Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
The West Point Green Wave will play their final regular-season home game tonight against the Saltillo Tigers. Not only is tonightâ€™s game the last home game, it will also be senior night for the Green Wave.
The West Point basketball team will recognize five seniors for their involvement on the team. The five players being honored are Peair Howard, Lyndon Johnson, Emmanuel Moore, Justin Hosey, and Jamar Nance.
Though the Raiders are out of district play until next week, head coach Brian Middleton and his Oak Hill team is setting to tune up against Carroll Academy.
On Tuesday night, the Raiders took a gritty road win over Lamar School 42-39 as they were looking to bounce back after two weekend losses against North Delta and Canton Academy. It was a tough, well-earned win as Oak Hill needed a pick up before the start of district tournament.
After an 81-35 loss in district against Oxford on Friday night, the West Point Lady Wave used the past couple of days for reflection and cleaning up mistakes. On Sunday afternoon, head coach Kendall Pickens and the Lady Wave attended the Mississippi State-Ole Miss womenâ€™s basketball game and took in the collegiate action taking away valuable lessons to apply to their individual and team play.
Tuesday night West Point played absolutely great and gave the New Hope Lady Trojans everything and more.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad is back on track. After pulling off their fourth straight win Tuesday night, this time a 65-49 contest over Lamar in Meridian, the Lady Raiders look primed and ready for a run at the district and state title. Oak Hill used a high scoring first half to pull away early from the fifth-ranked Raiderettes and hold them at bay despite a 24-point performance from Olivia Mabry. The Lady Raiders stuck with their identity of balanced scoring, which is almost always a winning recipe for this team.
It can be difficult to get a win on the road. That statement is even more true in district 2 5-A boys competition as only one team has been able to pick up a win outside of their home gym.
The Green Wave entered into hostile territory Tuesday night to take on district-rival New Hope. In the previous meeting, West Point was able use a thrilling comeback to defeat the Trojans 67-63 at home.
With Spring Training just weeks away, I canâ€™t be picked on too much for writing a baseball column.
Some might raise issue since we havenâ€™t gotten the Super Bowl played, but since there are no southern teams involved in that game, Iâ€™ll take the liberty of skipping ahead to the diamond.
I donâ€™t know how much our Clay County readers have been paying attention to the offseason, but some pretty special things have happened to one of our southern baseball teams.
That would be the Atlanta Braves.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad continued their winning ways this past weekend with two convincing wins over Canton Academy and North Delta. The Lady Raiders beat the Lady Panthers 58-22 and the Lady Green Wave 46-34.
Tori Nichols towered over many of her opponents at a dominant 6â€™3â€ť during her time at Hebron Christian, not only height-wise, but talent-wise. Last year, Nichols and her fellow Lady Eagles made a deep run into the MAIS postseason and made it to the State All-Around in Clinton before being eliminated.
Sometimes it takes a little luck when it comes to winning basketball games. After winning three of their previous four games, the Raiders dropped two contests over the weekend in a 48-53 home loss to Canton and 47-56 on the road to North Delta, continuing Oak Hillâ€™s streak of very close losses. The second loss to the Panthers will place the Raiders in the third seed of the district tournament to face Winston in a go-home game.
Mississippi State University and Blair E. Batson Children Hospital have partnered together to raise money and awareness for the only childrenâ€™s hospital in the state of Mississippi.
Spearheaded by the Mississippi State Student Association and Co-Director of Late Night Events Brett Harris, the â€śOn Your Mark, Get Set, GLOW 5k Runâ€ť is set for February 7 and will start at 7 oâ€™clock at night on Mississippi Stateâ€™s Starkville campus. The run will feature local Golden Triangle Area disc jockeys positioned along the three-mile route and has already created an enormous buzz around campus.