Hunter Sykes knows he is going to play baseball in college.
MACON -- "This is your team."
STARKVILLE -- The smile washes over Khris Carr's face as soon as you mention the Tupelo match. It's not that the Starkville High School senior is thinking about the team-high 21 kills she had to lead her team to a three-set victory. Instead, Carr was delighted by the fact Starkville played so well in its first action of the season and what its 2-3 finish against some of the state's top teams means for the rest of the season.
The first chapter of the Kris Pickle era at New Hope unfolded on Saturday night in Davis Wade Stadium. New Hope defeated Greenville-Weston 21-0, and the Trojans did it in style, debuting new gray and black uniforms and a new helmet design.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville head coach Jamie Mitchell is fully aware of the high expectations that have been placed on his team this season.
STARKVILLE -- Two of the state's most storied football programs, West Point High and Louisville High, met as part of Saturday's preseason jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.
The momentum continues for the Caledonia High School football team.
STARKVILLE -- Noxubee County High School's reputation in football has largely been influenced by its defense.
STARKVILLE -- Nothing about Aberdeen High School's 33-7 win over Philadelphia High School Saturday surprised quarterback Joshua Williams. Not the four touchdowns he logged, nor the touchdown passes of 46 and 69 yards he threw to Tyreke Gates
STARKVILLE -- First-year Columbus High head football coach Randal Montgomery needed someone on his defense to make a big play in the waning moments of Saturday's preseason jamboree game against Kosciusko.
There is a different kind of energy at West Lowndes High School. Maybe it has something to do with all of the hills that the Panthers have been running to get them in shape for the start of the 2014 football season.
WEST POINT -- Fans attending the "Meet the Green Wave" event Thursday night at McAllister Field experienced more than they bargained for.
During fall camp, sports writers are frequently hit by coaches not willing to boast about their ballclubs.
Dallas Flippo intends to continue the Columbus High School baseball tradition Jeff Cook started. Flippo doesn't have a secret plan for how he intends to accomplish that goal. He is going to do the only thing he knows how to do: Work hard.
Strikeouts don't define Kaitlyn Oswalt. As impressive as the Heritage Academy junior right-hander has been through the first 12 games of the fast-pitch season, she doesn't get too caught up in the fact she entered this week with 96 strikeouts and 13 walks in 58 1/3 innings. That is the kind of ratio coaches love.
While Trace Lee put together his standout career in football, baseball and soccer at Columbus High School, he felt like he was part of something more than a trio of athletic teams.
When the 2014 high school baseball season began, New Hope's Josh Stillman knew he would have a much larger role for the Trojans.
Joe Caruso knows how much baseball talent there is in the state of Mississippi.
Bob Reeves recalls seeing the spark in Jared Garrett's eyes.
CALEDONIA -- Kacy Lovett wants to focus on volleyball. As she prepares for her final season at Caledonia High School, Lovett doesn't want to hear the word drama. She doesn't want to deal with anything that causes her or any of the Lady Confederates to lose their concentration on what it will take to make the team successful. That's why Lovett is doing everything she can as a one of Caledonia High's six seniors this season to make sure the squad has a team-first mind-set.
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