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October 25th, 2010

Oak Hill Senior Nigh One to Remembe

October 25, 2010

Oak Hill football seniors Drew Pickle, Jordan Hawkins and Doss Miller were all honored in a pre-game ceremony last Friday night in recognition of their final home game as Oak Hill Raiders.

When it comes to money, baseball playoffs rife with diversity

October 25, 2010

Baseball fans love stories about the underdog. They also love to hate the New York Yankees, that is of course, non-Yankee fans love to hate the Yankees.
The Yankees are an easy target because they are in the playoff mix nearly every season, missing only one post-season since 1995. A perception of greed and cut throat business surrounds the New York organization, which spends more money than any of the other 29 teams in baseball. Some have referred to them as the “evil empire.”

October 23rd

West Point pulls away from Saltillo in 49-0 rout

October 23, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Beware, Class 5A contenders.....The defending champs just might have their swagger back.
On the heels of two straight last-second wins over Oxford and Lake Cormorant, the West Point Green Wave looked like a team hungry to return to championship form Friday night, completely dominating Division 1-5A foe Saltillo in a convincing 49-0 rout – and it wasn’t even that close.

Shaw lifts Eagles over Calhoun Academy 38-30

October 23, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Friday night’s Hebron Christian Eagles (2-7; 0-2) and Calhoun Academy Cougars 1-9; 0-2) game was a wild one. It was an offensive shootout that finally ended with a 38-30 homecoming win for the Eagles.
For the first time in 2010, the Eagles dropped down to eight-man football, taking on a Cougar team that has played with those numbers all year.
“It was a typical eight-man game, where it’s stop me, and I’ll try to stop you,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “That’s the kind of a game it was.”

Marshall takes non-district game from Raiders 35-7

October 23, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raider (3-7; 1-1) played their final home game of the 2010 regular season on Friday night. Playing a very competitive Marshall Academy team (7-2), the Raiders were unable to overcome an early deficit, falling 35-7 to the Patriots.
The good news for the Raiders is that this game was not a district match. That will come in the final game of the season which will be next week.

October 21st

West Point four to play All-Star games

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
With about three weeks left to go in the regular season, honors are already starting to pour in for players on the West Point Green Wave football team.
It was announced on Wednesday that senior defensive standout Tommy Keys and senior quarterback Justin Cox were selected to represent the state during the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
The game will be played in Mobile on December 11.
“As a coach, you nominate as many players as you can,” Chambless said. “You hope you at least have one or two picked. We have two picked.”

Saltillo coming to town for district match with Green Wave

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Almost two dozen seniors will be recognized on the field prior to tonight’s division game between the West Point Green Wave (7-1; 4-0) and the Saltillo Tigers (3-5; 0-4). Moments later, the 23 upper class men will be taking the home field for the final time during the regular season.
“Senior nigh is one of those things you dread as a player,” West Point head coach Chris Chambless said. “It’s the last time you play on your home field in a regular season game.”

Oak Hill welcomes Marshall, says goodbye to seniors

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (3-6; 1-1) will look to make it two in a row against the Patriots of Marshall Academy (6-2; 2-1) tonight.
The two teams will go at in a non-district match that will include senior night for Oak Hill’s upper class men.
The final home game for the Raiders will be against a tough Marshall team that is riding a two-game win streak, both district games against Kirk and Indianola.
While the Patriots will be looking to get sharp for a likely playoff run, the Raiders’ playoff future lies at least a week away at Winston.

Eagles seek homecoming win

October 21, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-7; 0-2) will be celebrating homecoming tonight, and they will be trying to get back on the winning side of the win-loss column for the first time since week three at West Memphis Christian School.
They will be taking on Calhoun Academy (1-8; 0-6) in a non-district battle tonight.
The Eagles are coming off one of their best efforts of the season, a league game against Immanuel last week.
During that game, Hebron was leading well into the fourth quarter, but they let a 22-14 lead slip away into a 35-22 loss to the Rams.

October 20th

Cox, Keys Make Mississippi All-Star Roster

October 20, 2010

Late Wednesday afternoon, the roster for Mississippi’s All-Star football team was released for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game that will be played December 11 in Mobile. West Point Green Wave players Tommy Keys and Justin Cox made the team’s roster. West Point head coach Chris Chambless will also be an assistant coach for Mississippi. A full story will appear in tomorrow’s paper.

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