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With Playoff Nemesis Out Of The Way, ‘Elated’ Vancleave Eyes 5A State Baseball Championship

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228sports.com – Rob Sigler – 2024-05-20 09:19:26

SUMMARY: Only two Southern Six teams remain in the Mississippi High School Activities Association postseason: Vancleave (Class 5A) and (Class 6A). The 5A between Vancleave and Lafayette will start on Wednesday at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Vancleave, coached by Justin Edwards, reached the finals by defeating East Central and South Jones. The Bulldogs, with a strong season and a four- win streak, face the unbeaten Lafayette Commodores, who have dominated their playoff matches. Edwards acknowledges Lafayette's strengths, emphasizing their solid and experienced team. This marks Vancleave's first title appearance since 2018.

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Pearl River football announces 2024 schedule

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www.prccathletics.com – 228admin – 2024-06-12 23:00:00

SUMMARY: Pearl Community College (PRCC) unveiled its 2024 football schedule, starting with away at Northwest and Itawamba in late August and early September. Home games begin on Sept. 12 against Southwest at Dobie Holden Stadium. A notable feature is the first bye- in MACCC history on Sept. 3. Key matchups include Homecoming against Copiah-Lincoln on Oct. 10 and a against defending champions East Mississippi on Oct. 17. Under head coach Seth Smith's fifth year, PRCC added National Champion Offensive Coordinator David Boykin. All games will be livestreamed for on PRCCMedia.com/gold. Sponsorship opportunities are available through the Golden Gridiron Club.

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Pearl River rodeo kicking off College National Finals Rodeo

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www.prccathletics.com – 228admin – 2024-06-09 23:00:00

SUMMARY: The Pearl women's rodeo team, after securing the Ozark Region Reserve Champion title, has begun competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Competitors include Kate Eiland (breakaway roping, goat-tying), Sydney Poole (breakaway roping), Molli Rae Kinchen (breakaway roping), and Karrigan Cagley (breakaway roping). Blake Lyons, from the 's team, is teaming up with Alabama's Clarke for team roping. All span various dates and times, with performance rounds on ESPN3 via the ESPN app. For updates, follow Pearl River Community College athletics on Twitter and Facebook.

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Southern Six High Schools Change Coaches In Baseball, Football, Basketball

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228sports.com – Rob Sigler – 2024-06-09 14:37:29

SUMMARY: The Southern Six high school scene is abuzz with coaching changes. Justin Edwards, who led Vancleave to a 2024 Class 5A championship, is now head coach at High, replacing Jamie McMahon after 13 seasons. McMahon had a 241-142 record and won titles in 2017 and 2023. Ryan Jordan returns to Resurrection Catholic School in , aiming for another state title. Pearl Central appointed Buddy Turnage as their new coach, while John Feaster left for Pearl River Central's football team. Lastly, Eric Vianney is D'Iberville's new basketball coach, coming off a successful tenure at .

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