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October 13th, 2010

All three area teams still in playoff hunt

October 13, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
There are many teams across this state that have already received the bad news. They have lost key district games, and they will not be playing football beyond the final week of the regular season.
While times might seem tough for some of our area schools, Clay County is fortunate enough to be able to say that all three teams, the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-6; 0-1), the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-6; 1-1) and the West Point Green Wave (6-1; 3-0) have not sealed their fate as far as the post-season is concerned.

Soccer start a success, more sports to come this fall

October 13, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Thanks to clear skies and a lot of hard work, the fall season for youth sports got off to a great start on Monday night, as over a hundred local youths converged on the Parks and Recreation sportsplex to begin the youth soccer season.
As far as fan support goes, Parks Assistant Director Jarrod McDaniel says it was the best turnout he has seen since he’s been with the department.
“There were a lot of people,” McDaniel said. “As far as crowd participation goes, it was the best I’ve seen.”

Byron B. Young

October 13, 2010

Byron B. Young

Byron B. Young, age 83, passed away, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Ga. Byron B. Young was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Clay County, to the late Beulah Edwards Young and Robert L. Young. He was an Aircraft Mechanic for Eastern Airlines for 38 years. Mr. Young was a Baptist
and an United States Army Veteran of World War II. Byron B. Young married Roma Goode Young on Oct. 17, 1947, in West Point, she passed away on June 8, 2005.

Carette Katie Cooperwood

October 13, 2010

Carette Katie Cooperwood

Carette Katie Cooperwood, age 87, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at 11 a.m. from New Covenant M.B. Church in Mantee, with the Rev. Henry Lee Brownlee officiating. Burial will follow in Lower Prairie Creek Cemetery in Mantee.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.

October 12th

Raiders still alive, as Kirk gets set to come to town

October 12, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday night’s Oak Hill-Manchester match up was dubbed the most important game of the year for the Raiders up until that date. Oak hill was going into the road match 2-5, with a 1-0 conference record.
A win meant a secured post-season spot. A loss meant Oak Hill would have to beat Winston, on the road, in the final game of the season to get in they playoffs.
As it turned out, Manchester got their first win of the season on Friday, after starting the season 0-6.

Green Wave hit the road to face Lake Cormorant

October 12, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Green Wave of West Point (6-1; 3-0) are currently riding a four-game winning streak, after defeating Oxford in a close 22-20 home match on Friday.
That game improved their district standings to a perfect 3-0, and they will be looking to make that a perfect four this week, as they hit the road to take on Lake Cormorant (5-2; 2-1).
The Gators dropped a district match for the first time last Friday, as they were shut out by New Hope 21-0.
In a tough conference battle, both of these teams will be vying for a playoff spot on Friday.

Eagles to face Immanuel in district showdown

October 12, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-6; 0-1) are still alive in the playoff hunt. They are going to have to find a way to win against Immanuel (3-5; 0-1) this week if they are going to remain alive.
Hopeful of getting their last two conference wins, the Eagles will be facing a Rams team that has won two of its last three.
“Immanuel is very improved,” said Hebron head coach Gregg Watkins. “They’ve got three wins now, and they have a lot of confidence.”

Mary Ella Smith Johnson

October 12, 2010

Mary Ella Smith Johnson

Mary Ella Smith Johnson, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, after battling Alzheimer’s.

October 11th

Hebron’s first trip to state tournament means Lady Eagles are for real

October 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Everything the Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian School practiced for came down to the North State Tournament and their 1-0 win against Bayou. The tougher than usual schedule their head coach, Cass Tapley, had arranged, prepared them for the toughest battle of their season.

Karate school to host Saturday tournament

October 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Karate School will get to show off some of the local talent, as well as host fighters from across the nation on Saturday night.
The seventh annual Karate Tournament will be held at Union Hall, and it will be an all-day event, starting with the Grappling event at 9 a.m.
That will be followed by the Sharp Tournament at 11 a.m.
At 1 p.m., the sparring tournaments will begin.
“It’s a fun event for kids of all ages,” said Sensei Albert Lee, who said that fighters all the way from North Carolina will be on hand.

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