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February 28th

Oak Hill falls to Lamar

February 28, 2011

With a week under their belt, the Oak Hill Diamond Raiders are starting to come around offensively. The team put up 13 runs against Hebron on Thursday night, and the lost by just one against Lamar on
In Thursday's game, Oak Hill jumped all over a young Eagles team for 10 early runs.
Tres Turner had two hits, along with a pair from Conner Baird.
Clay Henley got three hits, and Kody Riley had three hits, including two doubles.
Cole Fowler, Chance Livingston and Riley Pierce jumped all over three pitches for a double each. Jeb Stevens also had two hits in the game.

Barclay impressive in early-going

February 28, 2011

The West Point Green Wave baseball team is still quite young. Despite most of the guys on the team having played a good bit over the last couple of years, the Green Wave are still trying to find the right spots for some of their players.
There is one spot that head coach Buddy Wyers thinks might be sown up for quite a few years to come.
Freshman Bruce Barclay has impressed his coaches over the course of the last couple of weeks, and he might have won himself the catcher's job.

West Point baseabll eyeing next level

February 28, 2011

One jamboree and one Classic down, and everything is looking up for the West Point Diamond Wave baseball team for the 2011 season. Last year, it wasn't until April 1 that the Green Wave got to play an actual game on their home turf.
They made sure they would not repeat that this year, when they hosted their Classic this past weekend.
Overall, everything seems more upbeat about West Point's young baseball team. They're a year older, and they are winning early-on.

February 23rd

Raiders fall to Heritage, welcome Hebron today

February 23, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-1) hit the diamond for the first time against regular season competition on Tuesday afternoon. Hosting Heritage Academy, the Patriots were able to put up seven unearned runs in a 10-0 defeat of the Raiders.
“We finished the game better than we started,” Bratton said. “The first inning was positive. The second inning, they gave us opportunities to make plays, and we didn’t. I saw a little more enthusiasm than I saw Friday night, during the pre-season game. We finished stronger at the end than we started out.”

February 16th

Hebron girls to face Delta Academy today

February 16, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The only playoff loss for the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles in 2011 was to Sharkey-Issaquena, a team out of the Delta, on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles will get a chance to rebound against another team from that region today, when they face the girls of Delta Academy.
Hebron faces Delta after one of its best defensive battles of the season against Newton on Monday. The Lady Eagles prevailed 45-22 in that game.
The Lady Eagles allowed four points in the first, seven in the second, six in the third and five in the fourth to Newton’s offense.

Green Wave rallies to force overtime, falls 72-60 to Gentry

February 16, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave boys showed what they are made of on Tuesday night. Playing down for most of regulation during their bout with the Gentry Rams, West Point embarked on a gutsy fourth quarter performance that pushed the game into an overtime quarter.
Unfortunately for the Green Wave, the Rams refocused and took the North State playoff game 72-60.
“They never quit,” said West Point head coach Brad Cox. “They could have gotten down on themselves and given up, but they never did.”

February 15th

West Point season ends after 67-48 loss to Lady Rams

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday, the West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team (20-5) secured the district title and a home playoff game. In order to advance further, they had to go through the Lady Rams of Indianola-Gentry.
The Delta powerhouse came to visit on Monday night, delivering a tough, season-ending loss to the West Point girls, by a score of 67-48.

Oak Hill girls head to AA State Tourney

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders are in the AA State Tournament. The girls secured the No. 3 spot out of North State with a 46-40 Monday night win over Simpson Academy.
The Lady Cougars got the benefit of a dozen missed free throws from the Lady Raiders, in the first half, but they were unable to make it last, scoring a combined 18 points in the second half.
Coming off a 44-26 loss to Kirk on Saturday, the Lady Raiders stayed alive in the playoffs with the win over Simpson.

Eagles’ season ends in overtime battle

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian School Eagles hoops team made a valiant effort to keep their state tournament hopes alive on Monday. Unfortunately for the Hebron boys, Heidelberg Academy’s team was able to outlast them with a 51-44 overtime win.
“The guys played really well,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “We were one shot away from being in the quarter finals. These boys worked hard and achieved a whole lot over the course of the year.”

February 14th

Green Wave to face Gentry tonight

February 14, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Friday night’s district title loss to the Oxford Chargers left the West Point Green Wave disappointed all weekend. Green Wave head coach Brad Cox, however, drove one point home to his boys. They are still alive and playing basketball.
“They took the loss pretty hard because of everything they put into it this year,” Cox said on Monday. “There are a lot of teams at home though. We’re one of the few teams still playing basketball.”

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