Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
John Wesley Williamson was selected as the local winner of the Wendyâ€™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 Wendyâ€™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
Oak Hill Academyâ€™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
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 Womenâ€™s Basketball head coach Sharon Fanning Otis took to the podium to deliver her words of wisdom.
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.
After making the first round of the playoffs, the Hebron Christian Eagles will be raising their expectations in the 2013 baseball campaign.
â€śYeah, expectations are to make the playoffs,â€ť said assistant coach Cass Tapely about the expectation for the season, â€śwe want to make a deeper run this year.â€ť
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 Pointâ€™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.
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
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.
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.