| SP cheerleaders to be on TV Sun.
| This is the weekend for the South Panola competitive cheer squad to appear on ESPN2.
The UCA National Championships will be broadcast Sunday, April 9 beginning at 3 p.m. Coach Tammy Wilkinson did not have a specific time in which South Panola will appear.
In other cheerleading news, on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Spirit of Cheer booster club will sponsor a bake sale at Piggly Wiggly. Also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, they will sponsor a free car wash at Western Sizzling. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds from both events will go to South Panola competitive cheerleaders.
| Baseball teams seek playoff spots
| By Myra Bean
In baseball action this week, North Delta defeated Delta Academy in non-conference action Friday, March 31, 7-1. Chris Pike got the win striking out five and allowing one run.
The Green Waves had 16 total hits.
Pittman Harrison was four for four from the plate with four singles and two runs. J.T. Dalrymple had two doubles, one RBI and one run. Bateman Greenlee had three singles and one run. Dustin Maples had a double and two runs.
?This was one of our better hitting efforts of the year,? said head coach David Hardy.
Tuesday, the Green Waves (5-7 overall, 3-4 district) lost to Indianola 11-1 in district action. Maples scored the Green Waves’ only run.
In order to be one of the two teams in the playoffs this year, North Delta needs to win the remaining four district games. Also, Indianola needs to win the rest of their games, handing losses to remaining contenders, to remain undefeated in the district.
North Delta hosted Bayou last night but the score was not available at press time. Tonight, the Green Waves will host Marshall at 4 and 6 p.m.
South Panola Baseball
The South Panola Tigers (14-9 overall, 3-5 district) fell to district foe Olive Branch 9-5.
Senior pitcher Barrett Johnson had three hits on the night including a homerun, a triple and a single.
The Tigers still have a chance to be one of the playoff teams this year if Southaven defeats Horn Lake tonight in district action. If Horn Lake wins, South Panola needs to defeat Olive Branch next Thursday.
The Tigers will travel to Grenada to take on non-district foe Grenada tomorrow at 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Tigers will play Madison Central in Jackson in non-conference action at 5 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday night, the Horn Lake Eagles defeated the Southaven Chargers 3-1 at Southaven.
Horn Lake improves to 6-14 overall and 3-5 in district play.
With the win, Olive Branch improves to 10-7 overall and are 5-3 in district play.
| Three games remain for Lady Tigers
| By Myra Bean
The South Panola Lady Tigers experienced a spot of revenge as they downed Grenada 1-0 Monday night at Trussell Park.
The Lady Tigers lost to Grenada 5-2 earlier in the season.
This momentum was shortlived as the Lady Tigers fell to Horn Lake 2-0 Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles improved to 15-4 overall and 6-0 against district competition this season.
The Southaven Lady Chargers are 14-9 overall and are 3-2 in district play after a loss to Horn Lake Monday.
Against Grenada, Lauren Suratt went the distance on the mound for the win.
The only run of the game came in the bottom of the third inning. Summer Gee got on base on a fielding error and worked her way around the bases. Haylei Plummer hit a ground ball to shortstop and drove Gee home for the run.
Gee was also memorable in the first inning as she went all the way back to the fence to catch a ball. As it happens, she did not stop at the fence but tumbled over it, but kept possession of the ball. It could have possibly been a homerun for Grenada.
Three more games remain on the Lady Tiger schedule.
The Lady Tigers are home tonight to host Desoto Central in non-district action at 5 p.m. Tuesday, they will host Hernando at 5 p.m. and Thursday they will end the season in Oxford at 5 p.m.
| North Delta’s John Terry Moore played his Bayou Academy opponent to a 6-3, 7-5 straight set victory Tuesday afternoon. The match lasted one hour and 15 minutes. The Green Wave tennis team will play at Lee Academy tonight and host Kirk Academy Tuesday. Both matches begin at 2:30 p.m.
| Lady Rebels/Mullins banquets set
| The site of the 17th annual Chucky Mullins Courage Award Banquet, scheduled for Friday night, April 7 at 6:30, has been moved from the Gillom Sports Center to the Lamar Law Center Mall on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
In other Ole Miss news, the Ole Miss Lady Rebel Basketball Athletic Awards Banquet will be held Friday, April 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Indoor Practice Facility on the Ole Miss Campus.
To purchase or reserve tickets, call or go by Bofield’s, 1520 Jackson Ave., Oxford, 281-1014, or Custom Signs, 480 Hwy. 51S, Batesville, 1-800-523-0874.
Dinner and Banquet will be $20 and deadline for reservation is April 17.
| Tiger runners place in meet
| The South Panola track teams participated in the Chickasaw Conference meet held in Olive Branch Tuesday and Wednesday.
The girls placed third overall and the boys placed fifth out of eight teams.
For the girls, Sad’e Wallace placed second in the discus with a distance of 84’5? and second in the shot put with a 34’8? distance.
In the 100 meter dash, Tamara Poole placed second with a time of 12.86 seconds. Poole also placed second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.11 seconds.
The 400 meter relay team of Keke Frison, Pelaure Chapman, Tyunna Diggs and Poole placed second with a time of 52.20 seconds.
Saraka Chapman placed fifth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 67.82 seconds.
In the boys field events, Justin Harris placed first in the discus throw with a distance of 132’0?.
In the shot put, Chris Strong placed second with a throw of 47’0? and Harris finished third with a throw of 45’0?.
In the high jump, Rodney Gray placed second with a 6’4? jump.
In the running events, Gray placed first in the 110/100 meter high hurdles with a time of 14.47 seconds.
Gray also placed first in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 39.10 seconds.
The 800 meter relay team of David Conner, Quenterious Wright, Rashad Mackey and Demetrius Dunn placed third with a time of 1:33.73 minutes.
In the 4×100 meter relay race, the team of Jeramie Griffin, Leroy Diggs, Dunn and Gray placed third with a time of 43.60 seconds.
Dunn placed second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.45 seconds.
The track team will be back in Olive Branch Wednesday, April 12 for the district meet beginning at 1 p.m.