Potts Camp hires football coach
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp High School has its first football coach – ever.
And he’s someone very familiar to the hometown folks.
Stone, who has been a part of the Marshall County community since he
was 8 years old, is taking the role as the builder of the football
Cardinals. He has trained under one of the state’s most highly
respected head coaches, Marshall County native Johnny Hill at Oxford.
Stone said football at Potts Camp has “been a long time coming.”
will be a challenge, but it will be exciting and adventurous with a lot
of twists and turns,” he said. “You only live once, so I say let’s go
get it done.
Potts Camp Lady Cardinals recently won the Region I-1A track
championship. In front are Shauna Haney and Abby Farr. On the back row,
from left, are Jasmine Kinard, Lakesha Siggers, Tenesha Woods, Shantae
Sharp, Lamonica Ingram, Maresha Payne, Alexandria King, Robin Bobo,
Jazimin Hankins, Kenyotta Jenkins, Rashane Brown. Shauna Haney’s name
was left off the list of the top four people moving to North Half in
the newspaper story printed last week and headlined “Lady Cards win
region.” Haney was fourth in the region in the 3200 meter run (15:06).
Several Pats all-conference
• Bolden, Gardner to play in all-star game
Marshall Academy baseball players have received all-conference honors,
and two of those, seniors Hunter Bolden and Chris Gardner, will play in
the Mississippi Private School Association All-Star Game.
The Class AA-AAA all-star contest is set for Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson.
Gardner going to Northwest
By BARRY BURLESON
Chris Gardner, a senior at Marshall Academy, will continue his mound work at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
He signed with the Rangers Thursday in front of family members, teammates and fellow members of the Class of 2009.
|State champ|Photo by Ronnie Day
Fred Jones of H.W. Byers is a
Class 2A state champion in the long jump. He jumped 23-04.50 in Pearl
last week at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State
Track and Field Meet. Jones is coached by Sylvester Kilgore. He is
pictured participating in a meet earlier this year at Byhalia High
School. At the North Half Meet in Coldwater, Jones set a personal
record with a jump of 23-06.50.
|DeUndra Beard presented with trophy|
Vinson and Millie Smith, principal at Holy Family School, pose with
DeUndra Beard after he was awarded the first-place trophy for the
Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships. Beard had won in
the 10-year-old division at Holly Springs and the state competition in
Tupelo. Vinson is the Grand Knight of Council #8760 in Holly Springs.
Photo by Ronnie DayGetting home
Richmond (right) of Holly Springs reaches home safely in a 9- and
10-year-old baseball game as Potts Camp’s Cade Watts awaits the throw.
The two teams were facing each other in the recent Marshall County
Preseason Tournament held at Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs. The
regular season is underway in Dizzy Dean T-ball, baseball and softball
with games being played in Potts Camp, Byhalia and Holly Springs.
Blue Mountain plans camps
Three basketball day camps are set for June on the campus of Blue Mountain College:
Girls day camp, grades 7-12, June 7-11. $135; $50 registration fee by May 16.
Boys day camp, grades 7-12; June 14-18, $135; $50 registration fee by May 22.
Girls shooting day camp, grades 6-8; June 22-26, $75; $25 registration fee by May 22.
For complete information about the day camps and registration forms, call 662-685-4771 extension 405.
MA golf fifth at state
Marshall Academy finished fifth in the recent Class AA State Golf Tournament at The Dogwoods in Grenada.
LeSueur’s camp big success
Holly Springs native Jeremy LeSueur hosted his first camp for youth on Saturday, April 12, at the Olive Branch football stadium.
MS Shockers 10U competitive fastpitch softball team took first place
out of 12 teams in a tournament in Tunica April 24-26. Pictured are
McKenzy Smith, Anna Maria Sternisha, Alyssa Grant, Jordan Cline,
Mackenzie Fennell, McKarlee Ingram, Alex Dill, Darcie Gibson, Harley
Smith, Rachel Sternisha, Chelsea Davis, Shelby Crocker, coaches Carlton
Gibson, Mick Sternisha, Bronson Fennell and Tim Alexander.
|First in tournament|
Holly Springs 8 and under softball team claimed the Marshall County
Dizzy Dean Preseason Tournament championship. Pictured with their
championship trophy are (front, from left) Peyton Stephenson, Erin
Lomenick, Erin Burleson, Lindsey Potts, Chloe Barrier, Antonique Wells;
(second row, same order) Kaila King, Jorden Carlisle, Mary Neely Jones,
Mallory Thompson, Lauren McClure, Jaden Harris, Tyranicia Hughes,
Breanna Scruggs. In back are assistant coach Jonathan Burch, head coach
Chris Stephenson, assistant coach Bob Lomenick. Not pictured are
assistant coaches Barry Burleson and Neil Carlisle.
Byhalia 12 and under softball took first place in the Dizzy Dean
Marshall County Preseason Tournament played in Holly Springs. Pictured
are (front row) Rebecca Kenny, coach Mitchell Cartwright, Makayla
Kelley, Tayler Coates, Mattie Spencer, Karleigh Garlough; (back
row) Mariela Ortega, Alicia Duncan, Leota Parker, Teresa Garcia,
Katelin Culp, coach Kim Kelley, Victoria Adams, Courtney Bledsoe,
coach Tracy Coates and Danielle Wood.