This week will be an important week for three Lowndes County baseball teams. While Columbus High School already has secured a playoff spot and will begin postseason action later this week, Heritage Academy and New Hope High will have one more week to prepare for what they hope will be runs to championships.
Jerrod Bradley believes there's an order to things. Between football, soccer, baseball, studies, community service work, and hanging out with friends, there hardly seems to be enough time in a day to do everything that needs to be done -- let alone just take a breath and relax. But Bradley's plan helps him keep it simple. In his mind, there is no other way.
Laura Trenor is all about fun.
If Moesha Calmes could find a way to pull it off, she would go play for all of the schools that recruited her.
The thought of playing basketball in college always was in the back of Kristen Phillips' head.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's exclusion from the Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball playoffs boiled down to one overriding factor.
Mary Douglass Kerby is used to the stares. At 5-foot-7 on a good day, Kerby would appear to be out of place when she enters the training area for the shot put. After all, the track and field event in which competitors "throw" an 8.8-pound metal ball usually is reserved for bigger athletes who can use their size to launch the orb 30-60 feet.
Even though he is preparing for his sixth season in the National Football League, Rashad Johnson still gets nervous. Johnson spoke with nervousness, but he also spoke with a purpose Monday night at the Pickens County High School football banquet.
Stan Hughey still loves basketball. The only difference next school year is Hughey will coach the sport at a different school.
WEST POINT -- It's hard to underestimate a connection. With all of the factors student-athletes have to consider when picking a college, the relationship they build with coaches often plays a big role in the final decision.
The past four years have prepared Taylor Baudoin for the next step in her basketball career.
Bri Edinburgh's patience paid off Tuesday. Last season, Edinburgh was a third option in the backcourt behind standouts Kiki Patterson and Daisha Williams. While Patterson, who later signed with Mississippi State, and Williams, who signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, paced the Lady Falcons in scoring, Edinburgh watched, learned, and waited.
CALEDONIA -- Some prefer the old-school way of overhand, while others go new wave and try a three-quarters or sidearm approach.
REFORM, Ala. -- For Pickens County High School football players, this night was a long time in the making.
STARKVILLE -- It was a tale of two different performances for the Heritage Academy and Starkville Academy baseball teams Wednesday in their doubleheader.
There are several reasons the New Hope Lady fast-pitch softball team earned an 8-3 victory against Amory on Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- Maybe Hunter Mullis doesn't need any notice before he is going to pitch. The Columbus High School senior didn't come to the ballpark Tuesday thinking he would be on the mound, but muscle tightness forced classmate Trace Lee to skip his scheduled start at Starkville High.
Heritage Academy freshman pitcher Logan Sneed wasn't caught up in the rivalry against Starkville Academy or the playoff ramifications his team faced Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- A year ago, the bitter disappointment of a loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Tournament stayed with Vic Schaefer for a long time.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Barnes finally got the most precious commodity from his head coach: confidence.
1. More younger pitchers having Tommy John surgery COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Bradley becomes New Hope's first Scholar-Athlete HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. White beats Crimson in A-Day Game COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Mitchell's complete game propels MSU past Missouri COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Columbus, New Hope, Heritage Academy gearing up for playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS