About Chris Van Tuyl
BiographyChris Van Tuyl joined The Commercial Appeal as a sports clerk in May 1999. In January 2000, he became a DeSoto Appeal sports reporter. He now is a DeSoto general assignments reporter. Prior to arriving in the Mid-South, he was a freelancer for the Austin American-Statesman. He graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Chris is married to former Marla Nalley of Southaven.
RiverKings thrill school children with morning hockey match in Southaven
Updated 11/27/2013 at 12:03 a.m.
With more than 6,000 schoolchildren watching, the RiverKings continued what they've been doing best lately — winning.
ECS Eagles score late but can't catch up to Webb in 2-A state semifinal
Published 11/22/2013 at 11:04 p.m.
The Evangelical Christian School football team hosted Knoxville Webb on Friday for the right to play in the TSSAA Division 2-A championship game in two weeks.
ECS starts fast to dominate Franklin Road Academy, 36-13
Updated 11/16/2013 at 12:37 a.m.
After an undefeated regular season, the championship-hungry Evangelical Christian School football team needed a mere 15 seconds to set the tone.
Clarksdale edges Center Hill in overtime
Published 11/08/2013 at 11:26 p.m.
Hosting Clarksdale in Friday’s Mississippi High School Activities Association Region 1-5A action, there was an opportunity for the Center Hill football team to play the spoiler role.
Southaven wins Class 3, Lake Cormorant takes Class 2 volleyball crown
Published 11/02/2013 at 8:14 p.m.
For the second consecutive season, two volleyball teams from DeSoto County have won Mississippi High School Activities Association state championships.
Southaven wins Class 3 state volleyball championship
Published 11/02/2013 at 4:41 p.m.
The Southaven volleyball team capped a 35-6 season with Saturday's 25-12, 16-25, 25-21, 25-17 victory in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3 championship match at Mississippi College in Clinton.
The Lake Cormorant volleyball team are Class 2 state champs
Published 11/02/2013 at 2:30 p.m.
The Lake Cormorant volleyball team won its second consecutive Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2 state championship with Saturday's 25-19, 25-12, 25-20 victory over East Central at Mississippi College in Clinton.
DeSoto Central clinches playoff spot
Published 11/01/2013 at 11:33 p.m.
The DeSoto Central football team stood its ground Friday night and entered rare air.
Southaven volleyball headed to state finals
Published 10/29/2013 at 11:40 p.m.
Southaven volleyball coach Allison Burchyett had excitement in her voice Tuesday night, and rightfully so.
Horn Lake senior rushes for five touchdowns in win over Hernando
Published 10/25/2013 at 11:38 p.m.
Horn Lake’s Cesar Resendiz was in the business of kicking extra points during his team’s MHSAA Region 1-6A contest at Hernando Friday night.
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