1997 Regular Session
By: Representatives Banks, Evans, Clarke, Green (72nd)
House Concurrent Resolution 133
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE LANIER HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOGS BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 1996-1997 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Lanier High School Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team finished the 1996-1997 season with an outstanding record of 36 wins and 4 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Bulldogs did very well in tournament play this year, winning the Class 5A State Championship, Pepsi Holiday Tournament, Vicksburg Coca-Cola Tournament, the District 6-5A Tournament, finishing second in the Zizzer Classic in West Plains, Missouri, and competing in the City Tournament where they finished second; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated play, including the naming of Corey Mangum, Tang Hamilton and Michael Neal to All-State, and the selection of Tang Hamilton as the Channel 16 Player of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Bulldogs have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Thomas Billups and Assistant Coaches Darryl Thompson and Larry Calhoun, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Billups has brought additional honor to himself and to the school by being selected as the Channel 16 Coach of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Bulldogs have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect a great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to Lanier High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Lanier High School Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team and their coaches, Head Coach Thomas Billups and Assistant Coaches Darryl Thompson and Larry Calhoun, for their outstanding 1996-1997 season for winning the Class 5A State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Lanier High School, Coach Thomas Billups, Assistant Coaches Darryl Thompson and Larry Calhoun.