Thursday, August 4, 2011
Teams go to work
By BARRY BURLESON
Barrett Donahoe rated his team’s first week of football practice successful.
“The kids are buying into what we are doing,” said the first-year Marshall Academy head coach. “It’s exciting.”
Last week was the only one of two-a-day practices. The Patriots worked out in shorts and T-shirts Monday through Wednesday of last week and then put on the shoulder pads Thursday and Friday.
“The kids are in a little better shape than expected, which can be attributed to how hard they worked in the summer,” he said.
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots are off to a 4-0 start on the softball diamond.
MA played in the Magnolia Heights Round Robin last weekend.
In the first game the Lady Patriots, a Class AA team, faced Class AAA Lee (Clarksdale).
Hawks wrap up successful summer on court
By BARRY BURLESON
Twenty-seven wins out of 36 tries is impressive but coach Naylond Hayes is cautiously optimistic.
“You’re never satisfied,” Hayes said, “but I’m somewhat pleased with it.”
The veteran basketball coach is rebuilding his Holly Springs High School squad. Gone are 10 seniors from last year’s team, which finished with a 20-11 record.
Behind The Scoreboard
Now that we are assured that there will be a season in the NFL, we can take a look at how things are shaping up for teams and some players. The team which appears to have garnered most of the media conversation during the past week was the Philadelphia Eagles. This was due in large part to the Eagles’ camp stating that they were interested in having some dialogue with Brett Favre. Yeah, you heard right, Brett Favre.
Early deer hunting applications available
On August 1, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks began taking applications for early season teal and deer hunting on Wildlife Management Areas. Applicants must apply online at www.mdwfp.com before September 1. There will be a charge of $5 for each permit application, and these proceeds contribute to managing WMA lands.
Permitted early season teal hunts will be available at Howard Miller and Muscadine WMAs.
Permitted deer hunts will be available at Black Prairie, Charles Ray Nix, Hell Creek, Mahannah, Sardis Waterfowl, Sky Lake, Twin Oaks, Trim Cane, Yockanookany WMAs, and Natchez State Park.
Applicants for the Sardis Waterfowl WMA deer hunts must be 15 years of age or younger. To be eligible for deer hunts at Trim Cane WMA, applicants must have a physical condition which makes them fully dependent on a wheelchair for mobility.
For more information on WMA regulations and permit applications, please visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2199.
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