STEENS - For every positive step they took, there was a self-inflicted mistake to halt the progress.
MADISON -- Jake Schwartz could sympathize with Starkville quarterback Caleb Wilson making his first career high school from behind center.
The smile on David Foster's face says old school.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy stayed within striking distance of Heritage Academy the entire game Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Heritage Academy senior football player Taylor Fields remembers not too fondly his junior year game against arch-rival Starkville Academy.
SHANNON -- Far too often, quarterbacks either get too much credit for a win or an unfair amount of criticism following a loss.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Josh Lewis and Joel Pratt helped the Pickens Academy football team start the season in rousing fashion Friday night.
WEST POINT -- In its season opener, Oak Hill Academy made believers of themselves. Friday night, they made believers of football fans outside of Winston County.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School easily made it a clean sweep for the Magnolia state schools in the Mississippi-Memphis Gridiron Classic Saturday evening.
STARKVILLE -- It's the most important decision you will make. That is what parents, counselors, and many adults normally tell a high school senior about choosing the right college.
STARKVILLE - The scene looked all too familiar at the Newell-Grissom Building in late August. The Mississippi State University volleyball team had lost its first game 30-28 to an unheralded Sun Belt Conference school in their season opening tournament.
The bruising nature of Austin Foster combined with the play up front of Joey Ard, Troy Arnold, and Jacob Ware and the elusive running of Will-Corben Rogers and Taylor Coggins helped Hebron Christian cruise to a 48-20 victory against Victory Christian in an eight-man game at Coleman Robertson Field in Columbus.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year head coach Hugh Freeze and the football team continued preseason preparation Thursday afternoon on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen said he needed time to find the short- and long-term solution to the wide receivers coach position. Less than four days after the resignation of Angelo Mirando, MSU found a solution with the hiring of former University of Minnesota coach Tim Brewster.
Sherise Williams didn't know she still had a chance. Once she learned she still could become academically eligible to play basketball at Mississippi State University, Williams wasn't sure she believed she could do it. Johnnie Harris did. As a result, MSU will have another freshman on its roster who could contribute this season.
The process has just started for Barrett Donahoe. The initial steps for the first-year Heritage Academy football coach and his assistant coaches have involved tearing things down to build a foundation.
A lot has changed in the past year for the West Lowndes High School football team. More than 13 months ago, Anthony King returned to his alma mater to take over for Bobby Berry as the school's football coach. As excited as King was to wear the navy and gold that he did as a player at Motley High, he realized that the approval of his hiring in July left him little time to prepare his players and the program for the 2011 season.
It looks so simple. Four bounces, a short toss, an angled arm, and an explosion. When everything is working right, Natalie Hardy's serves can be a challenge to receive.
STARKVILLE -- Just about every emotion has run through the body and mind of Mississippi State University freshman volleyball player Taylor Scott this week.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell had to think the news would have to only get better after his team's 29-8 loss to Noxubee County last week. It got worse -- a lot worse.
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