Local team wins All-Star event
Ripley’s 11-12-year-old All-Stars win championship
Ripley’s 11-12-year-old All-Stars won the West Tennessee Youth Baseball Majors Gold Bracket Tournament championship, going 8-0 in the event. Ripley beat Crockett County twice, 13-0, and, 15-0. They also beat Munford twice, 8-0, and, 17-0. They beat Haywood, 14-0, and Medina twice, 19-9, and, 10-1. The head coach of the team was Austin Thompson, Jr., with assistant coaches Shawn Rose and Michael Demoss. Team members pictured are, from left, front row, Tristan Frazier, Sammie Smith, Kylan Hicks, Alex Caldwell, Carson Younger, Orlando Currie; back row, assistant Coach Shawn Rose, Will Rose, Marij Barbee, Luke Crook, head Coach Austin Thompson, Jr., Austin Thompson, III, Bodie Glenn, Omarion Pitts, and assistant Coach Michael Demoss. Coach Thompson dedicated the team’s victory to former Lauderdale County Mayor and long-time baseball Coach Rod Schuh.