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July 9th, 2011

All-Star teams still alive in Dizzy Dean playoffs

July 9, 2011

Just four all-star teams representing West Point remain in their respective tournaments heading into day three of the Dizzy Dean finals.

8U boys Nationals
WP 17 - Ackerman 8

July 8th

West Point 12U All-Stars rally for victory

July 8, 2011

West Point had just two hits in the sixth inning, but four runs was enough cushion to a first round victory in front of their home crowd Thursday night, topping Saltillo 15-12 in the 12U girls Dizzy Dean State Tournament at the Jesse W. Harmon Sports Complex.

"They're a scrappy bunch," head coach Keith Holton said. "If we're going to win, we're going to battle to the end. We don't have that shutdown pitcher that can hold them to one or two runs. Saltillo gave us everything we could handle."

King David Watkins Sr.

July 8, 2011

King David Watkins Sr.

King David Watkins Sr., age 84, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Macon, Ga.
Funeral services are Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 3 p.m. from St. Robertson M.B. Church, with the Rev. Elbert Lee officiating. Burial will follow in St. Robertson M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

July 7th

Green Wave continue summer camps

July 7, 2011

Several players from the West Point High School football team traveled to Scooba last week for a three-day lineman camp hosted by East Mississippi Community College.
The Green Wave have been keeping busy all summer lifting weights and doing drills in preparation for another title defense. Head coach Chris Chambless said it’s all about repetition.
“Your practicing three times a day, an hour and a half to two hours,” he explained. “That includes a lot of drill work, conditioning and lifting weights. They got worked pretty hard.”

Former Oak Hill standout Bohon inks with William Carey

July 7, 2011

With one swing, Mitch Bohon could do some damage.
At 6’2 210-pounds, the sophomore first baseman followed up his stellar freshman campaign with an even better second year at East Mississippi Community College.
It was enough to have four-year colleges calling, but in the end Bohon this month decided to join William Carey University in Hattiesburg.
A product of Oak Hill Academy, Bohon quickly made a good first impression, batting .311 while leading the EMCC Lions with seven home runs, 12 doubles and 33 RBI.

Silver Lee Johnson

July 7, 2011

Silver Lee Johnson

Silver Lee Johnson, age 74, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Friday, July 8, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Living Manna Church, with the Rev. R.H. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

July 6th

West Point All-Stars eye a trip to Southaven on the diamond

July 6, 2011

The 2011 Dixie Youth All-Star tournaments kick-off Thursday for all West Point area teams. The boys and girls look to get a few wins over the next four days, all eying a trip to Southaven for the World Series.

8U girls - Eupora

Although weather has put a damper on a handful of practices for the girls, head coach Ken Wright feels that won’t have to much of an effect on the team.
“We haven’t had as many practices as we would have liked,” he said. “But I feel pretty good about our team.”

Oak Hill closes out summer sessions on the court

July 6, 2011

The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders have had a productive summer in 2011. Coming off a 27-11 campaign which included a trip to the overall state championships last spring, head coach Stan Hughey and the girls have been going non-stop.
“We closed out the summer with a camp at Jackson Academy and two weeks ago we were at an MSU camp and we’ve been playing a little city league” he said. “We’re going to practice with the junior high a little bit and get the high school in the weight room next week. We’ve had a busy summer.”

July 1st

Local rider barrels her way to victory at annual race

July 1, 2011

It might seem pretty intimidating for an athlete to compete against hundreds of others in any sport, all trying to win the same championship. For local barrel racer Sara Kate MaIlwain, it wasn’t too nerve racking.

McIlwain beat out over 100 riders in her class from across the country at the 10th annual All-American Barrel Race at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson last month in one of the country’s best competitions. Over 600 riders were on hand for the three-day event.

June 30th

Cohen gets new contract

June 30, 2011

After spearheading the Bulldogs to within a game of the 2011 College World Series, Mississippi State head baseball coach John Cohen received a contract extension Thursday through the 2015 season it was announced by the university.

Cohen’s new four-year contract will included a base salary of $262,500, up from the $250,000 in his previous contract. Officials said will continue to receive a salary supplement from the Bulldog Foundation.

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