Canton ousts Marshall
Heading into the second round of the Mississippi Private School Association Class AA playoffs, Marshall Academy sported a 20-12 record.
Their opponent, Canton, came in with a 15-10 record after ousting Kirk Academy in the first round.
Lady Cards win region
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals outdistanced the closest competition by 18 points to claim the Region I-1A track championship April 25.
Coach Karen Green’s team finished with 137 points, ahead of second-place Myrtle’s 119, third-place Coldwater’s 97 and fourth-place Ashland’s 83.
The Potts Camp boys placed fourth – behind Biggersville, Myrtle and Coldwater.
Rachel Jones taking talents to Jackson St.
By BARRY BURLESON
Jason Thompson knows Rachel Jones well. He’s coached her since the sixth grade.
“She could play for any school at any level and hold her own,” said Thompson, head coach of the H.W. Byers Lady Lions. “Jackson State is getting a steal.”
Jones, the stellar point guard who led Byers to back-to-back Class 2A state championships, has signed with the JSU Lady Tigers.
Behind The Scoreboard
Derby highlights weekend
Sometimes being a sportswriter brings with it a quandary or two. This past weekend was one of those times.
The big boy round balers in the NBA were battling hard to escape the first round and move closer to the final round of two.
Then, during the same period, one realizes that the Kentucky Derby is also scheduled to run for the 135th time. The grand luster of this event brings out the self-perpetuating love of all that is equine.
Patriots finish seventh at state
The Marshall Academy Patriots finished seventh out of 21 schools in the Class AA State Track Meet, including one first-place finish in individual events.
MA scored 33 points as a team. Ten of those came from Tyler Childers, who darted to first in the 100 meter dash. Childers’ time was 11.30, just ahead of Central Private’s Bobby Muse at 11.32.
Joey Brock placed third in the state in the long jump (20-05.75).
MA golf second in North
The Marshall Academy Patriots finished second in the North State AA Tournament April 27 at Kirkwood National in Holly Springs.
MA, with a score of 367, finished just one shot behind Kirk Academy’s 366.
H.W. Byers teams place third
Both the H.W. Byers girls and boys placed third in the regional track meet April 25 at Coldwater.
The Lady Lions totaled 76 points and the Lions 70, head coach Sylvester Kilgore said.
The top four finishers from each event advanced to the North Half meet at Coldwater.
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