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Corinth sweeps, Kossuth postponed
by H. Lee Smith II
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The Corinth Lady Warriors started a new winning streak in style. The No. 3 seed from Division 1-4A, moved into the first round of the Class 4A Fast Pitch Softball Playoffs with a sweep of 4-4A runner-up Houston. After opening the play-in round with a come-from-behind 7-6 win at home on Thursday, Corinth shutout the Lady Toppers 13-0 in five innings on Friday. Corinth (17-9-1) will host Division 2 champion Senatobia (16-4) in second-round action on Monday. The Tate County Lady Warriors will host the remainder of the best-of-3 first-round series on Tuesday. • Kossuth and North Pontotoc will go at it today at 4 p.m. in Ecru in a Class 3A play-in series. Game 2 and Game 3, if necessary, were postponed by rain on Friday. Kossuth (13-3-2) opened the best-of-3 series with a 3-1 win over the Division 4-3A Lady Vikings on Thursday. • Biggersville (14-6) will open up the Class 1A playoffs with a single game at Myrtle on Monday before hosting the remainder of the series on Tuesday. The Lady Lions had a first-round bye after winning the Division 1-1A title on the last day of the regular season. Division 2’s third seed Myrtle (14-9) swept its play-in series with 18-5 and 18-0 wins over Greenville St. Joseph’s, the runner-up from Division 3. • At Houston, all nine Lady Warriors had hits and six drove in runs as Corinth completed its sweep of Houston (11-8). Colby Cox tossed a four-hit shutout and helped her own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate. Katie Vandiver also added three hits and drove in a game-high four runs. McKenzie Patterson, Jamia Kirk and Tatiana Selmon added two hits each. Rebekah Williams -- who homered -- and Kirk plated three runs each. Corinth 13, Houston 0 Corinth 240 16 -- 13 16 0 Houston 000 00 -- 0 4 0 WP: Colby Cox. LP: Burdine. Multiple Hits: (C) Cox 3, Katie Vandiver 3, McKenzie Patterson 2, Jamia Kirk 2, Tatiana Selmon 2.. 2B: (C) Emilshawua Blair. 3B: (C) Patterson. HR: (C) Rebekah Williams. Records: Corinth 17-9-1, Houston 11-8 MACJC State Playoffs East Central 10, Northeast 0 Game One Northeast 000 00 -- 0 3 2 E. Central 208 0x -- 10 11 0 WP: Lacey Hill (15-5). LP: Alyssa Vanlandingham (7-7). Multiple Hits: (N) None. (EC) Maegen Ellis 3, Caitlyn Aldous 2, Mahalia Gibson 2, Summer Lavender 2. HR: (EC) Ellis 2. Records: Northeast 18-16-1, East Central 37-8. Notes: East Central leads the best-of-three series 1-0. The series concludes today in Decatur.
KHS sweeps, AC, Corinth postponed
by H. Lee Smith II
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The only local nine that could win their opening-round series on Friday, did just that. Two-time defending champion Kossuth took a step towards its fourth straight appearance in the 3A championship series with an 8-1 win over Winona on Friday. Coupled with Thursday’s 5-4 win, the Aggies (15-9) swept the best-of-3 series and will face off with Humphreys County in the second round. The Cowboys advanced with easy 22-0 and 19-1 wins over M.S. Palmer. The Division 3 champions will have home-field advantage in next week’s series, with Kossuth hosting Game 2. Winona (12-13) took a 1-0 lead in the third. Kossuth matched the score in the fourth, then tacked on seven more digits. Nik Wilcher picked up the win, striking out eight in a complete-game effort. • Alcorn Central and Corinth both had their home contests rained out on Friday. Both must-win games for the local squads will be played tonight at 6 p.m. Central (13-9-1) dropped a 4-1 decision at 4-3A champion Nettleton (18-5) in Game 1 on Thursday. Corinth (9-10) was shutout 4-0 at 4-4A runner-up West Lauderdale, also in Thursday’s Game 1.
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Craven earns state golf bid
by H. Lee Smith II
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Corinth will be represented in the state golf match. While the Warriors golf team finished 29 strokes back of second-place Amory to earn a team invite, Courtney Craven will be playing the 4A girls event. Craven and reigning 4A medalist Carlee Nanney of Itawamba AHS tied for medalist honors earlier this week at the Division 1-4A event at Pontotoc. Nanney won the individual honor via playoff, but Craven earned an invite as an individual in the May 4-5 event. Amory won the team title with a 337, followed by Pontotoc at 354. Corinth was third with a 383, with Tishomingo County rounding out the group at 389. Ethan Bain led the Warriors with an 89.
Sales tax tops half million mark
by Jebb Johnston
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Corinth sales tax collections continue to sprint toward another record-breaking year. The city logged a 17th consecutive monthly increase in the sales tax diversions returned to cities by the Mississippi Department of Revenue at mid-April. With $500,084.89 for the month, it is the first time the April deposit has topped the half-million mark. Reflecting sales activity in local businesses during the month of February, the total is up 11.7 percent, or about $53,000, from a year earlier. The FY 2015 total grows to $3,595,508.68, almost 10 percent ahead of the same point in FY 2014. Funds returned to all cities for the month totaled $34.1 million, up about 3 percent from a year earlier. The 2 percent tourism tax on prepared food and lodging yielded $99,393.57 for the same month, a decrease of less than 1 percent from a year earlier. The tax remains well ahead for the fiscal year, however, with $701,360.59, an increase of 11.6 percent from the same point in FY 2014. Other sales tax results from the region (percentages rounded): • Booneville — $153,829.03 (+2%) • Burnsville — $13,116.67 (+28%) • Farmington — $2,285.88 (-28%) • Glen — $1,688.66 (-3%) • Iuka — $60,114.45 (+7%) • Kossuth — $2,953.29 (-11%) • Rienzi — $4,515.81 (+15%) • Ripley — $108,089.47 (+10%) • Tupelo — $1,391,672.47 (-6%) • Walnut — $20,238.14 (+30%)
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