September 2nd, 2011
Oak Hill Academy isnât off to the best of starts in 2011. The Raiders are 0-2 and have scored just two touchdowns this season.
Head coach Benjie Merchant knows itâs going to be a tough first season early on, but the question is how long will it be before they can turn things around.
âWeâre just not ready to play in that caliber of a game yet,â Merchant said in reference to last weekâs 41-6 loss to Winston Academy.
West Point is no doubt excited about tonight.
After a week long-plus layoff, the Green Wave hope to bounce back on the road and get a victory over Columbus.
The last time the two teams met it was the Green Wave riding a 24-6 victory back in 2009, the first of 14 consecutive wins for West Point on their way to the first of back-to-back 5A state titles.
Hopefully history will repeat itself.
Head coach Chris Chambless is just ready to get back out on the field.
SOOBA - What a way to make a debut.
Former West Point standout Justin Cox made a good first impression Thursday night swiping three interceptions, including a game saver with seconds remaining, to help East Mississippi topple Mississippi Gulf Coast 34-30 in the season-opener for both teams.
It was a special night for the Lions who were unveiling the new $4.7 million, 5,000-seat Sullivan-Windham Field.
But for Cox it was definitely memorable. He finished with three of the Lions four picks on defense in a game that lived up to the hype.
Rubert L. Staten
Rubert L. Staten, age 78, passed away, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson.
Rubert Lawson Staten was born June 30, 1933, in the Una community of Clay County to the late Myrtle Lawson Staten and Dilworth Staten. He began working at Bryan Foods, then later with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture as a Meat Inspector for 35 years until retiring in 1995. Mr. Staten was a member of Griffith Christian Church. He was a Veteran of U. S. Army having served during the Korean War. Rubert Lawson Staten was married to Frances Ivy Staten
Patricia Ann Rambus-Randle
Patricia Ann Rambus Randle, age 51, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Poole's M.B. Church, with the Rev. James A. Richardson Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Poole's Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
GRENADA - Hebron followed up with their 13 hit, 15 run victory on Monday with another blowout win on the road.
The Lady Eagles scored 14 runs in the first inning on their way to a comfortable 17-0 win over Kirk Academy.
Hebron had just eight hits and every starter scored three runs in the game that lasted just three innings due to the mercy rule.
Dr. Linda Lee Wyman
Dr. Linda Lee Wyman, age 74 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at St. Joseph's Bluffs.
KEMPER - Hebron gave up a run on a two out error Monday night in the fifth inning. It was their only blemish.
The Lady Eagles pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 15-1 victory over Kemper Academy in district action.
Tori Nichols, who finished 3-for-4 with four runs scored had the gameâs first RBI in the first inning with a triple knocking home Rebecca Falkner. Nichols later scored on an RBI single by Beverly Blake to give Hebron a 2-0 advantage.
All eyes will be on Mississippi State Thursday night in the season opener for the Bulldogs when they battle Memphis at the Liberty Bowl.
State hopes to continue their impressive finish to last season which included a second straight Egg Bowl victory over Ole Miss and a 52-14 win over Michigan in the Gator Bowl which no doubt set the tone for a good start to 2011 under third year head coach Dan Mullen.
Mullen is 14-11 in his first two seasons in Starkville, tied for third among all coaches in that category.
West Point Green Wave boyâs basketball coach Brad Cox gave the Daily Times Leader a sneak peak at the new floor that was recently completed inside the West Point High School Gymnasium.
The floor, which was built when the new gymnasium was constructed over a decade ago required itâs annual upgrade which is standard for hardwood floors that go through the wear and tear of basketball games and PE classes.
Over the years, layers of varnish buildup begins to make the flooring too dark and starts to change certain colors on the floor, like white to yellow.