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November 14th

Road to Starkville begins

November 14, 2014


The West Point Green Wave is well-known for its football prowess and multiple successes, including seven state titles – the most recent coming in 2010. The Germantown Mavericks, for many, are just finding their niche in the Mississippi high school football landscape after forming as a consolidated high school in August 2011 in Madison County.
In the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class-5A playoffs, an old power squares off against a new power.

November 12th

Hebron girls win first over Starkville Christian

November 12, 2014


STARKVILLE — Hebron Christian’s offensive formula was simple … get the ball to the front court. That’s where lengthy junior Victoria Ferguson and sophomore Holly Hudson dominated all night.
Ferguson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, Hudson scored 13 and Hebron (1-1) grabbed a 55-37 win over Starkville Christian Monday at Starkville Christian School.

Eagles down Starkville Christian

November 12, 2014


STARKVILLE — The Hebron Christian Eagles traded the oblong football for the round basketball three days after being ousted from the Mississippi Association of Independent School (MAIS) 8-man football quarterfinals.
Though bumpy at times, the Eagles proved the better team on the court Monday night.
Landon Hill scored 17 points, Clay Faulkner contributed 16 and Hebron won its regular season opener 67-46 over the Starkville Christian Cougars (3-2) at Starkville Christian School.

November 11th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 11, 2014

Pro Football Recap

Thursday 11/6

Cleveland (6-3) 24 @

Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3

The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.

Sunday 11/9/14

Arizona (8-1) 31 vs

Darnell, Oak Hill survive Noxubee surge

November 11, 2014


The Noxubee County Tigers could not have asked for a better scenario to escape with a win.
They just could not close the deal. The Oak Hill Raiders, however, found the way.
Kaleb Darnell, who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, knocked down one of two free-throw attempts with six seconds left in overtime to give the Raiders (1-1) a 46-45 win over Noxubee in the West Point Classic Saturday at West Point High School.
“I didn’t want another overtime period,” Darnell said. “I was calm at the free-throw line, and I made it happen.”

Lady Raiders down Marshall Academy

November 11, 2014

DTL staff

The Oak Hill Lady Raiders are off to a great start in the early parts of the regular season.
Behind scoring leader Sarah Dill, who had 21 points and nine rebounds, Oak Hill collected its sixth win – a 47-37 victory over the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots – Saturday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The win did not come without a little adversity.
“We got down in the first half, but we shut them down in the second half,” Lady Raiders’ Head Coach Brian Middleton said. “We did a much better job defensively, which made the difference.”

Defense secures West Point’s opening victory

November 11, 2014


Kelly Martin settled his feet and prepared his body for contact. As the Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA) Patriot slammed into Martin, he fell to the floor. The referee’s whistle shrieked, issuing a charge foul. The West Point bench clapped and cheered.
The charge call was one of three consecutive during the first quarter that set the defensive tone the Green Wave had in the first 32 minutes of the season.

November 7th

Hebron wants to shock Sharkey-Issaquena

November 7, 2014


PHEBA — An unsuspecting presence could be the epitome for Hebron Christian getting a win in its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) 8-man football playoff game.
5-foot-8, 133-pound Brian Eaddy is the personification of the winning formula the Eagles (6-3; 3-1 District 7-A) will need to come out victorious against undefeated Sharkey-Issaquena Academy.
It is comparable to David versus Goliath.

West Point outlasts Lewisburg

November 7, 2014

OLIVE BRANCH – Demontae Rush carried 20 times for 246 yards, Dason Thomas tossed four touchdown passes and the West Point Green Wave (8-4; 5-2 District 1-5A) won a shoot-out over the Lewisburg Patriots, 65-51, in a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) District 1-5A game Thursday night at Lewisburg High School.

November 6th

Wave closes out with Lewisburg

November 6, 2014


A routine can mean everything for a football team, especially when preparing for a district game during the season.
Monday and Tuesday are usually the toughest practices of the week followed by Wednesday, which is usually gearing down for a Thursday walk-through.
Four preparation days toward a game is typically the allotted time frame for high school football teams. However, the West Point Green Wave is not getting that luxury this week.

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