Area Sports

MHSAA says no decision on sports

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Members of the Grenada High School coaching staff weighed in on last week’s Mississippi High School Activities Association meeting concerning the status of sports for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. No plan was decided but members of the MHSAA Executive Committee discussed some options if the fall sports seasons can’t…

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Local teams practice around virus concerns

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Preparation for the 2020 high school football season continues for both the Grenada Chargers and Kirk Raiders. Offseason work was postponed due the Coronavirus pandemic that canceled the final nine weeks of the school year. Missing important time has put teams behind trying to get ready for the start of…

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Kirk grad receives promotion

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Living the dream. Any young coach, no matter the sport, sees himself as a head coach one day. Not many have the opportunity to lead a program in Mississippi’s highest class, Class 6A. For 2002 Kirk Academy graduate Mitchell Harville, his dream became reality recently. The son of Myra and…

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Kirk holds virtual athletic banquet

 By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy honored its athletes with a virtual banquet held recently. Athletes and cheerleaders in fall sports were honored. There were no awards given for spring sports, which had seasons cancelled. Winners were recognized but not present for the event. Cross Country Girls Most improved – Charley Rose; Raider Award…

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Phillips drafted by Ravens

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada NFL tree added fruit Friday night. Former GHS, East Mississippi CC and Miss. State standout Tyre Phillips got the call that will change his life. Phillips, who didn’t play football until his senior season in high school, will take his talents to the National Football League. The Baltimore…

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Kirk replaces Chandler with Pillow Assistant

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The GrenadaStar has learned that Kirk Academy has informed Head Football Coach Ken Chandler will not be retained for the 2020-2021 school year. Chandler was an assistant coach for a year at Kirk before taking over as head coach two years ago. In two seasons, the Raiders were 5-15. In…

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Chargers win tournament games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In what might possibly be the last two games of the 2020 high school baseball season, the Grenada Chargers looked to snap a two-game losing streak taking part in a Spring Break Tournament hosted by Saltillo High School. The Chargers faced Itawamba AHS and Kossuth. Against the Aggies of Kossuth,…

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Raiders sweep tournament games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Raiders continued their pre-district schedule in Winona earlier this week taking part in a tournament hosted by Winona High School. Kirk had a doubleheader set for Thursday at Tunica, weather permitting. The Raiders open the District 1-AAA slate at home Monday with a doubleheader against North Delta. In…

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Chargers drop pair on diamond

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was two different games over the weekend for the Grenada Chargers baseball team. Friday, they made the trek into DeSoto County to face Olive Branch. The game was a pitcher’s duel between Ryan Wood of Grenada and Gavin Mink. Wood had another solid outing, but Mink was just a…

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Offense shines in GHS victory

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Baseball has always been a sport that you don’t have time to dwell on a loss. Most times, another game is just around the corner. Coming off a disappointing loss at Kosciusko, the Chargers went to the field Monday, taking on Water Valley at Charger Field. Grenada put together one…

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