Young baseball players in Columbus are invited to a free baseball camp Saturday at Probst Park.
The “Juice & Friends Youth Baseball Camp” featuring Joshua “Juice” Tate will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The camp will cover hitting, fielding and base running. This one-day camp will cover all things baseball: hitting, fielding, throwing, catching and base running. Players will also participate in fun games and put their new skills to the test.
Instruction will be provided by local middle school, high school and current and former collegiate players. Each camper needs to bring his/her own glove and bat, as well as a water bottle, and each is asked to dress in athletic gear.
Masks are recommended.
COVID forces schedule changes at The W
Mississippi University for Women has announced several schedule changes for its men’s basketball team.
In accordance with COVID-19 management protocols, Wednesday’s home game against Rust College has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 9. Saturday’s game at Pensacola Christian College has been postponed with no makeup date announced, and the Jan. 29 game at Covenant College has been canceled.
The Owls were scheduled to play Covenant on Saturday, but that game was canceled. They played Rust on Jan. 5 in Holly Springs, falling 83-65.
Barring any changes to the schedule, The W’s next home game will be jan. 25 against Southeastern Baptist College.
For schedule updates, visit owlsathletics.com.
Carter earns second SEC Freshman of the Week honor
Mississippi State’s Denae Carter was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for women’s basketball for the second time this season after helping the shorthanded Bulldogs to two SEC wins.
Carter played 69 minutes in two games and was one of four players to play more than 67 of the possible 80 minutes last week.
The 6-foot Carter anchored the post for the Bulldogs, recording 17 rebounds, nine points, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots across the two games.
Carter recorded her sixth double-digit rebounding performance of the season against Alabama.
Lions improve three more spots in rankings
The East Mississippi Community College men’s basketball team moved up to No. 13 in this week’s NJCAA Division I rankings.
Now 9-2 overall and 2-0 in MACCC play while riding a current six-game winning streak, head coach Billy Begley’s EMCC Lions are slated to return to action for the first time in a month by playing host to Holmes at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Lions’ return to competition following the semester break was delayed a week when their scheduled Jan. 6 contest at Copiah-Lincoln was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns. The makeup date for last week’s postponement has been set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in Wesson.
The Lions’ No. 13 national ranking marks their highest chart position since EMCC’s 2013-14 team was ranked 11th in the NJCAA’s preseason poll.