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December 27th

Hebron girls start tourney with 57-35 win over East Webster

December 27, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles went into the Christmas break with a two-game losing streak, which were the only two losses of the season so far for the girls. On Monday, they got a chance to hit the court for some tournament play at Immanuel Christian, hoping to get a win before facing Winston Academy next Tuesday.
Facing the Lady Wolverines of East Webster, the Lady Eagles came out on top 57-35, in spite of a first-half power outage that delayed the contest for over an hour.

Hebron boys start tourney with comeback win over Tupelo

December 27, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles spent nearly all four quarters of Monday morning’s game with Tupelo Christian shaking off the rust of the Christmas break, but they finally did so and barely slipped past the opposing Eagles team 54-53.
Tupelo swished a three-point shot at the buzzer, but thanks to a pair of free throw shots sunk by Carlton Clay second earlier, it was unable to do any damage to the Hebron lead.

December 22nd

Red hot Lady Eagles take impressive start into break

December 22, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles ran into some tough competition and tough luck down the stretch of the first half of the 2010-2011 regular season. That last week of action, however, is not how the first portion of the season should be remembered.
The Lady Eagles faced arguably the top girls hoops program in the state in Leake Academy, and they turned right back around and played the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders, who entered the season at No. 4 in the state, and have been playing up to that ranking as of late.

Eagles finish first half of season with strong district record

December 22, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles boys hoops team is tough. With their only district loss of the season coming to Immanuel, the Eagles have built a strong 8-3 record going into the second half of the season.
The Eagles said going into the season that they would have an offense built around seniors Carlton Clay and Chad Smith.
Clay and Smith have not disappointed anyone so far this season, but there is more to this team than those two guys.

December 21st

Green Wave make ‘Rivals’ top 100 list

December 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave football program certainly distinguished itself in 2010.
After beating Mainland High School, one of the top teams in the state of Florida, the Green Wave went on to win another district title, the North State title and of course their second consecutive state championship.
Those efforts were rewarded this week, when the 2010 list of top football teams in the nation was released. West Point ranked No. 80 in the country.

Green Wave players bring gifts to needy family

December 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave football team dedicated their 2010 state championship title to the West Point community when they won the trophy three weeks ago. West Point head coach Chris Chambless said that was largely due to how much the community had given the program during such a poor economy.
On Tuesday, members of that Green Wave championship team had a chance to give back to the community, by giving a local family some much-needed gifts for Christmas through the Adopt a Family program.

West Point title apparel now on sale

December 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
West Point fans are still taking in the state title win from three weeks ago, and now they have a chance to wear the 2010 championship proudly. The West Point Touchdown Club has announced its 2010 championship apparel is in
Children’s short sleeve t-shirts are $10, and the long sleeves are $15.
Adult short sleeve shirts are $12, and adult long sleeves are $15. Green hoodies are also being sold for $20.
“We’re doing them in green right now,” Fowler said. “We’re going to be doing some grey shirts next month,”

December 18th

Raiders beat Carroll by four in team’s second district win

December 18, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Make it two district wins for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders hoops team. Friday night’s 69-65 battle with Carroll marked the first division victory on the court for the Raiders, as Winston forfeited two weeks ago.
Oak Hill was coming off a pair of losses, including a district defeat to Manchester last week. The boys played a very intense Friday night match, holding off the Rebels through multiple rallies.
“We really wanted it tonight,” said Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton. “I’m extremely proud.”

Oak Hill girls crush Carroll in 68-22 district win

December 18, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It mattered not who the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (12-5; 3-0) put in Friday night’s district game against Carroll Academy. It was going to work.
Whether it was Paige Dawkins’ 10-point first quarter, Tori Ellis’ run in the second and third or the girls coming off the bench in the fourth, there was not stopping Oak Hill, which won the game 68-22.
“We have the ability to ware people down,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey, whose team has won eight straight. “I’m really proud of that bunch. They gave us a really good effort.”

Ewings’ 29 points gets West Point win over Saltillo

December 18, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Things might have started out slow for the West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team on Friday night, but thanks to senior Kelsei Ewings, West Point was able to overcome any early adversity to win their first district match against Saltillo 60-55.
Ewings would eventually end up with a season-high 29 points on the night.
Offensively, though, West Point got off to a bit of a slow start, scoring just seven points in the first quarter of play. They finished the quarter down 11-7.

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