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October 30th

Merchant discusses playoffs, importance of defense

October 30, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oak Hill Raiders are again heading for the MAIS Class-AA postseason as one of four wild cards.
Coming over from an assistant coach post at Immanuel Christian School in Steens, Daniel Merchant could not have imagined the success that he found at Oak Hill with two consecutive berths into the playoffs – an accomplishment he thought he would have achieved later in his tenure.

October 29th

DTL football wrap up

October 29, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave (5-4; 3-2 District 1-5A) scored 29 unanswered points in the second-half to defeat district opponent Saltillo, 43-22, after trailing by eight points at halftime in a MHSAA contest Friday at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
Recovering a Saltillo onside kick to start the third-quarter, the Wave marched behind five Aeris Williams carries to later find pay dirt on a Quincy Starks' 21-yard touchdown carry. The touchdown run sparked the second-half rally.

October 28th

Hebron Christian swamps Friendship

October 28, 2013

DTL staff

PHEBA — Hebron Christian (6-3; 3-0 District 7-A) scored three touchdowns with runs from seniors Justin Gordon and Brandon England in its first five offensive plays en route to a shellshocking win over Friendship Christian, 52-6, in a MAIS non-district eight-man tilt on the campus of Hebron Christian School as a part of senior night.
"I had good effort from my guys," Hebron Christian Head Coach David Foster said. "We spread the ball around running it and we got to play a lot of our younger guys. I think we are a different ball club than we were when the season started."

Second-half chances

October 28, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Last week against Lake Cormorant, the Green Wave were unfazed by a 21-point deficit at halftime, scoring 24 points to win its second consecutive district game.
The story was not much different in week 10 as West Point (5-4; 3-2 District 1-5A) scored 29 points in the final two quarters after trailing by eight points to beat Saltillo, 43-22, in a MHSAA District 1-5A contest Friday night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

Oak Hill heads to playoffs

October 28, 2013

DTL staff

The Oak Hill Raiders (5-5; 2-3 District 2-AA) ended its regular season on a low note with a loss to the Leake Academy Rebels (7-3; 5-0 District 2-AA) 35-0 Friday night on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point on senior night.

October 25th

Oak Hill hosts Leake Academy

October 25, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oak Hill Raiders (5-4; 2-2 District 2-AA) are wrapping up the regular season against Leake Academy in the last district game at 7 p.m. tonight on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Following a tough 49-14 loss to district opponent Canton Academy on the road, the Raiders are hoping to rebound with a more competitive contest with the Leake Rebels at home.

Playing for the playoffs

October 25, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

West Point has trailed at halftime three times during the first four district contests. When losing at halftime, the Green Wave has faced a combined deficit of 64-14 and has lost two of the three games.
That luck changed against Lake Cormorant in week eight as West Point used a major comeback to clinch its second district win, 24-21, after falling behind in the first two quarters, 21-0.

October 23rd

Indianola defeats Hebron Christian

October 23, 2013

DTL staff

WINONA — The Indianola Lady Colonels (1-0 preseason) defeated Hebron Christian 60-24 in a MAIS sanctioned preseason contest Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.
“We didn’t play well at all,” Hebron Head Coach Bruce Franks said. “We didn’t shoot well and we turned the ball over too much. Indianola was a really good team to start as the first game. We are going to have to learn to set tempo and make less turnovers to get to where we need to be this season.”

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October 22nd

Lady Eagle basketball starts on hardwood

October 22, 2013

DTL Staff

WINONA – The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles started the 2013-14 basketball season against Winona Christian and Indianola Academy Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.

DTL football wrap up

October 22, 2013

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Lafayette Wales rushed for 238 yards and five touchdowns in Canton Academy’s second district win over Oak Hill, 49-14, in a MAIS District 2-AA contest in Canton.
Wales averaged nine yards per carry as the Panther offense rushed for 391 yards on the ground. Senior Kraft McLean rushed 11 times for 98 yards and scored the two other Canton rushing touchdowns.
Canton (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) led Oak Hill by halftime, 28-6. The Panthers did not slow down in the second-half scoring 21 points en route to a 49-14 win.

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