Legacy of respect
By BARRY BURLESON
Jessie Terry has coached more than 900 wins but that’s not how he wants to be remembered.
“To me, it’s not about wins and losses,” said the Ashland head basketball coach, who is retiring after 33 years in the profession. “It’s about teaching life’s values. The most important thing is the kids, their well being and helping them be successful in life.
Gholson going to Shepherd
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy senior pitcher Harris Gholson will continue his baseball career at a new college in Memphis, Tenn.
Gholson signed May 15 in the school library with Shepherd Academy. Family, teammates, friends and fellow members of the Class of 2009 were on hand for the ceremony.
Killer Kudzu set for Friday downtown
The Killer Kudzu runs through downtown Holly Springs this weekend.
The challenging 5K run will be held Friday, May 29 in Holly Springs. There will also be a one-mile race.
Hitting camp June 1-2 at Marshall Academy
The Marshall Academy Summer Hitting Camp is scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2.
Johnny Ray, head coach of the baseball Patriots, will host the camp from 9 a.m. to noon each of those days. June 3 will be used as a rain day. The camp is for ages 9 to 18.
Behind The Scoreboard
Views on playoffs in NBA
NBA fans are flocking to these playoffs in large numbers. So far the attendance has been running steadily between 18- and 20-plus thousand per game.
It would appear that the games in which King James is holding court have the biggest draws. Seemingly, the sustaining interest is to have the Cavaliers and Lakers in the grand finale.
BMC names Fowler, Barefield to start baseball, softball programs
Blue Mountain College will soon add two sports and the Toppers have turned to familiar names to launch the intercollegiate baseball and softball teams when they begin play in the 2010-11 academic year.
Curt Fowler, a veteran New Albany High coach, will lead the baseball program and Kevin Barefield, director of information technology services at BMC, will head the softball program. The Toppers are members of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics and TranSouth Athletics Conference.
Park and rec youth program starts Monday
The City of Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be having a Youth Summer Program for boys and girls ages 7-12.
The summer program is set for June 1-July 3 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building.
The cost of the program, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $50. For more information, call 662-252-4807.
Fishing rodeo this Saturday
A youth fishing rodeo will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid on Saturday, May 30.
The free event is for children ages 15 and younger. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and fishing will continue until 11 a.m.
The Visitor Education Center pond will be stocked with catfish just for this youth activity. Young anglers will be provided with rods, reels and bait, but should bring their own container to take their catch home. Free hot dogs, chips and water will be provided for the children.
This event, hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery is located off I-55 at the Enid Exit 233 east. For more information contact Sherry Hazlewood, MDWFP Fishing Rodeo coordinator, at 601-562-9696 or Jessie Gurner, director of the Visitor Education Center, at 662-563-8068.
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