West Point Police Department Sgt. Detective Albert Lee is hosting the third annual City League Charity Softball Tournament 7 p.m. Friday at West Pointâs Sportsplex.
Lee said he would like for the community to come out and support the event with a turnout similar to last yearâs large crowds. While admission is free, Lee said donations are accepted.
âI want to invite the city and people of West Point to come out and participate in this event,â Lee said. âI anticipate making this an annual event that stays around for a long time.â
There is one characteristic that sticks in the minds of the people in West Point and surrounding Oak Hill Academy. For the past few days, many remember Taylor Dragooâs smile, which will forever carry his spirit.
Dragoo, 15, was involved in an ATV accident Friday in West Point. He died from injuries suffered in the crash Saturday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The news shocked many friends, teammates and coaches.
PHEBA â The countdown toward the first high school football games in Mississippi is getting closer as Hebron Christian is attempting to do the most with the remaining 11 Fridays before kickoff.
The Eagles, defending District 7-A champions and MAIS eight-man North State runner-ups, started summer workouts under third-year head coach David Foster Monday at HCS. The pieces are available to create a winning puzzle, but Foster said determination in the weight room is only way to put the results together this fall.
PHEBA ââ Hebron Christian senior Brandon England was named to the MAIS 2014 Class-A North all-star baseball team, topping a District 3-A award list full of Eagles.
The Class-A game opens the afternoon doubleheader at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. The Class-AA and-AAA game follows after the completion of the first game.
âThis season was a blessing. It was nothing but fun and hard work,â England said. âWe had a few kinks, but we worked through them to have successful season.â
Oak Hillâs rising senior class has shown promise in its first two seasons of varsity football action. Having made the playoffs in consecutive seasons, the first time for the program since 1989-90 seasons, the Raiders are primed for a special run starting in August.
With the class of 2015âs final season on the horizon, Oak Hill could not have asked for a stronger spring football scrimmage, tallying 350 yards of total offense against the Hatley Tigers in a 29-8 victory Thursday evening in Hatley.
The Oak Hill Netters played in north state Wednesday afternoon and finished strong, with the girls earning second in the north and the boys third.
In the first round of north state, John Willis Stevens of Oak Hill defeated Davis Roberts from Kirk Academy (6-1)(6-0) in No. 1 singles. Sara Dill and Margaret Hay defeated Dilley and Mathews from Lee Academy (6-1)(3-6) (7-6) in a third set tiebreaker to advance in No. 1 girls doubles.
Two former Oak Hill tennis standouts took home MACJC/Region 23 titles in tennis last weekend on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College. Anna Ready and the Jones County Junior College Bobcats claimed the MACJC/Region 23 title Saturday as they posted 29 points on their way to their first title since 2010.
David McElwain and Itawamba Community College left little doubt as they took eight of nine of the single competitions, with McElwain winning No. 2 singles in the boys division and also posting a win in No. 2 doubles.
The West Point Green Wave girls golf team will travel to Holly Springs Monday and Tuesday to compete for a 5A state championship in golf. The Green Wave are coached by Brad Cox and Rachel Pate.
âRachel Pate is our volunteer golf coach,â Cox said. âShe knows a lot about the game and spends a lot of time with our girls. She really helps them with scholarship opportunities and is just an awesome coach.â
The three girls competing in state are Synethia Matthews, Ashley Johnson and Angelica Colbert.
Cox said Matthews is a great athlete who hits the ball well and enjoys the game.
West Point senior Juan Davis signed his letter of intent Monday morning to play basketball for the East Mississippi Community College Lions. After having an outstanding season in which he garnered District MVP honors, Juan will look continue his career next year for the Lions.
"Juan had a great year for us, and I'm excited that he gets to continue his basketball career at the next level. I will be watching and wishing him the best of luck," Head Coach Brad Cox said.