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I SPORTS I 12 STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE www.stonecountyenterprise.com May 2, 2012 Lee fourth, Arnold fifth, Ladner seventh in NeSMITH Wire Report Touring event. Lawson now has accu- mulated 283 points. Shannon Lee of Stone Count3, is fourth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 264 points in the Billy Rids Racing Trak-Star, and his teammate Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg is fifth with 261 points. Arnold finished second on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in the Billy Riels Racing/Reynolds Motorsports GRT. Jermny Shaw of Millport, Ala. is second in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings, just ten points behind Lawson after taking his third win of the season on Saturday night at Columbus Speedway in Columbus driving the Summit Resource Development Trak-Star. Jim McDuffie of Meridian, the 2011 and two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series West Region Champion, fin- ished third on Friday night at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park in the McDuffie Racing Trak- Star and is third in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly' Racing Series Standings with 270 points. Brent Barrett of Cleveland is sixth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 26o points after a third- place finish on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway in Greenville driving the Custom Spraying, Inc. GRT. Scott Ladner of Lumberton, has a third Billy Rids Racing team car in the Top Ten of the standings, and is sev- enth with 256 points. Ladner is tied for the seventh spot with Ryan King of Seymour, Tenn., who drove the Brian King Roofing Stinger to a third-place finish on Saturday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. Michael Blount of Sumrall is ninth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 255 points. Blount picked up 5o Bonus Points by competing in the Albany, Ga. Touring events on Friday night and Saturday" night in the Lamar Auto Salvage Special. Bobby Jordan of McCarley rounds out the Top Ten of the NcSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings after five weeks of com- petition with 253 points. Jordan finished second on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway driving the Henderson Waste & Recycling Trak- Star. NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series officials adjusted the Bonus Points system in that drivers may earn 25 Bonus Points for each four consecutive weeks of competition at any NeSmith Chewolet Weekly Racing Series sanctioned track. This change was made because many NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series tracks are running limited sched- ules this season. In other NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 5 action: David Crabtree of Maryville, Tenn. drove the Smoky Mountain Brewery Special to victory on Saturday night at 411 Motor Speedway. Mickey Trosclair of Luling, La. took his fifth straight win on Saturday night at Pike Count3' Speedway in McComb with a 4G-point van in the J. Dunning Sandblasting and Paint Special. Robby Moore of Brosley, Mo. picked up his second win of the season on Saturday night at west Plains NeSmith Chew-olet Weekly Racing Series week 5 action saw Chase Washington of Houlka, pick up two wins in the Jerry Inmon Racing Special and Tony Lawson of Laurel use Bonus Points to grab the lead in the series point standings driving the Lawson Construction Special. Washington took his first win of the weekend o by topping a 17-car field " at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park in Hattiesburg. ' Washington followed that up with a win over an 18-car field on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson. Washington has com- peted in four of the five weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly" Racing Series competi- tion and now has four wins. Lawson finished fourth on Friday night at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park for his fifth Top 5 finish of the season, and then trav- eled to Albany Motor Speedway in Albany, Ga. on Saturday to pick up 25 Bonus Points for competing in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series King inducted into Hall of Fame honored at the sixth annual awards ceremo- ny Apr. 24 at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community senior season at Biloxi High School after trans- ferring to the Coast from Tcrrebonne, LA. In the spring of 1963, he earned a full football College:  ,: ., .... -:,hg!arship aer ate,- King's GuifCoit I:-i but impressed longtime cy began after he was ineligible to play his Former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College football and track standout Earl King (1963-65) is one of 15 new inductees into the Mississippi Communy and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame. The 2012 class was Don't sweat the heat! Call today and 00schedule your car's A/C Check Up I..AI [I )It [# |vJ [t(;I | lO]IIl I I Gulf Coast head football coach George Sekul. He was a starter on both sides of the ball during the '63 and '64 seasons, playing running back and cornerback for the Bulldogs. King's hard work earned him Honorable Mention All- State honors along with earning letters in foot- ball and track. The fol- lowing season, King averaged 5-7 yards per carry and was a First- Team All-State honoree. He then earned a full scholarship to The University of Southern Mississippi, where he played one season before injw__ies h alte.d ............ home to Louisiana where he started a sue- cessful trucking compa- ny. King is also a 2004 Gulf Coast Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. King joins past Gulf Coast inductees Bob Weathers, George Sekul, Ken "Curly" Farris, Ed Evans, Curtis Davis, Vernon Ehlers, Bobby Holmes, and Sue Ross. Sudden Impact Collision & Accesso ies 664 W. 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With Shaw's win, Trak- Star Race Cars built by Boland Performance of Cuba, Ala. kept its streak alive of winning at least one race in the first five weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition. ]vo-time Champion Trak-Star Race Cars leads the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge point stand- ings with lO wins on the season. The defending and four-time NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge Champion GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, Ark. is sec- ond with three wins in the first five weeks of competition. Stinger Race Cars built by J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment in Rockford, Tenn. and Warrior Race Cars built by Goddard Performance of Kimxville, Tenn. are tied for the third spot with one win apiece. Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, WV and TNT Race Cars of Piney Flats, Tenn. are still looking for their first win of the season. The complete NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings can be found on the Points Page at www.nesmithracing.com on the Weekly Racing Series web site. For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series web site at vw.nesmithracing.com , or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing. Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month. FORMER MGCCC RUNNING BACK VICK BALLARD, IN ACTION HER AT A 2012 SENIOR BOWL PRACTICE, IS HEADED TO THE NFL More MGCCC Bulldogs link up with NFL teams Bill Snyder, MGCCC For the third straight year, an NFL team has drafted a former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldog while other for- mer Bulldogs are finding spots on NFL rosters. On day three of the2012 NFL draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected former Bulldog running back Vick Ballard in the fifth round. Ballard, a Pascagoula native who was an NJCAA All- American at Gulf Coast before starring at Mississippi State, joins Terrence Cody (2010) and Chris White (2011) as former Gulf Coast football players taken in the NFL draft. "This is a dream come true," Ballard said back in January while at the Senior Bowl. "The jour- ney's been fun, especial- ly the time at Gulf Coast. At Perk, I learned that nothing comes easy. I remember my first workout there, I nearly passed out. Ever since then, I've remembered the value of her work." Meanwhile former Bulldogs James Carmon (OL/Miss State), Sammy Brown (LB/Houston), and Kelvin Bolden (WR/Southern Miss) all signed rookie free agent deals with NFL teams. Carmon, a nose guard turned offensive line- man, signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Brown, a Wiggins native who led the NCAA last season in tackles for loss, has inked with the St. Ixmis Ranas. Bolden, an Ocean Springs native and 2009 NJCAA All- American, has signed with the Washington Redskins. 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