August 17th, 2011
West Point will have their hands full some argue when South Panola rolls into town on Saturday.
The Green Wave struggled at times defensively in the jamboree against Louisville, especially in the secondary.
But after a week of watching film, Green Wave defensive coordinator Kendall Pickens feels pretty confident his boys will step up to the task at stopping the Tigers.
â€śWe got to get more pass rush on the defensive line and in the secondary, we just have to work on techniques,â€ť he said.
COLUMBUS - Tori Nichols two run blast in the third inning have Hebron the lead and they never looked back on their way to a 4-2 win over Heritage Tuesday night.
â€śThis was another typical game for us,â€ť Lady Eagles head coach Cass Tapley said. â€śWe did get seven hits but we are going to have to fill some holes in the lineup maybe with more of a short game.â€ť
The game was scoreless until the third when Nichols cleared the bases with one swing. Chloe Tapley doubled to center to start the rally. The Lady Eagles were held scoreless until the fourth when they would double their lead to 4-0.
Jasper Eugene Lummus Sr.
Jasper Eugene Lummus Sr., age 78, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his home in Greenwood, Miss. (Money, Miss.)
Visitation is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with the funeral services following, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, in Columbus, Miss. Burial will follow at Double Springs cemetery in Maben, Miss., at 4 p.m.
STARKVILLE - The Oak Hill Academy softball team has been in a giving mood lately.
In two conference games, the Lady Raiders surrendered three unearned runs in a 3-2 loss at Winston Academy and dropped a decision at Canton Academy after giving up five unearned runs.
â€śWe canâ€™t afford giving folks Christmas in August,â€ť Oak Hill softball coach Marion Bratton said.
The Lady Raiders were in a giving mood once again on Monday, letting a 6-4 lead slip away and lost to the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers 10-6.
When South Panola and West Point kick off the 2011 season on Saturday, one can probably expect a lot of points to blow up the score board.
Given the history of these two teams, who last year scored an average of 45 and 29 points per game, respectively, Saturday may just be a shoot out.
Connie (Gray) Fulgham
Connie (Gray) Fulgham, 89, formerly of South Mercer Street, Berwick, died Friday, August 12, 2011, at Berwick Retirement Village, I.
Born October 22, 1921, in Monroe County, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Mary Gray.
During World War II, Connie worked in a shell manufacturing plant in Mississippi, until she moved north where she worked at the Berwick Cigar Plan, from which she retired in 1983.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Berwick and the Berwick Chapter of the Eastern Star, #228.
Jo Gillespie, age 73, passed away, Monday, August 15, 2011, at her home, in West Point. Jo Ellen
Roberts Gillespie was born November 2, 1937, in Pontotoc, Miss. to the late Irene Tutor and Edgar Roberts. She was a Machine Operator at West Point Casket Company and most recently as a court bailiff for the Clay County Sheriff Department and was a member of West End Baptist Church. Jo Roberts Gillespie married Glenn Gillespie on April 24, 1954, in Pontotoc, he preceded her on December 9, 2006.
STARKVILLE - The West Point Green Wave had their first taste of live football Saturday afternoon at Davis Wade Stadium, and although they came out with a 21-20 loss to long time rival Louisville in the first game of the 10-team jamboree, head coach Chris Chambless knows it was a just a measuring stick to see where they are heading into the opening week.
COLUMBUS - Oak Hill finally hit the grid-iron Thursday night, their first taste of action at the Heritage Academy jamboree.
"We did about as expected," first year head coach Benjie Merchant said.
The Raiders lost to Bessemer Academy (Ala.) 14-0 in the first game and then lost 13-0 against Tuscaloosa Christian, both among the best in the Alabama Independent Schools Association.
"We played a real good team in Bessemer," Merchant said."We were playing out of our league. They had athletes everywhere. I think once we get back in our own league we'll be okay."
In their first game in nearly a week, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders softball team held on for as long as they could Thursday night before finally breaking in the fifth inning and falling to Canton 5-0 in district play.
Oak Hill falls to 5-4 on the year.
The first five innings lasted nearly an hour and both teams had failed to score a run.
Canton finally broke the deadlock in the home half of the fifth inning scoring four unearned runs on two hits and three Oak Hill defensive errors. They added another unearned run in the sixth inning.