Sports / Outdoors – 6/9/2006

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 9, 2006

The Panolian: SPORTS – June 9, 2006

  From the 6/9/06 issue of The Panolian 

Touchdown Club – The South Panola Touchdown Club will host a 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 17 at Mallard Pointe Golf Course.
     The tax deductible fee is $60 per person or $240 for team.
     Deadline is June 10. For more information or registration, call Buddy Gray at 563-7601 or 934-8227.
The South Panola Touchdown Club will host a 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 17 at Mallard Pointe Golf Course.
     The tax deductible fee is $60 per person or $240 for team.
     Deadline is June 10. For more information or registration, call Buddy Gray at 563-7601 or 934-8227.
Rebels to host Miami Hurricanes in Super Regional beginning Sat.
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss (43-20) will host its second-straight NCAA Super Regional beginning on Saturday, when the Rebels will play host to the Miami Hurricanes (39-21) in a best of three series to be played at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

All three games are slated for a 6 p.m. CDT start and will be televised by ESPN2 and ESPNU.

"We are excited to host our second-straight Super Regional," said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. "It’s a tremendous accomplishment and has certainly been one of our goals this season. To host back-to-back Super Regionals and three-straight Regionals says a lot about where we are as a program."

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The Rebels advanced to the Super Regional after claiming the NCAA Oxford Regional on Sunday with a 12-4 win over second-seeded Tulane. Ole Miss has been led in the post-season by several players including Regional MVP Justin Brashear and Mark Wright.

Wright has been hot for the Rebels in the post-season, claiming SEC Tournament MVP honors after breaking the tournament record for RBI with 13. He continued his record breaking performances with seven RBI to make him the single-season RBI leader all-time at Ole Miss with 72 RBI on the season.

General admission tickets in standing room only are on sale for the Super Regional, as the reserved seating in the grandstand has been sold out. Ticket books which include entry to all of the weekend’s games are available for $20. Single-game general admission tickets in standing room only are available for $12. College students and children high school age and younger can purchase single-game tickets for $7. All tickets are available through the Ole Miss Ticket Office.

Tickets can be picked up Saturday before the game at the football ticket office located next to the Starnes Center on All-American Drive.

Any tickets that go unclaimed after Saturday’s game must be picked up at the Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field ticket office, and will be available two hours prior to game time on Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 662-915-7167 or 1-888-732-8857 for in-state calls.

SP Summer League Schedule
Date Opponent Place
6/9 North Pontotoc H
6/15 Southaven H
6/18-20 DSU Team Camp A
6/21 Desoto Central H
6/23 North Pontotoc H
6/27 Lafayette H
6/30 Lafayette A
7/10 Desoto Central A
All games are DH at 5 and 7 p.m. except tournament

Batesville’s John "Rusty" Johnson
(10-1) will be back in the boxing ring Saturday, June 10 to take on Kippy Warren (17-5) of Kansas.

The six-round light heavy weight bout will take place at the Al-Chymia Shriners Temple in Memphis.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the first bout will be at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 and ringside is $20. The temple is located at 5770 Shelby Oaks Drive. Map to site is below.


North Panola Football
     These 17 North Panola players showed up Monday night to meet with new head football coach Vincent Johnson (standing left).
     Players include (first row, l to r) Timothy Hardy, Trey Burdette, Tavarius Burdette; (second row, l to r) David Hill, Michael Reed, Brandon Williams; (third row, l to r) Jatari Jones, Trustin Perry, Earl Presley; (fourth row, l to r) Michael Johnson, Daryl Burdette, Brandon Cox; (fifth row, l to r) Denard Presley, Quinn Ellis; (sixth row, l to r) Perry Trammell, Rodrigues Salter; and (top) Jarvis Taylor.
Locals among tennis tournament winners
Three Batesville tennis players were winners in last weekend’s Summer Tennis Class Tournament hosted by the Oxford Community Tennis Association.

Becky Dye and Fonda Nickle of Batesville won the 8.0 women’s doubles for the second consecutive year. They defeated the teams of Allison Ford and Cathy Sabbatini and Becky Hiter and Beth Sanders in a round robin.

"They really do it nice," Nickle said of the Oxford Community Tennis Association’s tournament. "We like to go to Oxford."

Glen Waller of Batesville defeated Mustafa Altinakar. 6-3, 6-3 to win the men’s 3.0 championship. Waller also entered men’s 6.0 doubles competition with his partner, Walter Dye. They fell to the team of Terry Shinall and Larkin Kennedy, 7-6, 6-3.

The tournament attracted 82 tennis players from Grenada, Tupelo, Hernando, Greenwood as well as Batesville and Oxford, OCTA spokesman Gwen Garrett said.

Three SP players make State Games team
Three members of the South Panola High School team will participate in the State Games June 21-25 after tryouts Tuesday at Northwest.

Playing will be Tyler Benson, Mitchell Houston and Heath Bolton.

The South Panola Summer Baseball team is 8-2 following two tournaments.

They played their home opener last night but the score was not available at press time.

They will be home again tonight to play North Pontotoc at 5 and 7 p.m. The team plays at American Legion Park.


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