2003 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Mettetal, Lee, Hyde-Smith
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS "CHIEFS" BOYS BASEBALL TEAM AND COACH JEFF THIGPEN FOR WINNING THE MISSISSIPPI PRIVATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION CLASS I-AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Magnolia Heights "Chiefs" Boys Baseball Team from Senatobia, Mississippi, completed the 2002 season with an outstanding 26-9 record and crowned this achievement with the Mississippi Private School Association Class I-AA State Championship; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the State Championship, the Chiefs won the District Championship and the North State Regional Championship; and
WHEREAS, the following team members attained special recognition in this championship season: Josh Irvin: All-District, All-Conference, First Team All-State, Team Most Valuable Player; David Reed: All-District, All-Conference; Daniel Lance: All-District, All-Conference; Jeffrey Hoshell: All-District, All-Conference; John Hoggard: All-District, All-Conference; Walker Sudduth: All-District, All-Conference; and Russ Sneed: All-District, All-Conference; and
WHEREAS, the team was ably coached by Jeff Thigpen and Matt Shifflett, who were impressed by this team's total effort and hard play; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the special achievement of this group of student athletes, who have brought honor to their school, their community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Magnolia Heights "Chiefs" Boys Baseball Team and Coach Jeff Thigpen for their outstanding 2002 season and MPSA I-AA State Championship, and wish them continued success in their future athletic and academic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Magnolia Heights Headmaster Doctor Marvin Lishman and Principal/Athletic Director Jim Patterson on behalf of the team, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.