Archive - Sep 2010
Tonight, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its coaches meeting for the upcoming soccer season.
The Parks Director, James Crowley, is calling on anyone who is interested in volunteering to be coach this Fall to attend tonightâs meeting.
Last week, Parks Assistant Director Jarod McDaniel put the call out to the community.
âWe definitely need soccer coaches,â McDaniel said. Anyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you donât have a kid playing, and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.â
Last Saturday, the 2010 Mossy Oak 5k run jumped off the West Point Prairie Arts Festival. The 8 a.m. start was a good one for the winners of the race.
Overall, the top female winner was Melody Morgan at 20:39. She is from Pontotoc.
Starkville native Joseph MacGown won at 17:29 in the male category.
Ages 0-9 saw female winner Keturah Johnson come in a t 29:37. She is from Columbus.
The 0-9 top male was West Point native Doug Laden at 28:06.
By Bryan Davis
For the last two weeks, the Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School (14-8; 4-0) have been cutting it close, playing nothing but one-run games. They have won some, and they have lost some.
What they needed on Tuesday night was a little breathing room for starter Chloe Tapley, who had to pitch eight innings her last time out. She did strikeout a season high 17 batters in last Thursdayâs extra-inning win over Kemper Academy.
The West Point Parks and Recreation Department is in need of volunteers to coach soccer this Fall.
As the season cools down, football and soccer will heat up, and right now there is a shortage of soccer coaches in a league that is steadily growing.
âWe definitely need some soccer coaches,â said recreation department assistant director Jarod McDaniel. âAnyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you donât have a kid playing and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.â
After falling at home in their first two ball games, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-3) were hoping that they could find some magic on the road against Indianola last Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, whatever magic they had, they left here in West Point before making the trip.
Indianola gave Oak Hill its worst beating to date, with a 25-0 defeat of the Raiders.
It was a tough night to say the least, but it certainly does not spell the end of things for the Raiders, who still pack a lot of talent, coming into this weekâs contest at Leake.
Faye Shaw Duncan
Faye Shaw Duncan, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at The Arrington in Columbus.
She was a retired Eupora First Baptist Church secretary.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Eupora First Baptist Church with burial in the Embry Cemetery in Webster County. Visitation is 6 - 8 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements.
Carsie Clark Young
Carsie Clark Young, age 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
West Point fans, youâve been summoned.
When the 2-0 Green Wave hit the field Friday night for their annual rivalry tussle with arch-rival Starkville, Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless has one wish: He wants the craziest crowd possible.
By Bryan Davis
It was an afternoon of fives for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders and their head coach, Marion Bratton.
Tuesday was Brattonâs 55th birthday. He was born at 5:55 a.m. in 1955. The game ended with an Oak Hill 6-2 win in the fifth inning, leading to a lot of high fives in the circle when the game was over.
âIt was a very sweet 55th birthday,â Bratton said. âIt was a great birthday present.â
The game ended on a time limit, just after Meg McBrayer sliced a three-run triple down the right field line to give her team the decisive win.
Hurst celebrates 91st birthday
Lena Hurst turns 91, Monday, Sept. 6. She'll be spending her special day with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a number of friends at her home.