If you haven’t heard by now, the MHSAA has ruled that Lakyn Nelson will not be allowed to play basketball this season for North Pontotoc, but she will be able to play fast-pitch softball this spring. Nelson, the Daily Journal’s 2007 slow-pitch softball Player of the Year, transferred from Mooreville over Christmas break.
Mooreville officials filed a complaint with the MHSAA, claiming the move was made for athletic purposes. Mooreville and North Pontotoc are both in Region 1-3A.
Nelson’s father, Kerry Nelson, has said that the move was something that’s been planned for a while. He is from Thaxton and is building a house on family-owned land. The Nelsons are living in a rented house for now. Mr. Nelson posted his views on the matter on Mississippi Sports Talk. Here’s the link: http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=397&f=1493&t=1853126&sto=pagestart
I will talk to him today, as well as the Mooreville folks, and have a story in Wednesday’s editions.