November 11th, 2012
Christmas Open House is taking place on Sunday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m. at participating locations in West Point.
Check out the list of merchants in the Daily Times Leader Friday edition, and head on down to do some early Christmas shopping.
In the picture, Jayn Duncan and Shirley Miller, from Flowers by Shirley decorate a Christmas tree in their Truman Creek Road store, which will be open from 1-4.
The number of veterans returning home from war and looking to settle into a state of normalcy is increasing by the year, and the numbers are only going to get higher as contingency plans for troop withdrawal in the Middle East continue to take shape.
Major General Reuben Jones, a West Point native and soon to be retired Army veteran told a large crowd at the cityâs Veteranâs Day Program on Friday that small communities were key to supporting these returning veterans.
West Point started their journey to Jackson against the number four seeded Canton Tigers from Region 2 5-A.
The Tigers put their best effort forward, but that effort was no match for a dominant Green Wave team. West Point led throughout the game after Tez Laneâs first touchdown run from 34 yards out in the first quarter. Following that there was no looking back, as the Wave went on to crush their first round foe with the final score of 38-0.
It wasnât pretty, but Brian Middletonâs young Raiders got the win.
In a sloppy defensive Thursday night battle, Oak Hill brushed off their shoulders and surmounted their errors to reach a 2-0 mark to start the new hoops season.
In a low scoring 48-40 victory, Oak Hill was the beneficiary of double digit performances by J.J. Bridges and John Wesley Williamson. Bridges and Williamson scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, while grabbing five rebounds a piece.
Oak Hill solidified themselves as a team to beat this year in the MAIS Class AA after defending their home court against Kirk in a gritty 62-53 win Thursday night. The balanced Lady Raiders overcame foul trouble and an early deficit to knock off a pre-season top five team for the second time in their first four games. Coach Stan Hugheyâs squad stuck with their identity of fast paced offense and full court pressure to build a comfortable lead midway through the game, but when the game got tight, Oak Hill adjusted and responded to Kirkâs rally by rebounding exceptionally well.
Due to a conflict with Mississippi State Basketball tonight, Bud Bowen's "Woo Hoo Mercy" broadcast of the Green Wave's 5-A playoff game against Canton has been moved to another frequency.
Tune in to 106.1 FM tonight to listen to the Green Wave open the 2012 playoffs against Canton.
A.J. Jones stepped up to the free throw line, West Point trailed 55-54 with only fifteen second left on the clock. âI just knew I had to step up and make them,â said A.J. Jones about getting the last two free throws. And made them he did, Jones knocked in both free throws allowing the Wave to get past Noxubee County in the Green Wave Classic 56-55.
The Lady Wave are an extremely young squad, returning only one player with playing time experience from last yearâs ball club. Though Saturdayâs loss in the Green Wave Classic to Kusciusko 33-28. The Lady Wave gave relentless effort and got it within two points in fourth quarter against the Lady Whippets but never could close the gap in the losing effort. The game against Kusciusko could have dampened first year Coach Kendall Pickensâ spirit, but he knows that this season for his girls is a time to grow into better ball players.
After picking up their first win of the season against Veritas School 71-52 on Monday night, Coach Gary Vaughn and his Hebron Christian Eagles returned home to Pheba, playing host to Winston Academy.