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Entire weekend turns out to be a success

August 31, 2010

I’ve had some exciting weekends in my life. I can remember going on some pretty memorable college road trips, great family vacations and even some recent vacations that were pretty fun filled.
None of those road trips, however, compare with the the 72-plus hours that passed last weekend.
The West Point Green Wave were scheduled to play their biggest regular season road game in years in Daytona Beach Fla. Friday night, and there was no way I was going to miss that.

Flemming leads Hebron past Lady Cougars

August 31, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last week’s loss to Starkville Academy snapped a four-game win streak for the Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian School. The 9-4 beating by the Lady Vols did not get Hebron down for too long though.
Last Thursday, Calhoun Academy came to town for a visit, and it was a short one. The Lady Eagles got back into the win column with a 17-1 victory over the Lady Cougars.
“I thought we played well,” said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. “With 14 hits and seven of them being for extra bases, we seem to be swinging the bat hard.”

August 30th

Pillow withstands Oak Hill charge

August 30, 2010

In the world of high school football, there is no rest for the weary.
For Oak Hill Academy, that axiom has proven true for two straight weeks to open the season.
On Friday night, Oak Hill, with 18 varsity players, stood toe-to-toe with Class AAA power Pillow for more than two quarters, only to see the Mustangs – with their roster of 55 – eventually pull away in a 31-6 win.
While the roster numbers don’t lie, Oak Hill head coach Leroy Gregg refused to offer those facts as an excuse.

West Point crowd a factor on long road trip

August 30, 2010

It’s now safe to say that everybody who paid to see Friday night’s showdown between the Green Wave of West Point and the Mainland Buccaneers got their money’s worth.
It didn’t matter if these fans never saw the beach or the beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. It didn’t matter that the 40 percent chance for rain at Daytona turned into a dismal 100 percent reality as the game kicked off. The West Point fans, and Mainland alike, were treated to some of the best football the Southeast has to offer on Friday nights.

Wave takes over Daytona Beach

August 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Every player was exhausted, the sun was three hours gone, and the rain was falling hard, but the West Point football team was going to the beach anyway late Friday night.
The reason? It was a reward for one of West Point’s biggest regular season wins in years.
Behind a stout defensive effort and bruising ground game, West Point won its 16th straight game here Friday night with a 14-0 shutout victory over Daytona’s Mainland High.

August 26th

After 5 a.m. practice, Wave headed for beach

August 26, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
By the time this article reaches the stands, the West Point Green Wave football team, along with all of their luggage and amenities, will be on the first leg of their day-long trip to Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Wave will hit the beach sometime this evening, leaving them 24 hours to rest before week two’s kickoff with the Mainland High School Buccaneers.
West Point head coach Chris Chambless knew that it was going to be a short and tough week for the Wave, practicing for the upcoming game and preparing for a long ride in the team bus.

Hebron’s streak ends with road loss to Lady Vols

August 26, 2010

By DANNY P. SMITH
Starkville Daily News
Bailey Wofford carries a big burden with the bat being the only senior for the Starkville Academy girls softball team.
Hitting third in the lineup, Wofford is counted upon heavily to drive in runs for the Lady Volunteers.
That mission was accomplished Tuesday afternoon.
Wofford had four hits with three of them triples, drove in four runs and scored three times as Starkville Academy defeated the Hebron Christian School Lady Eagles 9-4 on the home field.

Hebron’s streak ends with road loss to Lady Vols

August 26, 2010

By DANNY P. SMITH
Starkville Daily News
Bailey Wofford carries a big burden with the bat being the only senior for the Starkville Academy girls softball team.
Hitting third in the lineup, Wofford is counted upon heavily to drive in runs for the Lady Volunteers.
That mission was accomplished Tuesday afternoon.
Wofford had four hits with three of them triples, drove in four runs and scored three times as Starkville Academy defeated the Hebron Christian School Lady Eagles 9-4 on the home field.

August 25th

Hebron streak ends at Starkville Academy

August 25, 2010

Bailey Wofford carries a big burden with the bat being the only senior for the Starkville Academy girls softball team.
Hitting third in the lineup, Wofford is counted upon heavily to drive in runs for the Lady Volunteers.
That mission was accomplished Tuesday afternoon.
Wofford had four hits with three of them triples, drove in four runs and scored three times as Starkville Academy defeated the Hebron Christian School Lady Eagles 9-4 on the home field.
“How about that hitting from Bailey Wofford?” SA head coach Jessica Dickens said. “Her stick has been coming through for us.”

A quiet bus for this group

August 25, 2010

Mississippi State is currently in the center of a college controversy regarding noise makers at football games. Many Bulldog fans have protested the ban of cow bells at State games, a device officials say interferes with too much with the game.
There’s one dedicated family of Bulldog fans in Clay County that won’t mind the NCAA’s ban.

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