November 10th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
They just kept battling.
The Green Wave of West Point (2-0) continued their solid play in the early part of the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday night, outlasting the Hilltoppers of Houston 67-65.
â€śWe played hard,â€ť said West Point head coach Brad Cox. â€śThe game was close. Neither team ever got up by much.â€ť
The West Point offense came out on fire, scoring 17 points in the first quarter. The defense played solid enough to hold Houston to 12 points, taking a five point lead into the second period.
By Bryan Davis
West Point got off to a good start last Saturday with a win at the West Point Classic, but they were unable to take that success over into Tuesday nightâ€™s contest with Houston. The Lady Hilltoppers sneaked past the Lady Green Wave 51-54.
â€śWe got in foul trouble early,â€ť said Lady Green Wave head coach Jemmye Ann Helms. â€śWe didnâ€™t do bad defensively. We had a couple kids who hurt us for Houston, but overall the team did alright on defense.â€ť
The West Point Parks and Recreation Departmentâ€™s Youth Soccer season is quickly drawing to a close. Pictured above is some of the seasonâ€™s final moments, as the youngest players finished out the season on Monday night.
By Bryan Davis
On Saturday, the Oak Hill Lady Raider Junior High hoops team got in its final action at the Indianola Tournament.
The Lady Raiders defeated Kirk Academy 43-36.
Oak Hill was led on the night by seventh grade player Sarah Deal, who scored 16 points. She also had 13 rebounds.
Another seventh grader, Macy Allen, scored nine points, with three assists and six steals.
Johanna Carnathan had eight points, while Bett Langley scored six points, with seven rebounds.
Lexie Harden had four points on the night as well.
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave (10-1; 7-0) are riding high going into the first week of the playoffs. The Provine Rams (5-6; 4-3) are riding pretty high themselves.
Winners of four of their last five, the Rams overcame a slow start to the 2010 season to secure a playoff spot after a four-game winning streak in the district catapulted the Rams into the playoffs.
They did fall in last weekâ€™s league game against 11-0 Ridgland team, but that was the first loss for the Rams since October 1 at Pear.
Ollie Randolph "Ronnie" Hall
Ollie Randolph "Ronnie" Hall, age 70, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home in Cedar Bluff.
Ollie Randolph "Ronnie" Hall was born April 4, 1940, in Aberdeen, to the late Ruth Arnell Robertson Hall Williams and Ollie Brewer "Bill" Hall. He was predeceased by his step-father John Alex Williams. Mr. Hall was a welding specialist for the Babcock & Wilcox Company for 30 years and was a Baptist. Ollie Randolph Hall married Minnie Lou Edwards Hall on April 30, 1960, in West Point.
Mary Gayle Hill Wylie
Mary Gayle Hill Wylie, age 51, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at her sister's residence in Cedar Bluff.
Mrs. Wylie was born Oct. 9, 1959, in Ripley, to Gilbert "Duke" and Mary Ruth Williams Hill. She was a member of Dumas Baptist Church. She owned her own lawn service and was the manager over the Garden Center at Wal-Mart. Prior to that and during her college years at Mississippi State, she worked for Pretty Pots and Montgomery Flower Shop in West Point, Boyd's Flowers in Tupelo and Mary Bells in Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Allen Burgess
Coy Jean Farley and Brad Allen Burgess were united in marriage at three oâ€™clock in the afternoon on June 26, 2010, at Maben Methodist Church. Officiating ministers were Rev. Scarlet Shepperd and Rev. Raleigh Richter.
â€śTippy" Stephens, age 75, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. "Tippy" Stephens was born June 10, 1935, in Ashland, Clay County Ala., to the late Myrthur Lydia Riddle and Cecil Marvin Jenkins. She worked in computer programing and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Stephens came to West Point in 1968, from Birmingham, Ala., where she lived for thirteen years. Sarah Jeanette "Tippy" Stephens married Dr. Joe K. Stephens on April 4, 1968, in Amory.
Hugh Milton Moore
Hugh Milton Moore, age 82, passed away, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home, in the Palestine Community.
Hugh Milton Moore was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Montpelier to the late Maggie Lou Pate Moore and Charles Andrew Moore. Hugh M. Moore worked in management for Babcock & Wilcox Company for 38 years and was also a lifelong farmer. Hugh M. Moore married Ruth Alice Madison Moore on Oct. 5, 1951, in Prairie.