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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.

 

 

WALK-OFF WINNER: New Hope softball sweeps Grenada

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School won its slow-pitch softball game Tuesday night on a walk-off walk. Four straight hits and a walk led to two runs and a 6-5 victory for the Lady Trojans against Grenada.

 

 

Heritage Academy shuts out Immanuel Christian in soccer

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

One moment you're standing with your hands on your hips watching ... wondering if the ball is ever going to come your way.

 

 

Mullen takes over coaching receivers in practice

Posted 8/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In lieu of the timing and sudden nature of Angelo Mirando's resignation as receivers coach, Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen had to come up with multiple solutions.

 

 

Noxubee County ready for return to big stage

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- For the third time in the past two years, the Noxubee County High School football team will represent the state of Mississippi in a showcase event.

 

Noxubee County's Bradley in beast mode

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Don't let the glare fool you. Whether it's from the left, the right, or the middle, Dylan Bradley will be watching. He may take a conventional three-point stance. He may stand up on the end and try to fool you into thinking he is going to take a play off.

Caledonia powers to victory in opener

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

Ricky Kendrick always has been honest with his Caledonia High School football players. Three years ago, Kendrick told the Confederates it would take time to build a program when he took over a program that went winless in 2009.

Former Starkville High standout Johnson set to lead EMCC

Posted 8/21/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Quez Johnson always had dreams of playing football at the highest level. While it has taken much longer than he anticipated, the dream is still alive. Fully recovered from a serious shoulder injury, the former Starkville High School standout will be back in the limelight this fall as quarterback for East Mississippi Community College, the nation's top-ranked junior college football team.

 

Mirando resigns as MSU's WR coach

Posted 8/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando resigned Sunday evening for "personal reasons" 13 days before the football team's season opener.

 

Organizers already thinking about second triathlon

Posted 8/20/2012 in Local Sports

Dreams came true in multiple ways Saturday morning. While some competitors eclipsed their time goals and others took pride in finishing, Brad Atkins surveyed the scene at the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon and smiled.

Rollins makes history at triathlon in return home

Posted 8/19/2012 in Local Sports

If Brad Rollins didn't know it, he would have thought the Possum Town Triathlon was a long-standing event with a load of history.

 

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