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August 16th

Gridiron action gets under way: Oak Hill takes on Pickens Academy tonight

August 16, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders will take the field tonight against the Pickens Academy Pirates in Carrollton, Al, slated to start at 6:30 p.m.

The Raiders are looking confident in their early fall practices and are ready to actually hit somebody else other than their teammates said Oak Hill head coach Daniel Merchant. According to Merchant, Pickens Academy were the 2012 runner-ups in the Alabama Independent Schools Association single-A classification and will have a very strong football team.

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New Coach, Familiar Face

August 16, 2013

Roger Burton will tell you that he bleeds green-and-white and there is no one doubting that answer.

After two years away from West Point High School, Burton returned to the Green Wave football program, hoping to continue the success he experienced during his earlier three-year stint between 2008 and 2011. Burton is a familiar name, a familiar face and a coach that many of the West Point players and coaching staff have known prior to this season.

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August 6th

Oak Hill Football gets practice on

August 6, 2013

"No shortcuts, no excuses!" That's the motto for the Oak Hill Raiders this season following a 6-6 overall record in 2012 and a playoff berth, the first since 2009.

Hebron Christian building bonds at camp

August 6, 2013

People tend to get to know each other better when they have to stay within close proximity to one another.

That's exactly what Hebron Christian's head football coach David Foster is hoping will happen during his three-day football camp being held on the campus of the school in Pheba.


July 30th

Oak Hill softball drops first three contests of 2013

July 30, 2013

Growing pains come with their lumps.
The Oak Hill softball team and first year head coach Nathan Ellis may have hoped for a better start to the 2013 campaign as the Lady Raiders dropped their first three games. The Lady Raiders are a young ball club that will be working on improving week in and week out.

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Lady Eagles take flight in victory over JA

July 30, 2013

It is always nice to pick up a win on the first game of a season, it becomes even better win the pitcher hurls six innings of hitless softball.

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July 26th

Hebron Christian football looks for fruitful off-season

July 26, 2013

The Eagles are hoping that 2013 summer workouts will pay dividends when the season kicks off.

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July 24th

Lady Eagles welcome back coach and look toward improved 2013 season

July 24, 2013

Cass Tapley has been involved with the sport of softball for a while now.
Tapley coached his daughter Chloe for her whole career as a softball player at Hebron where she dominated in the circle as a pitcher fanning over one thousands batters and did an equally as dominant job in the batter’s box. Yet when Chloe chose to forgo her senior season last year due to illness, Cass followed suit giving the control of Hebron softball to first-time head coach David Hudson.

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July 19th

State of Oak Hill Athletics

July 19, 2013

The 2012-2013 athletic year saw an upswing for Oak Hill Academy’s Athletic program and Athletic Director and head girls’ basketball coach Stan Hughey hopes that the momentum continues to go in favor of the red-and-white.

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July 17th

All-Stars prep for Southaven

July 17, 2013

Jonah Caskey

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