High School Sports

Lady Raiders open softball season with five wins in tourney games

The Riverfield Academy Lady Raider softball team opened its 2018 season this past Friday and Saturday in impressive fashion, taking five wins in six games.

Timely hitting and pitching proved to be the Raiders best weapon against the five teams they competed against.

Hosting the 10th annual Lady Raider softball tournament, Coach Kyle King seemed pleased with his team’s grit and focus.

“Our pitching was very good for opening day and our hitting got better as we become more confident,” he said. “Defensively, we were average, but that will be cleaned up.”

Holly and Haley Salsbury

Holly and Haley Salsbury

Sisters win in district track

Riverfield Academy’s Haley and Holly Salsbury recently attended the MAIS District 3A Meet at MRA in Canton, Miss.

Haley won first place in the 3200, 1600 and 800 meter race. Holly won second place in the 800 meter race.

Both attended the South State Tournament at Clinton on April 28. Haley Salsbury took first place in the 3200 (two mile), 1600 (two mile) and the 800 meter race. Holly Salsbury took third place in the 800 meter race.

DCS tracks teams off to strong start in 2018

The DCS Track teams are off to a strong start this season with two meets under their belt.

The track teams competed in the T ri State D&H Relays March 3 and Cedar Creek March 8.

The DCS girls brought home the Cougar Relay  championship with a number of first place medals and other valuable scorers. 

In the field events: Ashari Jones took first place discus and second shot put while Megan Holloway took second place in long jump and third in triple jump.

RHS girls ready for playoffs

For the girls the playoffs have started not so much with a bang as with a whimper.  

The seventh seeded Lady Hornets played host to Beekman Charter, a district foe that Rayville vanquished  easily in two district games and seeded 26. You would not have known it by the play in the first quarter.  The girls came out tight and suffered through the worst first quarter of the year with eight only points.

Lady Hornets still undefeated

Despite a horrendous pre-district schedule, the Rayville Lady Hornets (10-9) captured a few prize pelts for their belts in wins over Wossman, Carroll, Neville and a split with the 5A powerhouse Ouachita. 

It served them well, for they have breezed through six district games by an average difference of 33 points a game.  And this is without two stalwart starters Shamari Franklin and Emonni Baker who were injured in the win over Ouachita on Dec. 23. So far they have not returned.


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