November 27th, 2010
The Ridgeland Titans opened their first North state championship game with an 11-yard pass on their very first scrimmage against defending Class 5A state championship West Point Friday night.
After that brief moment of glory for Ridgeland, every highlight belonged to the Green Wave.
Myrtle Langley Rutherford
Myrtle Langley Rutherford, age 88, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, Miss.
Mrs. Rutherford was born Oct. 5, 1922, to the late Frank and Ella Alford Langley of Thorn, Miss.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Rutherford of West Point, Miss.; two sisters: Evelyn Miller and Annie Applewhite both of West Point, Miss.; a step-daughter, Bobbie Hadley of Alpharetta, Ga.; and special nieces: Betty McCoy and Jewell Cartwright.
Mrs. Rutherford was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
By Bryan Davis
At this point in the football season, it matters not who youâ€™re playing or where you play. Competition is going to be tough.
The Ridgeland Titans (13-0) are coming to West Point to take on the 12-1 Green Wave in the North Half title game tonight for a reason. They are just plain good at what they do.
The Titans come in sporting an average of over 300 offensive yards a game, most of those come via the ground game.
Tuesday nightâ€™s championship game between the Steelers and the Bulldogs was a tough fought match on both ends. Sherman Berryâ€™s Steerlers were able to get up three touchdowns on the Bulldogs early on. A late touchdown by the Bulldogs was not enough to complete a rally, as the Steelers walked away with the title.
By Bryan Davis
There is probably nothing a senior football player wants more than to finish his career as a player with a state title. In 2009, the West Point Green Wave seniors got to do that, claiming the 5A state championship.
While still one very long game away from having a chance to do it, the 2010 seniors will hit their home field tonight with a chance to play for the state title next Saturday night in Jackson.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders basketball team bounced back on Tuesday, after a Monday night home loss to Starkville, and they were able to take one from the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots 47-45 in overtime.
After taking a 20-11 lead into half time, the Lady Raiders let the lead slip away in the second half, but thanks to a 20 point second half performance by Tori Ellis, Oak Hill was able to keep the game at least tied at the end of regulation.
Miriam Dexter Ivy
Miriam Ivy went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Ludlow Miss., at the age of 94.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. M.L. Wallace officiating. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at Robinson Funeral Home.
Menre Collins Jr.
Menre Collins Jr., age 62, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel, with the Rev. Homer Cannon officiating.
In lieu of visitation the Guest Registry Book may be signed on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
As soon as Friday nightâ€™s quarterfinal victory over Oxford was complete. West Point head coach Chris Chambless had one message for his football team.
â€śWeâ€™ve got one more game to get to where we want to go, and that game is at our house, in front of the best fans in the state,â€ť Chambless said in the postgame huddle.
Upon hearing those words, the Green Wave erupted in cheers, knowing their road to play for a second straight state championship has just one more stop.
And more importantly, that road goes straight through West Point.
By Bryan Davis
Things got ugly early for the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders on Monday night. Facing the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers, Oak Hill had trouble getting the ball to the net in the first three quarters, so much an 18-point fourth could not help them overcome the early deficit.
The Lady Raiders just had one of those nights. They put the shots up, but few fell in.
Just four points were scored by Oak Hill in the first quarter. All the while, Starkville was scoring at will, amassing 15 points in the opening period.