little returns home to coach Kirk

By CHUCK HATHCOCK         Sports Editor     Passionate and emotional. Those may be best words to describe new Kirk Academy football coach Jason Little. It was those qualities that caught KA Headmaster Dr. Randy Poss’ eye during the interview process. “Coach Little’s passion was the determining factor in making the hire,” Poss said. “He is…

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Children’s fishing rodeo cancelled

Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters announced Thursday that the children’s fishing rodeo has been cancelled. It was suppose to be held at the North end of Grenada Lake, but impending bad weather forced officials to cancel the event. However, the Mississippi State championship will still take place. Fishermen will fish 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. both Friday…

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Burnett, Higginbotham win crappie tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Nearly ideal conditions greeted fishermen from across the South Saturday as the Magnolia Crappie Club hosted a tournament at Grenada Lake. When the day was done, the team of Bill Burnett of West Memphis, Ark., and Michael Higginbotham emerged as the winner. They caught the maximum of five fish and…

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Raiderettes come up short against JA

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor CLINTON – Twenty-nine years ago in 1988, Amy Carroll Denley helped her team to an Academy Overall  Tournament title as a player. Saturday, she had an opportunity to coach her alma mater to an Overall Tournament title at Mississippi College against defending champion Jackson Academy. Both teams brought 39 wins…

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Kirk Loses

Kirk  lost to Jackson Academy today 52 to 39, placing second in the contest for overall best of all classes. The Raiderettes end the season with 39 wins and 4 losses.

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Kirk Wins Again!

The Kirk Academy Raiderettes will face either Jackson Academy or Marshall Academy for the State Overall Championship Saturday, at 1 p.m., in Clinton, after defeating Parklane 57 to 40 this afternoon.

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GHS honors football team at banquet

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada High School football Chargers were recently honored with their annual banquet. GHS finished the 2016 season with a 9-3 mark, losing in the opening round of the Class 5A Playoffs. The 2016-17 senior class finished their career with 28 victories and three playoff appearances. Awards were given for…

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Raiderettes move to semifinals

The Kirk Academy Raiderettes improved to 38-3 overall with a 50-36 win over East Rankin in the quarterfinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Basketball Tournament. With the win, KA will face Parklane Academy of McComb in the semifinals Friday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Miss. College in Clinton. Delta…

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Raiderettes open Overall with win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Academy Raiderettes overcame a sluggish first period start Tuesday night, and cruised to a 65-26 win over Claiborne, La., in the opening round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Basketball Tournament in Clinton. With the win, Kirk improves to 37-3 on the season. They were scheduled…

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Kirk Wins

Final Score Kirk 60 East Rankin 46 Kirk to play Park Lane in Semi-Finals, Friday 1 p.m., in Clinton

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