|August 13, 2009||Millsaps-M.C. game benefits no-kill shelter||no comments|
|August 12, 2009||California high schooler jumps early||no comments|
|August 12, 2009||Myrtle's Price in WNBA trade||no comments|
|August 12, 2009||Brewers will cut ties with Nettleton's Bill Hall||no comments|
For the third year in a row, the annual D-III Backyard Brawl on Sept. 5 in Jackson between Millsaps and Mississippi College will benefit the Community Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, the state's largest no-kill animal shelter.
A high school basketball player from San Diego has left school a year early and signed with an Israeli Premier league team. We wish we could have left high school early because we thought it was "boring," and then pick up a $150,000 check for our trouble. After all, in 1973, that was real money. Now, it's just a few nights on the town with Rick Pitino.
Armintie Price, the former Myrtle and Ole Miss standout, has been traded from the Chicago Sky to the Atlanta Dream -- where the coaching staff includes former Rebels head coach Carol Ross. Here's a story from the Atlanta paper.
Price, a two-time Journal high school player of the year (2002-03) was the WNBA's 2007 Rookie of the Year but her playing time had decreased since then. She was only averaging 3.5 points a game this season in Chicago.
The Milwaukee Brewers will eat about $11 million to cut ties with slumping Bill Hall, the former Nettleton standout. He's been designated for assignment, giving the team 10 days to trade him or cut him.
We ran a version of this analysis, first posted on Aug. 1, that seemed harsh in terms of its outlook about Hall's future with the Brewers. Instead, it turned out to be correct.