Just because it’s June doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on in the high school sports world.
For starters, a couple of big coaching vacancies were filled earlier this week. Amory hired Cade Hoggard, a former standout at Oxford, to lead its baseball program (1:57). And Myrtle promoted Jeremy Smithey to head football coach after the departure of Justin Hollis (5:08).
June also means summer basketball leagues. Dalton has an update on Houston’s boys (6:53), who return all their key pieces from a 22-win team and have also added a 6-foot-6 freshman. Brad looks at Pine Grove’s girls (9:40), who return Loren Elliott but also have some promising young talent behind her.
The Daily Journal held its annual Winter/Spring Sports Banquet on Tuesday, and the guys have a recap of some of the overall winners (12:12). Brad and Dalton also look ahead to the All-Area baseball and softball teams coming out on Sunday (13:28), and they remember Gerald Snider, the longtime basketball scout who died last week (16:28).