Archive - Nov 16, 2011
Coerver Soccer is running a skills camp for soccer players aged 7-18 on Thursday nights at the Sportsplex from Nov. 17-Dec. 15.
Thomas Easterling, president of the West Point Soccer Club, said that the benefits of participating in the camp easily outweigh the cost, which is $35 per player. "The ball handling skills that players acquire in the Coerver sessions give them an incredible advantage in recreational and intermediate levels of soccer," he said. "But the most important thing about Coerver is that their coaches make learning the game fun."
Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton preached all night every chance he could to his players to believe in themselves. They did.
The Raiders trailed by nine heading into the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and exploded for 18 points in the final eight minutes to pull off the victory, 45-41.
â€śIt was a big win, a big rivalry winâ€¦ it was awesome,â€ť Middleton said. â€śWe pushed each other and finally we got over that hump.â€ť
The Hebron Lady Eagles picked up their fourth of the season Tuesday night, but it wasnâ€™t easy by any means.
A run late in the fourth quarter gave the girls a seven point lead and enough to hold on for a 56-54 win over Veritas. It was the second victory in the last three games for the Lady Eagles.
Tori Nichols, who finished with 27 points and five blocks, fouled out in the fourth, but the Hebron bench stepped up and held on to the lead. The girls shot 60 percent from the free-throw line in the ball game, with several coming down the stretch.
Hebron was looking for a win Tuesday night.
They needed one bad.
After starting the season 2-0, then dropping their last two, the Eagles got back in the win column with a 55-43 win over New Life Center.
â€śThey had good athletes on the team,â€ť head coach Tri Nason said. â€śThey were by no means going to be a walk over and we knew that as soon as they walked in, we were going to have to battle pretty well.â€ť
The win if anything, improved the morale of the team a little bit.
The past few years have been extremely tough for Clay County with the stagnant national economy and the loss of many manufacturing jobs. These losses have caused us to suffer with inordinately high unemployment for our county. It's tough times like these that motivate community leaders and elected officials to search for answers and solutions that create jobs for our community. It's been my conviction that if our citizens have jobs many of the social ills we experience will be resolved.