Sports Briefs

Rowdy Hardy
one step from MLB

Former McNairy Central High School Bobcat pitcher, Lenny “Rowdy” Hardy was called up from the Double-A Mississippi Braves to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves last weekend.

Hardy has been playing AA ball since 2009, and was scheduled to pay a  visit to Jackson for a five-game series between his Mississippi Braves and the Jackson Generals set to begin Thursday, before being called up to Triple-A.

Hardy left the Mississippi Braves having a 1-4 record, an earned run average of 2.27, and a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.80 over 11 appearances out of the Braves’ bullpen.


Fast Pitch Softball Camp

For students entering 5th thru 8th grade, Elite Softball camp will be held from Monday, May 23, until Wednesday, May 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at McNairy Central High School.

For students entering 2nd thru 4th grade, Fundamentals Softball Camp will be held from Monday, May 23, until Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Mail a $40 fee and registration form to Mellanie Surratt at 3657 Charlie Pounds Road, Statonville, TN 38379.


MCHS baseball tryouts

For all incoming freshmen and anyone interested, McNairy Central baseball tryouts will be on Monday, May 23, at 4 p.m. at McNairy Central High School.

For more information contact Coach Brian Franks at 731-607-3445.


McNairy Central to host youth football camp

McNairy Central High School youth football camp will be held Monday, May 23rd, through Thursday, May 26th at MCHS from 8:30 a.m. till 12 noon.

Incoming fourth graders through eighth graders are encouraged to attend. Cost for the camp is $30. 

T-shirts and snacks will be available.  For more information contact the MCHS coaches office at (731) 645-4826.


MCHS Lady Bobcat Basketball Camp

Camp will be held from Monday, June 13, until Wednesday, June 15, at McNairy Central High School.

For grades 2-5 the time will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and for grades 6-9, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The cost of camp is $45. Call Coach Jerry Lott for registration at (731) 645-7673.


Junior Bobcat
camp dates

Junior Bobcat Basketball Camp will be held Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22.

All boys who will be in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade will come from 9-11 a.m. each day. All boys who will be in the 6th, 7th or 8th grades will come in the afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.

Please use next year’s grade for your time. We will strictly be working on fundamentals of the game.

There will be no prizes or t-shirts given. You may sign up by getting a form at your school office or come 30 minutes early on the first day. Cost of the camp is $10.

Please make all checks payable to Coach Steve Forsythe.


Barry Wagner
Football Camp

At the soccer field in Adamsville,  Barry Wagner will be hosting football camp on Saturday, June 11, for youth ages 5-18.

The fee for camp will be $50 and registration must be complete by Friday, June 6.

For more information contact Henry Damron at (731) 632-0636 or Frank Holiday at (731) 608-2846.


Blue Mountain Basketball Camp

Blue Mountain College is hosting basketball camp from Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23 for boys entering 1st through 9th grades.

For 1st – 4th grade boys, the cost is $50 and camp will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Tyler Gymnasium. For 5th – 9th grade boys the cost is $70 and camp will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tyler Gymnasium.

Mail Registration by June 15 to: J.D. Parker – Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Blue Mountain College, PO Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.

For more information contact J.D. Parker at (662) 682-4771 – Ext. 408 or on his cell at (479) 422-4542 or email to or check out the website at