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November 24th, 2010

Ridgeland coming to town with heavy hitters

November 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
At this point in the football season, it matters not who you’re playing or where you play. Competition is going to be tough.
The Ridgeland Titans (13-0) are coming to West Point to take on the 12-1 Green Wave in the North Half title game tonight for a reason. They are just plain good at what they do.
The Titans come in sporting an average of over 300 offensive yards a game, most of those come via the ground game.

Berry’s Steelers Drop Bulldogs 18-6

November 24, 2010

Tuesday night’s championship game between the Steelers and the Bulldogs was a tough fought match on both ends. Sherman Berry’s Steerlers were able to get up three touchdowns on the Bulldogs early on. A late touchdown by the Bulldogs was not enough to complete a rally, as the Steelers walked away with the title.

West Point seniors look to make 2010 their year

November 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
There is probably nothing a senior football player wants more than to finish his career as a player with a state title. In 2009, the West Point Green Wave seniors got to do that, claiming the 5A state championship.
While still one very long game away from having a chance to do it, the 2010 seniors will hit their home field tonight with a chance to play for the state title next Saturday night in Jackson.

Oak Hill girls rebound to beat Marshall Academy 47-45 in overtime Tuesday

November 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders basketball team bounced back on Tuesday, after a Monday night home loss to Starkville, and they were able to take one from the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots 47-45 in overtime.
After taking a 20-11 lead into half time, the Lady Raiders let the lead slip away in the second half, but thanks to a 20 point second half performance by Tori Ellis, Oak Hill was able to keep the game at least tied at the end of regulation.

November 23rd

West Point players, coaches excited to play North State title game in front of home fans

November 23, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
As soon as Friday night’s quarterfinal victory over Oxford was complete. West Point head coach Chris Chambless had one message for his football team.
“We’ve got one more game to get to where we want to go, and that game is at our house, in front of the best fans in the state,” Chambless said in the postgame huddle.
Upon hearing those words, the Green Wave erupted in cheers, knowing their road to play for a second straight state championship has just one more stop.
And more importantly, that road goes straight through West Point.

Lady Volunteers hold on to beat Oak Hill girls 46-35

November 23, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Things got ugly early for the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders on Monday night. Facing the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers, Oak Hill had trouble getting the ball to the net in the first three quarters, so much an 18-point fourth could not help them overcome the early deficit.
The Lady Raiders just had one of those nights. They put the shots up, but few fell in.
Just four points were scored by Oak Hill in the first quarter. All the while, Starkville was scoring at will, amassing 15 points in the opening period.

Raiders drop second in a row in overtime

November 23, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor

Last Friday night, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders lost a tough battle to the Indianola Colonels, in overtime 60-58. On Monday night, they were back at home, facing Starkville, and for the second consecutive game, Oak Hill took the match into a fifth quarter and fell 59-55.
“We played fairly well, but we gave it away in the end,” said Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton.
Starkville’s Autin Canard would get loose for eight points in that overtime quarter, sealing the win for the Volunteers.

Youth Teams Face Off In Playoffs

November 23, 2010

The West Point youth football teams began the playoffs on Monday night, starting off with Sherman Berry’s team against Tim White’s squad. Berry’s team won 50-6. Later in the night, Will Ketchum’s team defeated Leon Kelly’s bunch 42-6. Pictured around are scenes from game one. Pictures from Tuesday night’s championship game will appear Friday.

Kemper’s Pollard gets 29 in 65-55 beating of Wave

November 23, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Coming off a nice home victory against East Oktibbeha at home last Thursday night, the West Point Green Wave hoops team was back on the home court on Monday night to face Kemper.
Solid second and third quarter performances catapulted Kemper County over the Wave 65-55.
It all started with a back-and-forth shooting battle between the two teams in the first frame. Both teams escaped the first quarter with a 14-14 tie.

November 22nd

Oak Hill girls split Thursday-Friday games with Leake and Indianola

November 22, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders were not able to overcome a powerful Leake Academy team on Thursday night, falling 57-43 in the end, but they were able to rebound on Friday and make it a split at home with a 54-28 victory over Indianola.
In the first game, the Lady Raiders kept things close in the early going. Back-to-back 14-12 quarters ended with Leake on top by four at the half. The 28-24 lead would expand however in the third quarter, as Leake unloaded 22 points on the Lady Raiders, while keeping their total to 14 points.

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