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August 15th, 2014

West Point to face Louisville in scrimmage

August 15, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Green Wave fans will get their first look at this season’s edition of the team with a Saturday afternoon scrimmage.
West Point faces defending Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class-3A state champion Louisville Wildcats at 3 p.m. at Scott Field in Starkville. The scrimmage is a part of the New Hope High School fall jamboree, which boasts six different match-ups, beginning with a scrimmage between Philadelphia and Aberdeen at 9 a.m.
Last year, Louisville stunned West Point with a 35-14 victory in the two-quarter scrimmage.

August 11th

Hebron football concludes preseason camp

August 11, 2014


PHEBA — While classmates were enjoying their final days of summer break, 12 Hebron Christian football players went through two-a-days, preparing for the upcoming season.
Long days on the practice field, executing drills and acclimating to the heat, were the norm for the Eagles four-day, three-night preseason camp at HCS in Pheba. Hebron Head Coach David Foster said he was pleased with his team’s overall effort.

West Point football program ranked No. 3

August 11, 2014

DTL staff

Since 2004, Maxpreps, a national high school athletic website in affiliation with CBS Sports, has compiled schedules, statistics and scores for high school athletic programs across the nation. In those 10 years, Maxpreps has provided rankings of teams in each state and also on a national level, based on school size, through a computer system.

August 7th

Central proves too much for Hebron

August 7, 2014


PHEBA — Central Academy defeated Hebron Christian, 20-7, in the MAIS District 3-A opener for both teams Tuesday at Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
“Your season is based on how you fare in district play. We wanted to come away from tonight with a win, and we did that,” Central Head Coach Sammy Lindsey said. “Hebron has a good ball team, and we are happy to go home with the win.”

August 6th

Hebron wins slugfest, 19-12, over Starkville

August 6, 2014


PHEBA — Hebron Christian had its bats ready to hit the softball as six Lady Eagles recorded multiple-hit performances Monday night.
Holly Hudson and Mary Fielder led the Lady Eagle attack over Starkville Academy, 19-12, in a MAIS fast-pitch softball game Monday at Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
“I was optimistic all game, and I knew I could hit the ball better than recent games,” Hudson said. “The ball traveled well, and I saw the pitches well tonight. We are young, but I think we have good hitters on this team with experience.”

West Point football begins

August 6, 2014

DTL staff

The chin straps were buckled, and the helmets were on. The sun beat down, heating up the practice fields behind Hamblin Stadium as the Green Wave football team touched its cleats on to grass for the first time in August.
It is football season.
The Wave opened its fall football practices Monday at West Point High School. West Point head coach Chris Chambless said the first practice went as smooth as anybody could have anticipated.

August 2nd

Harris embraces OHA varsity role as 7th-grader

August 2, 2014


It is not often a 7th-grader finds a starting role on the varsity team. Typically, injuries or an insufficient amount of players force the hand of a coach to play younger competitors.

Ellis, Gray honor fallen Raider

August 2, 2014


Numbers are significant in sports.
They can be seen in stats and box scores. Numerals are found on jerseys, and everybody has their favorite. Numbers are on the scoreboard, signifying wins and losses or how much time is left in the game.
Yet, Maegen Ellis and Mary Campbell Gray are not worried about winning or losing, but rather honoring a fallen friend and classmate.

August 1st

Raiders begin new practice schedule

August 1, 2014


Fridays are pay days for high school football teams. That is what Head Coach Tony Stanford told his squad after the first two-a-day practice Thursday morning at Oak Hill Academy.
It is the beginning of football season. Overcast skies welcomed the opening practices for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) football teams around the state as preparation got under way for the season.

July 31st

Hebron Christian walks past Oak Hill

July 31, 2014

By Will Nations

PHEBA — Hebron Christian School will be happy to get better from this game. Oak Hill Academy will just want to find a win soon – no matter the circumstances.
As both teams combined for 14 walks, nine hit batters and 15 wild pitches, the Lady Eagles crawled out of the intra-county fray with a season opening victory over the Lady Raiders. Victoria Ferguson’s run on a wild pitch and Jana White’s smart base running in the fourth inning gave Hebron an 11-9 win Tuesday at HCS in Pheba.

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