‘City Earns Top 10, All Sports Awards

Calhoun City High School finished eighth in Class 1A in the All Sports Awards released last week by The Clarion Ledger.


By JOEL?McNEECE
Calhoun City High School finished eighth in Class 1A in the All Sports Awards released last week by The Clarion Ledger.
The Wildcats’ athletic program only competed in six of a possible 22 sports in which schools could earn points, but ‘City made up the difference by excelling in those six.
The powerlifting team won the state championship. The football team finished as the Class 1A runner-up. The boys’ basketball team advanced to the state semifinals. Wildcat tracksters advanced to the state meet and the baseball team advanced deep into the playoffs.
“It’s a big honor to be up there with all these schools that offer so many sports than we do,” Calhoun City Athletic Director Mike Ray said. “We’ve been real strong in the big three sports (football, baseball, basketball) for the past several years and now are other sports are coming on and competing well also. That’s what we want –?a well-rounded competitive athletic program.”
West Union took top honors in Class 1A. they compete in 10 different sports. Myrtle, East Webster, Pisgah, Cathedral, St. Aloysius and Ingomar rounded out the schools that finished above Calhoun City. Each one of them competes in at least one more sport than does the Wildcats, giving them a decided advantage in overall points.
Other classification winners were – Madison Central, 5A; Oxford, 4A; Corinth, 3A; and St. Andrews, 2A.

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