Diamond Warriors hold ring ceremony

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal

After another glorious season which ended with the Nanih Waiya Diamond Warriors winning back-to-back state championships, they were presented with their rings this past Saturday.

The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at Field. However, due to weather conditions, the event was moved to the school’s gymnasium.

Greeting the crowd with a welcome was Nanih Waiya Principal David Luke. After the greeting, the crowd was led in an invocation by senior Hunter Luke.

Next, Principal Luke introduced Representative Michael Evans and Senator Giles Ward. The two politicians sung the praises of the team, and claimed them as the greatest baseball team to ever play at Nanih Waiya.

Representative Evans then presented Head Coach Tyler Rogers with a proclamation from the State of Mississippi honoring last season’s championship team for all of their accomplishments.

Coach Rogers then presented a set of special rewards to a few players of the team. Recognized for making the All-State team last season were Hunter Swart, Luke Rosamond, Brandon Rigdon, and Colby Eaves. Eaves was also the 2012 Class 1A Baseball Player of the Year as well.

The presentation of the rings was announced by Nanih Waiya Athletic Director Tate Hanna. As the players were announced, they were given their rings by Coach Rogers and his coaching staff.

As the players basked in the moment, family and friends took photos of the young men showing off their new hardware.

Once the players received their rings, they posed for a group picture to memorialize the occassion. Tose attending were offered cake and refreshments provided by parents of the players.

The Nanih Waiya Diamond Warriors will be seeking their third state championship this upcoming spring.