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Starkville soccer teams fall to Madison Central

Posted 1/15/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- As postseason play approaches, the Starkville High School soccer team spent Tuesday night, seeing how it measured up against on the state's premier programs.

 

 

Caledonia moves to 16-2 with rare win over Noxubee County

Posted 1/15/2014 in High School Sports

MACON - Seeing is believing for the Caledonia High School boys basketball team.

 

Prep Player of Week: No rest for state champion Mattox

Posted 1/13/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Starkville High School freshman Kate Mattox is at the top of her sport, she finds that this is no time to rest.

 

Henderson fitting in up to for Starkville

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Charlie Henderson fits in nicely for an outcast. The Starkville High School senior really isn't that different from his teammates on the school's boys soccer team. The difference that sets Henderson apart from most of the other Yellow Jackets is his lack of club soccer experience. While many of the Starkville High players have spent many years together on travel teams building their chemistry, Henderson has been relatively new to the party.

 

 

New Hope girls regroup to tie Starkville

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Throw out the first half. As far as Mary Nagy is concerned, don't put too much stock into her team's first 40 minutes Saturday against Starkville. After arriving home from Philadelphia at 12:30 a.m. Saturday following a key region victory against Neshoba Central, Nagy and assistant coach Will Taylor didn't feel New Hope did any of the things it works on every day at practice.

 

 

Columbus girls get key win vs. Madison Central

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School girls basketball team was in danger of falling to 0-4 in district play entering its game against Madison Central on Friday.

 

 

Starkville boys roll past Northwest Rankin

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High boys basketball coach Greg Carter never has worried about his team's enthusiasm on game day. The Yellow Jackets have been known for dominating starts to games this season.

 

 

Starkville Academy shuts out Heritage Academy in boys soccer

Posted 1/9/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There is a fine line between being persistent and being annoying.

 

 

Montgomery could be Columbus High's next football coach

Posted 1/8/2014 in High School Sports

Disciplined. Fiery. Organized. Detail-oriented. Those are some of the qualities Randal Montgomery could bring to Columbus High School as its new football coach.

 

 

Starkville Academy basketball teams sweep Heritage Academy

Posted 1/8/2014 in High School Sports

The Starkville Academy girls basketball team hasn't lost to archrival Heritage Academy in better than seven seasons. Senior Sallie Kate Richardson made sure that streak remained alive Tuesday night. Richardson had two critical blocked shots and the Lady Volunteers had four total in overtime as they escaped with a 52-42 victory.

 

 

McDavid's poise leads Columbus

Posted 1/7/2014 in High School Sports

JaVontae McDavid was the picture of calm amidst the craziness. Jay Jay Swanigan had fallen hard on his head in the lane after a foul with 1.8 seconds left and the Columbus and New Hope high school boys basketball teams tied at 58.

 

 

Columbus edges New Hope in overtime thriller

Posted 1/7/2014 in High School Sports

On a night when hitting free throws proved to be a chore, the Columbus High School boys basketball team hit those same shots when it counted the most.

 

 

All-Area Softball: Sanders leads on, off field

Posted 1/4/2014 in High School Sports

Softball has been a part of D.J. Sanders' life ever since she can remember.

 

 

All-Area Volleyball: Sartori fits right in with New Hope volleyball team

Posted 1/4/2014 in High School Sports

Coming to a new country and trying to fit in is one thing.

 

 

Baker, Starkville get three victories at Slam Dunk

Posted 12/31/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jontavius Baker felt like he could be a part of a pretty good Starkville High School basketball team.

 

 

Simon shows leadership skills on both sides of football

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- It doesn't matter to Devonte Simon whether he has success on offense or defense. As a go-to player on both sides of the football, the Pickens County High School senior knows the team's record is the most important barometer of his leadership skills.

 

 

Brown pulls all talents together to be top running back

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown only needs a few seconds to rattle off the things needed to make a good running back. It's not surprising to hear the Pickens County High School senior mention vision, power, and ability to be coached as the first three items on his list because Brown showcased all of them in a record-breaking season.

 

 

Plott builds family atmosphere at Pickens County

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- The word "family" often becomes a cliche in the sports world. Coaches and players talk repeatedly about chemistry and how their bonds off the field help performance on the field or on the court.

 

 

The Dispatch's West Alabama All-Area football team

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's West Alabama All-Area football team

 

 

Cunningham pushes Immanuel Christian past East Webster

Posted 12/28/2013 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Old-school basketball aficionados would appreciate KC Cunningham.

 

 

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