Improvements at the Monroe High School track, which started June 12, should be completed today. According to MHS Activities Director Jeff Newcomer, the track was resurfaced as well as the cement pad around the pole vault pit. The old long jump pit located at the southwest end of the stadium was removed. Newcomer also said that while the track work is being done, the wiring for the light poles and the scoreboard are being upgraded. The last time the track was resurfaced was 1998. Doing the work this summer are INSPEC, general contractor, Athletic Field Services, track work, and Voegli Landscaping, cement work. In February, the Monroe school board approved a bid of $145,700 by Athletic Field Services to resurface the track. The funds will come from the district's long-term maintenance budget.
Jacob Casillas and Andy Cruz, with Athletic Field Services, take measurements before painting more lines on the new track at the high school Tuesday morning. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
Klarissa Neff, 19, Gratiot, competes in barrel racing Wednesday at the Green County Bulls and Barrels competition at the Green County Fair. Neff will be a sophomore at Northwest Mississippi Community College where she is on a rodeo scholarship. (Photo supplied)
Gratiot's Klarissa Neff was born to ride horses and compete in rodeos.
Neff, 19, a 2016 Black Hawk High School graduate, got a chance to ride in the Green County Bulls and Barrels competition Wednesday at the Green County Fair before a thunderstorm hit the area and sent hundreds of spectators running for cover under the grandstand. Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Both Black Hawk's Sammy Lovelace and Juda's Chelsea Burkhalter have had busy weeks.
Each played in the Six Rivers all-star volleyball match and now they are joining forces again to play basketball in the 12th annual Six Rivers All-Star Classic on Friday as members of the East team. Wednesday, June 28, 2017