West Point was highly represented on the 2011 5-A Region 1 squads recently selected by the coaches from each school.
In all, the Green Wave had 17 players honored including 10 on the offensive side of the football, the most of any team in the district.
SCOOBA â€“ Before East Mississippi hoisted their first ever football national championship, the coaches knew it was going to be a slugfest. Both the Lions and Matadors were ranked nationally in offense and featured some of the countryâ€™s top talent in every position.
EMCC secondary coach Clifton Collins knew it was going to be a battle from the opening kickoff.
â€śThey got some great players on offense,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™re not taking anything away from what they can do, but we made some mistakes and took some bad angles against their running back and he scored four touchdowns on us.â€ť
The West Point Touchdown Club recently wrapped up their annual â€ś30 guns in 30 daysâ€ť raffle in November. Winners were drawn every day throughout the month from prizes provided by Garyâ€™s Pawn Shop.
â€śI would like to thank everyone for their support this year,â€ť club president Kenny Fowler said. â€śAs always, we had a good turnout this year and I hope to continue its success in the future.â€ť
Maggie Plunk Daniels
Maggie Plunk Daniels, age 102, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Maggie Bell Plunk Daniels was born Jan. 22, 1909, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late Mary Viola Whitney and William Bell Plunk. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She was married to James Otis Daniels Dec. 4, 1929, in Booneville, and he preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1996.
With less than six seconds left to play and West Point down by two, a last ditch three point effort was no good. Louisville got the ball back, but the Green Wave were called for an intentional which sent the Wildcats to the line on their way to the win, 56-52.
It was the third straight loss for the Green Wave.
Louisville is traditionally known for their rebounding and transition game, West Point head coach Brad Cox said his team held them in check.
Another solid defensive performance by Oak Hill led the way for a victory as the Lady Raiders tacked on their ninth of the season, 42-27.
â€śWe made a couple of adjustments in practice (Friday) that we tried and for the most part they did a good job with them,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śIt was one of our better games defensively. Offensively, we have a ways to go. Weâ€™re not shooting the ball very well as a team.â€ť
Tori Ellis finished with a team-high 25 points with 11 rebounds while Anna Ready finished with points. Codi Williams contributed with nine rebounds.
WINONA- Another 20-plus point performance Thursday night by Hebron Christianâ€™s Tori Nichols, helped the Lady Eagles secure their first district victory, 44-37 over Winona.
It also extended their winning streak to a season-best four games.
Head coach William Cotton said this type of momentum will surely help them heading into December as they get set to close out the first half of the year.
GRENADA â€“ A few first half mistakes by Oak Hill Academy didnâ€™t really play factor in Thursday nightâ€™s victory over Kirk.
Instead, it was 30-point second half performance by the Raiders that earned a 52-38 win.
With a 13-8 advantage for Oak Hill after the opening quarter, the game remained close until Kirk hit a three pointer at the buzzer to cut the deficit to three heading into the half 22-19.
STARKVILLE â€“ The West Point girls basketball team had their three-game winning streak snapped Friday night, 59-45. In their three losses this season, two have come at the hands of the Lady Yellowjackets. First year head coach Murray Woody said the difference was rebounding.
â€śThey made some mistakes, we made some mistakes, but we didnâ€™t rebound the basketball and got beat on the offensive glass,â€ť he said. â€śOther than that I thought our effort was good, our hustle was good, and we closed the gap some. We just got beat on the boards.â€ť
STARKVILLE - West Point's boys and girls basketball teams were handed losses for the second time this season by the Yellowjackets.
The girls lost 59-45, snapping a three game winning streak while the Wave lost their second in a row, 82-45.
Complete recap in the Sunday edition.