Cool temperature produces activity in great outdoors

Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 27, 2001

Cooler temperatures this week are a welcome relief from thepublic’s five-month battle with diaper rash, heat stroke, sunburn,insect bites and dehydration. The weather is perfect for football,fishing, walking and the opening of archery season. Golf is anotherpleasant experience when the temperature drops below 90.

Speaking of golf, the Congressman Ronnie ShowsSecond Annual Golf Tournament is set this Friday at the QuailHollow Golf Club, located in Percy Quin State Park, just south ofMcComb. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheonat noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The 4-man scramble requires a $150 entry fee per player. Teamsponsorship is $600.

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Awards will be presented to first, second and third place teamswith the lowest gross score. Following the tournament there will bean awards dinner and team photos taken with Shows.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Ronnie Shows. For moreinformation, contact Jim and Missy Hancock at601-276-2693.

McLane Southern’s Thirteenth Annual United Way Benefit GolfTournament is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Brookhaven CountryClub. The 4-person scramble starts at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgunstart.

Entry fee is $200 per player. Hole sponsorships are $500.

For more information, contact Carol Williams at1-800-537-4611, before Saturday.

In case you missed it, the Fifth Annual Tucker Smith Four-BallTournament’s Championship Flight was finally settled after twopostponements due to rain. Rett Crowder and Dr. Steve Millsdefeated Brooks Warren and David Coleman in the title test 1-up atthe Brookhaven Country Club. Crowder and Mills shot 3-under-par 68and were crowned the new champions.

How would you like to hit the links with PGA Championship andCompaq Classic of New Orleans winner David Toms?At its annual Golf Ball, the Classic Foundation will auction offfour spots to play golf with Toms on Sunday, Nov. 18, at EnglishTurn Golf & Country Club.

Toms is the first Louisiana native to win the Compaq Classic atEnglish Turn. He was scheduled to make his first appearance on theU.S. Ryder Cup Team in Sutton, England. But the terrorist attackson New York City and Washington, D.C., postponed that event untilnext year.

The Golf Ball is the annual black tie dinner dance and silentauction benefiting children’s charities in the greater New Orleansarea. Toms will attend the gala event Nov. 17, at the Hilton NewOrleans Riverside. Tickets begin at $100 per person. Call504-831-4653 to reserve tickets.

Professor Hoopla., B.S., was last seen sampling the cuisine inthe Hilton’s kitchen. His belt is down to the last notch so heneeds to either leave the Crescent City for good or buy somesuspenders.

Hoopla eagerly attacked the latest menu of weekend footballaction, starting with a Thursday night community college special.Here are his winners and losers.

Co-Lin at Southwest: Don’t expect the Bears to roll overand play dead even though they haven’t won a game this season.Wolves win by a TD and remain unbeaten. Co-Lin 14-7.

Brookhaven at Port Gibson: Should be an offensiveshowcase Friday night in Claiborne County. Brookhaven35-30.

Bogue Chitto at St. Aloysius: Strange things have beenknown to happen in the Red Carpet City, especially on the gridiron.Bogue Chitto 22-18.

Loyd Star at Seminary: Hornets aren’t at full strengthfor this road game. Loyd Star 19-8.

Salem at Enterprise: Yellow Jackets must beware ofoverconfidence when they host the winless Wildcats. Enterprise24-12.

Brookhaven Academy at Rebul Academy: Pass defense willbe extra important as the unbeaten Cougars escape Learned with awin. Brookhaven Academy 28-14.

Wesson at Crystal Springs: Still smarting from theirfirst loss, the Cobras avoid an ambush on the road. Wesson20-16.

Lawrence County at South Pike: It’s an early seasonshowdown for first place in the Region 6-4A race. South Pike24-21.

North Pike at Franklin County: Bulldogs take care ofbusiness in their first Region 6-3A test of the campaign. FranklinCounty 27-14.

In other area games, Amite County will outscoreHazlehurst 33-29, Silliman Institute will trample Copiah Academy31-10, Parklane will plunder Amite School Center 42-6 and McCombwill maul Raymond 29-8.

After sipping a Diet Coke, Hoopla looks at Saturday’scollegiate scene.

Mississippi State at Florida: The Gators have revenge inmind while the Bulldogs need an open date. Florida34-20.

Ole Miss at Kentucky: After a 21-day layoff, the Rebelsproduce a strong offensive showing. Ole Miss 35-14.

Alabama-Birmingham at Southern Miss: Golden Eagles needa solid game on offense and defense to beat the upstart Blazers.Southern Miss 23-14.

Jackson State at Alabama A&M: Tigers rumble on theroad. Jackson State 38-19.

In other Magnolia State action, Sam Houston will marchpast Valley State 38-18, Fort Valley State will edge Alcorn State28-20, Delta State will humble Harding 29-3, Millsaps will edgeMaryville 14-10 and Sul Ross State will dump Mississippi College19-12. Belhaven has an open date.