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November 17th

West Point girls go back to the court against East Oktibbeha

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Lady Green Wave of West Point High School are back home tonight to take on East Oktibbeha.
The Lady Green Wave are coming off a 64-47 loss to the Lady Wave of Tupelo last week.
With a week’s rest behind them, and a lot of practice this week, the Lady Wave are looking to get their first win since the West Point Classic.
West Point opened the season up last week with a loss at Houston.
The returned to the hardwood two nights later to take on Tupelo in a road match, but the game yielded the same results.

Youth Football Continues In Frigid Temps

November 17, 2010

On Tuesday night, the West Point Parks and Recreation Youth Football league continued its play, after a rainy afternoon. The temperature was cold, and the wind was blowing, but that did not stop the kids from playing.

Soccer Champs

November 17, 2010

The 2010 Undefeated Soccer Champs in the 10 and up City league are pictured from back left. They are Lexus Price, Taylor Simmons, T.J. Haughton, Wills Hay, Carlie Teffeteller and Jordan Caskey. Kneeling from left are Cole Hinnant, Ryan Simmons, Frances Caskey, Jordan Brooks. Not Pictured: Peyton Teffeteller and Emily Elkins. Coaches Tracy Teffeteller and Martha Caskey

November 16th

Green Wave set for another rematch

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave football team is used to playing rematches.
Last year during the playoffs, it was West Point and New Hope locking up for the second time in the 2009 season, and it was the Green Wave who prevailed in both the regular season meeting and the aforementioned post-season match up.
The 2010 season began with a rematch between West Point and Shannon, this time with the Green Wave playing the role of the avenger, angry for their only 2009 blemish.

Upward Sports celebrates five years of ministry in West Point

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
A kid throws the basketball up to the hoop, sinking it into the net that stands seven feet off the ground. Time doesn’t stop, the normally two-point shot is not recorded and a member of the opposing comes up and gives a high five to the scorer.
It doesn’t sound like the everyday youth basketball game, but that’s how it’s done in the Upward Sports League, a youth sports ministry that has been serving West Point for five years.

Raiders split back-to-back home games

November 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
After falling to Lamar to start the season on Tuesday, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-2) were able to play a pair of games at home on Thursday and Friday. The Raiders got their first win on Thursday, but they ended up splitting the two games after a loss to Immanuel on Friday.
They defeated Kirk Academy 49-44 on Thursday, and they lost to the Rams 46-35 on Friday night.
In the win on Thursday, John Wesley Williamson led the team with 16 points scored. Zach Bryan put up 15 points on the night to set the pace for the win.

Lady Raiders rebound to beat Immanuel

November 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
One night after the Oak Hill Lady Raiders (3-3) lost 38-32 at Kirk Academy, they vented their frustration on the Lady Rams of Immanuel, defeating the visitors 63-22.
“We finally had a good shooting night,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey.
The Lady Raiders managed to take a tremendous 48-16 lead by the half, and they were leading 63-18 by the end of the third quarter.
“We got it at the pace we wanted it at,” said Hughey. “They tried to zone us, and we shot the ball really well.”

Hebron boys fall to Carroll 70-50 at home

November 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Fresh off a season and home opener win over Starkville Academy, the Hebron Christian Eagles were not able to keep the momentum going, falling on Thursday night 70-50 in a home match against Carroll.
The Rebels opened the game up with an offensive surge in the first quarter, scoring 21 points, while holding the Eagles to just 12 in the first period.
The Eagles were able to respond with 15 points in the second, drawing to within two at the half.

Lady Wave outlasted by Tupelo girls 64-47

November 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team did not have a great first week in the regular season.
Looking to rebound from a Tuesday loss to Houston, the Lady Wave hit the road to take on Tupelo.
It was the Tupelo Lady Wave who triumphed with a 64-47 win over West Point.
“We played a good first half,” said West Point head coach Jemmye Ann Helms. “In the second half, they pressed us a little bit, and we didn’t react too well to the press.”
Helms said her team got out-rebounded in the second half, helping Tupelo pull away even farther.

November 14th

Thomas, Pulliam lead Green Wave past Provine 36-14 in Friday night’s first round playoff game

November 14, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Darius Ellis broke free for a long touchdown run for the Jackson Provine Rams on his team’s first drive in Friday night’s first round playoff game against the West Point Green Wave. The Rams would not score again until their final drive of the game, and between those two high points, the Green Wave put together a solid offensive effort, led by LaKenderic Thomas and Tez Pulliam.
West Point’s 36-14 victory over the Rams sends them to round two, at Oxford. on Friday night.

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