Tickets on sale for Ole Miss-State baseball

By Staff
March 15, 2002
STARKVILLE Telephone orders for tickets to the 23rd annual Mayor's Trophy baseball game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss set for April 3 in Jackson will be accepted through the Jackson Senators ticket office at Smith-Wills Stadium.
Tickets for this year's game are $10 for reserved seats and $6 for general admission tickets and will be sold through the Smith-Wills Stadium ticket office only. Advance telephone orders for tickets charged to VISA or MasterCard accounts can be placed by calling 601-362-2294.
Over-the-counter ticket sales for the game begin March 27 at 10 a.m. at Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive.
This year's Bulldogs-Rebels neutral site game begins at 6:30 p.m. Mississippi State owns a 13-9 lead in the series which began in 1980.
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Briarwood to host Boy Scouts Benefit
The Briarwood Country Club will hold the Boy Scouts of America Benefit Tournament on April 13-14.
The event will be a four-ball format with an entry fee of $200 per team.
Prizes will be given to the top seven teams. First place will receive $500 per team, 2nd place $300, 3rd place $150, and 4th place $100.
The tournament will begin with a shotgun start on the 13th at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will conclude on the 14th with the same tee times.
Entries can be mailed to Briarwood Country Club at 308 Briarwood Road in Meridian or dropped off at the golf shop. The tournament committee is made up of Bobby Parker, Alex Weddington, Jack Combest and Rob McGraw.
For further information, contact Bobby Parker at 693-1564 or Noel Evans at the Boy Scouts, 693-6757.
Jeff Byrd
EMCC men's soccer tryouts set
SCOOBA East Mississippi Community College will hold tryouts for the men's soccer team Wednesday at 2 p.m. on the soccer field located on the Scooba Campus.
EMCC is a member of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Athletic Conference (MACJC). It also is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Both organizations provide post season competition in addition to the regular season games against other member schools.
The Wednesday tryout will be a test of individual skills, team skills and endurance. Attendees are asked to bring cleats and shin guards.
Soccer scholarships, financial aid and housing are available. For more information concerning tryouts, contact coach Brian Bennett at 662-320-6499.
school reports
MCC men, women down Gulf Coast
The Meridian Community College men's and women's tennis teams defeated Gulf Coast Community College last Friday.
The men won 5-4 and the women came away with a 9-0 victory.
In men's action, MCC s Will Wiggins and Matt McElhaney fell in doubles competition to Matt D'Angelo and Chad Sullivan.
Bobby Barton and Brad Dearman defeated Matt Williams and Tyler Rosen to even the teams up. Kevin McDonald and Dustin Davidson defeated Bubba Brown and Marcus Jordan to give the Eagles the advantage.
Wiggins fell to D'Angelo and McElhaney fell to Sullivan in singles competition. Barton defeated Rosen (6-4, 6-0) and Dearman defeated Billy St. John (6-4, 6-0). McDonald came through with a victory over Brown (6-0, 6-1) to clinch the win.
Matt Wilson defeated Davidson in the final match.
For the ladies, Charlotte Heidelberg and Megan Chivas won a doubles match.
Cassie Joyner and Anna Bailey pulled out a victory and Amanda Carden and Jill Hathorn won to give the Lady Eagles a sweep of the doubles.
Heidelberg defeated Amber Garvey (6-0, 6-0), Chivas defeated Jennifer McQuire (6-0, 6-2), Carden defeated Krissy Gattis (6-0, 6-3) and Bailey beat Sarah Logan (6-0, 6-1). Jill Hathorn won the final match (6-1, 6-1) to give Meridian the 9-0 victory.
The Eagles improve to 8-2 on the season and the Lady Eagles move to 5-3-1 on the year.
The women will play Bossier Parish in Vicksburg on Tuesday.
Both teams will be in action March 22 when they host Central Alabama.
Ryan Satcher
Conference USA honors Douglas
HATTIESBURG University of Southern Mississippi junior pitcher Shea Douglas was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 10, for his three-hit, 5-0 complete-game shutout victory over Eastern Illinois.
This marks the second Southern Miss pitcher to receive the honor and third straight week a Golden Eagle has been dubbed with player of the week distinction. Stephen Castleman received the honor two weeks ago, and Jeff Cook was selected for the honor last week.
Douglas pitched his first shutout and first complete game of the season against EIU. He tied his career high with 12 strikeouts, while walking four. For the season, Douglas is 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA. He leads the team in innings pitched (26.0), complete games (1), shutouts, (1), fewest hits given up by the starters (13), least runs (5), least earned runs (3) and most strikeouts (34).
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Quitman Country Club to host scramble
QUITMAN Quitman Country Club and its new 18- hole layout is hosting a three-person scramble on March 23-24. The cost is $120 per team.
For more information call the pro shop at 776-2582, Randy Plowden at 687-5251, Steve Hampton at 776-5992, or Frankie and Bill Felter at 776-6693.
special reports
MYSO to hold coaching clinic
The Meridian Youth Soccer Organization will hold a youth soccer coach's clinic in Meridian on March 23. Anyone 18 years or older interested in obtaining a youth soccer coaching license, Level 2 or Level 3, is invited to attend.
The classroom session will be from 8-11 a.m. at Kate Griffin Jr. High School and the field session will be at the Jaycee Soccer Complex from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ( Level 2) or 2-5 p.m. ( Level 3). For more information, contact Doug Kitchens at 482-1078.
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Hall of Fame golf benefit scheduled
JACKSON Some of Mississippi's best known current and past sports stars are scheduled to be on hand for the BancorpSouth Celebrity Golf Classic April 28-29 at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.
Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Among those committed to attend at this time are Jackie Sherrill, David Cutcliffe, Robert Khayat, D.D. Lewis, Bailey Howell, Jake Gibbs, Wesley Walls, Kent Hull, Joe Lee Dunn, Billy Stacy and Boo Ferriss.
A pairings party on Sunday night includes a live sports auction conducted by former New York Giants defensive end Jack Gregory of Okolona. A golf clinic with PGA professional Randy Watkins precedes Monday's 10:30 a.m. shotgun start with an awards party after the round. Lunch will be served on the course.
Entry fee per player is $400 and includes the pairings party. Individual tickets may be purchased for the sports auction for $30. Support of the Museum is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For more information, contact the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at 601-982-8264 or 1-800-280-FAME.
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