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West Point gearing up for South Panola game

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The bleachers are ready. The grass has been sprayed and cut. The bleachers are on campus and set to be arranged. The field will be painted Friday.

 

 

Adams confident Lamar County will mature

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- Lamar County High School football coach Ken Adams takes a unique approach when sizing up his 2011 Bulldogs. Adams feels his squad's main strength and weaknesses may go hand in hand.

 

 

Harper hopes Stallions can overcome injuries

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Each week, National Football League head coaches have to file an injury report that lists their players' injuries for that week's game. Fortunately, South Lamar High School football coach Josh Harper doesn't have that job.

 

 

Columbus softball won't be denied against New Hope

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

With the odds reaching their longest Tuesday night, the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team dug down and found a way. Columbus scored three runs in the home half of the seventh inning to rally for a stunning 14-13 victory against New Hope at Lady Falcons Field.

 

 

Heritage Academy volleyball earns first victory

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

Liz Fields and Liz Byrne never could have imagined their construction project would go like this. As volleyball veterans who played the sport in college, Fields and Byrne brought enthusiasm and a love for the game to their initial practices with Heritage Academy's first-year volleyball program.

 

 

Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball defeats Heritage Academy

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

With her team struggling offensively and defensively, Hebron Christian junior pitcher Chloe Tapley took matters into her hands. Tapley struck out seven and allowed five hits to help Hebron Christian hold off Heritage Academy 4-2 in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools fast-pitch softball game Tuesday at Harper-Hutchins Field.

 

 

Starkville volleyball beats Heritage Academy

Posted 8/16/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School volleyball team made its new home feel like its old home Monday night. Playing for the first time at the Starkville SportsPlex, Starkville put an exclamation point on its 2011 home opener, rolling past Heritage Academy 25-21, 25-12, 25-10 on Monday night. The match was the first for the Heritage Academy volleyball program.

 

 

Stanfield has power surge in first two games

Posted 8/16/2011 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield isn't going to let a power surge go to her head. The third baseman also doesn't feel any added pressure to deliver the long ball hitting in the cleanup spot in the batting order.

 

 

Marchant brings up-tempo approach to Sulligent

Posted 8/16/2011 in High School Sports

SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Scott Marchant looks good in blue. After spending the past nine years wearing the cardinal, black, and white of Pickens County High School, Marchant now patrols the sidelines at Sulligent High wearing royal blue.

 

 

Columbus sends message, beats Noxubee County

Posted 8/13/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maybe this is the season Columbus High School becomes part of the playoff conversation in Class 6A football. Columbus sent a message quickly to the Class 4A North Half finalists Noxubee County with a 27-12 victory Saturday in the Fall High School Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Late fumble return for TD lifts New Hope

Posted 8/13/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- As junior defensive end Juan Cedano began to grab the football and rumble 95 yards for a touchdown, every New Hope High School football fan was trying to figure who that was winning the game for their team. After the fumble recovery and touchdown with just 31 seconds left in the contest, the Trojans earned a 7-0 victory in the final game of the Fall High School Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Fair, Myles lead Starkville past McComb

Posted 8/13/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The template is set, and David Fair doesn't care if it means he has to be everywhere to execute it. On Saturday, Fair showed he and his teammates on the Starkville High School defense are up to the challenge.

 

 

Louisville passing attack grounds West Point

Posted 8/13/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The difference in the huddles was noticeable. On one side, a coach told his players they are a "four-quarter team" and encouraged the silent bunch to keep its head up. Down the left sideline, a giddy group of Wildcats couldn't contain themselves as they celebrated.

 

 

Aberdeen blanks Morton at MSU

Posted 8/13/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josh Williams hasn't taken a lot of snaps with the Aberdeen High School varsity football team. But Williams doesn't need to spend a lot off time under center to know size when he sees -- and feels -- it.

 

 

Six area football teams set for jamboree at MSU

Posted 8/12/2011 in High School Sports

It's finally here, and it just so happens it will be played on an even bigger stage. Six area teams will participate today in the second annual New Hope Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

NHHS softball begins quest for 14th state title

Posted 8/12/2011 in High School Sports

It isn't Tabitha Beard's style to sugar coat things, so she isn't going to start this season. Beard grew up in a New Hope High School softball program that prided itself on winning championships. As coach, she has continued that tradition, leading the Lady Trojans' slow-pitch team to its fourth state title in a row (second in Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A), and 13th overall, last season.

 

 

Caledonia volleyball ties for third

Posted 8/6/2011 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- The Caledonia High School volleyball team went 3-1 and tied for third in the two-day Set It Off Challenge that wrapped up Saturday.

 

 

Loague will take over for Cobb at Hamilton

Posted 8/6/2011 in High School Sports

Bryan Loague has faced Hamilton High School enough times in softball to know about the program's tradition. That's why Loague didn't waste any time once he learned slow-pitch assistant coach and fast-pitch coach Jason Cobb was stepping down to take another job outside of the school.

 

Victory Christian senior has renewed faith after a near-fatal wreck

Posted 8/6/2011 in High School Sports

If you look close enough, you can almost see Him in his eyes. Maybe that is wishful thinking. Maybe that is the calming effect Marcus Sims' words have on you as you discuss his fight to regain normalcy.

 

Noxubee County begins preparations for 'Y'all vs. Us'

Posted 8/5/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Scott Parenteau's job is to keep the momentum rolling. Word already is out that the Noxubee County High School football team will play host to Louisville High as part of season three of Cellular South's "Y'all vs. Us" prep football series.

 

 

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