Self-taught pitcher of the Coahoma County High School girls’ softball team, freshman Nyriah Artis is definitely an athlete we’ll be hearing about in the coming years. She’s described as a leader both on and off the field, and comes from a family of academic and athletic background.
Lee Academy had two freshman players (Maggie Etheridge and Alexis Oliver) this season to win girls’ 1 and 2 singles at the district tournament. Alexis Oliver, last year’s number one girls’ singles player for Lee, came in second this year at North State and will play in the overall State Tournament.
Seventh-grade phenomenon and already a threat on the track, Treashon Clark is easily becoming a familiar name. Of the four events she competes in (200m dash, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and the 4x200m relay), Clark states her favorite being the 100m hurdles.
A senior at Coahoma County High School and collegiate prospect, Shuniia Wrenn is at the top of her game. Recently a member of the 2019 Girls’ Delta Valley Conference Champions, Wrenn serves as the third leg on the girls’ 4x100 meter relay team, runs the meters and also long jumps.
Last Thursday, Coahoma’s renowned high school coach received the one award missing from his arsenal. Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. awarded Derrick Moore of Coahoma County High School “Coach of the Year” for boys’ basketball.
With a 7-2 record for the season, the Lady Wildcats softball team continues to develop as the season progresses. Clarksdale split Tuesday’s double header 1-1 against Yazoo City, starting off strong (obtaining most of their runs due to advancements from stolen bases) and winning the first game 10-8; then losing the second 16-8.
In Saturday’s Delta Valley Conference meet, the Coahoma County High School girls’ track and field team took home the trophy and the boys’ team placed 4th. “I was a little unsure about this meet, because I knew I was going in without a couple of my fastest runners,” says coach Derrick Moore.
While some schools are excited to have one player to represent their area, the Coahoma County Red Panthers graced the stage with three athletes last Saturday as Mississippi College in Clinton hosted the state junior all-star game in its A.E. Wood Coliseum.