Archive - 2012
City employee David Ellis helps Keasia Townsend hang an ornament on the Community Christmas Tree that will be lit tonight at 6 p.m. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave and Lady Wave will play host in an important rivalry game tonight against Starkville High School. The Lady Jackets will get things started against the girls of West Point at 6 p.m.
The boys will follow with their game immediately following that action.
After a tough loss to regional rival Starkville Academy a week ago, the Lady Raiders responded in a big way Tuesday night in a 50-28 throttling of rival Heritage Academy. Oak Hill used staunch defensive and balanced scoring to dismantle the Lady Patriots on their home floor.
In a gritty, defensive road battle, Brian Middletonâ€™s young squad showed their toughness to answer the call of fierce rival Heritage Academy in a 44-34 rematch win. The Raiders overcame poor shooting and the Patriotâ€™s physicality on defense and responded by punching them right back in the mouth by turning the second half into a free-thow fest.
As almost everybody knows in the Southeast and around the country, Alabama and Georgia will square-off in Atlanta for the SEC crown and a national championship berth Saturday night. Since the game has been declared a national semi-final by the media, everybody watching will have their eyes locked on the television set for all four quarters. But before you get up at halftime for a break, you might want to stay in your seat as Anna Trundle, a current junior at Mississippi State, has a chance to throw footballs into a Dr. Pepper Can for $100,000 in scholarship money.
In a game that Hebron Christianâ€™s greatest lead was 35 at one point, the Eagles looked as if they had not skipped a beat after a two week break from competitive play. The last Varsity game the Eagles played was a thrashing win over Grace Christian of Louisville on November 13.
It all came down to the final minute of play between Hebron Christian and Victory Christian in Pheba Tuesday night. A Subrina Oswalt go-ahead basket with only seven seconds left seemed to clinch the Lady Eagle win, but Victory Christian had other plans in mind. Victory, after a timeout, inbounded the ball from their baseline, drove down the court, and hit a 25 foot shot as the game clock expired to defeat Hebron 40-39.
Itâ€™s time for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading again.
Evaluations begin Monday at 5:30 p.m.
This thriving ministry has been a part of West End Baptist Churchâ€™s outreach to the community for eight years, and it has grown in each year of its existence.
The unique structure of Upwards Sports places an emphasis on a spiritual atmosphere that involves sportsmanship and equal playing time.
â€śWe are blessed to have this for the whole community,â€ť said Gail Ray, an Upwards organizer for West End.
Wade Hamby finally got to play football for the West Point Parks and Recreation PeeWee league last year.
At the time, he was 5 years-old, getting playing time with an 8 year-old team.
In May, Hambyâ€™s dreams of hitting the field this fall were shattered when doctors discovered a tumor on one of his lungs. Hamby had previously undergone heart surgery at 16 months.
Now at age 6, heâ€™s going through pre-operational procedures that would make most adults cringe.
The Associated Press is reporting that longtime Democratic Mississippi State Senator Bennie Turner has died. The West Point native was 64.
Turner was a lawyer and has been called a champion of public education.
Turner passed away at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after suffering an â€śillness.â€ť The Northeast Daily Journal in Tupelo reported that Turner was suffering from a brain tumor.