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Heritage Academy softball takes next step

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Gary Harris wasn't sure how his players were going to respond. Following a loss to Washington School in its opening game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament, the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach challenged his players by telling them they were so close to getting to the overall state tournament. All Heritage Academy needed to do was find a way to regroup and defeat Jackson Academy and win one more game.

 

 

WINNING IN POSTSEASON: Heritage Academy places third at north state

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Things keep getting better for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.

 

 

PREP PLAYER OF WEEK: Conner beginning to spread wings with Falcons

Posted 9/24/2012 in High School Sports

Kendrick Conner didn't have time to be scared.

 

 

Bell finds range for MSU

Posted 9/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University freshman kicker Devon Bell knew he would feel pressure. Bell also realized part of the challenge of being MSU's kicker was how he responded to missing kicks in a sold-out Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Defense answers call for West Point

Posted 9/24/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Freddie Reed and Ed Brown wanted to make a statement. After 24 minutes, the West Point High School football team's defense was less than satisfied with its effort Friday night against Lake Cormorant.

 

 

Tennessee women's soccer blanks MSU

Posted 9/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Katie Lenz and the No. 23 University of Tennessee women's soccer team wanted to make something out of their weekend.

 

 

MSU's lackluster offense leads to questions

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Embarrassing" That was the word Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen used during his halftime interview session.

 

 

Koenning remembers early days at USA

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive coordinator Les Koenning should've recognized some of the talent on the field wearing red, white, and blue Saturday evening.

 

 

Columbus shuts out Tupelo in region opener

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

TUPELO -- Columbus High School junior quarterback Trace Lee likes to spread the ball around to as many receivers as possible. However, senior wide receiver Dalon Moore has an advantage on most plays.

 

 

Starkville rolls past Lanier

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell quickly felt sorry for his opponent standing on the opposite sideline Friday night. The Yellow Jackets third-year coach realized early on Lanier High was going to be overmatched in every phase of the game, so he did the best he could to lessen the blow in a 48-0 victory at Newell Field.

 

 

Trick plays lift Saltillo past New Hope

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

Sometimes in a tight ballgame a coach will dig deep into the playbook and pull out some trick plays. That's what Saltillo High School football coach Pat Byrd did Friday night against New Hope. With the game tied at the start of the fourth quarter, the Tigers converted a pair of trick plays for touchdowns to turn a close game into a 42-22 victory.

 

 

Heritage Academy takes steps in loss to Jackson Academy

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe believes his team is finally turning the corner.

 

 

Mistakes cost Starkville Academy in loss to Jackson Prep

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Against the top team in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, the Starkville Academy football team had to play a flawless game.

 

 

Alabama's shutout streak ends vs. FAU

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It never existed for University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The imaginary "it" is the media-generated buzz the Crimson Tide were on a three-game shutout streak. Imaginary or not, it ended Saturday in Bryant Denny Stadium when the Florida Atlantic University Owls scored seven points in the fourth quarter.

 

 

Ole Miss defense regroups vs. Tulane

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Chief Brown's diving interception in the end zone in the final minutes set off exuberant celebrations on the Mississippi sideline, even though the Rebels had led by more than three touchdowns since the first quarter.

 

 

West Point marches past Lake Cormorant

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- On a night when things just didn't seem to want to go right, the West Point High School football team turned to a well-known staple.

 

 

Defense leads West Lowndes past East Oktibbeha

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

While no one at West Lowndes High School's Tiger Field was holding a piece of white fencing embossed with a capital 'D', defense was the key Friday night in the Panthers' 14-0 victory against the East Oktibbeha Titans.

 

 

Aberdeen beats Louisville for first time

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Like most football coaches, Aberdeen's Mark Bray expects to win every game on his schedule.

 

 

Noxubee County gets another shutout

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- For the Noxubee County High School football team, there is no such thing as time off.

 

 

Lamar County edges Sulligent

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County and Sulligent high school football teams mixed a little more offense into their Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 matchup Friday night. Still, the result was to the Bulldogs' liking.

 

 

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