Thompson honored by coaching colleagues
By BARRY BURLESON
Jason Thompson originally wanted to be a boys basketball coach.
“The plan was for me to come in (at H.W. Byers) and work with the girls temporarily until I got the boys,” he said. “I did not think I would be a good fit coaching girls – I’m a hard disciplinarian.”
MA ends summer work with strong showing at MRA
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy Patriots finished 13-2 last week at the Madison Ridgeland Academy Team Camp.
“It was one of the best overall records one of my teams has had at the MRA Camp,” head basketball coach Craig Dailey said.
Behind The Scoreboard
Thank you, dear readers, for the comments about the Wimbledon columns. And to the person who inquired about the final outcome, Petra Kvitova of Czechoslovakia (ranked eighth) defeated Maria Sharipova of Russia for the women’s singles title and Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal for the men’s. Caroline Wozniacki had been ranked number one in the world for the women. This was a milestone since a Williams sister was not in the finals for two years out of the last 12.
Knotty Bolden Rodeo set for this weekend
The 27th annual Knotty Bolden Memorial Rodeo will be held July 15-16 at 8 p.m.
The rodeo, produced by J Bar B Rodeo Co., will be held at the Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena on Highway 7, six miles north of Holly Springs.
Tickets are $8, ages 10 and older; $6, ages 4-9; and free, ages 3 and under.
The Knotty Bolden Memorial Buckle is donated by Cowboy Corner of Southaven.
Call 662-252-4634 or 662-551-0475 for more information on this weekend’s big rodeo.
Boosters host supper
The Holly Springs High School Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a spaghetti supper this Friday, July 15.
It will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Holly Springs High School cafeteria. The cost is $6 per person for spaghetti, two sides, roll and dessert.
For more information, contact Booster Club president Shandra Isom-Crane at 662-544-5949.
Boater safety class July 16
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will have a Boater Safety Education Class at the Marshall County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. until.
Anyone born after June 30, 1980, must take a boating safety class to operate a boat or jet ski on public waters in Mississippi.
To attend the class, participants must bring their Social Security number and provide a current mailing address.
To register for the class, contact the North Regional Office at 662-840-5172.
The class is free and may also be taken online at MDWFP.com.
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