November 8th, 2012
A.J. Jones stepped up to the free throw line, West Point trailed 55-54 with only fifteen second left on the clock. â€śI just knew I had to step up and make them,â€ť 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 yearâ€™s ball club. Though Saturdayâ€™s 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.
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles returned home after their 65-27 loss Monday to the hands of Veritas School of Jackson, Mississippi. Rebekah Falkner led the way for the Lady Eagles in Mondayâ€™s defeat with fourteen points. On Tuesday night in Pheba, the Lady Eagles played host to the Lady Patriots of Winston Academy. The Lady Eagles showed a great amount of heart and no quit effort in the game though trailing throughout. Unfortunately, the ladies of Hebron Christian found themselves at the wrong end of the Winston Academy route, losing 70-25.
With only a day to practice, the Oak Hill High School Boys Basketball team had little time to prepare for their first game of the season. Well, prepare they did.
The Raiders used their athleticism and effort to steam-roll Lamar in a 75-29 romping. J.J. Bridges buried a three to Oak Hill on the scoreboard first, and from then on it was all red and white. Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Raiders utilized everyone in the rotation to give fans an impressive preview of the young team.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders started their regular season off on the right foot with a win over Lamar School in their home debut. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s senior-laden squad took a 3-2 lead with Rachel Herndonâ€™s first three-pointer of the night and never looked back, holding the lead for the remainder of the contest.
Amy Watts, 43, of Riverchase Drive in West Point has been taken into custody by the Columbus Police Department on a charge of felony embezzlement, according to a Columbus Police Department press release.
Watts is accused of taking an undetermined amount of cash from Title Cash located at 2012 Highway 45 North in Columbus.
Watts is still in the custody of the CPD and bond amount has not been released at this time.
Hebron Christian School located in small Pheba, Mississippi, in the west part of Clay County made some serious noise in the eight man football ranks this season.
Alabama has almost been dominated the whole game against a number five ranked LSU who possibly has played their best game all season. Yet facing a 17-14 deficit, a glimmer of hope was given to the Crimson Tide. LSUâ€™s Drew Allemanâ€™s missed field goal with less than 2 minutes to go in the game allowed Alabamaâ€™s Heisman Trophy hopeful A.J. McCarron to lead a drive which will forever go down in Crimson Tide lore. McCarron took about three plays before he found true freshman T.J. Yeldon on a screen pass allowing Yeldon to scamper into the end zone from 28 yards out.
In the first round of MAIS AA Playoffs, the Oak Hill Raiders traveled to North Delta School located outside of Batesville, Mississippi. The Raiders, a AA playoff wildcard, found a very strong opponent in the Green Wave. Unfortunately, Oak Hill was on the wrong side of a 42-14 score, losing to North Delta and being knocked out of the MAIS AA playoffs.