March 3, 2011
Class A State Tournament
Big wins in big games generally lead to bigger games down big roads to the Big House.
This was the much anticipated plight of the H.W. Byers Lady Lions. And it ultimately ended in an enjoyable plight.
The Lady Lions had won back-to-back championships in ’08 and ’09 and were eliminated by eventual state champion McAdams last year.
Patriots finish in overall final four
Marshall Academy, coming off a Class AA state championship, could not knock off the giant of private school basketball in the state.
The Patriots’ excellent season came to an end Friday night at Mississippi College in the semi-finals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Tournament. They lost 75-51 to Class AAA state champion Madison Ridgeland Academy.
March is already upon us and the “madness” is not very far behind. As in collegiate football, the basketball teams are desperately jockeying for that final positioning in efforts to make the playoffs and beyond. There have been some tumbles from the top of the ladder’s rung and there have been some recoveries.
Cardinals defeat Falkner in opener
By BARRY BURLESON
The Potts Camp Cardinals defeated Falkner and lost to Wheeler on opening weekend of their 2011 baseball season.
The Cardinals swung some hot bats in game one of the campaign Friday. They had 16 hits in a 12-3 win over Falkner.
MA baseball starts 2-1
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy Patriots, led by new head coach Bart Jenkins, are off to a 2-1 start on the baseball diamond.
The Patriots beat Tunica Academy at home last week and then split against Memphis-Area Home Education Association and Magnolia Heights over the weekend in the Magnolia Heights Tournament.
Registration continues for adult basketball, youth softball
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department announces registration for sports leagues.
Spring basketball registration for the men’s and women’s program is underway. The entry fee is $200 per team.
Registration fees are due at city hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to register is Friday, March 4.
The parks and recreation department is registering youth who want to participate in baseball and softball, ages 3-16.
Registration will be held at city hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entry fee is $30 per child. The last day to register is Friday, March 11.
Holly Springs youth softball and baseball teams play in the Marshall County Dizzy Dean league with Byhalia and Potts Camp.
For more information on registration or these adult and youth leagues, call the Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department, 662-252-4807.
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