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November 12th

Eagles down Starkville Christian

November 12, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — The Hebron Christian Eagles traded the oblong football for the round basketball three days after being ousted from the Mississippi Association of Independent School (MAIS) 8-man football quarterfinals.
Though bumpy at times, the Eagles proved the better team on the court Monday night.
Landon Hill scored 17 points, Clay Faulkner contributed 16 and Hebron won its regular season opener 67-46 over the Starkville Christian Cougars (3-2) at Starkville Christian School.

BREAKING: Former West Point fire chief Littlefield dies

November 12, 2014

DTL staff

A long time West Point fire chief has died.
Johnny Littlefield, 61, of West Point passed away about 4:30 a.m. Littlefield was with the WPFD since 1976. He was appointed chief in 2001 and had served until earlier this year, when he stepped down from the position. Littlefield was using accrued vacation time until the end of the calendar year and planned to formally retire in January.

See Thursday's Daily Times Leader for more.

Pilot Club begins annual ‘grocery grab’ fundraiser at Sunflower

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Editor’s note: This story originally debuted as Daily Times Leader’s Facebook Feature Friday on Nov. 7. It has been modified for print in today’s edition.

The West Point Pilot Club is gearing up for one of its most popular fundraisers of the year: the annual grocery grab.

Transition fair set for Saturday

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point High School teachers are looking to provide students thinking about the future with information on all postsecondary education opportunities, including nontraditional tracks. Thus, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the WPHS north campus cafeteria, vendors from various community colleges and trade programs will be on hand for the first-ever Successful Transition Essentials for Parents and Students (STEPS) transitional fair.

City eyes new plan for growth

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen is considering adopting a new comprehensive plan for growth and zoning in the city.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the plan will be a layout for growth in the future, and that the current plan needed updating.
“The comprehensive plan we have in place right now dates back to 1970,” Robinson said. “A lot has changed in 44 years, so we’re in serious need of an updated plan.”

Veterans honored

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point and Clay County community came together to honor those who served in the armed forces for Veterans Day Tuesday at City Hall.
About 100 veterans, family members and residents turned out for the West Point’s Veterans Day Service. West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the community honors its veterans.
“I just spoke with a veteran who recently moved here and he said they didn’t have programs like this where he’s from,” Robinson said. “Here in West Point and Clay County, we show gratitude for what veterans have done for our country.”

November 11th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 11, 2014

Pro Football Recap

Thursday 11/6

Cleveland (6-3) 24 @

Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3

The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.

Sunday 11/9/14

Arizona (8-1) 31 vs

Darnell, Oak Hill survive Noxubee surge

November 11, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Noxubee County Tigers could not have asked for a better scenario to escape with a win.
They just could not close the deal. The Oak Hill Raiders, however, found the way.
Kaleb Darnell, who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, knocked down one of two free-throw attempts with six seconds left in overtime to give the Raiders (1-1) a 46-45 win over Noxubee in the West Point Classic Saturday at West Point High School.
“I didn’t want another overtime period,” Darnell said. “I was calm at the free-throw line, and I made it happen.”

Lady Raiders down Marshall Academy

November 11, 2014

DTL staff

The Oak Hill Lady Raiders are off to a great start in the early parts of the regular season.
Behind scoring leader Sarah Dill, who had 21 points and nine rebounds, Oak Hill collected its sixth win – a 47-37 victory over the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots – Saturday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The win did not come without a little adversity.
“We got down in the first half, but we shut them down in the second half,” Lady Raiders’ Head Coach Brian Middleton said. “We did a much better job defensively, which made the difference.”

Defense secures West Point’s opening victory

November 11, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Kelly Martin settled his feet and prepared his body for contact. As the Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA) Patriot slammed into Martin, he fell to the floor. The referee’s whistle shrieked, issuing a charge foul. The West Point bench clapped and cheered.
The charge call was one of three consecutive during the first quarter that set the defensive tone the Green Wave had in the first 32 minutes of the season.

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