April 29, 2010
MA exits in round one
The baseball season at Marshall Academy came to an abrupt end as the Patriots fell in the first round of the MAIS Class AA playoffs to Hillcrest Christian School.
Each game was a nailbiter, with the final scores being 9-7, 2-1 and 4-3. Neither team was able to win on its home field. Hillcrest advances to face Manchester this week.
Potts Camp teams win district crowns
The Potts Camp girls and boys captured district championships in track and field last week at Byhalia.
Byhalia track squads finish third in district
Both Byhalia High School track teams placed third in the district meet last week.
The Lady Indians scored 110 points, trailing first-place Lafayette with 159.50 and second-place Center Hill with 131.
Behind The Scoreboard
If you have been paying even the slightest bit of attention to commercials on the tube this year, you have undoubtedly seen the commercial which pumps up the importance of education and goes something like this, “There are over 400,000 student athletes in our colleges and universities and over 90 percent of them will be going pro in fields other than sports.”
Ashland teams first in district
The Ashland Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils were crowned district track champions last week at the meet held in Byhalia.
City schedules summer camp
The City of Holly Springs’ Summer Camp for ages 8-14 is set for June 3-July 2 at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building. Hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities will include computers, basketball, dancing, hiking, nutrition, volleyball, arts and crafts, drug education, theatre and more.
Registration fee is $50. Register early to secure a spot. Call 662-252-4807.
Strickland inducted into Hall of Fame
Mississippi’s community and junior colleges recognized their fourth Sports Hall of Fame class on Tuesday, April 27, at the Jackson Hilton Hotel.
Lions beat Hawks
By CLAUDE VINSON
Kyle Skelton was the lead pitcher for the H.W. Byers Lions last Thursday. The first Hawk batter he faced was Demetri Oliver.
Lady Cards win two
Last week was another busy week for the Lady Cardinals. The Lady Cards found themselves with two wins and one loss and an incomplete game due to the weather.
Potts Camp Cardinals dominate Blue Mountain
The Potts Camp Cardinals swept a doubleheader from Blue Mountain on April 20.
Hannah looms large in his senior moment
By BOB LUTZ
Clevin Hannah worked off a screen and was open for the first shot of the game. It was a three-pointer, a shot Hannah has made over and over during his two seasons as Wichita State’s point guard.
Byhalia Indians fall to Lafayette
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Byhalia Indians, nearing the end of their regular season, hosted the Commodores of Lafayette County April 20 and held their own for four complete innings. They had jumped out to a 3-0 lead and still were two runs ahead at 3-1 at the beginning of the fifth.
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