Though winter weather still hangs around, it’s time for us to go back outside.
The North Panola girls were the last of the high school teams to finish the 2002-03 basketball season.
Now the city league has to finish up its season in the next week or so.
South Panola baseball team takes the mound Friday night on the road in Independence at 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the Tigers will host its home opener against Grenada at 2 p.m.
Under new head coach Patrick Robey, the Tigers have been working very hard the past few months just for this moment. The team has had to learn some new things in order to prepare for the upcoming season.
South Panola will have a tough season with some state ranked teams on the schedule.
South Panola also welcomes back Jeff Walls to the coaching ranks. Walls is a former South Panola football and baseball player. He went on to get some collegiate experience under his belt. Now, he’s back to share that with the team.
A coach with some pro experience and Walls’ experience should even out the odds for the Tigers.
Not only that with the help of the Batesville Job Corps students, American Legion Field looks more like a competitive ball field. The new look of the dugouts and centerfield just might intimidate some of the opponents. We can only hope.
Not only will baseball get started so will South Panola Lady Tiger fastpitch softball. Fastpitch is getting more and more competitive each year. Even coach Kim Wilson has had to learn a few things to keep the team competitive with some of its state championship opponents.
For the first time ever, The Panolian is producing a Spring Sports edition for you to get a sneak look of the teams who will be playing this year. The edition will hit the streets Friday, Feb. 21, just in time for the opening of the baseball season.
Even though it’s the spring sports season, we still have to don the clothes we wore at the end of the football season.
Being inside with basketball kind of makes one timid to go outside in the cold.
See you on the sidelines…