Recognizing the Northwest Rankin High School Baseball Team's 6A State Championship

Floor Speech

Date: Oct. 4, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. GUEST. Madam Speaker, it is my privilege to recognize the Northwest Rankin High School baseball team players and coaches for their outstanding championship season. The Northwest Rankin Cougars displayed admirable attributes including integrity, sportsmanship, and perseverance throughout a lengthy and successful season. I would like to honor this group of committed young men, coaches, and their families who worked diligently to bring the Mississippi 6A state championship to Rankin County, Mississippi.

At Trustmark Park in Pearl, the third and final game of the 6A state championship series featured the Northwest Rankin Cougars defeating Desoto Central by a score of 3-2. This is Northwest Rankin's second state baseball championship in program history. The Cougars won 34 games with only three losses this season.

The resilience and leadership displayed by the players are characteristics of Northwest Rankin's head coach, KK Aldridge, who was named the Priority One Bank/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Coach of the Year last season.

It is my honor to recognize the Northwest Rankin High School baseball team for inspiring countless young men and citizens across our community, and I ask my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating the Northwest Rankin Cougars for their dedication and commitment to excellence in our nation's past time, the great sport of baseball.