September 22nd, 2011
Oak Hill Academy is still searching for their first win on the year.
But as the weeks continue, the opponents wonâ€™t get any easier, including Canton Academy.
The 2-3 Panthers have had an inconsistent season. After starting 0-2, they got their first victory over Hillcrest and went toe-to-toe with Winston Academy, arguably the toughest team in the district.
â€śThey gave Winston a run for their money,â€ť Raiders head coach Benjie Merchant said. â€śAthlete wise theyâ€™re like Manchester and they play hard.â€ť
Hebron Christianâ€™s hopes of a district softball title evaporated Tuesday night as Winona Christian scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to earn a 5-3 victory on the road and take first place into the playoffs which start this weekend.
The Lady Eagles (12-7), who already secured their fifth consecutive playoff appearance a week ago, came back from a 2-0 deficit after giving up a pair of runs in the first inning to tie the game and eventually take the lead.
â€śWe just got out played,â€ť Hebron head coach Cass Tapley said.
The West Point High School swimming team had another good meet in the pool last Saturday, this time in Oxford including three top-ten finishes in their second meet of the season.
In all, 16 schools were represented from around the state.
â€śOverall, the majority of our swimmers had a faster time this meet than they did their very first meet two weeks ago,â€ť head coach Stephen Stockton said. â€śI am very proud of each one of them. They have been working very hard, in-spite of the weather the past couple of weeks.â€ť
James â€śCurryâ€ť Crowson
James â€śCurryâ€ť Crowson, age 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Hospital.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 10 a.m from Hebron Baptist Church, with the Rev. R.C. Bryan officiating and the Rev. Andy Parrish assisting. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sally Kuykendall Robertson
Sally Kuykendall Robertson, age 79, passed away, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Franklin County Memorial Hospital, in Meadville.
Sally Ann Robertson was born April 26, 1932 in Cruger to the late Katherine Louise Watkins and Edgar Kuykendall. Mrs. Robertson was a MSU Athletic ticket manager for 13 years. She retired in 1984. Mrs. Robertson was a member of First Christian Church and was an avid Mississippi State Fan. Sally Kuykendall Robertson married John William Robertson Oct. 22, 1949, in Canton.
On the heels of the teamâ€™s first victory in 2011, West Point (1-2) will have another tough hurdle when they hit the road for the second time this season at Noxubee County.
Last week, the Green Wave used a dominating second half effort from its defense and a balanced attack on offense to earn a 33-12 win over visiting Starkville who handed them their only loss a year ago.
As many as six players will be out for Oak Hill in tonightâ€™s non conference slate versus Winona Christian. Itâ€™s been an issue for the read and white since fall camp.
Head coach Benjie Merchant and his staff have been forced to reshuffle positions all year long.
â€śItâ€™s killing us,â€ť he said. â€śWe get one back, we lose anther one.â€ť
Third string quarterback Adam Tumey, a new addition to the squad will be taking the snaps. Last season he played cornerback.
â€śHeâ€™s got a good arm and good throwing motion, just lack of experience at the position,â€ť Merchant said.
With Hebron Christian School on the verge of a district title, Tuesdayâ€™s 12-1 victory over Calhoun Academy clinched a fifth consecutive playoff appearance for the Lady Eagles.
A landmark in itself, but for pitcher Chloe Tapley, it solidified her as one of the best pitchers in the MAIS.
Tapley again had another stellar outing in the circle, just three hits given up to compliment 13 strikeouts.
Nothing new for the junior, who over the last few weeks had pitched three straight no-hitters.
Sallie Poe Blue
Sallie Poe Blue, age 79, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Robinson M.B. Church, with the Rev. George Sander officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Robinson M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 3-6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
James Allen Gallant Jr.
James Allen Gallant Jr., age 74, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. from the Marion County Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery of Vernon Ala., with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.
Marion County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.