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Missouri State head coach Kellie Harper smiles as he directs her team during a regional semifinal game against Stanford in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on March 30. Harper will take the reins at her alma mater Tennessee, one of women’s college basketball’s most storied programs.

Lady 'Cats go on the road to batter Northwood 16-4

SUMMERVILLE - McKenzie Truett drove in five runs and scored three runs to lead Laurence Manning Academy to a 16-4 varsity softball win over Northwood Academy on Monday at the NA field. Truett was 3-for-5 with two doubles. RandiLynn Holcombe had a …

Boyd tosses 2-hit shutout, fans 16 in LMA's 10-0 win over FCS

FLORENCE - Andrew Boyd struck out 16 batters and threw a 2-hit shutout to lead Laurence Manning Academy to a 10-0 varsity baseball win over Florence Christian School on Friday at the FCS field. LMA, which improved to 8-3 overall and 4-0 in SCISA …

The Laurence Manning Academy speed and strength team won its fourth consecutive SCISA State Speed and Strength Meet and its fifth in the last six years on Saturday at Wilson Hall by posting an overall score of 552, the highest in LMA history. Members of the team are, first row, left to right: Wyatt Roland, Jackson Brown, Brewer Brunson, Garrett Black, Cameron Molina and Johnathan Griffith. Second row: Reed Jordan, Chase Lee, Cody Embree, Grayson Gamble, Kodie Reaves, Gabe Harris, Henry Black and head coach Shawn McCord. Not pictured are JD Burroughs, Connor Smith and Nolan Osteen.

LMA Strength and Speed team wins 4th title

Laurence Manning Academy can claim it's the strongest SCISA school in the state - yet again. The LMA speed and strength team won its fourth straight SCISA State Speed and Strength meet at Wilson Hall on Saturday, giving it five titles in the last …

Laurence Manning pitcher Liz Hussey delivers a pitch during the Lady Swampcats' 17-0 victory over Wilson Hall on Thursday at Patriot Park SportPlex. More photos from the game online at www.theitem.com.

Laurence Manning whips archrival Wilson Hall 17-0 in five innings

It was all Lady Swampcats at Patriot Park SportPlex on Thursday. Laurence Manning Academy defeated Wilson Hall 17-0 in five innings at Patriot Park behind a 1-hit shutout by senior pitcher Elizabeth Hussey. "She was as strong as I've ever seen …

LMA blanks Andrews 3-0; Lakewood rolls over Manning

Laurence Manning 3 Andrews 0 ANDREWS - Elizabeth Hussey tossed a 1-hit shutout to lead Laurence Manning Academy's varsity softball team to a 3-0 win over Andrews High School on Monday at the AHS field. Hussey struck out 13 and walked seven. …