Archive - Sports Article
September 22nd, 2010
The best may be yet to come for the Hebron Christian School Diamond Eagles (21-9; 8-0). Thatâ€™s hard to believe considering the season they have had thus far.
Today they appear in the standings with just nine losses. Each one of those, hard fought games against tough non-conference opponents.
In the conference, which boasts competition like Kemper, Winona, Calhoun and Central, the Lady Raiders are unbeaten, and they will go into the post-season unbeaten in district play.
They played their final district match last week at Calhoun, ending the conference season with a 19-0 win.
West Point kids are about to be enjoying Americaâ€™s new sport in soccer. They are also going to be hitting the gridiron pretty soon, as peewee football and youth soccer began practicing this week in a season set to start at the first of October.
That being said, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department has a number of big things happening, some as soon as this weekend, and others throughout the the 2010-2011 school year.
The most pertinent is this weekendâ€™s USSSA baseball tournament that will take place at the sportsplex this Saturday.
For 14 of the girls listed on the Hebron Christian Eagles softball roster this season, there will be at least one more year of high school fast pitch.
For seven girls, one third of the entire team, tomorrow nightâ€™s game against Winston will be their final regular season match. The upcoming playoffs will give them a reprieve, but eventually, these seven girls will play their last out for Hebron.
Monday night was bitter-sweet for the four members of the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raider softball team.
The crowd, which was on hand to watch the varsity team be beaten by Hebron 11-0, also had to say good-bye to the teamâ€™s four seniors who have played so well for the Lady Raiders.
Abby Falkner, Anne Stevens, Mary Helon Hays and Paige Dawkins were presented roses and honored with their parents between the varsity and junior varsity games with Hebron.
On Friday night, the West Point Green Wave (3-1) will be traveling in their first in-state road football game of 2010. Three weeks ago, the Wave traveled to Dayton Beach, Fla. to play Mainland High School.
Other than that, West Point has had home field advantage. In week one, they hosted Shannon in a 39-14 win.
They followed that up with the big road win at Daytona, but returned to be beaten by Starkville 21-20. Last week, they got back on the winning track, with a 28-13 win over a very good Noxubee County team.
On Friday, they will be going to play the 2-2 Rams of Indianola-Gentry.
Oak Hill is coming off a breakout game from last Friday night. Taking out some early-season frustrations on the Eagles of Hebron Christian Academy, the Raiders knocked off their cross-county opponents 46-12.
Making it a 1-4 overall record on the season, it was back to business as usual for Oak Hill head coach Leroy Gregg and his players on Monday. Gregg said there was intensity on the practice field, but it was no different than any of the other weeks after a game.
By Bryan Davis
Last week, the West Point Junior High football seventh grade team fought Noxubee County in a gritty game of defense. That game ended in a 0-0 tie.
This week, the seventh grade team was at it again, and the Thursday night home battle against Columbus turned out to be another tie ball game, ending in an 8-8 tie.
West Point fullback Dameon Lee provided the only scoring for the Green Wave in the game, beating the Falcon defenders to the end zone for a five yard touchdown rush.
By Bryan Davis
Year number two of the series between the Oak Hill Academy Raiders and Hebron Christian Eagles football teams was completed on Friday night.
The crowds were ever present on the home and visitor sides, as fans from across the county came out to watch the two close communities battle it out in the building Clay County rivalry.
Last year, Hebron traveled to Oak Hill, and they were defeated 14-0. This year, they were hosting, and they wanted a little revenge.
Last Friday night, the Benton Academy Raiders (1-3) came to Phebe to take on the Eagles of Hebron Christian School (1-4), and they scored 46 points off the Eagle defense and special teams.
Two nights ago, a different set of Raiders came to Hebron, but they brought the same results.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-4) brought their best play of the season to the Eaglesâ€™ field, and they defeated Hebron 46-12.
By Bryan Davis
Last season, the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-3) and the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-4) started, what everyone hopes to be, a long-lasting rival series in Clay County.
Hebron traveled to Oak Hill in 2009, and they were sent away with a 14-0 loss.
This year, the Eagles will be hosting the Raiders, in a rematch, to see who wins the Clay County title in 2010.
Neither the Eagles nor the Raiders have a had a lot going for them in the first four weeks of the regular season.
The Eagles dropped their first two games, getting out-scored 79-6.