Desoto County Sports

Trojans honored for state championship season

A baseball team that has achieved domination of its division in high school baseball over the past three years was honored during an event Tuesday evening. 

Northpoint Christian School became the TSSAA Division II-A state champion earlier this year in a 6-5 final game victory over Goodpasture Christian School (Madison, Tenn.) at Middle Tennessee State University. It marked the first state title for Northpoint or Southern Baptist Education Center (SBEC) since 2009. 

At Tuesday’s dinner and program at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, each player was recognized. But coach Stephen Kirkpatrick had a list of glowing statistics to share on the play of the senior class.  

Northpoint senior baseball players with coach Stephen Kirkpatrick. (Bob Bakken/

“Their overall district record in three years was 27-3,” Kirkpatrick said. “Three district championships, three sub-state championships, three state Finals Four appearances, two state runners-up and one state championship. The overall record for the senior class was 102-28 for a .784 winning percentage.”

In the state tournament held at Murfreesboro, Tenn,. Northpoint went through the double-elimination event undefeated, knocking off Christian Academy of Knoxville, and then beat Goodpasture twice for the title.  

Northpoint baseball players were honored on a state championship season Tuesday night in Olive Branch. (Bob Bakken/

Bob Bakken

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