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February 26th

Williamson winner of local Wendy’s Heisman

February 26, 2013

John Wesley Williamson was selected as the local winner of the Wendy’s Heisman award for Oak Hill Academy. He was also a state finalist. There were only 20 state finalists, 10 girls and 10 boys. He recently attended the Wendy’s Heisman Awards luncheon in Jackson where he received a medal and trophy. The guest speaker was former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. John Wesley is the son of Wes and Michelle Williamson. He plans to attend Mississippi State University in the fall and major in business law. Submitted Photo

Dill, Atkins honored

February 26, 2013

Oak Hill Academy’s Sarah Dill and Shay Atkins were named to the 2013 MAIS AA State Tournament All-Tournament team after their outstanding performances at the state tourney in Canton last week. Submitted Photo

Otis closes out Upward season

February 26, 2013

After six Saturdays of basketball games and many practices, the West End Baptist Church concluded their Upward Basketball season with a banquet honoring the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, and program organizers, Monday, February 26.
The banquet, held on the campus of Mary Holmes College, was full of excited children and great fellowship amongst everyone in the gymnasium. Following a great meal, former Mississippi State University Women’s Basketball head coach Sharon Fanning Otis took to the podium to deliver her words of wisdom.

February 25th

Lady Raiders fall to Prairie View 55-45

February 25, 2013

It was a rematch of the AA North State Tournament semi-final as the Oak Hill Lady Raiders met up with Prairie View Academy again this past Saturday. In the previous meeting, the Lady Raiders used a second half rally to overcome a 12-point deficit to defeat the Lady Spartans 55-50.

Hebron raising expectations for 2013 season

February 25, 2013

After making the first round of the playoffs, the Hebron Christian Eagles will be raising their expectations in the 2013 baseball campaign.
“Yeah, expectations are to make the playoffs,” said assistant coach Cass Tapely about the expectation for the season, “we want to make a deeper run this year.”
With a three senior looking to start, Hebron will also rely on underclassmen to fill in the other six spots in field. Yet the underclassmen will not lack experience as many of them picked up valuable experience in the past seasons.

West Point gearing up for baseball season

February 25, 2013

West Point’s head coach Buddy Wyers feels this team may have the right chemistry. The chemistry which can give experience to younger players and put wins in the win columns. It will be this chemistry that will help the Green Wave find victories in schedule that is full of challenges.
Already getting the season under way, West Point had a great showing in Columbus as the Diamond Wave played abbreviated games against Caledonia and Hamilton in a baseball jamboree. Coach Wyers pointed to a good showing from his young pitching staff that picked up their first true varsity pitch counts.

February 22nd

Baseball sign-up through Thursday

February 22, 2013

Sign ups for Baseball, Softball and T-ball are going on at West Point Parks and Recreation. The deadline to get a player registered is February 28. Sign up location is the Recreation Building (by the skate park and old fairgrounds) where forms are available. Cost is $40.00. Submitted Photo

Lady Raiders sunk by Bowling Green 58-49

February 22, 2013

It was the semi-final round of the MAIS AA State Tournament Friday as the Oak Hill Lady Raiders took the floor against a strong Bowling Green School of Louisiana.

Seasoned Oak Hill ready for 2013 baseball season

February 22, 2013

It is about that time of year again when you start to hear the pop of the ball hitting the glove, and the ping of the aluminum bat followed by the cheers for a long-driven home run ball. As you maybe could guess, it is time for the high school baseball season to get under way here in West Point.

February 21st

Oak Hill Raiders eliminated from postseason

February 21, 2013

Oak Hill Academy qualified for the MAIS AA State Tournament with a win over North Delta School last week in Madden on the campus of Leake Academy. The Raiders were unable to further their seeding though after two losses to Leake and Canton Academy in the following days of the tournament. The losses placed Oak Hill into the fourth seed and gave them a date with the AA South State Champions Central Private School of Central, Louisiana.

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