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P e4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, September 19, 2013 WCCA Lady Ram Softball Drops Two Games J by David Owens Centreville Academy de- feated Parklane Academy 36-17 at Coward Smith Field inMcComb on Friday night, September 13, to make CA Head Coach Bill Hurst the winningest coach in Missi sippi history for both public and private schools. Hurst, 64, who began coaching at CA in 1973 as an assistant coach, has am~ 347 wins to surpass Jim: Drewery who collected 346 wins at three differ- ent public schools. Drewery coached at Kessuth, Boon- eville and Tishoming0 from 1958 to 2009. Hurst became head coach at Centreville in 1975 meaning it took him 38 years to set this historic record as compared to Drew- ery's 51 year coaching span. By defeating Parklane the Tigers improved to (3-1) on the season, and Parklane dropped to (2-2). Centreville led 3-0 after the fLrst quarter thanks to a 35-yard field goal by Brock Andms. The Tigers' first touch- down came when quarter- back Casey Haygood capped off an 80-yard drive on the~ first play in the second quar- ter when he snuck over from the Pioneer 1-yard line. An- drus added the PAT for a lead. CA's Colby Shaw got the next Tiger score when he grabbed a 13-yard pass from Haygood with 6:32 lef~ until half for a 17-0 lead. Parklane scored late in the first half when Zack Whittington connected on a 2g-yard field goal for a 17-3 SCOre. Haygood continued to hit receivers with pinpoint pass- ing to move the ball down- field just before the half. With :03 leit in the half he found Shaw who went up over a defender to catch the pass to complete a 12-yard scoring play. Andrus added the PAT for a 24-3 Tiger halfiLme lead. Shaw broke the game wide open when in caught a pass from Haygood in the third period and raced 91 yards to paydirt for a TD to give CA a 30-3 lead. Parklane scored two late touchdowns. CA's Ian Ball added a 5-yard run for a TD to dose out scoring to give CA a 36- 17 win. Hayg(x~ led the CA of- feus'lve output with 31 rush- ing yards and by completing 19 of 29 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Shaw grabbed 8 passes for 167 yards and three TD's. Dan Hollingsworth caught 4 passes for 86 yards. Mark Curry pulled down 3 passes for 49 yards, and Tyler Cas- ton caught 2 for 34 yards. Ian Ball led the team in tackles with 7 stops. Jordan Clark, John McDowell and Scott McKiemurry had 6 stops apiece. Shaw had a key interception. The Tigers travel to Bo- galusa, La on Friday night, September 20, to take on Ben's Ford Christian School. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. PA CA First Downs 16 21 Yds. Rush 239 100 Yds. Pass 139 337 Pass C-I-A 9-1-23 19-0-29 Fum. Lost 2 0 Punting 3-34 3-29 Penalties 6-40 4-25 h 22-13 Wilkinson County High School quarterbaclddefen- sive back Devin Voorhies didn't have the stellar game on offense that Wildcat fans are used to, but Forest Hill saw how versatile he is thanks to his play on defense on Friday night, September 13,in the Wildcats 22-13 win over the Patriots in the game played at Southwest Missis- sippi Community College in Summit. Voorhies had 80 yards rushing on 14 carries and wam~for-14 passing for 92 and one interception, Yet, he was a force on the other side of the ball with five tackles, one quarter- back sack and two inter- ceptions -- one of which he returned for a touchdown. La'Darian Peterson had a momentum-swinging play for the Wildcats. After WCHS's Elton Jolla was credited with a safety, Pe- terson returned the ensu- ing free kick 65 yards for a touchdown. All of the scoring in this game was done in the first half. The Wildcats led 14-7 at the end of the first quar- ter, and 22-13 at halftime. For WCHS Nicholas Hull had seven carries for 20 yards and a touchdown, while Allenzae Staggers had five catches for 40 yards. WCHS, (3-1), ~ play host to South Plaquemine High School (La.) on Friday night, September 20, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. The Lady Rams of Wilkin- son County Christian Acade- my lost two games last week. Against Franklin Acad- emy of Winnsboro, La the Rams were limited to two hits, one each by Jamie Lew- is and Mallory Lees, in a 15-0 loss. Against the Trinity La- dy Saints WCCA's Hannah Lanehart pitched well in the game in earning six strike- outs and issuing only one walk in a 5-1 loss. Trinity scored four un- earned runs. "This was probably our best effort of the season. Our offense was led by Rhiannon Nettles with 2 hits, and one each by Jamie Lewis, Car- men Cavin, Olivia Hurst and Pooh-Bear McFarland," said WCCA Coach Mike McGraw. "Hurst had a good game be- hind the plate as she caught several foul balls from the catcher's position. This is never an easy feat." WCCA's