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The Charleston Tigers baseball team finished the regular season 14-2 and will host Holly Springs Thursday in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association playoffs.

The Charleston High School Tigers’ varsity football team will host a spring game Thursday, May 10, against the Lake Cormorant Gators.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in Tiger Stadium on the Charleston campus.

Weather conditions have made it difficult for the Charleston High School Tigers baseball team to play, but they have managed to start the season with a perfect 6-0 record.

The Charleston High School Lady Tigers’ powerlifting team captured the Class II North State championship last week.

For a third straight year, the title was decided by tiebreaker.

On National Signing Day Feb. 7, Charleston High School linebacker Fred Hervey signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the four-time national Lions of East Mississippi Community College.

On National Signing Day Feb. 7, Charleston High School Tigers’ defensive back Dequan Street and linebacker Laderius “Bo” Curtis signed National Letters of Intent to play football for the Coahoma Community College Tigers.

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CHS opens region with 40-8 victory

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

The Charleston High School Tigers hosted the Amanda Elzy Panthers in the  Region 3-3A opener for both teams, trouncing the visitors 40-8 Friday night.

Charleston improved to 5-2 while Elzy dropped to 0-7.



Rams on the run

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

The Strider Rams’ Luke Smith (left) returns a kickoff during Friday night’s game against the DeSoto Thunderbirds at Joe B.


West Tally tops Leland to open region play

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

LELAND — The West Tallahatchie High School Choctaws defeated the Leland High School Cubs 28-21 here Friday night.

West Tally improved to 3-3 while Leland fell to 4-2.

The game marked the opening of Region 3-2A play for both teams.


Strider softball team finishes season strong

By DAMON STROUD,

STRIDER — The Strider Academy Lady Rams’ softball team closed out the season with an 8-7 extra-inning victory over Sharkey Issaquena at James Ramage Field.

With the victory, the Lady Rams finished the season with a 4-14 overall record.


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CHARLESTON — Charley Lee Williams, age 64, passed away at his home Tuesday, April 17.