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West Lowndes' Wilson wins shot put title

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Korey Wilson doesn't believe in empty talk. So after Wilson finished third in the shot put at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State meet at Ridgeland High School, the West Lowndes High senior laid down a challenge to his closest competitors, especially the Hinds County Agricultural athletes who finished first and second.

 

 

Starkville Academy baseball resumes title quest

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Neal Henry is focused. The Starkville Academy baseball coach has spent the past seven-plus days trying to find a way to help his team get to game three of its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II State title series against Magnolia Heights.

 

 

MSU baseball team's offensive woes reach new low

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team ran into a familiar problem Tuesday night. MSU, which has had issues generating momentum on offense, reached a new low in a 2-0 loss to the University of Central Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Sophomore Sanders remains calm under pressure for New Hope

Posted 5/15/2012 in High School Sports

Opponents of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team devised a handy way to describe the Lady Trojans' two-headed pitching machine.

 

 

New Hope softball wins north state title

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

 

 

Victory Christian's Pace signs with Faulkner

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

Jay Pace never let his size or the fact that he plays football at Victory Christian deter him from realizing his dream to play football in college.

 

 

Pair of Falcons sign scholarship offers

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior baseball player Glenn Robinson did not make the junior high baseball team when he was in seventh grade.

 

 

Starkville's Mattox sets marks

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - This past weekend a seventh-grade athlete named Kate Mattox learned it's okay to do nothing more than win her event.

 

 

New Hope baseball drops North State title match

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- The ending was not kind for the New Hope High School baseball team.

 

 

Rain halts area playoff schedule

Posted 5/12/2012 in High School Sports

Rain was the big winner Saturday afternoon as Mother Nature altered the area playoff schedule for several teams.

 

 

New Hope's Sanders claims state title in high jump competition

Posted 5/12/2012 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Kennedi Sanders knew she could do it.

 

 

New Hope's Taylor wins golf title

Posted 5/12/2012 in High School Sports

Chase Taylor is like most student-athletes who takes his craft seriously: He expects the best from himself at all times.

 

 

New Hope takes game one from Hernando

Posted 5/11/2012 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- The New Hope High School baseball team is one step away from returning to the state's biggest stage.

 

 

Lake Cormorant beats New Hope in game one

Posted 5/11/2012 in High School Sports

LAKE CORMORANT -- The New Hope High School softball team lost to Lake Cormorant 3-2 in eight innings Thursday night in game one of the best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State title series.

 

 

Area well represented at state track and field meets

Posted 5/11/2012 in High School Sports

PEARL -- The Greater Golden Triangle area will be well represented today and Saturday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State track and field meets at Pearl High. Today, Classes 1A, 3A, and 5A will compete. On Saturday, Classes 2A, 4A, and 6A will compete.

 

 

Victory Christian baseball making title push

Posted 5/11/2012 in High School Sports

Will Pitts and Kaleb Holliness aren't surprised. Even though they are the only seniors on the Victory Christian baseball team, the veterans can look past the fact that the Eagles aren't the most experienced or the biggest team in the Alabama Christian Educators Association.

 

 

Coaches say fast-pitch softball needs support

Posted 5/10/2012 in High School Sports

Tabitha Beard is engaged in all aspects of the New Hope High School softball program. In the fall, Beard coaches the perennial state champion Lady Trojans slow-pitch team. In the spring, she coaches the fast-pitch program, which remains in the hunt for this year's state championship.

 

 

Former New Hope coach Hester named at Brandon

Posted 5/10/2012 in High School Sports

Stacy Hester had faith another coaching opportunity was going to come. The former New Hope High School baseball coach just didn't expect the call to happen when it did. After speaking with Brandon High School Athletic Director and football coach Brad Peterson, Hester was confident he had found a great fit to continue his career as baseball coach.

 

 

New Hope's Taylor wins Class 5A title

Posted 5/10/2012 in High School Sports

Drew McBrayer has seen that look on Chase Taylor's face. The New Hope High School golf coach knows that there are several options once Taylor shows that expression mixed with frustration, anger, and disappointment.

 

 

Pitching, defense go together for New Hope baseball

Posted 5/9/2012 in High School Sports

Pitching and defense go together better than anything in baseball. But pitchers have to throw strikes to help their team maximize its potential on defense. The thinking is simple: If pitchers pitch to contact, their defense will be alive and on its toes to make more plays than it would if pitchers go deep in counts and have problems throwing strikes.

 

 

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