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Soccer season closes for Tigers
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2014 | 65 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WINONA -- Although the Winona Tigers and Lady Tigers didn't duplicate last year's playoff soccer season, coaches feel young players got the experience to get back to the post season.

The Lady Tigers, coached by second-year coach James Colbert, finished the 2014 season at 7-8. Colbert and the Lady Tigers lose two seniors this year, and he said younger players got the experience they need to be successful in the future.

"We almost finished .500 this season," Colbert said. "It was a tough district for several young players."

Colbert said his advice to the players was to look into soccer camp in the offseason and "picking up a soccer ball three or four times a week."

It was a near .500 season for the Tigers and head coach Rod Cook, who also loses two seniors this year.

"We managed to get a lot of playing time for our younger guys," Cook said. "We'll return a lot of players for next season."

For the boys, in MHSAA 1A/2A/3A state championships the final four teams vying for a title are Forest, South Lauderdale, St. Andrews and St. Patrick, all southern schools. The girls' final four teams remaining are district rival South Pontotoc, Mooreville, St. Andrews and Our Lady Academy.
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