Thursday, April 26, 2012
Potts Camp girls win district meet
The Potts Camp girls claimed the district track championship April 16.
The Lady Cardinals finished 38 points ahead of their nearest competitor. They amassed 121 points to second-place Walnut’s 83. Taking third was Calhoun City with 68.
Lady Cards fall in round one
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals were eliminated by Eupora last week in the opening round of the softball playoffs.
They took third in their district this season and finished with an overall record of 7-9-1.
“The girls did a great job this season, and the last two games were two of the best they played all season,” Coach Michael Loden said.
MA meets Raiders in playoffs this week
The Marshall Academy baseball team, after a first-round bye, will swing into state playoff action this week versus Oak Hill.
The Patriots, District 1-AA champions, were scheduled to travel to West Point Tuesday for the first game of the series. Games two and three (if necessary) will be played on the MA campus in Holly Springs this Friday starting at 5 p.m.
Hawks first in district
The Holly Springs Hawks left Tishomingo County with the first-place trophy from the district track meet. They competed in Iuka against the host Braves, Kossuth, Ripley, Booneville, Alcorn Central and Belmont.
Next up for the district champions will be the regionals this Saturday, April 28, at Oxford.
Behind The Scoreboard
Too close to call
I think that it is only fitting and proper that this humble reporter sways just a bit from the current flow (NBA) of basketball to pay homage to a true legend of the game. True, this particular coach never coached a day in the NBA (the “big league”), however, there are probably a lot of admirers who would state that she could have.
MA’s Pritchett to defend his north half golf title
Marshall Academy’s golf team didn’t qualify for north half this year but the Patriots gave a tremendous effort.
Zack Pritchett, Michael Thompson, Tyler Berry, Josh Feathers and Stephen Elgin came close a couple times but could never shoot the score needed to qualify (370).
MA athletes move on to north meet
Some Marshall Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots will be moving on to the North State Track Meet after success at district last week.
Both the boys and girls finished third in the overall team standings – the Pats trailing first-place Carroll and runner-up Indianola and the Lady Pats behind champion Indianola and second-place Carroll.
Indians finish third in district; facing S. Pontotoc
By BARRY BURLESON
A young Byhalia High School baseball team used a late-season surge to make the Class 3A playoffs.
The Indians finished third in the district with a 4-4 mark. They entered the postseason with a 4-12 overall record.
St. Joseph’s Council hosts north championship
By CLAUDE VINSON
The North Half Championship of the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Tournament was held at the Holy Family School gym on April 14.
Andre DeBerry, mayor of Holly Springs, was on hand to welcome the participants and attendees. Mayor DeBerry also stayed around to witness some of the contestants taking their best shots.
Byhalia 5K run/walk May 5
The Town of Byhalia will sponsor its second annual 5K run/walk Saturday, May 5, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. It begins at 9 a.m. at the gazebo on Brunswick.
Call 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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