last game of the season was on Tuesday, Sep- tember 17. No information was made available on this gaine. CA LADY TIGER SOFTBALL TEAM --The members of the Centrev- ille Academy varsity Lady Tiger softball team are as follows, front row, left to right: Sydnie Lyons, Macie Miley, Katelynn Bell and Se- rina Robertson. Middle row, left to right: Destyn Mann, Hannah Guil- beau, Marti Ann Longmire, Char- li Stevens and Braelon Bigner. Back row, same order: Chelsea Bendily, Amanda Brown, Maken- zie Tarver and Laramie Greer. -- CA Photo New Exhibit Features American Alligator & Record Alligator Gar The Mississippi Depart- ment of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' Museum of Natural Sci- ence is proud to announce the installation of a new perma- nent exhibit featuring an al- ligator gar and an American alligator recently acquired by the Museum. '~(x)k up just before you reach the Pearl River Aquarium at the Museum to see the mounted specimens" invites Matt E. Roberts, Ph.D CkLrator of Fwishes. Mississippi alligator gar were in the spotlight recently when commercial fisherman Kenny Williams caught the record breaking specimen in Chotard Lake in Issaquena County, which he later donated to the Museum. This alligator gar, estimated to be at least 95 years of age, was 8 feet 5 inches long and weighed 327 pounds, the heaviest gar ever captured in MiasL~ppi. "Alligater gar are built like a combination of fish, alligator, and dinosaur;' accord- ing to Nathan Aycock of the MDWFFs Fisheries Bureau. The Museum also recently acquired the more than 12-foot, 800-pound American alligator specimerL This nuisance alli- gator was harvested at Eagle Lake in Warren County. To learn more about fish- ing and boating in Missis- sippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2199. WCCA JV RAM FOOTBALL SQUAD -- The 2013 Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy junior varsity Rams, shown above, took the field in their first game at home against the Ad- ams County Christian School Rebels on Thursday, August 22. The team is coached by Josh Fortier, at left on back row. -- Woodville Republican Photo by Andy J. Lewis For the fourth week in a row the Mississippi Associ- ation of Independent School Class A Wilkinson County Christian Academy Ram football team has played school with larger classifi- cations. After facing three Class AA teams in a row, the Rams hosted Class AAA Oak Forest Academy of Amite, La on Friday night, September 13, at Son Ch- isholm Field in Woodville. The OFA Yellow Jackets wasted little time in jump- ing out to a big lead as they defeated the Rams 38-7. Oak Forest put 21 points on the scoreboard in the first quarter, and then in- creased their lead to 31-0 at hali~ime. WCCAfinally got on the scoreboard in the sec- ond half to avoid a shut- out at home. WCCA, (0-4), will play its first district contest of the season as the Rams travel to Vicksburg on Fri- day night, September 20, to take on the Porters' Chapel Academy Eagles (2-2). Kick- off is at 7 p.m. Celebrate National Fishing & Hunting Fishing Day was created in 1971 to celebrate hunting and fishing and to recognize Ameri- ca's spolC~-nan-based system of conservation fimding. This sys- tem now generates more than $1.7 billion per year and ben- efits all who appreciate wildlife and wild place~s. The Mississippi Depart- ment of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) invites hunters, anglers, and outdoors- men to join in the nationwide celebration of hunting, fishing, shooting and wildlife conserva- tion on Saturday, September 28. National Hunting and Day Go Fishing CAUGHT A LONG WAY FROM HOME -- This blue crab shown above was caught miles and miles from its natural salt water habitat. Fishermen Jimmy Whitehead and Russ Ford of Woodville caught this crab in the Mississippi River Tuesday, September 10. This is the second crab they caught that week, the first was accidently thrown out of the boat when they were discarding unwanted fish. The crabs were caught at Fort Adams -- one on the Louisiana side and one on the Mississippi side of the river. They have caught salt water species of fish in the past years of fishing -- and even landed a rainbow trout -- but never a crab. Just never know what you may find in the river at these low river stages. It is thought that salt water intrudes upriver when the river stage becomes low like it is now. -- Submitted Photo One of the best ways to celebrate this day is to go fishing. After the heat of the summer, fishing in Missis- sippi has begun to improve, as water temperatures con- tinue to decrease. Pickwick Lake, the Mississippi River oxbows and the Pascagoula River are all popular fish- ing destinations during the fall. 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