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Sophomores play key role for Hamilton softball

Posted 5/3/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Alison Atkins and Taylor Hyland are wise beyond their years. The Hamilton High School sophomores have played together long enough and in enough games to think pressure is just another word.

 

 

Starkville Academy outlasts Heritage Academy in baseball playoff opener

Posted 5/2/2012 in High School Sports

On a night when Starkville Academy had 25 base runners, a defensive play may have saved the Volunteers' season.

 

 

New Hope High baseball continues postseason march

Posted 5/2/2012 in High School Sports

When you have been a member of the New Hope High School baseball program for as long as Joe Harvey and Thomas Woodruff, you know inexperience is a relative term.

 

 

Family important to New Hope High softball team

Posted 5/2/2012 in High School Sports

Tabitha Beard knows how important family is to the New Hope High School softball program.

 

 

Starkville High baseball coach Carlisle gets last laught at roast

Posted 5/2/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leave it to Danny Carlisle to turn a celebratory roast into an entertaining argument where he gets the last word in.

 

 

Starkville Academy excited to be back in playoff hunt

Posted 5/1/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Archrivals Starkville Academy and Heritage Academy have played each other in numerous sporting events through the years. However, one would be hard-pressed in recent memory to find a more important baseball game than the one scheduled for 6 tonight in the opener of a best-of-three series in the semifinal round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II playoffs at Trip Carson Field in Columbus. The series winner will play next week for the state championship.

 

 

Heritage Academy baseball rebounds after slow start

Posted 5/1/2012 in High School Sports

Bruce Branch didn't panic. The Heritage Academy baseball coach knew Mother Nature wasn't doing his team or any other squads in the state any favors early in the season keeping it from getting outdoors.

 

 

Dunaway comes back strong in baseball, track after injury

Posted 5/1/2012 in High School Sports

Parker Dunaway had concerns. But as much as Dunaway wanted to have a junior season to remember, he didn't want to disappoint his teammates on the Heritage Academy baseball team. Dunaway also didn't want his track and field efforts to suffer, either, but he still wasn't sure how he would fare returning from an elbow injury.

 

 

East Oktibbeha's Brooks staying busy with track, football

Posted 5/1/2012 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- This isn't the best time of year to ask East Oktibbeha County High School football and track and field coach Randy Brooks to take a fishing trip or to help with a fix-up project.

 

 

South Lamar softball prepares for area tournament

Posted 5/1/2012 in High School Sports

The South Lamar High School fast-pitch softball team went 5-2 in the final week of the regular season to prepare for the area tournament. South Lamar (30-7, 7-1 area) will play Berry at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Parrish.

 

 

Starkville beats Center Hill to advance

Posted 4/28/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Debbie Carlisle knew some information her husband would have love to have known Saturday afternoon. Sitting in the stands on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Carlisle Field, Debbie predicted the Starkville High baseball team was going to turn a double play to escape a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning.

 

 

New Hope's Holifield no-hits Pearl

Posted 4/28/2012 in High School Sports

The samurai is back and ready to do some damage. In slow-pitch softball season, Lauren Holifield took to wearing a yellow bandana around her head to signify she and New Hope High School were ready for battle.

 

 

Cleveland smacks walk-off grand slam to beat Caledonia

Posted 4/28/2012 in High School Sports

CLEVELAND -- There are a lot of ways to lose a baseball game. A walk-off grand slam is one you don't normally see. Unfortunately, that's how the Caledonia High School baseball team saw its season end Saturday.

 

 

Hamilton softball ready for postseason

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Lexus Jordan never has hesitated to express her feelings.

 

 

Playoffs excite New Hope softball team

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team wants to continue its climb.

 

 

New Hope rolls over outmanned Lake Cormorant

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School carried a region championship and tons of momentum into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball playoffs.

 

 

Starkville High begins postseason with 5-1 victory

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even after pitching a complete game on the mound, Starkville High School senior pitcher Nick Brooks' best role was a cheerleader for the highlight worthy defensive plays made behind him.

 

 

Yellow Jackets tab Jones for baseball job

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Jones can attest that the job as baseball coach at Starkville High School always has had cachet.

 

 

Brown, Lancaster, Kendrick provide punch for Caledonia

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Trey Lancaster's slow shake of the head is a telling sign for anyone who has swung a bat. Whether it is fastballs or curveballs, pitchers with command of the strike zone, or pesky mechanical quirks, hitters have a variety of things that can wreak havoc with their batting averages and cause them to second- or triple-guess their approach.

 

 

Hamilton baseball puts it together at right time

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Don't worry if you don't see a baseball. Be more concerned with the noise you hear from the Hamilton High School baseball team.

 

 

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