Thursday, March 24, 2011
MA wins one of three in Oxford
By BARRY BURLESON
There was no spring break for the Marshall Academy baseball team.
Instead, the Patriots collided with some top-notch public school competition in the Oxford Tournament.
A scheduled game versus Horn Lake on Monday of last week was rained out. Then MA went 1-2, beating Senatobia and losing to Water Valley and DeSoto Central.
Coleman plays for state stars
By BARRY BURLESON
Kourtney Coleman played high school basketball one last time Friday night on a big stage.
The H.W. Byers senior competed for her home state in the annual Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game at the Pelham, Ala., Civic Complex.
Junior high Hawks take championship
The Holly Springs Junior High basketball team, under the leadership of coach James “Doc” Green, recently claimed the North Mississippi Junior High Athletic Conference championship.
Behind The Scoreboard
Exciting contests in tournament
Time and teams march on in “March Madness and Mayhem.”
There have been some dynamite contests and a couple which could be termed “no contest.”
Boosters plan fund-raiser
“Best of the Best,” the first annual Byhalia Alumni Basketball Tournament, will be held Saturday, April 2.
Championship rodeo April 2
A Deep South Championship Rodeo will be held in Barton on Saturday, April 2.
The big event, produced by J Bar B Rodeo Co., begins at 8 p.m. at the Robert Rainey Jr. Memorial Arena, 928 Quinn Road.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children, and ages 3 and under free.
For more information, call Jerry Bolden, 662-551-0475.
Registration set for Saturday
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is registering youth who want to participate in baseball and softball, ages 3-16.
Registration will be held this Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sam Coopwood Park concession stand. The entry fee is $30 per child.
Holly Springs youth softball and baseball teams play in the Marshall County Dizzy Dean league with teams from Byhalia and Potts Camp.
Practice will begin soon after registration is complete.
For more information on registration or on the baseball and softball leagues, call 662-252-4807.
Golf tournament April 16
There will be a golf tournament Saturday, April 16, to benefit the Summer Youth Missions Programs of First Baptist Church, Holly Springs.
The four-person scramble will begin at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood. Cost is $55 per person.
Call the church office, 252-2627, to sign up.
Hole sponsorship deadline is April 1.
Softball tourney to be held in memory of Carol Scruggs
The first annual Carol “Sweetie” Hampton-Scruggs Memorial Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, April 2 at Sam Coopwood Park (Stadium) in Holly Springs. Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; games start at 11 a.m. until (Make-up date, April 16.) Admission is free. There will be a raffle ($50 gas card and $50 cash), live DJ K92.7 and a car show.
Aaron German Memorial Team Roping will be held April 9
The fourth annual Aaron German Memorial Team Roping will be held April 9 at Benton County AgriCenter in Ashland. Books open at 10 a.m.; rope at 11 a.m.
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