Arm strength. Poise. Vision.
MACON -- Cupcakes create consistency.
WEST POINT -- It's difficult to tell if someone is in better condition.
Short of having them run gassers or do bear crawls, coaches have to trust their players are giving their best effort in practice so they are in the best physical shape to play in games.
Heritage Academy-Oak Hill Academy Breakout
WEST POINT -- It's an exciting time for George Bryan.
Immersed in the build-up to the LPGA Legends Tour's ISPS Handa Cup this weekend at Old Waverly Golf Club, Bryan has a chance to squirrel away in his shed next to the club's pro shop while golf carts dart in and out and players shuffle around the greens.
Reality has sunk for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.
If Gary Harris didn't see it for himself, the veteran coach probably wouldn't have believed it, especially after a suffering a 15-0 loss in its first game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament last weekend.
Add goofiness and loyalty to the Mississippi State women's basketball team coaching staff's recruiting check list.
Those items were the latest intangibles Jazz Holmes and Jazmine Spears credited to the Bulldogs and Vic Schaefer and his coaches following official visits to MSU. It didn't take Holmes and Spears long after being in Starkville to make verbal commitments to play for Schaefer in 2015-16.
A move wasn't enough to shake Taylor Renth's confidence.
After all, the former Caledonia High School girls soccer standout moved from playing defense at the prep level to playing forward in her first year at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, so she didn't have any reason to be concerned about moving to midfield for her sophomore season.
The smile is still there.
Nancy Lopez can't help but flash her still white teeth to offer proof that her father's decision that she wear braces for five years was the right one.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to LaKaris Salter. Next week, The Dispatch will introduce you to the final freshman, Victoria Vivians.
Barrett Donahoe has talked about the importance of positioning the Heritage Academy football team late in the season so it can realize its goals.
Kris Pickle didn't know what to expect in his first season as the new football coach at New Hope High School.
Winning is a potent elixir.
MACON -- Dalton Outz spoke from the heart in the preseason when he described the mentality he wanted the Central Academy football team to have this season.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter doesn't want a week off.
The Noxubee County High School football coach ordinarily would prefer to play every week. It's just that last season, racked with a number of injuries, the veteran coach didn't mind when his team had an open week following a loss to West Point that dropped his squad to 2-3.
WEST POINT -- Quincy Starks loves the crashing of the waves.
Editor's Note: Today, The Dispatch presents the second in a two-part series focusing on teachers and coaches. The first part provided background about the working conditions for teachers and coaches in the state of Mississippi. Part two examines the thoughts of four coaches with varying levels of experience, charts their career paths, and provides their thoughts about how the work they do has changed.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to Kayla Nevitt in the third of our five-part series. For each of the next two weeks, The Dispatch will introduce you to a freshman.
Don't count Kris Pickle among those who have been surprised by the New Hope High School football team's 3-0 start.
The former Aberdeen High assistant and Morton High head coach knew it would take time for his players to adjust to a new system. But he also realized there was plenty of potential on hand to help New Hope regroup from a run of three consecutive losing seasons.
Randal Montgomery sees the progress.
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