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MSU standout Savannah Carter hired as an assistant coach at PRCC

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Former  Mississippi State University women’s basketball standout Savannah Carter has been hired as an assistant coach at Pearl River Community College n Poplarville, Mississippi.

PRCC head coach Scotty Fletcher announced Carter’s hiring Thursday.

“I am beyond excited to welcome Savannah Carter to my coaching staff. Savannah brings so many things to the table that are invaluable within a program. She came highly recommended from Texas associate head coach Johnnie Harris from their time together at Mississippi State,” Fletcher said in a statement. “When you look at her playing resume and see that she won a national championship at the junior college level and went on to be part of two 20-plus win seasons at Mississippi State and started in the most rigorous league in the country and played in the NCAA tournament, I think that speaks volumes.”

Carter was head coach at Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas, from 2018 to 2020.

Fletcher was more than satisfied with Carter’s history of coaching.

“When I visited with Savannah, I quickly realized she has a true passion for developing young women on the court and off. I love the fact that she has worked in the junior college ranks and also been a head coach,” Fletcher said. “She is fully aware of what is required from that position serving as both assistant coach and head coach.

“I think she will make an immediate impact on recruiting and player development within our program.”

Carter was one of the nation’s top point guards at Tulsa Memorial High School in Oklahoma, where she was named as an All-American in 2011. She went on to play at Grambling, Trinity CC and Mississippi State University, and she made a big impact on each of her teams.

Carter now joins the PRCC Wildcats who finished with a 15-9 record. She will also be the team’s recruiting coordinator and work with the point guards.

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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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Kelvin Carter (photo by Andre Carter)

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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Wade Carter remembered as a great football player who once shined for the Vikings

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Wade Carter, who died Friday, Oct. 9, is remembered as a great football player for the Warren Central Vikings.

Carter was a star linebacker for the Vikings in 2006, playing under WC’s former head coach Curtis Brewer. He was an outstanding player who helped lead the team to many victories in his high school days.

In 2007, Carter was selected to play in the Bernard Blackwell Classic by the Mississippi Association of Coaches because of his great senior season. He had finished the 2006 season with an impressive 113 tackles, leading the Viking’s defense.

Carter’s hard work on the field never went unnoticed, and he impressed many college scouts around Mississippi. A few months before graduation in 2007, Carter signed a football scholarship to play at Hinds Community College.

Carter died last week at the early age of 31 after being shot at LD’s Kitchen Oct. 6. A suspect, James Earl Winters, 29, remains at large.

Carter leaves behind plenty of family, friends and former teammates who will miss him dearly.

 

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