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June 10th, 2011
West Point High Schoolâ€™s baseball program continued their summer league Thursday night at the high school with both teams in action.
Team one swung the bats well in what assistant coach Blake Hutchison called the best theyâ€™ve played all summer after sweeping Columbus 6-4 and 10-2.
â€śWe didnâ€™t hit the ball particular well in game one,â€ť Hutchison said. â€śBut we had solid pitching and good defense.â€ť
David McElwain is pretty good at tennis. The West Point native is slowing becoming one of the rising junior tennis players in the state.
Currently ranked fifth in the state by tennisrecruiting.com, the 15-year has had plenty of success this year, including his recent win at the Starkville Junior Open in May defeating Austin Paulding, 6-3, 7-6.
Right now he has least ten tournament victories under his belt. The Starkville tournament fielded about a dozen, but McElwain says the bigger tournaments can host as many as 30.
Greenville native Billy Brozovich takes a breather during round two of the 96th Mississippi State Amateur Golf Championship Friday at Old Waverly Golf Course. The Ole Miss Rebel carded a 68 in round one, and is currently -2 on the day and -6 for the championship.
In case you didn't notice , the West Point Parks and Recreation Department have started a transformation for all city parks in a new effort to bring more energy, and athletes back to the local parks and it started with the tennis courts.
Local leaders and tennis enthusiasts couldn't decide on whether to expand the courts or not.
Parks director James Crowley says it was a project he wanted to take on when he took the job about five years ago.
Summer baseball is in full swing at West Point High School.
With nearly all their starters returning to the diamond next spring, this summer is the perfect opportunity to tweak a few issues that might have plagued the team in 2010. West Point last season finished 15-12 and were eliminated in the second round of the 5A state playoffs after back-to-back losses to eventual champion Ridgeland.
Green Wave head coach Buddy Weyers and his staff have gone back to a two-team varsity system which allows every kid the chance to play.
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.
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.
â€śThe passion for Mississippi football is like no other,â€ť he said. â€śI missed that.â€ť
Oak Hill headmaster Bill Miley said the school is very excited to have him on board.
By Bryan Davis
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.
By Bryan Davis
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 2011â€™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.
â€śThe difference in the game was walks and errors,â€ť said West Point head coach Buddy Wyers.
By Bryan Davis
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 Tuesdayâ€™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 nightâ€™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.