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August 22nd, 2014

Oak Hill, Hebron Christian open seasons on road

August 22, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
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The Oak Hill Raiders, under new Head Coach Tony Stanford, begin their season on the road against the Hartfield Academy Hawks at 7 p.m. tonight in Flowood. Stanford said he would like to start out his tenure on a good note.
“We need to get some momentum started,” Stanford said. “After Hartfield, we will hit Marshall Academy, Tri-County Academy and Winston Academy, which are all really good ball clubs. We need a win under our belt.”

Filling big shoes

August 22, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
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Quincy Starks might not need an alarm set for this morning. He probably will not sleep much anyway. His dreams of tonight’s game against the Grenada Chargers are too exciting.
Starks gets “hyped” whenever he imagines the feelings he’ll have and actions he will perform at McCallister Field.

August 20th

Lady Eagles sweep Lady Volunteers

August 20, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
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STARKVILLE — Following a week off due to inclement weather, Hebron Christian needed a push-start to get its campaign rolling again. That momentum went in the right direction against Starkville Academy.
Sophomore Brooke Griffin pitched a complete game in six frames, and the Lady Eagles (5-6; 0-1 District 3-A) kept their innings alive, scoring eight runs with two outs to defeat the Lady Volunteers, 17-4, in a MAIS fast-pitch softball game Monday at Starkville Academy in Starkville.

August 19th

West Point, Louisville tie in scrimmage

August 19, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
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STARKVILLE — West Point and Louisville will just have to be satisfied to have competed against somebody other than teammates. Nothing separated the pair, but preseason practices finally had an end game.
The Green Wave and the Wildcats, defending MHSAA Class-3A state champions, played to a 7-7 tie in two quarters of action in the New Hope High School fall jamboree Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

August 15th

Oak Hill Raiders turn focus to defense

August 15, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
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Oak Hill Head Coach Tony Stanford uses the adage that defense wins championships.
The first-year head coach for the Raiders has seen promise from his defensive unit during the first three weeks of the preseason and is hoping it carries over into the regular season.

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

BY WILL NATIONS
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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

BY WILL NATIONS
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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

BY WILL NATIONS
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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.”

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