Heritage Academy saw its football fortunes turn last season after a victory against archrival Starkville Academy. This season, the Volunteers need of a reversal of fortunes.
What a strange football season this has been for Columbus High School.
STARKVILLE -- Athleticism. Versatility. Potential. In some way, those words describe all five of the newcomers to the 2013-14 Mississippi State women's basketball team. If pressed to assign those qualities to one or two "newbies," as MSU coach Vic Schaefer likes to call them, the best fit would be freshmen Breanna Richardson and Ketara Chapel. Richardson and Chapel are fitting picks because they likely will see playing time at small forward, the three position, or power forward, the four, depending on the other players on the floor.
MACON -- The carries are there for the taking.
CALEDONIA -- Heartbreak probably would be the one word that came to the minds of the Caledonia High School volleyball team Tuesday night.
Hunter Anderson could sense the questions were bubbling.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen isn't buying that last weekend should be dubbed "Upset Saturday in the Southeastern Conference," but he acknowledges his players might do that.
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is preaching moving forward.
Coaches will use anything they can get their hands on to motivate their players. In 19 seasons as a coach, Mike Sullivan knows "bulletin-board material" when he sees it. The Itawamba Community College men's soccer coach knew he had what he needed when he saw a preseason poll had his team ranked ninth.
CALEDONIA -- Elisha Collins had a feeling about the Caledonia High School volleyball team this season.
STARKVILLE -- Defensive back Justin Cox has learned the difference between being disciplined and reckless isn't clear in his first six games with the Mississippi State football team.
STARKVILLE -- This isn't the same Kentucky football team Dan Mullen and Mississippi State have beaten each of the past four years.
STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready only needed a few games to gain credibility.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to the top-ranked Alabama football team's defense at a fortuitous time.
OAKMAN, Ala. -- Nothing has been decided with one week remaining in Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 play.
Columbus High School senior running back Kendrick Conner made a suggestion at halftime Friday night.
Clinton High School slow-pitch softball coach Allen Lunceford wasn't looking forward to his second-round assignment in the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 5A/6A playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- All signs say Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is sticking with sophomore kicker Devon Bell.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell has been in charge of high school football teams for more than 20 years, but he has never seen an ending to a game like the one he saw Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Reid Humphreys always dreamed of playing at Dudy Noble Field.
1. Caledonia softball continues magical postseason run HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. New Hope advances in baseball playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Starkville falls to DeSoto Central in playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU drops doubleheader, SEC series to Auburn COLLEGE SPORTS