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Walters column: EMCC on path for national championship

Posted 8/23/2016 in Local Columns

We are eight days away from normalcy for the East Mississippi Community College football program.

Prescott making quick impression in Cowboys' camp

Posted 8/23/2016 in Local Sports

Former Mississippi State standout Dak Prescott continues to shine at Dallas Cowboys training camp.

 

Cooke's diversity makes MSU special teams better

Posted 8/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Logan Cooke isn't a fan of sitting on the bench.

 

 

Former Starkville High standout Davis suffers knee injury

Posted 8/23/2016 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Former Starkville High School and New Hope High quarterback Brady Davis will have to wait another year to begin his college career.

 

Noxubee County takes positives from season-opening loss

Posted 8/23/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter couldn't help smile Friday night.

Erby makes big play despite hearing voice in his head

Posted 8/23/2016 in High School Sports

Andre Erby knows there are two ways Kris Pickle wants the New Hope High School receivers to go when they catch the ball. Pickle has stressed the importance of going north and south so many times to his players that Erby smiles when asked if he hears Pickle's words in the back of his head every time he makes a catch. Erby heard those words Friday night with the season opener against Louisville on the line. The senior wide receiver also saw plenty of green grass on the other side of the field.

 

MSU's Johnson will have to veteran at tight end

Posted 8/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Justin Johnson had different experiences the last two summers. Last summer, Johnson arrived at Mississippi State as a wide receiver out of Hoover (Ala.) High School. In training camp, Johnson moved to tight end and had to adjust to a variety of new responsibilities, including a different blocking scheme.

 

Offense not enough for Caledonia in loss to Shannon

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Most football coaches will agree that not giving up the "big play," field position, finishing drives and turnovers all play important roles in determining who wins and who loses.

West Lowndes routs Durant in season opener

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

Following a season where the West Lowndes High School football team went 8-5 and ended their season in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A playoffs, the Panthers look for even more this season.

Heritage Academy rolls over county rival Columbus Christian

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Coaches typically don't answer all of the questions they have about their team in the first game of the season.

Blocked kick helps New Hope escape Louisville

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

New Hope football coach Kris Pickle had seen it before.

Columbus overcomes obstacles to win season opener

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

DEKALB - Columbus High School senior defensive tackle Josh Gray takes great pride in going from follower to leader.

Late defensive play saves Starkville's victory over Noxubee County

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a dominant performance in the first half, the Starkville High School football defense found its back against the wall when it mattered.

Special teams' miscues hurt Tigers in loss

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was a brand-new ballgame.

Pompelia sees long wait end at Possum Town Triahtlon

Posted 8/20/2016 in Local Sports

It took four years of trying, but Meridian native Tyson Pompelia finally took home a victory in the fifth-annual Possum Town Triathlon held near the Columbus Lock and Dam.

Noxubee County's Conner part of quarterback mix at EMCC

Posted 8/20/2016 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Even though he has played football for virtually his entire life, East Mississippi Community College freshman quarterback Timorrius Conner is still learning.

 

Oak Hill Academy's Atkins chooses Southern Miss for golf

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

There is no questioning Hunter Atkins' love for golf.

 

 

Bulldogs reward pair of walk-ons with scholarships

Posted 8/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josiah Phillips' journey to the Mississippi State football team is almost unbelievable.

 

 

Starkville edges Noxubee County in battle of 2015 champions

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Austin Morris wanted to hold on to the football. But it didn't matter Morris didn't catch the ball because he broke up a would-be touchdown to seal the Starkville High School football team's 24-21 victory against Noxubee County High on Friday night in the season opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

 

Columbus envisions history in making

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior defensive end Tahj Sykes heard the criticism. Then he heard the praise and admiration.

 

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