Riley Hull wanted to get closer to her future teammates.
Rev. Todd Matocha of Main Street Presbyterian Church is preaching to the choir.
Only the choir.
His sermon for Sunday, March 22, titled "When Public Worship is Prohibited," isn't delivered before hundreds of parishioners. It was filmed the Thursday before in front of empty pews and posted on YouTube.
Owen will take over for Trussell, who is leaving to take the same position at the Meridian Public School District, on July 1.
Caledonia center fielder Thomas Tucker was hitting his stride when his baseball world unraveled.
"I have a lot of memories with baseball and the guys that I've coached over the years, but that'll be definitely something I'll never forget," the 11th-year head coach said.
Now in its 85th year of operation, the Lowndes Farm Supply has been there "through good times and bad times," General Manager Jeff Hays said.
But Hays has never seen a time like this.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors took action Monday to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus by instituting a curfew, closing non-essential businesses in the county and directing restaurants to close their dining rooms to customers.
Leilua, a senior first baseman, ranked No. 38 on the list, while Davidson, a junior catcher, came in at No. 76.
First-year head coach Samantha Ricketts, who led the Bulldogs to a 25-3 record, talked about her team's reaction to the sudden cancelation of the 2020 season.
The suspension will be reconsidered on a week-to-week basis, and a decision on further suspension will be made Thursday.
Columbus City Council took decisive action Saturday to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, enacting a general curfew, limiting restaurant operations and social gatherings, and ordering many businesses to close entirely until further notice.
The MHSAA also canceled its state archery, choir and band championships and canceled spring football practice for the remainder of the school year.
Now the head athletic trainer at the Mississippi University for Women, Miller, 40, has stayed in the career he fell in love with more than 20 years ago. March is National Athletic Training Month, and Miller discussed the ins and outs of a field that is often misunderstood.
All local public schools had already announced they would close and suspend athletics for the duration of this week. The Columbus Municipal and Lowndes County school districts had suspended athletics until further notice.
A 31-0 win over Hunters Lane kicked off the weekend for the Trojans, but they suffered their first two losses of the season on Friday and Saturday.
The Mississippi State signee struck out 10 batters in 6⅔ scoreless innings as the Patriots improved to 11-1 on the season.
No local high school will be participating in sports between Monday and Friday, and the hiatus will be longer in some cases.
Columbus High School has also had all athletics canceled until further notice, according to a CHS coach.
The EMCC signee struck out four batters over his seven innings pitched. He also led the team with three hits and two RBIs at the plate.
Five local high school baseball teams played in five different locations in Mississippi and Alabama on Thursday as no determination has yet been made on limiting attendance or cancelling athletic events.
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