The New Hope and Caledonia baseball teams wrapped up their first-round MHSAA playoff series with a pair of victories Friday.
New Hope beat Canton 17-0 on the road, while Caledonia took care of Yazoo City 10-1 at home.
The Trojans scored 11 runs in the first inning en route to their win.
Jacob Humbers struck out 12 over six innings for the Cavaliers (19-8), giving up just one hit. Humbers also went 2 for 3 at the plate.
New Hope will face Lafayette in its second-round series, while Caledonia will play the winner of Corinth and Choctaw Central. Corinth holds a 1-0 lead in the series.
Starkville 4, Hernando 3, Friday
HERNANDO — Starkville High School beat Hernando 4-3 in the first game of its MHSAA Class 5A first-round playoff series Friday at Hernando.
The Yellow Jackets hosted the Tigers at 6 p.m. Saturday in Game 2. Results will appear in Monday’s edition of The Dispatch.
Cleveland Central 3, West Point 2, Friday
CLEVELAND — West Point lost Game 1 of its MHSAA Class 5A first-round playoff series Friday at Cleveland Central.
The Green Wave hosted the Wolves at 7 p.m. Saturday in Game 2. Results will appear in Monday’s edition of The Dispatch.
Prep Track and Field
Caledonia sends 21 to state
The Caledonia High School track and field team sent 21 athletes to Saturday’s MHSAA Class 2A/4A/6A championships in Pearl.
In the Class 4A north state championship, Tenyzia Lathan won the girls high jump, and Clara Hurst was fourth in the girls triple jump. The girls four-by-800 relay team of Jade Hall, Elayna McKee, Dominique Hodges and Karianne Reed also qualified.
On the boys side, Tre Bohannon was second in the high jump, and Micah O’Daniel was fourth in the triple jump. Jacob Huff was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.
The Cavs’ four-by-100 relay team of Kewon Wyatt, Anthony Fason, Darquez Williams and Darrius Triplett finished second, as did the four-by-400 relay team of Jarvis Leigh, Jeremy Emerson, Bohannon and Logan Burges.
The four-by-200 relay team of Micah O’Daniel, Fason, Bohannon and Triplett was third. So was the four-by-800 relay team of Logan Powell, Daniel Burleson, Braden Walters and Tyler Merlin.
Starkville High School’s Diamond Brooks finished second in the long jump at Saturday’s Class 6A championships. The Jackets’ boys four-by-100 relay team of Leroy Hollingshed, Stacy Robinson, Martez Harris and Amaryion Howard placed third.
Full results from Saturday’s meet will appear in Monday’s edition.
Stegall sets state record in 3,200, wins two other events
JACKSON — Heritage Academy’s Sid Stegall set an MAIS record for the 3,200-meter run Friday and won two more events Saturday in MAIS Class 4A championships at Jackson Academy.
Stegall ran the race in 10 minutes, 12 seconds to win the MAIS Class 4A title and break the state record in the process.
On Saturday, he won the 1,600 meters in 4:34.92, the best mark in any MAIS classification. An hour later, he won the 800 in 1:59.85.
Stubbs wins boys high jump
JACKSON — Starkville Academy senior Wilkes Stubbs set a school record and won the boys triple jump at the MAIS Class 4A meet.
Stubbs’ mark of 42 feet, 9.75 inches was the best time in Starkville Academy history and good enough for first place in the state.
Brody Bennett finished seventh in boys discus for the Vols. The Vols’ four-by-200 relay was fifth.
On the girls side, Lillee Alpe was fifth in the triple jump. Abby Winston was seventh in the long jump, and Zaidee Wall was eighth.