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Oak Hill, Heritage intensify rivalry

September 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

When players have interactions off the gridiron, at church and social gatherings, a sense of familiarity begins to flourish between opposing forces.
Oak Hill Academy and Heritage Academy are well aware of this situation.
With many being friends off the field, bragging rights will be up for grabs when the Raiders (3-2; 1-1 District 2-AA) and the Patriots (3-2; 1-1 District 1-AAA) battle in a non-district game beginning 7 p.m. tonight at OHA in West Point.

EMCC takes 16-game streak to Itawamba

September 25, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

SCOOBA — Having reached the midpoint of their regular-season football slate, the No. 1-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College travel to Fulton to meet MACJC North Division foe Itawamba Community College Thursday evening on the ICC campus. Kickoff at ICC’s Eaton Field is set for 7 p.m.

West Point beats Noxubee in second half

September 22, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Green Wave might have found its identity as a second-half team in the past two weeks.
The Wave used 19 unanswered points in the final two quarters to defeat the Noxubee County Tigers, 33-19, Friday at McCallister Field in West Point.
Trailing at halftime, senior Quincy Starks scored two rushing touchdowns, a 10-yarder in the third quarter and a 46-yarder to begin the fourth quarter. Senior Kadarius Fordside scored the knock-out blow with a 4-yard touchdown carry at the 3:47 mark.

Oak Hill survives Newton

September 22, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The final two quarters were not for the faint of heart.
Despite four turnovers, three during the second half, Oak Hill (3-2; 1-1 District 2-AA) avoided a disastrous Homecoming game as the Newton County Academy Generals missed a go-ahead field goal with less than 10 seconds remaining in a 29-27 decision Friday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

West Point hosts streaking Noxubee County

September 19, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Head Coach Chris Chambless said this Friday night’s ballgame is the end of a non-district gauntlet.
With four of its five non-district opponents toting winning records, the Green Wave have rode an emotional roller coaster in the first half of the season.

OHA Raiders look to continue momentum at homecoming

September 19, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oak Hill Raiders kept postseason aspirations alive with their first District 2-AA win over Winston Academy last Friday in Louisville. Behind a tough defense and an explosive aerial attack that accounted for two touchdowns, Oak Hill stepped out of a two-game losing rut.

Hebron ready for postseason

September 19, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Hebron Christian has waited two seasons to make another appearance in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) postseason.
After a victory over Calhoun Academy on the road Sept. 9 in Calhoun City, 9-6, the Lady Eagles punched their tickets into the playoffs, and the wait was over.

Oak Hill falls, honors senior class

September 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The game was almost over before it even started.
Canton Academy scored eight runs in the first inning, and Melanie Crum blanked the Oak Hill Lady Raiders (2-18) inside the pitching circle as the Lady Panthers won their ninth game in three innings, 16-0, Monday at Kim Keller Field in West Point.
“We have done surprisingly well this season,” Canton Head Coach Lance Anderson said. “We only returned three starters and had little experience. I am very impressed that we have come out with nine wins this season.”

Something special

September 15, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com
Tyler Logan always looks to make an impact on the football field. As a starting defensive player for the West Point Green Wave, the senior understands the magnitude of Friday nights, and the actions it takes to win a football game.
But it is Logan's actions off the field that are worth noting and even more poignant for his family and the community.

West Point overpowers Columbus

September 15, 2014

DTL staff

COLUMBUS – After a sloppy first half, West Point rose to the top against the Columbus Falcons in the final two quarters Friday in Columbus.
Senior Demontae Rush carried for two touchdowns in the second half, and senior Dason Thomas passed for two touchdowns in the Green Wave’s 35-7 win over the Falcons (0-3).

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