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Lee leads group of Columbus signees

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

An opportunity was all Trace Lee wanted. After two and a half seasons as starting quarterback for the Columbus High School football team, Lee wasn't ready to give up on a sport he loves. That's why he wasn't satisfied with schools that were willing to give him a chance to play baseball and not football.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Foxworthy, Bell sign with schools

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

The college recruiting process moves extremely quickly. After suffering a season-ending injury, Joshua Foxworthy thought coaches were going to pass him by, so he didn't give much thought to the pageantry of National Signing Day.

 

 

Starkville Academy's Janssen signs with Delta State

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

Jeff Terrill has been coaching long enough to know that "putting the pieces together" is more than knowing what to do. The former Itawamba Community College football knows it is imperative for players to know how and why to do things. Couple that with great effort and intangibles like leadership and character and you're liable to be talking about Tripp Janssen.

 

 

West Lowndes' Williams going to Coahoma

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

Phytrell Williams wasn't going to let an injury prevent him from realizing his dream. Watching from the sidelines as his teammates played Heritage Academy on Aug. 30, Williams looked forlorn as he contemplated a season that began with a promising victory against Montgomery County.

 

 

Starkville sends three to JUCOs

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell can't help but consider seniors Princeton Jones, Darius Grayer, and Fontavious Smith as cornerstones of the transformation of the Starkville High School football program.

 

 

Noxubee County adds another bumper group of signees

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- While Noxubee County High School has racked up victories and a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship under coach Tyrone Shorter, Shorter revealed the accolade he is most proud of Wednesday morning.

 

 

Williams leads West Point signees

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School senior running back Aeris Williams always has been a soft-spoken leader on and off the football field. That is why it came as quite a surprise when Williams, the Dispatch's Player of the Year in 2013, predicted some future wins for Mississippi State in its Egg Bowl rivalry with Ole Miss.

 

 

New Hope's Dickerson signs with Northwest Mississippi

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

Size is a selling point at wide receiver. Sometimes, though, college coaches want to make sure a player is as tall as advertised.

 

 

Aberdeen's Burroughs III signs with EMCC

Posted 2/6/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Venerable Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, who was one of sports' most quoted personalities, has been credited with dozens of what are affectionately known as "Yogi-isms" over the years.

 

 

Caledonia boys beat Noxubee County to reach 20 wins

Posted 2/5/2014 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- With eight seniors on his roster, Caledonia High School boys basketball coach Josh Scott tries to convince everyone he has one of the easiest jobs in the state of Mississippi. That experience paid off for Caledonia on Tuesday night, as seniors scored all of the team's points except for the final basket in a 69-54 victory against Noxubee County.

 

 

New Hope girls, West Point boys get victories

Posted 2/5/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School boys basketball team found its second gear on the second possession of the second half Tuesday night. After battling Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 rival New Hope on near even terms in the first half, West Point had all of the answers in the final half. The Green Wave turned their trapping zone defense into a fast-break layup line on the other end to post a 74-67 victory.

 

 

Player of Week: Morrison leads New Hope into North State title match

Posted 2/3/2014 in High School Sports

Effie Morrison wasn't going to let her coaches' words be swallowed in silence.

 

 

New Hope soccer looks for historic win tonight

Posted 2/3/2014 in High School Sports

Mary Nagy isn't afraid to say she didn't know a lot about soccer when she first became New Hope High School girls soccer coach.

 

 

Montgomery won't look back in building Columbus' future

Posted 2/1/2014 in High School Sports

Columbus High School named Randal Montgomery its new football coach earlier this month. Montgomery comes to Hazlehurst High School, where he won 43 of 47 games in three seasons and won the 2012 Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 3A state championship. Prior to that, Montgomery spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Velma Jackson High School and Canton High. He will lead the Falcons through spring practice in May and then will look to better last season's 4-7 finish.

 

 

Starkville Academy sweeps Washington School

Posted 2/1/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy senior Raheim Robinson knows now is the time for the Volunteers to play with more urgency. "We have to come to practice and really work hard," Robinson said. "It is time to go all out if we are going to make some noise in the tournaments. We have to be better on offense, and we really have to be intense."

 

 

Oxford boys sweep regular season from West Point

Posted 2/1/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- As he walked to the locker room at halftime, West Point High School boys basketball coach Brad Cox had an astonished look on his face as he peeked at the scoreboard. "I looked up and then told one of my assistants, 'How are we only up by one?' " Cox said.

 

 

New Hope girls soccer team continues to make history

Posted 2/1/2014 in High School Sports

As her teammates jumped in unison in front of her, goalkeeper Mackenzie Harvey stood and watched. When the ruckus quieted down, Harvey pounced and wrapped junior teammate Effie Morrison in a bear hug. She then danced on her left foot and joined in the history-making celebration.

 

 

Hemphill's save sparks Caledonia boys

Posted 1/31/2014 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Eli in the Middle works just fine for the Caledonia High School boys soccer team. The only thing is it took the Confederates a little longer than usual Thursday night before they could put their sophomore goalkeeper in the center of their postgame huddle/celebration.

 

 

New Hope girls soccer will try to take next step

Posted 1/31/2014 in High School Sports

Nothing against Oxford, but if the New Hope High School girls soccer team had its choice of opponents, it would love to face Ridgeland in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association North State playoffs.

 

 

Defensive intensity leads Starkville past West Point

Posted 1/28/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Greg Carter wants the third quarter his team played Tuesday night to show them how effective they can be if they're intense on the defensive end.

 

 

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