November 11th, 2011
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
One by one, 16 senior football players made the slow walk across McAllister Field at West Point High School Friday night, with each player being accompanied by his family for Senior Night festivities.
After the 16th player was introduced just prior to West Pointâs season finale, he kissed his mother, turned, and found the rest of his senior teammates. Thatâs when the entire group gathered together and sprinted to the center of the field to be with the 17th senior, Tyler Wallace.
Oak Hill opened up the ball game with back-to-back three pointers by transfer AJ Jones.
Fans knew it was a good sign as the Raiders rolled out 20 points in the first quarter on their way to the first win of the season, 54-42 over Kirk Academy.
Jones finished 4-of-4 from behind the arch in the first quarter as the Raiders scored 14 unanswered points to take control 20-6 after the first intermission. Brian Middleton said he was a little surprised by the fast start.
For a few minutes late in the fourth quarter, Oak Hill girls basketball coach Stan Hughey got a little nervous. He watched as the Lady Raiders, who led 36-24 heading into the final period, allowed Kirk to comeback and send it into overtime.
Five points in the last minute of OT by the Lady Raiders, including the go ahead jumper by Maegen Ellis, gave Oak Hill the victory, 47-45 in their home debut.
Gail Montgomery-Yukon passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, after a long series of illnesses.
Gail Montgomery-Yukon was born 65 years ago in West Point. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 35 years, Ron Yukon, as well as countless people around the country who knew her as a friend, mentor, counselor and teacher. She is also survived by her brothers: Roger L. Montgomery (Paulette) of Pascagoula, and Pete Montgomery (Libby) of West Point; seven nieces and nephews, and seven great nieces.
Roy Lee Elliot
Roy Lee Elliot, age 59, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Park Ridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Funeral services are Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church, with the Rev. Robert Shamlin-Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in Muldrow Baptist Church Cemetery in Starkville.
Visitation is Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 2 â 5 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Jeffrey Lloyd Brown
Jeffrey Lloyd Brown, age 52, passed away, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at his home in Pheba.
Jeffrey Lloyd Brown was born Jan. 16, 1959, in Columbus, to Peggy Richardson Brown and Duward Brown. He was the General Manager of Print Pros. Jeffrey Lloyd Brown was a member of Pheba Baptist Church.
Jeffrey Lloyd Brown married Suzanne Stafford Brown on May 27, 1995, in West Point.
In what head coach Tri Nason described as a complete opposite performance from Mondayâs season opening victory, the Eagles moved to 2-0 with a commanding 56-26 victory over Winston.
âI was really happy that they came out and scored early the way they did,â Nason said. âI think the more we play and get used to what we do, it will just prepare us better for down the road.â
MERIDIAN - With seconds remaining on the clock, and Oak Hill with a one point lead, Lamar hit a 22-footer at the buzzer to steal the win right out of the Raiders hands, 68-66 in the season opener on the road.
âThey broke our hearts there at the end,â head coach Brian Middleton said. âSome things you have to learn.â
With five seconds remaining, Oak Hill had the lead 66-65. Lamar called a timeout to regroup.
âWe had it well defended,â Middleton said. âWe just didnât get the stop when we needed it.â
West Point looked in sync for three out of four quarters Tuesday night.
Apart from the forth quarter where several starters sat out and the game already in hand, the Green Wave girls basketball notched their first win of the season, 57-36.
âWe did a better job of executing tonight,â first year head coach Murray Woody said. âOur guards did a good job of getting others the ball and opening up some opportunities for them. We still have a little work to do as far as breaking presses and traps, but overall, we looked better than we did Saturday.â
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