Sports / Outdoors – 1/28/2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: January 28, 2003

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North Delta Ladies Manhandle Marshall 53-35

North Delta’s Alex Waldrup (r) prepared to secure the ball for the Lady Green Wave against Marshall, Friday, Jan. 24. Teammate Jeri Boren (l) was there to lend a hand as well as Margaret Britt in the face of a Marshall defender.


BATESVILLE – In a season of darkness, the Lady Green Wave is the bright spot of the North Delta basketball season.

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"The girls played the best game of their season," said head coach Michael Specks.

The Lady Green Wave downed Marshall in an important district game 53-35, Friday, Jan. 24. The Lady Wave could not keep that momentum going as they faced the No. 3 Strider Academy ladies Saturday night. Strider was the dominant team with a 71-37 victory.

Friday night, Marshall jumped out to a 4-0 lead. The lady Wave tied the score at four on back to back field goals by Emily Moore and Jennifer Locke with 5:25 left in the first quarter.

The score was tied again at 6-6 on a Laura Nabors field goal. Marshall went back up 10-6. The Lady Wave scored on a free throw and field goal by Alex Waldrup and a field goal by Locke to take an 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Green Wave used that as a catalyst to keep the lead. They led as much as five points in the third quarter, and Marshall came within one point several times. At the half, the Lady Wave led 22-19.

Coming off the bench in the bench in the third quarter, Shea Golden provided a spark to both the Lady Green Wave offense and defense with steals, rebounds and points.

With 1:59 left in the third quarter, the Lady Green Wave had built up a 14-point lead, 36-22, by scoring eight unanswered points.

Six more unanswered points and the Lady Green Wave led 42-24 at the end of the third quarter.

Scoring for the Lady Green Wave were Locke, 11 points; Alex Rice, 10 points; Jeri Boren and Kate Robison, 8 points each; Alex Waldrup, 5 points; Golden, 3 points; Nabors, 2 points; Margaret Britt, 1 point.

South Panola superintendent Dr. C. L. Stevenson (l) presented head football coach Ricky Woods a commendation from the school board to the South Panola football team and coaches for a great season. The football team went 14-1 and lost to Wayne County in the state championship game Dec. 6.

Crockett wins Big Buck Contest
Davie Crockett of Senatobia is the winner of the 2002-03 Panolian Big Buck Contest. Crockett brought down this 12-point buck on Dec. 16. It had an inside spread of 21.5 inches and main beam length of 28.25 inches. Total inches as dictated for the contest was 67.25 inches.
Davie Crockett of Senatobia is this year’s winner of The Panolian’s Big Buck Contest.

Out of 27 entries, Crockett bought in the biggest buck with 12 antler points and an inside spread of 21.5 inches.

What really put Crockett over the top was his deer had a main beam lenth of 28.25 inches.

For the past six years, Batesville Pawn Shop has helped sponsor the event by taking official measurements and photos of the entries.

Batesville Pawn Shop also furnishes the prizes for the contest. This year’s top prize is a Remington 700 Deer rifle, which Crockett received Monday afternoon, Jan. 27.

The second place prize, a deer stand, went to Jessie Petty of Batesville.

Petty took down his 13-pointer on Dec. 29. It had a main beam length of 24.25 inches.

Recruiting Report

South Panola quarterback Rickey Wright has been highly recruited following the football season.

Wright has even visited West Virginia University, but has verbally committed to Mississippi State University.

National Day of signing is Wednesday, Feb. 5 and nothing the athletes say before then is really official from the universities points-of-view.

Wright was listed as one of the top 40 recruits in Mississippi and also named to the All-State team by The Clarion-Ledger in December.

Other football players from South Panola has been on visits and received recruiting calls.

Offensive lineman Marvin Casey said Ole Miss, MSU and Northwest have expressed interest in him. He said he will probably start at Northwest.



  NOV 14 4:00 A Grenada
  NOV 21 4:45 H Lafayette
  NOV 23 6:00 A Cleveland
  NOV 25 4:45 H Tupelo
  NOV 26 6:00 A West Point
  DEC 3 4:45 A Oxford
  DEC 10 4:45 H Horn Lake
  DEC 13     OPEN
  DEC 20 4:45 H Olive Branch
  JAN 7 6:00 H Calhoun City
  JAN 9-11 6:00 A Water Valley Tournament
  JAN 14 6:00 H Holly Springs
  JAN 17 4:45 A Olive Branch
  JAN 18 6:00 H Senatobia
  JAN 21 4:45 H Southaven
  JAN 24 4:45 A Byhalia
  JAN 28 4:45 A Horn Lake
  JAN 31     OPEN
  FEB 4 4:45 A Southaven
  FEB 7 4:45 H Byhalia
  FEB 13-14 TBA   Divisional Tournament

1 – 7th/8th Girls;   2 – 7th/8th Boys;   3 – Jr High Girls
4 – Jr High Boys;    5 – Varsity Girls;    6 – Varsity Boys
  NOV 12 4:00 3-6 H Strider
  NOV 19 4:00 3-6 A Calhoun
  DEC 7 11:00 1-6 H Lee (MS)
  DEC 10 3:30 1-6 A Marvell
  DEC 12 4:30 3-6 A Kirk
  DEC 14 4:00 3-6 H Bayou
  DEC 20 4:00 3-6 H West Memphis Christian
  DEC 21   1-6 A Magnolia Heights
  JAN 3 3:00 3-6 A Lee (AR)
  JAN 7 3:00 1-6 A Marshall
  JAN 8-11     A Magnolia Heights Tournament
  JAN 14 4:30 3-6 A Bayou
  JAN 18 4:00 3-6 A Indianola
  JAN 21 4:30 3-6 A West Memphis Christian
  JAN 24 3:00 1-6 H Marshall
  JAN 25 2:00 5-6 A Strider
  JAN 27 3:00 1-6 H Marvell
  JAN 30 4:00 3-6 H Kirk
  JAN 31 4:00 3-6 H Indianola
  FEB 1,3     A Jr. High Tournament
  FEB 4   5-6 H Magnolia Heights
  FEB 6-8       North AA Tournament
  FEB 11-12, 14-15 TBA   H North State AA Tournament
  FEB 18-19, 21-22 TBA     State AA Tournament
  FEB 24-MAR 1 TBA     Overall Tournament – MS College

  NOV 14-16 6:00 A Coldwater Tournament
  NOV 19 6:00 A Hernando
  NOV 23 6:00 H Coldwater
  NOV 26 6:00 A Olive Branch
  DEC 7 6:00 A H.W. Byers
  DEC 10 6:00 A M.S. Palmer
  DEC 13 6:00 H Lafayette
  DEC 16 6:00 A Coldwater
  DEC 20 6:00 H Coahoma County
  DEC 27 6:00 H M.S. Palmer
  DEC 28 6:00 A Rosa Fort
  JAN 7 6:00 A Charleston
  JAN 10 6:00 H Senatobia
  JAN 14 6:00 H Independence
  JAN 16-18 6:00 H NPHS Cougar Classics
  JAN 21 5:00 A Coahoma County
  JAN 24 6:00 A Water Valley
  JAN 28 6:00 H Charleston
  JAN 31 6:00 H Rosa Fort
  FEB 4 6:00 A Independence
  FEB 7 TBA A Senatobia
  FEB 11-13 TBA   District Tournament
  FEB 17 & 18 TBA   3A North State
  FEB 21 & 22 TBA   3A North State
  FEB 25-27 TBA A State Tournament – Jackson, MS