Desoto County Sports

Tuesday sports: Northwest Rankin wins 7A state girls golf at Wedgewood

DC’s Kim second among individuals, Lewisburg girls are third overall

Photo: Wedgewood Golf Club in Olive Branch. (Bob Bakken/ 

Northwest Rankin won the team title and a DeSoto Central golfer was second individually at the MHSAA 7A state girls’ golf meet, which finished its two-day tournament Tuesday at Wedgewood Golf Club in Olive Branch.  

Both team and individual titles were decided by one shot in the 36-hole tournament. Northwest Rankin claimed the overall team title by one stroke over second-place Ocean Springs 323-324. Host Lewisburg took third place with a team score of 337, 12 shots better than fourth-place Germantown (Madison) at 349. Fifth place went to DeSoto Central which came in with a 351 team score. 

The Lady Jags were led by medalist runner up Esther Kim, who shot a 36-hole 77-78 155 total. 

Only Pearl’s Allie Myers did better, finishing a run to medalist honors with an 80-74 154 score. Mallory Pippen of Ocean Springs was third at 158, Natalie Bryant of Northwest Rankin was fourth at 160, and Lewisburg’s Avery Savage took fifth at 85-77 162.  

Meanwhile in the 6A state girls golf meet at Mallard Pointe and hosted by South Panola, Center Hill’s Reese McNeer was fourth individually. The Lady Mustangs as a team also finished in fourth place. 

NORTHWEST WOMEN’S SOCCER TAKES CONFERENCE TITLE TIE: For the first time in program history, the Northwest Mississippi Community College women’s soccer team claimed a share of the MACCC conference championship after Tuesday’s 1-0 victory at Pearl River. In the men’s contest, Pearl River defeated Northwest 6-2.

LADY RANGERS VOLLEYBALL HEADS TO PLAYOFFS: The Northwest Mississippi Community College women’s volleyball completed the regular season Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over John Melvin University (25-12, 25-13, 25-21), and before that swept the Freed-Hardeman junior varsity team 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-10). It was sophomore night at Howard Coliseum, celebrating a class that has claimed a Region 23 championship, won 42 matches and clinched two winning seasons. The Lady Rangers next play in the Region 23 tournament, starting Friday at Pearl River. Northwest’s first match will be Friday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. against Itawamba.  

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