Archive - 2010
For the second time this week, the Lady Raiders of Oak Hill got up a few runs on the Hebron Lady Eagle softball team and did not relinquish that lead.
The Lady Raiders downed Hebron 6-4 on Thursday afternoon.
â€śWe played a better ball game than we played on Tuesday,â€ť Bratton said. â€śThey played hard, and they battled all the way and didnâ€™t give up.â€ť
In Monday nightâ€™s game, Hebron got down 4-0 in the first and could not recover, despite a three-run third.
Thursdayâ€™s rematch, a game that was added to the schedule on Wednesday, looked to be a pitcherâ€™s duel starting out.
On Monday night, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders swept into Pheba to play the Lady Eagles of Hebron on the softball diamond.
Oak Hill jumped out on top early, eventually claiming an 8-3 lead over Hebron.
Lady Eagle starter Beveley Blake gave up four two-out runs in the first inning, but the defense and pitching settled down after that, allowing Hebron to climb back in it.
After getting three in the bottom of the third, Oak Hill settled in and added four more runs over the next two innings to seal the win.
Response to the fan bus ticket offered by McClenton Tours to West Pointâ€™s week-two match in Daytona Beach, Fla. has been great, according to Marion McClenton, owner of the company.
â€śIt has been very good,â€ť said McClenton on Wednesday. â€śThe people are very excited.â€ť
McClenton first offered one of his own buses in a package deal that included the price of the bus fare, game ticket and lodging. The total price is $178.
McClenton said that his bus quickly filled up, and he went right to work leasing another, 55 passenger bus.
Note: Yesterdayâ€™s edition of the Daily Times Leader put Hebron playing its jamboree on Friday. It will be played this evening at Strider in Charleston at 5 p.m. We apologize for the error.
The Hebron Christian Eagles will be making their journey to Strider Academy tonight.
The jamboree will include four teams, and the Eagles will get to go one-on-one with two of them.
There will be a 5 p.m. match with Strider, followed by a 7 p.m. game against Bayou Academy.
â€śWe finally get to bang on somebody else instead of each other,â€ť said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins on Wednesday.
Two major actions highlighted Tuesday night's meeting of West Point's Mayor and Selectmen.
Near the end of the two-hour meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters, where the board majority attempted to overturn a veto by Mayor Scott Ross that reinstated Electric Department Superintendent Dwight Prisock and City Administrator Randy Jones.
Prisock and Jones were fired by the board at its regular July meeting, by a vote of 3-2 with selectmen Homer Cannon, Jasper Pittman and Charles Collins voting for the duo's dismissals.
By Bryan Davis
Early mistakes proved to be costly and decisive in Monday nightâ€™s cross-county rivalry between the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles and the Lady Raiders of Oak Hill Academy.
The Lady Raiders made the trip out to Hebron, but the short drive did not have any lasting affects, as they downed the Lady Eagles 8-3 in the end.
In the first inning, it looked like Hebron starter Beverly Blake was going to escape trouble. Two Lady Raiders were on, but there were two outs in the inning.
Golson, Pumphrey Wedding
Lacie Jane Golson and William Wyatt Pumphrey, both of West Point, were joined together in marriage May 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church, Cedar Bluff. Dr. James Towery officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are, Tim and Carolyn Golson of West Point. Parents of the groom are, Ray and Sherri Pumphrey of West Point.
Grandparents of the bride are Kenneth and Jane Byrd, Jane Golson and the late Pat Golson. Grandparents of the groom are, Bill and Earline Simmons, and the late Curtis and Virginia Pumphrey.
Minnie McCool Duke
Minnie McCool Duke, age 91, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Minnie Lou Duke was born May 12, 1919, in Gordo, Ala., to the late Lottie Jones McCool and William McCool. Mrs. Duke was a Seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 12 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Duke came to West Point, in 1925 from Lowndes County. She was married to Herman Perry Duke, Sr. on Dec. 9, 1939, in Columbus. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1981.
It looked like it was going to be a long night. First there were weather delays; then the junior varsity game was scrapped. When Carroll Academyâ€™s Lady Rebels and Oak Hillâ€™s Lady Raiders finally took the field Thursday night in Oak Hillâ€™s first district game, the two teams fought tit for tat for the first two innings.
Rain came as a sweet relief to most in the Clay County area on Thursday evening. While it poured in West Point, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were still able to get their home game in against Marshall in Pheba.
It was a tough night for the Lady Patriots, who came all the way from Holly Springs just to fall to the Lady Eagles 6-1.
Every person in the Hebron starting lineup got a hit on the night, amounting to 13 total the Lady Eagles. Marshall was held to just three on the evening.