North stars win sixth straight
By BARRY BURLESON
The South all-star team supposedly had all the top guns and was tabbed the favorite.
But the North had plenty of ammunition, too, including Antonekia Williams of Clinton.
She hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds left, and the South’s three try by Janairrika Bland of Raymond barely missed the mark at the buzzer.
The North won its sixth straight Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Game 67-65. The contest, for rising high school seniors, was played Saturday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.
MA teams play well in summer contests
By BARRY BURLESON
Getting a preview of his next year’s basketball teams during the summer months has Craig Dailey filled with optimism.
Behind The Scoreboard
Practically anyone can tell you that the days surrounding our latest holiday were filled with surprises and sadness. The surprises caught us mostly unawares. The sadness mesmerized many of us. There is no opportune time for sadness. It usually hits when the spirit and body are devoted to an entirely different venue.
Soccer camp July 27-31
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.
Knotty Bolden rodeo set for Friday, Saturday
The 25th annual Knotty Bolden Memorial Deep South Championship Rodeo will be held this weekend, July 17-18.
It begins at 8 p.m. each day at the Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena on Highway 7, six miles north of Holly Springs.
Duck population estimates promising for Mississippi
Breeding waterfowl populations have increased or remained similar to last year for the 10 duck species surveyed; and overall, duck populations rose 13 percent from last year to 42 million birds.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service conduct annual waterfowl population surveys on the breeding grounds to monitor waterfowl populations and help set hunting season frameworks.
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