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Finishing Up Strong

November 9, 2010

The West Point Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Soccer season is quickly drawing to a close. Pictured above is some of the season’s final moments, as the youngest players finished out the season on Monday night.

Seventh grade hoops players lead Oak Hill Junior High past Kirk 43-36

November 9, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
On Saturday, the Oak Hill Lady Raider Junior High hoops team got in its final action at the Indianola Tournament.
The Lady Raiders defeated Kirk Academy 43-36.
Oak Hill was led on the night by seventh grade player Sarah Deal, who scored 16 points. She also had 13 rebounds.
Another seventh grader, Macy Allen, scored nine points, with three assists and six steals.
Johanna Carnathan had eight points, while Bett Langley scored six points, with seven rebounds.
Lexie Harden had four points on the night as well.

Green Wave open playoffs at home

November 9, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave (10-1; 7-0) are riding high going into the first week of the playoffs. The Provine Rams (5-6; 4-3) are riding pretty high themselves.
Winners of four of their last five, the Rams overcame a slow start to the 2010 season to secure a playoff spot after a four-game winning streak in the district catapulted the Rams into the playoffs.
They did fall in last week’s league game against 11-0 Ridgland team, but that was the first loss for the Rams since October 1 at Pear.

Clawing their way to victory

November 6, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hernando Tigers (7-5; 4-3) had to beat the West Point Green Wave (10-1; 7-0) on Friday night, in order to get into the playoffs. The Tigers felt good going into the half, trailing 7-0 to the red hot Wave, but hopes of a comeback were crushed by a stellar effort from LaKenderic Thomas in the second half.
West Point finished the night on top 21-14, sending Hernando home with its third district loss.
“They’re a good football team,” said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. “We knew they were going to give us their A-game and their best shot tonight.”

Tigers could not stop Thomas on the ground

November 6, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
LaKenderic Thomas sure knows how to put the cap on a good season. The senior running back for the West Point Green Wave had a terrific night on the ground, accounting for 262 rushing yards on 26 carries.
Three of those 26 carries made it into the end zone for touchdowns, as he helped lead the Green Wave to a perfect district record in 2010.
“He’s a machine,” Chambless said. “He runs the ball extremely hard, and he has a great attitude. He keeps everybody pumped up and ready to go.”

Oak Hill coach leaving position after three years

November 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Four years ago, Leroy Gregg was asked to take over the reigns as head coach of the Oak Hill Academy Raiders. For the last three seasons, the 35-year veteran coach has been at the helm of the Raider program, but after Friday night’s season-ending loss to Winston, Gregg announced that he will not return for a fourth season.
“The first week in October, I went to the doctor so I could get some medicine refilled,” Gregg said. “I found out that I’ve sort of let my health slip a little bit. I had some disturbing blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.”

Green Wave look to repeat 2009 season record on Friday

November 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave (9-1; 6-0) football team can smell repeat. If they win on the road, at Hernando, this Friday night, they will have repeated one more aspect from the 2009 season.
Last Friday night’s victory over the Clarksdale Wildcats gave the Green Wave the Region I crown. A win at Hernando will give the Green Wave the exact same regular season record as last year.
West Point will be facing a very good Tigers team, which comes into the game with an overall 7-4 record and a 4-2 district mark.

Lady Raiders rebound to win first game

November 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (1-0) got to shake off the rust on Monday night, playing the first in a series of three games at the Indianola Tournament.
Surviving some first game jitters in the opening half, the Lady Raiders rallied past Marvel Academy 35-25.
“We were too hyped up early,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey. “We got to missing shots and lost a little confidence.”
The Lady Raiders were shutout completely in the first quarter, leaving the opening period down 4-0 to Marvel.

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.”

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