Thursday, May 15, 2014
second in state
Marshall Academy took the second-place trophy in the Class A State Golf Tournament May 5 at Kirkwood in Holly Springs.
The Patriots, with a round of 367, finished 14 strokes behind first-place Claiborne Academy (353).
Coach Clay Pritchett, whose team faced wet and cold weather most of the season, said it was finally golfing weather for the state tournament.
County athletes excel at state
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Countians performed well in the Class 2A and Class 4A State Track Meets Saturday in Pearl, including some top three finishes.
Two Potts Camp Cardinals, Jordan Harris and Keldrick Wiseman, finished first and second in the 2A boys high jump, clearing 6-02 and 6-00, respectively.
Behind The Scoreboard
The teams in these playoffs seem to set great stock by having their series flip back to home court. There has always been that certain comfort factor of playing “at home” in front of your own crowd.
In the case of the Oklahoma City Thunder in their semi series against the Los Angeles Clippers, starting at home didn’t put them in very good stead. They left home after dropping one of two and went farther West to L.A. However, they didn’t appear to mind all that much since their eyes were smarting and their hearts were singing because their Thunder hero had been named MVP and scoring titlist. Durant’s accepting speech has had clips shown across all channels. Actually, it was more of a tribute to his mother, who like himself and teammates couldn’t hold back the tears. It was more than fitting since Mother’s Day was just a couple of days hence.
Spring football in Marshall County
By BARRY BURLESON
The H.W. Byers Lions have plenty of motivation this spring on the football practice field.
Last season they enjoyed a 10-0 regular season but suffered a stunning 35-34 loss to East Union in round one of the Class 2A playoffs.
Fishing rodeo this Saturday
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Visitor Education Center adjacent to Enid Lake will host a youth fishing rodeo on Saturday, May 17.
The fishing rodeo is open to youth ages 15 and under; registration begins at 7 a.m.
DSU golfers going to national tourney
With their season on the brink, the Delta State University men’s golf team shot an NCAA South/Southeast Regional Tournament low 12-under par 276 to finish tied for sixth, advancing the Statesmen to the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament for the first time since 2005.
“I could not be more proud of the effort our guys gave today,” head coach Sam Dunning said. “We knew we had to play exceptionally well to advance, but the team turned it up a notch when it mattered most.”
ICC announces tryout, camp
The Itawamba Community College softball team will host an open tryout on Monday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at the ICC Softball Complex on the Fulton campus.
The tryout will be open to graduating seniors and players with NJCAA eligibility that have not signed or are currently signed with another collegiate program. Participants interested in trying out are responsible for bringing proof of a current physical and their own equipment. For more information contact Coach Andy Kirk at 662-862-8251 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Byhalia Lions Club’s annual Byhalia Festival June 19-21
The annual Byhalia Festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club, is set for June 19-21 at the intersection of Highways 309 and 78.
The festival will include a carnival, music, rodeo, food and much more.
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