Thursday, July 12, 2006
Rust hosts 28th summer youth program
By CLAUDE VINSON
This year’s youth athletic program (National Youth Sports Program-NYSP) culminated on Friday, June 30, in the McMillan Multi-Purpose Center.
Bolden Memorial Rodeo this week
The 22nd annual Knotty Bolden Memorial Championship Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m. on July 14-15 at the Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena on Hwy. 7, six miles north of Holly Springs.
The Knotty Bolden Memorial Buckle is donated by Cowboy Corner in Southaven.
A rodeo dance will be held Saturday after the rodeo, free with admission to the rodeo.
There will be bull riding, bronco-busting, calf-roping, barrel racing, clowns and more.
The big event includes entertainment for the entire family, along with a delicious concession stand. Everyone is urged to come out and enjoy the activities.
For more information on the 22nd annual Knotty Bolden Memorial Championship Rodeo, please call Jerry Bolden at 662-551-0475.
Smith takes over Potts Camp boys
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach Brian Smith worked some winning magic in South Mississippi. Now he’s coming north to Marshall County.
Smith, who led Raleigh to more than 100 wins the last six years, was recently hired as the new boys basketball coach at Potts Camp High School He replaces Chris Ferrell, who is moving into administration as one of the assistant principals at Byhalia Elementary and Middle School (formerly Henry).
Mauresmo wins big one for France
Would you all believe that with all the hubbub about the up and down trading in the NBA, yours truly almost forgot about the Wimbledon Championships?
Mt. Pleasant Lions hosting camp this week
The Mt. Pleasant Lions Youth Football and Cheerleading League would like to invite youth, ages 7-16, to its football camp to be held at H.W. Byers.
The cost to attend the camp is $50 per child.
However, those who intend to join the team are welcome to contact Turkesha Collins for detailed information on the benefits of being a part of the Mt. Pleasant Lions.
There will be a kickoff rally on Friday, July 14, beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. The camp is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, July 22, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
There will be former and current football players and coaches of different levels there to teach and motivate the children.
“We would greatly appreciate your support and presence,” said Collins. “We are hoping that as a result of this opportunity our children will learn basic fundamentals and skills that will carry them through their academic quest as well as athletic endeavors.
Those people with questions, please feel free to call Turkesha Collins at (662) 851-4381.
Marshall Academy announces baseball camp
The Marshall Academy Baseball Camp is underway with a second session set for next week.
The first session, for ages 5 to 10, was set for July 11-14 from 8 a.m. to noon each day.
The second session, for ages 6 to 12, will be held July 17-20 from 8 a.m. to noon each day.
The camp will be led by Jimmy Hicks, head baseball coach at MA. He will be assisted by some of his varsity players.
The baseball camp will focus on “every aspect of the game,” Hicks said, including hitting, pitching, fielding, base-running, bunting and sliding.
Cost for each session is $100. All campers will receive a T-shirt, plus awards will be handed out at the conclusion of each session.
Campers should pre-register by calling Coach Hicks at 662-291-0348, or anyone with questions can contact Hicks at the same number.
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