Desoto County Sports

Open tryouts set for Memphis Americans

The Memphis Americans are pleased to announce the first open tryouts for both the men’s and women’s teams will be held on Saturday Aug. 7, and Sunday Aug. 8 at Greenfield Arena located at 6161 Shelby Oaks Dr. – Memphis, TN 38134. 

The first session of tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 7 and tryouts will conclude Sunday afternoon. Full schedule will be sent to all pre-registered players.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $100 if pre-paid on or before July 23, or $150 if paid after the 23. Participants will receive a shirt, shorts, and socks which will be required to be worn during the tryout. For more information please visit

News release

DeSoto County News Service

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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