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West Point seventh grade team ends bout with Columbus in 8-8 tie

September 20, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last week, the West Point Junior High football seventh grade team fought Noxubee County in a gritty game of defense. That game ended in a 0-0 tie.
This week, the seventh grade team was at it again, and the Thursday night home battle against Columbus turned out to be another tie ball game, ending in an 8-8 tie.
West Point fullback Dameon Lee provided the only scoring for the Green Wave in the game, beating the Falcon defenders to the end zone for a five yard touchdown rush.

Coaches: Oak Hill-Hebron Game “Very Important”

September 20, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Year number two of the series between the Oak Hill Academy Raiders and Hebron Christian Eagles football teams was completed on Friday night.
The crowds were ever present on the home and visitor sides, as fans from across the county came out to watch the two close communities battle it out in the building Clay County rivalry.
Last year, Hebron traveled to Oak Hill, and they were defeated 14-0. This year, they were hosting, and they wanted a little revenge.

Raiders notch first win in 46-12 rout of Hebron

September 20, 2010

Last Friday night, the Benton Academy Raiders (1-3) came to Phebe to take on the Eagles of Hebron Christian School (1-4), and they scored 46 points off the Eagle defense and special teams.
Two nights ago, a different set of Raiders came to Hebron, but they brought the same results.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-4) brought their best play of the season to the Eagles’ field, and they defeated Hebron 46-12.

Raiders seek first win, Eagles looking for revenge for 2009

September 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last season, the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-3) and the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-4) started, what everyone hopes to be, a long-lasting rival series in Clay County.
Hebron traveled to Oak Hill in 2009, and they were sent away with a 14-0 loss.
This year, the Eagles will be hosting the Raiders, in a rematch, to see who wins the Clay County title in 2010.
Neither the Eagles nor the Raiders have a had a lot going for them in the first four weeks of the regular season.
The Eagles dropped their first two games, getting out-scored 79-6.

West Point looking to start new win streak

September 17, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday night, the West Point Green Wave (2-1) were shocked in the second half of their contest against the visiting Starkville Yellowjackets.
The defeat not only put a blemish on the Wave’s 2010 regular season record, but it also marked the end of a 16 game winning streak.
Last season, the Green Wave opened with a loss to the Shannon Red Raiders.
After that, the team went on a tear across the state, winning its next 14 ball games, including a state title victory.

Dawkins powers Lady Raiders closer to playoff berth

September 14, 2010

The first six Diamond Raider batters were set down on Monday afternoon, as Oak hill (12-8; 3-3) battled for a playoff spot against conference rival Winston. They eventually battled back to win 6-1.
“They’ve got a little confidence and a little stagger about them,” said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton about his girls. “I’m tickled to death with that.”
After the first two innings went by without a whimper from the Lady Raiders, Winston paid for it in the third.

Diamond Eagles get district win, split at tourney

September 14, 2010

The Hebron Christian Diamond Eagles (16-9; 5-0) were 2-1 overall, counting their 3-0 conference win over Winona on Thursday and a split in the Carroll Academy Tourney this weekend. They got a win over Magnolia Heights, but Jackson Prep was too much for Hebron, finally defeating them 3-1.
Things got off to a good start, as the Lady Eagles rounded off the week at Winona.

City still in need of soccer coaches

September 14, 2010

Tonight, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its coaches meeting for the upcoming soccer season.
The Parks Director, James Crowley, is calling on anyone who is interested in volunteering to be coach this Fall to attend tonight’s meeting.
Last week, Parks Assistant Director Jarod McDaniel put the call out to the community.
“We definitely need soccer coaches,” McDaniel said. Anyone who has a kid playing is encouraged to come out and coach. Even if you don’t have a kid playing, and you just want to come out and help the kids, join us.”

Golden Triangle represents well in Mossy Oak 5K

September 14, 2010

Last Saturday, the 2010 Mossy Oak 5k run jumped off the West Point Prairie Arts Festival. The 8 a.m. start was a good one for the winners of the race.
Overall, the top female winner was Melody Morgan at 20:39. She is from Pontotoc.
Starkville native Joseph MacGown won at 17:29 in the male category.
Ages 0-9 saw female winner Keturah Johnson come in a t 29:37. She is from Columbus.
The 0-9 top male was West Point native Doug Laden at 28:06.

Hebron picks up non-conference win at Winston

September 9, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
For the last two weeks, the Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School (14-8; 4-0) have been cutting it close, playing nothing but one-run games. They have won some, and they have lost some.
What they needed on Tuesday night was a little breathing room for starter Chloe Tapley, who had to pitch eight innings her last time out. She did strikeout a season high 17 batters in last Thursday’s extra-inning win over Kemper Academy.

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