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Archive - Oct 2010

October 16th

Wave survives another division scare

October 16, 2010

For the second straight week, the West Point Green Wave needed to turn away a last-second two-point conversion in order to stay unbeaten in district play.
One week after surviving a 22-20 scare against Oxford, the defending 5A state champs found themselves in a similar dogfight Friday night, as homestanding Lake Cormorant scored with 1:53 left in the game to close to within a point.
Eschewing the chance at tying the game, Cormorant went for the win, and West Point defensive back Jaquille White forced an incomplete pass to help the Green Wave escape again, this time with a 28-27 win.

Oak Hill slides past Kirk 14-12

October 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Friday night’s Oak Hill-Kirk game was not a district match. There were no direct playoff implications for either team, but for the Raiders of Oak Hill (3-6; 1-1), this game was just about as important as any they’ve played this year.
Coming off a dismal performance at Manchester the week before, the Raiders had to have a boost in confidence. With two games to go before facing Winston for a shot at winning district, there was no way the Raiders could go into that game with the level of play or confidence they had in Yazoo City.

Rams drop Hebron 35-22 in key district match on Friday

October 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-7; 0-2) had a 22-14 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter against the Rams of Immanuel (4-5; 1-1) on Friday night.
The Rams took back the momentum on an 80-yard half back pass from their own five-yard line, and they took back the game, scoring 21 unanswered points to defeat the Eagles 35-22.
“It was a heartbreaker,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “We played real good ball.”
The Eagles led most of the game, thanks to a pair of touchdown runs by Marques Robinson and a 65-yard touchdown rush by Jay Shaw.

Green Wave ninth grade team captures district title in wild 50-32 win on Thursday

October 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point ninth grade football team found their defense in the second half of Thursday night’s game, at home, against the Yellowjackets of Starkville. The visitors, on the other hand, left their defense in Starkville, as a wild offensive display resulted in a 50-32 win for West Point and a district title for the Green Wave team.
“The kids played hard,” said Green Wave ninth grade coach Brian Sellers. “These kids have worked hard, they’ve earned it and they deserve it. “It’s because of their blue-collar mentality, which is what this town’s all about.”

October 15th

Roosevelt Walker Sr.

October 15, 2010

Roosevelt Walker Sr.

Roosevelt Walker Sr., age 58, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at his home.
Funeral services are Sunday, 17, 2010, at 11 a.m. from New Hope M.B. Church, with the Rev. Carlos Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Sykes Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Frank Wright

October 15, 2010

Johnny Frank Wright

Johnny Frank Wright, age 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at his home.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Church of Hope in Houston, with the Rev. Gregory Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Houston Cemetery of Houston.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Williette Demetra Perry

October 15, 2010

Williette Demetra Perry

Willette Demetra Perry, age 53, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 3 p.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church, with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Byron B. Young

October 15, 2010

Byron B. Young

Byron B. Young, age 83, passed away, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Ga. Byron B. Young was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Clay County, to the late Beulah Edwards Young and Robert L. Young. He was an Aircraft Mechanic for Eastern Airlines for 38 years. Mr. Young was a Baptist and an United States Army Veteran of World War II. Byron B. Young married Roma Goode Young on Oct. 17, 1947, in West Point, she passed away on June 8, 2005.

October 14th

Green Wave set to take on 5-2 Lake Cormorant

October 14, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave (6-1; 3-0) will hit the road for just the third time this season today, traveling to Lake Cormorant to take on the Gators (5-2; 2-1) in a district match up. Other than week two’s trip to Florida, the Green Wave’s only other road game was week six’s trip to Indianola.

Raiders’ non-district match with Kirk still important game

October 14, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
There’s quite a bit of pressure off the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-6; 1-1) compared to what they faced last Friday. They were coming off a big non-league loss to Lamar, trying to bounce back in the most important district game to date against Manchester Academy.
This week, the Raiders’ contest against Kirk Academy (2-6) does not have any direct playoff implications. The game, however, could effect how the Raiders play in their next district match, as they will spend the next two weeks getting ready for the final-week showdown against Winston.

DTL staff STARKVILLE — The West Point varsity baseball team traveled to Starkville High Saturday...
DTL staff PHEBA — The Hebron Christian Academy Eagles won their final game of the regular season...
DTL staff The Oak Hill tennis team dropped its first district match Monday afternoon 5-4 in West...

 

 

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