February 11, 2010
Pats win district
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots are moving on in post-season play.
They brought home first- and second-place trophies, respectively, from the District 1-AA Tournament at Indianola last week. Both open North AA Tournament play Wednesday (of this week) at Leake.
The MA boys (22-7) beat Kirk and North Delta to claim the District 1-AA championship.
Packed house sees county rivals split
By CLAUDE VINSON
Marshall had its second intra-county matchup of the week on February 5 at Holly High, following a Byers-Potts Camp clash one night earlier.
The gate keepers at Holly Springs had to close the doors long before the game started because of the sellout crowd versus Byhalia. Fans just automatically gravitate to this historic rivalry. It has nothing to do with records or standings. Just pride, well, actually, bragging rights.
Byhalia players sign with ICC, Northeast
By BARRY BURLESON
Three Byhalia High School seniors signed football scholarships February 3 with junior colleges.
Labradford Rayford and Jeremy Sessom inked with Itawamba Community College in Fulton, while Tavaris Neal will play at the next level for the Northeast Tigers in Booneville.
Behind The Scoreboard
The roller coaster week finally culminated on Sunday, Feb. 7, with hurrahs, more than one “dat” and probably a few tears.
BSA continues sign-up
Byhalia Sports Association will hold registration for spring and summer T-ball, baseball and softball on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Byhalia Town Hall.
Again this year there will be a special age group for 3- and 4-year-old children. This is such a fun age group for both playing and watching.
BSA also has teams for girls ages 5-16 with a 5-6 girls softball team and teams for boys ages 5-15. BSA plays recreational baseball and softball and is sanctioned through Dizzy Dean.
No previous experience is necessary. The program is open to all children of the area.
Registration fee is $65, which includes full uniform.
For questions call Janice at 901-246-8843, Jerry at 901-355-7858 or Kim at 901-268-1775.
Byers sweeps Eagles
H.W. Byers swept district foe West Union at home Tuesday, Feb. 9.
The Lady Lions turned back the Lady Eagles 54-47, while the Lions downed the Eagles 72-64.
Coach Jason Thompson got balanced scoring from his Byers girls. Leading the offense were Alexis Hardaway and Kyra Gulledge with 13 points each and Precious Rodgers and Kourtney Coleman with 12 each.
The Lady Lions built a 21-7 lead in the first quarter.
Jeremy Williams and Marcus Rayford combined for 44 points in the Lions’ victory. Williams scored 24 and Rayford 20.
The Byers boys trailed 34-33 at the half but outscored West Union 22-14 in the third quarter. They went on to win by eight.
Holly High boosters meet
The Holly Springs High School Football Booster Club is meeting every Monday at 6 p.m. in the library.
Marcus Autry, new head coach of the Hawks, urges all Holly High supporters to attend and get involved with the Booster Club.
Holly Springs Parks and Recreation registers for youth baseball, softball
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is now registering for Dizzy Dean baseball and softball.
The countywide league is for ages 3 to 16 (girls and boys).
Register at Holly Springs City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 662-252-4807.
Potts Camp announces registration
Potts Camp will begin signing up children for Dizzy Dean T-ball, softball and baseball on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at Town Hall.
Ages are 3 years old to 16 (as long as they are not playing for other teams).
Forms may be picked up at Potts Camp Town Hall Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jr. high Patriots first in district
The Marshall Academy junior high boys capped an outstanding season with the District 1-AA Tournament championship trophy.
Holly High blasts 6A Olive Branch
By CLAUDE VINSON
A large crowd showed up Tuesday of last week for the rubber match between the Holly High Hawks and the Conquistadors of Olive Branch.
Hitting clinics scheduled
The Marshall Academy baseball coaches will be offering a hitting clinic for the next two weeks for ages 8-14.
By CLAUDE VINSON
It was “Senior Night” at Potts Camp High School on February 4. Even without the added attraction, it probably would have been a highly-attended affair.
Lady Indians take two
The Byhalia Lady Indians ended regular season district play last week by turning back both Lewisburg and Senatobia.
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