Thursday, July 17, 2014
Four new coaches prepare for season
By BARRY BURLESON
High school football practice is just a few weeks away, and in Marshall County’s case, that means new head coaches leading four of the five teams.
They are Donald Deans at Holly Springs, Sam Pearson at Marshall Academy, Kendrick Smith at Byhalia and Matt Gehrke at Potts Camp. The lone head coach back is Chris Daniels, who will enter his second season at H.W. Byers.
Lady Pats look to compete for state title
By BARRY BURLESON
Plenty of experience will be back on the field for the Marshall Academy softball team.
The Lady Patriots lost only two players from last year’s team – one graduated and another moved.
Basketball event July 26
BET and Showtime star, Pooch Hall, aka “Derwin Davis,” is set to host the first annual Champions of Character Excellence Basketball event presented by Royal Kingdom PR Agency, Inc.
The basketball game fund-raiser will provide scholarships to three deserving youth based on character, integrity, leadership and the well-roundedness of the students.
Community enjoys Redbirds game
Spring Garden Apartments, located in Holly Springs, hosted its first annual “Community Night Out” at a recent Memphis Redbirds game. Mayor Kelvin Buck threw out the ceremonial first pitch on “Holly Springs Night” at AutoZone Park, which was promoted by the Main Street Chamber.
Friday, June 27, 43 individuals from Spring Garden Apartments were transported to the Memphis Redbirds game.
Behind The Scoreboard
The King returns home
The King has abdicated – again. It appears that the more we try to put the recently completed NBA season in the retired bin the more it plays “jack in the box.” This jumping action is mostly fueled by a central figure – LeBron James, aka the King. After playing the free agent option close to the vest for a couple of weeks, James abruptly announced late last Friday that he had decided to take his talents back to his home of record.
Rodeo this weekend
The 30th annual Knotty Bolden Memorial Deep South Championship Rodeo will be held July 18-19 at 8 p.m.
The rodeo, produced by J Bar B Rodeo Co., will be held at the Knotty Bolden Memorial Arena on Highway 7, six miles north of Holly Springs.
Ticket prices are $6 for ages 4-11; $8 for ages 12 and older; ages 3 and under free; and military free with ID.
For more information, call Jerry Bolden at 662-551-0475 or 662-252-4634.
Byhalia Cheer Camp July 31-Aug. 2
Byhalia High School Cheer Camp, sponsored by the Byhalia High School cheerleaders, will be held July 31-Aug. 2 from 8 - 11 a.m. in the Byhalia High School Gym for ages 3-10. There is a $30 entry fee.
Registration will take place on July 31 from 7-8 a.m. Parents are invited to attend the showcase on August 2 from 10-11 a.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt and award. T-shirts will be given out on August 1 and awards will be given on August 2.
T-shirts will be worn on August 2 for the showcase. All participants will run out with the BHS cheerleaders and the BHS football team at the first home game. T-shirts are to be worn. Let’s come out and support the Indians August 22 when they take on the Holly Springs High School Hawks.
For more information, contact Ayesha Fountain (BHS cheer coach), 662-838-2206 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three-on-three tourney this Saturday
A three-on-three basketball tournament will be held Saturday, July 19, 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.
News: (662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (662) 252-3388
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