MHSAA looking into student eligibility at Loyd Star

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Mississippi High School Activities Association is currently investigating student eligibility at Loyd Star involving the baseball program.

Todd Kelly, director of development and communications for the MHSAA, confirmed to The Daily Leader Wednesday morning there is currently an investigation into the program.

The Loyd Star baseball team won the 2017 2A state championship with a two-game sweep of East Union at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The Hornets finished the season with a dominant 37-2 overall record and didn’t lose a game until the second round of the 2A state playoffs.

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It was the first 2A state championship for Loyd Star in 37 years.

If the MHSAA decides that the students are ineligible, the 2A state title could be stripped.

“They are investigating, but no names or further information can be released at this time,” Loyd Star principle Robin Case said.

“There is no timetable for this,” Kelly said. “The school will be notified when the investigation is complete.”