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September 9th, 2010

Raiders to face Leake tomorrow night

September 9, 2010

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 week’s contest at Leake.

September 8th

Wave coach: ‘We need a loud crowd Friday’

September 8, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
West Point fans, you’ve 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.

Diamond Raiders give coach a 6-2 win for his birthday

September 8, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It was an afternoon of fives for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders and their head coach, Marion Bratton.
Tuesday was Bratton’s 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.
“It was a very sweet 55th birthday,” Bratton said. “It was a great birthday present.”
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.

September 7th

Diamond Raiders at home tonight to face Lady Mavericks

September 7, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last week’s 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.

Hebron knocks off Kemper 2-1, will play Winston tonight

September 7, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It’s been a tale of one-run ball games for the Lady Eagles over the last two weeks. They’ve 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.
“We moved Freshman Alaina Hill into the leadoff spot on Tuesday and it sure paid off today,” 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.

Memphis no match for MSU

September 7, 2010

By ChrisTalbott
Associated Press Writer
STARKVILLE, (AP) — Mississippi State’s 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.

In double overtime, Jacksonville upsets Rebels in opener

September 7, 2010

By David Brandt
Associated Press Writer
OXFORD, (AP) — On the final crazy play of a crazy game, Jacksonville State running back Calvin Middleton found himself in the middle of a mass of bodies as quarterback Coty Blanchard lofted a 2-point conversion pass toward the end zone.
Somehow, through the arms and legs, Middleton came down with the football as the Gamecocks celebrated a stunning 49-48 victory over Mississippi in double overtime.

September 2nd

Eagles getting healthy, ready to play again

September 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
When the 2010 season started, Hebron head coach Greg Watkins knew that the first few weeks were going to be tough. Although numbers were up for the Eagles, the roster began with less than 20, and the team needs the first few games to adjust before district play starts.
That’s still about a month away, and the Eagles are a good ways from being ready to compete for a playoff spot, but they are getting there, week by week and quarter by quarter.

Lady Raiders dig deep for vital district victory

September 2, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Oak Hill’s Lady Raiders thought they had two strikes against them before they even loaded the bus for district rival, Winston Academy, Monday afternoon. Veteran pitcher Mamie Allen and all-around standout, Tori Ellis, would both spend the game on the bench with injuries.
Maegen Ellis took the pitching circle for Allen and Coach Marion Bratton moved his outfielders around to compensate for Tori Ellis’s loss, putting Codi Williams in right field and moving Anne Stevens to left field. Meg McBrayer moved up to play third base for Maegen Ellis.

September 1st

West Point players represent community well

September 1, 2010

Daytona Beach told the West Point community several months ago that they were going to be as hospitable as possible when the Green Wave came down to play Mainland High School.
The city lived up to that promise, and the Green Wave football players lived up to their promise to be great guests while in the ocean front community.
West Point head coach Chris Chambless and his 16 assistant coaches took 81 high school football players on a three-day trip, which included two 13 drives, and he could not help but brag on his kids’ behavior over the weekend.

 

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