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August 25th, 2010
Itâs a new week for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders, who are coming off a week one 28-14 loss to the Heritage Academy Patriots.
Friday nightâs game came down to which team could get the big plays, and it was Heritage that took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by the Raiders for a pair of touchdowns.
The Raider offense could not get free as many big runs as the Patriots did, and they were left two touchdowns in the hole when the buzzer ended the game.
FULTON â ICC will open its 2010 soccer season with heavy hearts on Saturday against perennial power Jones County Junior College as they honor the memory of fallen teammate Anna McCoy.
âWe are still feeling the sting from losing Anna,â said ICC soccer coach Mike Sullivan. âWe have her in our thoughts all the time when we are out there. We are looking forward to celebrating her memory and hopefully have a good game in her honor.â
Standing near midfield at Daytona Beachâs re-furbished Municipal Stadium, Mainland High School linebacker Mike Swillicote and his teammates marveled at the stadiumâs new artificial turf surface.
âI canât wait to get out here and play football on this stuff,â Swillicote said at the turfâs unveiling two weeks, to which his teammates quickly agreed.
Well, guys, nowâs your chance.
By Bryan Davis
Ever since falling in back-to-back games to Oak Hill two weeks ago, the Hebron Christian Diamond Eagles have been on a tear.
They are winners of four consecutive ball games, including three this past weekend at the Starkville Exposure Tournament.
Before those games, the Lady Eagles played Winona, at home, last Thursday evening, and they blasted them 13-0.
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave football team (1-0) will be making its much-anticipated trip to Daytona Beach (Fla.) this week to take on the Mainland High School Buccaneers.
For the Wave, itâs going to be a short week of practice, as the team departs on Thursday to its destination.
âItâs business as usual for us,â said Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless. âWe always use Mondays to correct mistakes from Friday, and then we start working on our next opponent.â
By Bryan Davis
Last season, the Heritage Academy Patriots looked quite intimidating out of the gates. However, down the stretch, the team experienced nine straight losses to negate a 3-0 start.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders are going to try to make it 10 consecutive loses on Friday night, and they will be trying to avenge an opening week loss to Heritage in 2009.
That loss was 47-14, and it set the tone for an 0-4 start for the Raiders.
The Patriots are going to be attempting a winning start, with a pretty formidable roster, which sports a little under 30 players.
By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Determined not to lose another land slide to district rival, Carroll Academy, Oak Hill Academyâs Lady Raiders (6-5) were ready and waiting when Carrollâs Lady Rebels came to West Point Tuesday. Coach Marion Brattonâs girls played like an altogether different team than they did in their August 5 match at Carroll, when they lost 0-10.
By Bryan Davis
Tuesday afternoon was one of those times when the community comes together to celebrate a common interest.
The community pep rally for the local football teams had its divisions, mainly between Oak Hill and West Point supporters, but everyone in attendance agreed that this town is ready for football again.
West Pointâs team, cheerleaders and marching band were all on hand in front of a very large crowd to be recognized prior to Friday nightâs game against Shannon.
For the second time this week, the Lady Raiders of Oak Hill got up a few runs on the Hebron Lady Eagle softball team and did not relinquish that lead.
The Lady Raiders downed Hebron 6-4 on Thursday afternoon.
âWe played a better ball game than we played on Tuesday,â Bratton said. âThey played hard, and they battled all the way and didnât give up.â
In Monday nightâs game, Hebron got down 4-0 in the first and could not recover, despite a three-run third.
Thursdayâs rematch, a game that was added to the schedule on Wednesday, looked to be a pitcherâs duel starting out.
On Monday night, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders swept into Pheba to play the Lady Eagles of Hebron on the softball diamond.
Oak Hill jumped out on top early, eventually claiming an 8-3 lead over Hebron.
Lady Eagle starter Beveley Blake gave up four two-out runs in the first inning, but the defense and pitching settled down after that, allowing Hebron to climb back in it.
After getting three in the bottom of the third, Oak Hill settled in and added four more runs over the next two innings to seal the win.