September 2nd, 2011
SOOBA - What a way to make a debut.
Former West Point standout Justin Cox made a good first impression Thursday night swiping three interceptions, including a game saver with seconds remaining, to help East Mississippi topple Mississippi Gulf Coast 34-30 in the season-opener for both teams.
It was a special night for the Lions who were unveiling the new $4.7 million, 5,000-seat Sullivan-Windham Field.
But for Cox it was definitely memorable. He finished with three of the Lions four picks on defense in a game that lived up to the hype.
Rubert L. Staten
Rubert L. Staten, age 78, passed away, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson.
Rubert Lawson Staten was born June 30, 1933, in the Una community of Clay County to the late Myrtle Lawson Staten and Dilworth Staten. He began working at Bryan Foods, then later with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture as a Meat Inspector for 35 years until retiring in 1995. Mr. Staten was a member of Griffith Christian Church. He was a Veteran of U. S. Army having served during the Korean War. Rubert Lawson Staten was married to Frances Ivy Staten
Patricia Ann Rambus-Randle
Patricia Ann Rambus Randle, age 51, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Poole's M.B. Church, with the Rev. James A. Richardson Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Poole's Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
GRENADA - Hebron followed up with their 13 hit, 15 run victory on Monday with another blowout win on the road.
The Lady Eagles scored 14 runs in the first inning on their way to a comfortable 17-0 win over Kirk Academy.
Hebron had just eight hits and every starter scored three runs in the game that lasted just three innings due to the mercy rule.
Dr. Linda Lee Wyman
Dr. Linda Lee Wyman, age 74 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at St. Joseph's Bluffs.
KEMPER - Hebron gave up a run on a two out error Monday night in the fifth inning. It was their only blemish.
The Lady Eagles pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 15-1 victory over Kemper Academy in district action.
Tori Nichols, who finished 3-for-4 with four runs scored had the gameâ€™s first RBI in the first inning with a triple knocking home Rebecca Falkner. Nichols later scored on an RBI single by Beverly Blake to give Hebron a 2-0 advantage.
All eyes will be on Mississippi State Thursday night in the season opener for the Bulldogs when they battle Memphis at the Liberty Bowl.
State hopes to continue their impressive finish to last season which included a second straight Egg Bowl victory over Ole Miss and a 52-14 win over Michigan in the Gator Bowl which no doubt set the tone for a good start to 2011 under third year head coach Dan Mullen.
Mullen is 14-11 in his first two seasons in Starkville, tied for third among all coaches in that category.
West Point Green Wave boyâ€™s basketball coach Brad Cox gave the Daily Times Leader a sneak peak at the new floor that was recently completed inside the West Point High School Gymnasium.
The floor, which was built when the new gymnasium was constructed over a decade ago required itâ€™s annual upgrade which is standard for hardwood floors that go through the wear and tear of basketball games and PE classes.
Over the years, layers of varnish buildup begins to make the flooring too dark and starts to change certain colors on the floor, like white to yellow.
LOUISVILLE - After coming off a tough loss in week one, the Oak Hill Raiders had an even tougher opponent in week two.
Winston Academy had nearly 400 yards of total offense Friday as they rolled to a 41-6 win over the Raiders (0-2)in district action. It was the second straight week the Patriots (2-0) have scored at least 40 points.
"We still got to improve our tackling," Raiders head coach Benjie Merchant said after the game. "We ran the ball a little better, but Winston's a great team. We knew it was going to be tough from the get go and it was."
Mississippi State head basketball coach Rick Stansbury has dismissed freshman D.J. Gardner permanently from the squad.
A release by the school states Gardner was kicked off because of "repeated actions deemed detrimental to the team."
6-foot-7 guard from Okolona was set to red shirt this season and apparently did not like that decision and posted his opinions about it on his Twitter account which has since been deleted.