Sports / Outdoors – 1/31/2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 31, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: January 31, 2003

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SP Powerlifting Team Breaks Meet Records
Hollis Hoskins Named Best Lifter After Breaking All Meet Records

Members of the South Panola Powerlifting team who participated in the Pontotoc Invitational Meet Saturday, Jan. 25 include (first row, l to r) head coach Arnie Oakes, Tim Hill, Tristan Gleaton, David Harris; (second row, l to r) Pat Oakes, Walter Pang, Chris Boothe, Justin Lee, Hollis Hoskins; (third row, l to r) Scott Honnoll, Kendrell Barksdale, Lendrell Barksdale and Quinton Hankins.


Records, records, records are what the South Panola Powerlifting team accomplished at the Pontotoc Invitational Powerlifting Meet, Saturday, Jan. 25.

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The South Panola team placed third in the meet.

Hollis Hoskins, 308 pounds, blew everyone away placing first in his class and earning Best Lifter in the heavyweight division (198-super heavyweight class).

The Best Lifter honor goes to the lifter who lifts the most weight, pound for pound, according to how much the lifter weighs and rarely goes to someone in one of the heavier weight classes of the division.

Hoskins broke all meet records and hefted an unofficial state bench press record of 425 pounds. He squatted 635 pounds and deadlifted 605 pounds for an awesome total of 1,665 pounds, according to head coach Arnie Oakes.

Quinton Hankins also broke a meet record bench 335 pounds. He squatted 445 pounds and deadlifted 480 pounds placing third in the 275 pound class with a total of 1,260 pounds.


BATESVILLE – There is some more news from some South Panola seniors during this recruiting season.

Tiger fullback Javar Pollard said Wednesday, Jan. 29, he has verbally committed to play for the University of Memphis Tigers.

Pollard had 104 carries for 578 yards and four touchdowns for South Panola during the 2002 season.

Wide receiver Justin Lee has visited Jackson State University, home of the Tigers, and hopes to make that his college home.

Wide receiver Mario Chapman says he will probably play at Northwest Community College.

Defensive lineman Eric Foster has his sights set on University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The players will decide and sign National Letters of Intent with the college and universities of choice Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Verbal commitments by the players are non-binding.

Players for the Alabama/Mississippi and Bernard Blackwell All-star football games are also selected this date.

The Alabama/Mississippi game will be played June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

The Bernard Classic is set for July 18 at Madison Central at 7:30 p.m.

Tigers Defeat Eagles 60-58

South Panola’s Corey Blackburn scored a career-high 26 points against Byhalia Friday, Jan. 24.

BATESVILLE – There was some hot shooting in Tiger town Tuesday night.

The South Panola Tigers pulled out a two-point win over the Horn Lake Eagles in a do-or-die district game for both teams.

South Panola won 60-58 after Will Poole posted his second double-double, 14 points, 10 rebounds, in the last two games.

"We are a team now," said head coach Wilbert Beard. "We are finally cohesive. We are more focused and enjoy playing with each other more."
This was the Tigers’ first win since Nov. 26 when the Tigers defeated West Point on the road. This was only the team’s second win at home. The game against Horn Lake was played at South Panola instead of at Horn Lake.

The teams were running neck-and-neck in the first quarter, but Horn Lake took a 14-12 lead into the second quarter.

The Tigers squeaked out the top scoring spot in the second quarter, but were down 29-28 at halftime.

Lady Cougars Down Lady Tigers in District Game 75-71

Laquita Hardy was the high scorer for the North Panola Lady Cougars, Tuesday, Jan. 28, as they once again defeated the Charleston Lady Tigers, 75-71.

Hardy scored 21 points, played solid defense and should have been given a ticket for the way she drove to the basket. Whether the lane was open or not, Hardy somehow found a way to connect. She also shot 4 of 6, from the free throw line.

The game was a close and exciting one right up until the end of regulation. The lead changed hands on several occasions.

The Charleston Lady Tigers clawed their way back from a six point deficit, the biggest lead in the game, but couldn’t hold on.

Otisha Porter sank a three-pointer with four seconds on the clock just before halftime, to give the Lady Cougars a 44-41 edge at the break.

Charleston Downs Cougars in Shooting Rematch 100-95

It was payback time for the Charleston Tigers, as they beat the North Panola Cougars, 100-95. At their last meeting in Charleston, the Cougars won 92-91.

"We owed them one," said assistant coach, Don Taylor.

The lead rotated throughout the contest. Robert Glover scored 25 points and Terry Walker had 29, with five 3-pointers. Glover and Walker were both on fire. They scored from everywhere, driving the lane, 3-pointer range and from the free throw line.

Jonathan Stokes played consistently the entire game and finished with six points and four blocked shots.


  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