STARKVILLE - Mississippi State shot better made more than half its 3-pointers for the second straight game and sunk rival Ole Miss, 79-62, Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.
MACON -- Kyree Fields took flight to provide the spark.
All of Megan James' coaches have a story.
The West Lowndes High School girls and boys basketball teams won the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A, Region 6 district championships Friday night at home.
BATESVILLE -- It was late in the evening and that sinking feeling had set in on the Oxford sidelines.
The West Lowndes High School boys and girls basketball teams earned victories Thursday to advance to the title games of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A, Region 6 tournament at West Lowndes High.
MACON -- New Hope High School seniors Tyler Stevenson and Kyree Fields realize no major changes are coming to their basketball team.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School basketball coach Danny Crawford is happy his Tigers will get a second chance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A, Region 4 tournament tonight. Crawford was quick to remind the Tigers there will be no such second chance next week.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys' basketball coach Greg Carter is having to do less coaching of Jordan Temple these days.
Haley Marie Fisackerly knew the change was coming. When starting goalkeeper Haven Tuggle suffered a foot injury before the first match of the season, Fisackerly figured Heritage Academy coach Tom Velek was going to move her from defense to goalkeeper. After all, she had trained at goalkeeper throughout the summer and was familiar with the position, so it was a natural decision to make to help stabilize the Lady Patriots' defense.
BATESVILLE -- Columbus High School junior Greg King has never enjoyed playing basketball more. When one asks about his toughness playing defense for one of the state's premier teams, a bright smile lights up his face.
The New Hope High School's boys soccer team's late-season surge and best season since 2005 ended Monday in a 2-1 loss to Northeast Jones in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State tournament.
STEENS -- Lawson Studdard doesn't mind the quiet. Like most schools, Columbus Christian Academy's gym empties after a long day of school and following the practices of the boys and girls basketball teams.
Nothing Russ Whiteside did worked. The Heritage Academy boys basketball coach paced the sideline and looked to his right. The clock didn't go any faster. Whiteside sat on the bench. He didn't want to look at the clock on the left wall, but he couldn't help it. That one wasn't going any faster than the other one.
Starkville Academy junior Aubree Campbell believes her team can compete for championships when it chooses to play defense. "When we put our mind to playing defense, we can be really good," Campbell said. "Playing great defense for four quarters has not come easy for this team. When we lock down, we can compete with anybody."
CALEDONIA -- The shock has worn off for Blair Ward and Savannah Andrewsen. These days, changing positions or moving from varsity to junior varsity and back don't faze Ward, Andrewsen, and the rest of their Caledonia High School girls soccer teammates because they have come to trust each other and coach Louis Alexander's plan.
Redemption came at just the right time for Connor Rose and Bryce Braddock. A year after losing in a penalty kick shootout to Center Hill in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State tournament, Rose and Braddock learned from the disappointment and ensured they will play at least one more match in their high school careers.
Heritage Academy boys basketball coach Russ Whiteside wasn't worried at halftime of his team's game Thursday night. Concerned? Yes. Worried? No.
MACON -- Despite coaching several state championship teams, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter believes his favorite day each year takes place in February.
Injuries prevented Kyree Fields, Jeremiah Hodges, and Tyran Reed from having the senior seasons they would have imagined with the New Hope High School football team. But the disappointment all three players felt during the season when they weren't able to be on the field was nowhere to be found Wednesday morning.
1. New Hope beats Leake Central to win Region 4-4A title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. New Hope's James signs with Itawamba C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Bulldogs clinch SEC Championship COLLEGE SPORTS
4. No. 2 MSU women play for outright SEC championship COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Strong start leads MSU to rout of Ole Miss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS