Trinity wins All-Sports

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NATCHEZ — After winning state championships in football and baseball as well as coming close to making it an unprecedented five state titles altogether, it is with no surprise that Trinity Episcopal’s athletics program won the 2010-2011 MAIS All-Sports Award in Class A.

Trinity Episcopal finished with 42 total points, a good 15 points clear of second-place University Christian School. Trinity had nearly half of its points in football and baseball. Each sport received 10 points for first place.

The school’s varsity boys’ and varsity girls’ basketball teams racked up seven points apiece after finishing second in their respective state tournaments. The girls’ cross country team added another four points after finishing second to DeSoto School at the state meet.

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The boys’ cross country team earned two points for finishing third at the state meet. The girls’ tennis team also garnered two points for a third-place finish to its season.

The only other area school in Class A to receive any points was Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. It ended up in 16th place with six points for winning the boys’ cross country title.

Tensas Academy did not place in the top four in any sport and finished with no points.

In Class AA, Centreville Academy finished in a tie for fourth place with 20 points. Oddly enough, the school the Tigers’ baseball team defeated in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion to win its first state championship in that sport, Simpson Academy, was the one it ended up in a tie with.

While Centreville’s 10 points gave it its 20 points, Simpson Academy got seven points for its runner-up finish to end up with 20 points. But unlike in previous years, Centreville did not get any points in football because it finished out of the top four.

Instead, the other 10 points the Tigers’ athletic program got was from winning the state title in boys’ track.

Adams County Christian School and Wilkinson County Christian Academy, two schools that yearly place in the top 20, both wound up with zero points this school year.

Brookhaven Academy won the 2010-2011 MAIS All-Sports Award in Class AA with 33 total points – even though the school’s only states title during the year were in boys’ and girls’ tennis.