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Lincoln County All-Star teams begin action Friday

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / 12-YEAR-OLD AMERICANS ALL-STARS - The Lincoln County American 12-year-old All-Stars captured first place in the Dixie Majors District Six baseball tournament at Leroy "Cowboy" Jones Memorial Field in Bude. The Americans will advance to play Puckett Friday night in the opening round of State Tournament at Mendenhall. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. Members of the Lincoln County Americans 12-year-old All-Stars team are (from left, first row) Joseph Smith, Dakota Willard, Matthew Burns, Piker Wallace, Logan Shelton, Jacob Smith; (back row) Jackson Carter, Coach Jess Carter, Colin Waldrop, Gage Brown, August Sullivan, Tyler Fortenberry, Head Coach Hugh Fortenberry, Caleb Carithers and Ty Webb.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / 12-YEAR-OLD AMERICANS ALL-STARS – The Lincoln County American 12-year-old All-Stars captured first place in the Dixie Majors District Six baseball tournament at Leroy “Cowboy” Jones Memorial Field in Bude. The Americans will advance to play Puckett Friday night in the opening round of State Tournament at Mendenhall. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. Members of the Lincoln County Americans 12-year-old All-Stars team are (from left, first row) Joseph Smith, Dakota Willard, Matthew Burns, Piker Wallace, Logan Shelton, Jacob Smith; (back row) Jackson Carter, Coach Jess Carter, Colin Waldrop, Gage Brown, August Sullivan, Tyler Fortenberry, Head Coach Hugh Fortenberry, Caleb Carithers and Ty Webb.

Three Lincoln County All-Star teams will be in action Friday as they prepare to travel Laurel and Mendenhall to participate in the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

In Dixie Majors, both the Nationals and Americans 12-year-old All-Stars will represent Lincoln County in the Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament in Mendenhall.

The tournament will also feature teams from Franklin County, Lawrence County, Walthall County, Columbia, Laurel, Canton, Puckett, Mendenhall, and Humphreys County.

The tournament bracket has been set as Franklin County battles Canton at 4 p.m.; Columbia Duckworth takes on Laurel Americans at 4 p.m.; Columbia faces the Lincoln County Nationals at 6 p.m.; The Lincoln County Americans battle Puckett at 6 p.m.; Walthall County tangles with Mendenhall at 8 p.m. and Lawrence County entertains Humphreys County at 8 p.m. on Friday night.

The championship contest is schedule to be played on Monday, July 20. The full bracket can be found on the Dixie Youth Baseball website.

Members of the Lincoln County Americans and Nationals All-Stars are:

Lincoln County Majors Americans:  Tyler Fortenberry, Jacob Smith, Joseph Smith, August Sullivan, Piker Wallace, Collin Waldrop, Gage Brown, Ty Webb, Jackson Carter, Dakota Willard, Matthew Burns, Caleb Carithers, Logan Shelton. Assistant Coaches:  Jeff Carter, Blake Wallace. Head Coach:  Hugh Fortenberry.

Lincoln County Majors Nationals: Dawson Hester, Sam Smith, Dylan Reeves, Colby Carwyle, Cooper Moak, Dylan Carter, Jonathan Allbritton, Konnor Fauver, Trace Brady, Connor Hall, Felder Sartin, Jarrett Tate (JT) McCaffrey.  Assistant Coaches:  Tate McCaffrey, Bill Allbritton. Head Coach:  Gareth Sartin.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / 12-YEAR-OLD NATIONALS ALL-STARS - The Lincoln County National 12-year-old All-Stars finished in second place in Dixie Majors District Six baseball tournament action at Leroy "Cowboy" Jones Memorial Field in Bude. The Nationals will advance to play Columbia Friday night in the opening round of State Tournament at Mendenhall. Members of the Lincoln County Nationals 12-year-old All-Stars team are (from left, first row) Konner Fauver, Sam Smith, Trace Brady, Felder Sartin, Dawson Hester, J.T. McCaffrey; (back row) Coach Bill Allbritton, Coach Tate McCaffrey, Dylan Carter, Cooper Moak, Jon Allbritton, Colby Carwyle, Dylan Reeves, Connor Hall and Head Coach Gareth Sartin.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / 12-YEAR-OLD NATIONALS ALL-STARS – The Lincoln County National 12-year-old All-Stars finished in second place in Dixie Majors District Six baseball tournament action at Leroy “Cowboy” Jones Memorial Field in Bude. The Nationals will advance to play Columbia Friday night in the opening round of State Tournament at Mendenhall. Members of the Lincoln County Nationals 12-year-old All-Stars team are (from left, first row) Konner Fauver, Sam Smith, Trace Brady, Felder Sartin, Dawson Hester, J.T. McCaffrey; (back row) Coach Bill Allbritton, Coach Tate McCaffrey, Dylan Carter, Cooper Moak, Jon Allbritton, Colby Carwyle, Dylan Reeves, Connor Hall and Head Coach Gareth Sartin.

In AAA action, the Lincoln County American 10-year-old All-Stars will be in action Friday as they participate in the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament in Laurel.

Other teams that will be participating in the tournament are Lawrence County, Hamilton, Cleveland East, St. Martin, Yazoo City, Pascagoula, Magee, Kosciusko, Laurel Nationals, Clarksdale, Laurel Americans and Iuka.

The tournament bracket has been released as games begin on Friday night. The championship contest is schedule to played on Tuesday, July 21. The full bracket can be found on the Dixie Youth Baseball website.

The Lincoln County Americans will play the Laurel Nationals at 8 p.m.

Members of the Lincoln County American All-Stars are:

Lincoln County AAA Americans:  Carter Holcomb, Payne Waldrop, Brandon Welch, Jacob Rushing, Caleb Smith, Caden Yarborough, Samuel Evans, Will Loy, Easton Sartin, Gavin Leggett, Corby Husser, Hunter Goebel. Assistant Coaches: Jeremy Loy, Corey Welch. Head Coach:  Sammy Holcomb.

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / 10-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN ALL-STARS - The Lincoln County American 10-year-old All-Stars won the District Six Tournament at Keystone Park in Brookhaven. The Americans will advance to play the Laurel Nationals All-Stars Friday night in the State Tournament in Laurel. Members of the Lincoln County Americans are (from left, first row) Caleb Smith, Payne Waldrop, Samuel Evans, Caden Yarborough, Easton Sartin, Carter Holcomb, Gavin Leggett; (back row) Will Loy, Hunter Goebel, Brandon Welch, Corby Husser and Jacob Rushing.

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / 10-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN ALL-STARS – The Lincoln County American 10-year-old All-Stars won the District Six Tournament at Keystone Park in Brookhaven. The Americans will advance to play the Laurel Nationals All-Stars Friday night in the State Tournament in Laurel. Members of the Lincoln County Americans are (from left, first row) Caleb Smith, Payne Waldrop, Samuel Evans, Caden Yarborough, Easton Sartin, Carter Holcomb, Gavin Leggett; (back row) Will Loy, Hunter Goebel, Brandon Welch, Corby Husser and Jacob Rushing.