Photos by Sue WatsonHolly High camp
Xavier Johnson recently held his first summer basketball camp for area
youngsters with the help of the entire Holly Springs High School girls
basketball team who served as assistant coaches. Fourteen youngsters
participated in the camp. (Above, left) Thomas Stewart is helped with a
series of lay-ups by Megan Crittle. (Above, right) Alec Smith practices
lay-ups with T’Erika Allen. At the Coach “Xa” Biddy Basketball Camp,
participants practiced ball-handling, dribbling and shooting and also
learned about self-esteem, teamwork and the value of hard work. Coach
Johnson said he may schedule another youth camp in July.
New football field on go
By BARRY BURLESON
It’s all systems go for the new Potts Camp High School athletic complex.
plan is to be ready to play the first home game there on August 19,”
said Don Randolph, superintendent of education for the Marshall County
School District. “We’re excited. The community can’t wait.”
Patriots enjoy ‘great week’ at Southaven Camp
By BARRY BURLESON
the first team camp of the off-season is any indication, the Marshall
Academy Patriots could be well on their way to defending their Class AA
state basketball crown.
The Pats won eight and tied one versus public schools last week at Southaven.
Photo by Sue WatsonGetting focused
Marcus Autry, head coach of the Holly Springs High School Hawks, talks
to the Hawks about summer workouts and precautions that should be taken
in the heat. Coach Autry said the Holly High football players are
lifting weights and doing conditioning drills during the morning hours
– “trying to get ready for the season.” He urged the Hawks to dedicate
themselves to the team and its success in the 2011 season. Holly High
will play in a jamboree August 12 at Corinth and then kick off the new
season August 19 at home versus Coldwater in a Classic Game.
Behind The Scoreboard
By Claude Vinson
Experience pays off
game, great series” one commentator put it after the Mavericks had won
game four to tie the NBA championship series at two all.
Potts Camp Kizer Bottom Dirt Drags won first place in the Marshall
County Preseason Tournament. Team members are (front, from left) Gary
Michael Stacks, Andrew Bolden, Markavious Faulkner, Zach Skelton and
Noah Carnell; (second row, same order) Kristian Byrd, Ethan Bridges,
Austin Culver, Hayden Nichols, Trevor Work, Jacob Staggs and Maddox
Vanzant. In back (same order) are coaches Craig Work and Kevin Staggs.
in the recent Patriot Basketball Camp, held May 23-26, at Marshall
Academy included (front, from left) Thomas Stewart, Will Hanggi, Ben
Shaw, Zach Sorrell; (middle) Jacob Shaw, Wyatt Bain, Everett Hickman,
Boyce McKinney, Whitt Rodgers; (back) coach Craig Dailey, Dakota
Dailey, Colt Lindsey, Stephen Elgin, Grant Poteet, Wesley Bolden, Kyle
Simpson, Tobe West and Thomas Faulkenbery.
|Patriot Basketball Camp|
Craig Dailey hosted his annual Patriot Basketball Camp May 23-26 at the
school gymnasium. Campers included (front, from left) Lanie Hart, Erin
Burleson, Sonni McKinney, Anushka Bhakta, Erin Lomenick; (back) Coach
Dailey, Wesleyann Ray, Darcie Gibson, Ashika Bhakta, Codi Robertson and
Mary Neely Jones.
Photo by Barry BurlesonBasketball at Byers
Byers High School has been hosting summer league basketball games –
girls and boys. Above, Lady Lion Precious Rogers drives along the
baseline during court action on Wednesday of last week. For more photos
and a report on teams’ summer work, see next week’s South