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September 25th, 2010

Behind defense, Wave dominates at Indianola

September 25, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
It took West Point’s football team nearly three hours to get to Indianola for Friday night’s district opener against Gentry.
It took the West Point defense less than three minutes to take control of the game.
West Point forced Gentry to lose 13 yards on its first offensive possession and then tackled GHS punter Rufus Warren at his own 15-yard line, giving the Wave offense great field position and setting in motion a dominant performance in a 34-8 win.

Despite rough start, the Raiders never gave up

September 25, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Two weeks ago, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders were staring down a long tunnel, hoping to see some sort of light. The 0-4 record in the standings was not half as bad as walking off the field after a 61-6 loss to Leake.
They had turned the ball over four times, resulting in four scores. The roster, already small, was dwindling due to injuries. Then a little over a week ago, there came that light.

Oak Hill out-guns Rebels in 45-41 win

September 25, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
At times it was ugly.
The first half of Friday night’s conference battle between the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-4; 1-0) and the Carroll Academy Rebels (2-3; 0-1), at times, looked like a wild west shootout.
The two teams exchanged fire and they exchanged touchdowns. At the end of the third quarter, it looked like a sure win for the Raiders, but by the middle of the fourth, the Rebels shot their way back into the fray.
It went down to the wire, but Oak Hill finally won its second game of the season, a 45-41 victory over the Rebels.

September 24th

Tapleys to take the field together for the last time during the upcoming playoffs

September 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Sometime in the next two weeks, Magen Tapley is going to walk off the softball field for the final time as a Hebron Christian Lady Eagle.
She is one of seven seniors who will be leaving the team this year. For Magen Tapley, the trip off the diamond might be a little more emotional. There may be a few extra tears when she looks back on the opportunity she’s had.
A middle infielder, Magen has had the chance to not only play behind her sister, Chloe, who is Hebron’s starting pitcher, but she has learned a lot of what she knows about softball from her father.

Green Wave head to the Delta to face Indianola-Gentry tonight

September 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Green Wave of West Point High School will be getting their first taste of Delta football tonight, as they travel about two and a half hours down Highway 82 to Indianola.
There they will go head-to-head with the Indianola-Gentry Rams.
Like the Green Wave, Gentry has played four games in the first five weeks of the season, enjoying a bye week last Friday night.

Raiders looking to keep streak alive

September 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Things are looking up for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-4). For the first time this season, the team that started the year with 17 players on its roster, will be going into a game with a win under its belt.
This game, which features Carroll Academy (2-2) here in West Point will be the Raiders’ first look at conference play in 2010.
Carroll has had a good offense at times this season, but they have struggled defensively. This could prove to be a difference maker when it comes to tonight’s game.

September 22nd

Lady Eagles set to end regular season today

September 22, 2010

The best may be yet to come for the Hebron Christian School Diamond Eagles (21-9; 8-0). That’s hard to believe considering the season they have had thus far.
Today they appear in the standings with just nine losses. Each one of those, hard fought games against tough non-conference opponents.
In the conference, which boasts competition like Kemper, Winona, Calhoun and Central, the Lady Raiders are unbeaten, and they will go into the post-season unbeaten in district play.
They played their final district match last week at Calhoun, ending the conference season with a 19-0 win.

USSSA tourney highlights Parks activities

September 22, 2010

West Point kids are about to be enjoying America’s new sport in soccer. They are also going to be hitting the gridiron pretty soon, as peewee football and youth soccer began practicing this week in a season set to start at the first of October.
That being said, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department has a number of big things happening, some as soon as this weekend, and others throughout the the 2010-2011 school year.
The most pertinent is this weekend’s USSSA baseball tournament that will take place at the sportsplex this Saturday.

Senior Lady Eagles to play final regular seaosn game

September 22, 2010

For 14 of the girls listed on the Hebron Christian Eagles softball roster this season, there will be at least one more year of high school fast pitch.
For seven girls, one third of the entire team, tomorrow night’s game against Winston will be their final regular season match. The upcoming playoffs will give them a reprieve, but eventually, these seven girls will play their last out for Hebron.

Senior Diamond Raiders honored

September 22, 2010

Monday night was bitter-sweet for the four members of the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raider softball team.
The crowd, which was on hand to watch the varsity team be beaten by Hebron 11-0, also had to say good-bye to the team’s four seniors who have played so well for the Lady Raiders.
Abby Falkner, Anne Stevens, Mary Helon Hays and Paige Dawkins were presented roses and honored with their parents between the varsity and junior varsity games with Hebron.

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