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November events and reminders

Nov. 2          Soccer, Bowling & Basketball Classics Nov. 3          Football Round 1 (2A.3A,4A) Nov. 4          Cross Country Championships (2A, 4A,6A) Marching Championships (1A – 5A) Nov. 6          Cross Country Championships (1A, 3A,5A) Nov. 10 …

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Congratulations to high school bands

Congratulations to all of our participating MHSAA high school bands and directors for their success in the recent MHSAA State Marching Evaluations.  Special thanks to our host sites, site managers and the numerous volunteers who helped to make this years marching band evaluations special for our students and schools. 2017State …

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MHSAA conducts workshop for superintendents

The annual MHSAA Superintendents Workshop was held on September 19 at the MHSAA office in Clinton, MS. Approximately forty-five superintendents, principals and athletic directors were in attendance to hear the outstanding presentations of various school personnel, MHSAA coordinators of events and the MHSAA staff. The workshop began at 8:30 am …

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Speech And Debate Workshop A Success

On August 18-19th, speech and debate coaches from across the great state of Mississippi met at the MHSAA offices to begin the 2017-2018 competition season. On the first day coaches discussed the new state manual for competition led by MHSAA Coordinator, Shane Cole. This was followed by discussion of the …

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High School Activities Bring Communities Together

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes …

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A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention

A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention-2   A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Course Objectives: Recognize that Exertional Heatstroke (EHS) is the leading preventable cause of death among athletes. Know the importance of a formal pre-season heat acclimatization plan. Know the importance of having …

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End of School Year Communication to Member Schools

MHSAA Member Schools, As we look back on the 2016-17 school year, we feel tremendously blessed to be involved in education-based interscholastic sports and activity programs. Our goals of enhancing student-participation, optimizing performance and promoting health and safety were centers of focus throughout the entire year. The values and lessons …

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2017 Speech and Debate Championship Results

CONGRATULATIONS  to our speech and debate teams, individual performers and coaches who participated in the 2017 MHSAA Speech and Debate Championships held at Northwest Rankin High School. The prestigious event provided a first-class educational experience for our student participants, the very best our state has to offer. Special thanks and …

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Congratulations to powerlifting winners

Congratulations to all participants and their teams who took part in the MHSAA State Powerlifting Championships on Friday, April 14th at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. In Class I Girls, East Union won the championship and Calhoun City was runner-up. In Class II Girls, Moss Point won the championship and …

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NFHS safety courses online

NFHS (SAFETY) COURSES CURRENTLY ONLINE FOR HS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES nfhslearn.com 1. First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches 2. Concussion in Sports 3. Heat Illness Prevention 4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest 5. Coaching Pole Vault 6. Strength and Conditioning 7. Sports Nutrition 8. Introduction to Pitch Smart 9. Blocking, …

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Congratulations to soccer winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all sixteen schools and teams who participated in the MHSAA Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Soccer State Championships this past Saturday. · West Lauderdale defeated Richland 7-0 to win the Class 4A girls title and finish with a 23-0 record. · Oxford finished a 19-0 season …

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Congratulations to cross country winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all teams and participants in the MHSAA State Cross Country Championships which were held November 5th and 7th at Choctaw Trails in Jackson, MS. Class 6A boys, Ocean Springs (60 points) finished first with Pearl (63 points) second. Class 6A girls, Ocean Springs (27 points) finished first with Tupelo (80 …

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It’s that time of year: Proactive Sports Reminders

It’s that time of year: Proactive Sports Reminders 1) Region play has begun in the sport of football. The rivalry and intensity of the games has picked up for our players, coaches and fans. Please continue to follow your security plan and make good sportsmanship a top priority. Head coaches, …

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Administrators take part in workshop

One-hundred and six participants convened at the MHSAA office in Clinton, MS on August 23, 2016 to participate in the MHSAA New Athletic Director / New Principal Workshop. The workshop began at 8:30 am and ended at 1:45 pm.  Lunch was provided by Dickey’s Barbecue.          Workshop topics and …

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Great Start to New Year!

Please note the upcoming First Year AD / First Year Principal Orientation session to be held at the MHSAA office on August 23rd. (Sign up for August here …. there is no cost for the orientation) School Year Start Up … misshsaa.com : Beginning August 1, all athletic directors must …

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Important reminder for football jamborees

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Fall Football Jamboree (Safety Guidelines) Please follow the rules for teams participating in a preseason football jamboree on August 12 or August 13, 2016. No scrimmage is allowed before Friday, August 12. RULES GOVERNING FOOTBALL, rule #2, page115, Handbook …. “There may be a controlled scrimmage (Jamboree) allowed …

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Congratulations to our bands

We want to congratulate all our talented band students and dedicated directors for their fine performances at this year’s state concert band evaluation. For the first time, we divided the event into three geographical locations and hope it was most beneficial to your schools. The MHSAA is most appreciative of …

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Football guidelines aimed at health and safety

In an effort to increase the level of health and safety for student-athletes participating in the sport of football, the MHSAA executive committee approved the following guidelines to be effective beginning with the 2016 – 17 football season: Fall Practice Immersion tubs required in August. Weeks 1 & 2:  For the …

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