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Fields, Patriots never lost focus

Posted 11/11/2012 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- Taylor Fields and the Heritage Academy football team have been chasing championships since the fourth grade.

 

 

Green Wave keeps rolling in North State 5A playoffs opening-round

Posted 11/11/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Friday night's 38-0 victory over Canton (5-7) was not only the eighth straight win for the West Point Green Wave (10-2), it also places Coach Chris Chambless' team one step closer to becoming the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state champions, a place they haven't been since 2010. After a slow start in the first half scoring only 14 points, the Green Wave showed signs of life in the second half, scoring 24 additional unanswered points. It was the second straight week the team has scored 38 points.

 

 

Yellow Jackets swarm past Saltillo in playoffs

Posted 11/11/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- During much of the 2012 season, the passing offense of the Starkville High football team has been hit or miss.

 

 

Noxubee County dethrones Lafayette County

Posted 11/11/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Painful memories are the ones hardest to shake off.

 

 

DREAM BECOMES NIGHTMARE FOR FALCONS: Madison Central rolls Columbus in 6A playoffs

Posted 11/11/2012 in High School Sports

MADISON -- For Columbus High School, reality dealt a harsh blow Friday night.

 

 

Champions Again: Heritage Academy wins state title

Posted 11/10/2012 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- The Heritage Academy football team accomplished the goal it had in mind all season: It gave coach Barrett Donahoe a Gatorade moment he will always remember.

 

 

Line play has helped Heritage Academy get back on title stage

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

Matt Butts didn't expect it. But credit the East Rankin Academy football team for speaking honestly minutes after Heritage Academy rallied for a 21-17 victory to eliminate his team from the playoffs.

 

 

Columbus relies on seniors to get back to playoffs

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

Tony Stanford has worked for and with a lot of the best football coaches in the state of Mississippi. Working with coaches like Bobby Hall, Chuck Friend, Bubba Davis, and Mike Justice, just to name a few, has helped Stanford appreciate how far the Columbus High School football program has come in five seasons.

 

 

Starkville will take on Saltillo in Class 5A playoff opener

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tell Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell his good friend Pat Byrd has revitalized a program at Saltillo High and he'll happily say you're underselling his efforts.

 

 

West Point plays host to Canton in playoff opener

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

After winning back-to-back state championships, the West Point High School football team saw its season end abruptly in the second round of the playoffs last season. West Point will look to make amends for that defeat at 7 tonight when it plays host to Canton in a first-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff game at McCallister Field.

 

 

Aberdeen will try to extend streak to nine

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Eight weeks and counting. That's how long it has been since the Aberdeen High School football team came up on the short end of the score. The Bulldogs will look to make it nine at 7 tonight when it plays host to J.J. McClain in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State playoffs.

 

 

Lamar County gearing up for home playoff game

Posted 11/8/2012 in High School Sports

When the Lamar County High School football team returned to the Alabama High School Activities Association's Class 2A playoff last season, coach Ken Adams knew the work was beginning.

 

 

Columbus sweeps West Lowndes in basketball

Posted 11/7/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith admits he hopes to do less coaching this season with a veteran ballclub taking the floor.

 

 

Offensive struggles doom Starkville in loss to Meridian

Posted 11/7/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter knew his young basketball team would have to learn on the fly this season.

 

 

West Lowndes reslishes opportunity at football playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

DeVonta Koger still considers himself a basketball player.

 

 

Return of Latham helps spark Columbus' push into playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

Quan Latham just wanted back on the field.

 

 

Heritage Academy changes mind-set on the way to state championship game

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

In August, Barrett Donahoe talked about changing a mind-set.

 

 

Noxubee County faces playoff challenge from Lafayette County

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The focus is there.

 

Harris, Williams lead West Lowndes to playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

There's nothing like getting scoring on offense and defense to provide a spark. Eric Harris and Jevontrae Williams were only too happy to deliver that lift Friday for the West Lowndes High School football team.

 

Dunaway's diving catches help Heritage Academy reach title game

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

PELAHATCHIE -- A little trickeration and some guts. The mixture isn't a secret concoction Barrett Donahoe has cooked up in the dark passages of the Heritage Academy field house.

 

 

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