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August 24th, 2010

Diamond Eagles win fourth in a row in Starkville

August 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
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.

Busy but short practice week for Wave starts

August 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
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, it’s going to be a short week of practice, as the team departs on Thursday to its destination.
“It’s business as usual for us,” said Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless. “We always use Mondays to correct mistakes from Friday, and then we start working on our next opponent.”

August 19th

Raiders set for home match against Heritage

August 19, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
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.

Lady Raiders lose close one to Carroll

August 19, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Determined not to lose another land slide to district rival, Carroll Academy, Oak Hill Academy’s Lady Raiders (6-5) were ready and waiting when Carroll’s Lady Rebels came to West Point Tuesday. Coach Marion Bratton’s girls played like an altogether different team than they did in their August 5 match at Carroll, when they lost 0-10.

Community pep rally a success

August 19, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
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 Point’s team, cheerleaders and marching band were all on hand in front of a very large crowd to be recognized prior to Friday night’s game against Shannon.

August 13th

Lady Raiders hand Hebron second loss of the week

August 13, 2010

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.
“We played a better ball game than we played on Tuesday,” Bratton said. “They played hard, and they battled all the way and didn’t give up.”
In Monday night’s game, Hebron got down 4-0 in the first and could not recover, despite a three-run third.
Thursday’s rematch, a game that was added to the schedule on Wednesday, looked to be a pitcher’s duel starting out.

August 12th

Hebron, Lady Raiders look to stay sharp today

August 12, 2010

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.

McClenton Tours adds second bus

August 12, 2010

Response to the fan bus ticket offered by McClenton Tours to West Point’s week-two match in Daytona Beach, Fla. has been great, according to Marion McClenton, owner of the company.
“It has been very good,” said McClenton on Wednesday. “The people are very excited.”
McClenton first offered one of his own buses in a package deal that included the price of the bus fare, game ticket and lodging. The total price is $178.
McClenton said that his bus quickly filled up, and he went right to work leasing another, 55 passenger bus.

Eagles to play jamboree tonight

August 12, 2010

Note: Yesterday’s edition of the Daily Times Leader put Hebron playing its jamboree on Friday. It will be played this evening at Strider in Charleston at 5 p.m. We apologize for the error.
The Hebron Christian Eagles will be making their journey to Strider Academy tonight.
The jamboree will include four teams, and the Eagles will get to go one-on-one with two of them.
There will be a 5 p.m. match with Strider, followed by a 7 p.m. game against Bayou Academy.
“We finally get to bang on somebody else instead of each other,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins on Wednesday.

August 11th

Oak Hill defeats Lady Eagles 8-3 at Hebron Christian

August 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Early mistakes proved to be costly and decisive in Monday night’s cross-county rivalry between the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles and the Lady Raiders of Oak Hill Academy.
The Lady Raiders made the trip out to Hebron, but the short drive did not have any lasting affects, as they downed the Lady Eagles 8-3 in the end.
In the first inning, it looked like Hebron starter Beverly Blake was going to escape trouble. Two Lady Raiders were on, but there were two outs in the inning.

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