Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Garnder likes the progression of his Lady Volunteers.
The rivalry is back.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Shaefer picked up an extremely popular verbal commitment over the weekend as the new women's basketball head coach tries to establish his recruiting reputation at Mississippi State University.
MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard listened and watched.
The Caledonia High School volleyball team couldn't help but get caught up in another night of firsts for its cross-county rival New Hope High.
After a pair of early season warmups, the West Oktibbeha County High School football team will get its biggest challenge of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when it travels to Eupora to face the Eupora High Eagles.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School senior running back Darrell Robinson set the tone for his team on Friday night's opening kickoff.
CALEDONIA -- Ben Marchbanks doesn't mind that his offensive line isn't the biggest in the area. Onterrio Lowery knows there are other teams in the state of Mississippi that have deeper and more talented backfields. Cole Bruce understands some teams can boast they have a stronger and faster group of skill position players.
MACON -- Thoroughbred horses are advised not to run on wet tracks. Noxubee County High School running back Darrell Robinson has no such concerns.
Still reeling from a last-second loss to South Panola High School in their season opener two weeks ago, the West Point High football team came out sluggish Friday night against Columbus.
TUPELO -- Few envisioned a Starkville High School offensive explosion Friday night -- not even head coach Jamie Mitchell.
WEST POINT -- A 36-20 non-conference loss to Indianola Academy on Friday night isn't going to keep a renewed Oak Hill Academy football team down.
ABERDEEN -- "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat -- the human drama of athletic competition." Written by Stanley Ralph Ross for ABC's long-running television series Wide World of Sports and hosted by the recently deceased Jim McKay, that phrase is etched in the memory of anyone 30 years of age and older who used to watch Saturday afternoon television from 1961-98.
PHEBA -- The Hebron Christian football team racked up 350 rushing yards Friday night in a 46-6 victory against Calvary Christian.
MACON - Thoroughbred horses are advised to not run on wet tracks. Noxubee County High School running back Darrell Robinson has no such concerns.
CALEDONIA -- Onterrio Lowery rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown, and the Caledonia High School football team capitalized on three turnovers Friday night in a 20-7 victory against Heritage Academy.
Kevin Jackson Jr. helped the Columbus High School football team forget about Damian Baker for at least one week. Now the Falcons will have to find someone to replace Jackson Jr., who broke both of the bones in his lower ankles last week and will miss the rest of the season.
STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell's goal tonight will be to get his players to focus on who will be on the field instead who won't be. After two weeks, that become a more daunting task than Mitchell has faced in more than 20 years as a coach.
The Starkville Academy football team returned to work this week eager to prove one game won't ruin its season. In its last outing, Starkville Academy lost to archrival Heritage Academy 19-6. The bounce-back game will be at 7 tonight against Magnolia Heights Academy in Senatobia.
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