Patriots second in state
Marshall Academy had a brief 1-0 lead over Central Private, La., in game one of the state championship series last week.
Then things changed dramatically.
The Patriots fell 6-1 in that game and 14-2 in game two at home and finished runners-up in Class AA for the second straight season.
Cards second in North
The Potts Camp boys had a strong showing on their home track May 4, placing second in the North 2A meet.
With 19 schools on the point-total board, the Cardinals earned 76 points and trailed only West Bolivar with 91. Simmons was third with 66 and J.Z. George fourth with 56.
Hawks finish third in North
The Holly Springs High School boys brought home third from the Class 3A North State track and field meet May 4 at Winona.
Several Holly High and Byhalia High School athletes moved on to the state meet, some getting first-place finishes at north half.
Pritchett takes state golf crown
On May 7, Zack Pritchett achieved a goal he had worked for his entire high school career.
He started this journey in the seventh grade and what a way to end his journey his senior year. He won an individual state golf championship by shooting his lowest score this year of 66.
Behind The Scoreboard
Six of the eight teams in the semis in both conferences had Sunday off.
The Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs had to interrupt their Mother’s Day with an early afternoon game at the Warriors’ teepee. The Spurs had been making this a real chariot race from the very start. Both teams put up some big numbers in the first shootout which ended in an overtime victory for San Antonio at 129-127.
Byers, Ashland athletes advance
The H.W. Byers Lady Lions finished in a tie for fifth, with 57 points, in the North 1A track and field meet May 4 at Potts Camp.
They were behind first place Coldwater (115), second place Ray Brooks (66), third place Ashland (63) and fourth place Myrtle (58.50). Houlka also totaled 57 points.
Football jamborees this week
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs and Potts Camp coaches will get a preview of next season’s football team this Thursday.
The Hawks will participate in a jamboree at Ripley High School. They are scheduled to face Coldwater at 5:15 p.m. and Ripley at 6:45 p.m.
Locals will compete in area all-star game May 22 at Saltillo
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall County and Benton County will be represented in the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Football Association All-Star Game.
The first annual game will be played next Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at Saltillo High School.
Holleman gets hole-in-one
On May 9, Nathaniel Holleman of Holly Springs aced the Par 3, #6 hole (184 yards) at Kirkwood National using his six-iron.
The hole-in-one was witnessed by Howard Mumford, Stevie Lipford and Ed Long.
Nolen signs with MVSU
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach Jason Thompson called Sha’Dae Nolen “a pest” – in a good way.
“Defensive pressure is embedded in her,” he said. “If the other team has the ball, she wants it back.
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