Archive - 2012
Oak Hill solidified themselves as a team to beat this year in the MAIS Class AA after defending their home court against Kirk in a gritty 62-53 win Thursday night. The balanced Lady Raiders overcame foul trouble and an early deficit to knock off a pre-season top five team for the second time in their first four games. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad stuck with their identity of fast paced offense and full court pressure to build a comfortable lead midway through the game, but when the game got tight, Oak Hill adjusted and responded to Kirkâ€™s rally by rebounding exceptionally well.
Due to a conflict with Mississippi State Basketball tonight, Bud Bowen's "Woo Hoo Mercy" broadcast of the Green Wave's 5-A playoff game against Canton has been moved to another frequency.
Tune in to 106.1 FM tonight to listen to the Green Wave open the 2012 playoffs against Canton.
A.J. Jones stepped up to the free throw line, West Point trailed 55-54 with only fifteen second left on the clock. â€śI just knew I had to step up and make them,â€ť said A.J. Jones about getting the last two free throws. And made them he did, Jones knocked in both free throws allowing the Wave to get past Noxubee County in the Green Wave Classic 56-55.
The Lady Wave are an extremely young squad, returning only one player with playing time experience from last yearâ€™s ball club. Though Saturdayâ€™s loss in the Green Wave Classic to Kusciusko 33-28. The Lady Wave gave relentless effort and got it within two points in fourth quarter against the Lady Whippets but never could close the gap in the losing effort. The game against Kusciusko could have dampened first year Coach Kendall Pickensâ€™ spirit, but he knows that this season for his girls is a time to grow into better ball players.
After picking up their first win of the season against Veritas School 71-52 on Monday night, Coach Gary Vaughn and his Hebron Christian Eagles returned home to Pheba, playing host to Winston Academy.
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles returned home after their 65-27 loss Monday to the hands of Veritas School of Jackson, Mississippi. Rebekah Falkner led the way for the Lady Eagles in Mondayâ€™s defeat with fourteen points. On Tuesday night in Pheba, the Lady Eagles played host to the Lady Patriots of Winston Academy. The Lady Eagles showed a great amount of heart and no quit effort in the game though trailing throughout. Unfortunately, the ladies of Hebron Christian found themselves at the wrong end of the Winston Academy route, losing 70-25.
With only a day to practice, the Oak Hill High School Boys Basketball team had little time to prepare for their first game of the season. Well, prepare they did.
The Raiders used their athleticism and effort to steam-roll Lamar in a 75-29 romping. J.J. Bridges buried a three to Oak Hill on the scoreboard first, and from then on it was all red and white. Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Raiders utilized everyone in the rotation to give fans an impressive preview of the young team.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders started their regular season off on the right foot with a win over Lamar School in their home debut. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s senior-laden squad took a 3-2 lead with Rachel Herndonâ€™s first three-pointer of the night and never looked back, holding the lead for the remainder of the contest.
Amy Watts, 43, of Riverchase Drive in West Point has been taken into custody by the Columbus Police Department on a charge of felony embezzlement, according to a Columbus Police Department press release.
Watts is accused of taking an undetermined amount of cash from Title Cash located at 2012 Highway 45 North in Columbus.
Watts is still in the custody of the CPD and bond amount has not been released at this time.
Hebron Christian School located in small Pheba, Mississippi, in the west part of Clay County made some serious noise in the eight man football ranks this season.