September 17, 2009
Indians up record to 3-1
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Longhorns of Westwood in Tennessee rolled into Byhalia last Friday evening, hoping to better their 0-3 record against a younger, inexperienced team.
They soon found out that their luck probably ran out with the coin toss. They elected to receive but incurred two consecutive penalties. The next play was met with an aggressive sack by Brandon Bouguard and Reggie Richmond.
Hawks fall short at Tunica
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs defense stood tall Friday night but the offense continued to have its struggles in the Lions’ den at Tunica.
The result was a 12-6 loss to Rosa Fort. Class 3A Holly High dropped to 0-4 on the season, while the 4A Lions improved to 3-1.
The game was marred by penalties - 27 total, 17 on the Lions and 10 on the Hawks.
Potts Camp plans Little Dribblers
Girls and boys are invited to participate in the Potts Camp Little Dribblers on three consecutive Saturdays.
Youngsters can have fun, play games and learn the game of basketball from 10 a.m. to noon on September 26, October 3 and October 10. The cost is $10 per Saturday.
Potts Camp Cardinal and Lady Cardinal basketball players will be on hand.
Participants can perform at halftime of a home basketball game, and those who attend all three Saturdays will get a free T-shirt.
MA soccer squad earns first victory
Smiles, laughs and hugs were plentiful on the Marshall Academy soccer field late Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Patriots beat Manchester 4-2 in overtime for their first victory of the season.
“I could not ask for much more from my team than what they gave today,” said Lance McGregor, the first-year coach who just dodged a bath of water and ice from his players. “They did an absolutely wonderful job of coming out and competing and executing. Everyone played as a team.”
Behind The Scoreboard
This was the official opening weekend for the NFL’s ’09 season. And there was plenty to be excited about. There were other activities which had nothing to do with shoulder pads, but we will pick that up a little later.
Patriots dominate Tunica
The Marshall Academy junior high Patriots hit Tunica with an aerial assault last Thursday en route to their 38-14 victory.
It was the home opener for Marshall, after starting the season with a pair of road victories.
Holly High turns back JV Lions in intracounty football clash
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs and H.W. Byers have been longtime rivals on the basketball court. Now they’re taking that competition to the football field.
On Tuesday of last week, the Class 3A Hawks defeated the Class 1A Lions 20-12 in junior varsity action on Byers’ new field. Football is back at the Mt. Pleasant school after a 30-plus-year absence.
Holly Springs native Paul Maholm supports community, honors mom
Former Mississippi State standout and current Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm is in the running for a pair of prestigious community service-based Major League Baseball awards.
Maholm, a native of Holly Springs, is the Pirates’ nominee for both the 2009 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award and the Roberto Clemente Award. Both awards honor Major Leaguers for their community involvement, sportsmanship and contributions to their teams.
Rodeo set for Saturday
The J Bar B Fall Roundup Championship Rodeo will be held this Saturday.
It is set for September 19 at 8 p.m. at Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena, located on Highway 7 six miles north of Holly Springs.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children and ages 3 and under free.
For more information on the rodeo, call Jerry Bolden, 662-551-0475.
Parks and rec baseball workshop Sept. 28, Oct. 1
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be having a baseball skills workshop for youth ages 6-12 on September 28 and October 1 at Sam Coopwood Park at 6 p.m.
For more information, call 662-252-4807.
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