Thursday, August 4, 2005

SportsReport

Hawks start preseason drills

By CLAUDE VINSON
Sports Editor

In the words of new head coach Clifford Brown, the Holly High football Hawks decided to get a “leg up” on the competition by kicking off the practice season with a midnight drill.

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Behind The Scoreboard
By Claude Vinson

Sports variety

Is this an exciting time? Confusing, perhaps, but exciting.

We have the greatest season of the year (no, not for everyone, but for many of us) starting in just a matter of weeks and we still have vestiges of the third greatest season lingering to pique our interest (and confuse us). Top that off with the second greatest season still heading for its showdown dates in mid-autumn.

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MA begins softball season

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots opened the softball season this week with their eyes on a state tournament berth.

The Lady Patriots fell just one win short of the state tournament last season and finished 19-10.

Coaches Louanne Tomlinson and Carlton Gibson fielded the youngest team in last year’s North AA Tournament, thus most of the successful team returns in 2005.

Marshall began the campaign Monday and Tuesday of this week with road trips to Lee (Clarksdale) and Kirk (Grenada).

The Lady Patriots play in the Bayou Tournament this Saturday at Cleveland. Their first home game is next Monday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. against Bayou.


Softball coaches’ meeting Thursday

The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting entry fees for the adult fall softball season for men and women.

There will be a coaches’ meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building.

You can register your team at City Hall on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call Kelly McMullen at (662) 333-6652 or Kenneth McMullen at 252-2019.


Basketball tournament meeting planned

The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department will hold a men’s and women’s basketball tournament meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11.

It will be held at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 252-2019.


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