Former Lion leads Faulkner to
Patrick McCarthy, former player and later head baseball coach for Freed-Hardeman University, recently led the Faulkner University Eagles to their first ever NAIA World Series Championship. The Eagles, 56-11 on the season, were the first team in the history of the NAIA to go undefeated in the World Series while being ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Since taking the helm for Faulkner in 2009, McCarthy has posted a 191-60 (.760) record and each year, has led his teams to post season play in the NAIA Opening Round. The Eagles have also earned back-to-back Conference Championships in the prestigious Southern States Athletic Conference. Before McCarthy's tenure, Faulkner's baseball team had never won a Conference Championship or made any appearances in the NAIA World Series.
McCarthy has received numerous Coach of the Year awards. He was named the NAIA Coach of the Year for the Alabama's Baseball Coaches Association in 2011 and 2012, the SSAC Baseball Coach of the Year for 2011 and 2012, and an NAIA Regional Coach of the Year in 2010. He was named the SSAC Men's Sports Coach of the Year in 2011 and was one of only five nominees for the first ever Skip Bertman Coach of Year award presented by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Also while at Faulkner, McCarthy was a recipient of the 2010 Presidential Volunteer Award for his service to the City of Montgomery.
McCarthy is married to the former Katie Beth McKenzie of Henderson and they have three children: Miller, Andre and Keenan. He is the son-in-law of Henderson residents Larry and Judy McKenzie.
Five from CCHS honored with All-West designation
Six present and former softball players at Chester County High School were recently honored on the All West Tennessee team as chosen by the Jackson Sun.
On the first team is Sammie Jo Ivy who had an 18-7 pitching record with a 1.79 earned run average. Ivy also hit .330 with six home runs and 36 runs batted in.
Also on the first team was Elantra Cox, a junior centerfielder who batted .488 with six homers, 30 RBIs and 38 stolen bases.
Named to the second team was CCHS junior Presley Robinson who hit .402 with 19 runs driven home. Honorable mention selections were Katelyn Faulkner, Jana Frye and Beth Blackstock.
Volleyball camp starts
July 29 in Selmer
A volleyball camp for boys and girls in grades 5-8 is scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Selmer Civic Center. Time is 6-8 p.m. Instructors are Vicky Weirich and Tiffany Wienbernner.
For more information, call Weirich at 610-7170.
Freed-Hardeman summer camps concluding
Sports camps are coming to a close for the summer at Freed-Hardeman University. However there are two camps remaining. For more information on the one remaining camp, call the FHU sports department at 989-6900.
o Girls' Basketball Post Camp, July 26-27
Walk to End Alzheimers slated for September
The Alzheimer's Association has announced the 2013 Jackson Walk to End Alzheimer's. There are two Walk to End Alzheimer's™ in the West Tennessee area. The Memphis Walk is Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Shelby Farms Park; the Jackson Walk is Saturday, Sept. 21 at Union University. For more information, call 901-565-0011.