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Columbus will try to beat Noxubee County to go 2-0

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Columbus High School coach Randal Montgomery believes the cliche that a football team's biggest improvement comes from the first week of the season to the second. That is why Montgomery took last his team's pedestrian 26-12 victory against Kemper County last week in stride.

 

New Hope's Crosson has successful summer on links

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Having a golf course in your backyard can be the ultimate motivator to learn to play golf. But Jake Crosson had equal access to soccer fields and basketball courts growing up in Thailand, so there was always a sport to play.

 

Noxubee County takes positives from season-opening loss

Posted 8/23/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter couldn't help smile Friday night.

Erby makes big play despite hearing voice in his head

Posted 8/23/2016 in High School Sports

Andre Erby knows there are two ways Kris Pickle wants the New Hope High School receivers to go when they catch the ball. Pickle has stressed the importance of going north and south so many times to his players that Erby smiles when asked if he hears Pickle's words in the back of his head every time he makes a catch. Erby heard those words Friday night with the season opener against Louisville on the line. The senior wide receiver also saw plenty of green grass on the other side of the field.

Offense not enough for Caledonia in loss to Shannon

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Most football coaches will agree that not giving up the "big play," field position, finishing drives and turnovers all play important roles in determining who wins and who loses.

West Lowndes routs Durant in season opener

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

Following a season where the West Lowndes High School football team went 8-5 and ended their season in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A playoffs, the Panthers look for even more this season.

Heritage Academy rolls over county rival Columbus Christian

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Coaches typically don't answer all of the questions they have about their team in the first game of the season.

Blocked kick helps New Hope escape Louisville

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

New Hope football coach Kris Pickle had seen it before.

Columbus overcomes obstacles to win season opener

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

DEKALB - Columbus High School senior defensive tackle Josh Gray takes great pride in going from follower to leader.

Late defensive play saves Starkville's victory over Noxubee County

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a dominant performance in the first half, the Starkville High School football defense found its back against the wall when it mattered.

Special teams' miscues hurt Tigers in loss

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was a brand-new ballgame.

 

Oak Hill Academy's Atkins chooses Southern Miss for golf

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

There is no questioning Hunter Atkins' love for golf.

 

 

Starkville edges Noxubee County in battle of 2015 champions

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Austin Morris wanted to hold on to the football. But it didn't matter Morris didn't catch the ball because he broke up a would-be touchdown to seal the Starkville High School football team's 24-21 victory against Noxubee County High on Friday night in the season opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

 

Columbus envisions history in making

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior defensive end Tahj Sykes heard the criticism. Then he heard the praise and admiration.

 

White, Confederates optimistic about 2016

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Kody White was all set to have a great summer. As a rising senior, White was gearing up for his third season as a starter on the Caledonia High School football team. White had a little extra pep in his step because he knew the Confederates had plenty of experience coming back for the 2016 season, so optimism was high that the program could get back to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) playoffs after a one-year absence. Then everything came crashing down.

 

 

Parks leaves Starkville Academy for Mississippi Delta C.C.

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After serving one season as the Starkville Academy baseball coach, Jarrod Parks announced Thursday he has accepted a job as assistant coach with the Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team.

 

 

Champion Tigers, Yellow Jackets meet in opener

Posted 8/18/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- If you're a defensive player, you might not want Tyrone Shorter grading your performance. Shorter was a standout defensive back who spent two seasons at Hinds Community College before transferring to Austin Peay. He was invited to the San Diego Chargers' training camp in 1996 and made the practice squad before he was hurt. He then spent a year playing defensive back in Canada (1997) before he returned to the state of Mississippi.

 

Heritage Academy soccer shuts out Columbus Christian

Posted 8/17/2016 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy beat Columbus Christian 8-0 Tuesday night in prep soccer action at the Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

Griffin hopes to keep Falcons soaring high

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

Gary Griffin knows what it means to pay his dues.

 

 

Heritage Academy prepares for season opener at Columbus Christian

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

Don't get Sean Harrison wrong because the Heritage Academy football coach was pleased with his team's performance Friday night.

 

 

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