MA senior among award finalists
Blake Work of Marshall Academy was selected one of 20 finalists in the Wendys High School Heisman Award competition.
All high schools in the state are encouraged to submit two senior nominees.
This honor is awarded for academic and athletic accomplishments, as well as community service, to those who can balance and excel in these areas.
An awards banquet was given February 23 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum in Jackson with head coach John Calipari of the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team as guest speaker. Executives from Wendys/Carlisle Sentec were on hand to present awards.
Work is a senior at Marshall Academy. He is president of his class, a national honor student, member of the National Beta Club in junior and senior high, as well as a Hoby recipient in the past. He has participated in the football, baseball and track programs at MA.
Work is the son of Pat and Rod Work of Holly Springs. His grandparents are Nina Work and the late Fred Work and Louise Whisenant and late Lamar Whisenant, all of Holly Springs.
The hoopla has been spinning for a whole week now. The Hawks, number one seed from the North in the order of all things in secondary basketball, will have to meet another northern foe when they take the court for their first game in this seasons Class 3A state showdown.
Patriots start year at 3-1
The Marshall Academy baseball team is off to a 3-1 start, the lone loss being its first district contest of the year at Carroll.
Time to start talking NCAA Tournament
For the last two weeks now, folks from all over have been asking me to name the winner of this seasons NCAA championship.
Fortunately, I always have some glib answer to give them; unfortunately, I dont have a clue!
Indians gaining experience
The Byhalia Indians, rebuilding after a trip to the state semi-finals a year ago, have played some strong opponents tough in the early going.
Rodgers, Sanders play for North all-stars
Two Marshall Academy basketball Patriots played for the North AA-AAA team in the Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA) all-star basketball game Saturday.
State title games on MPB-TV
Catch all the slams...the jams...and the fast breaks on March 9, 10, 11, as Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) television brings you the Road to the Big House, live from the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, presented by the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi.
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