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June 8th, 2011

Rodeo set for Saturday in Cedar Bluff

June 8, 2011

Dozens of cowboys and cowgirls will be strapping their steers and dusting their hats in preparation for the Mcllwain Junior Rodeo this Saturday at Rockin' Mc Arena in Cedar Bluff on the farm of Jim and Vicki Mcllwain.
Saturday's event is the third in a summer series of rodeos that will be held once a month until August.
Vicki says there are a lot of kids in the area that are interested in participating in rodeos and this is a perfect way to come out and have fun.

Merchant, staff introduced at Oak Hill

June 8, 2011

The Benjie Merchant era has officially begun at Oak Hill Academy.
Tuesday evening, coach Merchant and his new staff were introduced to several parents and students at the football field.
Merchant, a Laurel native, said the opportunity to come back closer to home was just too good to miss.
“The passion for Mississippi football is like no other,” he said. “I missed that.”
Oak Hill headmaster Bill Miley said the school is very excited to have him on board.

April 6th

Eagles slam district rival Calhoun 15-3

April 6, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Will Corbin Rogers surrendered three runs on three hits to the first five Calhoun batters he faced on Tuesday night. Two Cougars grounded out for RBIs after a run-scoring double, but that damage would be the last for Calhoun on the night. Hebron climbed back into the ball game, and the Eagles eventually won 15-3.

Defense, pitching slump in West Point loss to Oxford

April 6, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Errors and walks doomed the West Point Green Wave baseball team on Tuesday night. The club traveled to Oxford to take on the Chargers for the first time of three games in 2011’s regular season.
Coming off a split with New Hope, the Green Wave were hoping to get off to a good start against Oxford, but things went bad early, as 14 walks and eight errors contributed to an 11-2 loss on the night.
“The difference in the game was walks and errors,” said West Point head coach Buddy Wyers.

Raiders fall on road to Winston

April 6, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (6-11; 0-7) experienced another setback in district play this week, falling to Winston Academy on Tuesday night, by a score of 10-2.
Oak Hill escaped Tuesday’s game with a .471 team batting average, but defense and pitching have been the keys to success all season.
Oak hill has two district games remaining, a doubleheader with Winston tonight at home.
In Tuesday night’s game, the score was tied 1-1 going into the fourth inning, behind starter Cole Fowler. A five-run inning put Winston up 6-1.

March 28th

West Point Softball Starts District Play at Home

March 28, 2011

The West Point Lady Wave fast-pitch softball team will begin the district portion of its season, with a home match against New Hope, starting this evening at 5 p.m.

Eagles hit the road to face Rams

March 28, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles have been struggling of late, but they will try to get back in the win column, in district play, tonight as they travel a small piece to face the Rams of Immanuel.
The Eagles are coming off three straight losses, which started with a district loss to Winona on Tuesday and continued with losses to the Jackson Victors on Thursday and the Central Academy Vikings on Friday night.
The Eagles won their first season match with the Rams back on March 1, scoring 21 runs, including a home run by senior Kevin Simmons in the game.

Raiders to host Carroll in district clash

March 28, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders did not get off to a great start in district play when they faced Manchester Academy three times last week. Manchester put up 46 runs in the three games, as Oak Hill dropped to 0-3 in conference play to start the league portion of the 2011 season.
Tonight, the Raiders will attempt to refocus to better their chances for a playoff berth, when they take on the struggling Rebels of Carroll Academy.
The Raiders have been on and off so far this season, with the bats heating up at times, and going cold at others.

Diamond Wave split pair on Saturday, ready for New Hope

March 28, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Diamond Wave baseball team at West Point played four games last week. The team escaped the week with a 2-2 split in the games, including a 1-1 split in district action against the Tigers of Saltillo.
Tonight, the Green Wave squad will hit the diamond again, this time taking on New Hope at the Trojans’ house.

March 15th

Area teams get early wins as district play looms

March 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The season is still early for the three area baseball teams. West Point, Oak Hill and Hebron Christian will all be participating in Spring Break baseball later this week, hoping to get better prepared for the road ahead.
That road is going to be paved with a lot of crucial district games for all three teams, but the three clubs have shown early on that they are ready to make a playoff run.

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