Sports / Outdoors – 8/18/2006

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 18, 2006

The Panolian: SPORTS – August 18, 2006

  From the 8/18/06 issue of The Panolian       

South Panola Football will participate in a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 18 at Provine, along with Brandon High School. Scrimmage begins at 4 p.m.    
  North Delta Football will participate in a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 18 at Desoto, Ark.
North Delta Jr. High will participate in a jamboree Thurs., Aug. 24 at Marvell, Ark.
John Johnson Boxing Sat., Sept. 3
A Professional Boxing Event featuring John "Rusty’ Johnson will be held at the Batesville Civic Center on. Six undercard fights are scheduled. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the fights start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission; $15 floor seats; and $25 ringside. Tickets may be purchased at the Batesville Civic Center.
The 19th Annual Sardis Lakeshore Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 in conjunction with Public Lands Day.  To participate in the cleanup effort, all volunteers should arrive at Engineers Point at 7 a.m. to receive instructions from one of the Park Rangers.  
T-shirts will be given to all registered participants while they last and at noon a free hotdog lunch will be served.  Make sure you wear clothes and shoes that you won’t mind getting wet and dirty and please bring a pair of gloves.  For more information on this event, please contact Park Ranger George Harris at the Sardis Lake Field Office at (662) 563-4531.
South Panola High School baseball will host an "Old Timers Benefit Baseball" tournament on Saturday, September 16. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the South Panola High School Office, from Shelter Insurance, any player or parent.
     Fee includes admission and a chicken plate. Proceeds will benefit the four baseball players who were injured in a car accident recently.
     Any former South Panola baseball player is eligible to play. To play contact coach Brad Lightsey at 934-5000 or Ben or Randy Boren at Shelter Insurance 563-2772.
The South Panola High School baseball program will host a Fall Instructional League every Tuesday in September 2006 from 2 to 5 p.m. Children ages 10 to 13 can participate. The cost is $40 and includes a t-shirt. T-shirt sizes will be taken the first day of the session.
     The dates of the sessions will be September 5, 12, 19 and 26.
     Sessions will stress baseball fundamentals such as fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching and catching as well as squad games.
     For an application or more information, contact head baseball coach Patrick Robey at (662) 934-2104. Registration deadline is September 1.
Season tickets for the 2006 football season are on sale through August 4, for people who previously held season tickets from last year.
     Tickets may be purchased for $45 from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Monday thru Friday in the high school office. Remaining season tickets will go on sale to the public on August 7.
     For more information, call 563-4756.
     South Panola will open the season on Friday,
August 25, in Clarksdale. The Tigers will play a pre-season scrimmage in Jackson at Hughes Field, where Provine plays.
     Participating in the scrimmage with South Panola and Provine will be Brandon High School.
Meet the Rebels Saturday in IPF
     Ole Miss Rebels Jamarca Sanford (left) and
John "Baby J" Jerry
were present at the annual Ole Miss Media Day Monday. Both report they are pleased with the practices and are ready for the upcoming Rebel season.
 The annual "Meet the Rebels Day" featuring coaches and players from the Ole Miss football team, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at $10 per box lunch. Head coach Ed Orgeron will speak at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The Rebel football players will be on hand for autographs and photographs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Posters and schedule cards will be available for free, and fans may purchase the 2006 football media guide for $15.

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The cheerleaders and Rebelettes will be present as well as the volleyball team.

Following the autograph session, the team will take to the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for a full-squad scrimmage. The scrimmage is open to the public.

The day will conclude at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium, as the defending SEC Western Division Champions host Oklahoma State in an exhibition game at 6 p.m.

Fans can meet NP Cougars
North Panola will host a Meet the Cougars event Saturday, August 19 at 6 p.m. on Cougar field. New head coach Vincent Johnson along with the rest of the staff and the Cougar team will be present.
2006 South Panola Volleyball Schedule
Date Team Place Time
8/19 Volleyfest@Tupelo TBA
8/22 Olive Branch A 5 & 6 PM
8/24 Horn Lake A 5&6 PM
8/29 Southaven H 5&6 PM
8/31 Hernando A 5&6 PM
9/5 North Panola H 5&6 PM
9/7 Desoto Central A 5&6 PM
9/12 Southaven A 5&6 PM
9/14 Olive Branch H 5&6 PM
9/19 Desoto Central H 5&6 PM
9/21 Horn Lake H 5 & 6 PM
9/23 South Panola Tournament 9AM – 4PM

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