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New Hope senior softball players win regular-season finale

Posted 10/11/2013 in High School Sports

D.J. Sanders accomplished another first on a slow-pitch softball field Thursday night: She pitched. New Hope High School coach Tabitha Beard has a Senior Night rule: The Lady Trojans must be up 10 runs before players are allowed to change positions. With a 12-2 lead in the fifth inning, Sanders stepped inside the circle to close out her final regular-season game at Lady Trojan Field.

 

Columbus, New Hope, Noxubee County want to build on victories

Posted 10/11/2013 in High School Sports

It's all about the mind-set for the Columbus High School football team.

 

 

Starkville will have to contend with Greenville-Weston's Green

Posted 10/11/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team has a choice at 7 tonight when it plays at Greenville-Weston. Four-star prospect Gerri Green does everything for his team, so the dilemma for Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell and his coaching staff is to let Green shine at linebacker and H-back and try to shut down his teammates or to prove the Mississippi State verbal commitment is human.

 

 

Former coaches agree best case is for East-West Oktibbeha rivalry to end

Posted 10/11/2013 in High School Sports

Two of the most prominent figures in the East Oktibbeha County High School and West Oktibbeha County High football rivalry agree this should be the last game between the teams.

 

East, West Oktibbeha high schools face off tonight in historic rivalry

Posted 10/11/2013 in High School Sports

Cyndi Daniels knows her football assignment tonight. She will be in the stands watching West Oktibbeha County High School play archrival East Oktibbeha County High School. Dubbed as the Oktibbeha County Super Bowl, the teams play at 7 tonight in Maben.

 

New Hope softball readies for Senior Night

Posted 10/9/2013 in High School Sports

Tonight will be an emotional night at Lady Trojan Field.

 

 

New Hope volleyball wins region championship

Posted 10/9/2013 in High School Sports

Laura Lee Holman didn't know what to expect when she received the phone call Wednesday morning.

 

 

Pickens County offense continues rolling

Posted 10/9/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. - The Pickens County High School football team resembles a video game. The top-ranked Tornadoes can score from anywhere on the field, on offense or defense.

 

 

Rivalry candle flickering but still lit in Oktibbeha County

Posted 10/9/2013 in High School Sports

When West Okitbbeha County High School senior Eddie Johnson started making plans for Homecoming night, it is a safe bet he had every detail of his tuxedo already planned out.

 

 

Starkville Academy looks for bounce back performance

Posted 10/9/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Now is the time for the Starkville Academy football team.

 

 

West Lowndes' Harris relishes go-to role

Posted 10/8/2013 in High School Sports

Expectations don't faze Eric Harris. As the West Lowndes High School football team's go-to back, Harris knows his teammates count on him to make big plays, to be a leader, and to provide an emotional lift whenever they need it.

 

 

Donahoe wants Patriots to build on big victory

Posted 10/8/2013 in High School Sports

The echoes of the 2012 championship season are stirring at Heritage Academy. That's just fine with football coach Barrett Donahoe, who welcomed the drama and the intensity Friday that surrounded his team's 14-7 victory against Washington School.

 

 

Alabama displays deadly passing game

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- While the rest of the country has transferred its offensive mind-set to the hurry-up, no-huddle offense, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have kept their game plan the same.

 

 

New Hope strikes back, beats Center Hill

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

There's a time to creep and a time to strike. The key for a quarterback and a coach is to recognize when you need to make the call to capitalize.

 

 

MRA cruises past Starkville Academy

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team ran into a buzz saw Friday night.

 

 

Heritage Academy rallies to beat Washington School

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

On a night when offensive yards were tough to come by, the Heritage Academy football team notched a hard-earned 14-7 comeback victory against previously unbeaten Washington School.

 

 

West Point's rally falls short vs. Clarksdale

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Football is a unique game in many ways. The shape of the football is just one of those ways. While almost all other sports use a round ball, football uses an oblong ball that is affectionately referred to as a pigskin or a tater (potato). The technical term for the shape of a football is a prolate spheroid.

 

 

Brown, Columbus get key region victory

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior Corey Brown knew he and his defensive mates needed to play batter. Smith made sure that happened Friday night.

 

 

Kauffman's field goal lifts Noxubee County past Kosciusko

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- Zachery Kauffman watched feverishly as the Noxubee County High School football team drove for a game-winning touchdown.

 

 

Jones leads Victory Christian; West Lowndes routs West Oktibbeha

Posted 10/6/2013 in High School Sports

MILLBROOK, Ala. -- Will Jones rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Victory Christian Academy football team to a 41-14 victory against Christian Football Association rival New Life Christian Academy.

 

 

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