Sports / Outdoors – 4/11/2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Panolian: SPORTS – April 11, 2006

  From the 4/11/06 issue of The Panolian       
 SCHEDULES – BASEBALL:             

Tiger ring ceremony is May 13
South Panola High School football banquet /ring ceremony tickets will go on sale Monday, April 17.

Tickets $6 the for the May 13 banquet. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Weather causes schedule changes
The storms of last week caused major changes in the baseball and softball schedules.

This is the final week of regular season baseball and softball games. District games have to be played but non-district games do not.

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Because some teams still had district games to play, the South Panola baseball and softball games will not be rescheduled.

South Panola’s baseball game against Grenada was not played Saturday night because Grenada’s field was too wet.

Tiger head coach Patrick Robey was pacing the halls Monday awaiting the outcome of the Southaven/ Horn Lake game which was rescheduled for last night.

If Southaven wins, South Panola will be in the playoffs.

South Panola will travel to Madison Central today for games at 5 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, the Tigers will play their final home game against Olive Branch at 5 and 7 p.m.

The Tigers will end regular season Saturday in Water Valley in a doubleheader slated to start at
1 p.m.

Lady Tigers
The Lady Tigers are finished with district play and are looking to finish the season strong, according to coach John Davis.

The game against DeSoto Central Friday night is not expected to be rescheduled as DeSoto Central has a district game to play.

Davis was waiting to hear about the game scheduled for tonight against Hernando. Hernando also needs to rescheduled a district game and may not be available to come to Batesville for this non-conference matchup.

At press time, Davis was still expecting to play today.

The Lady Tigers will end the season Thursday in Oxford at 5 p.m.

ND playoff hopes dashed by Bayou
An 8-6 loss to Bayou Academy Thursday, sealed the season for the North Delta Green Wave.

The Green Wave needed to win the last five district games in order to make the playoffs this year, but that hope was dashed.

The Green Waves led 3-0 after the first inning, but Bayou came back and hit a grand slam in the second inning to take a 4-3 lead.

The Green Waves tied the game at four in the bottom of the third inning. Bayou came back strong again and retook the lead 7-4 in the top of the fifth. North Delta managed one run in the bottom of the fifth to draw closer, 7-5.

Both teams scored one run in the sixth for the final score.

Evan West took the loss for the Green Waves.

Hitting for the Green Waves were Dustin Maples, two hits including one double and one run; Chris Pike, two doubles, one run; Pittman Harrison, two hits, two runs; and J.T. Dalrymple, one hit, two runs.

The Green Waves were set to host Marshall Academy Friday night but that game was rained out and has not been rescheduled as of press time.

Monday night, the Green Waves hosted Carroll in a district doubleheader. Tonight, the Green Waves will host Lee Academy at 4 and 6 p.m.

Peria Jerry honored as most improved player this spring
     Ole Miss defensive end Peria Jerry (center) was congratulated by Rebel head coach Ed Orgeron and Andy Kilpatrick, president of the Ole Miss M-Club Alumni Chapter, after receiving the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award for the most improved offensive and defensive player from the 2006 spring football drills.
     Though the wind was cool, under that football equipment Trey Poole of Batesville was hot for the Ole Miss Rebels blue team. The blue team had a hard time containing the red team Saturday in the annual Grove Bowl. Poole wears No. 58 for the Rebels.
The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, along with various football support groups, honored several members of the 2005 and 2006 Rebel squads and two former players here Saturday during Red-Blue activities.

The Jeff Hamm Memorial Award for the most improved offensive and defensive players from the 2006 spring football drills went to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis of New Orleans, La., and defensive lineman Peria Jerry of Batesville. The award honors the late Jeff Hamm, who served 40 years with the University of Mississippi in various capacities, including the final 20 years as Business Manager of Athletics.

Also recognized was linebacker Patrick Willis of Bruceton, Tenn., who received the Chucky Mullins Courage Award last Friday night. Willis is the 17th winner of the prestigious award which honors the memory of Mullins, who was paralyzed after making a tackle against Vanderbilt during the 1989 Homecoming game, and then passed away on May 6, 1991.



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