November 4th, 2011
The West Point Green Wave moved one week closer to Jackson Friday night with a convincing 56-20 over New Hope in district play.
The victory paces them at 6-1 and a second place finish in the district which means a first round matchup with Neshoba Central next Friday at home at 7 p.m.
For the complete story, pick up Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.
COLUMBUS - Hebron Christian falls to 2-3 after Thursday night's loss to Starkville Academy 61-25.
Down 41-11 at the half, the Lady Eagles were held to just two points before finally getting back in the ball game in the fourth.
The Lady Eagles went on a 9-4 run with seven points by Tori Nichols to cut the deficit to 30 with 4:30 left to play.
The Lady Vols held on for the win and gave up just three points down the stretch.
Hebron hosts Grace Christian next Monday.
As far as West Point High Schoolâ€™s football season finale goes, head coach Chris Chambless has had a simple message for his football team this week:
â€śItâ€™s time to finish what weâ€™ve started.â€ť
And what the Green Wave have started has led to an opportunity at a third straight division championship.
Tonight, thatâ€™s exactly what West Point will be aiming for when they host New Hope in the final regular season game of the 2011.
Pay attention to www.dailytimesleader.com late tonight to see how the playoff seeding has unfolded.
CANTON - Oak Hill Academy were out-muscled and at times struggled defensively as they dropped their first game of the 2011-12 season Wednesday afternoon, 47-39 to the reigning MAIS Class AAA champions Jackson Academy.
"We just didn't play well enough to win," head coach Stan Hughey said. "It's a tough loss, I thought we really had a chance to play with them."
Mary Thornton Webber
Mary Thornton Webber, age 94, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at her sonâ€™s home in West Point.
Mary Agnes Webber was born May 11, 1917, in the Cairo Community to the late Elizabeth Lloyd and Robert L. Thornton. Mrs. Webber was a homemaker and a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. She married Emmett Benjamin Webber, July 30, 1941, in Houston. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1997.
COLUMBUS - Despite a 25-point performance from Tori Nichols, Heritage Academy pulled out a nail biter Tuesday night, clipping the Lady Eagles 54-44.
Down by six points after the opening quarter Hebron (2-2) scored seven points in the last two minutes to take a 21-19 lead before Rachel Hollivay's put back on a rebound tied it at 21 at the buzzer for Heritage.
Oak Hill Academyâ€™s boys basketball coach Brain Middleton is getting a little nervous.
With still about a week left to go before their season opener against Lamar, Middleton is hoping to get off to a better start in 2011.
â€śWeâ€™re working extremely hard,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ve had three very good days of practice and looking forward to getting back into the gym.â€ť
Entering his seventh season, Middleton has his largest squad with 12 players suiting up, a mixture of experience and youth that hope to repeat as division champions, their first title since 1987.
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders will return to the hardwood this afternoon when they take on MAIS Class AAA Jackson Academy at the Canton Academy preseason tournament.
Schedule times have been changed with the varsity girls tipping off at 4 p.m. and junior varsity starting at 5 p.m.
It will be the first test for head coach Stan Hughey and the girls who for the most part have been getting in shape for the new season despite a few scrimmages along the way after a very productive summer.
When it comes down to it, Hebron may not blow you out the water on the court, but theyâ€™ll definitely give everything they have for four quarters.
The Eagles come into the season with a new head coach and without a star player, yet Tri Nason believes his team has that blue collar work ethic.
With the 2011 season just days away, West Pointâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams had their first real taste of competition on Saturday when they traveled to Ripley for a preseason jamboree.
It was a chance for both coaches to really see what they had, and both were very impressed.
â€śI was proud of their effort, they have a lot of heart and character,â€ť girls head basketball coach Murray Woody said. â€śIt took a us a little time to get into a rhythm, but once we settled down and ran the stuff weâ€™ve been practicing and executed, we did a lot better.â€ť