It is not only high school athletics in Mississippi adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Kosciusko Dixie youth baseball and softball seasons are on hold.
Antonio Harmon does not let the star ratings or hype distract him.
On Monday night, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver and safety lifted weights despite the fact that Kosciusko High School’s spring practices have been tabled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
With the spring sports season for Mississippi high schools in limbo, many coaches are playing the “what if” game. That includes French Camp Academy softball coach Todd Chesser.
Kosciusko junior second baseman Kelly Hood will represent the Lady Whippets at the May 29-30 Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star fast-pitch softball game at Jones College.
A premature end to a sports season is difficult for the athletes, and that is especially true when it is shaping up as a season to remember. Such is the case for powerlifting at McAdams. The girls and boys teams were both enjoying banner seasons that might be over.
Over Spring Break the Ethel baseball team went down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and participated in the Battle at the Beach. The Tigers went 3-1 in the event beating Corinth, New Albany and Resurrection, while losing to Washington School.
McAdams won the Class I girls South State powerlifting meet for 1A and 2A schools held in Brookhaven last week and qualified eight lifters for the state meet. The top three in each weight class advance to the April 18 state meet at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.