Sports / Outdoors – 4/15/2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: April 15 2003

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Iron Tigers Bring Home Ribbons from State Powerlifting Meet

Attending the State Powerlifting Meet and bringing home some ribbons from South Panola were (l to r) assistant coach Pat Oakes, Kendrell Barksdale, Hollis Hoskins – state champion, David Harris, Lendrell Barksdale and head coach Arnie Oakes.

PEARL – Three South Panola Iron Tigers are among the best in the state. The Tiger Powerlifting team traveled to Pearl Friday, April 11, to compete in the State Powerlifting Championships.

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Lendrell Barksdale placed third in the 242-pound class. The junior turned in personal bests in the squat at 525 pounds and in the bench press with 310 pounds. With a 500-pound deadlift, Barksdale eclipsed his previous best total with 1,335 pounds.

Freshman David Harris also finished an impressive third in his first state meet in the 114-pound class. Weighing in at only 106 pounds, Harris totaled 635 pounds, six times his body weight. Harris lifted personal bests in all three events with a 225-pound squat, 135-pound bench, and 275-pound deadlift.

The highlight of the day was powerhouse Hollis Hoskins. The 17-year-old junior now decidedly owns State records in all three events and the total in the 308-pound class. He also broke the All-time State squat record with a 705 pound lift. Hoskins already holds All-time State records in the bench, deadlift and total in the 308-pound class.

SP Tiger Baseball Playoff Hopes End
South Panola’s Barrett Johnson was out at the plate in the bottom of the second inning against Olive Branch Friday, April 11. Johnson was the courtesy runner for catcher Bradley Striplin (l), cheering Johnson on home. The Tigers were shutout for the second time this season 9-0.

BATESVILLE – The South Panola Tiger baseball team playoff hopes died when the Tigers lost back-to-back district games to Southaven and Olive Branch last week.

The Tigers (13-13 overall, 2-4 district) finished the season Monday, April 14 in Vicksburg, but the score was not available at press time.

The Tigers fell to Olive Branch 9-0 Friday night. The Tigers traveled to Cleveland Saturday and won 4-1.

Last Tuesday, April 8, the Tigers lost to Southaven 5-1.

The weather was pretty close to perfect for baseball Friday night. The Tigers loaded the bases a few times against Olive Branch, but were unable to get a run across the plate.

Walt Love started on the mound for the Tigers and Ryan Willis relieved him in the fourth inning.

Against Cleveland, catcher Bradley Striplin was hot at the plate. He had three hits, one of which was a homerun. He also had a double.

Tyler Brewer was the winning pitcher which brought his total wins to 5-5. Brewer will play in the 2003 All-Star Baseball Games, June 7, in Hattiesburg.

The Mississippi State football team finished up the spring training season with the annual Maroon-White game Saturday, April 12. The crowd in the background was very supportive of the efforts of the Bulldogs on the field.

Playing with the Bulldogs from Panola County was Demetric Wright (r). Kyle York led the Maroon team to a 24-10 win over the white team led by Ariel Nelson.