Archive - Jul 30, 2010 - Sports Article
Tomorrow will be the official start of the 2010 fast pitch softball season for the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders.
In 2009, the girls were runners-up in their district, but this year, they are hoping their depth can take them to a district title.
â€śIâ€™ve got four girls who can play every position for me,â€ť said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton.
Bratton says that last seasonâ€™s injuries allowed some girls who normally would not have played to get experience, and that has given the team depth in 2010.
â€śIt means a lot if somebody goes down,â€ť Bratton says. â€śIt gives you some options.â€ť
The West Point Green Wave football squad had a good Spring, and when they left in May, they were already ready for summer.
Now summer is here, and the team hit the field for the first time on Monday morning for what was a good start to the week.
â€śWe had a good day,â€ť said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. â€śWe worked on a little of everything.â€ť
The players were on the field a little before 8 a.m. and they were done at around mid-morning.
Chambless says the team worked on a lot of technique and conditioning.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders have a promising class coming up in the seventh and eighth grade levels.
When they hit the practice field on Tuesday, Raider head coach Leroy Gregg was impressed with the group of about 32.
They didnâ€™t wear pads, but the guys used practice on the field this week as an extension of their usual weight room activities.
â€śItâ€™s really been pretty good,â€ť Gregg said of junior high practice so far. â€śWeâ€™ve been getting them out there, doing offense, throwing the ball around and running.â€ť