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Pickens Academy breaks loose in season-opening win over Sparta

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Josh Lewis and Joel Pratt helped the Pickens Academy football team start the season in rousing fashion Friday night.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy improves to 2-0 with win over Winston

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Noxubee County roughs up Craigmont

Posted 8/26/2012 in College Sports

MACON -- Noxubee County High School easily made it a clean sweep for the Magnolia state schools in the Mississippi-Memphis Gridiron Classic Saturday evening.

 

 

Let's play two: MSU recruit Sandberg may face multi-sport decision

Posted 8/26/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

MSU volleyball posts 2-1 record in home invitational

Posted 8/26/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Hebron Christian runs past Victory Christian

Posted 8/25/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Ole Miss' Freeze praises former Noxubee Co. standout Sanders

Posted 8/24/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

Brewster replaces Mirando at MSU

Posted 8/24/2012 in College Sports

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.

Williams works with Harris to become eligible at MSU

Posted 8/24/2012 in College Sports

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.

Donahoe wants Heritage Academy to play faster tonight

Posted 8/24/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

West Lowndes feels it's in better shape for Caledonia

Posted 8/24/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

Hardy's serving sparks Heritage Academy

Posted 8/24/2012 in High School Sports

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.

Scott will make debut for MSU volleyball

Posted 8/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Just about every emotion has run through the body and mind of Mississippi State University freshman volleyball player Taylor Scott this week.

Starkville High will go with Wilson at QB

Posted 8/24/2012 in High School Sports

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.

Pickens Academy will count on experience in move to Class A

Posted 8/24/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- John Gartman doesn't mince words when he looks back at 2011. "Last season was a disappointing year for us. We finished 3-7," Gartman said. "We had a very difficult schedule. That was part of it, and we also had a team."

Oak Hill Academy will try to start winning streak

Posted 8/23/2012 in High School Sports

The Oak Hill Academy football team snapped a 12-game losing streak that dated back to the 2010 season Friday night in a season-opening 13-6 win at Newton County Academy. Now, the Raiders want to start a winning streak.

 

Russell embraces leadership role as MSU QB

Posted 8/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Meet the new loud and in-your-face leader of the Mississippi State University football team's offense: Tyler Russell.

 

 

Aberdeen will try to bounce back from loss to Columbus

Posted 8/23/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Two Columbus High School punt returns and a lackluster effort on the offensive front that led to seven turnovers and a blocked punt played key roles in the Aberdeen High School football team's season-opening 21-0 loss last week.

 

 

West Oktibbeha starts on offensive high note

Posted 8/22/2012 in High School Sports

After the opening week of the prep football season, one thing is clear.

 

 

Offense picks up for Heritage Academy

Posted 8/22/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While steadily improving, Heritage Academy had been looking for that break-out game in fast-pitch softball.

 

 

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