Sports / Outdoors – 7/4/2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 4, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: July 4, 2003

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Local Riders Place in Batesville Race
Parker Sissell gains some height and shows how he placed first in the Junior Long Class of the Batesville Hare Scramble held recently. More Hare Scramble photos may be found on Page B6 of today’s edition of The Panolian.
The rain did not slow down the racers or stop the spectators from watching at the Batesville Hare Scramble held recently.

Local riders as well as riders from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee participated in the race sponsored by the Memphis Motorcycle Club.

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Riders competed in the following classes: Pee Wee, Kids, Junior B, Junior AA, A-open, B-Heavy and Junior Long.

Locals placing in the Pee Wee Class were Garner Barbee, 2nd; Renic Greenlee, 4th, Dennis King, 5th and Bailey Sullivant, 7th.

In the Kids Class, Sean King placed 7th.

In the Junior-B Class, Ryan King placed 4th, Dane Broome, 6th and Bateman Greenlee, 10th.
Hayden Moore placed 5th in the AA Class and Mike Woods placed 10th in the A-Open Class.

Coming in first in the B-Heavy Class was Steve Kovacs.

Parker Sissell came in first place in the Junior Long Class and Brandon Capwell placed 7th in the same class.

The next race will be held in Saulsbury, Tenn. on Sunday, July 13.

North Delta Releases Football Schedule

The 1-AA state champion runner-up North Delta released the schedule for its 2003 football season.

The Green Wave will play a 10-game season with five games at home.

The Green Wave will open the season at home Friday, August 22, against Rossville Christian of Rossville, Tenn. No new teams have been added to the schedule from last year, but Sept. 5 will be an open date for North Delta.

North Delta will again face non-conference foes, Lee Academy, Strider, Indianola and Magnolia Heights. The Green Wave will end the season in Senatobia against the Chiefs, Oct. 31.
The conference season will open for the Green Wave Sept. 12 when Kirk Academy’s Raiders come to Batesville.

Other conference foe include Bayou Academy, Marshall Academy, Marvell Academy and West Memphis Christian Academy.

SP Season Tickets Go on Sale Soon
Progress is being made on the new home side of the South Panola High School stadium. The home crowd will be on the east side beginning with the new football season.

BATESVILLE – South Panola High School has announced that due to the new stadium seats, reserved seats will be sold from July 21 to August 1 for those persons who held season tickets last year.

Tickets holders will need to go to the South Panola High School office to choose their seating. Season passes are $50 for all seven home games.

The new home seating is located on the east side of the stadium. The stands offer 30 rows of seats to see some of the best high school football in Mississippi.

Season tickets for new patrons will be available beginning August 4 at the high school office.


Statewide Dove Season Opens on Labor Day
JACKSON – This year, Labor Day will take on added meaning with Mississippi hunters. It marks the opening of the first proposed statewide dove season, according to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

This first season will continue through Sept. 21.
The second proposed statewide dove season opens Oct. 11 and ends Nov. 2. The third season begins Dec. 27 and concludes Jan. 11.

Shooting hours for dove hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.

Enforcement authorities remind dove hunters that mourning doves are protected by state and federal laws.

Shooters must have their shotguns plugged and incapable of holding more than three shells. Each hunter must have a valid state hunting license signed and on their person before going afield.

The legal daily limit of mourning doves is 15,  and the possession limit is 30. A possession limit is not permitted on the opening day of any season.