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September 5th, 2014

Wave, Jackets meet in rivalry game

September 5, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Jaime Mitchell, the Starkville Yellow Jackets’ head coach, said the best games he has been a part of in his five-year tenure with the black and gold have come against the West Point Green Wave.
“You can bank on West Point being ready to play us,” Mitchell said. “The Starkville and West Point game will always give you your money’s worth. They are the toughest and most physical football team we will play all year. We are certainly going to have our work cut out for us.”
There is good reason that is the case.

August 28th

Wave, South Panola set for Thursday play

August 28, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Two of the most storied programs in Mississippi high school football meet for the fourth consecutive year in non-district competition. Though the game has few implications toward postseason berths and state championship aspirations, the game has developed a life of its own. So, why not play the four quarters on a special night?
West Point and South Panola, holders of 17 combined state championships, will take the state’s center stage at 7 p.m. tonight on McCallister Field at West Point High School.

August 22nd

Oak Hill, Hebron Christian open seasons on road

August 22, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oak Hill Raiders, under new Head Coach Tony Stanford, begin their season on the road against the Hartfield Academy Hawks at 7 p.m. tonight in Flowood. Stanford said he would like to start out his tenure on a good note.
“We need to get some momentum started,” Stanford said. “After Hartfield, we will hit Marshall Academy, Tri-County Academy and Winston Academy, which are all really good ball clubs. We need a win under our belt.”

Filling big shoes

August 22, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Quincy Starks might not need an alarm set for this morning. He probably will not sleep much anyway. His dreams of tonight’s game against the Grenada Chargers are too exciting.
Starks gets “hyped” whenever he imagines the feelings he’ll have and actions he will perform at McCallister Field.

August 20th

Lady Eagles sweep Lady Volunteers

August 20, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — Following a week off due to inclement weather, Hebron Christian needed a push-start to get its campaign rolling again. That momentum went in the right direction against Starkville Academy.
Sophomore Brooke Griffin pitched a complete game in six frames, and the Lady Eagles (5-6; 0-1 District 3-A) kept their innings alive, scoring eight runs with two outs to defeat the Lady Volunteers, 17-4, in a MAIS fast-pitch softball game Monday at Starkville Academy in Starkville.

August 19th

West Point, Louisville tie in scrimmage

August 19, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — West Point and Louisville will just have to be satisfied to have competed against somebody other than teammates. Nothing separated the pair, but preseason practices finally had an end game.
The Green Wave and the Wildcats, defending MHSAA Class-3A state champions, played to a 7-7 tie in two quarters of action in the New Hope High School fall jamboree Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

August 15th

Oak Hill Raiders turn focus to defense

August 15, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill Head Coach Tony Stanford uses the adage that defense wins championships.
The first-year head coach for the Raiders has seen promise from his defensive unit during the first three weeks of the preseason and is hoping it carries over into the regular season.

West Point to face Louisville in scrimmage

August 15, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Green Wave fans will get their first look at this season’s edition of the team with a Saturday afternoon scrimmage.
West Point faces defending Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class-3A state champion Louisville Wildcats at 3 p.m. at Scott Field in Starkville. The scrimmage is a part of the New Hope High School fall jamboree, which boasts six different match-ups, beginning with a scrimmage between Philadelphia and Aberdeen at 9 a.m.
Last year, Louisville stunned West Point with a 35-14 victory in the two-quarter scrimmage.

August 11th

Hebron football concludes preseason camp

August 11, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — While classmates were enjoying their final days of summer break, 12 Hebron Christian football players went through two-a-days, preparing for the upcoming season.
Long days on the practice field, executing drills and acclimating to the heat, were the norm for the Eagles four-day, three-night preseason camp at HCS in Pheba. Hebron Head Coach David Foster said he was pleased with his team’s overall effort.

West Point football program ranked No. 3

August 11, 2014

DTL staff

Since 2004, Maxpreps, a national high school athletic website in affiliation with CBS Sports, has compiled schedules, statistics and scores for high school athletic programs across the nation. In those 10 years, Maxpreps has provided rankings of teams in each state and also on a national level, based on school size, through a computer system.

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