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January 8th, 2011

Indianola bests Raiders in Thursday game at Kirk

January 8, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders went into Friday’s contest against Indianola with a 1-1 record against the Colonels in 2010-2011. Looking to get their second win against the Delta team, Oak Hill could not get over the hump and take the lead, as they fell 59-55 in the Friday opener at the Kirk Academy Tournament.
The Colonels jumped on top for 16 points in the opening quarter of the game, holding Oak Hill to 14 points. Down by only two, the Raiders hung in there throughout the first half.

January 6th

Green Wave refocus, set sights on 2011 state championship run

January 6, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Yesterday, kids began to pour back into the schools in West Point. Members of the recent state champion football team at West Point were no exception. By the time seventh period came around, every member of the Green Wave team knew where to be.
After a rare two-week break for Christmas, the Green Wave hit the weight room and began lifting toward another run at the 5A state championship in 2011.
These guys know the routine. They know what it takes to win.

District Soccer Match Tomorrow For West Point

January 6, 2011

For the third time this week, West Point’s soccer teams will be playing at home tomorrow, this time in a critical district match with Saltillo. The first game starts at 11 a.m. with the girls, and the boys game will follow.

January 5th

Hebron’s JV Boys Pull Out a Close One

January 5, 2011

On Tuesday night, the junior high boys of Winston Academy had Hebron down with less than two minutes to go in their first game since the break. Heborn, however, came back in the final minute to sink a three pointer and a free throw to win the game by a narrow 22-19 score.
Troy Arnold led the team with 10 points, followed by Hayden Carty with nine and Gray Crosthwait with three. This brings the boys to an overall 9-4 record on the season.

West Point soccer swept by New Hope in Tuesday twin bill

January 5, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point soccer program continued its regular season play on Tuesday night against New Hope.
The Lady Green Wave players fell 4-1 in the early game, and the boys dropped the second match 6-2.
Brooke Scott provided the loan goal for West point in the girls game, which was tied 1-1 going into the half. New Hope got three in the second half for the win.
“We’re struggling right now, but we’re going to get better,” said head soccer coach Keith Manning of the rebuilding program.

Lady Eagles junior high group beats Winston 27-20

January 5, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
On Tuesday night, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles junior high team (14-4) got back on the court for the first time in 2011.
It took the first half to shake off the rust, but they eventually overcame Winston Academy 27-20.
In the first quarter, Winston out-scored Hebron 8-2. In the second, Winston repeated for another eight points, and they held the Lady Eagles to seven.
Down by six at the half, the Lady Eagles needed some good defense in the second, and they got just that.

Sign-ups for youth hoops and Dizzy Dean ongoing

January 5, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
With Christmas shopping just behind us and some still harsh economic times, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department has extended the deadline to sign-up for youth basketball.
The current deadline is January 15, which is a week from Saturday.
Also this week, the parks department began the process of registration for the 2011 Dizzy Dean season.
That includes the youth sports of t-ball, baseball and softball.
The registration period will conclude on February 28.

January 4th

Youth basketball sign-up to run through January 15

January 4, 2011

From Staff Reports
With gas prices soaring, Christmas just past and an already bad economic environment, some luxuries are going to have to go.
The West Point Parks and Recreation wants to give every child and parent who wants to participate in youth sports a chance to do so, and this week they are doing that by extending the deadline to pay for youth basketball sign-up.
“We’re extending our basketball deadline date to accommodate people in these tough economic times,” said Parks Director James Crowely on Wednesday.

Lady Raiders get set to face Pillow at Kirk Academy Tourney

January 4, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders are less than a week out from playing their first district game of 2011. Already with a 3-0 record in district play, the Lady Raiders will be looking to shake off any rust that accumulated during the break, this week, at the Kirk Academy Tournament in Grenada.
“We’re trying to look at this tourney as a way to get back going,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey on Tuesday.

January 3rd

Raiders looking for good start in 2011

January 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady The Oak Hill Academy Raiders are going to be back on the court this week for the first time since the holiday break. They will be showcasing their talents down at the Kirk Academy Tournament on Thursday, hoping to play both Friday and Saturday as well.
Head coach Brian Middleton says that his team has battled multiple illnesses over the holidays, but he’s hoping the extended rest will transmit into a refreshed Raider club come Thursday.
“We’re really looking forward to the second part of the season,” said Middleton on Monday.

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