Thursday, June 19, 2014
Basketballs are bouncing pretty much year around in the Lions’ Den and this year a June tradition continues.
H.W. Byers Coach Jason Thompson, for the sixth summer, is hosting area teams for what he calls “practices with live audiences.”
Hawks contribute to all-star win
Two Holly High Hawks and their coach were on the court together one last time Saturday, June 7.
Sylvester Kilgore was one of the coaches for the Northeast Mississippi Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game (3A-4A-5A boys). Joining him were Marvin Burt and Tyller Brown, who graduated from Holly Springs High School on May 23. The Hawks won the District 2-3A championship this past season in Coach Kilgore’s first season at the helm. They were eliminated in the North State quarter-finals and finished 18-10 on the season.
Behind The Scoreboard
Ready for my ribbing
Are the Heat hot enough to do what no NBA finals team has ever done, erase a 3-1 deficit to take the grand prize?
There have been 31 occasions where that could have happened and didn’t. I think all of us who follow the big round ball know that it is going to take a special team to accomplish the feat, if and when it happens. Is Miami that team? Analytically, a “yes” case could be made. However, a critical task had to be performed – defeat the Spurs in game five and on their own turf. It was not exactly mission impossible because the Heat had won game two in San Antone.
Basketball camp set for July in Holly Springs
The first annual Holly Springs Fundamentals Basketball Camp, hosted by Mayor Kelvin Buck, will be held July 7-11 and July 14-18.
The camp, for boys and girls second grade through college, will be held at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building. Cost is $25 for one week and $50 for two weeks.
Session I is 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Session II from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Send all applications and fees to Holly Springs Fundamental Basketball Camp, Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
For additional information on the basketball camp, contact coach Milton Moore at 601-286-3965 or the Multi-Purpose Building at 662-252-4807.
Three-on-three basketball July 18
A three-on-three basketball tournament will be held Saturday, July 18, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building.
The fee is $80 with up to four players per team.
For more information on the tourney, contact Sanchez Blake at the Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department, 662-252-4807, ext. 1601; cell phone 662-544-6163; or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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