The spring sports season is in playoff mode for sports like tennis and archery while baseball and softball are nearing the end of their regular season.
The following are summaries of recent prep playoff and regular-season action.
Area schools, players qualify for state tennis tournamentThe courts were busy on Monday as local prep squads faced off for the right to advance to the state tournament beginning next week.
In Region 1-4A, Corinth finished second and will travel to Clarksdale next Monday, April 12.
Lady Warriors singles player Alexis Price placed second individually and will move on to the state tournament April 26-28.
In Region 1-3A, Kossuth, Alcorn Central and Booneville faced off in all singles and doubles categories with several advancing to the state level.
Complete match results and winners can be found under Recent Prep/JUCO Scores.
A closer look shows that Central is sending Caden Whittemore to state-seeded No. 1 in singles while Kossuth’s Taylor Cornelius will be seeded No. 1 in girls singles.
The boys doubles team of Gibson Foster and Brayden Hanna advanced to state as the No. 1 seed via forfeit as Kossuth’s mixed doubles team of Kristen Jackson and Aiden Holt will be seeded No. 1 at state.
Booneville’s girls doubles team of Grace Lambert and Luzia Forst advanced to state seeded No. 1 coming out of 1-3A.
Corinth baseball takes over division leadThe Diamond-Warriors rallied from 4-1 down Tuesday to take a 7-5 win over Ripley, thus moving into the driver’s seat as the Division 1-4A leaders by one game with a single division contest remaining Friday at Ripley. A loss there could cause a tiebreaker, but a win over the Tigers will settle the issue.
The Kossuth Diamond-Aggies dropped their first Division 1-3A game of the season Tuesday, losing 7-5 at Nettleton.
As a result of that and Booneville’s 10-8 loss to Amory, there is a three-way tie atop the division standings in 1-3A … at least in the loss column. Kossuth can steady the ship Friday at home as they host Nettleton in the return game of the home and away series.
The Tishomingo County Lady Braves were shocked Tuesday, losing a 4-3 decision at North Pontotoc for their first loss in Region 1-4A while Corinth stayed alive with a convincing 9-0 shutout win at Ripley.
The Lady Braves and Lady Warriors will face each other in Iuka Thursday evening.
3 area archery teams advance to stateAlcorn Central topped the field of five schools at last week’s North Half Archery Tournament at Crossroads Arena.
The Golden Bears scored 3,269 as a team to advance as the top seed while Kossuth was second at 3,232 while Corinth finished third at 3,086.
All three squads will participate in the upcoming state archery tournament.
More details on that event coming soon.