All-State Brief

Thirty-two are players named All-State

Northeast Mississippi was represented well as the Mississippi Association of Coaches released its second annual All-State baseball teams. Players were selected by committees from each class in each region.

Nineteen area player were named to the All-State first team. Class 1A led the way with seven chosen. Selected from Hamilton were Lance Reed, John Ross Mc Cartney, Josh Baty and Nathan Self. Other first-teamers included Odie Armstrong, Vardaman; Jon Hardin, Calhoun City and Heath Robbins of Myrtle.

In Class 2A were Mooreville’s Chad Greenlee and Jim Talley, P.J. Cleveland, Belmont and Kevin Tate of Hatley.

Honorees from Class 3A were Erik Odom, Clint Jordan, Brandon Roberson and Ross Thurmond all of Ripley and Tim Dillard and Luke May from Saltillo.

Classes 4A and 5A each had a lone first-team selection, Itawamba’s Clay Dozier and Mac Godwin of Tupelo.

Area players named second-team All-State include: Josh Ivy, Oxford; Michael Gibson and Kirk Green of Mooreville; Seth Pounds, Booneville; Nick Nelson, Belmont; Joey Daughtry and Brett Nash, Biggersville; Jeff Schafer, Hamilton; Ben Floyd, Myrtle; Josh Jones, Wheeler; T.J. Allison, Tremont; and Welsey Scott and A. J. Murphy, both of Smithville.

n Larry Rickman took first place the Hill Billy Shoot handicap event with a 186 at Whitetail Ridge Shooting Center Sunday.

Rickman, a Corinth native, broke 186 of 200 targets to win, with John White of Savannah, Tenn finishing second with a 177.

Mike Goines finished third in the handicap event with a 176, but the Columbus resident was the big winner.

He took home the high overall honors, breaking 657 of 700 targets for the weekend.

Whitetail Ridge Shooting Center is hosting the Mississippi Sporting Clays Championship July 13-14.