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Hamilton's playoff run ends with loss to Hollandale Simmons

Posted 11/5/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton High School football team spent most of its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A first-round playoff game looking for one big offensive play. Unfortunately for the Lions, that play never came.

 

 

Alabama Roundup: Pickens County wins; Aliceville and Lamar County lose

Posted 11/5/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- The Pickens County High School football team's high-powered offense was a late arrival Friday night, but once it took the field it proved costly for A.L. Johnson.

 

 

Starkville High defeats Neshoba Central to win Region 2-5A title

Posted 11/5/2011 in High School Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Three words from their starting quarterback defines the feeling of the Starkville High football program.

 

 

Starkville Academy knocks off Lee, reaches state title game

Posted 11/5/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even with a 10-2 record and a District 2, Division II title, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill said he still needed time to realize where his team was sitting.

 

 

Carroll Academy hires Hester as baseball coach

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

Stacy Hester is back in high school baseball. More than two years after not being retained as New Hope High School baseball coach, Hester was hired as baseball coach at Carroll Academy, a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA school in Carrollton, about an hour and a half away from Columbus.

 

 

Zeidaks ruled ineligible by NCAA

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The NCAA has ruled Mississippi State forward Kristers Zeidaks ineligible for the 2011-12 men's basketball season. The NCAA Eligibility Center confirmed Zeidaks, who is from Latvia, will be suspended for this season and 11 games next season for his participation in a league that included professional players and for playing against professional players in his home country.

 

 

Columbus has ways to make playoffs

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

It starts with a victory That's the easiest way the Columbus High School football team can take the first step to earning a playoff bid.

 

 

Starkville Academy set for second season

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

The second season is finally here for the Starkville Academy football team. Starkville Academy will end a six-year absence from the postseason at 7 tonight when it plays host to Clarksdale Lee Academy in a first-round Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II playoff game at J.E. Logan Field in Starkville.

 

 

Starkville will try to win region for first time in decade

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Win and you're the champion. It's a simple formula for the Starkville High School football team as its prepares for its game at 7 tonight against Neshoba Central that will decide the Class 5A, Region 2 title.

 

 

New Hope will try to keep West Point from first place

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

While the West Point High School football team's string of two straight Class 5A region championships is in jeopardy, second place is still important to the Green Wave. West Point can salt away at least second place with a victory at 7 tonight against New Hope in a Class 5A, Region 1 game at West Point's McCallister Field.

 

 

Cross country teams gear up for state meet; Volunteers' White gets invitation

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

It may be early November, but veteran Starkville High School cross country coach Caroline Woomer is hoping to unwrap a few presents at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Cross Country meet Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.

 

 

Coaches say JUCO changes will affect programs

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill doesn't totally understand the need for recent rule changes enacted by the Mississippi Association of Community College and Junior College presidents. One thing Terrill knows is he doesn't like the changes.

 

 

No. 3 EMCC will take on Hinds in playoff opener

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College didn't play many tight games in its undefeated run through regular season this year. The tightest game No. 3 EMCC played was a 20-17 victory against Hinds C.C. on Sept. 8 in Raymond. A lot has happened since the second week of the season.

 

 

Noxubee County focused for title run

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

The Noxubee County High School football team had to fight the urge to look ahead to its game against Spain Park (Ala.). The Tigers and all of Noxubee County had to resist the temptation of thinking about their C Spire Wireless "Bright Lights Football" regionally televised game against Louisville.

 

 

Hamilton will try to unleash arsenal

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

Sometimes it's not about how big your weapons are, but how many you have. The Hamilton High School football team has an arsenal of offensive weapons loaded and ready to go at 7 tonight when it plays host to Hollandale Simmons in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A North State playoffs.

 

 

Aberdeen hopes to shine at right time

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team received the lift it needed last week. Now coach Chris Duncan hopes his Bulldogs are ready to shine in a time of the year that they have come to own.

 

 

Alabama soccer shoots for another upset

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

Todd Bramble has watched his University of Alabama women's soccer team come a long way in the past two months.

 

 

Criticism growing about JUCO rule changes

Posted 11/3/2011 in College Sports

Recent rule changes for athletics at Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College member institutions are roughly a month old. However, the buzz hasn't died down. Instead, it has gotten louder.

 

 

Simpson transforms UTM into winning program

Posted 11/3/2011 in College Sports

A graveyard job. That's how Jason Simpson's friends and colleagues in college football described the job of head coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

 

 

Timberwolves will fight for third

Posted 11/3/2011 in High School Sports

The West Oktibbeha County and Pelahatchie high school football teams will look to usher out the regular season on a positive note when they meet at 7 tonight in a Class 1A, Region 3 game in Maben. The region's playoff teams already have been decided. Nanih Waiya (8-2, 7-0 region) and Noxapater (7-3, 7-0) will play for first place tonight in Louisville. West Oktibbeha and Pelahatchie are two games behind those teams, and will play tonight for third and fourth in the region.

 

 

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