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Patriots pick up pace in AAA victory

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

Russ Whiteside wanted the Heritage Academy boys basketball team to push the tempo Wednesday night. That's why Whiteside continued to exhort the Patriots to press the action in the first quarter even though not many things were going right -- or going in the basket.

Heritage Academy blanks rival Starkville Academy to win district title in soccer

Posted 2/11/2019 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Heritage Academy freshman Todd Sharp wanted his team to get a quick start.

Player of Week: Mattix, New Hope basketball team ready for postseason play

Posted 2/11/2019 in High School Sports

New Hope High School junior RL Mattix knew he was surrounded by some talented teammates.

Region tournament play begins this week for area teams

Posted 2/11/2019 in High School Sports

Valentine's Day week finds several area basketball teams looking for love in postseason play.

Experienced Heritage Academy squad opens baseball season Monday

Posted 2/9/2019 in High School Sports

While the weekend temperatures may suggest otherwise, game week has arrived for the Heritage Academy baseball team.

Caledonia boys use free throw line to complete season sweep of Lowndes County rival New Hope

Posted 2/8/2019 in High School Sports

Caledonia High School boys' basketball coach Gary Griffin wanted his team to drive to the basket and to get to the free throw line Thursday night.

Franks scores as New Hope girls grab emotional win on Senior Night

Posted 2/8/2019 in High School Sports

The final basket of New Hope High School senior Julia Franks' career was not a game-winner.

Rice will not return as football coach at Columbus High School

Posted 2/8/2019 in High School Sports

For the second straight off-season, Columbus High School is in the market for a new football coach.

Pickering leads group of eight final signees for Bulldogs

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Limited suspense did not mean the Mississippi State University football program still did not close out a Top 25 finish on National Signing Day Wednesday.

Starkville High School sends group of 14 to next level

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Chris Jones felt like a proud papa Wednesday afternoon.

Signing day success nothing new at Noxubee County

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

MACON -- Success breeds tradition.

Power of persuasion helps Green Wave on signing day

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Ke'Aris Smith didn't lose faith.

West Point connection with EMCC remains strong

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Championship programs attract champions.

Minichino column: West Point says good bye to latest 'caretakers'

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

Championship programs have plenty of caretakers.

Columbus High sends pair to junior college ranks

Posted 2/7/2019 in High School Sports

It's not unusual for a coach to say a defensive back goes 100 mph.

Griffin contributes in multiple ways for Heritage Academy

Posted 2/5/2019 in High School Sports

Name your poison, Moak Griffin will deliver it. The Heritage Academy senior can outscore you if he needs to, either from the perimeter or with strong moves to the basket. The multi-sport standout is equally capable of controlling a game with his rebounding or with his playmaking ability.

Lady Falcons wrap up region title; Falcons fall

Posted 1/30/2019 in High School Sports

TUPELO -- Typically basketball coaches go to their bench looking for a spark and an increase in tempo.

Local soccer teams lose in MHSAA playoffs

Posted 1/29/2019 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The postseason plans of the Golden Triangle's public school soccer teams ended Monday night.

Outlaw, Starkville girls riding winning streak

Posted 1/29/2019 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- As the calendar inches toward February, the Starkville High School girls basketball team find itself in familiar territory. The Lady Jackets (15-3) have won 11-straight games and are two wins shy of another undefeated run through Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 3 play.

Acker provides spark for Patriots in big home win

Posted 1/26/2019 in High School Sports

Eli Acker sensed his team needed a spark. With 5 minutes, 29 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Heritage Academy junior stepped into the second block on the right lane, bent at the waist, and turned to his left. He locked eyes with teammate Moak Griffin and mouthed the words, "Let's go." The spark didn't come immediately.


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