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New Hope's Harcrow will get shot at Mississippi Delta C.C.

Posted 6/21/2017 in High School Sports

Koby Harcrow has made it a habit to push through highs and lows. When you're not the biggest, fastest, or strongest player on the field, it sometimes can be difficult to attract attention, but Harcrow never used his physical makeup as an excuse. In fact, the New Hope High School standout pushed even harder so he could get noticed so one day he could realize his dream to play college baseball.


Budget cuts lead EMCC to drop men's golf, delay restart of women's soccer

Posted 6/17/2017 in College Sports

Thomas Huebner has faced a lot of challenges as a college administrator.


Prescott camp set for Tuesday at Mississippi State

Posted 6/17/2017 in College Sports

Anthony Colom takes youth football very seriously.


Proffitt signs pro contact with team in Germany

Posted 6/15/2017 in Local Sports

Denis Aidoo wasn't sure if Maggie Proffitt could handle the expectations. The Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball coach was confident Proffitt could score, but he didn't know if Proffitt would be able to live up the team's defensive standards.


All-Area Basketball: Futral helped build foundation at Starkville Academy

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Stat stuffers don't slack off.


All-Area Basketball: Grubbs provided leadership at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- There is a lot of responsibility when you're the only senior on a team.


All-Area Basketball: Franks continues state championship tradition at Hebron

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

Bruce Franks doesn't have to yell during games.


Henderson helps keep MSU pitchers in attack mode

Posted 6/2/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson has been around baseball long enough to know you don't have to wait long to see something new. Forgive the coaching veteran if he prefers not to see another season like the one the Mississippi State baseball team has experienced in 2017.


McCleod celebrates shift to track career by winning state title

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

Michael McCleod has found his calling.


CCA's Shaw leads group of baseball All-Stars

Posted 5/26/2017 in High School Sports

A school year that started with a debilitating injury will last one more day for Dawson Shaw. Today, the Columbus Christian Academy senior will be one of a handful of local standouts who will play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Senior All-Star games at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson.


Columbus High softball standout Conner signs with EMCC

Posted 5/25/2017 in High School Sports

Kiara Conner admits she was nervous. Typically, the pitcher is the one who is uneasy when Conner is in the batter's box. This time, though, Conner wasn't playing in a game. In fact, her softball career at Columbus High School already was over and she was trying to find a place to continue playing a sport she started when she was 4 or 5 years old. That's why Conner was positioned next to a batting tee and prepared to impress East Mississippi Community College coach Kyndall White.


Short: City still offering programs, sports

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Sports

Roger Short wants to make sure the people of Columbus and Lowndes County understand the Columbus Recreation Authority will continue to offer programs. Short wants to make that perfectly clear because there might be some uncertainty about the status of the city's recreation authority now that he is on the job as interim recreation manager for Lowndes County.


Columbus High's Hodges signs with Coahoma C.C. in softball

Posted 5/18/2017 in High School Sports

Two years ago, Kanisha Hodges first realized she might have a chance to play softball in college.


Ferguson chosen as new AD at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 5/18/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Some of the most fun Phil Ferguson has had working in schools has been the time spent with students in sports.


Griffin takes over basketball programs at Caledonia High School

Posted 5/18/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Gary Griffin always heard good things about Caledonia High School.


Dale leaves West Lowndes, takes over at alma mater, Durant

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

The possibility of a return home to Durant has had Torrey Dale smiling for most of the last month.


NHHS' Thomas finds right fit at EMCC

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

Terryonte Thomas looked long and hard to find coaches and a school that made him feel like a priority. That search often can be difficult for high school standouts looking to find the right fit for the next step in their life. But following a recruiting process that included its share of twists and turns, Thomas is relaxed after finding the fit he was looking for with coach Billy Begley and the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball program.


New Hope's Crosson wins Class 5A State title

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

Jake Crosson needed a second opinion. Coming off a bogey, Crosson knew he couldn't afford another if he wanted to have a chance to win the Mississippi High School Activities Region 1, District 2 tournament at the Ole Miss Golf Club in Oxford. That's why the New Hope High School junior called coach Albert McBrayer out to the fairway to ask for some advice. Crosson faced a dog leg to the right of No. 14 and a water hazard in front of the hole. He knew he probably could reach the hole with a more aggressive shot, but he had been strong on his wedges all day, so he wanted to ask McBrayer what he thought he should do.


Forrester steps down as Caledonia girls soccer coach

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

Jason Forrester admits he didn't know a thing about soccer when he started coaching it at Caledonia High School.


Oxford investigating incident following game at New Hope

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey said Monday that decisions were made following Game 2 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A North State title series between Oxford and New Hope that didn't uphold the school district's standards of "first in class" and that there would be a re-evaluation of what is important about interscholastic athletics.



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