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Lowndes County public school teams in search of victories

Posted 10/5/2012 in High School Sports

Tonight would be an ideal time for the Lowndes County public schools to make a move in their respective football standings.

 

 

Donahoe expects Oak Hill Academy to challenge Heritage Academy

Posted 10/5/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe doesn't want to talk about moral victories or playoff scenarios. The Heritage Academy football coach wants a victory.

 

 

Ridgeland will try to end Starkville's streak in region

Posted 10/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The target in Class 5A, Region 2 remains on the Starkville High School football program.

 

 

Hamilton softball team clinches region title

Posted 10/5/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton High School slow-pitch softball team swept three games last week in Smithville to claim the Monroe County tournament and then hit nine home runs in a doubleheader against New Site on Thursday to clinch the Class 2A, Region 1 championship.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball team's season ends

Posted 10/5/2012 in High School Sports

FLOWOOD -- The Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team lost to East Rankin Academy 15-0 in five innings Wednesday and was eliminated from the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA overall State tournament at Liberty Park.

 

 

West Point looks to build on fast start in region play

Posted 10/3/2012 in High School Sports

While most teams set goals of region and state championships, West Point High School coach Chris Chambless is more modest.

 

 

Aliceville, Lamar County battle in critical region showdown

Posted 10/3/2012 in High School Sports

When neighboring rivals Aliceville High School and Lamar County get together on the football gridiron, the contest will be well-attended and action-packed.

 

Buntings will lead anglers in national title chase

Posted 10/3/2012 in High School Sports

The T-shirts Charlie and Travis Bunting wore Tuesday night reflect their love of fishing isn't just a hobby. Decked out in gear emblazoned with the names of sponsors -- Southern Pro, Power Pole, Cabela's, Ranger, or Vicious Fishing -- that support them, the Buntings are like many of the anglers in Columbus this week for the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters National Championship.

 

West Oktibbeha building for playoffs

Posted 10/3/2012 in High School Sports

Earlier this season, West Oktibbeha County High School received a wake-up call in a one-sided loss to Eupora.

 

 

Focus is at top of list for Noxubee County

Posted 10/3/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The distractions are dizzying. From the banner that hangs on the wall in the weight room celebrating the 2008 state championship team to the memory of a disappointing loss to Amory in the 2011 North State playoffs to the No. 1 ranking in the state's latest Class 4A rankings, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter has plenty ammunition to keep his team focused.

 

 

Williams, West Point eye region crown

Posted 10/1/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School junior running back Aeris Williams understands the importance of playing football for the Green Wave.

 

 

Second-quarter surge lifts Southaven past Columbus

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

For Columbus High School, it was a bad 28 seconds. The Falcons' defense play brilliant football Friday night but two big plays in the final 28 seconds of the first half told the story in a 17-7 loss to Southaven in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 matchup at Falcon Field.

 

 

Starkville overpowers Provine

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Starkville High School football team answered a lot of questions Friday night. One thing the coaches debated was whether the Yellow Jackets could handle a physically demanding football team on the road. After piling up 415 yards, including 317 on the ground, Starkville proved it is capable in a 23-6 victory against Provine in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 game.

 

 

Noxubee County beats Kosciusko, continues shutout streak

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team celebrated Senior Night on Friday with a 29-0 victory against Kosciusko in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A, Region 4 game.

 

 

Heritage Academy falls short on conversion against Magnolia Heights

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- Close. Barrett Donahoe has used that word several times this season to highlight how far he feels the Heritage Academy football program is from competing for championships.

 

 

Leake Central edges Caledonia

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School kicker Josh Kugel is probably too young to realize it, but he has a lot in common with Gerry Thomas and Dan Mowrey.

 

 

West Point keeps rolling in Class 5A, Region 1

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- The West Point High School football has found a return to normalcy in Class 5A, Region 1. The Green Wave rushed for 245 yards and moved to 2-0 in region play Friday night with a 49-14 victory at Hernando.

 

 

Graise, Chambers lead Timberwolves

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN - The West Oktibbeha County High School football team doesn't get smacked in the mouth much, but when it does, it's usually the offense that helps the team overcome adversity. On Friday, it was senior defensive linemen Michael Graise and Johnny Chambers who led the charge in a 46-24 win against Sebastopol High.

 

 

Defense helps Pickens County shut down Aliceville

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- While the Pickens County and Aliceville high school football teams raced up and down the field Friday night, the Tornadoes' defense made the big plays when needed most. The Tornadoes forced three turnovers and remained undefeated with a 35-14 victory against the Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium.

 

 

Magnolia Heights edges Heritage Academy

Posted 9/29/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- The Magnolia Heights football team stopped Parker Dunaway on a conversion run with 2 minutes, 58 seconds left in the game Friday to preserve a 14-13 victory against Heritage Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II, District 1 victory.

 

 

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