Thursday, April 5, 2012
MA goes to 6-1 in district race
By BARRY BURLESON
District rivals Marshall Academy and North Delta combined for just eight runs in a three-game series last week.
Fortunately for the Patriots, they won two and improved to 6-1 against District 1-AA competition.
Byers falls to Myrtle
By CLAUDE VINSON
The H.W. Byers Lions welcomed an all-too-familiar foe Tuesday of last week. The Myrtle Hawks were in town on an almost perfect day for ball on the diamond.
The Lions were putting their 2-1 record up against a team which already had 11 games in its backpack.
Cardinals drop district game
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp had a quiet night at the plate when district opponent Calhoun City visited Tuesday, March 27.
The Cardinals managed just two hits in a 14-2 loss to the Wildcats in Region 2-2A play. Meanwhile, the visitors connected for 11 hits.
Patriots take third
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy varsity boys placed third and the girls fourth in a track meet March 28 on the MA campus.
Walnut placed first in varsity boys with 91 points. Magnolia Heights and Marshall trailed with 51 and 42, respectively.
Behind the Scoreboard
I know that you have heard the term before many times but again it has all “boiled down to gravy” in the NCAA playoffs for both men and women.
Many of us are perhaps a bit chair weary and bleary-eyed from tracking the progress of the teams which we love and those we love to dislike. Really, it begs to be said that all of these teams which have made it to this point more than deserve our admiration.
Lady Cards lose district games
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals traveled to Calhoun City Monday, March 26, to play their second division game of the season.
This would be the very first time the Lady Cardinals and the Lady Wildcats faced each other. The Lady Cardinals were excited and ready to go, hoping to take home the victory. However, this was not going to be the Lady Cardinals’ night.
The MHEA Lady Eagles traveled to Springfield, Missouri, on March 20 to compete in the 14 under National Basketball Championship.
The Lady Eagles, the number one seed, had little trouble winning their first three games by an average of 35 points.
Booster club fund-raiser set for Friday
The Holly Springs High School Football Booster Club will sponsor a hamburger steak fund-raiser this Friday, April 6.
The meal (dine in or carry out) is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Holly Springs High School cafeteria, 165 North Walthall. The menu includes hamburger steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and lemonade for $7 per plate.
For more information or pre-orders, call 601-616-3354 or 662-316-9005.
Rodeo slated April 14 at Rainey Arena
A Deep South Championship Rodeo will be held in Barton on Saturday, April 14.
The big event, produced by J Bar B Rodeo Co., begins at 8 p.m. at the Robert Rainey Jr. Memorial Arena, 928 Quinn Road.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children, and ages 3 and under free.
For more information, call Jerry Bolden, 662-551-0475.
Killer Kudzu on tap April 14
The Killer Kudzu 5K, a Holly Springs Pilgrimage event, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14.
The USA Track and Field certified course is a challenging one in the downtown Holly Springs area – including a hill through the historic Hill Crest Cemetery.
Prize money will be awarded for the men’s and women’s top finishers – first place, $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100.
Plus, trophies will be awarded for overall masters and grandmasters winners and the top three places in each age group. There is also a costume contest this year with $50 and Pilgrimage tickets awarded to the runner or walker with the best historical or kudzu-themed costume.
Register online at kudzu5k.com or mail registration form to Killer Kudzu 5K, American Pacific, 520 Salem Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
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