Thursday sports: Basketball, soccer seasons begin

Boys Basketball

Center Hill 74, South Panola 39 (Center Hill-Jaidyn Rankins 23, Kaison Saunders-18)

Hernando 54, Tunica Rosa Fort 64, Hernando 54 (Hernando-Eric Oliver 25, Dallas Randle and Derrell Tate, 12 each)

(Bob Bakken/

Boys’ Soccer

Oxford 2, DeSoto Central 1

Southaven 2, Lewisburg 1 (Lewisburg-Braxton Sharp, 1 goal)

Cleveland Central 3, Lake Cormorant 3 (draw)

Girls Basketball

South Panola 69, Center Hill 44

Hernando 64, Tunica Rosa Fort 10 (Hernando-Damyia Cummings 27, Janiya Nevilles 16) 

(Bob Bakken/

Girls Soccer

Oxford 3, DeSoto Central 0

Lewisburg 5, Southaven 0

Lake Cormorant 1, Cleveland Central 0

JUCO football

Northwest 28, Northeast 2

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 provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.