Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
Head Coach Gary Vaughn and his Hebron Christian Eagles are chomping at the bit as they are ready to enter into the district 3-A basketball tournament tonight.
Hebron has not played a game in over two weeks and have been really anticipating entering into the tournament. Even though some Eagles fans may be looking ahead to Saturday night, Coach Vaughn knows his team has to take care of Calhoun Academy first understanding how important the game is for seeding.
Oak Hillâs Head Coach Brian Middleton knows how important tonightâs game is against Canton Academy as the Raiders have yet to defeat the Cougars this season.
âA big game,â said Coach Middleton during a phone interview Thursday, âa win over Canton puts us one step closer to a district championship.â
When it was all said and done on Wednesday, five colleges, both in and out of state, got signatures from eight West Point High School seniors to play football in the fall.
The class includes Mario Virges (East Mississippi Community College), Tez Lane (Northeast Mississippi Community College), Freddie Reed (University of North Alabama), Lyndon Johnson (Holmes Community College), Ed Brown (Coastal Carolina), Eric Lemus (East Mississippi Community College), Treâ Bennett (Holmes Community College) and Terence âT.J.â Minor (East Mississippi Community College).
Hebron Christianâs Junior HIgh Lady Eagles were victorious on Friday night in the MAIS district 3-A tournament at Woods Junior College in Mathiston.
Thursday, Hebron had to make it through the first round of play against Central Academy of Macon. The Lady Eagles were successful in their attempt to take down the Lady Vikings and punched their ticket to the district title game.
The Oak Hill Junior High Raiders picked up their fourth consecutive district and kept the fifty plus winning streak alive. The Raiders defeated Immanual Christian Schools Junior High team on Saturday night to pick up their fourth straight title.
The Lady Wave knew that Friday night was important, not only for their four senior players playing in their final regular-season home game but Friday was also important for district standings.
Blocking the way of West Pointâs chances for victory were the Saltillo Lady Tigers, the team which the Lady Wave defeated earlier in the season 50-48 at Saltillo.
Oak Hillâs Junior High squads battled it out at the district tournament in Louisville at Winston Academy on Thursday night, playing Canton. The boys won 60-21, and the girls dominated, winninng 49-31. To the left, Drew Riley throws up a shot against a defender, and on the right, Mikalya Poindexter dribbles the ball down the court for the Lady Raiders. The two teams went at it again on Saturday, and the varsity teams had their senior night celebration on Friday. Full coverage of these games will be in Tuesdayâs edition of the Daily Times Leader. Photo by Dana Smith
The atmosphere in the West Point High School gym was pure electric on Senior night as five West Point Green Wave players were recognized for their contribution to the West Point basketball program.
The opponent for Senior Night was district-foe, the Saltillo Tigers. In the previous contest between West Point and Saltillo, the Tigers got the better of the Wave 72-59 in Saltillo. This time around Head Coach Brad Cox and his squad hoped to return the favor.