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November 11th

Green Wave finish season strong, hoping for 2009 repeat

November 12, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It always seems the high school football season flies by. Just a little less than 12 weeks ago, the West Point Green Wave football team was getting ready to kickoff the season, at home, against Shannon.
Today, the Green Wave are done with the regular season, and they are preparing to push on into the playoffs to defend the state title they won a year ago.

Oak Hill to finish week out against Immanuel Christian

November 12, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy hoops teams have been busy this week.
Coming off a solid Indianola Tournament, the Lady Raiders returned to the court this week to take on Lamar on Tuesday night and Kirk last night.
The boys team got its first action on the floor against Lamar on Tuesday, and both teams will be looking to finish the week off strong, as they will hit the hard wood tonight, at home, against Immanuel.
The seventh grade boys team will tip things off for the evening at 4 p.m.

Off To A Fast Start

November 12, 2010

Hebron seventh grade hoops player Jacob Robertson helps the junior high Eagles get off to a winning start on Tuesday night against Starkville Christian. They will be back in action on Tuesday against Regents.

Williams Takes First Deer

November 12, 2010

Conner Williams kneels by his first deer, a 140 pound four-point buck that he took during the opening part youth deer season.

November 10th

Clay’s 32 points pace Eagles 64-51 win over Starkville Christian Tuesday

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Hebron boys basketball coach Greg Watkins said before the season started that his team’s offense was going to revolve around Carlton Clay and Chad Smith. On Tuesday night, the boys opened at home against Starkville Christian Academy, and Clay and Smith combined for 49 points on the night, leading the Eagles to a season opener 64-51 victory over the Volunteers.
“They came out kind of flat,” said head coach Greg Watkins of the Eagles. “I think we rattled off something like seven unanswered points after they went up 6-0.”

Moore leads Lady Eagles over Starkville Christian

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Cathryn Moore led an explosive Hebron Lady Eagle offense on Tuesday night, as her team jump started the home portion of the 2010-2011 season against Starkville Christian Academy.
The Lady Volunteers got down big and got down early to the Lady Eagles, trailing by 18 points at the end of the first quarter, and the Lady Eagles cruised to a 62-24 victory.

Oak Hill drops opener to Lamar 68-59 on the road

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Raiders (0-1) were hoping the season would have gotten off to a better start than it did on Tuesday night. The Raiders gave up a lot of early points, recovering to within four twice, but they would eventually drop the game to Lamar 68-59.
“We came out a little shell shocked,” said Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton. “They were huge and we let them get on us early.”
In the first half, the Raiders let Lamar get a 19-point advantage, before staging a late rally.

Lady Lions best Oak Hill girls on the road 42-40

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders (2-2) came into Tuesday night’s game against Lamar, fresh off a loss to North Delta at the Indianola Tournament. Unfortunately, the Lady Lions were able to extend Oak Hill’s losing streak, dropping them 42-40.
“We should have won the ball game,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey. “We just didn’t do what we needed to do to win it.”
The Lady Raiders kept the game close, but in the end, they could not get over the hump and grab the lead before the final buzzer.

Malone’s free throws prove to be difference in 67-65 win over Houston

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
They just kept battling.
The Green Wave of West Point (2-0) continued their solid play in the early part of the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday night, outlasting the Hilltoppers of Houston 67-65.
“We played hard,” said West Point head coach Brad Cox. “The game was close. Neither team ever got up by much.”
The West Point offense came out on fire, scoring 17 points in the first quarter. The defense played solid enough to hold Houston to 12 points, taking a five point lead into the second period.

Houston barely slips past Lady Green Wave 54-51 in Tuesday’s road game

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
West Point got off to a good start last Saturday with a win at the West Point Classic, but they were unable to take that success over into Tuesday night’s contest with Houston. The Lady Hilltoppers sneaked past the Lady Green Wave 51-54.
“We got in foul trouble early,” said Lady Green Wave head coach Jemmye Ann Helms. “We didn’t do bad defensively. We had a couple kids who hurt us for Houston, but overall the team did alright on defense.”

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