Desoto County Sports

DeSoto County News to partner with to offer statewide sports updates

DeSoto County News will partner with the Mississippi Sports Group at to offer statewide sports updates during the 2020-2021 season and beyond. This will allow our local coverage to reach a larger audience and bring relevant statewide sports stories to our local readers.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with DeSoto County News and offering access to our statewide audience about stories that would interest both of our audiences,” executive editor Jon Myers said of the partnership.

Founded in 2013, the Mississippi Sports Group is the largest sports focused digial media company in the state of Mississippi. They cover high school sports throughout Mississippi as well as college athletics in the state of Mississippi, including both Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

“We feel as though the state of Mississippi is interested in the happenings in DeSoto County and this allows us to provide the rest of the state with the happenings with high school, collegiate and professional sports happenings in the area,” Myers said.

The partnership will include write ups on both Mississippi State and Ole Miss athletics, as well as other collegiate and professional sports in the state. The Mississippi Sports Group will include updates on junior college athletics, inlcuding Northwest Community College.

You can follow the Mississippi Sports Group on Twitter @socialsportsms.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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