Troopers oust Indians from playoffs
By BARRY BURLESON
The Byhalia Indians lost their second round state playoff series. But they didn’t lose their fight.
MA faces Winston this week
By BARRY BURLESON
No doubt about it, the Marshall Academy Patriots want some revenge.
One year ago Winston Academy eliminated the Patriots from the Class AA state baseball playoffs. This week the two meet again in the quarter-finals, a best-of-three series.
Strickland in first Hall of Fame class
Northeast Mississippi Community College inducted its inaugural class into the newly formed NEMCC Sports Hall Of Fame on Thursday, April 17, and the group included David “Nub” Strickland of Holly Springs.
Behind The Scoreboard
It is becoming very difficult to even mention anything about basketball nowadays without having some tidbit about the Memphis Tigers thrown in. Wow! What would have happened if they had held on to their win? Don’t worry, we are not here to bury Caesar, we are still praising him.
Byers teams take second
Both the H.W. Byers Lions and Lady Lions finished second in the District 1-2A Track Meet April 16 at Tupelo.
Softball clinic this Sunday at Marshall
The Marshall Academy softball team will host the Lady Patriots’ Fast Pitch Hitting Clinic on Sunday, May 4.
Cost is $40 per player. Times are 2 p.m to 4 p.m. for grades 7-12 and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for grades 1-6.
The clinic, hosted by the defending state AA champions, will be conducted by Kara Ross, director of softball at the Gameday Sports Academy in Memphis, Tenn. Each player will be instructed on hitting fundamentals, bunting, hitting the inside and outside pitches and the proper slide techniques.
For more information, contact Susan Rodgers, Marshall’s head softball coach, at 662-252-3449.
Several qualify for state
Several Marshall Academy athletes are advancing to the state track meet this weekend at Mississippi College in Clinton.
Patriots finish second at district meet
The Marshall Academy varsity boys placed second in the District 1-AA Track Meet April 16 and 19 at Lee (Clarksdale).
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