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July 15th, 2011
Were you ever one of those kids that sat at the dinner table and played with your food?
Now you can and won't be grounded for it because the West Point Farmers Market will be hosting the Zucchini 500, (the Daytona of the the food racing world).
Think back to the Pinewood Derby, only now it's with vegetables. The races will start at 5 pm under the pavilion at Mossy Oak, Thursday July 21. Registration for the event starts at 4 pm.
Hebron Christianâ€™s Tri Nason will be back on the sidelines this fall for the Eagles, only with a few more responsibilities.
Nason was promoted to head football coach this off-season after Greg Watkins left for Immanuel Christian and says heâ€™s had a pretty busy summer in Pheba.
â€śAs far as the turnouts for the strength and conditioning for the summer, itâ€™s probably the best itâ€™s been since Iâ€™ve been there as an assistant,â€ť Nason said. â€śThe guys are pretty excited about working hard.â€ť
Can you swim 1.2 miles? Ever tried biking 56-miles and then followed that with a half marathon?
For some it sounds like a grueling challenge. After all, itâ€™s only half of an iron-man competition.
It may sound unbearable, but for one local itâ€™s just one more challenge he wants to conquer.
The Mississippi Heat continued their success on the hardwood over the last three weeks.
The West Point based traveling team which features 16U athletes from several counties, finished second in the last three tournaments theyâ€™ve played in; Memphis, West Point and Hamilton.
This year the Heat has a very balanced, strong and deep offensive attack.
While Dantaveous Crawford leads in scoring averaging 14 points, he also ranks in the top three in almost every category.
The West Point Lady Wave softball team followed up their recent success last spring with a good summer on the diamond. Head coach Brian Sellers said the main issue the team focused on over the last few months was making sure the girls got plenty of playing time.
â€śThe biggest thing for us was the experience,â€ť he said. â€śDuring the JV games your trying to get everybody in. You might get one at bat or half an inning in because your trying to get 15 players in the game over the last two or three innings. So biggest thing was the repetitions to get better for next year.â€ť
The City of West Point smashed a grand slam over the weekend after a successful Dizzy Dean softball tournament.
â€śAnytime we can bring people in our town and spend a little money in our restaurants and hotels and give the community a little enjoyment, itâ€™s always a success,â€ť Parks and Recreation director James Crowley said.
There were a few weather delays over the weekend and the tournament started with just seven teams after one dropped out before Thursday. West Pointâ€™s 12U all-stars were eliminated on Saturday while Bruce took home the championship.
Steady hands and a good eye are key when shooting a bow or rifle.
Saturday, four Clay County natives, Curtis Smith, Heather Wilson, Elizabeth Nolan and Kelsey Blackford, will put their nerves to the test when they take on the best in the state at the 2011 Mississippi 4-H Shooting Sports State Invitational. Smith and Nolan are shooting the compound bow while Blackford shoots recurve and Wilson will fire a
The 10U boys all-stars World Series dreams came to an end Saturday after they fell to Saltillo, 10-3 meanwhile here at home the 12U girls fell to Louisville 19-13.
"We made to many mistakes running the basepads and too many throwing errors," head coach Keith Holton said. The girls found themselves trailing 10-1 in the third inning before mounting a comeback.
The 12U boys were also eliminated after falling to Clinton.
Just four all-star teams representing West Point remain in their respective tournaments heading into day three of the Dizzy Dean finals.
8U boys Nationals
WP 17 - Ackerman 8
West Point had just two hits in the sixth inning, but four runs was enough cushion to a first round victory in front of their home crowd Thursday night, topping Saltillo 15-12 in the 12U girls Dizzy Dean State Tournament at the Jesse W. Harmon Sports Complex.
"They're a scrappy bunch," head coach Keith Holton said. "If we're going to win, we're going to battle to the end. We don't have that shutdown pitcher that can hold them to one or two runs. Saltillo gave us everything we could handle."