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October 26th

Lady Eagles hit the court this afternoon

October 26, 2011

The 2011 basketball season officially gets under way this afternoon for area teams.

The Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian School tip-off the new season under first year head coach William Cotton this afternoon when they take on the winner of North Sunflower Academy and Starkville Christian at 3 pm at the Winona Preseason tournament which started Monday.

Should Hebron advance, they would take on Delta Academy, a team they have been become all to familiar with.

A new era at West Point

October 26, 2011

In last year’s first round of the 5A playoffs, West Point was out scored by Indianola-Gentry 20-8 in the overtime period. Their season ended rather quickly after making it to the postseason for the first time a while. That loss still sits on the players minds.

“ A lot of our seniors played a lot of minutes last year,” head coach Brad Cox said. “They weren’t just watching it, they were right in the thick of it.”

It’s a new season, and for several players coming back, it’s their last chance to make the most of their legacy wearing the green and white. Cox agrees.

October 22nd

Center of attention - West Point handed first district loss, 30-29 by Center Hill

October 22, 2011

OLIVE BRANCH - Three or four plays Friday night could have made all the difference.

For Center Hill, they made plays at the right time, converting on a trio of third downs late in the ball game and capped off a 73-yard drive with a 22-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jacob Marsh to upset West Point 30-29.

Dequinten Spraggins’ quarterback keeper with 14 seconds left to play fell just shy of the first down on the Green Wave’s final effort.

Kirk scores 21-unanswered points to top Oak Hill

October 22, 2011

GRENADA - A first half touchdown by freshman tailback Drake Riley wasn’t enough to give Oak Hill it’s first win on the season, as the Raiders stumbled on the road, 21-6 to Kirk Academy.

The loss is the ninth in a row for the Raiders who scored just their second touchdown in the last three weeks.
Looking to convert on fourth down in the second quarter, Kirk tired a little trickery with a fake punt only to be snuffed out by the Raiders defense.

October 21st

Road warriors

October 21, 2011

To get where he wants his team to be, West Point head football coach Chris Chambless knows his team has to check off certain goals first.

So, in order to be the last team standing in Jackson with a third straight state championship in December, Chambless believes his West Point Green Wave have to take care of their division first, which means winning a third straight Division 1-5A championship.

The Wave (5-3 overall, 4-0 in division) can take a big step toward that goal tonight, when they travel to face Center Hill (4-4, 3-1) for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

West Point Green Wave suiting up in all-star games

October 21, 2011

With three games left in the regular season and playoffs just around the corner, West Point has it’s eyes set on a third straight state title.
But already a few players have gotten post-season honors.

High school coaches from across the state met Wednesday in Clinton and selected five Green Wave to take part in a pair of all-star games.
Offensive lineman Romia Wilson and linebacker Brandon Edwards were selected to represent Mississippi in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic set to play Dec. 10 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Raiders hit the road in non-district play

October 21, 2011

Oak Hill returns to the field tonight after a much needed week off from competition. The Raiders move out of district play and travel to Grenada to face Kirk Academy.

“The break definitely helped us,” head coach Benjie Merchant said. “It gave us a chance to get the ninth graders acclimated to our system so they’ll be ready to go.”

The JV season ended several weeks ago so now they will be eligible to play varsity football for the last two games of the season. The move will no doubt add a little more depth and some speed to some key areas on the team.

October 20th

New coach, same attitude for Lady Eagles

October 20, 2011

William Cotton just can’t wait to get on the floor this season.
The first year head girls basketball coach is returning to the sport after an 11-year absence. It’s going to be a battle right out of the gates.

“We’re ready to play, “ he said. “We’re ready for a ball game.”
The Lady Eagles will have their hands full in the season opener, the winner of North Sunflower and Starkville Christian next Wednesday at the Winona Christian Invitational. If they win, they could meet reigning MAIS Single A champion Delta the following day. That’s just the first test.

October 19th

Green Wave selected for post-season All-Star games

October 19, 2011

The season's not quite complete, but already several West Point Green Wave football players have been honored.

Offensive lineman Romia Wilson and linebacker Brandon Edwards were selected to represent Mississippi in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic set to play Dec. 10 in Montgomery, Alabama.

High school coaches also selected quarterback Dequinten Spraggins, offensive lineman Carson Miller and linebacker Charles Heard to represent the North in the Bernard Blackwell Game scheduled for Dec. 17 in Biloxi.

Expectations are high for Oak Hill in 2011

October 19, 2011

Expectations are high once again for the Lady Raiders at Oak Hill Academy.

When you finish third in the state and win back-to-back district titles, the only thing left to do is bring home a state championship.

“Our expectations year in and year out for quite awhile have been the same,” head coach Stan Hughey said. “We want to win a gold ball. There’s never been a championship team in girls basketball even though there’s been a lot of good teams. We want to win the state and that’s what we shoot for.”

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