Thursday, May 22, 2014
Deans new head
coach of Hawks
Donald Deans said his resumé isn’t an exciting one.
“I’m just a hard worker moving my way up,” he said.
And as far as he’s concerned, he’s right where he wants to be – the new head football coach at Holly Springs High School.
Lions fall in
The football Lions from Byers High School took their spring practice show on the road last Thursday night, suiting up for tilt with the Wildcats of Walnut.
The Lions have some valuable experience to aid them in their early kickoff. They won the District 2-2A crown last season under first year head coach Chris Daniels and then dropped a close game at home (one point) against the East Union Urchins in the playoffs.
Holly High boys fifth in state meet
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs High School boys turned in an outstanding performance at the Class 3A State Track Meet Monday, May 12, in Pearl.
Coach Donald Deans’ Hawks placed fifth overall, which included a pair of first-place medals in the individual events.
Behind The Scoreboard
NBA playoff happenings
A couple of games into the Eastern Conference playoffs and Charles Barkley prophetically stated that “when the Heat meets the Pacers in the finals,” and Sir Charles went on to finish his assessment of the topic which he and his cohorts were covering. As much as it pains me to have to say that I agreed with Mr. Barkley (it’s a long story), I had already reached that conclusion. We are not going to fast forward here because at the time of both of our predictions the two aforementioned teams were locked in other deadly battles.
Splash pad opening on Memorial Day
The Spring Hollow Splash Pad will open for the summer season next Monday, May 26.
The splash pad is located behind the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs.
Ashland boys third in state
By BARRY BURLESON
Some Ashland athletes participated in the Class 1A Track Meet Monday, May 12, at Pearl with the boys taking third place overall.
The Blue Devils placed second and third in a pair of events.
Camp Fish to be held at Enid Lake
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation will host Camp Fish 2014 at the Visitor Education Center adjacent to Enid Lake June 17-20.
The camp is open to youth ages 11-15, and its purpose is to introduce Mississippi’s youth to fisheries conservation, management, and sport fishing.
Indians-Cards to clash in spring game Tuesday
Marshall Countians can get a sneak preview of two of their high school football teams next Tuesday, and both are under the leadership of new head coaches.
Byhalia will host Potts Camp in a spring game May 27 starting at 5 p.m.
The Indians will be coached by Kendrick Smith and the Cardinals by Matt Gehrke. Both took over their positions just in time to lead their respective squads in spring drills.
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