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New Hope baseball advances with second 1-0 win over Lewisburg

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Peyton Buckner was disgruntled and felt "unwanted."

 

Heritage Academy celebrates district title in tennis

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There is talent in numbers at Heritage Academy.

 

 

Amory completes doubleheader sweep to oust Caledonia

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AMORY - Stan Ostrowski had had enough baseball for one day.

 

 

Pitching, defense allows Amory to even playoff series

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CALEDONIA -- While the Amory High School baseball roster lists Aubrey Gillentine as a sophomore, Saturday afternoon, he pitched well past that standing.

 

 

Starkville baseball drops series opener to Tupelo

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

TUPELO -- It was natural for Jason Garrett to break into a jog.

 

Starkville Academy's Christiansen signs with Brevard College

Posted 4/29/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lynn Moorehead needed a rock for the Starkville Academy tennis program. As a junior, Will Christiansen decided to step into that leadership role. Moorehead noticed a difference in Christiansen's attitude and how he related to other players after the change.

Youth will be served for Caledonia track team

Posted 4/29/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Alexis Pace has learned how to set the pace. Starting as a middle schooler, Pace watched the older competitors on the Caledonia High School cross country and track and field teams.

 

Brown's hit in ninth lifts Caledonia past Amory

Posted 4/29/2016 in High School Sports

AMORY -- From the bottom of the order, Seth Brown has the Caledonia High School baseball team on top. Brown's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Thursday gave Caledonia a 2-1 win against Amory in Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association second-round best-of-three Class 4A playoff series.

 

Hamilton High's Evans signs with Blue Mountain College

Posted 4/28/2016 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Hayden Evans isn't going to let a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee be a final chapter to his baseball career. A few weeks ago, though, Evans admitted he had doubt if he was going to get a chance to keep playing after suffering the setback March 29 in a 19-1 victory at Houlka.

Caledonia uses balanced effort to beat Cleveland

Posted 4/27/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Junior Gracie McCleskey has experienced good and bad moments playing softball for Caledonia High School. The month of April is rolling out with some good times for McCleskey and the Lady Confederates. McCleskey had four hits Tuesday night to help Caledonia beat Cleveland 13-3 in Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A best-of-three second-round playoff series.

Caledonia boys golf feels it can shoot lower score

Posted 4/27/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Parker Humber feels there is no denying the talent on the Caledonia High School boys golf team. Before you think the junior is a little too confident about the abilities of the 10 players on the squad, consider Caledonia shot a 304 last week at Lion Hills in Columbus to beat Kosciusko and Houston to win the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A, Region 3 title. The score, which Caledonia coach Bradley Tate said was the best his team has shot in his 10 years as its coach, secured the squad a place in the Class 4A State tournament on May 4-5 at Diamondhead Country Club in Diamondhead, which is between New Orleans and Gulfport/Biloxi on Interstate 10.

 

Lady Trojans fall to reigning champions

Posted 4/27/2016 in High School Sports

Makenzie Barnett, Madalyn McMahon, and Rivers Gray had three hits Tuesday to lead the Neshoba Central High School fast-pitch softball team to a 14-0 victory against New Hope in Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association best-of-three second-round playoff series at Lady Trojan Field.

 

Caledonia softball team filling buckets, supporting each other

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- A new set of buckets awaits the Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team. A few weeks ago, coach Jonathan Jones wasn't sure if the Lady Confederates were still going to be alive at this point in the season, but a six-game winning streak at the tail end of the regular season gave the team new life in its hunt for a playoff bid. A victory by Kosciusko against West Lauderdale helped Caledonia secure the No. 3 seed out of Class 4A, Region 4.

 

Playoff victories put New Hope back on track

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

Sometimes a victory is the best medicine. After all, there is only so much you can say and so long you can talk before the time comes to go out on the field and perform. Following losses in four of his squad's last five regular-season games, New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd hoped his team was going to be able to find a way to re-focus. In the unfamiliar position of being a No. 3 seed, New Hope faced the prospect of going on the road to play at No. 1 seed Neshoba Central in Game 1 of its best-of-three opening-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State tournament series.

 

Falcons' Rieves signs with Coahoma C.C.

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

Deonteau Rieves learned from some of the best Columbus High School had to offer. Whether it was Christian Dale, Isaiah Farmer, Trace Lee, Chris McCullough, Hunter Mullis, Greg Sykes, or Gavonta Webb, Rieves spent his first two years on the school's varsity baseball team with plenty of talented players who helped Columbus establish a school-record streak of four consecutive playoff appearances under coach Jeffrey Cook.

Little, Mattox set tempo for Starkville High teams

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kate Mattox and Patton Little don't have to look far for motivation. The Starkville High School track and field athletes are two of the top runners in the state of Mississippi. Instead of turning their status into a friendly rivalry, they work together and use their talents to push one another.

Starkville HIgh basketball pair sign scholarship offers

Posted 4/23/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High girls' basketball coach Kristie Williams feels her program should send at least one player to the collegiate level on an annual basis.

 

Starkville HIgh baseball falters in now-even playoff series

Posted 4/23/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE--Both teams pitched lights out, but only one team could come out on top as defending 6A state champions DeSoto Central (16-10) defeated Starkville High (17-9) 4-1 on Saturday night at Carlisle Field.

 

 

New Hope rolls over Neshoba Central

Posted 4/23/2016 in High School Sports

"Baseball is a crazy game."

 

 

West Lowndes' errors prove costly in playoff loss

Posted 4/23/2016 in High School Sports

Todd Stanley was pleased to see his offense fight back and tie things up in the middle of the game.

 

 

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