Sports / Outdoors – 9/12/2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 12, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: September 12, 2003

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Tigers Top AP Polls
SP OL "Hogs" Led by Senior Linemen

The biggest test of the season will come tonight when the South Panola Tiger team travels to New Orleans to take on the G. W. Carver High School Rams.

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South Panola jumped over Wayne County in the Associated Press Polls Tuesday to the No. 1 spot in the state. This ranking change has started many talks around the state.

Comments ranged from South Panola and Wayne County might as well be No. 1 and No. 1a.

According to published reports on , South Panola took the top spot by the slimmest of margins in the Top 20 poll.

The Tigers, who have outscored their two opponents 114-0, held a one-point lead over Wayne County, 180-179.

The War Eagles were preseason No. 1.

Last week, South Panola had more first-place votes than Wayne County, but was stuck in second place. This week the roles reversed, according to the reports.

Wayne County, the defending 5A state champion now playing in Class 4A, received 10 of a possible 19 first-place votes. South Panola, the 5A runner-up, got the other nine.

In The Clarion-Ledger, Thurs., Sept. 11, Bill Spencer searched out the possibility of a rematch between the two on Dec. 12 after the state championship games the weekend before.

Lady Green Wave Plays Tough Softball
North Delta’s Jordan Mills, No. 5, slides into third base Tuesday. The Lady Green Wave defeated West Memphis Christian 16-1. The Lady Green Wave are 10-5 on the season including tournament play.

The North Delta Girls Softball team, coached by Larry Britt and John Bailey, got off to an excellent start with an outstanding record of 6-1, losing its only game to the Bayou Lady Colts.

The first game was on Aug. 15, against the Marshall Lady Patriots. The A-team won 12-1 and the B-team won 8-4.

The Lady Wave defeated Clarksdale Lee on August 18 6-4 but the B-team had its first loss, 5-0.

On August 19 West Memphis Christian hosted a game and once again both teams won, A-team 13-2, and B-team 8-3.