Lady Wildcats face top foes this week


The Kemper County High School fast-pitch soft­ball team was set to close out district play this week against the top two teams in the league.

KCHS, which entered the week 10-2 overall and 5-2 in league play, were set to host Nanih Waiya on Tuesday, then travel to Ackerman on Thursday to face Choctaw County High School. CCHS began the week at 6-1 in league play, while Nanih Waiya is 5-1.

Kemper County has already clinched a spot in the MHSAA Class 2A State Playoffs that are set to begin on April 22. The Lady Wildcats plan to close out the regular season at Noxapater this coming Tuesday.

“These girls have worked really hard,” said head coach Freddy Thomas. “They have dealt with the rain outs, the missed days of practice, and the normal ups and down of a long softball season with great performances. I’m proud of them.”

The Lady Wildcats took a 14-6 win over Philadel­phia last week behind a 14-strikeout performance by Neera Bell in the circle.

Rodezah Smith had a big first-inning triple for the winners, while Kylan Grace and Bell had two hits each for KCHS.

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