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December 24th

OHA’s Easterling placekicks as 8th-grader

December 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

One Oak Hill Raider played six quarters of football on a weekly basis.
From playing in a junior high game on a Thursday to a varsity game on Friday, a 24-hour swing, Grayson Easterling was the Raiders’ placekicker during this past football season. The drastic change from the junior-high level to the high school level was comparable to a step up to the major league.

Wave hosts first holiday tourney

December 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

It is finally coming to fruition. After discussing the idea for the past three years, the West Point High School basketball teams will host a holiday tournament.
The West Point Holiday Invitational, a four-game event, starts with a match-up between the Shannon Lady Red Raiders and the Columbus Lady Falcons at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at West Point High School. The tournament features three girls’ basketball games through the afternoon and a finale that pits the Green Wave against the Houston Hilltoppers at 6 p.m.

Fosters, football intertwine

December 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The football game is complete, the scoreboard is off and the cars, trucks and vans exit the gravel parking lots surrounding Hebron Christian School’s football field. Once all is settled, usually 30 to 45 minutes after the final play and the final whistle, one family is still continuing the football coaching process.
A Friday night is typically a long one for Head Coach David Foster and his family.

December 23rd

Thomas proves QB leader

December 23, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

In the past years, the West Point Green Wave had numerous, prolific quarterbacks.
One in the more recent seasons was 2012 West Point High School graduate Tez Lane, who guided the 2011 team to the North State Championship before losing to the Starkville Yellow Jackets in overtime. Another signal caller was Justin Cox, a 2011 graduate of WPHS. Cox led West Point to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.

December 22nd

Dill, Lady Raiders down Tri-County

December 22, 2014

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Sarah Dill was like a notary. Every moment of the game seemed to have the junior’s seal of approval on it.
Dill scored 27 points, pulled down six rebounds and made two blocks, and the Oak Hill Lady Raiders dispatched the Tri-County Lady Rebels, 46-32, in a District 2-AA game Thursday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
“We all knew it was a big game, and we needed to play good,” Dill said. “The first quarter really helped because it gave us confidence to keep pressing. It was a little tough at the end, but we still came out with the win.”

OHA Raiders net second straight

December 22, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The ball might start rolling in the right direction for the Oak Hill Raiders.
After losing three consecutive games and falling below the 500-mark following 11 games, the light at the end of the tunnel might be getting brighter for Oak Hill if the wins continue accumulating.
“We were playing desperate during that three-game losing streak,” Oak Hill senior Drake Riley said. “We practiced harder, put more focus into it, but overall we just played better. I think we are now finding our stride with our best basketball.”

December 18th

Forest’s 19 points propel Wave over Houston

December 18, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

HOUSTON – Ecurb Forest might not have been 100 percent, but the game’s spectators in the stands might not have realized it.
Forest, who’s battling a sore throat caused by tonsillitis, scored a game-high 19 points, catapulting West Point to an easy 64-47 victory over the Houston Hilltoppers Tuesday night at Houston High School.
“Ecurb was able to get into a rhythm knocking down 3-pointers,” West Point Head Coach Brad Cox said. “His teammates set him up with good looks, and once he got going they did a great job getting him the ball.”

Bennett inks with Southeastern Louisiana

December 18, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Trey Bennett has had two “signing days” in his football career.
Wednesday’s signing day might hold larger implications for the 2013 West Point High School graduate.
Bennett, who completed his second football season at Holmes Community College this fall, inked his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for Southeastern Louisiana University, entering as a junior, Wednesday at West Point High School. Wednesday was the national signing day for junior college football players who are considered mid-year transfers by the NCAA.

December 17th

Hudson leads Lady Eagles to victory over WCS

December 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — In basketball, a team can have a rhythm or not.
According to Hebron Christian Head Coach Bruce Franks, his Lady Eagles are still trying to find a team rhythm, but some of the individuals on the team are right in form.
Holly Hudson is one of those players.
Hudson, a sophomore, recorded a double-double as Hebron salvaged a 52-49 win over the Winona Christian Lady Stars in a non-district game Monday night at Hebron Christian School.

Hebron, Faulkner win over Winona Christian

December 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — With Hebron Christian’s Landon Hill out of the starting lineup with the flu, the Eagles needed someone to step up and fill the void.
Clay Faulkner made up for that missing frontcourt piece.
Faulkner scored 27 points, and the Eagles dispatched the Winona Christian Stars, 56-37, in a MAIS non-district game Monday night at Hebron Christian School.
“We had good ball movement and made several shots outside (the paint),” Faulkner said. “After I made the first basket, I started feeling it. We knew we had to make up for Landon (Hill).”

BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com One Oak Hill Raider played six quarters of football on...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com It is finally coming to fruition. After discussing the...
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