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Walters column: Prep football season coming closer

Posted 7/28/2015 in Local Columns

Now that we are really close to the turning the calendar to August, the prep football season can come into full focus.


MSU graduate Craven takes over campus radio

Posted 7/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University junior Blake Stacy stumbled upon one of the true passions in his life.


Patience pays for West Point High's Forest

Posted 7/23/2015 in Local Columns

Patience. Of all the life lessons sports teaches, rarely does patience make the list. Football fans want to see high-scoring, "no huddle" offenses. Basketball fans want to see "up-tempo", 3-point oriented offensive attacks. Baseball and softball might do a better job teaching patience, but it is still a lesson not often highlighted at those venues. Most student-athletes learn patience on the recruiting trail. Many players verbally commit to a school and may not sign with that school for a year or two. Many players schedule dozens of unofficial visits in addition to the visits that fall under NCAA guidelines


More prep football questions as season draws closer

Posted 7/22/2015 in Local Columns

We are a little more than four weeks away from the start of prep football season. Many area schools will play preseason games Aug. 14 or 15 to prepare them for the Mississippi High School Activities Association and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools season openers the following weekend. As we count down the days, here are more questions to ponder as those first heat timeouts of the year draw near.


Q&A: Mississippi State junior basketball player I.J. Ready

Posted 7/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior I.J. Ready has grown and matured a lot in his two seasons with the Bulldogs.


Columbus High's Hill, other area standouts headed to Big Dawg Camp today

Posted 7/16/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Columbus High School rising junior running back Kylin Hill is ready to be a Big Dawg.


Walters column: EMCC looks for yet another historical season

Posted 7/15/2015 in Local Columns

The countdown is on.


Southern Amateur begins play today in West Point

Posted 7/14/2015 in Local Sports

Some of the nation's brightest young golfers have converged on the Golden Triangle area for this week.


Walters column: Prep football questions abound

Posted 7/14/2015 in Local Columns

Prep football players are beginning to spend a few extra hours in the weight room.


Area coaches share memories of Tate Marsh

Posted 7/11/2015 in High School Sports

Tate Marsh spent four decades influencing young people and coaching high school athletics.


Q&A: Noxubee County coach Shorter excited about 2015 season

Posted 7/11/2015 in High School Sports

Noxubee County High School head football coach Tyrone Shorter will begin his sixth season on Aug. 21 when the Tigers play host to Class 6A power Starkville High.


Walters column: Prep schedule features several key matchups

Posted 7/8/2015 in High School Sports

The fax machines are humming. The text messages are ringing.


Starkville Academy football blending new players, coaches

Posted 7/8/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the Starkville Academy football program, there is quite simply nothing going on this week.


Walters column: Prep football countdown begins with questions

Posted 7/7/2015 in Local Columns

With the countdown to the start of prep football practice now inside a month, it is time to turn serious about our discussions of the upcoming season.


Former Starkville High, EMCC standout Baker set for next step in journey at UT-Martin

Posted 7/7/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Preston Baker feels like he is ready to take the next step.


Former NBA standout Outlaw continues to give back to Starkville

Posted 6/22/2015 in Local Columns

For a longtime player in the National Basketball Association, it might seem a little odd that three of Travis Outlaw's favorite days of the year take place at the Starkville Sportsplex. Outlaw will again serve as host for the The Elite "Travis Outlaw" Basic Skills and Fundamentals Basketball Camp on Tuesday through Thursday at the Outlaw Center at the Sportsplex. The camp is open to all age groups and will run from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $75 per person.


All-Area Player of Year: Stillman led New Hope back to North State title round for fourth straight season

Posted 6/20/2015 in High School Sports

When New Hope High School started its 2015 baseball season, senior Josh Stillman knew the Trojans had tradition.


Starkville Academy looking for new baseball coach

Posted 6/4/2015 in High School Sports

Begley returns home as new coach of EMCC men's basketball

Posted 6/4/2015 in College Sports

Walters column: Starkville High remains model of athletic consistency

Posted 5/30/2015 in High School Sports

Under the leadership of outgoing Athletic Director Dr. Stan Miller, Starkville High School has quickly become one of the elite programs in the Mississippi High School Activities Association.



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