Thursday, March 20, 2014
For the H.W. Byers Lady Lions and their coach, Jason Thompson, history has once again repeated itself.
The aforesaid Thompson has achieved a most enviable feat with the teams he has coached over the years of his tenure at H.W. Byers High School. He won three consecutive titles in 1A from 2011 to 2013. Before that his Lady Lions were victorious twice in 2A championship games in 2008 and 2009.
• This team determined, motivated
The magical ride continues for the H.W. Byers Lady Lions.
Last Thursday they celebrated their fourth straight state championship and their sixth in seven years.
Indians fall in semi-finals
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Byhalia Indians came to the Big House confident and playing well in the playoffs but couldn’t overcome highly-ranked McComb in the Class 4A semi-finals.
The Indians, the North State runners-up, lost a low-scoring contest to the Tigers, the South State champions. The final was 48-28 on Tuesday of last week at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Behind The Scoreboard
Two titles for Thompsons
When the last candle was blown out late Saturday evening in the Big House, a total of three gold balls had made their way north up the big road (I-55) to their new permanent homes.
‘Great season’ for Indians
By BARRY BURLESON
The excitement is back for Byhalia basketball.
First-year head coach James Sales said it was “a great season,” one that saw his Indians advance to the state Class 4A final four and finish 22-9.
Turkey season now open
It is time for Mississippi’s turkey hunters to practice their yelping and dust off their shotgun. The spring turkey season opened March 15 and ends May 1.
Opportunities to pursue spring gobblers are plentiful across the Magnolia State, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks anticipates that hunting success will be good in 2014.
Cardinals drop four games in Smithville tourney
By BARRY BURLESON
The Potts Camp baseball team hit the diamond at the end of spring break against some tough competition in the Smithville Tournament.
The young Cardinals dropped games to Tremont, Columbus, Kossuth and the host school.
Locals selected as all-stars
A couple of Marshall County basketball players will play in upcoming all-star games.
Shandricka Sessom, a senior at Byhalia, will suit up for her home state in the 24th annual Mississippi/Alabama Girls All-Star Game this weekend.
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