July 11th, 2011
The City of West Point smashed a grand slam over the weekend after a successful Dizzy Dean softball tournament.
â€śAnytime we can bring people in our town and spend a little money in our restaurants and hotels and give the community a little enjoyment, itâ€™s always a success,â€ť Parks and Recreation director James Crowley said.
There were a few weather delays over the weekend and the tournament started with just seven teams after one dropped out before Thursday. West Pointâ€™s 12U all-stars were eliminated on Saturday while Bruce took home the championship.
Steady hands and a good eye are key when shooting a bow or rifle.
Saturday, four Clay County natives, Curtis Smith, Heather Wilson, Elizabeth Nolan and Kelsey Blackford, will put their nerves to the test when they take on the best in the state at the 2011 Mississippi 4-H Shooting Sports State Invitational. Smith and Nolan are shooting the compound bow while Blackford shoots recurve and Wilson will fire a
Ware, Smith Wedding
Emily Ware and Neal Ray Smith Jr., were united in marriage Monday, June 27, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in a small, private ceremony on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, at Orange Beach, Ala. The minister Glenn Henson officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Teresa and Durwood Ware.
The bride was given in marriage by her daughter, Faith Christine Coggins.
She carried a bouquet of Gerber Daisies.
Parents of the groom are Linda Odom Smith and Neal Ray Smith Sr.
The best man was Mitchell Hunter Smith, son of the groom.
Scott, Dent Engagement
Jannie Davis of West Point is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her niece, Octavia G. Scott, niece of the late Joseph Davis, to Johnny L. Dent, son of Betty Wilson of West Point and the late Ricky Wilson.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Rev. Alfred and Lula Gage.
She is a 1992 graduate of West Point High School and is a 2006 graduate of East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew with an Associates Degree in Medical Office Technology.
She is currently employed with H&R Block.
The 10U boys all-stars World Series dreams came to an end Saturday after they fell to Saltillo, 10-3 meanwhile here at home the 12U girls fell to Louisville 19-13.
"We made to many mistakes running the basepads and too many throwing errors," head coach Keith Holton said. The girls found themselves trailing 10-1 in the third inning before mounting a comeback.
The 12U boys were also eliminated after falling to Clinton.
Just four all-star teams representing West Point remain in their respective tournaments heading into day three of the Dizzy Dean finals.
8U boys Nationals
WP 17 - Ackerman 8
West Point had just two hits in the sixth inning, but four runs was enough cushion to a first round victory in front of their home crowd Thursday night, topping Saltillo 15-12 in the 12U girls Dizzy Dean State Tournament at the Jesse W. Harmon Sports Complex.
"They're a scrappy bunch," head coach Keith Holton said. "If we're going to win, we're going to battle to the end. We don't have that shutdown pitcher that can hold them to one or two runs. Saltillo gave us everything we could handle."
King David Watkins Sr.
King David Watkins Sr., age 84, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Macon, Ga.
Funeral services are Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 3 p.m. from St. Robertson M.B. Church, with the Rev. Elbert Lee officiating. Burial will follow in St. Robertson M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Several players from the West Point High School football team traveled to Scooba last week for a three-day lineman camp hosted by East Mississippi Community College.
The Green Wave have been keeping busy all summer lifting weights and doing drills in preparation for another title defense. Head coach Chris Chambless said itâ€™s all about repetition.
â€śYour practicing three times a day, an hour and a half to two hours,â€ť he explained. â€śThat includes a lot of drill work, conditioning and lifting weights. They got worked pretty hard.â€ť
With one swing, Mitch Bohon could do some damage.
At 6â€™2 210-pounds, the sophomore first baseman followed up his stellar freshman campaign with an even better second year at East Mississippi Community College.
It was enough to have four-year colleges calling, but in the end Bohon this month decided to join William Carey University in Hattiesburg.
A product of Oak Hill Academy, Bohon quickly made a good first impression, batting .311 while leading the EMCC Lions with seven home runs, 12 doubles and 33 RBI.