The Washington School Lady Generals soccer team kept control of the game for the most part in their 1-1 tie with The Manchester Academy Lady Mavericks on Saturday. And that’s the part that troubled Lady Generals head coach Jeffrey Giachelli most.
Quietly and unassumingly, a local guy had his name called as part of the umpiring crew for regular season Southeastern Conference Women’s Softball game approximately a decade ago.
A few weeks ago, a hospital administrator in Cincinnati, Ohio felt the urge to stop by a local playground just to shoot around. Perhaps, the only time that the young people had ever seen this woman was in a pants suit or maybe in a business blazer and skirt.
Quietly and effectively, some local young baseball talent have been laying a foundation for years to come in Greenville.
Recently, head coach Corey Holmes Team Impact 8 and 9-year-old players demonstrated that they are among the elite in the state in their age group.
Back in the early 2000s, Michael Young was one of Greenville’s best and brightest prep basketball stars.
Local sports culture mirrors its larger national counterpart.
Celebration of football, basketball, baseball and hockey are the norm while track and field fights for public attention and support.
Yet, in track and field, some of the most amazing unheralded accomplishments are taking place right under our noses in the Delta.
Sports leagues tend to be competitive and charged with a heavy dose of athleticism that may intimidate those just trying to enjoy the social aspects and health benefits.
For the most part, the programs provided by the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department provide all of the above.
If one of the children participating in Saturday’s United States’ Tennis Association Mississippi Chapter National Junior Tennis League Rally goes on to win Wimbledon one day, it would indeed be a significant accomplishment.