Sports / Outdoors – 5/13/2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: May 13, 2003

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Top Players

South Panola baseball top players received awards from the coaches recently at a dinner held at Big Daddy’s barbecue.

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The top players and coaches include (l to r) assistant coach Jeff Walls; senior catcher Bradley Striplin, most valuable player; senior right fielder Walter Pang, most improved player; short stop/pitcher sophomore Walt Love, best defensive player; senior pitcher/center fielder Tyler Brewer, most valuable pitcher/best offensive player; senior third baseman/pitcher Ryan Willis, Tiger award; and head coach Patrick Robey.

Townsend, Rudd Return to Conduct Sports Camp

The All-American Sports Camp, sponsored by NFL players Deshea Townsend and Dwayne Rudd of Batesville, returns Saturday, May 31.

The camp will be held on the South Panola football field from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no fee for children to attend the camp this year.

There will be cheerleading, basketball and football camps available for children ages 6 to 18 years of age.

Registration forms will be available after Wednesday from the Boys and Girls Club, Dewberry Daycare and Myra Bean at The Panolian. The camp will be open for the first 300 children who turn in the forms.

"The forms must be signed by a parent or guardian," said Kiffany Dugger, camp coordinator.

This is the fourth year Townsend and Rudd will return home to conduct the camp.

Each year the local players try to bring other NFL players to help with the camp. Other camp helpers include past football, basketball and cheerleader graduates who have play or play on the collegiate level.

Townsend is a cornerback with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rudd just signed to play linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Football Teams Line Up Spring Scrimmages

The South Panola Tigers were working on their passing game. Quarterback Derrick Pegues got rid of the ball just in time to avoid a sack. Unfortunately for the offense, but fortunate for the defense that particular pass was intercepted. The Tigers head to Clinton Thursday, May 15 for a scrimmage against Clinton and Provine.


South Panola
South Panola has two weeks of spring football under its belt and is ready for the Thursday night scrimmage, according to head coach Ricky Woods.

"The guys are kind of tired of hitting on each other and are ready to beat up on someone else," Woods said.

The players will have a chance to go against two of the tougher teams in Mississippi: Clinton and Provine. The three teams will meet up in Clinton May 15. The B-team will play at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity will begin at 5 p.m.

"This will be an evaluation for us next year," Woods said. "We will know what things to work on for the first game."

Derrick Pegues is expected to be the starting quarterback with sophomore Kareem Carr backing him up.

North Delta    

North Delta head football coach Rick Johnston (back, l) and assistant coach Lance Thomas watch the players work on drills during practice. North Delta will host a scrimmage Thursday, May 15.
North Delta will scrimmage at home Thursday, May 8 and May 15. On May 8, the team held a Green and White scrimmage.

May 15, Desoto, Marvell and maybe another team will participate in the jamboree, according to head coach Rick Johnston.

Quarterbacking the Green Wave are Harrison Nickle, Forrest Wilbanks and Chris Pike.

North Panola
Tuesday, May 13, North Panola, under head coach Ernest Young, will host a jamboree with Coahoma High School and Byhalia beginning at 5 p.m.

Robert Glover will be at the helm as returning quarterback with Albert Johnson as the backup.
The Cougar team will be senior laden next year with approximately 15 juniors moving up and returning.