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South Central Sports Medicine Hosts 5th Annual Coaches’ Seminar

Posted on June 27, 2018

South Central Sports Medicine Hosts 5th Annual Coaches’ Seminar

2018-19 Scholar Athletes Announced

Laurel, MS – On Tuesday, June 26th, South Central Sports Medicine announced the 2018-19 Scholar Athletes at the annual Sports Medicine Coaches Seminar at South Central Place in Laurel. The South Central Sports Medicine Scholar Athletes are senior athletes selected by athletic directors of their respective schools. The 2018-19 class represents students from Laurel Christian School, Laurel High School, Northeast Jones High School, South Jones High School, Stringer High School and West Jones High School.

The class of 2018-19 were selected based on their leadership on and off the playing field, their attitude of sportsmanship and grade point average. South Central Sports Medicine congratulates the following athletes for their dedication to their sport and their school:

  • Laurel Christian School: Male – Wilton Moorer, Female – Erin Chard
  • Laurel High School: Male – Isaiah Gore, Female – Kristian Edwards
  • Northeast Jones: Male – Patrick Little, Female- Anna Landrum
  • South Jones: Male – John Mitchell, Female – Sydney Runnels
  • Stringer Attendance Center: Male – Anthony Thomas, Female- Reagan Buckley
  • West Jones High School: Male – Slade Hicks, Female – Madison Geiger

Pictured from L-R: Isaiah Gore, LHS, Slade Hicks, WJHS, Kristian Edwards, LHS, Wilton Moorer, LCS, Sydney Runnels, SJH, John Mitchell, SJH, Anna Landrum, NEJ (Not pictured: Erin Chard, LCS, Patrick Little, NEJ, Anthony Thomas, Stringer Attendance Center, Reagan Buckley, Stringer Attendance Center, Madison Geiger, WJHS)

After the presentation of Scholar Athletes, South Central Sports Medicine team provided health education updates to local athletic directors, coaches and school administrators. The overall topic included information on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Derrick Burgess, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon/South Central Sports Medicine Medical Director, Joel Pierce, DPT, and Kirk Landrum, ATC, presented to guests about ACL surgery, recovery process and returning to play after ACL injuries.

South Central Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive program from injury prevention to returning to play after surgery for area athletes of all ages.  With the addition of South Central Sports Performance+, led by Derek ‘Spike’ Richards, athletes are offered preventative care, surgery options, physical therapy, strength and conditioning and coverage at local physical contact sporting events. In August, South Central Sports Medicine will offer a free Saturday Morning Injury Clinic for all Friday night athletes who may have sustained an injury.

To learn more about our sports medicine program, please visit our website at or call 601-399-0530.

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