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Former WC runner Hannah Huntley hangs up her running shoes

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Hannah Huntley, center, with her parents Clark and Claire Huntley. (Photo courtesy Hannah Huntley)

Former Warren Central High School star cross country runner Hannah Huntley has decided to hang up her running shoes to focus on school.

After graduating from WCHS in 2019, Huntley accepted a scholarship to run at Wallace State Community College.

“I chose Wallace because an official who used to see me run told me about the school, and I decided to take my chances there,” Huntley said.

Huntley had a successful first year at Wallace as she helped her team win the conference championship. Wallace also competed in the Nationals in New Mexico where Huntley placed third on her team.

Not long after the season ended, Huntley decided not to return to Wallace’s cross country team to focus on academics instead.

“Wallace didn’t offer my major, so I ended up transferring to Mississippi State University, and I’m now majoring in accounting,” Huntley said.

Huntley is now a sophomore at MSU. She thanked all those special people who stuck with her during her running days.

“I would like to thank my high school coach Jessica Comer, my parents Claire and Clark Huntley, my college coaches Stan Narewski and Tony Crider, and my freshman roommate Juliana Ballew.

Huntley is now taking classes in Starkville and is scheduled to graduate in 2023 from Mississippi State University.

 

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Alabama’s coach Nick Saban and Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

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University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and UA Athletic Director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19.

“I found out earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19,” Saban said Wednesday in statement from the university. “I immediately left work and isolated at home. At this time, I do not have any symptoms relative to COVID, and I have taken another PCR test to confirm my diagnosis.”

Byrne also released a statement Wednesday.

“Today, I received notice that my COVID-19 test from this morning came back positive,” Byrne said. “Upon hearing the news, I immediately entered self-isolation and will remain at home and follow all guidelines. We’ve been diligent about mask wearing and social distancing from the start and want to continue to encourage you all to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of this virus for yourself and those around you.”

No. 2 Alabama is set to play No. 3 Georgia Saturday. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will fill in as interim head coach during Saban’s absence.

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Ole Miss football team dealing with COVID-19 issues

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Ole Miss football is having problems with COVID-19.

After multiple sources reported the news, head coach Lane Kiffin confirmed it.

“For the first time, we are having an issue with that,” Kiffin said at a press conference. “I’m not going to get into the numbers. It’s very difficult moving people around, and we’re already beat up to from high play count Saturday versus great team.”

The Rebels are scheduled to take on the University of Arkansas Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas. If the game needs to be postponed, it will have to be done by Friday.

Most of the Rebels key players, including quarterback Matt Corral and wide receiver Elijah Moore, were at practice Wednesday, a positive sign for Ole Miss. The Rebels are 1-2 and is are expected to win Saturday’s game if COVID-19 doesn’t force multiple players to sit it out.

An announcement on whether Ole Miss will play this week can be expected no later than tomorrow.

 

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VHS basketball coach Kelvin Carter selected to coach Mississippi All-Star Game

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Vicksburg High School head basketball coach Kelvin Carter has been selected to coach in the Mississippi All Star Game.

Carter, who is going into his fourth season as the Gator’s head coach, has found plenty of success since he took over the basketball program in 2017 after the retirement of longtime VHS coach Dellie Robinson. The Gators finished last season with a 20-10 record under Carter’s leadership, sending the team to the playoffs.

This will be Carter’s first time coaching an all-star game, and he will coach the North Conference in the Mississippi Association of Coaches North-South All-Star Game. The game is scheduled for March 20, 2021, at Mississippi College.

The Gators are expected to have another great season under Carter this year. They continue to improve each year under his leadership.

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