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November 17th, 2010

Raiders back at home to take on Leake Academy

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders will be back on the court again tonight, coming off a split late last week.
The Raiders, who sport a 1-2 record on the early season, will be facing a tough opponent in Leake, at home.
Last week, the Raiders began the season in Meridian, taking on Lamar Academy. They dropped that first game, and then returned home to face Kirk and Immanuel in back-to-back home matches.

West Point boys to take on East Oktibbeha tonight at home

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
After picking up a win at the West Point Classic, pre-season tournament, the Green Wave went on to defeat Houston in the first regular season game of the 2010-2011 season.
The returned to the court the following Thursday, but they were out-gunned by Tupelo’s team 90-70.
Tonight, the Green Wave will have a week’s rest under their belt, and they will try to get back on the winning side, as they get set to take on East Oktibbeha here at home.

West Point girls go back to the court against East Oktibbeha

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Lady Green Wave of West Point High School are back home tonight to take on East Oktibbeha.
The Lady Green Wave are coming off a 64-47 loss to the Lady Wave of Tupelo last week.
With a week’s rest behind them, and a lot of practice this week, the Lady Wave are looking to get their first win since the West Point Classic.
West Point opened the season up last week with a loss at Houston.
The returned to the hardwood two nights later to take on Tupelo in a road match, but the game yielded the same results.

Youth Football Continues In Frigid Temps

November 17, 2010

On Tuesday night, the West Point Parks and Recreation Youth Football league continued its play, after a rainy afternoon. The temperature was cold, and the wind was blowing, but that did not stop the kids from playing.

Soccer Champs

November 17, 2010

The 2010 Undefeated Soccer Champs in the 10 and up City league are pictured from back left. They are Lexus Price, Taylor Simmons, T.J. Haughton, Wills Hay, Carlie Teffeteller and Jordan Caskey. Kneeling from left are Cole Hinnant, Ryan Simmons, Frances Caskey, Jordan Brooks. Not Pictured: Peyton Teffeteller and Emily Elkins. Coaches Tracy Teffeteller and Martha Caskey

November 16th

Green Wave set for another rematch

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave football team is used to playing rematches.
Last year during the playoffs, it was West Point and New Hope locking up for the second time in the 2009 season, and it was the Green Wave who prevailed in both the regular season meeting and the aforementioned post-season match up.
The 2010 season began with a rematch between West Point and Shannon, this time with the Green Wave playing the role of the avenger, angry for their only 2009 blemish.

Upward Sports celebrates five years of ministry in West Point

November 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
A kid throws the basketball up to the hoop, sinking it into the net that stands seven feet off the ground. Time doesn’t stop, the normally two-point shot is not recorded and a member of the opposing comes up and gives a high five to the scorer.
It doesn’t sound like the everyday youth basketball game, but that’s how it’s done in the Upward Sports League, a youth sports ministry that has been serving West Point for five years.

Mary Jo Ann Wright Gilreath

November 16, 2010

Mary Jo Ann Wright Gilreath

Mary Jo Ann Wright Gilreath, age 71, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at 2 p.m from Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. R.D. Cline and Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial followed in Lebanon Cemetery.
Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Pearl Harrelson

November 16, 2010

Annie Pearl Harrelson

Annie Pearl Harrelson, age 94, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Waverly Care Home in West Point.
Mrs. Harrelson was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Chickasaw County to the late Luther Thompson and Sallie Spring Thompson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Houston. She was a retail merchant owner for 25 years of Houston Fabric Center in Houston.
Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at 2 p.m. from Memorial Funeral Home, with Bro. Dub Harrelson officiating. Burial followed in Houston Cemetery in Houston.

Raiders split back-to-back home games

November 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
After falling to Lamar to start the season on Tuesday, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-2) were able to play a pair of games at home on Thursday and Friday. The Raiders got their first win on Thursday, but they ended up splitting the two games after a loss to Immanuel on Friday.
They defeated Kirk Academy 49-44 on Thursday, and they lost to the Rams 46-35 on Friday night.
In the win on Thursday, John Wesley Williamson led the team with 16 points scored. Zach Bryan put up 15 points on the night to set the pace for the win.

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