Traci Rodgers inked her name into the Marshall Academy basketball record book this past season.
And May 7, she was honored with a plaque, recognizing her all-time scoring record, that will hang in the foyer of the MA gym.
Family, friends, teachers, students and others gathered for the special presentation.
Some Potts Camp athletes had strong showings at the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet in Pearl May 9.
The top performance went to Shantae Sharp, who won the state championship in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.34
Sharp also placed fifth in the 200-meter dash (28.06).
• Byhalia, Holly High earn awards in 3A
Several Byhalia and Holly Springs athletes performed well at the Class 3A Track and Field Meet May 9 in Pearl.
Lady Indian Erica Bougard brought home the lone first-place honor in the long jump with a distance of 18-06.25.
Garrison signs with Meridian
Jessica Garrison grew up playing softball with the Byhalia Sports Association. Last week she signed a scholarship with Meridian Community College.
“I remember begging her mother to let her play (at a young age),” said Janice Wagg, president of the BSA. “She developed a passion for it, and she’s been a great ball player since she was a little girl.”
Mae Garrison, Jessica’s mom, said she was then working part-time at the grocery store in Byhalia when Wagg came walking in with a BSA application.
Defending champs out
If you were tuned in to the national sports scene on the weekend then you know that there won’t be a triple crown winner in horse racing this season and there will not be a back to back in the NBA.
Mine that Bird (the name still bugs me) fell a couple of bridles short at Pimlico in the Preakness and the Boston Celtics came up 19 points shy of a second consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference finals. A 3-year-old filly thwarted Mine That Bird in Baltimore and a stubborn Orlando Magic team tripped up the Shamrock boys in Boston. That’s cold (losing a game seven at home court), even this time of year.
Killer Kudzu May 29
It’s almost time for the Killer Kudzu.
The challenging 5K run will be held Friday, May 29 in Holly Springs. There will also be a one-mile race.
Hawks, Indians schedule spring football scrimmages
High school football teams in Marshall County have been busy in spring training.
The Holly Springs High School Hawks will wrap up spring drills with a “Black and Gold Game” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Sam Coopwood Park.
Everyone is invited to attend and get a preview of the next edition of the Hawks.
Bowen going to Northwest
Jessie Terry saw his star player, Sandricka Bowen, battle through knee surgery her senior year.
“She’s one of a kind,” said the Ashland head basketball coach. “She played hurt most of the season.
“She’s a team leader. The other kids love her.”
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