The MHSAA is investigating the transfer of Lakyn Nelson from Mooreville to North Pontotoc. Let’s hope the investigator, whoever it is this time, will figure out how to knock on doors.
Nelson, a junior, is the reigning Daily Journal Player of the Year in slow-pitch softball and is a fine basketball player, too. She is currently enrolled at North Pontotoc.
Her family has moved to a rented house in Ecru over Christmas break. They are building a house there on family-owned land – her father, Kerry Nelson, is originally from nearby Thaxton and attended North Pontotoc – and it should be completed by the end of the school year. Meggin, Lakyn’s younger sister, also plays softball and basketball.
Dr. Ennis Proctor, the MHSAA executive director, told me today that the transfer is “under investigation” and that a decision should be rendered within a week’s time. He offered no further comment.