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Oak Hill junior high teams win district

January 31, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Editor’s Note: The Daily Times Leader would like to thank coaches Stan Hughey and Brian Middleton for providing stats for the junior high teams throughout the year. We would also like to thank Kristen Stevens and Dana Smith for contributing pictures of these teams during the season.

For the second year in a row, the Oak Hill Academy boys (18-7; 5-1) and the Lady Raiders (21-7; 6-0) junior high basketball teams won the district.

January 28th

Carl T. Harris

January 28, 2011

Carl T. Harris

Robert Alexander Gerdine

January 28, 2011

Robert Alexander Gerdine

Robert Alexander Gerdine, age 98, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Denver, Colo.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Zion Baptist Church in Denver, Colo.
Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary of Denver, Colo. was in charge of arrangements.

Superintendent Weighs In On Code of Ethics

January 28, 2011

During the 2011 Mississippi Association of Superintendents/Alliance Winter Conference held in Jackson this week, Steve Montgomery, West Point School District Superintendent, said the new Educator Code of Ethics was discussed, and Montgomery said he's all for it.
The Educator Code of Ethics, approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education last Friday,
requires teachers to adhere to a set of principals developed to safeguard students from improper conduct from teachers.

Neel-Schaffer To Help County With Energy Project

January 28, 2011

Neel-Schaffer, an engineering firm based out of Jackson, was selected Thursday by the Clay County Board of Supervisors to provide the county with engineering services for the county's energy efficiency project.
The county was recently awarded an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the Mississippi Development Authority for $52,331. With these funds, lighting retrofitting will be done to the Clay County Health Department, the Clay County Courthouse and the Justice Court Building. Out of the grant, $4,120 will go towards the engineering services.

January 27th

West Point to welcome Saltillo in district showdown

January 27, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
With just a week left to go in the regular season, every game is huge for the West Point Green Wave basketball team. Tonight, they will welcome in another district rival, taking on the Tigers of Saltillo, in a battle for first place.
“It’s a district game,” West Point Brad Cox said. “Right now, we’re in a three-way tie for first place.”

Green Wave girls to do battle with Saltillo

January 27, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
On December 17, the West Point Lady Green Wave played the Lady Tigers of Saltillo for the first time, defeating them for their first district win of the season.
Over a month has gone by, and the two teams are set to match up against one anther again tonight, this time in West Point.
With three teams battling for first place in the district, meaning a top seed at the upcoming district tournament, every district game is vital.
“It’s a huge game, a district game,” said head coach Jemmye Ann Helms. “We need to win that game.”

West Point to give nod to nine seniors

January 27, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave basketball program will do battle with a district rival tonight, at home, against Saltillo. What should already be an emotionally charged game will be even more special, as five boys players and four girls players will be recognized during a pre-game senior night celebration.
The boys will be honoring Laquintis Robertson, Romeo Williams, Jamar Wicks, Jaquille White and Willie Edwards. The girls will be giving a nod to Kelsei Ewings, Chelsey Walls, Alexandria Morgan and Santonya Cantrell.

January 26th

Lady Wave rebounds with win at New Hope

January 26, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Lady Green Wave (15-3; 2-1) are still fighting for that top spot atop the district after falling to the Oxford Lady Chargers last Friday night.
The Lady Wave began their rebound from that tough loss at home with a road win over the Lady Trojans of New Hope High School on Tuesday night.
West Point had a battle on its hands, but the girls managed to outlast New Hope in the 66-61 victory.
In the first period, the girls, led by Kelsei Ewings in scoring, jumped out to a slim 16-12 lead over the Lady Trojans.

West Point haunted by missed free throws at New Hope

January 26, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave (9-9; 2-1) basketball team was riding high after defeating the Oxford Chargers last Friday night at home. That district win made the team 2-0 at the time in league play.
On Tuesday night, however, the Green Wave had to travel to face the Trojans of New Hope. West Point forced an overtime quarter, but it was New Hope that eventually pulled out the 69-68 win over the Green Wave.
The Green Wave had a nine-point advantage at the half, but they allowed two dozen points to New Hope in the third period.

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