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September 14th, 2010
Tonight, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its coaches meeting for the upcoming soccer season.
The Parks Director, James Crowley, is calling on anyone who is interested in volunteering to be coach this Fall to attend tonightâs meeting.
Last week, Parks Assistant Director Jarod McDaniel put the call out to the community.
âWe definitely need soccer coaches,â McDaniel said. Anyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you donât have a kid playing, and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.â
Last Saturday, the 2010 Mossy Oak 5k run jumped off the West Point Prairie Arts Festival. The 8 a.m. start was a good one for the winners of the race.
Overall, the top female winner was Melody Morgan at 20:39. She is from Pontotoc.
Starkville native Joseph MacGown won at 17:29 in the male category.
Ages 0-9 saw female winner Keturah Johnson come in a t 29:37. She is from Columbus.
The 0-9 top male was West Point native Doug Laden at 28:06.
By Bryan Davis
For the last two weeks, the Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School (14-8; 4-0) have been cutting it close, playing nothing but one-run games. They have won some, and they have lost some.
What they needed on Tuesday night was a little breathing room for starter Chloe Tapley, who had to pitch eight innings her last time out. She did strikeout a season high 17 batters in last Thursdayâs extra-inning win over Kemper Academy.
The West Point Parks and Recreation Department is in need of volunteers to coach soccer this Fall.
As the season cools down, football and soccer will heat up, and right now there is a shortage of soccer coaches in a league that is steadily growing.
âWe definitely need some soccer coaches,â said recreation department assistant director Jarod McDaniel. âAnyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you donât have a kid playing and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.â
After falling at home in their first two ball games, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-3) were hoping that they could find some magic on the road against Indianola last Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, whatever magic they had, they left here in West Point before making the trip.
Indianola gave Oak Hill its worst beating to date, with a 25-0 defeat of the Raiders.
It was a tough night to say the least, but it certainly does not spell the end of things for the Raiders, who still pack a lot of talent, coming into this weekâs contest at Leake.
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
West Point fans, youâve been summoned.
When the 2-0 Green Wave hit the field Friday night for their annual rivalry tussle with arch-rival Starkville, Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless has one wish: He wants the craziest crowd possible.
By Bryan Davis
It was an afternoon of fives for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders and their head coach, Marion Bratton.
Tuesday was Brattonâs 55th birthday. He was born at 5:55 a.m. in 1955. The game ended with an Oak Hill 6-2 win in the fifth inning, leading to a lot of high fives in the circle when the game was over.
âIt was a very sweet 55th birthday,â Bratton said. âIt was a great birthday present.â
The game ended on a time limit, just after Meg McBrayer sliced a three-run triple down the right field line to give her team the decisive win.
By Bryan Davis
Last weekâs win over Winston Academy was huge for the Diamond Raiders of Oak Hill Academy.
The Lady Raiders gutted out a one-run victory that kept their playoff hopes alive.
They are going to be trying to stay in the post-season hunt this evening, as they face off against the Lady Mavericks of Manchester Academy, at home.
The playoff chances are still faint, but they are there, and the Lady Raiders can still make it in if all of the cards fall in the right places.
By Bryan Davis
Itâs been a tale of one-run ball games for the Lady Eagles over the last two weeks. Theyâve won some, and they have fallen as well. Last Thursday, the Hebron girls had a bout with Kemper Academy, at home.
On this one-run occasion, the Lady Eagles prevailed by a 2-1 score.
âWe moved Freshman Alaina Hill into the leadoff spot on Tuesday and it sure paid off today,â said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings, as Chloe Tapley took to the circle for Hebron, as she has done faithfully all season.
Associated Press Writer
STARKVILLE, (AP) â Mississippi Stateâs Tyler Russell is a nervous wreck no more.
The backup quarterback showed plenty of cool as he tied a school record with four touchdown passes, leading the Bulldogs to one of their best offensive performances in a thorough 49-7 win over Memphis on Saturday night.