April 30, 2009
Patriots begin state title quest
The Marshall Academy baseball team wrapped up the regular season at 20-12 and entered the Class AA state playoff quarter-finals this week.
Marshall 6 FACS 5
With a bye during the first round of Mississippi Private School Association playoffs, MA entertained First Assembly Christian School from Cordova, Tenn., April 14.
The Patriots came away with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory to improve to 20-11 on the year.
Bryson going to Grambling State
By BARRY BURLESON
Tedarian Bryson, a leader at H.W. Byers on the court and in the classroom, is taking his skills to a Division I school.
Bryson has signed a basketball scholarship with Grambling State University in Louisiana.
Behind The Scoreboard
By Claude Vinson
I realize that it is only April and that football season is still eons away, but the NFL draft was completed this past weekend and some collegiate teams just ended their spring drills last Friday. And, really and truly, some of us are just grasping at any excuse to “talk football” and hurry the day of its return.
Many enjoy Pilgrimage 5K
Les Jumper and Courtney Dewalter were the overall male and female winners in the first Holly Springs Pilgrimage 5K Walk/Run on April 18. The challenging course through the streets of the city started and ended on the downtown square. There were 55 participants
MA athletes going to state meet
Several Marshall Academy Patriots will compete in the Mississippi Private School Association Overall Track Meet.
The big event is set for Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, at Mississippi College in Clinton.
The top four finishers in each event from the North State meets and the top four finishers from the South State meets will converge to do battle for the class AA championships.
Adams new Northwest coach
In order to get its men’s basketball program back on track, Northwest Mississippi Community College has tapped into the Memphis high school ranks and hired one of the city’s most successful coaches ever.
Jimmy Adams has been named head coach at Northwest after a 16-year run at Raleigh-Egypt High School.
Adams hopes to turn around a Ranger basketball program that has posted a combined record of 35-43 the last three seasons.
MA golf team wins tournaments, hosts North State at Kirkwood
The Marshall Academy golf team recently qualified for the North State AA Tournament.
The Patriots were the hosts for that tournament, which was scheduled Monday of this week at Kirkwood National in Holly Springs.
The MA golf team finished the regular season with two tournament wins.
The Patriots placed first out of 10 teams in the recent Lee Academy Invitational at Clarksdale Country Club. Their team total was 328.
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