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Boyd helps assemble Trojans' championship pieces

Posted 7/27/2013 in High School Sports

Lee Boyd was well aware of the expectations when he accepted the job as New Hope High School baseball coach at the age of 26.

 

 

New attitude for Lockhart, Lady Vols

Posted 7/27/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- New season, new attitude, new result. If one game is any indication, Karlie Lockhart is prepared to have a sophomore season to remember for the Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team.

 

 

Triathlon organizers ready to go with second race

Posted 7/27/2013 in Local Sports

Brad and Melissa Atkins are raring to go. If they were training for the second annual Possum Town Triathlon, the husband and wife likely would be fine-tuning their techniques for each of the three phases of the event. As much as Brad Atkins would love to compete in the event he and his wife helped organize and pull off last year, he knows plenty remains to be done to make sure the next installment of the sprint triathlon at 7 a.m. Aug. 17 goes off just as well as the first one.

 

 

The Dispatch's All-Area Prep Baseball team

Posted 7/27/2013 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's All-Area prep baseball team for the 2013 season:

 

 

Oak Hill's Ellis makes most of championship chance

Posted 7/26/2013 in High School Sports

Maegen Ellis thought she has missed her chance.

 

 

Local unit looks forward to Hoops for Troops basketball event

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Even though he does not play or coach, Danny Browning looks forward to the fourth Hoops for Troops benefit basketball tournament.

 

 

Davis returns home to take over East Oktibbeha football program

Posted 7/25/2013 in High School Sports

John Davis believes the opportunity to be a head coach outweighs the uncertainty that accompanies his move from Lawrence County High School to East Oktibbeha County High.

 

 

Tapley, Eagles open softball season today

Posted 7/25/2013 in High School Sports

Cass Tapley doesn't know how it happened.

 

 

Mississippi Magnolias eye title at National Senior Olympics

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Competition never gets old.

 

 

Starkville Academy softball wants to build on growth

Posted 7/25/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball coach Kayla Mosley went recruiting in the offseason.

 

 

Central Academy softball has unfinished business

Posted 7/25/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- Unfinished business is a mantra the Central Academy fast-pitch softball team hopes provides enough motivation for it to make a title run this season.

 

 

Annual Hoops for Troops benefit Saturday at Columbus High

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Columbus Walmart General Manager Ernest Robinson dreamed big when he put together the Hoops for Troops basketball project.

 

 

Elite Team Sports hope to fill need in area

Posted 7/24/2013 in Local Sports

The pings off the aluminum bats were welcome sounds to Scott Hannon and Lance Conn.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball ready to build on breakthrough season

Posted 7/23/2013 in High School Sports

Gary Harris doesn't know where the next step will take the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.

 

 

MSA State Academy Soccer Camp comes to area

Posted 7/22/2013 in Local Sports

Seeing traffic lights, pulling bibs, and mimicking sounds of race cars don't sound like traditional lessons.

 

 

Ellis excited by chance to coach Oak Hill Academy softball team

Posted 7/22/2013 in High School Sports

Nathan Ellis discovered Monday just how quickly the coaching carousel can turn, even at the high school level.

 

 

New emphasis on high hits could lead to ejections, suspensions

Posted 7/20/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Any hit above the shoulder pads will receive special attention this season.

 

 

New SEC coaches will face different challenges, high expectations

Posted 7/20/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Auburn University football coach Gus Malzahn spent part of his first turn at Southeastern Conference Media Days calling concerns about the hurry-up offense causing more injuries "a joke."

 

 

SEC coaches talk about balancing talent vs. potential for trouble

Posted 7/20/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The legal problems of current and former SEC players -- from ex-University of Florida and NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez to LSU running back Jeremy Hill -- cast a negative light on the league that has won seven consecutive national championships.

 

 

Columbus Nationals lose opener at Dizzy Dean World Series

Posted 7/20/2013 in Local Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- The Columbus Nationals All-Star baseball team surrendered 10 unearned runs Saturday in an 11-7 loss to Valdosta (Ga.) in its opening game of the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old World Series.

 

 

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