Desoto County Sports

Tuesday sports recap

Monday girls soccer

Lamar School 7, Magnolia Heights 0

Tuesday volleyball scores

Lewisburg 3, Hernando 0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-9)

Senatobia 3, Horn Lake 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-15)

DeSoto Central 3, Oxford 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-19)

In the DeSoto Central victory, Gracie Tacker made 25 assists and had eight kills. Megan Harris served three aces and was credited with eight digs. Kennedy Smith and Armonie Silas each had eight kills, as DeSoto Central improved to 7-2 for the season.

Center Hill 3, Olive Branch 0 (25-19, 25-4, 25-20)

Lake Cormorant at Southaven (cancelled)

Northpoint Christian at Harding Academy, Tenn. (cancelled)

Tuesday girls soccer

Lausanne Collegiate, Tenn. 9, Northpoint Christian 0

SPORTS ETC.: Jalen Shead, a multi-sport star who plays tight end on the Olive Branch football team, last weekend announced he was committing to play football next season at defending national champion LSU. Shead made the announcement on his Twitter account. Reports are that he chose the Tigers over 20 other schools, including Memphis, Ole Miss, and Alabama.  Shead caught only two passes for the Conquistadors last season for a total of 43 yards but became a three-star prospect ahead of this season. Shead also played basketball at Olive Branch, where he helped the Quistors to the MHSAA 6A state quarterfinals.  

DeSoto Central won the boys’ Varsity Blue Division championship of the Mississippi College High School Season Opener cross country meet Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. The Jaguars edged Tupelo Christian for first place by a team score of 56 to 59 for Tupelo Christian.  Dhilan Patel had the best DeSoto Central time, finishing fifth overall at 20:30.61. 

Sophomore Graham Weiss had the best Hernando time for boys at 18:18 during Saturday’s South Panola Invitational cross country meet at Batesville. Weiss finished fourth overall. Freshman Hudson McRae paced Lewisburg runners at 21:06 and took 26th place. On the girls’ side, Hernando’s Riley Jackson, also a freshman, took first-place honors with a time of 20:28.53. Lewisburg was led by Mary Murphy, a junior, who ran the course in 23:41.89 for eighth place. 

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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