Archive - Sep 2010
By David Brandt
Associated Press Writer
OXFORD, (AP) â€” On the final crazy play of a crazy game, Jacksonville State running back Calvin Middleton found himself in the middle of a mass of bodies as quarterback Coty Blanchard lofted a 2-point conversion pass toward the end zone.
Somehow, through the arms and legs, Middleton came down with the football as the Gamecocks celebrated a stunning 49-48 victory over Mississippi in double overtime.
Janice McClure Bowen Smith
Janice McClure Bowen Smith, age 72, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at the Care Center of Aberdeen.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 18, 1938, to George Daggett McClure and Mae Elizabeth Bradley McClure in West Point. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen and in West Point since 1994. Mrs. Smith graduated from West Point High School and attended MSCW in Columbus. She was a member of Aberdeen First Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
By Bryan Davis
When the 2010 season started, Hebron head coach Greg Watkins knew that the first few weeks were going to be tough. Although numbers were up for the Eagles, the roster began with less than 20, and the team needs the first few games to adjust before district play starts.
Thatâ€™s still about a month away, and the Eagles are a good ways from being ready to compete for a playoff spot, but they are getting there, week by week and quarter by quarter.
By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Oak Hillâ€™s Lady Raiders thought they had two strikes against them before they even loaded the bus for district rival, Winston Academy, Monday afternoon. Veteran pitcher Mamie Allen and all-around standout, Tori Ellis, would both spend the game on the bench with injuries.
Maegen Ellis took the pitching circle for Allen and Coach Marion Bratton moved his outfielders around to compensate for Tori Ellisâ€™s loss, putting Codi Williams in right field and moving Anne Stevens to left field. Meg McBrayer moved up to play third base for Maegen Ellis.
Daytona Beach told the West Point community several months ago that they were going to be as hospitable as possible when the Green Wave came down to play Mainland High School.
The city lived up to that promise, and the Green Wave football players lived up to their promise to be great guests while in the ocean front community.
West Point head coach Chris Chambless and his 16 assistant coaches took 81 high school football players on a three-day trip, which included two 13 drives, and he could not help but brag on his kidsâ€™ behavior over the weekend.
In the past, Green Wave fans who were unable to make it to road games could listen to Bud Bowen do his signature play-by-play on the radio, but they would have to wait for the 10 oâ€™clock news for even the smallest video glimpse of what went on.
Last Friday nightâ€™s road game was probably the longest West Point has ever taken, and if one was not a part of the 300-plus crowd in the visitorâ€™s section at Daytona Municipal Stadium, todayâ€™s multimedia was almost essential to get the game.
Whether fans were listening to the radio or following Friday nightâ€™s game in Daytona on the internetâ€™s live stream, spectators of West Pointâ€™s 14-0 win over the Buccaneers only got to see a small part of the puzzle that was the Green Waveâ€™s weekend.
The ride down and the ride back were both around a bakerâ€™s dozen hours each. There were 81 players, and there was only so much space to go around.
Lucile Dexter Friday
Lucile Dexter Friday, age 97, passed away, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle, in Columbus.
Lucile Dexter Friday was born Nov. 18, 1912, in Clay County to the late Daisy Beatrice Lofton and Eugene Hamilton Dexter. Mrs. Friday was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point. Lucille Friday married Curtis Roy Friday, Jr. on Dec. 26, 1940, at the Church of the Resurrection in Starkville. He predeceased her on June 24, 1986.
The Hebron Christian Diamond Eagles out-hit the Lady Patriots of Marshall Academy on Monday night 7-3. When the final score was tallied, however, the Holly Springs team took the home win 2-1 in extra innings.
â€śI could tell in the first inning we didnâ€™t come to play,â€ť said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. â€śWe were slow with the bat all day. We werenâ€™t striking out just were not driving the ball and there was really no reason for that except lack of focus.â€ť
Several West Point police cruisers may soon be powered by propane fuel if the city is awarded the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the Mississippi Development Authority-Energy Division.
A special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Selectmen was held Monday night to discuss the grant program, which would allow some city vehicles to be converted to clean burning energy. It was determined that the only city vehicles that qualify for eligibility of the grant was the police department's eight new 2009 Crown Victorias.