Vicksburg’s Mullins is The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Kennedy Mullins only lost one game in the MHSAA Region 2-6A tennis tournament, and barely lost a vote in The Vicksburg Post’s Athlete of the Week contest.

Mullins, a junior at Vicksburg High, received 1,456 of the 3,346 votes cast in an online poll of The Post’s readers to claim this week’s award.

St. Aloysius tennis player Hendrix Eldridge finished second, with 934 votes. Tallulah Academy baseball player Luke Moberley came in third, with 561 votes, and Warren Central baseball player Cade Fairley was fourth with 463.

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Mullins won the MHSAA Region 2-6A girls’ singles tennis championship on April 12. Mullins only dropped one game in two matches and advanced to the Class 6A tournament, which will be held April 23 and 24 at Halls Ferry Park.

Congratulations to Kennedy and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter/X pages, as well as

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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