HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

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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.

 

 

Holifield, Sanders strong in circle for New Hope

Posted 5/9/2012 in High School Sports

There are plenty of words -- matured, improved, developed -- to select to try to describe what has happened to Lauren Holifield and D.J. Sanders this season. No matter which word you use, though, all of them point to one thing: Holifield and Sanders have gotten better.

 

 

Victory Christian softball advances to state tournament

Posted 5/9/2012 in High School Sports

Chris Hamm likes his Victory Christian fast-pitch softball team to make things happen. Whether it is stealing bases or putting balls in play, Hamm knows good things are bound to occur when his team puts pressure on a defense.

 

 

Columbus High's Thomas nominated for All-Star game

Posted 5/9/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School offensive lineman Jake Thomas is already a highly sought after football recruit. As Thomas prepares for his senior season, the notoriety continues to build. On Monday, Thomas was one of nine Mississippians nominated for this season's U.S. Army All-American Bowl game at noon, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

Vernon leads Heritage Academy golf

Posted 5/9/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Konrad Vernon shot an 81 Tuesday to lead the Heritage Academy golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Independent Class AAA State meet at Old Waverly.

 

 

Pellum, Runnels team up to lead Starkville Academy

Posted 5/8/2012 in High School Sports

One of sports more important relationships is between a catcher and a pitcher.

 

 

Victory Christian advances in baseball playoffs

Posted 5/8/2012 in High School Sports

Victory Christian baseball coach Brent Harris is yearning for his team to deliver a knock-out punch.

 

 

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