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One student at West Point High School, Oak Hill Academy and Hebron Christian School is going to get a little help with college next fall, providing they are planning to attend Mississippi State University.
The MSU Alumni Chapter in West Point will be hosting its fourth-annual golf tournament to raise money for scholarships that will go to one Bulldog-bound student from each area high school.
The golf tournament, which will be played on May 6, 2013 is the primary way the chapter raises money for these scholarships.
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders will kick off State Tournament play at Canton against Columbia at 4 p.m. The OHA boys will follow directly at 5:15 p.m. against Central Private (Louisiana). Photo Courtesy of Kristen Stevens
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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