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October 1st

Darnell commits life to Christ

October 1, 2014


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


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


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


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


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.

September 22nd

West Point beats Noxubee in second half

September 22, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Green Wave might have found its identity as a second-half team in the past two weeks.
The Wave used 19 unanswered points in the final two quarters to defeat the Noxubee County Tigers, 33-19, Friday at McCallister Field in West Point.
Trailing at halftime, senior Quincy Starks scored two rushing touchdowns, a 10-yarder in the third quarter and a 46-yarder to begin the fourth quarter. Senior Kadarius Fordside scored the knock-out blow with a 4-yard touchdown carry at the 3:47 mark.

Oak Hill survives Newton

September 22, 2014


The final two quarters were not for the faint of heart.
Despite four turnovers, three during the second half, Oak Hill (3-2; 1-1 District 2-AA) avoided a disastrous Homecoming game as the Newton County Academy Generals missed a go-ahead field goal with less than 10 seconds remaining in a 29-27 decision Friday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

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