Hawks fly past Eagles in hoops

DSC_0728Jonathan Scales gathers in the pass in the low post against Andrew Childers. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

MYRTLE – Myrtle jumped out to a 10-0 and cruised home with s 73-55 win over West Union on Thursday.

Myrtle was able to hold the Eagles scoreless until 5:52 and finished the quarter up 24-11. The Hawks maintained their 13-point advantage at the half as they led 37-24.

Jonathan Scales had a big night for the Hawks as he led all scorers and had some key baskets when the Hawks needed them.

Scales finished the game with 15 points, Chris Hill had 14, Tanner Cox scored 13 and Lavon Kiddy chipped in 10 points to lead the Myrtle offense.

Myles Steen hit for 11 points for the Eagles while Hayden Basil and Riley Bogue scored 10 apiece.

 

¬†¬†Lady Eagles clip Myrtle in division play

  MYRTLE – West Union held off a determined Myrtle team to post a 48-44 win and maintain sole possession of first in Division 2-1A. 

West Union scored first and never trailed in the battle between county rivals. Myrtle tied the score at 2-2 and a Lady Eagle three put the visitors up for good at 5-2.

The Lady Eagles stretched out a 22-10 lead after one quarter, but Myrtle was able to claw their way back and trail by only four at the half. 

Gracen Conlee led the Lady Eagles with 20 and Marley Long scored 12 points.

Jessica Floyd of Myrtle led all scorers with 21 and Ivory Montgomery had 20 points.

West Union improves to 19-10 and 7-2. Myrtle falls to 13-9 and 4-4.

Bulldogs secure playoff bid, Lady Dawgs stay perfect in division

Coach Caryl Vogel has his Bulldogs back in the playoffs in 4A soccer.

Coach Caryl Vogel has his Bulldogs back in the playoffs in 4A soccer.


BY DENNIS CLAYTON
New Albany assured themselves of a spot in 4A soccer playoffs with their 5-2 win over Tishomingo County on Friday.
The Bulldogs were led by Payton Snyder and Joseph Rainey as the duo scored two goals apiece and Eduardo Zaragoza added the remaining goal.
Rainey and Zaragoza each had an assist and Jose Favela also picked up an assist.
The Bulldogs improve to 10-6-3 and 5-2 in Division 1-4A.
(G) New Albany 8, Tishomingo County 0
The Lady Bulldogs kept their perfect run alive with another shutout of a division opponent.
Sanders Goode picked up the hat trick for New Albany with her three goals to lead the scoring.
Becca Childers scored two goals while Carey Beth Doyle, Josi Hill and Mary Day scored one goal apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs had assists from Katie Brooks, Katherine Gonzalez, Maggie Jo Everett and Hill.
New Albany’s record now stands at 13-4-2 and 7-0 in division.
New Albany will host Byhalia on Thursday, Jan. 21 in their final division match. It will also be senior recognition night with the ceremony taking place between games.
Seniors for the Lady Bulldogs are Meghan Van and Katie Davis. Bulldog seniors include Mason Chapin, Eduardo Zaragoza, Jose Favela, Christian Rojas and Seth Male.

Lady Bulldogs stay perfect in division

Sanders Goode works the ball in the box during an earlier Corinth match. file photo.

Sanders Goode works the ball in the box during an earlier Corinth match. file photo.


BY DENNIS CLAYTON
New Albany routed Tishomingo County on Friday, winning 11-1 and keeping their perfect record in Division 1-4A at 4-0. Sanders Goode had a hat trick, scoring three goals to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
“I was pleased with the way we started the game because we had a tough, physical game against Corinth on Tuesday,” New Albany girls coach Bert Anderson said. “With a fairly young team, we could have had a letdown, but they came ready to play. I thought we held possession and passed the ball very well which allowed us to finish very well.”
New Albany scored five goals in the first half and added six more in the second half to coast to the win.
“It was a good game to allow the younger players a chance to have some quality playing time once we got ahead,” Anderson said. “It also allowed some girls like Meghan (Van) and Rachel (Rainey), who have been working hard on defense to move to the forward position and score a couple of goals. That’s always fun for the defensive players and it’s a chance to reward them as well.”
Goode led the scoring with her three goals, Rainey scored two, Cynthia Betancourt also scored two goals. Van, Josi Hill, Katie Brooks and Sarah Kathryn Harris had one goal apiece.

Denton and Massengill are players of the year in 2-1A

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Callie Denton of Myrtle was named the Division 2-1A Offensive Player of the Year.

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Kylie Massengill of West Union was named the Division 2-1A Defensive Player of the Year.

Callie Denton of Myrtle and Kylie Massengill of West Union received Player of the Year for the 2015 season in Division 2-1A. Denton was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Massengill was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year. Caitlyn Jackson of Pine Grove was named the Overall Player of the Year.

Other players that were recognized in the division are:

First Team

Pine Grove – Caitlyn Jackson, Maddy Erickson, Megan Hill, Delany Pannell.

Myrtle – Callie Denton, Heather Smith, Amber Cook.

West Union – Gracen Conlee, Jesslyn Brewer.

Hickory Flat – Hannah Sharp

Second Team

Pine Grove – Catelyn Eller, Shannon Childers.

Myrtle – Karlie Bolden, Emily Coggin.

West Union – Kylie Massengill.

Hickory Flat – Anna Lollar, Gracie Pipkin.

East Union’s Sheffield is Division 1-2A Slowpitch Player of the Year

Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Player of the Year Division 1-2A
*Rebecca Sheffield
*CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery
First Team All-Division
East Union
1- Sallie Pannell
2- Kaitie Boatner
3- Tianna Castillo
4- Raelee Bell
Mantachie
1- Holly Maxcy
2- Anna Wagster
3- Emilee Clouse
Baldwyn
1- Jeni Kate Scott
2- Hannah Durham
3- Emily Jenkins
Okolona Honorable Mention
1- Chanda Owens
Second Team All Division
East Union
1- Claudia Hill
2- Hannah White
3- Callie Frazier
4- Kallie Roberts
Mantachie
1- Lynsey Barber
2- Kennedy Jones
Baldwyn
1- Kala King
2- Katie Stevens
3- Corley Hogue