Upcoming Sports

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 4, 2011

City to sign up baseball/softball

City of Batesville Parks and Recreation baseball sign up for boys 13-15 will be Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. Signup fee is $30.
Coaches are needed. Those who would like to coach a team, let Robert Lightsey know on sign up day.


City league sign up for independent and church men and women softball leagues will be held Tuesday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 29 at teh Intermediate gym at 7 p.m.

A $100 sign up fee is required.

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For more information, call Robert Lightsey at 934-0179.

Former Tiger offers fitness camp

A free fitness camp is being offered to children and adults the week of local schools’ spring break, March 14-16, at the South Panola High School track.

The camp is sponsored by First Community Outreach Ministry Services, directed by Linda Mitchell.

The camp will be conducted by  Amaud Mitchell, a former South Panola Tiger who is now a personal trainer in California. He is the son of Linda Mitchell.

Hours for the camp are 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. all three days. On Wednesday, March 16 there will be a 5K walk around the campus.

There is no pre-registration. Interested individuals should just come to the track, Mitchell said.

The purpose, she said, is to help reduce the rate of childhood and adult obesity in Mississippi.

Spring 5K walks/runs planned

Racing for Paws

Panola County Humane Society will hold the Fourth Annual Racing for Paws 5K to be run Saturday, May 14.

The event on the downtown Square coincides with the annual Springfest weekend.

The race will begin at City Hall at 8 a.m. and end on the Public Square about 9:15.

Registration forms are available at The Panola Partnership, Downtown Square; racesonline.com or on the Partnership website at www.panolacounty.com/springfest-5K.

Get the early bird special if you register by April 1 paying only $15. Teams of 10 or more $15 each.

New features to the 2011 Race:

•Chronotrak D-Tag Timing

•First Place prize for top female and male finishers increased to $200.

Sardis 5K

A 5-K run through downtown Sardis will be sponsored on April 2 by the Sardis Chamber of Commerce and the Heflin House Museum. The event is being held in conjunction with the town’s third annual Open Car Show.

The USATF certified race course will pass through Downtown Sardis beginning at the Methodist Church, passing by Panola Playhouse, TriBecca Alli Cafe and Sardis Steak and Seafood Restaurants, the old historical Sardis schoolhouse and older homes in neighborhoods along the way. The course is flat, scenic and fun, said a race spokesman.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Heflin Historical Association and Sardis Chamber of Commerce.

Runners will have D-tag timing, age group medals, and a trophy to the first place female and male runners. Every pre-registered runner/walker receives a gift bag

For registration go to RACESONLINE.com

There is a $20 Entry fee if paid by March 26. After that date the fee is $25.

Sportsman extravaganza promises lots of goodies for outdoor enthusiasts

Tony Ruiz is the guest speaker for the March 12 North Mississippi Sportsman’s Extravaganza at the Batesville Civic Center.

From 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., hunting and fishing enthusiasts will have opportunities to watch seminars, view and sample outdoor products and to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ruiz, who will speak at 6 p.m, found that he could share his love for the outdoors by using a video camera. His work has led hunting videos and television programs for Mossy Oak, Bass Pro Shop, Cabelas, Remington, Primos Hunting Calls and now to his new Headhunter’s program.

Other attractions at the Extravaganza will include seminars by:

•Greg Hood of Clarksdale with Hoodwink Game Calls. Hood’s award-winning and game-attracting calls have been manufactured in Batesville.

•Kevin Drewry of Mallard Manor Ministries. Drewry has developed a hunting lodge and waterfowl hunting area near Drew.