LISA VOYLES: Lazy, hazy days?

DIIA__MUG_Lisa_Voyles_newYou would think now that school baseball and softball, tennis, golf and track have wrapped up, things would slow down a little bit in the Sports department of the good, old Chickasaw Journal.

You would be wrong.
I used to think that, too. We spend so much time covering events at and related to our schools that when they shut down for summer we should have a drought of material and events about which to write.
But, no. Summer just gives us an opportunity to catch up with some of the other folks who didn’t get as much coverage through the academic year.
Of course, the traditional sports do carry on through the summer. Most of the area high schools are playing summer baseball and a lot of our tennis players are in summer leagues.
And there’s always Little League and travel ball, not to mention basketball tournaments and football jamborees and 7-on-7 matchups.
But people are all different and enjoy various types of recreation and sports activities. So now’s the time to let us know what you’re doing whether it’s fishing, swimming or playing some type of summer sports.
Your travel team won the tournament?
Send it in.
Your kid caught the biggest fish of his life?
Send it in.
Your dirt bike racer placed first?
Send it in.
Your camper got the blue ribbon in archery? Or your dad hit his first hole-in-one?
Well, you get the point.
Submissions of ideas, stories and photos are always welcome. That’s the beauty of the small-town, weekly newspaper. It’s all about us, all the time.
Email, call 456-3771, fax to 456-5202 or drop by 225 East Madison Street in Houston.
We can’t wait to hear from you.

Lisa Voyles is Managing Editor/Sports for the Chickasaw Journal. She can be reached at 456-3771 or via email to

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