January 27, 2011
MLK Jr. Classic
H.W. Byers Lions and Lady Lions played host to a four-school classic January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The others were Earle (Ark.), MHEA (Memphis Home Education Association) and Ashland.
The Byers Lady Lions faced the Lady Eagles of MHEA in their game and it would be easy to underestimate a team of their ilk. They did not show a lot of speed but they did not appear timid. Their playmaking was methodical and effective. They held a one-point lead over the hosts at the end of one period at 8-7.
Cardinals split with Ingomar
This district contest between Potts Camp and Ingomar had implications which were not readily discernible. First, this was a rubber match and the Lady Cardinals had won the earlier meeting on the Lady Falcons’ court. Secondly, the boys game had star-making potential for one of the coaches.
Marshall teams beat Tunica, Indianola, Kirk
Marshall Academy basketball teams improved their records to a combined 39-15 last week.
But more importantly, they remained unbeaten in District 1- AA play with wins over Indianola Academy and Kirk Academy.
Big game set
This was the weekend before the weekend which all football fans eagerly await. They have summarily told themselves that their teams which did not make it would be back next season (at least that is what one fan told himself). But if you could not find your favorite among the four finishers, you might have consoled yourself by bathing in history (as one fan did). And there is perhaps no more colorful history than that which surrounds the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
Lady Lions shock Scott Central
The H.W. Byers Lady Lions ended a busy week with a big win.
The Byers girls stunned Scott Central 57-41 Saturday in the Ackerman Classic. The win over a 2A team ranked ninth in the state’s Super 10 came a day after a 53-51 setback at Myrtle – their first loss to a Mississippi team this season.
Holly High girls knock off Dragons
Things were pretty frigid all around Tuesday night, Jan. 18, however, the Lady Hawks of Holly High made it sort of warm for the visiting Lady Dragons of M.S. Palmer.
Byhalia sweeps Center Hill
Byhalia teams survived close contests with district rival Center Hill Tuesday night, Jan. 18.
The Lady Indians kept their unblemished Region 2-4A record intact with a 56-53 win over the Lady Mustangs. Coach Renee Crenshaw’s BHS squad improved to 7-0 in the district.
Kourtney Coleman nominated for McDonald’s All American Games
McDonald’s® announces its nationwide list of prep seniors who have been nominated for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Games®.
Of the nearly 2,000 nominees announced, 22 players hail from the Mid-South with 16 young men and seven young women players.
Carpenter shines in all-star contest
Chase Carpenter, a senior at Marshall Academy, provided the winning kick in the inaugural Who’s The Mann Classic Mississippi-Louisiana All-Star football game Saturday in Baton Rouge.
Mississippi won the game 7-6, thanks to Carpenter’s extra-point kick.
Carpenter also shined from punt formation. He punted six times and averaged 41 yards per punt. He pinned the ball inside the 10-yard line twice.
Carpenter is being recruited by Northwest Mississippi Community College, Delta State University, Mississippi College and Mississippi State University.
Cards sweep W. Union
Potts Camp teams invaded West Union Tuesday of last week and left with a pair of Region 2-1A victories.
Tenesha Woods scored more than half of the Lady Cardinals’ points in a 45-40 win. The sophomore poured in 23.
Potts Camp trailed 9-7 after one quarter but bounced back to lead 20-18 at intermission. They maintained that two-point lead after three and then outscored West Union 10-7 in the fourth.
BSA schedules registration
Byhalia Sports Association will hold registration for spring and summer T-ball, baseball, and softball on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 26, 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. BSA has teams for softball ages 5-16 with a 5-6 girls softball team and baseball 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.
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