It’s been a little more than a month since former Columbia High School baseball player Blake Broom’s life was cut short as the result of an automobile accident, but the 19-year-old’s legacy continues to live on.
While Columbia Academy’s senior baseball players have already cemented their high school legacy on the diamond after capturing the MAIS AAA State Championship last Thursday night, four of them will get a chance to further their high school accolades this Friday in Jackson.
Miranda Magee, a Columbia Academy graduate, had a record-breaking season as a freshman at Southwest Mississippi Community College while leading led the Lady Bears to their second consecutive Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges playoff berth.
Running hurdles is one of the most difficult things to do in all of sports, but East Marion sophomore Tytianna Porter makes it look easy as she claimed the Class 2A State Championship in the 100-meter hurdles at Pearl High School on May 6.
All Columbia Academy’s baseball team had to do was play seven clean innings of baseball last Saturday afternoon and it would advance to the MAIS AAA State Championship series, but the Cougars had something else entirely in mind.