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Digital ticketing great option for fans

The MHSAA and other NFHS state associations are experiencing great success in offering spectators and fans digital ticketing opportunities (pre-event tickets) offered online for sports and activities playoffs and championship events. Several MHSAA member schools are offering their fans easy access to purchase digital tickets in advance of the games …

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Upcoming events

Month of October Events: October 4        Legislative Council / Executive Committee October Meeting October 6        First Round Slow Pitch Softball Playoffs October 13      Regional Marching Band Evaluations at 5 Sites (Tupelo HS, East MS Community College, Pearl HS, Gulfport HS) October 15      Winter Sports – Soccer Bowling and Basketball Practices …

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Three administrators joining MHSAA Executive Committee

Chad Harrison has been an assistant superintendent for the Scott County School District  since 2014. He worked 19 seasons as girls basketball coach at Scott Central High School, winning three state championships during his tenure. Mr. Harrison was elected  by District VI to be their representative. Dr. Sue Townsend was elected …

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MHSAA To Conduct High School Counselor Workshops

Principals and Athletic Directors: Dates and sites for our 2018 MHSAA High School Counselor Workshops have been selected. The every-other-year workshop focuses on best practices, MHSAA academic eligibility and NCAA compliance so our high school counselors, with current information, are better able to assist our student athletes. Agenda, topics, and speakers will …

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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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MHSAA School Safety Protocols For Athlete-Coach-Spectator Participation

Student (All Sports and Activities) Pre-participation Physical Form Pre-participation Clearance Form Pre-participation Concussion Form 15 – Day Acclimatization Period Preseason Parent / Student / Coach Meeting Coach (All Sports & Activities) First Aid Certification (5 yr. recertification period, NCSS, American Red Cross) C.P.R. Certification (2 yr. recertification period) Concussion Course …

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Congratulations to bowling champions

CONGRATULATIONS to MHSAA State Bowling Champion teams for 2018 following last week’s tournament at Metro 24 Bowling Center in Jackson. Class I Girls: Tupelo Christian defeated East Union in the finals. Class I Boys: East Union defeated Kossuth in the finals. Class II Girls: Neshoba Central defeated Long Beach in …

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Congrats to Fast Pitch Champions

Congratulations to our 2018 MHSAA Fast-Pitch Softball Champions and Runner-up teams: Class 6A Fast-Pitch State Championship (Game 2): DeSoto Central 3, Harrison Central 1 (FINAL), Lady Jaguars win their first fast-pitch title. Class 5A Fast-Pitch State Championship (Game 2): Neshoba Central 6, Pearl River Central 2 (FINAL). Lady Rockets win …

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Congrats to 2018 tennis champs

Five schools earned championship trophies and banners Monday in the MHSAA State Tennis Championships at Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson (Class 6A and 5A) and FNC Tennis Center in Oxford (4A, 3A and Class 1A/2A). In the 6A finals, Ocean Springs defeated two-time defending champion Madison Central 5-2 for the …

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The Inherent Risk Of Sport Specialization

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything …

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2018 Powerlifting Champions

CLASS I      Girls       East Union HS       Runner-up:  Bruce HS CLASS II     Girls       Moss Point HS       Runner-up:  South Pike HS CLASS III    Girls       D’Iberville HS         Runner-up:  Holmes …

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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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