High School Prep Notebook October 21, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

MHSAA.tv big hit with
its volleyball coverage
The Mississippi High School Activities Association launched its new streaming athlectics/activities website – www.misshaa.tv – last week, by featuring the state volleyball championships.
All three matches at Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum were streamed live, including Tupelo’s 3-2 Class III championship win against Ocean Springs.
All three matches are now archived on the site and DVDs of the championships are available for purchase.
The next live event to be streamed will be the Oct. 29 state swimming championships at Delta State University in Cleveland.
This season’s state championship football games will be televised along with being streamed live on the MHSAA.tv.
The MHSAA plans to have archived state championship footage from various sports in previous seasons available soon.

MHSAA website’s goal
to assist, inform visitors
The MHSAA’s new website (www.misshaa.com) was launched this week.
According to a news release, the modern website is designed to improve the MHSAA’s ability to communicate a wide range of frequently-updated information on an easily-accessible basis. Administrators, coaches, students, media, and fans will all be better served with the revamped site.
“Our new website is a major part of improving the lines of communication with everyone who is involved with high school activities in Mississippi,” MHSAA executive director Don Hinton said. “Our goal is to make is easier for all schools to complete forms and submit the necessary information for all. We want to keep everyone informed of what’s happening here at the MHSAA.
“We expect this website to continually expand and improve over time.”

Swimming, cross country
championships coming up
The MHSAA State Swim Championships – Class I and Class II – are scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Delta State University Aquatics Center in Cleveland.
The Tupelo boys and Oxford girls are the defending state champions. This season their will be two boys and two girls state team champions crowned in two classifications.
The annual MHSAA Cross Country Championships will be run Nov. 5 at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails in Clinton.
The 2A girls (defending champ, East Union) will kick off the competition at 10 a.m., followed by the 2A boys (J.Z. George), 1A girls (West Union), 1A boys (Myrtle), 6A girls (Tupelo), 6A boys (Clinton), 5A girls (Saltillo), 5A boys (Pearl), 4A girls (Pontotoc), 4A boys (Pontotoc), 3A girls (St. Patrick) and 3A boys (Corinth).
The MHSAA State Football Championships are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m. – Class 1A; 3 p.m. – Class 2A; 7 p.m. – Class 6A.
The scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3: 11 a.m. – Class 3A; 3 p.m. – Class 4A; 7 p.m. – Class 5A.
The opening round for classes 1A, 5A and 6A is scheduled for Nov. 11. The opening round for classes 2A, 3A and 4A is Nov. 4.

ICC’s baseball showcase
scheduled for Oct. 29
Itawamba Community College will host a high school baseball showcase at 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at ICC’s Roy Cresap Field in Fulton.
The showcase will be opened to all non-football playing high school seniors and anyone interested in attending.
For more information contact ICC coach Rick Collier at 662-862-8118.
For more information on ICC baseball and the nine other intercollegiate athletic programs visit the college website at www.iccms.edu.