Upcoming sports events

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29 until

Batesville Tigers Football

Batesville Tigers Youth Football (formerly Batesville Steelers) spring practice will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 29 from 5 p.m. until at the South Panola football field.

All new and returning players are to be at practice. Shorts, t-shirts and cleats are required to practice. For more information, call Eric Bibbs 934-6082; Tavares Lee 934-4013; or Travis Sanford 934-5096.

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Children ages 7 to 12 are eligible to play.

Mississippi Bulldogs Football

The Mississippi Bulldogs Football team of Pope will have early registration for its fall football teams.

This year Pope will expand to three age groups, 7-8 year-old; 9-10-year-old and 11-12-year-old.

They will not go through spring practice due to youth baseball practice around the county.
Interested parties should call Tommy Cox to play in the fall, 662-654-1073.

Tues., March 29, Sat., April 2
City League sign-up

City of Batesville Parks and Recreation baseball sign-up for boys 13-15 will be Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 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 29 at the Intermediate gym at 7 p.m.

A $100 sign-up fee is required.

For more information, call Lightsey at 934-0179.

Saturday, April 2

Sardis Aprilfest 5K

Sardis 5K
The Sardis Aprilfest 5K 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.

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 $25 Entry fee.

Interest sought in adult basketball league

Bobby “Six-9” Bradford is looking to start a couple of basketball leagues in the city. He is looking to start an over 39 male league and a female league of all ages.

The teams will play teams from other towns. There is no entry fee. Athletes of all races may participate.

He is also looking for men and women to help him lead this project.

If interested, call Bradford at 662-609-3355, 663-609-4193 or 662-578-9272.