Desoto County Sports

Saturday sports: Lake Cormorant tops the powerlifting world

Photo: Members of the 2009 Southern Baptist Education Center TSSAA Division II-A state championship team were recognized before Saturday’s Northpoint Christian School game with DeSoto Christian Academy. The Trojans were 28-10 that season, en route to the school’s only baseball state championship in its first finals appearance. The last two years, Northpoint has been the state runners-up. (Bob Bakken/

Saturday, April 1

Prep baseball

  • DeSoto Central 3, Center Hill 2
    • DeSoto Central: Caiden Bullard (2 RBIs), Gavin Brassfield (2B), Josh Jones (5 IP, 2 ER, 6 Ks)
    • Center Hill: Hunter Peeks (6 IP, 3 ER, 2 Ks), Houston Green (2 hits), A. Rodgers (2B, 2 RBIs)
  • Hernando 12, South Panola 2 (6 innings)
    • Hernando: Hallas Lawson (2 hits, HR, 5 RBIs) Tyler Sullivan (2 runs), Brody Martin (2 runs), Walker Craft (2 runs)
  • Southaven 11, Horn Lake 10
  • Lake Cormorant 7, Cleveland Central 6
    • Lake Cormorant: Easton Martin (3 hits, 2B), Baker Walker (2 hits, 2 RBIs) 

Prep softball

  • Germantown (Madison) 9, DeSoto Central 7
    • DeSoto Central: Londen Armstrong (2 runs, 2 hits, 2B, HR), Savannah Wilbanks (HR), Reagan Dale (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Kaylee Tucker (2B, 2 RBIs). Colby Young (6.1 IP, 10 Ks) 
  • Northwest Rankin 6, DeSoto Central 3
    • DeSoto Central: Lacey Frey (2 hits, 2-2B, 2 RBIs), Kaylee Tucker (2B)
  • Northwest Rankin 2, Lewisburg 0
    • Lewisburg: held to one hit by Aubrey Williams in the game.  
  • Lewisburg 11, Dyersville, Tenn. 1 (5 innings)
    • Lewisburg: Williams (2 runs), Stokes (2 runs, 3 hits, 3 RBIs), Etter (2 runs), Raggett (5 IP, 4 Ks)

SPORTS ETC.: One DeSoto County powerlifter took home a MHSAA 6A individual state championship on Friday during the state meet held at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. Hillary May of Lewisburg won the title in the 97-pound weight division with a total lift of 595 pounds, between squat, bench press, and deadlift.  

As a team, Lewisburg had the highest finish among the 6A schools at fifth overall with 16 points. Ocean Springs, at 49, won the team title with 49 points. 

In 5A, Gautier was the team champion by a scant two points to Lake Cormorant, 37-35. Hanna Harris of Lake Cormorant did win the MHSAA 5A state individual title at 132 pounds with a lift of 705 total pounds. That was 20 pounds more than Lady Gator teammate Jeanelle Valdez at 685 pounds. Lake Cormorant did have a total of eight competitors who placed in the top five at state. 

Saturday, the Lake Cormorant boys’ powerlifting team claimed its second straight state 5A title.

JUCO baseball

  • Northwest 7, Hinds 4
  • Northwest 3, Hinds 1

JUCO softball

  • Northwest 14, Hinds 5
  • Northwest 6, Hinds 1 

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