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Starkville Academy's Barber earns Player of Year honors

Posted 1/2/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mary Austin Barber is used to controlling a game.

 

 

ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Trio of coaches lead elite teams

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

The path in which all three local head coaches which led their teams to state championships this season couldn't have been three more different pictures to envision.

 

 

ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Robinson makes good on goals

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

Darrell Robinson walked up to his head coach one day during summer camp with a proclamation that Noxubee County High School coach Tyrone Shorter took very seriously.

 

 

ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Bradley overcomes obstacles

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

His own coach will tell anybody he can find that Dylan Bradley is one of the best defensive players in the state. Bradley himself feels like he's been disrespected because no one outside the Noxubee County High School field house seems to feel the same way.

 

 

Starkville, New Hope learn through tournament losses

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- New Hope played its most complete game at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump tournament Friday afternoon.

 

 

Falcons win defensive struggle

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quite often, 35 points will not make a basketball coach very happy. Columbus High boys basketball coach Sammy Smith loved every one of his team's 35 points Friday morning.

 

Lampkin became Timberwolves' workhorse

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

The stickers tell the story. Tiberias Lampkin doesn't know how many of the dime-sized Timberwolves logos cover his helmet. If pressed, he can remember why he received each of the stickers the West Oktibbeha County High School football coaches handed out to reward stellar performances.

Forshee accepted big challenge for Bulldogs

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

Playing in the shadow of consensus All-America defensive end Channing Ward last year and with first-team preseason All-State linebacker Justin Lucas this season, it would have been easy for the average high school football fan to overlook Aberdeen High School senior Zay Forshee.

Lowrey, Merchant build winners

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

In five years as coach at West Oktibbeha County High School, Adam Lowrey has built relationships, trust, and a program. God has been his pillar.

 

Heritage saved best for last

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

When Heritage Academy first-year football coach Barrett Donahoe coached his first football game with the Patriots, he had some candid observations.

 

Aberdeen strikes for home state

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

Playing their style throughout the contest, Aberdeen High School basketball got the first and only win for the state of Mississippi through two days of the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Tournament Thursday.

 

Local teams fall in opening round of Travis Outlaw

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even though Christmas Day has come and gone, several area basketball teams were still in the charitable mood Wednesday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Starkville Academy's Huddleston earns player of year honors

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

Tiffany Huddleston doesn't think one is enough.

 

Smith closes book on Joe Horne event, prepares for next year

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

Sammy Smith's cell phone can rest for a little while. After a year's worth of hard work and arranging all of the details for the 16th annual Joe Horne Christmas Invitational, the Columbus High School boys basketball coach took a respite from planning for his program's signature event to enjoy the holiday with his family.

 

Immanuel Christian gearing up for basketball tournament

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

Billy Thomas knows how Sammy Smith feels. For the next day, Thomas will dread each time an unrecognizable number pops up on his cell phone. The Immanuel Christian boys basketball coach knows one of those calls could be a basketball coach calling to tell him his or her team won't be able to make the third annual Immanuel Christian School Christmas Invitational, which kicks off Thursday.

 

Proffitt fitting in with Starkville Academy girls

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

Glenn Schmidt recognized the possibilities. But the veteran Starkville Academy girls basketball coach wanted to talk to rising seniors Tiffany Huddleston and Anna Lea Little to find out what they thought the addition of Maggie Proffitt could mean to the team.

Gartman helps revive tradition at Pickens Academy

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Tradition. When Pickens Academy asked John Gartman to take over as the school's head football coach, Gartman listed tradition as the No. 1 factor in saying yes.

Brown, Steele power Tornadoes

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Pickens County High School junior running back Jermarcus Brown calls his team "one big family." Senior lineman Terrien Steele claims the squad has success because it stays together through the good and the bad times.

 

Local teams will convene at The Hump for Outlaw tournament

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Once the decorations are tucked away and Santa Claus bids farewell, basketball will return to the forefront at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum. A full week of basketball will tip off Wednesday with the second Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump tournament, hosted by Starkville High School. The three-day event will feature three games a day through Friday.

 

Columbus loses finales at Joe Horne

Posted 12/22/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School girls basketball team was overwhelmed from the jump Saturday night at the Joe Horne Christmas Invitational at Columbus High. Wenonah (Ala.) began the game on a 15-2 run and never looked back in a 78-53 victory.

 

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