Archive - 2011
Virginia Bock, age 88, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the home of her niece Dorothy Cole.
She was born April 3, 1923, in West Point, to the late Hattie Bell Stroud and Tony Bock Sr. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was retired from Big Yank and Knickerbocker.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Robinson Chapel with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.
Lasky Feted with Bridesmaids Brunch
Celia Lasky, recent bride of Brad Kidder was honored with a bridesmaids brunch Oct. 28 in the home of Debbie Chandler. Hosts for the event were, Debbie Chandler, Bryan Hughes, MaryJo Hill, Peggy Coleman, Ana Bess Wileman, Kay White, Suzanne Word, Carol Hazard, Jenny Zepponi, Susie Walker,
Martin Gibbs, age 66, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at University Hospital in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Trio Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Barry Huddleston officiating. Burial followed in Trio Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Carter's Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.
Patrice Manya Tucker Owens
Patrice Manya Tucker Owens, age 36, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital.
Funeral services are Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. from The Church, with Pastor Michael Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Poole's Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Good things come to those who wait. And for the Oak Hill Raiders it led their third consecutive win Friday night, knocking off AA North Delta 44-28.
The first quarter opened with a shootout from the opening tip-off as both teams fired off 13 points. North Delta was primarily in a 2-3 zone defensively, forcing the Raiders to take their time and find open looks to the basket. Transfer AJ Jones took control, scoring 11 of the teams 13 points in the first quarter. He finished with 18 in the win.
STARKVILLE â€“ Starkville scored a pair of touchdowns off of two West Point turnovers Friday night, including the game winner in the fourth quarter as the Yellowjackets ended the Green Waveâ€™s run for a third consecutive 5A title, 20-14 in the second round of the MHSAA state playoffs.
Itâ€™s the first time since 2008 West Point (8-5) wonâ€™t be playing for a state title.
The Yellowjackets will travel to Ridgeland next Friday for the North State title. Many had predicted the winner of Starkville and West Point would go on to win the 5A championship.
Oak Hill notched their second win in a row Thursday, 55-43 versus Carroll despite a gritty first half performance defensively.
The first half could be easily described as a shootout, with the Raiders holding on to a four point lead heading into the second. Carroll rebounded with 11 points to cut the deficit to a basket at the break.
The Rebels werenâ€™t exactly getting easy looks, they were just making tough shots and hanging around.
The Raiders looked like a revamped team in the third, outscoring the visitors 20-5 and stretching the lead to 17 points.
Oak Hill had their best defensive performance of the season Thursday night, shutting down visiting Carroll Academy 55-9.
The Lady Raiders conceded just one basket in the second half, and shut out the Lady Rebels twice, in the first and third quarter.
Oak Hill, who have won six a row since their season opening loss, not only defended well, but controlled the glass with 46 rebounds for the ball game, mostly on offense.
â€śWe just dominated the rebounding,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śIt would have been more than that, but they turned the ball over a lot.â€ť
CRAWFORD â€“ On the road for the third consecutive ball game, West Point didnâ€™t look out of sync. The Green Wave outscored East Oktibbeha 23-3 in the third quarter, sealing their second straight win Thursday night, 80-54.
At half time, head coach Brad Cox told his players that two things would happen in the third, the Titans would make a run and get back in the ball game down by 11, or West Point would blow the game out. That was enough motivation.
West Point area teams will be on the hardwood tonight in non-district action.
The Green Wave, fresh off their wins over Kosicusko last Saturday, continue their five game road trip tonight when they travel to Crawford to take on East Oktibbeha starting at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile Oak Hill returns home after defeating regional rival Heritage on Tuesday to battle Carroll. Action starts with the 7th grade girls and boys at 3 p.m.