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September 15th, 2011

WP looks to keep offense in sync

September 15, 2011

On the heels of the team’s first victory in 2011, West Point (1-2) will have another tough hurdle when they hit the road for the second time this season at Noxubee County.

Last week, the Green Wave used a dominating second half effort from its defense and a balanced attack on offense to earn a 33-12 win over visiting Starkville who handed them their only loss a year ago.

Injury plagued Raiders hope to end losing skid

September 15, 2011

As many as six players will be out for Oak Hill in tonight’s non conference slate versus Winona Christian. It’s been an issue for the read and white since fall camp.
Head coach Benjie Merchant and his staff have been forced to reshuffle positions all year long.
“It’s killing us,” he said. “We get one back, we lose anther one.”
Third string quarterback Adam Tumey, a new addition to the squad will be taking the snaps. Last season he played cornerback.
“He’s got a good arm and good throwing motion, just lack of experience at the position,” Merchant said.

Hebron’s Tapley reaches1,000 K’s for career

September 15, 2011

With Hebron Christian School on the verge of a district title, Tuesday’s 12-1 victory over Calhoun Academy clinched a fifth consecutive playoff appearance for the Lady Eagles.
A landmark in itself, but for pitcher Chloe Tapley, it solidified her as one of the best pitchers in the MAIS.
Tapley again had another stellar outing in the circle, just three hits given up to compliment 13 strikeouts.
Nothing new for the junior, who over the last few weeks had pitched three straight no-hitters.

September 14th

Raiders win streak snapped after loss

September 14, 2011

Two of the region’s top junior high programs squared of Tuesday night in the battle of the unbeatens, but after four quarters of play, Oak Hill (3-1) were handed their first loss on the year 24-14 to Indianola Academy (4-0).

The Raiders had dominated their opponents all season by a combined score of 104-6 heading into Tuesday’s game, but after falling behind early, they struggled to catch up despite cutting the deficit to four points in the fourth quarter.

September 13th

Tapley hits 1,000 K’s as Hebron clinches playoff spot

September 13, 2011

CALHOUN - Hebron pitcher Chloe Tapley reached 1,000 strikeouts for her career on Monday while helping the Lady Eagles secure their fifth consecutive post-season birth in a 12-1 win over Calhoun Academy.

Tapley struck out 13 batters and needed just seven to break the milestone and extend her total to 1,006 in 646 career innings. She has a total of 199 K’s in 100 innings this season.

A complete feature will be published later this week in the Daily Times Leader.

Walker, Davis shine on national stage

September 13, 2011

Anyone who has had a chance to watch Wilma Davis and Nakeisha Walker on the court know they have talent. And this past summer, several of the country’s top high school players had that same opportunity.

Walker and Davis, now seniors at West Point High School were selected to participate in the USA Junior National basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio; a showcase of some of the best high school talent on the court where the players get a chance to work one on one with college coaches and get on the radar of some of the nation’s best programs.

Lady Raiders win third in a row after Hitt’s two-run blast in fifth

September 13, 2011

Oak Hill continued their winning streak Monday afternoon to three games with a 12-2 victory over Central Academy, a game that saw plenty of hits for the Lady Raiders including a two-run blast over center field by Lauren Hitt for the exclamation point. It was her first home-run of the season.

“Lauren is capable of hitting those like that, and she did today,” head coach Marion Bratton said. “When she gets her timing down and she’s in that certain zone, she can pop it.”

September 12th

Lady Eagles split series at ECCC tourney

September 12, 2011

DECATUR - Hebron Christian School reached the double-digit victory mark last weekend after splitting a two game set at the Kemper Academy/East Miss Community College Tournament.
The Lady Eagles improved to 11-6 on the season with just a handful of games left to play on the schedule.
Chloe Tapley threw her third consecutive no-hitter in Hebron’s 15-0 victory over Russell Christian. Tapley struck out nine batters in just four innings of work.
The Lady Eagles dominated from the opening pitch scoring one, three, two, five and four runs respectively in each of the five innings played.

Back in business

September 12, 2011

Truth be told, West Point High School’s football coaching staff and players felt like they left a win on the field in 2010 against arch-rival Starkville, when a litany of miscues, mistakes and turnovers led to a 21-20 Starkville win in West Point.
There would be no mistakes this time.
Avenging its lone defeat of 2010, West Point used a dominating second half effort from its defense and a balanced attack on offense to earn a convincing 33-12 win over visiting Starkville Friday night.

Oak Hill softball tops Manchester 5-1, routes Central 12-3

September 12, 2011

Oak Hill used a three run second inning effort Friday to get their second win in as many games, downing Manchester Academy 5-1 on the softball diamond.
The Lady Raiders moved to 11-9 on the season and despite being out of the playoff hunt, look to close out the year on a high note.
“Pay backs are nice,” Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton said. “They’re a good ball club, but they’re also young. If we don’t get them now, they’re going to be hard to get in the future. We have to take advantage of it when it comes.”

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