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October 26th

Playoffs, district title in reach for Raiders

October 26, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It’s all come down to this week for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (3-7; 1-1). The team that started the season off with four straight losses found itself back in the playoff hunt after game six, only to suffer a devastating loss to Manchester three weeks ago.
With one game left to go, this is as important as they come. The Raiders will be facing district rivals Winston Academy (5-4; 2-0).

Green Wave head back to the Delta to take on Clarksdale in district match

October 26, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave (8-1; 5-0) football team is going to have to finish out the regular season on the road. Before going to Hernando for the final week’s game, the Wave will be in the heart of the Delta, playing Clarksdale (4-5; 2-3) this Friday night.
The Green Wave are undefeated in district play going into this week’s game. They will be trying to lock down a district title in the next couple of weeks.

Eagles to finish 2010 against Winona

October 26, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christain Eagles (2-8; 0-2) are coming off of an exciting win over Calhoun Academy.
Dropping down to eight-man football for the first time last Friday night, the Eagles managed to slip by the experienced eight-man crew of Calhoun 38-30.
This week, the team will be going back to their normal numbers on the field, as they get set to finish out the 2010 season against Winona Academy (7-2; 2-0).

A Good Night For Soccer

October 26, 2010

Monday evening’s weather was pleasant, as youth from around the area gathered to start another week of soccer at the West Point Sportsplex.

October 25th

Youth Soccer Continues At Sportsplex

October 25, 2010

The second week of Youth Soccer is completed on Thursday night, with the 8-9 year-old teams playing the late games at the West Point Parks and Recreation Sportsplex. More youth soccer and football is to come this week.

Friday should prove big for area teams

October 25, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
This Friday night is going to be a big night for our area football teams. West Point will be trying to bring home another district title, Oak Hill will be vying for a playoff spot, and though Hebron has been knocked out of the post-season run, they will be hosting Winona for a district game on the Eagles’ senior night.
The Green Wave (8-1; 5-0) are coming off a big 49-0 win over Saltillo, and they are still undefeated in district play. The Tigers were West Point’s latest victims during the Green Wave senior night on Friday.

Oak Hill Senior Nigh One to Remembe

October 25, 2010

Oak Hill football seniors Drew Pickle, Jordan Hawkins and Doss Miller were all honored in a pre-game ceremony last Friday night in recognition of their final home game as Oak Hill Raiders.

When it comes to money, baseball playoffs rife with diversity

October 25, 2010

Baseball fans love stories about the underdog. They also love to hate the New York Yankees, that is of course, non-Yankee fans love to hate the Yankees.
The Yankees are an easy target because they are in the playoff mix nearly every season, missing only one post-season since 1995. A perception of greed and cut throat business surrounds the New York organization, which spends more money than any of the other 29 teams in baseball. Some have referred to them as the “evil empire.”

October 23rd

West Point pulls away from Saltillo in 49-0 rout

October 23, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Beware, Class 5A contenders.....The defending champs just might have their swagger back.
On the heels of two straight last-second wins over Oxford and Lake Cormorant, the West Point Green Wave looked like a team hungry to return to championship form Friday night, completely dominating Division 1-5A foe Saltillo in a convincing 49-0 rout – and it wasn’t even that close.

Shaw lifts Eagles over Calhoun Academy 38-30

October 23, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Friday night’s Hebron Christian Eagles (2-7; 0-2) and Calhoun Academy Cougars 1-9; 0-2) game was a wild one. It was an offensive shootout that finally ended with a 38-30 homecoming win for the Eagles.
For the first time in 2010, the Eagles dropped down to eight-man football, taking on a Cougar team that has played with those numbers all year.
“It was a typical eight-man game, where it’s stop me, and I’ll try to stop you,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “That’s the kind of a game it was.”

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