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Mississippi is known for our athletes. Get a first-hand look at the world of sports in the ‘Sip!

Last week, from May 14-18, the Southern Miss Softball Complex, home of the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, hosted the 2024 Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Softball State Championships in Hattiesburg. Fourteen teams represented various-size high schools (Class 1A – Class 7A) from around Mississippi, and the tournament pitted the state’s North Half Champions against its South Half Champions:

According to Coach Grant Teaff, “The best teachers coach their students, and the best coaches are great teachers.” 

Teaff should know, since he is a College Hall of Fame Coach who spent most of his career at Baylor University, racking up some great wins and impressive stats. Probably none of those numbers were more impressive to Teaff than his 10 wins against rival University of Texas while coaching the Baylor Bears. 

Tonight, April 29, 2024, the Mooreville Troopers defeated the Booneville Blue Devils, with a final score of 10-0. #11, Wyatt McDaniels hit a grand slam that put the Troopers up 8-0 over Booneville. The number 11 is a legacy in Mooreville, Mississippi. My son Chris Lucius was a 2005 graduate of Mooreville High School and proudly wore #11 as a Trooper.

Many know Joe Burrow as the talented Cincinnati Bengals quarterback or the young man who stated a few years ago that he was “just a kid from Athens” who set a Heisman record while at LSU.” No doubt about it, Joe Burrow is an exceptional athlete. However, in Amory, MS, he is affectionately called “Joey” by grandparents and other locals who have watched him grow up.

That’s right, lacrosse. One of the oldest games currently being played today is gaining popularity in the Gulf South, and the Pine Belt is right in the middle of the action.
The Hub City Lacrosse Club is in its fifth year of existence and is based at the Sacred Heart High School Sports Complex.

Legendary University of Southern Mississippi Baseball Coach Scott Berry was honored with presentation of Senate Resolution 6 by the Mississippi Senate on Thursday, February 22, 2024, upon his retirement at age 60, following 14 seasons at the helm of the baseball program, leading the Golden Eagles to unprecedented levels of success as the team moved to the Sun Belt Conference.

On February 14, 2024, the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) formally announced the male and female athletes who were chosen as winners of this year’s C Spire Mr. and Miss Basketball awards.