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.
MACON - Seeing is believing for the Caledonia High School boys basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- While Starkville High School freshman Kate Mattox is at the top of her sport, she finds that this is no time to rest.
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.
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.
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 -- 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 -- There is a fine line between being persistent and being annoying.
Disciplined. Fiery. Organized. Detail-oriented. Those are some of the qualities Randal Montgomery could bring to Columbus High School as its new football coach.
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.
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.
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.
Softball has been a part of D.J. Sanders' life ever since she can remember.
Coming to a new country and trying to fit in is one thing.
STARKVILLE -- Jontavius Baker felt like he could be a part of a pretty good Starkville High School basketball team.
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.
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.
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.
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