August 13, 2009
Byhalia High School hosts ‘Meet the Indians’
By CLAUDE VINSON
Before a modest crowd of onlookers on Friday evening, head coach Markeith Washington unveiled his warriors for the coming football season.
He told the Byhalia faithful what to expect and what not to expect. The Indians have moved up to Class 4A and will naturally face stiffer competition throughout the fall. He urged the fans to continue their support and buy into the “ownership” of the team.
MA girls fall short in opener
Lance McGregor saw plenty of pluses from the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots in his first game as head soccer coach.
Marshall, playing at home Friday afternoon, fell behind Heritage Academy 2-0 at halftime but rallied to tie in the second half before losing 3-2.
Pats show progress in scrimmage
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach Keith Wicker’s critique of his Marshall Academy football team after a Friday scrimmage versus Tunica Academy was cautiously optimistic.
Behind The Scoreboard
Hall of Fame
Don’t be fooled by the less than sellout crowd at the annual Hall of Fame Game which was played at Canton, Ohio, on Sunday evening. The entire world is still hungry for football. Let’s just say the other fans who didn’t join the actual 23,000 attendees were playing golf.
‘Meet the Lions’ Aug. 28
H.W. Byers will host “Meet the Lions” and its “Green and White” game Friday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m.
Coach James Kimbrough said it will be the first event at the new football stadium.
H.W. Byers will be playing a junior high and junior varsity schedule this season.
Turkey Federation Banquet set for Saturday
The Tri-County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will sponsor its 12th annual Heritage Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 15.
The banquet, to be held at the Oak Palace in Holly Springs, begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
For ticket information, call Shane Bramlett, 662-551-0671, or Carlton Gibson, 901-331-7187.
Hunter Safety Saturday at fairgrounds
A Hunter Safety Class will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Marshall County Fairgrounds on Highway 7 North.
It is scheduled from 8 a.m. until.
Participants must be 10 years of age and must bring a Social Security number.
Persons must register for the class by calling 662-563-6330.
Basketball leagues forming
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration for the women’s basketball league and the 35 and older men’s basketball league.
The deadline to register is September 8.
Teams can register at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on the basketball leagues, call 662-252-4807.
Marshall wins opener, drops next four
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots opened their 2009 season last week with a 9-3 victory over Marvell Academy.
With several new faces in the line-up the Lady Patriots travelled to Brinkley, Ark., to face the Lady Eagles.
Seventh grader Kat Moore started the Lady Pats’ offensive attack with a lead-off single, followed by a sacrifice bunt from senior Courtney Gibson. Chelsey Gilliam drove in those two runs with an outfield single.
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