Thursday, May 31, 2012
Teams take to the diamond
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall County Sports Association is in the midst of another great baseball and softball season.
This year’s Dizzy Dean league includes 44 teams, ranging from ages 3 through 18 with approximately 575 participants.
They come from the communities of Byhalia, Holly Springs, Potts Camp, Hickory Flat and beyond.
Marshall awards athletes
Marshall Academy celebrated a successful year in athletics May 18 at the school’s annual sports banquet.
Honored with the Johnny Alldredge Spirit Award was Tyler Berry and receiving the George Hill Memorial Award was Emma Elgin.
MA Patriots enjoy productive spring
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy had just five days of spring football practice but new head coach Bart Jenkins said it was plenty.
“All five days were extremely productive,” said Jenkins, who is stepping up from his role as assistant coach the past two seasons. “A lot of people shoot for different things in the spring. I like to focus on terminology and the basics of what we’re trying to do, and I feel we got everything done that we needed.”
Ole Miss Lady Rebs hosting camps
The new Ole Miss women’s basketball coaching staff announces several camps this summer.
Team camp is set for June 10-11. It is open to varsity, junior varsity and AAU teams. Cost is $125 per player overnight (includes meals and housing) and $105 per player commuter (no housing).
Behind The Scoreboard
Some NBA and NFL
The race seems far from winding down, although the seven-game season in the NBA has only a couple of series left.
The entertainment factor has been ever present, however, there have been some occurrences that could be tagged as less than holy.
MA baseball camp June 7-8
The Marshall Academy baseball coaching staff will host a baseball camp June 7-8 for upcoming third through seventh graders.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. until noon that Thursday and Friday, and the cost is $40 per camper.
Football camp set for June 8-9
The second annual Lester/Rice Youth Football Camp is scheduled for June 8-9 at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.
The camp is hosted by former Ole Miss Rebels Brian Lester and Eric Rice.
It will also feature Terrence Metcalf, an Ole Miss All-American and seven-year NFL veteran, and Derrick Burgess, former Ole Miss defensive end and two-time NFL pro bowler.
Patriot football camp starts Monday
The Marshall Academy football coaching staff will host a football camp June 4-6 for upcoming first-sixth graders.
Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon next Monday through Wednesday, and the cost is $60 per camper.
Instructors will include MA coaches and current players.
Mississippi high school students were invited to attend the second annual TBF Student Angler Federation High School Open Championship that was held on the Tennessee- Tombigbee Waterway, Columbus pool.
Students signed up via online registration at highschoolfishing.org to compete in the event.
MDWFP investigates fish kill at Sardis
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks biologists recently responded to fish kill reports at Sardis Lake.
Several shoreline areas were examined around the lake. The kill was over 97 percent white bass. An estimated 73,510 white bass died.
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