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South Panola extends streak vs. Columbus

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

The challenge has been set. Judging from the bad feeling in the stomach of Damian Baker, there is a good chance the Columbus High School football team will respond.



Starkville rallies to beat Ridgeland

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- Friday night was a game Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is convinced his players would've found a way to lose last season. The 2011 Yellow Jackets are a different breed.



Starkville Academy finds a new way to win

Posted 10/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team had the type of game Friday that shows if a team is playoff ready, if a team can land the last punch after trading punches all night long. The Volunteers hadn't had to win ugly this season. They'd dominated teams with a punishing ground game and entered their matchup against Parklane Academy averaging 35 points in six wins.



Heritage Academy keeps rolling, shuts out Oak Hill Academy

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The Heritage Academy football team still hasn't played the perfect game. The Patriots came mighty close Friday night at Raider Field. Heritage Academy rushed for 403 yards and scored on seven of its first eight possessions to ruin Homecoming for Oak Hill Academy in a 49-0 non-district victory.



Noxapater shuts down East Oktibbeha

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

NOXAPATER -- An inability to slow down homestanding Noxapater's high-powered offense in the first half put the East Oktibbeha County High School football team in a hole it couldn't climb out of Friday night in a 41-18 loss in a battle of the undefeated in Class 1A, Region 3.



Potts Camp ruins Immanuel Christian's Homecoming

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The Potts Camp High School football team made Immanuel Christian's Homecoming game one to forget Friday night with a 35-0 victory. Potts Camp (5-3), a Class 2A Mississippi High School Activities Association member, stymied Immanuel Christian (1-6), holding the Rams to 109 yards.



Melton has Columbus softball going in right direction

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

How do you measure 250 percent? Coaches in every sport can often be heard encouraging their players to give 100 percent -- even 110 -- to produce the desired result.



Smith, Collins blend talents for Caledonia

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Morgan Smith wasn't sure she could do it. Elisha Collins wasn't convinced someone could step into the role.



Bradley provides spark at top for New Hope

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

Kaitlin Bradley has shown this season she is a lot more than "muscles." The New Hope High School sophomore earned that nickname earlier this season after she slugged two home runs in a game against Saltillo.



Starkville volleyball blends 'old, new'

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wheeler Richardson was worried. Entering her senior season, she realized a lot of the faces she saw on the Starkville High School volleyball team weren't experienced. She recognized classmates Grace Drumheller and Margaret Allison and knew what they could do, but as for the others, well ... let's just say Richardson wasn't sold.



Aberdeen keeps winning in district

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

NETTLETON -- The Aberdeen High School football team won its second game in a row Friday night, beating Nettleton 42-7 in a Class 3A, Region 2 game. Aberdeen coach Chris Duncan was pleased with the way his squad played and thinks this win might get them on a roll.



Hamilton makes statement, beats Eupora

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- If Hamilton High School football coach Ray Weeks and his opportunistic band of Lions wanted to make a statement here Friday against Eupora, they accomplished their goal and then some.



MSU players fed up with criticism of Relf

Posted 10/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Relf understands the criticism starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference face. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has counseled him about the reality.



MSU fans will be able to ring cowbells at UAB

Posted 10/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham will allow fans to bring cowbells into Legion Field.



South Panola will visit Columbus

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

Championships. That word immediately comes to Tony Stanford's mind when asked about the South Panola High School football team. The Tigers, who entered the season as the state's top-ranked team in The Clarion-Ledger's Super 10 preseason poll, have won a state record nine championships in football. Their run of success has earned the school the nickname the "University of South Panola."



New Hope wants to write different ending

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

It's natural for Michael Bradley to enjoy history. As an American government and economics teacher at New Hope High School, Bradley gives his students valuable lessons on how they can learn from history. Bradley does the same with the players on the New Hope High football team.



Starkville will travel to Ridgeland

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Welcome to the Class 5A, Region 2 championship game in the first weekend of October. The winner of the game at 7 tonight between the Starkville and Ridgeland high school football teams will have the control of first place in the region.



Heritage Academy wants to build on victory

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

Brad Butler hopes the roller coaster is on a permanent upward trajectory. One week after scoring a season-high points in a victory against Magnolia Heights, Butler said the Heritage Academy football team had one of its best weeks of practices of the season in preparation for its game at 7 tonight against Oak Hill Academy (0-7).



West Lowndes wants to work back into region race

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

The road doesn't get any easier for Anthony King and the West Lowndes High School football team. Already saddled with back-to-back shutouts in region play, King and the Panthers go on the road at 7 tonight to face Pelahatchie in a Class 1A, Region game.



Noxubee County working toward better health

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team is one week closer to its goal. No, we're not referring to the Oct. 20 "Y'all vs. Us" matchup against Louisville.



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