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Softball, soccer on tap at Northeast Complex today

By Staff
From staff reports
Aug. 27, 2002
The Northeast Complex will be a busy place tonight. At least one prep soccer game and two prep softball games will be taking place.
The Lamar School Lady Raiders are set to host Jackson Academy in soccer action at 5 p.m.
The softball action begins at the same time at the softball complex with the Northeast Lauderdale Lady Trojans hosting South Jones in B-team action. The varsity game is set for 6 p.m.
B-team softball action between Meridian and Clarkdale is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on another field at the complex, with the varsity contest set for 7 p.m.
Austin Bishop
Calling all cross-country coaches
The high school cross-country season begins this week with Lamar School hosting a meet at Rush Farm in Meridian.
All area coaches are asked to send in their schedules and rosters as soon as possible.
They can be sent by fax to 485-1275 or sent by e-mail to sports@themeridianstar.com. Those sending the information by e-mail are asked not send the schedule and roster as an attachment, but as an actual e-mail.
Austin Bishop
Chaney off to torrid start
The Kristin Chaney farewell tour at Newton County High School is off to an unbelievable start. Through the Lady Cougars' first five slow-pitch softball games, the senior shortstop is batting .778 (14 for 18).
And many think she's a better defensive player than she is at the plate.
Marty Stamper
Noxubee's Conner only area Dandy
Noxubee County quarterback Omarr Conner (6-0, 204) is the only area football player picked to The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen team for 2002. Conner accounted for 2,561 yards and 33 touchdowns last fall as Noxubee posted a 10-2 mark. He passed for 1,549 yards and ran for 1,012.
Marty Stamper
Greer replaces Temple
Kelly Greer has been picked to replace Sam Temple as head baseball coach at Clinton. Greer, a native of Mendenhall, has been an assistant with the Arrows for five years.
As head coach at Mendenhall and Mount Olive, Greer's teams compiled a 65-55 record.
Temple left Clinton to become an assistant at Mississippi College. In his only season, the Arrows finished 25-8.
Marty Stamper
Another long bus ride
Class 5A powerhouses Moss Point and South Panola will have what has become their annual season-opening war Friday night at Batesville. Moss Point has owned the brief series by a 5-1 margin following last year's 7-6 win at Moss Point.
The two schools are over 300 miles apart and have combined to capture six Class 5A state championships.
Marty Stamper

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