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Scoreboard 01/23
by the Daily Corinthian
Jan 23, 2017 | 38 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HS Basketball (Monday, January 23) (B) Ingomar 71 Biggersville 70 IHS 17 11 26 17 - 71 BHS 15 15 25 15 - 70 (BHS) Devonte Spears 25, Greg Robinson 13, Jordan Strickland 13 HS Soccer (Playoffs) (B) Caledonia 1 Corinth 0 (Corith ends season 13-3-1) JC Basketball (W) Northeast 65 Itawamba 62 (M) Itawamba 88 Northeast 85
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Ole Miss Football Welcomes Early Enrolees
by the Daily Corinthian
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OXFORD — Ole Miss Football took a big step in bolstering its defense with the addition of high school early enrollees Ryder Anderson and Breon Dixon on Monday, the first day of spring semester classes. Anderson, a defensive end from Katy, Texas, and Dixon, a linebacker from Loganville, Georgia, join a 2017 class that already includes three junior college defensive standouts – Jones County JC defensive back Javien Hamilton, Northeast Mississippi CC linebacker Brenden Williams and Jones County JC defensive end Markel Winters – and New Mexico Military quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. These six will go through spring drills with the team in preparation for the 2017 season. “Ryder and Breon are extremely talented young men, and we are excited to have them on campus for the spring,” head coach Hugh Freeze said. “Ryder is a winner and a gifted pass rusher that brings great length on the edge. Our staff made a strong connection with Breon during the recruiting process, and we hope he can help us address a need area right away. We appreciate both student-athletes and their families for their commitment to our program.” The rest of the 2017 Ole Miss class can begin to submit national letters of intent on National Signing Day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Listed are complete bios on the Rebels’ high school early enrollees. Ryder Anderson, DE, 6-6, 231, Katy, Texas. High school: A consensus 3-star prospect according to the major recruiting sites. Ranked the No. 85 defensive end in the country by ESPN and the state of Texas’ No. 10 DE by Scout, helped Katy to a 10-3 record as a senior after a perfect 16-0 season and state championship his junior year The Tigers’ allowed just 62 points his entire junior year, pitching shutouts in 10 games. Compiled a high school career record of 55-6 Played defensive end, outside linebacker and tight end Younger brother of Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson and nephew of former Alabama and NFL defensive end Mark Anderson. Breon Dixon LB 5-11 218 Loganville, Ga. Grayson. High school: Under Armour All-American. Rated a 4-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout Listed as the nation’s No. 144 overall recruit and No. 8 outside linebacker by ESPN Listed as the No. 18 OLB by Rivals and No. 24 OLB by Scout Rated the No. 19 prospect in Georgia by ESPN, No. 24 by Rivals and No. 32 by Scout. Led team highlight with three tackles for loss in the Under Armour All-America game. Helped Grayson to a 14-1 record and the 2016 7A state championship with a 23-20 overtime win over Roswell. Posted 64 tackles, two interceptions, 12 sacks and more than 20 tackles for loss as a senior. As a junior at Peachtree Ridge, had 12 sacks and four interceptions. Transferred to Grayson after his junior year, the same high school as former Ole Miss defensive standouts Denzel Nkemdiche and Robert Nkemdiche.
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Kents Corner: Patience Is A Virtue
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Jan 23, 2017 | 48 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I was sitting in my recliner Sunday afternoon casually watching the Atlanta Falcons destroy the Green Bay Packers when the idea hit me. Patience is indeed a virtue. In biblical terms, patience is to be unconditional and without borders. But in this me-first, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world we live in people have very little patience. This doesn’t only apply to sports, it applies to life in general. Are you guilty of being impatient? To some degree we are all impatient. It’s human nature for us to be that way. But there comes a time in all our lives when we’re forced to stop and ask ourselves “why am I so impatient?” During my earlier years, my dear, late grandmother cooked for us quite often. And she was good at it. We never went hungry and I’m thankful for that every day. But she was like the rest of us when it came to the ‘p’ word. When dinner was ready and hot on the table, and she called, everyone to the table, you’d better get your running shoes on because she wasn’t gonna wait. And she didn’t intend for us to either. Nothing would irritate her worse than for me to say, ‘I’ll be there in a minute Mama,’ because she knew that translated into ‘I’ll be there when I get through watching TV or listening to my music.’ When she called you’d better be at the table right then. The same principle can be applied to sports because it’s certainly an impatient business. Coaches are fired because they didn’t win enough games this year, even though they signed a 4 or 5 year contract. But hang on just a minute. Aren’t contracts meant to give a coach, or player, a certain amount of time to prove their worth? Of course they are. But contracts are bought out and not fully honored every week. Many is the time I’ve complained secretly that I thought a coach was treated unfairly because the school didn’t honor his contract. On the other side of that coin, some coaches jump their contracts early due to a better offer. With all that being said, I believe some teams do it right. They find the right man for the job and they give him time to do it. They also bring in the right players to complete the puzzle. The Falcons are a modern day example of this very thing. Much like my favorite team - the Saints - the Falcons have been forced to practice patience in order to get back to the Super Bowl. On Sunday, February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Atlanta will face New England in Super Bowl 51. This will be their second appearance in the game, and first since they lost 34-19 to Denver in Super Bowl 33 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. Watching a proud but gracious Matt Ryan at the podium answering questions after his team had just ended the Packers eight-game winning streak with an exclamation point, I witnessed what patience is all about. The 10th-year QB has endured nine years of primarily mediocrity, but because he stuck it out this long with the Falcons he is being rewarded with a trip to the de la creme of professional football, an opportunity to play in and hopefully win the biggest and most prestigious NFL title. New Orleans fans know that feeling and what being patient is all about. Now we’re waiting again for the Saints to find a defense to match their explosive offense and maybe soon be a Super Bowl Champ once more. So what are we supposed to learn from all this? Hopefully it’ll cause us to slow down a bit and take stock of our lives and how a little more patience each day will cause us to be better people and examples to everyone around us. And just maybe we’ll be more tolerable of certain situations that in the past would’ve caused us to let our impatience show. Patience... we could all use a lot more of it.
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