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August 7th

Offense clicks on all cylinders for Raiders

August 7, 2010

It was 11 on 11 Friday night. Oak Hill wore the solid dark red jerseys, and Immanuel sported the white and red.
It was the first time since last November that Oak Hill has had the opportunity to stack up against another school’s offense and defense.
Sure there was no kicking or punting, and the coaches were right there on the field with the team, but nobody was holding back in the year’s first scrimmage.

August 5th

Lady Raiders take down Heritage 25-2

August 5, 2010

Oak Hill’s Lady Raiders took advantage Tuesday of Heritage’s young team and lack of experience in the pitching circle, redeeming the team’s Monday afternoon loss to rival Starkvile Academy (3-2).
Oak Hill scored four runs in the first inning with left hander second baseman Anna Lummus starting off the hitting streak with a double hit into center field then scored on an RBI by Mary Helon Hays. Abby Falkner followed with a single hit to second base. Tori Ellis smacked a ball deep into left field garnering a double, sending both Hays and Falkner home.

August 4th

Heat no bother for Raiders

August 4, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Oak Hill Academy head football coach Leroy Gregg said on Tuesday that the temperature was just a number.
It was a mighty high number by the time Gregg and his team walked out on to the practice field in the mid-afternoon heat.
Temperatures reached as high as 104 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, but it was business as usual for the Raiders, who are getting ready for their season opener against Heritage on August 20.
The team took the field at about 3:15, and the sun was relentless.

Oak Hill falls to SA

August 4, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Lady Raider softball team was coming off of a big weekend after winning the Heritage Tournament.
However, the offense was a little sluggish on Monday evening, which led to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Starkville Academy.
The Lady Volunteers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over the Oak Hill squad, and they never looked back.
Eventually, the would add an insurance run, but it was not necessary, as the bats for Oak Hill stayed cold through seven innings.

August 3rd

First Place Finish

August 3, 2010

Two weeks of two-a-day practices paid off Saturday for Marion Bratton’s Lady Raiders.
With temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, the softball players weathered the heat and swept the tournament with victories over area rivalries Macon Central, Heritage and Starkville Academies.
Sophomore standout, Mamie Allen, pitched all three games, pacing herself accordingly, knowing that her backup, fellow sophomore, Maegan Ellis, was nursing an injured back. Her injury did not keep her from playing third base, however.

August 2nd

First place finish:Oak Hill takes Heritage Tourney

August 2, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Two weeks of two-a-day practices paid off Saturday for Marion Bratton’s Lady Raiders.
With temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, the softball players weathered the heat and swept the tournament with victories over area rivalries Macon Central, Heritage and Starkville Academies.
Sophomore standout, Mamie Allen, pitched all three games, pacing herself accordingly, knowing that her backup, fellow sophomore, Maegan Ellis, was nursing an injured back. Her injury did not keep her from playing third base, however.

Wave adds evening practice tomorrow

August 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It will likely be 100 degrees when the West Point Green Wave football team takes the field for the second time on Wednesday.
The scheduled 4:30 practice will go on as planned, according to head coach Chris Chambless, who is trying to get his team ready to defend the 5A state title this fall.
“We are going to practice everyday to get better,” Chambless said of this week’s agenda. “We’re going to work on blocking, tackling and execution on all aspects of the game.”

ICC adds pair of All-Americans

August 2, 2010

From Team Reports
FULTON – ICC head football coach Jon Williams introduced Hawatha Bell and DeAntre Rhodes, a pair of SuperPrep All-Americans, as the newest additions to the roster for the upcoming football season.

July 30th

Lady Raiders packed with depth

July 30, 2010

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.
“I’ve got four girls who can play every position for me,” said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton.
Bratton says that last season’s injuries allowed some girls who normally would not have played to get experience, and that has given the team depth in 2010.
“It means a lot if somebody goes down,” Bratton says. “It gives you some options.”

Green Wave hits ground running

July 30, 2010

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.
“We had a good day,” said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. “We worked on a little of everything.”
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.

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