Upcoming Sports Events

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 11, 2011

Saturday, March 12

Youth Football sign up

The Panola County Youth Football league for the Batesville Tigers will sign up new players only.

Sign up will be held on the South Panola football field from 10 a.m. to noon.

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For more information, call Eric Bibbs 934-6082; Tavares Lee 934-4013; or Travis Sanford 934-5096.
Children ages 7 to 12 are eligible to play.

Sportsman extravaganza

Tony Ruiz is the guest speaker for the 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 will speak at 6 p.m.

Other attractions at the Extravaganza will include seminars by:

•Greg Hood of Clarksdale with Hoodwink Game Calls.

•Kevin Drewry of Mallard Manor Ministries.

Pond management seminar

Having problems with weeds in your pond? Want to know how to stock a pond for great fishing?

Small pond owners, or those who want to be, have an excellent opportunity to learn more about small pond management at a seminar presented by Keith Meals, fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

The seminar will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery (NMFH) at Enid Lake on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m.

The NMFH is located off I-55 at Exit 233.  The seminar is free with the price of admission.
For more information about this, and future events, call 662-563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/.

Mon.-Wed., March 14-16

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 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.

Saturdays, March 19 & April 2
Tuesdays, March 22 & 29

City League sign up

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. Sign up fee is $30.

Sign up will be at American Legion Park. A $25 late fee will be assessed.

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 the Intermediate gym at 7 p.m.

A $100 sign up fee is required.

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

Saturday, April 16

Baddour Youth Fishing Rodeo

The Baddour Center will host its third Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo.

It will be located on the 120-acre campus in Senatobia.

The fee is $10 per participant. Please bring personal fishing equipment and bait. All participants will receive a Fishing Rodeo T-shirt, free lunch, and will be eligible to win lots of great door prizes.

Event Schedule

• Registration: 7 – 8 a.m.

•Fishing Rodeo: 8 – 10:30 a.m.

•Weigh-in: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

•Lunch 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

•Awards Presentation: 12 – 12:30 p.m.

•Open Fishing 12:30 – 2 p.m.

The Baddour Center is located at 3297 Highway 51 N, Senatobia.

 To volunteer, to become a sponsor or to register, contact Jenny Schultz toll-free at 1.888.4BADDOUR, ext. 1-230, locally at 662.562.0100, or by email at jschultz@baddour.org.

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.

Sunday, May 15

Youth art contest

Young artists across Mississippi are invited to enter the Wildlife Youth Art Contest sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. The competition is open to all students in public, private, and parochial schools as well as those in accredited home schools.

Entries may portray any Mississippi non-domesticated animal or native fish.

Entry deadline for the contest is May 15 and winners will be announced June 15.

Artists may submit only one entry and the composition must be original.

Contact the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery at (662) 563-8068 with any questions or visit the Foundation for MWFP website at http://www.foundationmwfp.com for an entry form and contest rules.