March 12, 2009
State champions again
By CLAUDE VINSON
On a court which the H.W. Byers Lady Lions are becoming most familiar with, they showed up once again to do battle for the coveted state crown in Class 2A.
Their opponent at “The Big House” in Jackson was Kemper County. Between the pair, they had eliminated the number one state tournament seeds from the North and South and this would be a battle of number twos.
• Senior class leads way; Grand Slam this week
By BARRY BURLESON
The H.W. Byers seniors have kept their promise and more.
As sixth graders, they saw the boys team making a regular run to the state tournament.
Behind The Scoreboard
March Madness is becoming downright frightful for some NCAA hopefuls trying to avoid elimination prior to next Sunday’s final selection process.
Some feel as if they have been transported back in time and have somehow become a part of the cast in “Nightmare On Elm Street.” Then there are those trying just as hard not to make the “bubble team” list during this last week. The list contains those teams whose futures have been placed in “playoff limbo.”
Patriots ease past Lee (Ark.)
Marshall Academy opened district baseball play last week with three easy wins over Lee (Ark.).
Sandwiched between those contests were a non-district loss at Magnolia Heights and a non-district win at Thrasher. The Patriots moved into this week with a 7-1 overall record.
Byhalia beats rival Byers
By BARRY BURLESON
The Byhalia Indians split a pair of games on the baseball diamond Saturday at home.
Rodgers, North down South in MPSA all-star contest
Traci Rodgers wrapped up her high school basketball career with a win.
Rodgers and the rest of the Mississippi Private School Association Class AA-AAA North All-Stars routed the South team 100-63 Saturday afternoon at Mississippi College in Clinton. Rodgers, a senior at Marshall Academy, scored 10 points. Magnolia Heights’ Jenna Harris had 22 points to lead the North.
Rodgers leaves Marshall Academy with the school’s scoring record – 2,635 points.
In the other all-star games, the North A girls beat the South, 67-55; the South AA-AAA boys defeated the North 89-85; and the South A boys downed the North 87-86.
Registration deadline nears for Dizzy Dean
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration for youth baseball, softball, T-ball and coach-pitch for boys and girls ages 3-14.
Registration continues through Friday, March 13.
Parents may register their children at Holly Springs City Hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is a $20 registration fee.
Holly Springs teams participate in the Marshall County Dizzy Dean League, along with those from Byhalia and Potts Camp.
For more information on registration, call 662-252-4807.
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