By D. Mark Mitchell

sports columnist

The Opelika High graduation ceremony last Friday night closed the 2015-16 school year.
Almost 300 students received their diplomas on a nice summer evening inside Bulldog Stadium. The athletic department is giving the student/athletes a week off before starting summer workouts.
The Opelika Dixie Youth Baseball organization released the 2016 All-Star Roster last week for Dixie Youth pee-wee teams, Dixie Minor and Dixie Major.
The three teams will compete in the sub-district tournament, district tournament and state tournament.
The teams must win each tournament to advance to the next.
The pee-wee league All-Star team. (7 and 8 year olds)
Jabori Johnson
Emonte Richardson
William Blythe
Manuel Stone
Caden Foreman
Malik Scroggins
Chadwick Burnes
Charles Scott III
Colton Miller
Thomas Robinson
Tristan ARNOLD
Jake Caldwell
Manager -Chad Burnes, assistant coaches, Wesley Miller, Omar Richardson and Tripp Scott.
Minor League All-Star Team (9-10 year olds)
Caden Blair
Ethan Lewis
Jacob Cummings
Russell Copous
Taylor Fields
Jackson Kilcreas
Parker Kilcreas
Jackson Sanders
Jackson McKay
Judson Cherry
Logan Elkins
D’Andre Smith
Manager / Jerome Sanders. Asst coaches Trey Fields and Kevin Cummings
Dixie Youth Majors Ozone All-Star Team (11 and 12 years old )
Max Caldwell
Brooks Bryan
Brantley Davis
Julian Duke
John Knitter
Paul Goodman
Jackson Harris
Caleb Chisum
Matthew Grillot
Landon Lee
Ants rio Gullate
Blake Culver
Manager Trip
Coaches Parker Goodman and Shane Harris.
We will have Dixie Ponytails and Belles softball all-star team next week and the Dixie Boys All-Stars.
Opelika is scheduled to host the district 5 Dixie Boys tournament starting June 24. The eight-team double elimination tournament will be played at Harrelson Field at the Dixie Boys Complex inside West Ridge Park.
D. Mark Mitchell is
sports director for i
heart Media, Alabama Dixie Boys State director.