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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.

 

 

Lowndes County teams face key games

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team will have a chance to test its character tonight. At 4-1 and 1-0 in Class 6A, Region 1, Columbus has the same record it had at this point in the season in 2011. A year ago, Columbus trailed Southaven 14-7 early in the fourth quarter before mistakes cost it and turned a close game into a 35-7 defeat.

 

 

Fair's desire to play inspires Starkville

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A couple of weeks ago, Starkville High School senior linebacker David Fair walked into his Jamie Mitchell's office for what was thought to be a season-ending meeting.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball to build on experience

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

Macy Walters knows how far the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball program has come. Walters was with the team last season when it only won a handful of games. She was back on the diamond in July to prepare for another season and was curious to see how the team would do given the field wasn't packed with players.

 

 

Former Aberdeen coach Moore to face Bulldogs tonight

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- In 1992, Lynn Moore resigned as Aberdeen High School's head football coach to take over at Louisville High.

 

 

West Point looks for 2-0 start in region play

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

West Point High School returned to its football comfort zone this week with a return to play inside Class 5A, Region 1.

 

 

West Oktibbeha continues offensive explosion

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

West Oktibbeha County High School is setting its sights on a legitimate run at the Class 1A, Region 3 football championship this season.

 

Heritage Academy set for 'playoff' game Friday

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe doesn't buy the notion of "good losses." But the Heritage Academy football coach came as close as any coach could to experiencing one of them Friday night in a 41-35 loss to Jackson Academy.

 

New Hope softball trying to find consistency at plate

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is still striving for consistency at the plate. It's the kind of top-to-bottom production that will keep New Hope coach Tabitha Beard from yelling "Don't reach" to her hitters and will prevent her from putting her hands on her head to mask her frustration.

 

 

Noxubee County gearing up for district opener

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Desire, discipline, and dedication. Those are the things Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter is looking for from his players as the program enters the second part of its 2012 season. So far, the Tigers have put those three things to use.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball takes next step

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Gary Harris wasn't sure how his players were going to respond. Following a loss to Washington School in its opening game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament, the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach challenged his players by telling them they were so close to getting to the overall state tournament. All Heritage Academy needed to do was find a way to regroup and defeat Jackson Academy and win one more game.

 

 

WINNING IN POSTSEASON: Heritage Academy places third at north state

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Things keep getting better for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.

 

 

PREP PLAYER OF WEEK: Conner beginning to spread wings with Falcons

Posted 9/24/2012 in High School Sports

Kendrick Conner didn't have time to be scared.

 

 

Defense answers call for West Point

Posted 9/24/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Freddie Reed and Ed Brown wanted to make a statement. After 24 minutes, the West Point High School football team's defense was less than satisfied with its effort Friday night against Lake Cormorant.

 

 

Columbus shuts out Tupelo in region opener

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

TUPELO -- Columbus High School junior quarterback Trace Lee likes to spread the ball around to as many receivers as possible. However, senior wide receiver Dalon Moore has an advantage on most plays.

 

 

Starkville rolls past Lanier

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell quickly felt sorry for his opponent standing on the opposite sideline Friday night. The Yellow Jackets third-year coach realized early on Lanier High was going to be overmatched in every phase of the game, so he did the best he could to lessen the blow in a 48-0 victory at Newell Field.

 

 

Trick plays lift Saltillo past New Hope

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

Sometimes in a tight ballgame a coach will dig deep into the playbook and pull out some trick plays. That's what Saltillo High School football coach Pat Byrd did Friday night against New Hope. With the game tied at the start of the fourth quarter, the Tigers converted a pair of trick plays for touchdowns to turn a close game into a 42-22 victory.

 

 

Heritage Academy takes steps in loss to Jackson Academy

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Heritage Academy football coach Barrett Donahoe believes his team is finally turning the corner.

 

 

Mistakes cost Starkville Academy in loss to Jackson Prep

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Against the top team in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, the Starkville Academy football team had to play a flawless game.

 

 

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