August 2nd, 2011
Last Spring, Hebron Christian School was preparing for an 11-man football season.
Now the Eagles will be forced to drop down and play eight-man. With just 11 players on the roster, Hebron made the call last Thursday and informed MAIS officials they were playing 8-man this fall, something they haven't done in years.
Head coach Tri Nason, said enrollment is not an issue.
"We just don't have the manpower, " he said. "We have the guys in school to play, they are just not playing."
Charles H. Ballard
Charles H. Ballard, age 68, passed away, July 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point.
Charles H. Ballard was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Sturgis, Miss., to the late Fannie Mae and Lester Ballard.
He was a member of East End Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss., and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He married Alice Faye Hodge Jan. 24, 1969, at the family home in Sturgis, Miss. He worked for Purolator and more recently, nine years for Columbus Brick.
Mamie Allen didn't have the stuff she displayed in Oak Hill's season opening win over Heritage Academy last Friday, but then again, she really didn't need it.
Oak Hill rallied for three runs in the third inning Monday night to pick up their second consecutive win over an MAIS Class AAA school after defeating Starkville (1-3) Academy 4-1.
"It was an ugly win," head coach Marion Bratton said. "But we made some plays when we had to. Our selection on some of our choices for outs wasn't quite what we practiced."
Alonso, Gerhart Engagement
Tony and Leah Alonso of West Point, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Blair Alonso, to Robert Stuart Gerhart III, son of Stuart and Nan Gerhart of Millport, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Milford and Johanna Forrest of West Point, Marvin and Mary Jones of Aberdeen, Miss., and Hector Alonso of San Jose, Calif.
She is a 2009 graduate of West Point High School and attended East Mississippi Community College.
Hunt, Lucas Engagement
Tony and Jeanie Hunt of Caledonia, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Michelle Hunt, to Justin Paul Lucas, son of Douglas and Martha Lucas of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Garland and Perval Hunt of West Point.
She is a 2011 graduate of Caledonia High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club and participated in the Caledonia High School Band.
Oak Hill Academy's Mamie Allen kept the bats quiet all day Friday as the Lady Raiders opened the 2011 season with a 6-1 victory over Heritage.
Allen gave up two hits in six strong innings while Meagan Ellis had a pair of three baggers and a RBI to power past the AAA Lady Patriots .
Hebron Christian School kicked off the 2011 season with a loss, but quickly got their first game jitters out of the way this past weekend after going 3-1 in the season-opening tournament in Senatobia.
After losing to host Magnolia Heights 5-4, the Lady Eagles rebounded with a 9-0 win over Kirk Academy Friday, followed by a pair of victories over North Delta and Lee Academy (Ark.).
"I think some first game nerves got to us a little and gave them a few runs but I thought we did OK for our first game as a young team," head coach Cass Tapley said.
Dozens of West Point kids laced up their soccer cleats and strapped up their shin pads Friday morning to learn the world's most popular game.
Kids ranging from ages 4-18 participated in the roughly two-hour coaching clinic, hosted by world renown Coerver (Co-Ver) Coaching, at the old fair grounds by the central office for Parks and Recreation. Broken up into groups, the players were taught basic dribbling and controlling skills.
Organizer and president of the West Point Soccer Organization, Thomas Easterling said he was very happy with the turnout despite a little rain in the area.
Mary Simmons Taylor
Mary Simmons Taylor, age 84, passed away, July 13, 2011, at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mary Simmons Taylor was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Clay County, Miss., to the late Susie Mae Myers and Ralph W. Simmons. She was a Laboratory Technician and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
There will be no funeral services. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements. Her remains were donated to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
Peggy Marlene Edwards Johnson
Peggy Marlene Edwards Johnson, age 78, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, after a brief illness.