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Bennett finishes second at AAU Olympic trials

August 22, 2011

West Point Dontavious Bennett is playing the waiting game on whether he made the AAU United States Junior Olympic team.

Bennett competed in the AAU JR OLYMPICS in New Orleans on the 29th of July and finished in second place.

Bennett says it’s been a lot of sweating and a lot of tears these last couple of months but he has no regrets. He says he realize he’s not gifted or lucky he’s just blessed! He thanks God for his athletic abilities.

Hebron wins one of three at Exposure event

August 22, 2011

Hebron Christian School softball coach Cass Tapley continues to learn things about his team.

Thanks to the experience of playing at the College Exposure Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex on Saturday, the Lady Eagles got plenty of opportunities to improve.

Hebron won one of three games played and Tapley saw some good and bad things during the course of the day.

“It went exactly like I thought,” Tapley said. “We are so young and we lost seven seniors from last year.”

Lady Raiders sweep at Exposure tourney

August 22, 2011

Marion Bratton might have been a little modest.

After all, the Lady Raiders just finished going 3-0 this past weekend at Starkville Sportsplex- College Exposure Showcase.

"The girls played thier best ball this season,” the head coach said. “Errors were way down with solid defense and bats starting to warm up offensively.”

Oak Hill out scored their opponents 27-3 and posted two shutouts to move to 8-6 on the season.

Junior pitcher Maime Allen (7-4)earned three victories giving up a combined six hits and just one earned run.

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