Nabors starring on basketball court at Lamar University
By BARRY BURLESON
Justin “Jay” Nabors has a new nickname at Lamar University. It’s “Grasshopper.”
That’s because he’s the Cardinals’ best leaper. As a junior the 6-6, 215-lb. forward was second on the team in rebounding, 6.4 per game, and he led the Southland Conference in offensive rebounds, 3.1 per game. He was also Lamar’s third leading scorer, averaging 11.2 points per game, and dunks were common.
Patriots sweep Raiders
By BARRY BURLESON
For Johnny Ray, the summer has been about evaluating talent. And he likes what he sees on his Marshall Academy baseball team.
“Overall, I am very happy with how the summer has gone,” said Ray, new head coach at MA. “This has given me an opportunity to see several kids play and evaluate how they will fit in next spring.”
Behind The Scoreboard
Grizz focus on defense
Is there anyone out there, besides yours truly, who has questioned (in an analytical way), the statement with which politicians have ended their promo spots in or on the broadcast media?
I know, I know. I have used the term myself to end this column on an occasion or two. My usage was purely facetious. Why wouldn’t one approve a message which one had personally made? Anyway, as we move closer and closer to the national and local elections, the term is ringing throughout the land again. The same one which we have heard for the last four or so years.
Knotty Bolden Rodeo set for this weekend
The 24th annual Knotty Bolden Memorial Deep South Championship Rodeo will be held this weekend.
The event is set for Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, at 8 p.m. at the Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena, located on Highway 7 six miles north of Holly Springs.
Mt. Pleasant slates sign-up
The Mt. Pleasant Lions youth football and cheerleading team announces registration for the 2008-09 season.
All students between the ages of 7-18 years of age are eligible to participate. All students are accepted whether they attend public or private school, or are home-schooled.
The registration requirements are as follows – registration form, registration fee, copy of certified birth certificate, sports physical report and copy of last report card. The registration fee for the 2008-09 season is $35 per child; this fee is non-refundable.
This program allows all participants, volunteers and sponsors the opportunity to be a part of a team that is working to build a better community for everyone.
“We challenge ourselves to continue building that bridge that will last for many generations,” said Kesha Collins.
To join or sponsor the Mt. Pleasant Lions, call Kesha Collins, 662-851-4381, or Carrol Seldon, 662-851-4992, or on the web, www.leaguelineup.com/mtpleasantlions.
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