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Eagles open district play at Central Holmes

September 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
A month ago, the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-4) got their first and only win of the 2010 season.
That victory, which came at West Memphis Christian, is sandwiched between four losses, the last of which coming, at home, to Oak Hill.
Tonight, the Eagles are hoping the elements will work in their favor, as they try get back in the win column.

Diamond Raiders set for state playoffs

September 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
For the second time in four years, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders softball team is in the overall state tournament in Ridgeland, which will start tomorrow.
Oak Hill will start the day off at 12:30, playing the No. 1 team out of the South, Silliman Institute.
By all accounts, the Clinton, La. based team is very strong, as the Lady Raiders will seek the Class AA state title.

Hebron starts with Heidelberg

September 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Diamond Eagles will start state tournament play tomorrow morning as the No. 2 team out of the North.
They will get things started with a game against the No. 3 team out of the South, in Heidelberg Academy.
The winner of Eagle-Rebel game will go on to play at 4 p.m., on Saturday, against the winner of the Syilva-Bay (No. 1, South)-Kemper (No. 3, North) game.
Hebron enters the overall state tournament in Ridgeland for the first time ever.
They do this coming off a very good North State Tournament in Cleveland last weekend.

Softball state tourney set to start

September 29, 2010

From Staff Reports
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles softball team will be playing in the state tournament for the first time in team history, starting this Saturday.
The Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders will be participating in their second state tourney in four years.
Continue to pick up copies of the Daily Times Leader for continuing coverage of the community’s two fast-pitch teams as they battle for state titles in Ridgeland.

Sportsman leveled for multiple sports

September 29, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Towns across the country are rife with abandoned and run-down sports facilities. Many, like West Point, have centralized their sporting events to a centralized location.

Eagles seek win NO. 2 at Central Holmes

September 29, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The last two times the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-4) took the field, they gave up 46 runs on each occasion.
The first was against a Benton Academy team that came into Pheba 0-3, and the second was to an Oak Hill team that entered their contest 0-4.
Since then, Benton and Oak Hill have won consecutive games. The Eagles are hoping they can get something of the same sort started on Friday night, as they enter district play at Central Holmes (2-4).

Hebron in first state tournament

September 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Bayou got revenge for Saturday’s loss to Hebron on Monday. That loss was the first for the Lady Colts in North State Tournament play in five years.
The Lady Eagles would eventually fall to Bayou twice before the tournament was over, once 1-0 and the second time 11-0.
An 8-0 win over Tri-County finished off the winner’s bracket in the early-week games, and the Lady Eagles are set to play State Tournament ball on Saturday.

Trojans looking for revenge against Wave

September 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
West Point was a thorn in the side of the New Hope Trojans last season, to say the least.
The first time the Green Wave beat the Trojans in 2009, New Hope was undefeated at 4-0. West Point, in the middle of a 14 game winning streak themselves, broke that up.
Much later in the season, the two teams met up again. This time it was the third game of the playoffs. New Hope was looking to avenge the early-season loss, but they were soundly defeated again by the Green Wave 41-21.

Raiders coach: Zero turnovers key to game against Lamar

September 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Two weeks ago, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-4; 1-0) played a nearly perfect game on offense, not turning the ball over once against Hebron’s defense.
Last week, they were at home against Carroll, but they had a few mistakes, as turnovers proved costly in a close win.
This week, Oak Hill head coach Leroy Gregg says that the team will have to go back to the same type of play they saw at Hebron, in order to be successful against Lamar.
“We’re not going to be able to turn the ball over,” Gregg said. “We have got to hold on to that football on offense.”

Raiders head to state to play Silliman on Saturday morning

September 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders have battled injuries in the last few weeks, but that did not stop them from toughing out a win against North Delta, which secured their placed in the state tournament for the second time in four years.
Mamie Allen, who has been battling the biggest injury for Oak Hill, pitched her team into the state tournament in that 7-3 win against North Delta.
“We played really well against North Delta,” said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton. “We looked like an entirely different ball club defensively.”

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