Area Sports

Chandler please with early practice effort

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor     The Kirk Academy football team began fall camp Monday in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. Coach Ken Chandler, who served as an assistant coach last season, has the task of helping end the school’s streak of nine years without a winning season. “No question, these kids are tired…

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Local all stars place third in World Series

The Grenada Rec All Stars’ summer came to a close Wednesday, but not before finishing third overall at the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven. After starting the tournament with an opening win, the all-stars took a 5-4 loss Monday against Corner, Ala. Tyrekis Johnson was the losing pitcher in that matchup after only going…

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GPR teams bow out of World Series

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Two all-star teams from Grenada Parks and Recreation saw their seasons come to an end this week at the Dizzy Dean World Series at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven. The 14-year old squad dropped a 9-5 decision to Greenville to get eliminated from further play. In 11-year old action, the…

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GHS receiver attends elite camp

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School junior wide receiver Christian Wortham has an athletic pedigree. His father, Cornelius Wortham, played at the University of Alabama. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round only to see his career cut short due to an injury. He did play in the 2006…

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Lady Chargers open practice Monday

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Football teams aren’t the only teams getting ready to open their seasons. Slow pitch softball teams begin practice in preparation for the start of their season in August. Expectations are high this season for the Grenada Lady Chargers. They return all but one starter from a team that finished 19-6…

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Football teams open practice next week

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor One week and counting. That’s how much time we have until some area high schools start fall football camp. It’s a day that seems to get earlier every season. Games used to begin late August or early September. Now, they start Aug. 17 with scrimmages the week prior. The early…

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Grenada Predators fall in North Finals

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Predators found themselves on the door step of the 12-year-old overall state tournament Sunday. They had two games to get one win to advance. The all stars from Lafayette County won games 7-2 and 11-10 to claim the title. Despite the losses, head coach Kevin Melton has informed…

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Local all-star team wins East State Championship

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In what may have been one of the oddest ways to win a state championship, the Grenada Recreation All-Stars took advantage of a pitching rule to win the East State Championship. Grenada faced Newton County in the finals Saturday. It was the third game of the day for the team…

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Grenada Cubs win state tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Cubs put on an offensive display in winning the Dizzy Dean 14-year old state championship Sunday at Flowers-Perry Park. Rod Washington’s team was an offensive machine for five games scoring a total of 78 run cruising to a perfect 5-0 mark including a 16-5 win over Lil Jimmy…

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TNT Fury captures tournament title

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor TNT Fury, a nine-under team made up of seven players from Grenada and three from other towns, recently won a 36-team tournament in Missouri. After a slow start of just one win in pool play, the Fury cruised through bracket play to win the title. Pool Play The opening game…

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