October 25th, 2010
Baseball fans love stories about the underdog. They also love to hate the New York Yankees, that is of course, non-Yankee fans love to hate the Yankees.
The Yankees are an easy target because they are in the playoff mix nearly every season, missing only one post-season since 1995. A perception of greed and cut throat business surrounds the New York organization, which spends more money than any of the other 29 teams in baseball. Some have referred to them as the â€śevil empire.â€ť
Morisak, Brock engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Morisak of Houston, Texas are pleased to announce the
engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carlea Alida Morisak,
to Garrett Pate Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brock of Montpelier.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Matilda Platzer Morisak of Houston,
Texas, the late Harry Platzer, the late Steven Morisak and the late Mr. and Mrs. John
She is a 2001 graduate of Westside High School of Houston, Texas where
Lann, Allen engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Henley Lann III of Aberdeen announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirby Elizabeth Lann, to Louis Brock Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Anthony Allen of Aberdeen.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joe Edward Grissom of Aberdeen and Mrs. Betty Grissom and her husband Glen of Columbus and Mr. Walter Henley Lann, Jr. and his wife Patti of Aberdeen and the late Mary Avis Lann.
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Beware, Class 5A contenders.....The defending champs just might have their swagger back.
On the heels of two straight last-second wins over Oxford and Lake Cormorant, the West Point Green Wave looked like a team hungry to return to championship form Friday night, completely dominating Division 1-5A foe Saltillo in a convincing 49-0 rout â€“ and it wasnâ€™t even that close.
By Bryan Davis
Friday nightâ€™s Hebron Christian Eagles (2-7; 0-2) and Calhoun Academy Cougars 1-9; 0-2) game was a wild one. It was an offensive shootout that finally ended with a 38-30 homecoming win for the Eagles.
For the first time in 2010, the Eagles dropped down to eight-man football, taking on a Cougar team that has played with those numbers all year.
â€śIt was a typical eight-man game, where itâ€™s stop me, and Iâ€™ll try to stop you,â€ť said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. â€śThatâ€™s the kind of a game it was.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Raider (3-7; 1-1) played their final home game of the 2010 regular season on Friday night. Playing a very competitive Marshall Academy team (7-2), the Raiders were unable to overcome an early deficit, falling 35-7 to the Patriots.
The good news for the Raiders is that this game was not a district match. That will come in the final game of the season which will be next week.
Frances Irions, age 77, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at 2 p.m. from Concord M.B. Church with the Minister Melvin J. Irions officiating. Burial will follow in Concord M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
By Bryan Davis
With about three weeks left to go in the regular season, honors are already starting to pour in for players on the West Point Green Wave football team.
It was announced on Wednesday that senior defensive standout Tommy Keys and senior quarterback Justin Cox were selected to represent the state during the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
The game will be played in Mobile on December 11.
â€śAs a coach, you nominate as many players as you can,â€ť Chambless said. â€śYou hope you at least have one or two picked. We have two picked.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
Almost two dozen seniors will be recognized on the field prior to tonightâ€™s division game between the West Point Green Wave (7-1; 4-0) and the Saltillo Tigers (3-5; 0-4). Moments later, the 23 upper class men will be taking the home field for the final time during the regular season.
â€śSenior nigh is one of those things you dread as a player,â€ť West Point head coach Chris Chambless said. â€śItâ€™s the last time you play on your home field in a regular season game.â€ť