Alan Wood new head coach at ACHS
Longtime Alcorn County coach and teacher Alan Wood was named the new head girls basketball coach at Alcorn Central on Tuesday.
Wood will take over for Lady Bear icon Charlette Foster who served the past 17 years as head coach.
Wood is certainly no stranger to Alcorn Central fans as he was a star athlete for the Bears back in the 1970’s. He graduated from Central in 1978 and coached at Kossuth for almost 20 years. While with the Aggies, he coached girls basketball, football, softball and track. He returned to Central a few years ago and will now be in his element again on the sidelines for the Lady Bears.
We will have a full feature on the hiring of Wood and his career in an upcoming edition of the Daily Corinthian. Wood is a welcome addition to the Alcorn Central coaching staff and his experience will serve him well.
Corinth baseball in Pearl
The Corinth baseball team is in Pearl for the state championship series for the first time in modern history and will face West Lauderdale in a best-of-three series beginning Wednesday at 4 at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
I am in Pearl with the team and will have complete coverage of the games and other tidbits from CHS’ trip to the state tournament.
The Warriors are currently ranked No. 7 in the state according to the latest Mississippi High School baseball poll while West Lauderdale checks in at No. 3. The Knights are the Division 5 winner and were undefeated in region play at 10-0. Northeast Lauderdale was the second place team in Division 5 this season.
West Lauderdale carries a 31-2 record into the Corinth series with their only losses coming at South Jones on March 17 (3-2) and at Richland in game two of the opening round of the 4A south state tourament (5-1). They average over 10 runs per game and have scored at least 10 runs in 18 of their contests this season.
Other teams in their division are Quitman, Northeast Jones, and Newton County. They also come in at No. 56 in the national rankings.
The No. 7 Warriors are the champions of Division 1 and are 29-8 and sported a 7-3 division slate. A series win against the Knights would give Corinth their first state baseball championship since 1956.
Good luck to the Warriors and we’ll see you at Trustmark.
(Kent Mohundro is the sports editor for the Daily Corinthian)