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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.
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.
The Lady Raiders returned to action Wednesday in the first round of the MAIS AA State Tournament on the campus of Canton Academy. Placed as a second seed out of the north, Oak Hill took on the third seed from the south Columbia Academy in a 4:00 p.m. tip-off.
Google search â€śDewayne Jeffersonâ€ť, and click the first link that you see on the list of sources containing the name. It should lead you to a Wikipedia profile which shows a short, brief paragraph about an American professional basketball player.
A West Point, Mississippi native Jefferson is well traveled. And even though the Wikipedia page does not fill in the blanks, I want to make those blanks disappear and fill them in with his story.
So you may be asking, who is Dewayne Jefferson?
For a $3 charge, you can acquire the Clay County Gridiron Review through the mail. This covers the price of the magazine and postage. Save that trip to town, and still receive the Dally Times Leaderâ€™s first football magazine. Above, Sports Editor Will Nations stands with a copy of the review. Photo by Bryan Davis
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.