STARKVILLE â€” The young and inexperienced West Point Lady Green Wave showed coach Brian Guy something to build on late in Tuesday night's 12-2 loss at Starkville.
Trailing 9-0 after four innings, the Lady Green Wave scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning to get to within seven runs.
It may not have seemed much to the average fan, but the way his team fought meant quite a bit to Guy.
By JASON EDWARDS
Special to Daily Times Leader
After some adversity early in the game against the East Webster Wolverines on Tuesday night, the West Point Green Wave mustered their strength and ended the game with a 10-5 victory.
PHEBA â€” Channing Tapley constructed a reputation for late-game heroics this past fall.
In the MAIS eight-man football playoff game against Delta Academy on Nov. 13 in Pheba, the Hebron Christian sophomore added a needed two-point conversion on a quarterback-designed run, diving over the corner pylon of the end zone and a defender, during the fourth quarter. The conversion gave the gridiron Eagles a 20-14 advantage.
He later threw the game-winning pass to Drew Myatt in overtime for a 26-20 triumph.
The West Point Soccer Clubâ€™s U10 boys team won its division at the Tupelo March Madness Tournament last weekend by outscoring opponents 23-6 over the span of four games.
However, after the tournament, the boys on the team talked about the one goal that put them through to the championship game.
â€śThe Sunday morning game against Oxford was a real test,â€ť Coach Thomas Easterling said. â€śIt was back and forth the whole time, and we had to beat or tie them to advance to the championship.â€ť
The total, combined runs scored by the Starkville Lady Jackets and West Point Lady Wave matched the cold, wintery temperatures.
One team was warm with the feeling of victory. While the other was left cold by a loss in this highly contested Golden Triangle Area rivalry.
The Lady Jackets rallied 10 runs in the final three innings to surpass the Lady Wave, 18-15, in a MHSAA non-district fast-pitch softball game Tuesday at West Point High School.
West Point pushed across one run in the final three innings.
PHEBA â€” Behind a positive performance on the mound, Hebron Christian Eagles (2-0; 1-0 District 3-A) grabbed a 9-5 decision over the Calhoun Cougars in a MAIS District 3-A baseball game at Hebron Christian School.
The Eagles outhit the Cougars (11-1) and kept the base path busy, scoring at least one run during five of the seven innings of play. Hebronâ€™s pitching staff held Calhoun to only one hit in seven innings.
Many people surrounding the West Point basketball program felt that something special would happen in the 2013-14 season.
They were right. The West Point Green Wave is headed to the North State semi-finals and will not have to leave the city limits.
With all five starters returning from a strong 2012-13 season, West Point High School Assistant Principal Kendall Pickens knew that an opportunity to host the MHSAA Class-5A North State tournament would be an award and a possibility. Pickensâ€™ bid to the MHSAA landed the tournament in West Point.
SALTILLO â€” Redemption has been on the mind of West Pointâ€™s five returning starters this past year.
After narrowly losing to New Hope in the District 2-5A semi-final last February, the heartbreaker has been the main motivator for one of the most successful basketball seasons in West Point High School history.