Thursday, April 19, 2012
Six straight for Patriots
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy baseball team, bogged down at times in the midst of a rugged schedule, came alive in district play last week.
The Patriots won four district games – three over Kirk Academy and another over Indianola Academy– to claim the school’s sixth straight District 1-AA title.
Kirui wins Kudzu
By BARRY BURLESON
A pair of former track stars in the Southeastern Conference raced to top finishes in the Killer Kudzu Saturday.
Barnabas Kirui, a three-time SEC cross country champion at Ole Miss, was the overall winner in the 5K with a time of 15.16.
Meggan Franks, who excelled at Mississippi State, set a female course record with a time of 18.01.
Behind The Scoreboard
Playoffs taking shape
For the last two weeks I have been getting the question: Who has the best shot in the NBA? No pun intended. And that probably would be more properly written thusly: Which team has the best chance of winning the NBA Championship?
Lady Cards down Lady Hawks, fall to Strayhorn, Bruce
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals opened their week on the softball diamond with a win over rival Myrtle.
Only minutes into the road game Monday, April 9, the Lady Cardinals scored two runs and left one on base. The Lady Hawks came to bat and they scored one run in the first inning.
Cardinals lose three
Potts Camp battled back in a Region 2-2A challenge at Calhoun City Thursday night but the rally fell short.
The Cardinals dropped a 7-4 decision.
Lions hit the road, drop two of three
By CLAUDE VINSON
The H.W. Byers Lions took the bus last week and made a turn around the district encountering a trio of foes.
They stopped first at West Union and dropped a close one in seven innings. Chance Lykens went the distance for the Lions and took the loss on the hill. The winning pitcher for the Urchins was Drew Garrett.
Byhalia plans annual 5K run
The Town of Byhalia will sponsor its second annual 5K run/walk Saturday, May 5, to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The 5K begins at 9 a.m. at the gazebo on Brunswick.
Contact town hall at 838-2135 for details and an entry form. The $20 entry fee includes a T-shirt.
Entry forms are due by April 25 to get T-shirts ordered. After that date, runners or walkers may participate, but shirts for those may not be ready for the event.
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