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July 1st, 2014

Willers, Tibbee defeat Sessums

July 1, 2014

DTL staff

TIBBEE — Nathan Willers’ complete game on the mound lifted the Tibbee Ramblers over the Sessums Trojans, 7-3, in a seven-inning, non-league game Sunday at Roundhead Stadium in Tibbee.
Willers scattered four hits in the outing on 82 pitches. Willers struck out three Trojans.
After Sessums’ two-run third inning, the Ramblers’ starter retired 10 in a row before giving up a one-out walk in the seventh. The dominant stretch allowed Tibbee to build a five-run lead before the final frame, 7-2.

June 26th

Stanford brings veteran prowess, championship mentality to OHA

June 26, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Tony Stanford is not unfamiliar with constructing a championship-caliber team.
Coming to West Point, a town that owns eight state football titles between its two high school football programs, Stanford said he feels right at home and is excited to continue Oak Hill Academy’s recent gridiron success this season.

Good time, good causes

June 26, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department Sgt. Detective Albert Lee is hosting the third annual City League Charity Softball Tournament 7 p.m. Friday at West Point’s Sportsplex.
Lee said he would like for the community to come out and support the event with a turnout similar to last year’s large crowds. While admission is free, Lee said donations are accepted.
“I want to invite the city and people of West Point to come out and participate in this event,” Lee said. “I anticipate making this an annual event that stays around for a long time.”

June 11th

Coaches, teammates remember Dragoo

June 11, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

There is one characteristic that sticks in the minds of the people in West Point and surrounding Oak Hill Academy. For the past few days, many remember Taylor Dragoo’s smile, which will forever carry his spirit.
Dragoo, 15, was involved in an ATV accident Friday in West Point. He died from injuries suffered in the crash Saturday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The news shocked many friends, teammates and coaches.

June 4th

Eagles jump into summer prep

June 4, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — The countdown toward the first high school football games in Mississippi is getting closer as Hebron Christian is attempting to do the most with the remaining 11 Fridays before kickoff.
The Eagles, defending District 7-A champions and MAIS eight-man North State runner-ups, started summer workouts under third-year head coach David Foster Monday at HCS. The pieces are available to create a winning puzzle, but Foster said determination in the weight room is only way to put the results together this fall.

May 23rd

Passionate Pursuit to host fishing rodeo

May 23, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Whether in the woods or the bank of a lake, Scott Hinnant and Allen Flynt have used the outdoors as a platform to build lasting relationships through sharing their faith.

May 22nd

England represents Hebron in MAIS baseball showcase

May 22, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA –– Hebron Christian senior Brandon England was named to the MAIS 2014 Class-A North all-star baseball team, topping a District 3-A award list full of Eagles.
The Class-A game opens the afternoon doubleheader at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. The Class-AA and-AAA game follows after the completion of the first game.
“This season was a blessing. It was nothing but fun and hard work,” England said. “We had a few kinks, but we worked through them to have successful season.”

May 21st

OHA shows promise

May 21, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill’s rising senior class has shown promise in its first two seasons of varsity football action. Having made the playoffs in consecutive seasons, the first time for the program since 1989-90 seasons, the Raiders are primed for a special run starting in August.
With the class of 2015’s final season on the horizon, Oak Hill could not have asked for a stronger spring football scrimmage, tallying 350 yards of total offense against the Hatley Tigers in a 29-8 victory Thursday evening in Hatley.

May 2nd

OHA tennis players state bound

May 2, 2014

DTL staff

The Oak Hill Netters played in north state Wednesday afternoon and finished strong, with the girls earning second in the north and the boys third.
In the first round of north state, John Willis Stevens of Oak Hill defeated Davis Roberts from Kirk Academy (6-1)(6-0) in No. 1 singles. Sara Dill and Margaret Hay defeated Dilley and Mathews from Lee Academy (6-1)(3-6) (7-6) in a third set tiebreaker to advance in No. 1 girls doubles.

April 30th

Former Netters help capture titles

April 30, 2014

DTL staff

Two former Oak Hill tennis standouts took home MACJC/Region 23 titles in tennis last weekend on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College. Anna Ready and the Jones County Junior College Bobcats claimed the MACJC/Region 23 title Saturday as they posted 29 points on their way to their first title since 2010.
David McElwain and Itawamba Community College left little doubt as they took eight of nine of the single competitions, with McElwain winning No. 2 singles in the boys division and also posting a win in No. 2 doubles.

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