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March 9th, 2011

Oak Hill’s youth a solid foundation

March 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Oak Hill Academy head baseball coach Marion Bratton knows that he has a good group of kids on his roster. He also knows that the 2011 team is very young still.
Armed with one senior and one junior, the Raiders are in the middle of a common cycle in high school sports. This year’s group is the foundation, and a solid one at that, for what Bratton believes are great things to come in the next couple of years.

March 8th

West Point girls survive Noxapater

March 8, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point High School fast-pitch softball team survived some early mistakes on Monday night against Noxapater’s softball girls. The game turned into a slugfest after the fourth inning, but it was the Lady Wave who came out on top 15-13 in the win.
“We had a lot of adversity early,” said head coach Brian Sellars. “We fought through the adversity well. We kept our heads up and stayed positive.”
Abby Turner got the start for West Point, and she struck out 10 batters in seven innings, including three in the first.

March 7th

Diamond Wave welcome Starkville

March 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave baseball team is ready to hit the field.
Unfortunately for the Diamond Wave, a line of storms swept through the state on Friday, keeping the team from playing the three games they were slated to play in the Hatley Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Today, the team gets a chance to hit the home field, taking on the Yellowjackets of Starkville High School. It will be a non-district game.
“They are always competitive,” said West Point head coach Buddy Wyers of Starkville. “They always have had good teams down through the years.”

March 4th

Oak Hill pounds Central for 20 runs in win

March 4, 2011

On Monday night, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-3) could not buy a hit in a 14-0 loss to Starkville Academy. Thursday night was a different story, however.
The Diamond Raiders were back at home for a contest against Macon Central, and though the Vikings roughed up Oak Hill starter Chance Livingston early, it was the Oak Hill offense that battled back for a 20-9 victory after six innings.
Livingston gave up two quick runs in the top of the first inning. A two-run double followed a single and a walk, but the young hurler got out of the jam with no further damage.

February 28th

Oak Hill falls to Lamar

February 28, 2011

With a week under their belt, the Oak Hill Diamond Raiders are starting to come around offensively. The team put up 13 runs against Hebron on Thursday night, and the lost by just one against Lamar on
Saturday.
In Thursday's game, Oak Hill jumped all over a young Eagles team for 10 early runs.
Tres Turner had two hits, along with a pair from Conner Baird.
Clay Henley got three hits, and Kody Riley had three hits, including two doubles.
Cole Fowler, Chance Livingston and Riley Pierce jumped all over three pitches for a double each. Jeb Stevens also had two hits in the game.

Barclay impressive in early-going

February 28, 2011

The West Point Green Wave baseball team is still quite young. Despite most of the guys on the team having played a good bit over the last couple of years, the Green Wave are still trying to find the right spots for some of their players.
There is one spot that head coach Buddy Wyers thinks might be sown up for quite a few years to come.
Freshman Bruce Barclay has impressed his coaches over the course of the last couple of weeks, and he might have won himself the catcher's job.

West Point baseabll eyeing next level

February 28, 2011

One jamboree and one Classic down, and everything is looking up for the West Point Diamond Wave baseball team for the 2011 season. Last year, it wasn't until April 1 that the Green Wave got to play an actual game on their home turf.
They made sure they would not repeat that this year, when they hosted their Classic this past weekend.
Overall, everything seems more upbeat about West Point's young baseball team. They're a year older, and they are winning early-on.

February 23rd

Raiders fall to Heritage, welcome Hebron today

February 23, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-1) hit the diamond for the first time against regular season competition on Tuesday afternoon. Hosting Heritage Academy, the Patriots were able to put up seven unearned runs in a 10-0 defeat of the Raiders.
“We finished the game better than we started,” Bratton said. “The first inning was positive. The second inning, they gave us opportunities to make plays, and we didn’t. I saw a little more enthusiasm than I saw Friday night, during the pre-season game. We finished stronger at the end than we started out.”

February 16th

Hebron girls to face Delta Academy today

February 16, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The only playoff loss for the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles in 2011 was to Sharkey-Issaquena, a team out of the Delta, on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles will get a chance to rebound against another team from that region today, when they face the girls of Delta Academy.
Hebron faces Delta after one of its best defensive battles of the season against Newton on Monday. The Lady Eagles prevailed 45-22 in that game.
The Lady Eagles allowed four points in the first, seven in the second, six in the third and five in the fourth to Newton’s offense.

Green Wave rallies to force overtime, falls 72-60 to Gentry

February 16, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave boys showed what they are made of on Tuesday night. Playing down for most of regulation during their bout with the Gentry Rams, West Point embarked on a gutsy fourth quarter performance that pushed the game into an overtime quarter.
Unfortunately for the Green Wave, the Rams refocused and took the North State playoff game 72-60.
“They never quit,” said West Point head coach Brad Cox. “They could have gotten down on themselves and given up, but they never did.”

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