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October 21st, 2010

Saltillo coming to town for district match with Green Wave

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Almost two dozen seniors will be recognized on the field prior to tonight’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.
“Senior nigh is one of those things you dread as a player,” West Point head coach Chris Chambless said. “It’s the last time you play on your home field in a regular season game.”

Oak Hill welcomes Marshall, says goodbye to seniors

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (3-6; 1-1) will look to make it two in a row against the Patriots of Marshall Academy (6-2; 2-1) tonight.
The two teams will go at in a non-district match that will include senior night for Oak Hill’s upper class men.
The final home game for the Raiders will be against a tough Marshall team that is riding a two-game win streak, both district games against Kirk and Indianola.
While the Patriots will be looking to get sharp for a likely playoff run, the Raiders’ playoff future lies at least a week away at Winston.

Eagles seek homecoming win

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-7; 0-2) will be celebrating homecoming tonight, and they will be trying to get back on the winning side of the win-loss column for the first time since week three at West Memphis Christian School.
They will be taking on Calhoun Academy (1-8; 0-6) in a non-district battle tonight.
The Eagles are coming off one of their best efforts of the season, a league game against Immanuel last week.
During that game, Hebron was leading well into the fourth quarter, but they let a 22-14 lead slip away into a 35-22 loss to the Rams.

John Buchanan Jr.

October 21, 2010

John Buchanan Jr.

John Buchanan Jr., age 65, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Care Center of Aberdeen.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 1 p.m. from Carter Funeral Home, J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Visitation is Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Randle

October 21, 2010

Henry Randle

Henry Randle, age 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at noon from Lake Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Joe P. Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Grove M.B. Church Cemetery in Prairie.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.

October 20th

Cox, Keys Make Mississippi All-Star Roster

October 20, 2010

Late Wednesday afternoon, the roster for Mississippi’s All-Star football team was released for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game that will be played December 11 in Mobile. West Point Green Wave players Tommy Keys and Justin Cox made the team’s roster. West Point head coach Chris Chambless will also be an assistant coach for Mississippi. A full story will appear in tomorrow’s paper.

Peewee football begins

October 20, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Parks and Recreation Department kicked off its Peewee Football season on Tuesday night. Despite cloudy skies and a strong chance of rain, the bad weather held off for the four teams that went head-to-head.
“The rain held out,” said Parks assistant director Jarrod McDaniel. “It was a little damp, but it just settled the dust down.”
At 5:45, Sherman Berry’s team took the field against Leon Kelley’s crew. Berry’s team defeated their opponent 26-0.
An hour later, Will Ketchum’s team defeated Tim White’s bunch 20-6.

Tillman’s Students Excel at Tournament

October 20, 2010

Karate students from Tillman’s Karate School display the trophies they won at last Saturday’s Karate Tournament at the Bryan Union Hall. In front, from left are Collins Trolio (fourth in fighting, 6 years old),. Cohen Trolio (third in fighting, 8 years old) and Jack Ketchum (third in fighting, 5 years old). Standing are Tre Calvert (first in fighting, third in forms, 8 years old), Michal Gibson (fourth in fighting, 10 years old), Xavier Dobbs (third in forms, 8 years old) and Chris Gibson (third in weapons, third in fighting, 12 years old).

Louise Blansett Hirter

October 20, 2010

Louise Blansett Hirter

Louise Blansett Hirter, age 79, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mrs. Hirter was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Clay County to the late Sallie Liza Russell and Ollie M. Blansett.
She worked as a waitress and later as an Avon Saleslady. She was a member of West End Baptist Church. Louise Blansett Hirter married Floyd Andrew Hirter on Mar. 6, 1970, he preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1998.

October 19th

Seniors to play final game at Raider Field against Marshall

October 19, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday night, The Raiders of Oak Hill Academy (3-6; 1-1) put on the best defensive show of the year for the home crowd in a 14-12 win over Kirk Academy. This week, they will face a tough Marshall Academy (6-2) team that will be Oak Hill’s final home game of the season.
That means that Friday night’s game will be senior night. A pre-game ceremony will honor Doss Miller and Jordan Hawkins, the two seniors on Oak Hill’s 2010 roster.

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