Springs Mayor Andre’ DeBerry hands over a $3,000 check from
the city to Henry Hood, activity coordinator for the National
Youth Sports Program at Rust College. The check supports the local
NYSP program. Students ages 10-16 participate in the summer program.
Shown with the mayor and Hood are some of the summer students.
• Program in jeopardy due to lack of funds
The National Youth Sports Program, which
had an abbreviated season at Rust College this spring, had its closing
ceremony on Friday, June 22.
getting experience versus area public schools
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy baseball team
is sharpening its skills during summer break by facing some tough competition.
By Claude Vinson
lots of fun at newspaper
If you recall, last week’s column
was post-scripted with a small jibe directed toward our photographer,
picture perfect season
The Potts Camp Dirt Divas 12 and under girls fastpitch team won first
place in the regular season Marshall County league and came in first in
the postseason tournament that was played at Potts Camp. The Dirt Divas
had an undefeated season, scoring 204 runs while allowing only 71
scored against them. Pictured are (front, from left) Shauna Haney,
Hayley Davis, Megan Watkins, Gwin Moore, Alaken McNeer; (second row,
same order) Michaela Anderson, Paris Williams, Brandy Ford, Shelby
Davis, Destiny Waddle; (back) assistant coach Blan Davis, coach Robbie
McNeer, assistant coach Suzanne Watkins. Not pictured are Abby Farr,
Whitney Holland and Amber Cooper. The Dirt Divas would also like to
thank everyone who helped and supported them through the season and
their sponsors – Lake Johnson, Richard Watkins, Potts Camp
Pharmacy, CFI, Riverside Traffic of New Albany and Thomas Gas.
Head coach Craig Dailey recently conducted the Marshall Academy
Junior Patriot Basketball Camp. Participants included (front,
from left) Ginny Strawn, Shelby Hangey, Breanna Hug, Hannah Sharp,
Maura Jane Autry, Ashley Bryant, Elizabeth Skelton; (second row,
same order) Madison Parker, Emma Elgin, Sarah Poteet, Kelsey Shaw,
Sara Holloway, Brittany Deese. Coaches are (from left) Brian Middleton,
Webb Lewis and Coach Dailey.
The Marshall Academy cheerleaders recently participated in Home
Camp June 4-6 at the MA gymnasium. It was conducted by Universal
Cheerleaders Association (UCA) instructors. (Top) Front, from
left, are Regan Murphy, Molly West, Hannah Boatwright, Ali Hutchens,
Courtney Gibson and Brittney Tomlinson. Back, from left, are Ellen
Gresham, Cameron Gant, Erica Owen, Jessica Taylor, Olivia Clanton,
Hannah Cook and a UCA instructor. (Above) Four Patriot cheerleaders
were selected to UCA all-stars. From left are Tomlinson, Owen,
Taylor and Gresham.
by Ronnie Day
Marshall Academy hosted the Wildcats from Hernando Thursday
night in Holly Springs. (Top)
Tyler Childers slides safely home. (Above, left)Third baseman
Joey Brock of MA tags out a runner. (Above, right) Outfielder
Jake Howell fields the baseball. The Patriots won 12-4.