Patriots look toward new season
By BARRY BURLESON
Turnout for summer weight-lifting sessions has been a bit sporadic, but come July 6 coach Keith Wicker said that will change.
“I know they will be there (next Monday) or they’d better let me know where they are,” said Wicker, who is entering his third season as head football coach at Marshall Academy. “We will be lifting, running and pulling sleds. It’s time to get them in halfway decent shape.”
Behind The Scoreboard
Has to be right time for Grizzlies
To Rubio or not to Rubio, that was the question. Or so most of the media world thought, prior to the NBA Draft on last Thursday evening. What with Griz owner Mike Heisley clutching the purse strings tightly and holding all other cards very close to the proverbial vest. There are loads of stuff that us lowly schmucks just aren’t privy to when it comes down to the last minutes.
Hawks win trench wars at Northeast Saturday
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs High School Hawks showed their muscle Saturday.
The Hawks won the “trench wars at Northeast Community College in Booneville competing against such schools as Tupelo, Southaven, Ripley, DeSoto Central and Vardaman. Nine schools participated.
New Albany hosting soccer camp
New Albany Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up to host the week-long Challengers’ British Soccer Camp during the week of July 27-31 at the Sportsplex.
The camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style play, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.
Aaron German event raises $10,000 for scholarships
The second annual Aaron German Team Roping Competition generated approximately $10,000 in funds to add to The Aaron German Scholarship Endowment at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Established in 2008, the endowment honors the memory of Aaron German who was killed in an accident in April of 2004. German was a 2004 graduate of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs and was a Northwest student at the time of his death.
MA coach recognized
Each year, the Mississippi Private School Coaches’ Association honors members whose teams win class and/or overall titles.
Presentations were made at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast. This year’s FCA banquet speaker was Ray Bridges. He serves as the NCAA compliance director for Delta State University.
Coaches honored included Susan Rodgers of Marshall Academy (fast-pitch softball). Rodgers’ Lady Patriots have won back-to-back Class 2A state championships and also claimed the MPSA overall crown last season.
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