Sports notebook

Jones has strong opener for Frederick Keys
Former Eupora High School standout Devin Jones opened his 2013
baseball season in fine fashion last Friday, pitching the Frederick
Keys to an 11-1 win in minor league baseball action.

Jones went six innings and allowed just three hits, one walk and one
earned run, while striking out three. It was the season opener for
the Keys, who are a Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and
play in the Carolina League.

In nine games with the Keys last season, he went 7-1 and posted a
stout ERA of 2.80 while striking out 29 and walking just 12. Jones
played his college baseball at Mississippi State University. He was
taken in the ninth round by the Orioles in the 2011 draft.

— Austin Bishop
Scholarship golf
tourney this
A three-man, 27-hole golf tournament organized to raise college
scholarship funds for Ackerman High School students is set for this
Saturday at the Ackerman Country Club.

The fundraising tournament is held annually in honor of Phyllis
Graham and Steven Moss, a pair of AHS teachers were tragically killed
in a bus accident while on a school trip two years ago.

The entry fee is $50 per person or $150 for a three-person team. A
meal and refreshments will be available during the day. The first
nine holes will be used to set flights for the last 18 noels.

For more information on the tournament contact Gary Beals at
662-285-7083 or Drew Thomas at 662-831-0909.

— Austin Bishop
EMCC to host
SCOOBA – East Mississippi Community College will conduct cheerleading
tryouts for the upcoming 2013-14 school year April 19-20 on the
Scooba campus.

Under the guidance of newly hired head cheerleading coach Amy Thomas,
EMCC’s two-day cheerleading tryouts are open to all students,
including interested male cheerleaders, who plan to attend East
Mississippi Community College on a full-time basis during the
upcoming academic year. With full-tuition scholarships available for
both males and females, the EMCC cheer squad also has plans to
participate in camps and competitions this coming year.

The tryout process will commence Friday, April 19 with registration
and warm-ups beginning at 4:30 p.m. at EMCC’s Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

located on the Scooba campus. Tryouts will also be held the
following day starting at 8 a.m. again at Currie Coliseum.

Additional information, including a tryout application, can be found
on the school’s athletics website, Interested
students may also contact EMCC cheer coach Amy Thomas via phone
(662-476-5044) or e-mail (

— school reports
ECCC women’s
hoops sets tryouts
Tryouts for the 2013-14 East Central Community College women’s
basketball team will be held Wednesday, April 17 on the Decatur campus.

Activities are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood
Physical Education Building. Participants should provide their own
workout gear.

For more information, contact Lady Warrior head coach Crandal Porter,
601-636-6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His e-mail
address is
— school reports