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Oak Hill girls to play at Indianola to start season

November 1, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
At this moment, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders basketball season is already underway. The start of what should be an exciting season got started on Monday afternoon, as the girls traveled to Indianola Academy for a pre-season tournament.
Today, the Lady Raiders will take on Strider Academy, and they will finish up the tourney on Saturday, against North Delta.
This week’s action is the prelude to what should be an exciting season for the Lady Raiders, who will be traveling to Lamar next Tuesday.

Oak Hill coach says team is excited about season’s start

November 1, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Oak Hill boys basketball coach Brian Middleton said on Monday that he has been practicing with four of the 10 players that are on his 2010-2011 roster. When the football season officially ended last Friday night, the other six that will play for him this season wasted no time in getting to the hardwood.
The Raiders were shooting in the gym on Sunday, preparing themselves for their November 9 match at Lamar.
“They are excited,” Middleton said. “We’re going to have 10 good players. It’s going to be fun.”

Going For The Goal

November 1, 2010

On Thursday, the West Point youth soccer league continued its fall season, getting started under cool, clear skies after dark at the West Point Sportsplex. Players look to enjoy a great second half, as the season will continue deep into November.

Wave withstands early push from Clarksdale in 26-17 win

October 30, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
For the second straight year, the West Point Green Wave had a chance to clinch the Division 1-5A championship with a win over Clarksdale.
And for the second straight year, that’s exactly what West Point did – but it wasn’t easy.
West Point weathered an early offensive storm and fought back from a halftime deficit to remain perfect in district play with a 26-17 Friday night, clinching a No. 1 seed in the Class 5A playoffs, which start in two weeks.

Oak Hill’s season ends in 41-7 loss to Winston

October 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The 2010 season came down to Friday night for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (3-8; 1-2). Coming into the game against Winston (6-4; 3-0), the Raiders were evened up in district play, needing to win by seven points to get into the playoffs.
A great effort against a very physical Patriot club did not transpire into a victory for the Raiders, however, as Winston took the game and the district in a 41-7 victory.
“They just sort of blew us up defensively,” said Oak Hill head coach Leroy Gregg. “They were quicker than us, and stronger than us.”

Raiders play tough, despite numbers

October 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
For anyone on the outside looking in, three wins for a team that played with less than 18 players all season seems like overachieving. That’s not how the Raiders look at it now, and it’s not how they’ve looked at it throughout the 2010 season.
After getting off to an 0-4 start, the Raiders knew that numbers were not the problem. They knew they were a better team than the one that showed up that first month.

Winona shuts out Eagles 35-0 to end season

October 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles (2-8; 0-3) had a tough 2010. Two weeks prior to Friday night’s game, their hunt for a playoff spot came to an end when they were defeated by Immanuel.
On Friday, the Eagles played their last match of the season, taking on district rival Winona. The Stars came to Hebron and defeated the Eagles 35-0.
The Eagles celebrated senior night prior to the game, recognizing those players who have put in tireless work for the program since they have been there.

Green Wave can nail down district championship tonight

October 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Halloween is not until Sunday, but the West Point Green Wave (8-1; 5-0) football team’s magic number is one. If West Point wins, they are district champions. If New Hope loses, the Green Wave are champs.
West Point would much prefer the first scenario to the latter.
“We’re going to try an sow up the district this week,” Chambless said. “If we win, then we’ll be district champs, and that’s been our goal all along.”

Raiders looking for playoff berth at Winston

October 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The 2010 season has been one of ups and downs for the Raiders of Oak Hill Academy (3-8; 1-1).
They were written off by most early on, losing the first four games of the regular season. What the doubters did not count on was a resurgence in the middle of the season that included a conference win against Carroll that put the Raiders right back into the playoff hunt.
After getting that first conference win, the Raiders were feeling really good about their playoff chances. They went into their second district game, up against a winless Manchester team.

Hebron to finish against Winona

October 28, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It’s been a tough season for the Hebron Christian Eagles (2-7; 0-2) to say the least.
The Eagles came into 2010 very young, but they have shown a lot of promise over the last 10 weeks that has a lot people excited about 2011.
Before all that, the Eagles will try to hammer out one more win in the 2010 season. The will finish up at home tonight against the district winners of Winona.
The Eagles are coming off their second win of the season. Last Friday night, they dropped down to eight-man football to take on Calhoun Academy.

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