Names, schools of local college athletes sought

By AUSTIN BISHOP,

Welcome to a new addition to the sports coverage of The Star-Herald.

We plan to cover sports played at Kosciusko High School, Ethel High School, McAdams High School, French Camp Academy, Central Holmes Christian School, and Winona Christian School even more thoroughly than we have for the past two years.

Part of that will be the addition of two new features — a Prep Notebook and a College Notebook that will run on an almost weekly basis.

The Prep Notebook will consist of odds and ends about our local high schools, information from the MHSAA and the MAIS (the governing bodies for our local schools), and interesting tidbits from around the state. You will find it elsewhere in this week’s edition of the Star-Herald.

The College Notebook, which you are reading now, will serve a pair of purposes. One of the most important is to help our readers keep up with our local high school graduates who are currently playing college athletics. You will read a little later in the article how you can help with that.

The second is to publish items of interest about the junior college and four-year schools around the state. We hope you find both informative and interesting.

LIST OF LOCAL COLLEGE

ATHLETES NEEDED

The Star-Herald is currently compiling a list of graduates of our six local high schools who are set to compete on the junior college or four-year university/college level during the 2019-20 school year.

All area coaches and athletic directors are asked to e-mail their lists to Austin Bishop at starsportsboss@yahoo.com. They can also be sent by text to 601-938-2471, but e-mail is preferred and more efficient. Parents and relatives are also welcome to submit the names of athletes to the above e-mail as well.

In August we plan to publish the list we accumulate in story form.

MEET THE REBELS DAY

Ole Miss will host its annual Meet The Rebels Day at the Manning Center on the Ole Miss Campus from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Admission to the event is free and autograph lines will be set up on a first-come first serve basis.

Members of the football, soccer, volleyball, and cross country teams will be at the event, along with Ole Miss head football coach Matt Luke, defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre and offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez.

Fans are asked to use the parking garage attached to The Pavilion and enter through the west side of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Gate 33.

MSU MEN’S HOOPS SCHEDULE

The recently released non-conference Mississippi State Men’s basketball schedule features six games in Starkville, one in Jackson, one at the Prudential Center in New Jersey and a trip to the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C.

The season tips off with home games against Florida International (Nov 5), Sam Houston State (Nov.8) and Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 14) before traveling to Conway Nov. 21-24 where the Bulldogs open against Tulane.

State hosts La. Tech on Dec. 5 before taking nine days off before playing the Never Forget Tribute Classic against Kansas State in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 14. After a Dec. 18 home game with Radford, the Bulldogs take on New Mexico State at the Mississippi Coliseum on Sunday, Dec. 22, before closing out the calendar year at home against Kent State on Dec. 30.

ECCC NAMES NEW COACH

East Central Community College has hired longtime Pearl River Community College head coach Leigh White as its new head softball coach.

White led PRCC for 16 years, claiming a state championship in 2010 and earning 10 consecutive appearances in the MACJC playoffs. She succeeds Kristen Chaney, who stepped down at the conclusion of last season.

East Central has made three trips to the NJCAA Division II Softball Championship and has reached the postseason for 16 consecutive seasons.