Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
It was the fourth overtime for Hebron Christian in this very early season. The Eaglesâ Taylor Coggins swished the corner three which sent the game to overtime tied at 47. But the Generals were too much for Hebron as Washington used the Eaglesâ critical mistakes to turn the tide and defeat Hebron in overtime 59-49.
âIt is a hard loss because it is a game that got away from us,â said Head Coach Gary Vaughn after an agonizing defeat, âWe should have claimed that one and done some different things toward the final stretch.â
The Lady Eagles on Tuesday night played host to the visiting MAIS AAA Washington Lady Generals. In a game that saw Hebron Christian only trail by three points in the first half, Washington was able to pull away in the second half going on to win 54-36.
âWe kept it close through the first, we just donât have the depth that they [Washington] have,â said Head Coach William Cotton after the Lady Eagle defeat, âI knew it would be a topsy-turvy game but I am just proud of our girls.â
After the airing of the Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN showed a 30 for 30 film that documented the unfortunately short career of Vincent Edward âBoâ Jackson. The film, âYou Donât Know Boâ, was somewhat of a folktale telling the amazing feats Bo Jackson was said to have done and actually accomplished. I had the privilege to watch this documentary and thought it asked me a question, âIs greatness still within us?â
Oak Hill had a weekend to remember in sweeps over Winston Academy and North Delta in two consecutive days. Stan Hugheyâs Lady Raiders advanced to 2-0 in the district after the Friday night 60-37 victory against the Lady Patriots in which three Oak Hill players scored in double figures: Maegen Eliis and Anna Ready with 13 each, and Rachel Hendon with 12 to go along with 10 rebounds. Shay Atkins came close to another double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Sarah Dill scored seven off the bench.
The Oak Hill Raiders are back to their winning ways following three straight victories, two of
It was only a matter of time before the Raiders came into form.
With 13 healthy players on the roster now, including all four seniors, Oak Hill is primed to hit their stride going into the district season.
In their best performance of the year, the Raiders proved they will be district title contenders in a convincing 62-46 win over Immanuel. Several players made huge contributions in the Tuesday night contest.
Oak Hill started off on the right foot in district play with a Tuesday night sweep of Immanuel.
The Lady Raiders won convincingly in a 53-11 pounding of the Lady Rams to begin their chase for a district championship. Oak Hill distributed the scoring load all throughout the roster and forced 30 turnovers while committing only 10 of their own. Immanuel had no answers for the Lady Raiders, who were scoring at will. Oak Hill, now 7-2 on the year, advanced to 1-0 in conference play and will face Winston Academy in Louisville Friday night.
West Point traveled to Aberdeen in their first true road test. In a game that was closely contested, Aberdeen was able to pull away in the second half to go on to win 88-66.
The Lady Wave needed to find a way to stop their losing skid. In Aberdeen Friday night, West Point put in a great team effort and defeated the Lady Bulldogs 49-11.
The football field at North Delta School grew eerily quiet; an Oak Hill player had gone down and did not look like he was getting back up. The opening round MAIS AA playoff game had been paused to attend to the fallen player. Soon the realization that an ambulance and helicopter had been called made the situation even more desperate.
On a routine tackle, Jeb Stevens found himself injured, a situation he never expected.
âI did not know what to think,â commented Stevens, âWhen they said it was severe enough to bring a helicopter, it really scared me.â