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August 25th, 2010
Mamie Allen and Hunter Coleman had put in a solid four innings as pitcher and catcher, respectively, for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders (9-8; 0-3) on Tuesday afternoon.
Due up back-to-back in the bottom of the fourth, they knew two runs would end the game, and both batters reached base to set up the final two scores in a 12-0 victory over the Diamond Patriots of Heritage Academy.
The Lady Raiders were coming off of a hard 4-2 loss at Manchester on Monday, which saw a 2-0 seventh inning lead slip away.
I have to admit that I have a refrigerator full of generic brand diet colas. They may not taste as good as Diet Coke, but does Diet Coke really taste as good as regular Coke?
The point is that if you look around my place, and if you look around your own house, youâll probably find that youâve gone generic on a lot of products. It might be food, drinks or even paper plates.
Companies will always find a way to make a cheaper version of a product that often runs out of my price range, and I donât mind that.
The Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School continued their domination of the region on Monday night, with an 18-2 win over Central Academy.
For the last two weeks, Hebron has been on an offensive surge that has been coupled with good defense and excellent pitching.
Central was able to hold the Lady Eagles to minimal damage for the first four innings, but in the fifth, Hebron exploded.
âIt really took us a while to adjust to the pitching,â said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. âWe didnât have any Kâs in the game but just couldnât do anything with the ball for a while.â
Itâs a new week for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders, who are coming off a week one 28-14 loss to the Heritage Academy Patriots.
Friday nightâs game came down to which team could get the big plays, and it was Heritage that took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by the Raiders for a pair of touchdowns.
The Raider offense could not get free as many big runs as the Patriots did, and they were left two touchdowns in the hole when the buzzer ended the game.
FULTON â ICC will open its 2010 soccer season with heavy hearts on Saturday against perennial power Jones County Junior College as they honor the memory of fallen teammate Anna McCoy.
âWe are still feeling the sting from losing Anna,â said ICC soccer coach Mike Sullivan. âWe have her in our thoughts all the time when we are out there. We are looking forward to celebrating her memory and hopefully have a good game in her honor.â
Standing near midfield at Daytona Beachâs re-furbished Municipal Stadium, Mainland High School linebacker Mike Swillicote and his teammates marveled at the stadiumâs new artificial turf surface.
âI canât wait to get out here and play football on this stuff,â Swillicote said at the turfâs unveiling two weeks, to which his teammates quickly agreed.
Well, guys, nowâs your chance.
By Bryan Davis
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.
By Bryan Davis
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, itâs going to be a short week of practice, as the team departs on Thursday to its destination.
âItâs business as usual for us,â said Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless. âWe always use Mondays to correct mistakes from Friday, and then we start working on our next opponent.â
By Bryan Davis
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.
By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Determined not to lose another land slide to district rival, Carroll Academy, Oak Hill Academyâs Lady Raiders (6-5) were ready and waiting when Carrollâs Lady Rebels came to West Point Tuesday. Coach Marion Brattonâs girls played like an altogether different team than they did in their August 5 match at Carroll, when they lost 0-10.