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November 15th, 2012
The West Point Athletic Department has officially dedicated West Pointâs Football Playoffs to the late Rachel Free.
Mrs. Free passed away last Thursday, November 8, before the Waveâs opening round game against the Canton Tigers. Mrs. Free worked for the West Point School District for forty years and was an avid Green Wave fan throughout her career in West Point.
âWe know she is still watching the Green Wave in the best seat in the house from above,â said Head Coach Chris Chambless on the passing of Mrs. Free.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders started their regular season off on the right foot with a win over Lamar School in their home debut. Coach Stan Hugheyâs senior-laden squad took a 3-2 lead with Rachel Herndonâs first three-pointer of the night and never looked back, holding the lead for the remainder of the contest.
With only a day to practice, the Oak Hill High School Boys Basketball team had little time to prepare for their first game of the season. Well, prepare they did. The Raiders used their athleticism and effort to steam-roll Lamar in a 75-29 romping. J.J. Bridges buried a three to Oak Hill on the scoreboard first, and from then on it was all red and white. Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Raiders utilized everyone in the rotation to give fans an impressive preview of the young team.
Everyone remembers their high school football days. How they went to the pep rallies, putting on their pads, and getting ready for that nightâs game, hitting someone harder than you ever thought you would, and winning ball games and feeling like champions of the world. Many times these memories become tall tales or folklore of yesteryears. Yet there is an occasion where a memory becomes a nightmare. A nightmare that can hurt a person deep, deep in their soul and keep them up late at night if the memory passes through their mind...
In Friday night hoops action, the Lady Eagles were in a big game against Immanuel that came down to the final seconds. Hebron overcame a fourteen point deficit in the fourth quarter and clinched the game when Brooke Ferguson hit the go ahead basket with only four seconds left in the game. Point leaders of the Immanuel game for Hebron Christian were Victoria Ferguson with 16 points and Rebekah Falkner with 14 points.
After Fridayâs win against Immanuel, Coach William Cotton and his Lady Eagles made the first road trip of the season to Starkville Christian.
Hebron Christian hosted Immanuel of Columbus this past Friday. The game was led at halftime by the Eagles, but multiple turnovers by Hebron saw Immanuel take over the game and go on to win 61-41. The scoring column was led by Will Corbin Rogers with 21 points.
The MHSAA 5-A playoffs kicked-off this past Friday, and the Green Wave played host to the Canton Tigers. West Point out classed the Tigers and won the game, 38-0.
West Point started their journey to Jackson against the number four seeded Canton Tigers from Region 2 5-A.
The Tigers put their best effort forward, but that effort was no match for a dominant Green Wave team. West Point led throughout the game after Tez Laneâs first touchdown run from 34 yards out in the first quarter. Following that there was no looking back, as the Wave went on to crush their first round foe with the final score of 38-0.
It wasnât pretty, but Brian Middletonâs young Raiders got the win.
In a sloppy defensive Thursday night battle, Oak Hill brushed off their shoulders and surmounted their errors to reach a 2-0 mark to start the new hoops season.
In a low scoring 48-40 victory, Oak Hill was the beneficiary of double digit performances by J.J. Bridges and John Wesley Williamson. Bridges and Williamson scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, while grabbing five rebounds a piece.