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August 13th, 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.
â€śWe played a better ball game than we played on Tuesday,â€ť Bratton said. â€śThey played hard, and they battled all the way and didnâ€™t give up.â€ť
In Monday nightâ€™s game, Hebron got down 4-0 in the first and could not recover, despite a three-run third.
Thursdayâ€™s rematch, a game that was added to the schedule on Wednesday, looked to be a pitcherâ€™s 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.
Response to the fan bus ticket offered by McClenton Tours to West Pointâ€™s week-two match in Daytona Beach, Fla. has been great, according to Marion McClenton, owner of the company.
â€śIt has been very good,â€ť said McClenton on Wednesday. â€śThe people are very excited.â€ť
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.
Note: Yesterdayâ€™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.
â€śWe finally get to bang on somebody else instead of each other,â€ť said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins on Wednesday.
By Bryan Davis
Early mistakes proved to be costly and decisive in Monday nightâ€™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.
It looked like it was going to be a long night. First there were weather delays; then the junior varsity game was scrapped. When Carroll Academyâ€™s Lady Rebels and Oak Hillâ€™s Lady Raiders finally took the field Thursday night in Oak Hillâ€™s first district game, the two teams fought tit for tat for the first two innings.
It was 11 on 11 Friday night. Oak Hill wore the solid dark red jerseys, and Immanuel sported the white and red.
It was the first time since last November that Oak Hill has had the opportunity to stack up against another schoolâ€™s offense and defense.
Sure there was no kicking or punting, and the coaches were right there on the field with the team, but nobody was holding back in the yearâ€™s first scrimmage.
Oak Hillâ€™s Lady Raiders took advantage Tuesday of Heritageâ€™s young team and lack of experience in the pitching circle, redeeming the teamâ€™s Monday afternoon loss to rival Starkvile Academy (3-2).
Oak Hill scored four runs in the first inning with left hander second baseman Anna Lummus starting off the hitting streak with a double hit into center field then scored on an RBI by Mary Helon Hays. Abby Falkner followed with a single hit to second base. Tori Ellis smacked a ball deep into left field garnering a double, sending both Hays and Falkner home.
By Bryan Davis
Oak Hill Academy head football coach Leroy Gregg said on Tuesday that the temperature was just a number.
It was a mighty high number by the time Gregg and his team walked out on to the practice field in the mid-afternoon heat.
Temperatures reached as high as 104 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, but it was business as usual for the Raiders, who are getting ready for their season opener against Heritage on August 20.
The team took the field at about 3:15, and the sun was relentless.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Lady Raider softball team was coming off of a big weekend after winning the Heritage Tournament.
However, the offense was a little sluggish on Monday evening, which led to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Starkville Academy.
The Lady Volunteers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over the Oak Hill squad, and they never looked back.
Eventually, the would add an insurance run, but it was not necessary, as the bats for Oak Hill stayed cold through seven innings.