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October 3rd

Clay County teams hit gridiron

October 3, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The games are counting for more and more marbles. The scenarios are not win or go home ... yet, but the magnitude of each game grows each passing week.
After the first half of the season, in which non-district opponents were played, the Clay County football teams are hoping to make progress in division championship bids and postseason aspirations.

October 2nd

Eagles succeed with role players

October 2, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — The stats that matter are touchdowns and yards for football’s casual observers. The marquee stats, some would call them, fill up the newspaper columns and television highlight reels constantly. Touchdowns are what people want to see on a regular basis.
The supporting cast sometimes gets pushed to the wayside. In the wake of other teammates’ success, the role players fade into the shadows.

October 1st

Darnell commits life to Christ

October 1, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

On Aug. 21, several local businesses, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) board members and coaches, who brought their teams to Starkville, kicked off the high school football season by showing the movie "When the Game Stands Tall."
After testimonies before the movie and the movie’s showing, Oak Hill junior Kaleb Darnell committed his life to Jesus Christ. He was baptized last Wednesday at the Oak Hill football field in West Point. Darnell was one of 26 high school players that committed their lives.

September 30th

US claims seventh Handa Cup

September 30, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

With the score even (12-12) after the opening round of best ball and alternate shot in the ninth annual ISPS Handa Cup, the title came down to the final day, in which the U.S. and World teams squared off in 12 individual matches.
The U.S.A.’s Beth Daniel and Juli Inkster claimed the first two of three matches en route to a 28-20 victory over the World team in the Handa Cup’s final round Sunday at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.

September 29th

Hebron downs Delta

September 29, 2014

DTL staff

PHEBA — With only 14 players on the roster, Hebron Christian does not have much time to rest.
Hebron (4-2) used three turnovers and Landon Hill’s big individual night to down Delta Academy (2-4), 38-14, in a non-district 8-man game Friday at Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
“A pretty good effort on all our parts against Delta,” Hebron Head Coach David Foster said. “Defensively, we did well not giving them the edge, and we caused some turnovers.”

Oxford throttles West Point

September 29, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

When momentum swings, anything can happen.
The Oxford Chargers made major things happen as they rode a huge upward swing to a road win.
No. 6 Oxford (4-1; 1-0 District 1-5A) scored 35 unanswered points in the final 26 minutes, dispatching West Point, 43-22, in both teams’ division opener Friday at McCallister Field in West Point. The win was Oxford’s second consecutive victory over the Green Wave after losing eight straight games when the series started in 2005.

September 27th

USA, World even in ISPS Handa Cup

September 27, 2014

Two-time Women’s U.S. Open champion Juli Inkster has a lot of fondness for Old Waverly Golf Course. One of those memories is winning her first U.S. Open at the course.
The good memories associated with the West Point golf club could continue to build as Inkster, competing in her first LPGA Legends Tour event, and foursome partner Meg Mallon helped fuel a seven-point rebound for the USA team at the ninth-annual ISPS Handa Cup Saturday at Old Waverly in West Point.

September 26th

Wave, Chargers open district play in West Point

September 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

For many high school coaches, the season is broken into three seasons.
There’s the preseason or non-district slate. After non-district portion, the overall records become obsolete as the division schedule opens up where teams jockey for positioning in the postseason bracket. By the postseason, the records are thrown out the window again, as everybody hopes to make dreams come true.

Oak Hill, Heritage intensify rivalry

September 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

When players have interactions off the gridiron, at church and social gatherings, a sense of familiarity begins to flourish between opposing forces.
Oak Hill Academy and Heritage Academy are well aware of this situation.
With many being friends off the field, bragging rights will be up for grabs when the Raiders (3-2; 1-1 District 2-AA) and the Patriots (3-2; 1-1 District 1-AAA) battle in a non-district game beginning 7 p.m. tonight at OHA in West Point.

September 25th

EMCC takes 16-game streak to Itawamba

September 25, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

SCOOBA — Having reached the midpoint of their regular-season football slate, the No. 1-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College travel to Fulton to meet MACJC North Division foe Itawamba Community College Thursday evening on the ICC campus. Kickoff at ICC’s Eaton Field is set for 7 p.m.

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