sports

As the school year draws to an end with it comes the culmination of another sports season. This year has seen many successes when it comes to the sports scene. The All Sports Championship was claimed by the Scotland County Tigers this season and for the second time in three seasons. The All Sports Award is presented to the school that accumulates the greatest number of points based on conference finish in their respective sport. The following 7 sports are recognized in the All Sports formula: softball, football, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, baseball, girls track, and boys’ track. This season each of the preceding sports programs finished their conference slate with a first or second place campaign.

This year, the final season of the Tri-Rivers Conference, saw champions crowned in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, and baseball. The softball, football, girls’ track, and boys’ track teams all registered second place conference finishes. The outstanding team performances allowed individual stars to shine. The correlation between team success and individual accolades was certainly evident as the Scotland County athletes earned 4 of the 7 Conference Most Valuable Player awards during the 2015-2016 season. The girls’ basketball team won their second consecutive district title this season. Also, a sectional victory resulted in the first quarterfinal berth in program history. The golf team collected the fourth Conference Championship of the season while competing in the Conference Tournament. They added another individual top honor with a conference medalist. The scholar bowl team won a district title for the second straight season and had the MVP of our district.

In summary, the 2015-2016 season saw the 8 sports programs combine to win 4 of the 8 Conference Championships and saw Tiger athletes collect 5 of the 8 Conference Most Valuable Players honors. I want to congratulate the players and coaches, while extending a very deserving thank you to everyone involved. The view from the top is superb, especially when you have witnessed the view from the bottom. Keep working hard to finish this campaign and start preparing for the next.

The Memphis FFA Trap teams had an extremely successful year. The boys team brought home first place trophies from shoots at Madison, Schuyler and Paris besting between 35-40 teams at each contest. They also captured their first Area III Championship by posting an amazing score of 122/125. They finished fourth at Districts in October and ended the season in April with an 11th place finish at the State shoot. This year we added a girls’ squad to the team, and they brought home a first place finish in the girls’ division at the Paris shoot.

Great job SC Tigers!

Submitted by Athletic Director Lance Campbell