Mule and donkey, volleyball enjoys good competition
By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
June 25, 2002
The sheer size of the State Games of Mississippi and along with some scheduling conflicts made it difficult for The Meridian Star staff to make it to all the events.
Two such events was the mule and donkey show that was held on June 16 at the Lauderdale County Ag Center.
Another event was the four-man volleyball that was played Saturday at the Meridian High School practice field.
The mule and donkey show featured the biggest single gold medal winner of the State Games. Lisa Moulds of Decatur took home a staggering 14 golds.
Moulds was awarded the high point junior mule and high point speed events. She and her mule won golds in barrel racing, flag, poles, adult poles, walk/trot, water/glass, and halter.
Wayne Rogers of Philadelphia won three golds in the driving mules competitions.
At volleyball, a total of 13 teams played in the day-long tournament on a sunny Saturday at Meridian High. Teams were divided into three classes, A, B and women's.
In the A Class' which was for higher level competitors, the team called Better with Age took home the gold. Earning the silver was the team called Bring the Stretcher. The bronze went to MWF.
The B Class' was won by Pass, Set, Spike. Strange Channels won the silver and PRC took the bronze.
The women's division was won by the Lady Renegades. Coneshatta took the silver and 2 Legit 2 Quit took home the bronze.
In other gold medal feats, Bill Calvert of Gulfport won a gold medal in his fourth sporting event when he took golds in the men's 500 meter sprint and 2-mile kayak races on Saturday afternoon at Bonita Lakes. Calvert, 66., won five gold medals in all including two in biathlon, one in track and field, one in 2-mile walk, and two more in the kayak races.