First, a peek at Friday’s prep page. We’ll have stories on tennis and Tupelo’s middle school baseball program; a notebook; new baseball and softball rankings; and The Coaching Qs with new Tupelo hoops boss Grant Pate.
Some big games Friday, too. East Union and Mantachie square off in a Region 1-2A game, with seedings on the line. In 1-4A, Saltillo visits Itawamba AHS, with the winner claiming the No. 4 playoff seed. And on Saturday, Houston travels to Nettleton with the 2-3A title on the line.
And the fast-pitch softball playoffs start Saturday. I’ll have brackets up sometime tomorrow, and they’ll be in Saturday’s paper. The season ends tonight, so the field is not yet set.
By the way, here’s my column from today’s Daily Journal: