Thursday, March 13, 2014
At home in the
The H.W. Byers Lady Lions find themselves in extremely familiar territory once again.
After three consecutive state titles in Class 1A, the Lady Lions will vie for a third title in 2A on Thursday, March 13, at 1 p.m. in the Big House. Their other 2A crowns came in 2008 and 2009.
• Huge challenge awaits
The H.W. Byers Lady Lions will go for their sixth gold ball in seven years Thursday afternoon.
But a huge obstacle stands in the way.
Dakota Dailey named MAIS Player of Year
By BARRY BURLESON
Dakota Dailey, a junior at Marshall Academy, was named the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Player of the Year last week.
He averaged 25.4 points, four assists, two steals and 5 rebounds per game this season for the Patriots, who won the Class A North State championship.
MA opens district play with wins
By BARRY BURLESON
Playing in Class A is new to Marshall Academy baseball.
The Patriots started by outscoring Marvell Academy 32-0 in a pair of District 1-A games Thursday at home.
“We have a lot of talent and a lot of ability, but we are a very inexperienced team,” said coach Bart Jenkins, whose Pats were state runners-up in Class AA the past two seasons. “I know our best baseball is in front of us.”
Behind The Scoreboard
On the road
How does that old saying go? “As one lamp grows (or was that glows) brighter, another grows less.” There just might be some implications here. Presently, we are on the brink of “March Madness” and as the secondary basketball world winds down, the tertiary level kicks off.
Fishing rodeo March 22 at Wall Doxey
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will be hosting a fishing rodeo for the community on March 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Wall Doxey State Park, 3946 Hwy. 7 South, Holly Springs.
The goal is to give children a fun day in the great outdoors and learn about fishing. This event is for youth ages 15 and under.
Bring your own tackle, bait, cooler and fish strings.
Dizzy Dean registration continues
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department announces youth registration continues for Dizzy Dean baseball and softball.
Sign-up, for ages 3-17 (boys and girls), is available Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at city hall. There will also be registration this Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building.
Fees, which include cap and jersey, are $40 for ages 3-6 and $60 for ages 7-17, plus a family discount of $35 is available for each additional child in a household. For more information, call 252-4807.
New fisheries rules effective soon
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks announced several regulation changes that will become effective on March 26.
One of the rule changes bans anglers from using limb lines and set hooks at Lake Washington in Washington County; however, sport fishing trotlines, free floating fishing devices (jugs), and yo-yos will be allowed. Creel limits for the Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area ponds in Panola County will be statewide limits for all fish. In addition, skiers visiting state fishing lakes will be allowed to ski on Memorial Day and the July 4th and Labor Day holidays from noon until sunset.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit the website at www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2212. Follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.
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