The 1108th Family Support Group is sponsoring a basketball tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. at the Wollfolk Middle Scholl Gymnasium.
Admission fees are $50 per team. Teams can register at the Mississippi National Guard Unit located at 2201 Gordon Ave. in Yazoo City. Admission for the public to attend the tournament is $1.
For more information, contact SSG Williams or SGT Guy at 662-746-4721 or SSG Love at 318-854-0063.
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
Today, the Lady Raiders of Benton Academy begin competition for the north half state championship in Cleveland as the second place team from district 4A. However, the path to the championship is not an easy one.
Benton begins play at Delta State’s University Field against Lee (Ark.) Academy, the first place team from district 1A. Other first round match ups include five-time state champion and host school Bayou Academy (2A, first place) against Hebron Christian (3A, second place), Tri-County (4A) versus Delta Academy (1A) and Winona Christian School (3A) against Deer Creek School (2A).
“Honestly, I feel good about our chances,” Lady Raiders head coach Brent Woods said Thursday afternoon after the bracket was released earlier that morning. “We lost to Tri-County by one run and we should have won that game. Them and Bayou will be tough competition. I think the neutral site will be in our favor though.”
Should Benton win its first game of the double-elimination tournament, the Lady Raiders will face either Bayou or Hebron Christian. Bayou has been dominant in recent years against north half competition, but to beat them will require playing the same mistake-free game the Lady Colts play.-------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------
Morris gets ready to score one of her five goals against Bayou Academy Wednesday in a 10-0 win.By TAYLOR MITCHELL
From the opening seconds of Wednesday’s match up against Bayou, it was clear the Lady Mavericks soccer team was primed for another big victory.
Senior Kristen Morris took the opening kick off down the field and scored the first of her five goals on the day as Manchester rolled to a 10-0 victory over the visiting Lady Colts.
“That’s a good day for her,” Manchester head coach Michael Morris said about Kristen Morris’ five goals. “She works hard and looks to score every time she touches the ball. When she puts her shots on goal, she’s tough to beat.”
Morris scored the first three goals for the Lady Mavs before the midway point of the first half. However, it wasn’t just a one-woman show for Manchester.
“They’re sharing the ball and it has really opened up our offense,” Morris said. “We got to the point where we started to dribble around a little too much by ourselves.”-------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------
Maggie Hughes (23) had a goal and three assists in Wednesday’s 10-0 victory over Bayou Academy.There is a common saying in the sporting world that a win is a win.
Sure, that is true. But there are many different variations of winning. There’s a close wins, ugly wins, blowout wins and dominating wins, like the one the Manchester Academy soccer team had against Bayou Academy this past Wednesday.
Soccer games are most famous for the low scores. So when the Lady Mavs defeated the visiting Lady Colts 10-0, including a 7-0 lead at halftime, I automatically filed it under the pure domination victories.
What else do you call a game in which Kristen Morris takes the opening kick off from Maggie Hughes, runs down the field while weaving in and out of defenders, and easily shoots the ball past the goal keeper?
After that first goal my first thought was, “So, it’s going to be one of those games.-------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------
Manchester senior Maggie Harris can’t get to the ball before Indianola’s goal keeper does late in the first half of Wednesday afternoon’s 1-0 loss.By TAYLOR MITCHELL
When two good teams square off against one another, the winning team is, generally, the one who takes advantage of scoring opportunities and their opponent’s mistakes.
Wednesday afternoon, the Manchester Academy soccer team failed to take advantage of several scoring opportunities against Indianola Academy. On the flip side, the Lady Colonels converted their best scoring chance into the game’s only goal in a 1-0 victory that gave the Lady Mavs their second loss in district play.
“We had chances too, but didn’t convert them. That’s soccer,” Manchester head coach Mike Morris said.-------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------