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SA boys see season end; girls continue title march

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- With one of his best friends and his squad's leading scorer on the bench with a ice wrap on his left knee, Brandon Sharp tried to carry the Starkville Academy boys basketball team to another game.

 

 

New Hope's magic runs out vs. Yazoo City

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

The magic finally ran out Tuesday night for the New Hope High School boys basketball team. Coming off back-to-back one-point victories en route to a region championship, New Hope suffered through a cold-shooting first quarter and couldn't muster enough defensive stops in a 58-48 loss to Yazoo City in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State tournament in Columbus.

 

 

Johnson, Tigers ready for prep basketball playoffs

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

During the final quarter of a one-side loss to Starkville High School last month, Noxubee County boys basketball coach T.J. Billups did not leave his seat.

 

 

Starkville Academy grabs historic playoff win in soccer

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Football coaches can feverishly study the weather to determine whether it is best for their team to be kicking into the wind or with the wind.

 

 

New Hope knocks off Starkville to reach North State semis

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

On one field, she is the picture of poise -- stoic -- regardless of whether she has just struck out the side or allowed a hit.

 

 

Columbus High advances in North State Class 6A playoffs

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

Postgame hugs were very brief and to the point for Columbus High senior Kiki Patterson Monday night.

 

 

Columbus Jamboree kicks off prep baseball season

Posted 2/17/2013 in High School Sports

With less than a week before the start of the regular season, area baseball coaches were anxious for the their respective teams' first crack at competition.

 

 

Minichino Column: Trojans pick up confidence for stretch run

Posted 2/17/2013 in High School Sports

Friday night was an evening of growth, fight, and response for the New Hope High School basketball teams.

 

 

New Hope wins pair of region crowns

Posted 2/17/2013 in High School Sports

Friday, with his team trailing by a point and less than 10 seconds left in the Class 5A, Region 2 title game, New Hope High School forward Chris Mosley found himself in a familiar situation - with the ball in his hands.

 

 

New Hope plays for region titles tonight

Posted 2/15/2013 in High School Sports

Leave it to a coach not to be satisfied with a 30-point victory.

 

 

Baseball Bulldogs look for better offensive production

Posted 2/15/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Statistics don't lie.

 

 

Latham's 3-pointer saves New Hope

Posted 2/13/2013 in High School Sports

Curtaves Latham is the epitome of a tweener. At a solid 6-foot-1, the New Hope High School junior can go inside and bang with bigger bodies. But, like many post players, Latham likes to stray out to the 3-point line and launch a shot or two.

 

 

Starkville Academy boys complete sweep of Heritage Academy

Posted 2/13/2013 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville Academy Athletic Director Glenn Schmidt said it best when she met her school's boys basketball coach in the hallway at Hillcrest Christian School. After a 56-41 victory in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II tournament Tuesday night, Schmidt wanted Mark Alexander to appreciate the moment.

 

 

Starkville Academy girls begin title defense

Posted 2/13/2013 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt said it's a "pleasure" to coach a veteran team focused on defending three championships. Starkville Academy took the first step in that journey Tuesday night with a 74-18 victory against Lee Academy in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II, Class tournament at Hillcrest Christian School.

 

 

Grenada ends season for Columbus boys

Posted 2/13/2013 in High School Sports

BATESVILLE -- The Columbus High School boys basketball team got exactly the type of game it wanted. In an opening-round matchup at the Class 6A, Region 2 tournament, the Falcons were engrossed in a physical, defensive struggle. So many times this season, Sammy Smith's squad excelled when defense was key and every stop proved critical. On Tuesday, though, Columbus saw its season end with a 46-40 loss to Grenada at the South Panola High.

 

 

Columbus girls will play for region title

Posted 2/13/2013 in High School Sports

BATESVILLE -- Columbus High School girls basketball coach Yvonne Hairston knew the pressure of the moment was getting to her squad. Hairston never panicked, though, because she believed her troops would persevere and come through in the end. After first-half struggles, Columbus pulled away to a 60-41 victory against Grenada in an opening-round game of the Class 6A, Region 2 tournament at South Panola High.

 

 

Sanders, Calmes ready to go for NHHS

Posted 2/12/2013 in High School Sports

"Painful." That's the easiest and fastest way for D.J. Sanders and Moesha Calmes to describe their collision Jan. 18 in a game at West Point High School. But as much as the New Hope High juniors can look back on the incident and smile because they are feeling like themselves, they admit it was an experience they never saw coming or want to experience again.

 

 

Columbus powerlifters qualify for North State meet

Posted 2/12/2013 in High School Sports

Brandon Brown has seen a lot of progress in seven seasons at Columbus High School. Now that he is moving on, Brown can look to the Columbus High powerlifting team's most recent meet and know he has played a part in the program's move into the upper echelon of Class 6A. That success also has played a key role in the ability of the school's football team to compete in one of the state's toughest regions and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

 

 

New Hope basketball squads sweep Caledonia

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

There are a lot of ways to honor seniors in their final regular-season home games.

 

 

Myles leads latest Jackets' signing class

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles was part of a recruiting battle like many other talented seniors. However, Myles' recruitment didn't end with any drama Wednesday morning, as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I football at Mississippi State University.

 

 

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