September 29th, 2011
SCOOBA - Justin Cox is having a lot of fun playing college football.
The former West Point quarterback that guided the Green Wave to back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2009 and 2010, has gotten off to a good start to his collegiate career in the secondary for East Mississippi Community College.
â€śItâ€™s pretty fun, making plays and all,â€ť he said. â€śI just canâ€™t wait to play again.â€ť
Deborah Joyce Casey
Deborah Joyce Casey, age 62, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Deborah Joyce Casey was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Vardaman, to the late Henry Wayne and Opal Griffin Casey. She was a retired retail operations manager for Mossy Oak, and a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She had a great love for animals.
Graveside services are Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Sarah Windham officiating.
Coming off a scrappy 26-20 overtime victory over Louisiana Tech last weekend, Mississippi State will venture between the hedges to Athens to take on a rare SEC opponent in Georgia (2-2).
The two teams have met just 22 times in the conferenceâ€™s storied history.
MSU will look to win back-to-back games this season if they can find a way to pick up their explosive offense that has been missing since the first two games.
Kelsey Redus and Isabel Facella had another good outing at the pool last week for the Green Wave swimming team.
Redus finished ninth in the girls 50-freestyle while Facella placed in the top 20 for the green and white. Complete times and scores were not available as of press time.
Head coach Stephen Stockton said it looked as though several swimmers were a little tired with it being on Thursday.
â€śThey gave a great effort nonetheless,â€ť he said.
CLEVELAND - Running low on fumes and facing elimination, Hebron Christianâ€™s run at a state softball title came to an end Saturday afternoon after giving up the lone run in a 1-0 loss to Deer Creek Academy in the MAIS Class A North state playoffs.
With the score tied at 0-0 through the seventh inning, Chloe Tapley gave up a single up the middle, in her 19th inning of work as Hebron failed to capitalize on several scoring chances with runners on the bases in the first and fifth innings.
A New Arrival
Sofi Clair Lewis
Barry and Abby Lewis of Bossier City, La., would like to announce the birth of their daughter Sofi Clair Lewis Feb. 10, 2011, at Willis-Knighting, Bossier City, La. She weighed 7 pounds, 8ounces and was 20 inches long.
The proud grandparents are Paul and Robin Kitchens of West Point, Phyllis and Eddie Gregg of Starkville, and Chuck and Susie Lewis of Starkville.
Lasky, Kidder engagement celebrated
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hood Gregory of Okolona, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Susannah Stubbs, to Woodson Cary Whitehead, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cary Whitehead, III, of Memphis, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Van Tankersley Stubbs Sr. of Baldwyn, Miss. and the late Brigadier General Van Tankersley Stubbs Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Gregory Sr.
PEARL - Hebron quarterback Will Corben-Rogers was stopped inches of the goal line in the second overtime as Park Place, who overcame a 22-6 half time deficit, held on for a 52-50 victory over the Eagles Friday night at Smith-Wills Stadium.
The Crusaders' Damon Cole rushed for a school record 311 yards and five touchdowns to lead the way for what was to be a heart stopping second half of football.
Entering Friday night's road game at Lake Cormorant, West Point head football coach Chris Chambless stressed one fact to his team over and over this week in practice: It's a new season.
After struggling through a brutal non-district schedule with a 1-3 mark, the two-time defending state champions started their new season with a bang Friday night, opening Division 1-5A play with a convincing 42-14 road win over Lake Cormorant.