Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
Recently, I ran across a quote from the current Biggersville basketball coach Cliff Little in a tweet from Southern Sentinelâ€™s Kedrick Storey. Coach Little in reference to his upcoming opponent, Blue Mountain, said that they were â€śhungryâ€¦Theyâ€™re like a man by a dumpster looking for a crumb.â€ť Though some may see that as a slight at Blue Mountain or maybe even a negative remark about homelessness, Coach Littleâ€™s remark about Blue Mountain was the biggest compliment. Never would I want to be in an all-out brawl with someone who was that hungry.
The Lady Raiders had won three straight games in the MAIS AA North Tournament taking Oak Hill all the way to the championship game Saturday afternoon.
Under the direction of head coach Stan Hughey, Oak Hill vanquished the Riverdale Academy Lady Rebels to open the tournament and gutted out two wins over Marshall Academy and Prairie View Academy in route to the championship.
Itâ€™s time for West Point High School softball again. The 2013 campaign saw its first pitch this past weekend at Caledonia. The WPHS girls will take the field at home again on February 26. The 2013 Lady Green Wave softball roster is Tytianna Anderson, Qiayon Bailey, Breanna Bigham, Tori Boatner, Chamiya Brownlee, Anissa Burnett, Ashli Coggins, Mahailya Dearing, Elizabeth Dexter, Alexis Gates, Savannah Hodnett, Jequailia Huggins, Shamiya Lyles, Tempestt Mill, Shaerica Moore, Audrianna Randle, Kaylee Rhea, Shala Robertson and Abby Scott.
Following a 57-48 loss at the hands of Leake Academy, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders found themselves in the consolation game of the AA North State Tournament. The loss to Leake on Friday did not eliminate the Raiders from postseason contention but placed them with a lower possible seed heading into this weekâ€™s state tournament. Standing in the way of Oak Hill for the third seed was district 2-AA mate Canton Academy.
The Lady Raiders continued their postseason run in the MAIS AA North State Tournament on the campus of Leake Academy.
In the quarterfinal round, Oak Hill met up with division 1-AA opponent Marshall Academy. The Lady Raiders and Lady Patriots had played twice during the regular season, splitting the series.
Oak Hill has enjoyed the postseason this week with wins over North Delta School and Central Hinds Academy, the number one seed from district 3-AA. These two wins during the week placed the Raiders into the MAIS AA North State semi-finals and punched their ticket into the AA State Tournament.
Friday night the Raiders returned to the hardwood to take on the Leake Academy Rebels in their third match-up of the season. In the previous two meetings, the Rebels had gotten the better of Oak Hill defeating the Raiders both times.
David Henley has one rebound come right into his hands during Saturdayâ€™s game.
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The Oak Hill Raiders clinched a berth into the MAIS AA State Tournament next week after a Wednesday victory over the Central Hinds Cougars.
In the quarterfinals, the Raiders outplayed the Cougars and soundly defeated the district 3-AA tournament champions 65-24. Oak Hill used great performances from Drake Riley and John Wesley Williamson to help propel themselves to the state tournament berth.
The Lady Eagles took on Sharkey-Issequena Academy in the opening round of the MAIS A North Central Tournament on the campus of Calhoun Academy.
Hebron Christian jumped out to an early 18-11 lead in the first half, but were outscored by Sharkey 15-3 in the second quarter giving the Lady Confederates a 26-21 advantage going into halftime. The Lady Eagles answered during the third quarter regaining the lead with three minutes left in the quarter and closed the third leading 33-32. Foul trouble hampered Hebron in the fourth quarter allowing Sharkey to pull away and defeat Hebron 59-40.