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September 14th

Diamond Eagles get district win, split at tourney

September 14, 2010

The Hebron Christian Diamond Eagles (16-9; 5-0) were 2-1 overall, counting their 3-0 conference win over Winona on Thursday and a split in the Carroll Academy Tourney this weekend. They got a win over Magnolia Heights, but Jackson Prep was too much for Hebron, finally defeating them 3-1.
Things got off to a good start, as the Lady Eagles rounded off the week at Winona.

City still in need of soccer coaches

September 14, 2010

Tonight, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its coaches meeting for the upcoming soccer season.
The Parks Director, James Crowley, is calling on anyone who is interested in volunteering to be coach this Fall to attend tonight’s meeting.
Last week, Parks Assistant Director Jarod McDaniel put the call out to the community.
“We definitely need soccer coaches,” McDaniel said. Anyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you don’t have a kid playing, and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.”

Golden Triangle represents well in Mossy Oak 5K

September 14, 2010

Last Saturday, the 2010 Mossy Oak 5k run jumped off the West Point Prairie Arts Festival. The 8 a.m. start was a good one for the winners of the race.
Overall, the top female winner was Melody Morgan at 20:39. She is from Pontotoc.
Starkville native Joseph MacGown won at 17:29 in the male category.
Ages 0-9 saw female winner Keturah Johnson come in a t 29:37. She is from Columbus.
The 0-9 top male was West Point native Doug Laden at 28:06.

September 9th

Hebron picks up non-conference win at Winston

September 9, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
For the last two weeks, the Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School (14-8; 4-0) have been cutting it close, playing nothing but one-run games. They have won some, and they have lost some.
What they needed on Tuesday night was a little breathing room for starter Chloe Tapley, who had to pitch eight innings her last time out. She did strikeout a season high 17 batters in last Thursday’s extra-inning win over Kemper Academy.

Soccer coaches needed

September 9, 2010

The West Point Parks and Recreation Department is in need of volunteers to coach soccer this Fall.
As the season cools down, football and soccer will heat up, and right now there is a shortage of soccer coaches in a league that is steadily growing.
“We definitely need some soccer coaches,” said recreation department assistant director Jarod McDaniel. “Anyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you don’t have a kid playing and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.”

Raiders to face Leake tomorrow night

September 9, 2010

After falling at home in their first two ball games, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-3) were hoping that they could find some magic on the road against Indianola last Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, whatever magic they had, they left here in West Point before making the trip.
Indianola gave Oak Hill its worst beating to date, with a 25-0 defeat of the Raiders.
It was a tough night to say the least, but it certainly does not spell the end of things for the Raiders, who still pack a lot of talent, coming into this week’s contest at Leake.

September 8th

Wave coach: ‘We need a loud crowd Friday’

September 8, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
West Point fans, you’ve been summoned.
When the 2-0 Green Wave hit the field Friday night for their annual rivalry tussle with arch-rival Starkville, Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless has one wish: He wants the craziest crowd possible.

Diamond Raiders give coach a 6-2 win for his birthday

September 8, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It was an afternoon of fives for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders and their head coach, Marion Bratton.
Tuesday was Bratton’s 55th birthday. He was born at 5:55 a.m. in 1955. The game ended with an Oak Hill 6-2 win in the fifth inning, leading to a lot of high fives in the circle when the game was over.
“It was a very sweet 55th birthday,” Bratton said. “It was a great birthday present.”
The game ended on a time limit, just after Meg McBrayer sliced a three-run triple down the right field line to give her team the decisive win.

September 7th

Diamond Raiders at home tonight to face Lady Mavericks

September 7, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last week’s win over Winston Academy was huge for the Diamond Raiders of Oak Hill Academy.
The Lady Raiders gutted out a one-run victory that kept their playoff hopes alive.
They are going to be trying to stay in the post-season hunt this evening, as they face off against the Lady Mavericks of Manchester Academy, at home.
The playoff chances are still faint, but they are there, and the Lady Raiders can still make it in if all of the cards fall in the right places.

Hebron knocks off Kemper 2-1, will play Winston tonight

September 7, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It’s been a tale of one-run ball games for the Lady Eagles over the last two weeks. They’ve won some, and they have fallen as well. Last Thursday, the Hebron girls had a bout with Kemper Academy, at home.
On this one-run occasion, the Lady Eagles prevailed by a 2-1 score.
“We moved Freshman Alaina Hill into the leadoff spot on Tuesday and it sure paid off today,” said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings, as Chloe Tapley took to the circle for Hebron, as she has done faithfully all season.

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