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MHSAA Weekly Reminder of Upcoming Events:

Apr. 30: Girls & Boys Golf Championships thru May 3 (sites on misshsaa.com/golf) May 4: Track Championships thru May 5 (Pearl High School) May 7: Tennis Championships thru May 10 (Parham Bridges, Jackson MS & Oxford, MS) May 10: Fast-Pitch Softball Championships thru May 12 (Mississippi State University & University …

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Congratulations to basketball teams

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our schools for their successes in the recent MHSAA-CSpire State Basketball Championships for 2018.  Eighty-four games were played in a nine day period to determine the eventual champions in our girls and boys six classifications.  Our student-athletes and coaches are to be commended for their outstanding play …

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Congratulations to soccer championship teams!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our championship teams who competed this past weekend in the MHSAA 2018 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Soccer State Championships.  Each championship game was well-played and extremely close on the scoreboard.  Participating teams are commended for their super effort and excellent display of sportsmanship throughout …

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Reminders about hosting tournaments, game administrators

Hosting Tournaments & Game Administrator Reminders for Sports of FP Softball & Baseball Please review these requirements for invitational tournaments: Playing Out of State, Approval Form Required Hosting a Tournament, Pre-Approval Form Required See Rules Governing Baseball & Softball MHSAA Handbook pages 141-144 School Checklist for Hosting a Tournament For …

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MHSAA Weekly Reminder of Upcoming Events:

Jan. 27:       Bowling regular season ends Jan. 29:       Archery first match Jan. 29:       Golf, tennis, Track & Field, Fast-Pitch Softball, Baseball practice begins Feb.  1:        Legislative Council / Executive Committee February Meeting Feb.  3:        Bowling …

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The Value of Education-Based Activity Programs to Students

Incorporating sports and other activity programs within the middle school, junior high and high school settings By combining the subjects learned in the classroom with experiences gained from the courts or fields, students have opportunities to learn important principles that help guide them for the rest of their lives. Sports and …

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Congrats to all of our state champions

We want to congratulate all of our member school teams who participated in sports and activities during our 2017 fall sports seasons. Our State Championship teams in athletics from this fall: Slow-Pitch Softball (October 21) Class 6A/5A: Neshoba Central Class 4A/3A: Newton County Class 2A/1A: Hamilton Swim (October 28) Class …

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Congrats to Cheer-Dance teams

Congratulations to our terrific MHSAA cheer and dance teams and coaches for a super event today at Ocean Springs High School. Special thanks to our school workers and volunteers who made this a special event for our students and fans.

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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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