Photos by Willie Ann Shelton
Rod Reaves (5) leads the way as the Ashland Blue Devils celebrate the Class 1A championship Thursday afternoon at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Cornelious Jones reaches out for the basketball to keep it from going out of bounds.

Photos by Willie Ann Shelton
(Left) Richard Brooks (23) gets inside a Hawk and puts up a shot. (Right) DeAnthony Tipler (3) goes to the goal versus a Shaw player.

The Blue Devils wait to get their hands on the gold ball, being held by head coach Rolley Tipler.

Richard Brooks of Ashland is recognized as the C Spire Scholar-Athlete of the Game.

Cadarrious Crumb is honored as the C Spire Player of the Game.

Athletic director Ayesha Brooks congratulates Rod Reaves during the post-game celebration at the “Big House.”

Back-to-back for Blue Devils

The Ashland Blue Devils have done it again – brought home the gold ball from the “Big House.”

Photo by Willie Ann Shelton
Wrapping up a Falcon are Ladarius Stinson (left) and Cori Bell (right). In back is Kendrick Fountain.

Photos by Willie Ann Shelton
DaQuan Smith (12) gets past a couple of Falcons on his route to the goal.

Cori Bell makes his move and gets a Falcon airborne.

Taking shots are Kendrick Fountain (left) and Daveon Miller (right).

Ladarius Stinson (33) battles a Falcon for a rebound.

Hawks exit in 3A final four

The Holly Springs Hawks struggled to slow down the high-flying Velma Jackson Falcons Wednesday of last week in the Class 3A State Tourna­ment semi-finals.

Byhalia Indians drop baseball games to Lafayette and Independence

The Byhalia Indians had a tough few days on the baseball diamond.
The Indians lost 12-1 and 16-0 to Lafayette on Wednesday of last week and then fell 12-1 versus Independence on Thursday, all three losses coming on the home field.
“We struggled offensively and had too many errors,” coach Hunter Gore said.
Then on Friday, Byhalia traveled to Independence and dropped an 11-1 decision.
“We are still leaving runners on base,” Gore said.
The Indians hosted a round-robin Saturday, March 11. They visited Horn Lake Tuesday, March 14, and they will host Clarksdale this Saturday.


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