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.
Lewisburg opens baseball championship series with win
Published 05/22/2013 at midnight
Lewisburg baseball coach Rusty Cagle saw it all in the first five innings of Wednesday night's Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship series opener against Newton County.
Southaven, Lewisburg advance to state finals in baseball
Published 05/21/2013 at 4:40 p.m.
It was toward the tail end of his postgame interview Saturday when Southaven baseball coach Ed Rich took a quick second to acknowledge the folks in the press box.
Southaven blanks DeSoto Central 3-0
Published 05/18/2013 at 11:33 p.m.
Chargers headed to state finals.
DeSoto Central takes first game of series with Southaven
Updated 05/17/2013 at 7:40 a.m.
Fans in attendance of Thursday's Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North Half championship baseball series between visiting DeSoto Central and Southaven were treated to six scoreless innings, orchestrated by Jaguar sophomore Colin Coates and ...
Four DeSoto baseball teams still alive for state
Published 05/16/2013 at 11:58 a.m.
Four DeSoto County baseball teams began last weekend with opportunities to play for MHSAA North Half championships.
Lewisburg, Southaven clinch; DeSoto Central, Hernando stay alive
Published 05/14/2013 at 2:39 p.m.
Southaven and Lewisburg clinch playoff series; DeSoto Central and Hernando play Game 3's tonight.
MHSAA prep baseball and softball roundup
Published 05/09/2013 at 3 a.m.
Earlier this season, hitting with runners in scoring position wasn’t the easiest of tasks for the Hernando baseball team.
Published 04/25/2013 at 3 a.m.
The softball regular season was a grueling one for DeSoto’s eight public schools and after a week of postseason play-in series most of the teams are still alive as the second week of MHSAA playoffs series begin.
Boosting kids and working out
Published 04/24/2013 at 3 a.m.
For the second consecutive year, DeSoto CrossFit made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a heart-racing priority.
DeSoto Central edges Southaven 1-0
Published 04/17/2013 at 4:29 p.m.
After failing to score a run in its previous two meetings — a span of 19 innings — against Southaven, the DeSoto Central baseball team got things going early on Tuesday.
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