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October 21st, 2011

Raiders hit the road in non-district play

October 21, 2011

Oak Hill returns to the field tonight after a much needed week off from competition. The Raiders move out of district play and travel to Grenada to face Kirk Academy.

“The break definitely helped us,” head coach Benjie Merchant said. “It gave us a chance to get the ninth graders acclimated to our system so they’ll be ready to go.”

The JV season ended several weeks ago so now they will be eligible to play varsity football for the last two games of the season. The move will no doubt add a little more depth and some speed to some key areas on the team.

October 20th

New coach, same attitude for Lady Eagles

October 20, 2011

William Cotton just can’t wait to get on the floor this season.
The first year head girls basketball coach is returning to the sport after an 11-year absence. It’s going to be a battle right out of the gates.

“We’re ready to play, “ he said. “We’re ready for a ball game.”
The Lady Eagles will have their hands full in the season opener, the winner of North Sunflower and Starkville Christian next Wednesday at the Winona Christian Invitational. If they win, they could meet reigning MAIS Single A champion Delta the following day. That’s just the first test.

October 19th

Green Wave selected for post-season All-Star games

October 19, 2011

The season's not quite complete, but already several West Point Green Wave football players have been honored.

Offensive lineman Romia Wilson and linebacker Brandon Edwards were selected to represent Mississippi in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic set to play Dec. 10 in Montgomery, Alabama.

High school coaches also selected quarterback Dequinten Spraggins, offensive lineman Carson Miller and linebacker Charles Heard to represent the North in the Bernard Blackwell Game scheduled for Dec. 17 in Biloxi.

Expectations are high for Oak Hill in 2011

October 19, 2011

Expectations are high once again for the Lady Raiders at Oak Hill Academy.

When you finish third in the state and win back-to-back district titles, the only thing left to do is bring home a state championship.

“Our expectations year in and year out for quite awhile have been the same,” head coach Stan Hughey said. “We want to win a gold ball. There’s never been a championship team in girls basketball even though there’s been a lot of good teams. We want to win the state and that’s what we shoot for.”

Refuge Student Ministries to host flag football tournament for projects

October 19, 2011

What better way to bring a community together than through sports.
Saturday, the Refuge Student Ministries will team up with Tyson Lee, former Mississippi State quarterback, for the inaugural Tyson Lee Flag Football tournament.

All proceeds raised for the 7-on-7 match ups will go towards the student ministries to help with their goals.

“It will help local and non-local service projects, worship retreats and just anything that would help with their curriculum,” Student Minister Corbin Coker said.

October 15th

Monster Wave - West Point stays perfect at 4-0 after 47-7 win over Saltillo

October 15, 2011

It was obvious from the sidelines that West Point is happy where they are right now.

After a perfect 4-0 start in district play, who wouldn’t be?

The Green Wave scored 47 unanswered points Friday night, on their way to convincing 47-7 win over Saltillo to remain atop the district standings and move to 5-3 on the season.

“We played hard, we’re improving everyday,” West Point head coach Chris Chambless said after the Green Wave earned their fourth consecutive win. “We just go to get to that point where we make zero mistakes, we don’t miss any blocks or any tackles.”

Coggins, Rogers lead Eagles to a 24-6 win in finale

October 15, 2011

A 4-3 record may not seem like much to most on paper, but for Hebron Christian, Friday night’s 24-6 win over Calhoun Academy made a clear statement the Eagles football program is headed in the right direction.

Head coach Tri Nason talked all week about the importance in having a winning season, and the players bought into it.

“One hundred percent,” he said. “I count this season as a success even though we are 4-3. We could easily be 6-1. And on top of that we did what most people said what we wouldn’t do and that was win more than a couple of games.”

October 13th

More of the same? West Point hosts Saltillo; hopes to continue division dominance

October 13, 2011

As the Division 1-5A schedule turns the corner and heads for home, the West Point High School football team finds itself in a familiar spot:
Undefeated within the district, and in control of the division race entering the homestretch.

Since joining the division in 2008, West Point is a perfect 19-0 against district opponents, and are outscoring division foes by an average of 21 points in that span.

Tonight, the two-time defending state champs will look to continue their stranglehold on Division 1-5A when they host Saltillo for homecoming, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Hebron Christian takes final flight in 2011

October 13, 2011

Hebron can write their own history this week.

The Eagles finish the 2011 season tonight at home against Calhoun Academy and although it doesn’t have any playoff implications, in some ways it feels like it does.

“We have a shot at a winning season,” head coach Tri Nason said. “That’s more than any other teams have had since I’ve been here. Friday night we get to write our own history. Are we going to be the team that starts getting Hebron on the right track that’s winning, or are we going to
fall in ‘almost there but not quite.’”

Lady Wave making a splash this season

October 13, 2011

It’s come down to one moment, one chance to qualify. No restarts or do overs. And for five young athletes on the West Point Swimming team, they want to make the most of it.

Saturday, Kelsey Redus, Isabel Facella, Jessica Farr, Abby Scott and alternate Katie Wilson will don their swimming caps and hit the pool at Courthouse Racquet and Fitness in Flowood for the MHSAA North State championships.

West Point, known for football and basketball prospects over the years, has had swimmers make it this far, but this is a first for these girls and they want to make the most of it.

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