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Touchdown Club raffle winners

December 7, 2011

The West Point Touchdown Club recently wrapped up their annual “30 guns in 30 days” raffle in November. Winners were drawn every day throughout the month from prizes provided by Gary’s Pawn Shop.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support this year,” club president Kenny Fowler said. “As always, we had a good turnout this year and I hope to continue its success in the future.”

West Point falls to Lousiville

December 5, 2011

With less than six seconds left to play and West Point down by two, a last ditch three point effort was no good. Louisville got the ball back, but the Green Wave were called for an intentional which sent the Wildcats to the line on their way to the win, 56-52.

It was the third straight loss for the Green Wave.
Louisville is traditionally known for their rebounding and transition game, West Point head coach Brad Cox said his team held them in check.

Lady Raiders bounce back with defensive win

December 5, 2011

Another solid defensive performance by Oak Hill led the way for a victory as the Lady Raiders tacked on their ninth of the season, 42-27.

“We made a couple of adjustments in practice (Friday) that we tried and for the most part they did a good job with them,” head coach Stan Hughey said. “It was one of our better games defensively. Offensively, we have a ways to go. We’re not shooting the ball very well as a team.”

Tori Ellis finished with a team-high 25 points with 11 rebounds while Anna Ready finished with points. Codi Williams contributed with nine rebounds.

Lady Eagles win fourth in a row, 44-37

December 3, 2011

WINONA- Another 20-plus point performance Thursday night by Hebron Christian’s Tori Nichols, helped the Lady Eagles secure their first district victory, 44-37 over Winona.

It also extended their winning streak to a season-best four games.
Head coach William Cotton said this type of momentum will surely help them heading into December as they get set to close out the first half of the year.

Big second half propels Oak Hill to a 52-38 win over Kirk Academy

December 3, 2011

GRENADA – A few first half mistakes by Oak Hill Academy didn’t really play factor in Thursday night’s victory over Kirk.

Instead, it was 30-point second half performance by the Raiders that earned a 52-38 win.

With a 13-8 advantage for Oak Hill after the opening quarter, the game remained close until Kirk hit a three pointer at the buzzer to cut the deficit to three heading into the half 22-19.

Starkville doubles up West Point

December 3, 2011

STARKVILLE – The West Point girls basketball team had their three-game winning streak snapped Friday night, 59-45. In their three losses this season, two have come at the hands of the Lady Yellowjackets. First year head coach Murray Woody said the difference was rebounding.

“They made some mistakes, we made some mistakes, but we didn’t rebound the basketball and got beat on the offensive glass,” he said. “Other than that I thought our effort was good, our hustle was good, and we closed the gap some. We just got beat on the boards.”

Starkville doubles up West Point

December 2, 2011

STARKVILLE - West Point's boys and girls basketball teams were handed losses for the second time this season by the Yellowjackets.

The girls lost 59-45, snapping a three game winning streak while the Wave lost their second in a row, 82-45.

Complete recap in the Sunday edition.

Caged Lions; Former West Point players look to help EMCC win national title

November 30, 2011

East Mississippi had one goal coming into the 2011 season and that was to win a national title.

After securing their second MACJC state football championship in three seasons, the Lions will again do battle with perennial powerhouse Arizona Western College.

This time, there’s more on the line in a national championship and the school’s first undefeated season.

Saturday, the No. 2 Lions and No. 1 Matadors will face off in the inaugural El Toro Bowl at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. CT).

Oak Hill wins big on the road, topping Heritage 44-33

November 29, 2011

The Oak Hill Lady Raiders went on a second half onslaught Monday night, outscoring Heritage 24-9 to earn a 44-33 over the Lady Pats for the second time this season.

Tori Ellis scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Lady Raiders, who were were handed just their second loss of the season last week to Starkville Academy.

Rachel Herndon chipped in with nine points as Maegan Ellis and Shay Atkins contributed with six and five respectively,

Lady Eagles back over .500 with win over Carroll

November 29, 2011

Hebron girls head basketball coach William Cotton said he would have liked to have won by double digits but a nine point margin is still a victory. The Lady Eagles went on a 10-point run in the last four minutes to seal their sixth win on the season Monday night, 52-43 over MAIS AA Carroll Academy.

Cotton admits the girls were a little rusty coming off the Thanksgiving break.

“Our timing was off, our speed passes were off,” he said. “We just weren’t clicking on all cylinders, but we played good enough to win.

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